If you don’t know Erin yet, it’s time you got to know her, because you will LOVE her.
She’s mama to 2 precious boys, she loves Jesus, and she and her hubby just built and moved into a beautiful new house!
If you want to get to know her a bit, click HERE to read a short and sweet post she just wrote about Motherhood that I know all of us mamas can identify with.
Or, if you are planning on going to Disney World soon, click HERE because their family just returned from Disney!
She also wrote a post about creating white space HERE.
You will want to make sure you are following her on facebook HERE.
and on ig HERE.
So, I know you’re wondering what Closet Confessions is going to be all about!
Well, once a month I’m going to have a blogger over here to show us her closet and answer some questions not only about her closet, but also the stuff in it!
But that is neither here nor there.
Before we get started with Erin’s closet, if you are a regular reader over here you all know the most recent item I added to my closet is THIS pair of Michael Kors moccasins. I big fat puffy heart them.
If you missed Friday’s post, you need to make sure you click HERE to get the skinny on PERFECT spring shoes (I highlighted 4 different types of shoes that are PERFECT for Spring!).
Below is just one of the ways I styled my new shoes!
Again, click HERE for the full post on spring shoes!
Hey, y’all! I’m so excited to be kicking off Sheaffer’s Closet
We spent all of 2013 building our home, and we finally
moved in on December 6.
Before we moved, I had a major closet purge. We were living with my husband’s grandmother and we shared a very small closet. I found that I could only see 5-10 items at a time and I wasn’t wearing nearly as many of my clothes as I should. So I got rid of a lot of things that I wasn’t wearing and just didn’t like anymore.
It felt great to move into our new house with a more “efficient” wardrobe.
My husband and I share a closet in the new house. The closet has a window that faces the front of our house, and I love all the natural light we get in there. We did professional built-ins in the closet, and one side is Todd’s and one side is mine.
At first, I was worried that by sharing, we’d still be crunched for space, but it has been great!
My dresses and coats all hang in a big space on “his side” but everything else of mine is on my side. The built-ins have been great for jewelry and frequently worn shoes. We also have a tall chest of drawers in the closet for my swimsuits, socks, and underwear.
Q: What is the one item in your closet that you feel like you have to actually stop yourself from wearing? You know, the item that you have to think, did I already wear this this week?
A: I love this black jacket/rain jacket that I got from Just The Thing here in Columbia, South Carolina. It has a hood and a nice fitted waist, but it’s still casual. But I can easily dress it up because it’s black. Now I want this jacket in every color! I love all the gold hardware on it. It’s so easy to throw on as an outfit that I want to wear it every day of the week.
Show us your most recent purchase!
I love my new Lilly Pulitzer Captiva Tunic. I know I’ll wear it with white jeans in the spring and wear it as a cover up this summer. The colors are my favorite!
Show us one of the oldest items in your closet.
I got this Diane Von Furstenberg dress in 2005 right after I got my first job out of graduate school. I will never ever get rid of this timeless wrap dress.
Show us the most embarrassing item in your closet.
So, it’s not really all that embarrassing because I don’t actually wear it, but it is very ridiculous! I’m not sure why this was ever in my closet, but I can remember it being in our guest room closet growing up. And I wore it in grad school to a Halloween party. I dressed as an 80s prom queen and made this sash (that I kept) and wore a crown and fish net gloves. It was all very “Madonna.” It just makes me laugh, so I can’t get rid of it!
Show us your most prized possession in your closet.
This hat is from Yvonne Lefleur in New Orleans. My mom has always taken me into Yvonne Lefleur’s shop and I always admired the beautiful, one-of-a-kind hats. When I moved to South Carolina, I went to my first steeple chase and needed a hat. So I called Yvonne Lefleur. This is another one of those items that I will never ever get rid of. Isn’t it fun?
Other favorites are the dresses that I bought for my wedding showers, rehearsal dinner, and bridesmaids luncheon. I may never be a size 4 again, but I will always keep these dresses because they represent such a special time. (My wedding dress is preserved and in a big box in storage.)
What are your top 3-5 style staples?
The Lilly Pulitzer Elsa top is my favorite. I have it in several erent colors and patterns. It is universally flattering and so easy to dress up or dress down. I also love the J.Crew Jackie Cardigan. Such a classic! I have way too many of them. Another favorite that I buy in every color is the Splendid Always Shirting tunic. (I love tunics!) It’s so comfortable and has such a great shape!
