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Sunday, 6 April 2014

A dressing room changed my life.



I read a  mad fact on ivillage today (for those of you who haven’t yet discovered, this mid-90s, gravitas of a meeting point, is a wonderful website for women - bit of gossip and a lot of lifestyle advice/stimulation.  Coupled with the Huffington Post, we need never buy actual magazines again – although I still do, and assume that one day toddler-daughter will enjoy either cutting out for ‘art’ or giggling at the fashion; in anticipation, my Red subscription will not go unread.  Sofa. Horizontal. Glossy magazine so big it’s practically uncontrollable). 

I digress.

According to an ivillage article, we try on A Lot of clothes in dressing rooms over our lifetime.  Not normally, I scoffed, I like to take clothes home and see what works with my existing apparel.  Except last week fate intervened, and I found myself in a closet; there was a Brand Sale on in the House and I had half an hour to spare. 

I instantly fell in love with a hat stand, could only imagine it in my office-play-spare room.  In accordance with advice in a declutter article in May's Red, joy was sparked.  Regardless of what Mr S15 thought, I had to have. 

And yesterday, dear Readers, I was finally motivated to do a spot of DIY (Bank Holiday season is almost upon us).
Emma Jordan 2014 (c)
I had Amazon’d one on the bus home, bought it before my destination (my sofa) it arrived this week, and I put it up yesterday.  It takes me longer to unpack after a mini-break.

Oh, but this is no ordinary stand.   

No, this is a Bag Stand, the piece of furniture that was missing in my life and the centrifugal force around which the rest of the room remains tidy and organised.  This is the beacon in the room, displaying my obsession for years, offering inspiration, even a practical solution for somewhere to hang my daily handbag (which changes daily); my very own 3D Pinterest.  


Plus, I’ll be able to beautifully display items that I’m about to ebay AND choose outfits and accessories.


The Hat Stand is the light I measure the rest of the room with.   This room is no longer my holding pen of ‘don’t know where else to put that’ items (the on-sale possible birthday/Christmas present buys, the cardigan I have just removed, the massive pile of receipts I will sort one day, and tissues (lots and lots of tissues)).  The Family's attempt to put anything other than remotely tied to the room, in the room, face very withering looks. 

Emma Jordan 2014 (c)

So, I'm off to tinker with my beautiful bags and create a mood board of a display.  

What keeps your rooms stylish? 


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