Review: The Curated Closet

Curated Closet

The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees

A simple system for discovering your personal style and building your dream wardrobe

This book starts from the assumption that you look in your closet and think, “I have nothing to wear.” This will likely resonate with many readers and the author encourages us to rethink how we choose the clothing we buy. Much like the Kon-Mari method, we are directed to only add/own items that we “love 100 percent.” Folks who are looking for A Project (including paperwork) will find their needs met here – Rees suggests taking a photo of every outfit you wear for a two week period and then answer a series of several dozen questions leading to the formulation of goals. There are many other activities recommended throughout the process of determining one’s personal style and what is important to have in the corresponding wardrobe. Provided that one has a budget for clothing that allows for purchasing quality (read: not cheap) pieces and the time to search them out (along with doing all the activities), this method appears to have thought through all the possibilities. A few references are made to women of different shapes, but disappointingly all the models pictured appear to be tall and rail thin.

full disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Blogging for Books


a little wardrobe prettiness

So I saw this super cute wardrobe rack from Ninabella9 on one of Jane aka maidensuit‘s videos, and I thought it would be a perfect prop for my Blythe sweater and dress photos. It was super affordable and I am really pleased with the quality.

It arrived flat-packed:

Doll wood clothing rack and hangers by NinaBella9 #blythe

and was super easy to construct. The pieces just fit together, and that’s it! There was maybe a little schmutz on the wood in spots, so I gave it all a quick wipe down with some Murphy’s Wood Oil Soap. I also ordered some cute hangers to go with it:

Doll wood clothing rack and hangers by NinaBella9 #blythe

Here it is all together and with a random assortment of items displayed on it:

Doll wood clothing rack and hangers by NinaBella9 #blythe

How cute! I will definitely be using it to showcase sweaters and dresses as I continue to make them.