Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fashionable Friends: decorating lessons my friend Sylvia unintentionally taught me

I had just about forgotten how adorable Somerville is when my friend Sylvia, who just graduated from Tufts, invited me to hang out in Davis Square for the day. So I threw on a totally average outfit, hopped the 64 bus, and made my way across the Charles. We got Indian food for lunch, perused a farmer's market, and browsed through a vintage shop (totes an indie afternoon, amirite?), before heading back to her new abode for some Coke Zero and fashion talk. As soon as I walked into her little room I was obsessed. Of course I had already known she was extremely stylish (she is my friend, after all) but the way she optimized her space was so efficient I just had to share it with you guys (with her permission, of course). What can we learn from her, class?

1. If your room/apartment doesn't have a closet, buy a cheap rolling rack and hang your clothes on it
2. Use your accessories as decorations
3. Always display your most prized possessions in a prominent place
4. When you don't need your desk for homework, use it as a huge, open, jewelry box!
We spent most of the afternoon trying on her clothes and having a mini fashion shoot, from which most of the pictures look like this:
I managed to get a semi-candid pic of her that I LOVE
aaaaand you can really see my new hair color in the next one!

I really want to make Fashionable Friends a regular segment on Adelaide Stayed. I'm trying to steer the blog away from being The Emily Show 24/7, so to all my friends and family who are reading this right now... I'm taking applications :)


LyddieGal said...

Sometimes I wish I had few enough clothes/shoes/accessories for them to just be on display, like little works of art, easy to see, remember and grab at a moments notice.

maybe someday i will give up my shopaholic/packrat ways and embrace something a bit more minimalist.

Chic on the Cheap

Lauren said...

I live in a one-bedroom, vintage city apartment (with my loving boyfriend). I wish he would let me display my treasures! It's bad enough that I'm taking up every bit of closet/drawer space we have!

Anonymous said...

I want that shoe collection! Hehe, she has awesome style!

I love your hair color! Kind of reddish/aburnish, right? That's what I want to do too! :)

Healthy and Homemade said...

What a great way to display all of the pretties! I wish I had a room dedicated to jewelry, shoes, clothes, etc. That would be heaven. And it would be pink.

Molto ❤ Fashion said...

What an adorable feature! And I love these tips, especially the first two. I've actually just starting hanging my jewelry around my room. :)

Anonymous said...

Haha you should do a segment on my construction worker chic!


Frocktasia said...

Lovely post, hanging out with a good mate and going mad in their wardrobe for an afternoon...there really isn't many things that I'd rather do ;)
I love that over-sized top & I am also a great believer in keeping your lovely clobber & jewellery on display.

Carla said...

I love the idea of a rolling rack. I might have to incorporate that in my new space when it's done.

Anonymous said...

i would like to volunteer myself as a stylish friend :P

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