Bonobos Menswear*

So… My first brand collaboration… Not exactly what I expected, but I’ll go with the flow. Recently Bonobos, a men’s apparel brand contacted me and asked me to do a Summer Style post working around their newest collection of suits. At first I was hesitant, because this is primarily a girl’s blog, me being a girl and all, but I was so excited to finally get to work with a brand I agreed.

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I wasn’t quite sure what to do for this post, but I do love the Spangled brand, so I know I had to incorporate something from their collection in here too.  I present to you the “his and hers summer collection” featuring some jewelry from Tory Burch

How to Find the Perfect Fit

  • The shoulders should fit snuggly but not be too tight
  • If the shoulders fit anything else can be fixed
  • Cup the bottom of the suit with your arms at your side
  • Have a 1/4 of an inch of your shirt cuff showing

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-XO Style Stalker

10 Creative Things to Do With Extra or Unwanted Hangers You Never Would Have Thought Of

I know it may seem crazy you can have too many hangers and not enough clothes, because that rarely happens to me.  In fact, quite often it is the other way around, where I have too many clothes and not enough hangers or room in my closet.

But because there are some people who only buy the necessary, there might be a lot of extra plastic, wire, or maybe even for the luxurious fabric covered wire in your closet.  And since I’m always looking for DIYs, I thought I’d show you a few of the uses I’ve found for spare hangers.

1. Display Your Favorite Magazines

I know I have magazines I’ve love to have hanging in my room or maybe even in my closet.  This is especially helpful if you leave them open to your favorite outfit or makeup tutorials for when you just don’t have ANYTHING to wear (even when you most definitely do) for easy access and instant inspiration.

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Courtesy of myidealhome on Tumblr

2. Make a Scarf Display

I know they make hangers just for this, but who wants to spend money when you can make one yourself?!  These are cute, affordable, and nice enough to hang out in the open.

Courtesy of meetmakelaugh.blogspot.com

Courtesy of meetmakelaugh.blogspot.com

3. Make a Jewelry Tree

I have a jewelry cake tier for rings and bracelets, and hooks on wooden letter spelling out my name for necklaces, but I certainly don’t have this.  Easy as pie, and as shown here, ready in 60 seconds, this is an easy project, for the “artistically challenged.”

Courtesy of scraphacker.com

Courtesy of scraphacker.com

 4. Display your Photos

This is another easy solution for your spare hangers.  This looks pretty minimalistic in the picture but depending on the hanger, pictures, and binder clips you use, you can make this as creative, or plain as you want.

Courtesy of janmarcel.com

Courtesy of janmarcel.com

5. Make a Coat Rack

Another creative use from scraphacker.com, only this one is slightly more challenging (ok, a lot more challenging).  This is perfect for renovating your mudroom on a budget, and it looks really nice too.

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6.  Embrace your Inner Bookworm

Not everyone wants to take up tons of space with a fat, clunky bookcase, unlike me.  But there is a way to keep books in your life, and your room, long after school is out.  This easy book rack looks easy, and fun, perfect for me, because I have too many books, and not enough bookshelves.

Courtesy of scraphacker.com

Courtesy of scraphacker.com

7.  Organize your Shoe Collection

If you don’t already have your shoes on display like me, and really don’t have the space for it, then this may be the project for you.  From now on you can keep those skinny shoes (flats and flip flops) hanging on your extra hangers.

Courtesy of usefuldiy.com

Courtesy of usefuldiy.com

8. Make a Chandelier

While I do not need a chandelier, nor do I particularly want one, you might.  So enjoy this complex DIY for the experienced from scraphacker.com.

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9. Hang your Glasses

I can’t see well without glasses, which is the understatement of the year, so I guess you could say I have a lot.  Well, I used to.  But getting your prescription changed every time your vision gets worse I expensive, so I donated 3 pairs of glasses to children in need.  Now I have my nerdy glasses from Ray Ban, and some smaller ones from Converse.  But I’d love for everyone to see them while I sleep at night, because that’s pretty much the only time I take them off.  Don’t want to crash into walls or anything.

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Courtesy of scraphacker.com

10. Make a Ribbon Rack

I have lots of craft materials and ribbon is one of them.  I’d love the be able to take them out of the box I stuff them in.  Don’t worry, it’s a pretty fabric box.  Now I finally can.

Courtesy of scraphacker.com

Courtesy of scraphacker.com

I really don’t have room for all this on my walls, but I can’t choose just one.  Can you?  Tell me in the comments your favorite, or favorites;)

-XO Style Stalker

 

Help Wanted

I don’t really know what t call the situation I’m in.  I think you could call it blogger’s block.  I don’t know what to write, and when I do it seems really bad.  Plus, the only place I’m going to is to the gym and home, so it’s not like I have any reason to dress particularly inspiring.

If you have any preferences for types of posts, ideas for posts, or anything of the sort, leave a comment below.

-XO Style Stalker