3 Simple Steps To Declutter Your Closet

Yes it’s possible! You can smile every time you open your closet.




 

It’s the time of the year when we all want to declutter.  Clutter just brings about stress and it takes up our valuable time.  Disorganization can become extremely frustrating and living in a cluttered environment can cloud the mind. It’s time to take control of your closet. That’s right! You can do it!  Here are 3 simple steps to declutter your closet no matter what size it is:

 

1. Get to the root of your biggest closet obstacle. 

 

Ask yourself the question what drives me crazy when I step into or open my closet? Is your closet so full that  you can hardly open and close the door?  It could be that you need to change your hangers so that they are thinner or uniform. With uniform hangers your clothes will all hang at the same length and be spaced evenly, creating a clean and organized look.  Maybe you have a mountain of shoes that seem to take over the front of your closet. Something as simple as facing your shoes in opposite direction of one another can save you a couple of inches. Don’t forget you can take advantage of your vertical space.  You can easily hang an over the door shoe rack over your door which leaves extra space on your closet floor. You have more space than you think! What’s the real problem?

 

2. Take it all out! Purge, purge, purge!

 

That’s right you can do it! It’s time to sort.  Pull it all out of the closet and sort through every piece of clothing that you own.  Get three 3×5 cards and label one donate, trash and keep. As you are sorting through the clothes separate them into the appropriate labeled pile. Don’t let sentimentality distract you from your mission. Remember you are headed towards a simple and streamlined closet. No more “It will come around again” , when it does you most likely will be a different person. So go ahead and let it go! Trust me, you will be so proud of yourself!

 

3.  Separate your clothes into categories.

 

Placing “likes with likes” to take stock of your inventory. Use garment organizers to separate your clothes into categories that work for you for example the type of item, occasions, seasons, etc.  Put all pants together, all tops together, all dresses together, and then place them all in order of color, light to dark. Store your most-used items at eye level, less-used items below, and least-used items up high. Designate a place for everything in your closet. Shirts in one place, pants in another, and so on.  This brings a sense of order, creates less stress and will save you a ton of time.

 

** How do you declutter your closet?  We want to know, leave a comment:

 

 

Tracey Evelyn is an image consultant, wardrobe stylist and beauty expert that helps emerging women to reinvent themselves and to help them make a statement without saying a word.
Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com
Twitter: @TraceyEvelyninc
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How To Look Pulled Together In Minutes

 

There are some women who seem to look gorgeous and effortlessly put together every time you see them.   In the meantime some of us  barely have time to brush our teeth!   Looking pulled together does not have to require a lot of effort. We don’t have to spend an hour in front of the mirror piling on the makeup and spending our entire paycheck on a new wardrobe.  Trust me, it doesn’t have to cost you a million dollars or take up too much of your precious time to look effortlessly chic.  Here are a few simple tips that make you look pulled together in an instant:
 
 
A Blazer
 
A blazer is a modern twist on an ageless classic, which is ideal with jeans or over a (LBD ) little black dress.  A blazer will allow you to dress up your casual and keep you breeze free at the same time.  It will give you a finished look. If worn properly it can create a strong shoulder and a small waist.  A blazer will help an outfit go from casual to pulled together.

 
 
Statement jewelry
 
A statement piece can balance a plain or basic wardrobe.  You can also wear a statement piece with a more casual outfit. The glory of statement jewelry is that it only takes one piece to make your whole outfit stand out. Eye catching pieces should be allowed to stand out therefore try not to over-crowd your look by wearing bold pieces close together.  The key is to keep it simple and work your outfit around one big eye-catching piece. Big accessories are best worn with simple clothing pieces. Try not to pull the attention away from your bold jewelry.

 
 
A comfortable heel
 
Medium to high heels don’t have to hurt!  Believe it or not you can find heels that have both comfort and style.  The key is to find out which heel is best for your foot. 

 
A bold lip
 
After you find the perfect shade of red that suits your face, it becomes your secret weapon to looking great in under a minute.  A bold lip shows that you are not afraid to be bad .  It’s the easiest way to update a simple look.  The  key to wearing  a show stopping shade during the day is to go light on the rest of your makeup to throw the attention on your mouth.  Besides, it’s oh so feminine.

 

** How do you look pulled together in minutes?  We want to know….Leave a comment:

 





** How do you rip your jeans?  We want to know….Leave a comment:

 

 

 

 

Tracey Evelyn is an image consultant, wardrobe stylist and beauty expert that helps emerging women to reinvent themselves and to help them make a statement without saying a word.
Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com
Twitter: @TraceyEvelyninc
Facebook: Facebook.com/TraceyEvelyn

How To Make Your Own Simply Chic Ripped Jeans


 

There is something special about a pair of ripped jeans.  Each pair tells it’s own story.  They are kinda is like wearing artwork and who wouldn’t want their own Picasso.  When they are visibly aged and worn but still functional then they truly are exceptionally chic.  Ripped jeans are super cool and never go out of fashion.  Learning to make your own ripped jeans is so incredibly  simple and fashionable. By making your own you have control over where the rips will be. Yes, they add a chicness to just about any outfit. Let me give you a heads up, once you get started you may become addicted.
 
