Crowded Closet

The Girl Afraid : Melissa’s new blog!
July 13, 2010, 9:41 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Hello fellow CC lovers. I’ve thoroughly missed you all.

I’m announcing my new blog today: The Girl Afraid



Mama said there’d be days like this
May 14, 2010, 7:13 am
Filed under: Just Us

Dear world,

Once upon a blog we wore great clothes
We took great photos
We defined our styles.

We broke hearts
We broke banks
And in the end, became better friends.

Our closets will remain crowded
But our joint blog will soon be empty.

This is the final post for Crowded Closet. We are moving on, splitting up and shutting it down—but in a good way. Please stay tuned for what comes next for us, and thank you for being such great blog followers. Stay fashionable!

Farewell from Kim Hearts. Hearts and love for one of my great friends Melissa. Melissa and I started Crowded Closet as a way for us to stay connected through our common interest of fashion. The endless funny faces, outfits and other photos sent back and forth have made us the best of friends and defined our own personal styles. I wanted to start the blog to be closer to a friend and was amazed to find a whole community of people I would call my friends. Now is the time for new ideas and new beginnings for the both of us. I am excited to be starting my own blog and will always remember the fun I had with Melissa and thank her for making my closet so crowded. HAHAHA. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for your constant love and support. Stay tuned my new blog will be up soon! xoxoxo, Kim

Farewell from Melissa Fashion blogging has been a really exciting outlet for me. Pushing the limits of my tiny closet, warming up to having my photo taken on the streets of NYC (“put your chin down”), exploring the world of photography, and writing blurbs about my outfits was never tedious–it was loads of fun. The fashion blogging community is such a great community to be a part of and I feel extremely lucky to have shared a successful blog with a great girl within that community. Now what in the heck will I do with my lunch breaks?! Thank you for all the help, Shannon and Jenna. Thank you for all of the support from my friends and family. An extra large thank you to all of the strangers out there that clicked on our url, saved a bookmark and followed our tales. Best of luck to you, Kim, and your independent blog–it’s just the beginning. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us…  xo, Melissa. ps: Happy Birthday, Anna!

I am a weapon of massive consumption
May 12, 2010, 7:43 am
Filed under: Look of the day | Tags: ,

Mama had a lens baby! Shannon and I decided to take her new lens out for a spin after work and snapped a lot of fun photos on the way to and from Rickys. Surprisingly, they capture the outfit really well. We weren’t so sure how they would turn out!

I wore this cute decorative HnM dress as a t-shirt. It was a really blustery day and needed to wear tights in order to keep warm. Later in the day – in my afternoon haze – I daydreamed this dress sloppily tucked into beat up true blue denim cut-off shorts, which only made me regret wearing the skirt with it. Rubbish. Well, there’s always next time right? Right.

blazer: White House Black Market
dress worn as tee: HnM
skirt: Millau
shoes: Sam Edelman
bag: Laila Rowe (30% off)
shades: Anthropologie
ring: Brooklyn Flea ($2.50)
song: The Fear by Lily Allen

If you were a season you would be in bloom
May 9, 2010, 8:01 pm
Filed under: Look of the day | Tags: ,

Remember when we caught a glimpse of summer? Well, someone took it away. Violently. And now it’s really cold. (I am secretly excited to wear tights and boots for the next two days… shhhh.)

These photos were taken on a lovely (and rather warm) evening last week while watching the sun go down on the Hudson River. A picnic, a pier and people watching… what more do you need?

dress: navy blue, American Eagle
cardi: Kersh
floral scarf: vintage Express (?!) it was my mom’s from way back when
shades: RayBans
shoes: Chelsea Crew
song: You Told A Lie by Camera Obscura

It’s on, Neon
May 6, 2010, 7:57 am
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I’ve been cutting back on my shopping lately. I was doing so well until I saw this shirt, or should I say, until this shirt and it’s magnetic pull forced me to take it home with a gun to my head. Eeeeek, the things I’ll do for a little neon…

shirt: HnM
jeans: Citizen
jellies: Grendha Jelly
cardi: J.Crew outlet
shades: RayBan
colorful bracelets: HnM
watch: Michael Kors
misc. necklaces and rings
nail color: Bizerk Turq by Color Club
song: Deadbeat Summer by Neon Indian

laced with grace
May 3, 2010, 10:28 pm
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Laughter is a drug.

This is a real smile, a real doubled-over chuckle, a real glimpse into a coffee break and blog photoshoot with Shannon and I. None of the other photos matter after this one… we needed to laugh that day.

I dedicate this post to Shannon – my friend and photographer – for being so great, so beautiful and so incredibly funny.

tights: Urban Outfitters
boots: Madewell
trench: Gap
shorts: Old Navy
disc necklace: Camille Hempel
song: Gimmie by She Keeps Bees (saw her live and love her even more now)

longboat key
April 29, 2010, 8:55 pm
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I really wanted a tacky Florida t-shirt. Mission. Accomplished.

Happy Friday!

kids t-shirt: from Longboat Key ($5.99)
shorts: J.Crew outlet
wedges: Nine West
song: Summerboy by Gaga