A New Year and a new closet!

First let me tell you – if you did as I did and ordered in J.Crew‘s sale at the weekend, call them and ask them to apply the new 30% off sale prices STYLE2013 code to your order – they just did for me and have credited me $50 – brilliant customer service I have to say.

Another couple of sale purchases were made last night (trying to get it done before the New Year’s resolution etc…).  As MM was watching football I was surfing Nordstrom’s shoe sale.  It started with a want/need/itch – call it what you want – for some black and white ballet flats for the Spring to wear with my new J.Crew cafe capris.  Not willing to pay Chanel type prices but wanting a Chanel type shoe I thought Nordstrom would be the place to start.  Low and behold I found these beauties – the Vince Camuto Fawna.  Unfortunately, at 50% off I also thought I’d save more i.e. spend more, and I ordered the pink and caramel versions too!  They’re also available in the sale on the Vince Camuto site if you are in the US.


So the Christmas tree is down today and the house is looking relatively normal again.  I have to say the Christmas present I am loving more and more each day is our new closet.  I am so thrilled we got it finished before the Holidays.  Each time I walk in there I feel giddy.  Everything is put away neatly, all within reach, and the best bit is we built it all ourselves – such a sense of accomplishment!  So as promised here are some photos of our new IKEA Pax closet – the steps are necessary for me to reach to top – we are using every inch of the room – and don’t worry MM has some space at the other end of the closet!

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Not much going on today – I nipped out to Trader Joe’s for some more Cava and Prosecco for tonight.  MM and I aren’t huge fans of New Year’s Eve – we always used to call it amateur night.  We’re much happier sitting in with a Chinese takeaway, some fizzy wine and Carson and Ryan on the t.v. – I am so ready for 2013 to start.  2012 has been an amazing year – and I am expecting great things from 2013.  We’re planning a year of travel and trips – no money on the house this year!  I hope 2013 brings you all health, wealth and happiness – and THANK YOU for being here – for reading, being interested and leaving comments and sending emails – it means more than you can possibly imagine.

So here’s the last outfit of 2012 – some sparkles and fur.  MM wanted to know where I was going clubbing when I nipped out to the shops:)  It’s time for the Target fur (reduced to $35 online), worn over a Zara t-shirt layered with an old, but favorite Diesel sequin t-shirt.  The jeans are Hudson Collins and the boots are the Isabel Marant Dickers.  HAPPY NEW YEAR! xx

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8 thoughts on “A New Year and a new closet!

  1. Martha Merrill Wills

    J. Crew does have the best customer service! I bought a pair of $11.00, 9″ chinos in pink the other day that are on their way.

    I recently bought the Alice Ritter star top at Gap, too, that I noticed had gone down in price the next day. I called them and they gave me the difference right over the phone! Love that!

    So … you’re closet is gorgeous! I know it was hard work to put it together, but so worth it.

    Happy New Year, Joanna!

  2. tcro

    Your wardrobe is amazing Joanna! I cannot wait to get into our new house this year because I’m going to have a fabulous wardrobe too. I’m on a spending ban too, how long it will last is anyone’s guess.

  3. Iona

    happy new year to you!I love your blog here in Wales!!look forward to read more in the new year,I have also recently built my Ikea wardrobes to cater for my ever increasing clothes mountain!
    regards from a very soggy Wales!
    Iona x

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      It’s certainly a feat to complete isn’t it? I’m really happy with ours though and I love the fact I can add to it or rearrange the format if needed…it’s been pretty soggy here too but blue skies today! Happy New Year xx

  4. Sue

    Oh my goodness – I would love to have this space instead of my boxes which I stash away in the top spare bedroom. I would love some shelves – I am desperately missing shelves and consequently I hang all my jumpers which I know is a big no no but they have fared okay so far. I have to say, you are fair rocking for someone just nipping out to the shops – never heard of joggy bots? Happy 2013 Joanna!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      It was New Years Eve – I had to put a bit of bling on:) I know very well about joggy bots – and spent a lot of my respite from blogging wearing them:) Here’s to a fabulous 2013! xx


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