Entries Tagged as 'Tips & Tricks'

Summer Style with Stitch Fix

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May 5, 2015

Stitch Fix Summer Style

I just got my latest Stitch Fix box and what great timing with summer right around the corner! If you haven’t heard of Stitch Fix already, it is a personalized shopping service, where an expert stylist hand picks and ships five clothing items to your home, including accessories, based on a style file profile that is defined by your individual taste, budget and lifestyle. I’ve been using it for over a year now and I’ve really learned a lot about my own personal style, my body type, and how clothing really look on me.

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Spring Brunch Style

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Apr 2, 2015

Kuzak's Closet Get The Look

Continuing to kick off the spring season in style, I recently wore this look to brunch after attending a baking event at Williams Sonoma Los Gatos (see more HERE). Not only was brunch with the gals a fun break from the busy month but it was also a great opportunity to explore some style ideas for spring events to come.

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Easter Baking with Williams Sonoma

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Mar 27, 2015

Kuzak's Closet & William's Sonoma Easter Baking

I joined Williams Sonoma last weekend to spruce up my Easter baking skills and what a treat it was. Easter is one of those holidays where desserts can become fabulous party highlights. For example, fruit crepes are a delish backyard brunch option or a classic carrot cake would make a yummy end to a dinner party. Therefore showing guests some handy baking tips and tricks, Williams Sonoma Los Gatos head chef Elliot whipped up a simple Bundt cake worthy of any Easter occasion.

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Spring Style in The City

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Mar 20, 2015

Kuzak's Closet Spring Style
Enjoying a much needed girls night out, I wore this fun look to the Stitch Fix Party last week (see more HERE). With their headquarters in SF it was the perfect event to get me out of my winter style blues and allow me to experiment with some spring fashion!

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Get a Head Start on Your Spring Cleaning! Top Organization Tips for Your Spring Wardrobe

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Mar 10, 2015

Kuzak's Closet Spring Closet Cleaning 2015 Inspiration

The first official day of spring is March 20th and you know what that means right? Spring cleaning of course! Time to scrub the baseboards, organize the home office and purge that closet. Hoping to make that dreaded wardrobe clean-out a little easier, today I am sharing with you my top tips for motivation along with before and after examples for inspiration!

Purge:

1. Revaluate your current wardrobe to determine items that are worn-out and or may not fit. Bag those to toss or donate. Styles and tastes also change so consider taking pieces you might be on the fence about and selling them to a local consignment store. The profits you make can fund those new designer shoes you have been eyeing! One of my top before and after moments was a life-changing wardrobe purge. Check out a Shopaholic’s Closet Makeover HERE.

2. Refurbish timeless pieces. A favorite pair of shoes can have a new life with a short trip to the cobbler. Also take the time to polish your heirloom jewels or have your designer items professionally cleaned and pressed. You would be surprised what a little TLC will do.

3. Shop for signature seasonal items. A new seasonal wardrobe does not mean shopping till you drop! Invest in a few pieces that you can mix and match. For example, for spring 2015 consider a fringe style purse, a statement floral skirt or pastel pumps. Stay tuned for some spring style fashion posts coming to the blog later this month!

Organize:

1. Once you have cleaned-out your wardrobe it is time to make a home for your pieces. First, pick a focal point for your wardrobe. For example, if you have a great compilation of shoes or purses use them as the centerpiece of your closet space. Second, display your wardrobe like a boutique. For example, invest in organization tools like velvet hangers that won’t stretch your clothes. A boutique like set-up will allow you to see all your clothes and encourage you to maximize use of all your items. See two of my favorite boutique like creations HERE and HERE. Read more about my love for Velvet Hangers HERE.

2. Pick a storage system that works based on your needs. For a small space, simple stackable shelve units are a great option. You can easily find these at stores like, my favorite go-to, The Container Store.  If you have a large walk-in or are working with a his and her space, consider a custom design. I work very close with Valet Custom Closets for many of my organization clients and they never disappoint! For a look at my Personal Closet Storage before and after solution see HERE. For a fabulous His and Her Custom Closet Storage read HERE.

3. Don’t underestimate the power of bins and labels! Measure out your space and shop for containers that fit the space. Bins help store loose items like scarves, jewelery and seasonal pieces like sweaters. By using bins for these items they will not only be more accessible, but protected from snags and dust as well. Bins can also work for cataloging large shoe collections, which is particularly helpful when switching out shoes from season to season. See how bins and labels transformed a small Jewelry Closet HERE. Follow my step by step Shoe Bin Storage tutorial HERE.

For more Kuzak’s Closet Before and After Transformations and Organization Tips and Tricks visit my Pinterest Page!

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Feb 5, 2015

Kuzak's Closet Valentine's Day Gift Guide

 

The month of love is here! Valentine’s Day is a little over a week away and I am showcasing two gift guides that are not only sweet, but also include simple organization solutions for any gal’s routine.

 

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An Organized Home in Silicon Valley Part 2

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Jan 8, 2015

I’m back today with part two of this week’s organizing inspiration! As I mentioned in Monday’s blog post, my goal for 2015 is to balance out the estate sale marketing with more beautiful spaces that my staff and I have organized.  In that post I shared gorgeous photos from a home that we have organized from top to bottom in Silicon Valley.  It started as a relocation project and over the last 6 months we have unpacked, fine-tuned, and maintained the space.  When I say “we” I am including my wonderful clients who have been involved for every step of the way.

Today I am going to give you a peek into their pantry, wine room, and laundry room. Let’s start in the pantry, the beautiful walk-in pantry.  My client designed this space with the idea that it would be used by family, house staff, and the occasional caterer.  The cabinetry turned out wonderful and the endless amount of space is such a perk.  Not only does it house all of the food and grocery staples, it also hosts the speciality small appliances like the soda stream, bread maker, food processor, etc.. In this space I wanted it to feel like a high-end grocery store so I added products like mesh wire baskets and ceramic topped canisters for a luxury look.

Kuzak's Closet Perfectly Organized Pantry

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