Q: Is there a trend hanging in your closet that you participated in that you totally regret?
A: definitely had some, but since the purge, I’m happy to say I wear everything in my closet… except for that 80s prom dress and some of my sentimental wedding shower dresses.
Favorite pair of shoes.
My most comfortable shoes are flats. I’m 5’8″ and love a great flat. I love my Tieks (that my friend Nina convinced me to get!) and my Tory Burch Revas and Carolines.
*IN HONOR OF ERIN’S LOVE FOR TEIKS, MAKE SURE YOU SEE THE GIVEAWAY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST!
Any closet organization tips you would like to share?
1. Clean out your closet. Get rid of the things you don’t like and don’t wear.
2. I have my closet organized by color. It makes it easy to find things.
3. I separate long sleeves from short sleeves
4. I have some really fun Scout by Bungalow Mighta Bin storage boxes that are perfect for accessories, flip flops, scarves, and other small things that tend to collect in closets.
5. I save shoe boxes. I like to store my shoes in their boxes and it makes it easiest for me to keep my closet tidy.
What is the item your hubby wears that you love him in the most?
I love him in this cotton/linen blend Vineyard Vines shirt.
It is my favorite! It’s casual and soft and he looks so easy and relaxed in it.
Thanks for stopping by my closet!
Several of the things in your closet remind me of things in mine.
Like you seem to love your black jacket just as much as I love my military jacket.
(If you want to see my Military Jacket 101 post, click HERE.)
And your Splendid shirts remind me of my MUST HAVE shirt (click HERE and order 1 size down),
I do want to be very clear about something.
I want your closet. Now.
But until I can have a closet as nice as yours, maybe I will just move in to your closet.
And since I’m going to be living there (hope you don’t mind), I am probably going to borrow that FABULOUS DVF wrap dress and you might see me trying to sneak your Tory Burch’s out of your closet. I don’t have any, but I’ve wanted a pair for so long! I think THIS cognac pair would be such a nice timeless pair to add to my closet, but THIS bright pink would be so much fun!
In fact, you probably need them Erin!
Look at this precious outfit I put together! with your favorite shirt, a pair of earrings I saw in pictures above, and a couple of more items!
Exact Shirt HERE
White Jeans HERE
(I ordered these white jeans for myself on Saturday! Fingers crossed I love them!)
Stella and Dot Earrings HERE
I saw you already have these Erin! I have them too and they are definitely one of my GO TO pairs of earrings! They brighten up outfits so easily!
Tory Burch flats HERE
Sequin bracelets HERE
I mean! HOW DARLING is that outfit!?!
And before you go today, I thought I would highlight some
President’s Day Sales you might want to take advantage of!!!
I SCOURED hundreds and hundreds of items from the Nordstrom Sale (click HERE for the entire sale) and these are some of my favorites:
a) ALL Hanky Panky on sale HERE
After being introduced to Hanky Panky last year, I try to buy at least one pair every time they are on sale now! Slowly but surely I want to change all my undies to Hanky Panky!
b) black blazer HERE
c) funnel neck pullover HERE
d) ALL Zella on sale HERE
There are some really great Zella items on sale!
e) vince camuto bag HERE
f) roll up khaki’s HERE (same pants in a dark grey HERE)
I know a lot of you can’t wear jeans everyday, so this is a GREAT pair of rolled up khakis that are absolutely perfect for Spring!
g) sequin cutout hinged bangle HERE
h) kate spade earrings HEREi) spike bracelet HERE
And don’t forget that all TOMS are on sale at Nordstrom
thru 2/17! So, today is your last chance! Don’t miss out!
LOFT also has a President’s Day Sale going on!
It’s 50% off a large amount of selected merchandise (click HERE) with the code PRESDAY.
2 in 1 softened shirt HERE
lou and grey striped shirt HERE
lace front tee HERE
tailored skinny pants HERE
Click HERE to shop the GAP sale!
Soooooooooooo many items are 40% off, and then an additional 20% off with the code TREAT!
I stocked up lots of spring staples for my little guy!!!
Thanks again Erin!!!!!
Now, all that’s left to do is enter the contest for the $100 TIEKS gift card!