Here is what you need:
 
Start off with a pair of old jeans

Scissors or a seam ripper

Tweezers

Chalk

Safety or Straight pins
 
* Be sure to have all your supplies at your fingertips:

 

1. Put the jeans on walk around, bend and sit in a chair so that you know that the holes will be exactly where you want them. Be sure to take advantage of  your full length mirror.

 

2. Use the chalk to mark where you want the rips to be.

 

3. Use your scissors to make small slits then use your hands to rip them as marked. The hand ripping will give a more natural look.

 

4. Use a straight pin or safety pin to pull a couple of threads apart until you are able to pull the vertical threads with tweezers.

 

5. Use a tweezer to fray the threads.





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Tracey Evelyn is an image consultant, wardrobe stylist and beauty expert that helps emerging women to reinvent themselves and to help them make a statement without saying a word.
Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com
Twitter: @TraceyEvelyninc
Facebook: Facebook.com/TraceyEvelyn

I Bet You Thought You Where Done With Ruffles


You probably thought you where done with ruffles the moment your mother stopped dressing you. Well guess what trend has resurfaced and is making a statement no matter what age you are? This spring and summer get a little radical with ruffles. You will see a modern take on ruffles that is actually uplifting. There is something about the flow of a ruffle that makes you look and feel super girlie and somewhat sophisticated all at once. Perfect for your rooftop shing ding or a casual off duty look.

 

 Ruffled Off The Shoulder Top

 

 

 

 

High Neck Ruffle Embroidered Shirt

 

 

 

Cold Shoulder Ruffle Jumpsuit

 

** How will you be wearing your ruffles this  spring and summer? We want to know….Leave a comment

 



 

Tracey Evelyn is an image consultant, wardrobe stylist and beauty expert that helps emerging women to reinvent themselves and to help them make a statement without saying a word.
Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com
Twitter: @TraceyEvelyninc
Facebook: Facebook.com/TraceyEvelyn

Pink, Pumps & Pearls- Empowering Women

 

 

What is most important to most in life? The answer will change throughout life but, one of the top  answers is how we feel about one’s self.   Empowerment  is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.  Education and empowerment can modify women’s beliefs about her health and future.  It represents how we have the opportunity to gain a sense of control.  That’s why we are so excited about what the Health Empowerment Network is bringing to the community and women. We got the opportunity to talk to Dr. Shatfeah Morrison about the Health Empowerment Network, their mission and how Pink, Pumps and Pearls plans to empower women.  I couldn’t wait to see what Pink, Pumps and Pearls is all about:

 

Tracey- I love the name!  Can you tell us what Pink, Pumps and Pearls is about?

Stafeah:

The parable of the Pearl is one of Jesus’ parables. The kingdom of Heaven is likened to a merchant man, seeking Godly pearls: Who, when he found one pearl of great price he went and sold all they he had, and bought it. A pearl is a fine and valuable treasure needing no polishing or cutting by man. It comes to us illustrious and complete, created by God through nature; so it is with Mother’s,

In honor of Mother’s across South Florida and beyond, we a hoping to provide a breast health awareness event that will last long beyond Mother’s Day. It is our goal to educate and empower women to become more health conscious, focusing on prevention.

Tracey- How did the idea come about?

Shafeah:

We wanted to present an important initiative and partner with local organizations to educate the general public on prevention and screening.

Tracey- What is the mission of the Health Empowerment Network?

Shafeah:

The mission of the Community Health and Empowerment Network is to partner with the community and provide resources and education in the Miami-Dade and Broward counties. We are working to provide charitable empowerment, health education/awareness and preventative services to underserved populations, hoping to reduce and bridge gaps in health disparities.

Tracey- In what ways can feeling empowered affect a woman’s personal view of herself or her visual brand?Shafeah:

Empowered women seek to understand. They are able to empower others to be educated regarding their health, from a physical, mental, spiritual and emotional standpoint. An empowered woman looks to identify her individual, holistic care.  

Tracey- In today’s fast paced society how important are words of affirmation to you?

Shafeah:

I’m in the business of changing lives, one woman at a time. That affirms and drives my passion.

Tracey- Why did the Health Empowerment Network decide to celebrate mothers?

Shafeah:

We love Mom’s:). We are also presenting awards to moms at this very special event, taking place on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. The awards are categorical, from the community service mom award to the Entrepreneurial mom award.  It was an appropriate population to honor for this time of year.

Tracey- Where do you see Health Empowerment Network in the future?

Shafeah:

National Offices; bridging the wellness gap.

Tracey- How can people find out more about the Pink, Pumps & Pearls Event?

Shafeah:

 

Visit our website http://www.healthempowermentnetwork.org/upcoming-events

You can also purchase tickets for this event at: pppmothersdaybrunch.eventbrite.com

We are also looking for individuals who would like to sponsor a deserving mom (single or widow). Check out our website or facebook page:

www.facebook.com/CHENTheNetwork/





 

Tracey Evelyn is an image consultant, wardrobe stylist and beauty expert that helps emerging women to reinvent themselves and to help them make a statement without saying a word.
Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com
Twitter: @TraceyEvelyninc
Facebook: Facebook.com/TraceyEvelyn