Hello, bag lovers!

If you carry a bag on an everyday basis, you will quickly notice that your bag can often double as a black hole into a foreign vortex where all your necessities will be lost!

We do not want that.

Ladies and fabulous others,

If your bag looks like this….

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I’m here to help you with this hot mess.

This is what we want:

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So, first we need to CONFORM and CONJOIN.

Conform to the fact that A) Your bag is a mess – and, B) No, you don’t have a system.

Let’s begin.

Conjoin items by group and place them into smaller pochettes or things of the liking.

Put your makeup into a makeup bag, put your business cards into a business card holder… and so fourth.

You ideally want to make no more then four groups so that each section is clearly visible.

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Another idea, if you would like something a bit sturdier – is to use an eyewear case for items, just as illustrated here:

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Do not overstuff your sections as that will turn out to be counter productive.

No one wants to be the girl who can’t find her debit card and takes ten minutes to pay at Starbucks!

If you need something really easy, I suggest buying a clear pouch so that all of your items are clearly visible and that you know what you are fishing for:

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I highly recommend shopping for pochettes at Truffle! Click here to visit their website.

Turns out the trinkets that envelope the checkout line at Forever 21 have a use after all!

After this, all you have to do is MAINTAIN!

Let’s not treat this as that unrealistic diet we tried for twenty two hours. Maintain Maintain Maintain.

Here’s to a clean bag and a speedy find!

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TaTa

Nicholas

 

 

Get some custom built ins

Get some custom built ins

More storage

More storage

Balance a neutral palette with blues

Balance a neutral palette with blues

Add more light

Add more light

 

 

 

While in Paris in September, I helped my friend, Brenda with her shop windows. Cameleon is an eclectic mix of curious items from all over:

French novels

French novels

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vintage jewelry

 

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Green on Green

 

 

Hello, Style Fiends!

I would like to wish everybody a happy equinox! Today is the first official day of autumn in our neck of the woods – and I am so ready to start seeing my favorite color, on everything from trees, bags to rooms! It’s ORANGE season.

Many people may hesitate to sport the color orange with their outfit for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s too bold of a color for you, or the thought of having to go through your entire closet finding something to match it is intimidating you.. Let’s stop there!

I am going to show you where you can add some orange in your life!

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UNDERSTANDING ORANGE AND HOW TO WORK WITH IT: 

Let’s Start with a basic color wheel:

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Across from ORANGE we have BLUE – So that’s safe. Let’s explore other color options I love mixing orange with:

 

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Now that we know what colors we can play with, let’s see where we can introduce orange.

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ORANGE IN FASHION: 

1) Here is a look I built for a casual day running around the city:

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Featured Orange Items:

KELLY ENVELOPE by BCBGMAXAZRIA | $108.00 USD

ROSHE RUN MESH SNEAKER by NIKE | $85.00 USD

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2) Here is a look I built for a fun night out:

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Featured Orange Items:

 CAMOUFLAGE PRINT STUDDED SHOULDER BAG by VALENTINO | $2,000.00 USD

BUBBLY SHOES by JENNIFER CHOU | $119.95 USD

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ORANGE IN YOUR HOME: 

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Wallpaper is great way to have orange. This rich vibrant hue will make an excellent accent wall – for larger spaces, feel free to paint the whole room.

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This Orange Laquer Block Cocktail Table by Jonathan Adler is just amazing! It’s like one of those lovely Alexandra Von Furstenburg acrylic accessory’s – only bigger and brighter! | $999.00 USD

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APARTMENT 48 x ORANGE: 

Here are my favorite orange products that you can simply put atop a surface this season:

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ORANGE MADRID TRAY | www.apartment48.com -> Decor | $100.00 USD

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FES TRAY | www.apartment48.com -> Decor | $48.00 USD

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Wishing you an AMAZING AUTUMN!!

Good vibes your way, always.

xoxo

Nicholas Moteka

 

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