Crowded Closet

Mama said there’d be days like this by melissamenard
May 14, 2010, 7:13 am
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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!


throwback by melissamenard
April 21, 2010, 8:12 am
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Kim + Melissa on graduation day! So cute. Notice that they both graduated with Honors. Our Parents were so proud!! Happy Wednesday 🙂

Interview : by eat.sleep.wear.
April 6, 2010, 10:46 am
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Check out our interview over on Beso! We met David from at the Chictopia 10 conference. We were sitting next to him chatting up a storm of course. We got to learn a little bit about Beso and how to search all our fav items on their site. Great meeting you David. xo, Kim + Melissa

Photo by Shannon Holm

BABY FACE! by melissamenard
March 19, 2010, 8:43 am
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Kim and I are known for sending funny faces via Photobooth, from our work computers, home computers, iPhones – you name it, we do it. We crack ourselves up. Two things I love about Kim: 1. she’s so photogenic and “knows her light” and 2. she doesn’t take herself too seriously. Neither should you, seriously.

Have a happy Friday bloggies. Enjoy the sunshiny east coast weather. In fact, get yourself an iced coffee right now and kick. it. off!

These are photos of us from the past 6 months or so. xoxo!

Featured : by eat.sleep.wear.
March 1, 2010, 9:39 am
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We were lucky enough to be’s Best Dressed Reader of the Day! As an avid GLAMOUR reader, I was absolutely thrilled and flattered!! Melissa and I are thrilled to wake up everyday and answer the time old question, “WHAT DO I WEAR!!?!?!” Thank you all so much for continuing to follow us on our journey. And thank you YOU ROCK!

Check out the article here.

Couturious by eat.sleep.wear.
February 25, 2010, 3:04 pm
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Melissa and I have been playing Stylist at the new Couturious site. It’s a sweet new venture that allows you to style an outfit. You pick a model and size, a background, and then clothes! I feel like I am Cher in clueless creating looks from my rotating closet. The best part about this is that you can buy the clothes that you style! Love that. Check it out while you’re sitting in this snowcalypse. When will the snow end???

part three: chictopia after party (night) by melissamenard
February 17, 2010, 10:49 pm
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As if we needed more partying! After the conference we rushed to a birthday party uptown and rushed back downtown to change into our party clothes. Melissa, Shannon (our beloved photog) and I headed to the Tribeca Grand and met up with some of the bloggers we met during the conference, for the after party. YAY. Although we were tired, we mustered up the energy to bust out some fierce dance moves on the dance floor. The place was def not our favorite, but you know we always ROCK OUT. We enjoyed the cocktails, MORE GAGA, and our windy trek to and from Pommes Frites – gotta love late night fries. Did I tell you french fries might be my fav food?? PS – I love this photo of Melissa. Because I just want to squeeze her and hug her. Because “I do what I like.”

Me + Tieka (photo courtesy Tieka)

Shannon + Melissa (Shannon is our beautiful photog!)

Kim’s outfit
blazer: Urban Outfitters (19 bucks!)
dress: h+m
clutch + bracelets: forever21
watch: fossil

Melissa’s outfit
vest + cropped shirt + skirt: LP (60% sale!)
beaded necklace: From Africa! (gifted by baby sis, Anna)
shoes: Need Supply
misc jewelry