One of the things I’ve been really excited for since I moved to Australia is starting over in the home décor + organization departments. Most of the things I had in my apartment back in Vancouver were functional, but since they’d been around since my first year of university, they weren’t exactly aesthetically pleasing. It has been a bit costly to replace some things (i.e. a new flat iron that fits in an Aussie electrical plug!), but deep down I’m preeeeetty psyched to have so many justifications for going shopping.
When I first arrived, I was living with my boyfriend’s family and sharing closet space with his sister. She had the most awesome full-length mirror/jewellery cabinet I’ve ever seen, and I immediately wanted one. But how… Though she bought hers from a shop somewhere in the city a while back, my internet-savvy inner shopper took to the web and found the exact same one online for $100. A bit pricey for a mirror? Maybe. But a cabinet that hides away all of your jewellery while keeping it organized and acting as a piece of décor? Pft, I call that downright multi-functional. Besides, if you divide the cost of the cabinet by each function… $30 for a jewellery box is so legit. You see what I mean about justification? Ain’t no problems with that here, girlfriends.
My favourite thing about this cabinet is that it not only looks really great, but it keeps my jewellery laid out in a way that I can actually see it all when I want to (therefore leaving no man/earring behind/in the bottom of a box somewhere), and it’s not in everybody’s face when I don’t (like “hey everyone, look at my totally gratuitous Michael Kors watch!”). Ah, tasteful and functional, the perfect inspiration for my new home. It’s certainly a far cry from 2005’s criterion of “hot pink and neon orange”, but I think I’m okay with that. And I’m fairly certain that Luke will be too. He’s just not that into pink.