Monday, May 9, 2011

Home Body



I decided to do a post on what I do at home around my apartment when I have some free time.
I love to read and have a whole slew of interesting books and magazines. I also wanted to show my closet and how I keep all my things organized. I guess you could call me a type A person. I am for the most part very neat and organized. Some times I don't wash the dishes for a week though lol


Currently the caged black nine west gladiators are my favorite and my nude BCBG pumps...mainly because I can wear them with anything and they make the outfit.

I organize my closet with shirts, to shorts, to skirts to ankle skirts to maxi skirts, to pants to dresses.
I know..im a little OCD.




I have one door hanger hook and usually place newer items on it or an outfit I know I want to wear later in the week. Sometimes I hang things there that I havent worn in a while to remind myself to find a new way to wear it.

I hang all my necklaces around the neck of my vintage dress form. I got it on craigslist fot $20. I had to go about an hour by train to Brooklyn to get it but it was worth it. It also weights about 30 pounds.
I like having my necklaces all visible so once I put together an outfit I don't have to look everywhere.
I keep my rings organized with this wheel from Marshalls. I also keep my nail polishes organized the same way with a wheel of 3 round trays that I also got from Marshalls. I also own season 4-6 of Sex and the City and it's perfect for a night in or a day off work or whenever I need a fashion fix!

I keep all the awesome bags I get from events such as the silver bag from Fashion Night at the W Hotel and the Marie Claire bag from Mango & Marie Caire Night of Style.


These are some of my favorite reads. I love anything about Egyptian culture and history. The Ancient Egyptians had amazing fashion!
I also love all the fashion books such as The Ellements of Personal Style which I won in a Blog giveaway!
I Lucifer, is actually a pretty funny short fiction novel about Lucifer's "side of the story" of his fall from Heaven. It had me laughing and it's one of the funniest books I've ever read.
The Book of Night Women is an awesome read about early slavery in Jamaica.

Pablo Neruda is my favorite poet.

I have a lot of these fake flowers around my apartment. I love the look of them. I also can't kill them.


I keep a diary. I try to write in it atleast 2x a week. I've already filled this one and have started on the next. I like that I can go back and remember exactly how I felt about something or someone. I even wrote about when I posted my first blog post. I was so nervous lol.



I have a love for black and white photos.

This is my favorite magazine. No this one here...my absolute favorite. I have had this magazine since it came out in November 2006. I can't bring myself to throw it away. Whenever I need inspiration I just read it again. I've read it maybe 200 times lol. Plus my fashion icon is on the cover! Yall know my love for Tracee.

My new plant (my old plant died) along with my new fedora that I picked up at my Shop & Swap. Hopefully this plant will last longer.

Outfit
Top: American Apparel
Shorts: Necessary Objects see them worn differently HERE!!!
Shoes: Top Shop..only $20 fashion STEELE!!!

I love my apartment. It's in a mini version of the flatiron building in Manahattan. When I first moved to Harlem I scoped this building for 2 years. It stood there empty, for what I was told, 10 years.
I wondered when they'd open it and one day I was walking by when I saw a sign on the building for a broker and painters walking in and out. I couldn't resist.
 I popped inside and walked around every apartment in the building. I eventually moved into the building and was it's first tenant!
What sold me was this huge bay window with 3 windows. Great for people watching.
I've spent a lot of time making it just perfect for me and I love it.
That's probably why I enjoy just staying at home so much.
See more of my home HERE!

So are you a home body like me????

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XOXO
Monroe









31 comments:

  1. Awesome post I just took pictures of my new wardrober I should be posting it soon. I love fake plants too since my apt takes in like NO light and I hate bugs, cyn laughs at me. I have a Journal that write in and look back on (it's so emo haha). I love how you knew what you wanted and moved in when you could, you are very determined.

    Were you scared to live in a building all alone, CRAZY?!!?

    Dearest,
    Fashion Nostalgia

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  2. I love seeing other people's closet! Great pieces, thanks for sharing!

    xoxo

    G.
    http://giaa-fashion.blogspot.com

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  3. I love your dress form! I wish i could find something like that for my necklaces. In love with those black and white framed photographs- and your books too :D I want your shorts as well lol

    Adiya
    http://thecornershopng.blogspot.com

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  4. I adore that shirt and you have an amzing collecion of shoes and clothes!! Following you now!! <3

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  5. Oh, me tto! Organization is my middle name... NOT! LOL I really love your shirt and you great sense of style!

    Kisses,
    Cris.

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  6. Great outfit, I am jealous of all your shoes and your great apartment!

    xoxo
    Stacey Kay
    “Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration”
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  7. i love the texture of that top and the red lipstick! want your giant red ring and to read all your lovely books! =)

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  8. Cool apartment. I love how you organized everything. I have lots of fake flowers too, lol. I kill plants. But I have an African Violet plant that I am currently keeping alive.

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  9. gorgeous blouse! i love the photos of your apartment. your place is so light and airy. xx

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  10. Love this post!Everything is amazing...outfit..pics...apartment, everything!xoxo

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  11. Loving your apartment. I adore all your clothes and shoes, ahhhhhhhhhh.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  12. You have such an amazing clothes and shoes collection!

    Hehe, I organise my wardrobe by clothing type and color so I am pretty OCD too. ;)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  13. Yeah, I'm home body as You.
    It's so important to have your own space and in the way you love to ive there.
    I wish I had so big closet as You do. I have to share my two door wardrobe with my boyfriend.

    You look so pretty in this sweet, romantic look.

    p.s. if You have couple minutes, please, visiti my blog and drop a line on my last post.


    xoxo Ra

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  14. I like your blog and I love this pics!
    thanks for your comment!

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  15. I am a total homebody. I love watching movies, reading magazines, writing, you know, the works!
    Love these photos you look gorgeous!
    Have a great day!
    -Ellie

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  16. Loving the wood floor and the leather couch (making me miss my massive leather that I used to have). Boy, wish my closet was as neat :) And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that American Apparel top. If I got and get it, I shall put the blame totally on you! Great selection of shoes too :)

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  17. Great post, I really enjoyed a glipse into your home life. I have to get on a post like this soon since I've moved. I love all the sunlight your apartment gets, that would have been a huge selling point for me as well. I love that Marshall's ring holder, I need a better way to actually see all my jewelry without dust affecting it.

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  18. can i come play in your closet?!?!?!?! :P

    xx.M

    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  20. you have a really beautiful apartment and i love how organized you are!!

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  21. This looks great!! :) I really like it!
    xx
    fashionbit

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  22. I just found your blog via wheredidugetthat and spent all day reading EVERY post instead of working! my new favorite!

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  23. Stunning outfit! you look gorgeous!

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  24. You look great! Perfect outfit! And I'm in love with your closet ;)

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  25. wow i love your apartment! and that picture of Diana Ross is stunning

    XX
    Vi from Cali

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  26. I love how your decor for your apt is clean and chic. I have OCD too and I am very particular about the placement of things. And you book collection looks interesting. I am going to have to read I Lucifer. Sounds interesting.XOXO

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  27. I love how you've decorated and organized your space! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. I love Pablo Neruda too! the book you show us is my favorite!!!
    great collection of shoes by the way! ;)

    kisses!

    http://sreetdressed.blogspot.com

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