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{BOOK}The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe by Anuschka Rees

The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream WardrobeThe Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe by Anuschka Rees

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Truthful, helpful, and detailed.

Rarely do books about fashion and organizing eschew the fashion “rules” to tell you fuck it, if you feel confident in it [and it’s comfortable and well-made], then wear it.

I didn’t expect this to be my first read of the year, since it was an impulse download. I read half of it while waiting in line for a government ID and it was surprisingly engrossing. The steps to curate your closet are extremely, thoroughly detailed that it feels foolproof. There are chapters on color palettes, style goals, cleaning, composition, styling, and so on. It’s a well-thought out book that will guide your journey from a full closet to a curated one.

I think this is one of the most useful books I’ve read on this subject. I find this a lot more useful than KonMari.



So here’s another Throwback Planner post, a follow-up to this post.

I mainly want to see how to improve my planner for 2016, since I like how alive my 2009 planner is.

February 2009.
Hello, second post.
Jerica, 19, college student, Philippines, and a Starbucks planner.

pardon my french, for it sucks like that. D:

this is Starbuck’s design for February.
I didn’t decorate over this one (like i did with January) because the old man looks so happy.

random notes and things during February.

a reminder to take risks, a photo i took of a couple of friends last year, and my favorite romantic book quote.

i had to go to school so early on a sunday for a couples’ sharing talk.
that’s probably the most memorable talk i’ve been to.
(even eclipsing an alastair mcdonald talk i’ve attended)

also, pink text on february seven was because i didn’t think i’d get that grade. xD

february 9: me and my big mouth.
february 12: my abnormal colored fruits. my friend says it’s a poem.
i took a taxi to school that day. the taxi driver was really friendly and chatty. that was the most fun conversation i’ve ever had with a stranger.
lunch and a day out with my friends on valentine’s day ❀

my hamster quotes oscar wilde.

the most important thing i learned in theology of marriage and human sexuality.

if magnets like that exist..

third week
i fell asleep in my international political economy class on thursday 😦
and got inducted as the executive vice-president for my organization (again).
also, my first attempt at writing korean.

martin luther, nick hornby and adhesive tape of a dog that thinks it’s a lion.

fourth week
after vehemently denying that i had chinese blood enough to even matter (i thought it was like .0001%), i found out from my grandfather that i did. word.
also, the week that i ran out of money because of the booksale in school.
i spent P850 ($17) for 4 books. GOOD BUY IS GOOD.

had no classes that monday!
used the day to shoot my cousins with my supersampler.


a quote from flowers from algernon,
one of the best books i’ve read.

and that’s it.
thank you for looking ♥

beautiful sights, we’re happy tonight

When the stoplight is a star:


And Go is a Christmas tree:


Made my morning!! πŸ™‚

So I got my Starbucks planner a couple of weeks ago, thanks to friends, strangers, and my lack of self control:


And I’ve started the yearly tradition of adding thickers/stickers at the beginning:


Planning to jazz it up some more, of course. I subscribed to Planners and Journals’ December kit, hope there’ll be lots of stuff I can use there.


BOOKCEPTION ❀ Featuring my dog-eared 1999 copy! Movie is coming out next week, I can’t wait!