Coffee & Contemplation... & Shoes

A new day, a new year, a new leaf.

And a new post :)

I was away from the blog for a little while as the holidays approached.  It's still just me running things at the shop, which I actually prefer... but like anything you put your mind and heart to, it inevitably grows.  So I will be expanding my Tiny business and hopefully freeing up some of my own time.

Anyway, November and December were banner months for The Tiny Closet Shop.  And 2017 ended up leaving me proud with renewed excitement for the coming year.  And after the extreme retail sport that is the holidays, I thought I could finally celebrate the New Year by dressing up and going out (yay!) but come 10pm, Theo was quite literally pulling me away from my swatches and design notes and begging me to go out with him like I'd promised.  I thew on some Chucks, a pair of jeans and a tee, no time for makeup, and headed out.  *sigh* that wasn't the plan...
And that was pretty much the theme, last year.  Plans for special outings, special outfits, special moments, never going to plan.

I had bought shoes (yes, the shoes you see above that I'm wearing for the first time in bed) for that evening a couple months before hand, intent on having a glamorous New Year's Eve.  And even though I did have a nice time that night ringing in 2018 with my Theo and friends, I realized...

I need a new plan.
I need to get my groove back.
When was the last time I had a manicure?  When was the last time I wore my hair the way I wanted?  Or dressed up and taken myself out?  Took a bubble bath?  Or even a long shower?  2017 was a great one - I made fantastic strides forward but man, if it had a theme, it would definitely NOT have been any of the following: fun, leisure or me-time.  And I accept that.  Some years have a singular focus.  But this year...
Your girl's gonna get her groove back!

I want to feel fabulous again!  On the outside!  And I know I talk about feeling good on the inside and how integral it is to feeling fabulous on the outside and how it can bring out personal style and blah blah blah.  Let's talk surface.  

Glossy nails, brilliant lip colors, sexy shoes, short dresses, lash extensions, tight jeans, big hair - yaaasss bitch.

I've exercised  I've meditated, I've eaten well, I've gotten 8 hours of sleep, I've drank 6 glasses of water, I've read and mantra'd and prayed.  Now I just wanna play with makeup, dress up, stunt on my husband and buy that fancy lotion I've been eyeing that has mica in it.
Ok, ok, this is still The Tiny Closet.  Where everything has a place, no extra fluff and stuff and clean open space to maintain an absolutely beautiful and highly curated (by you!) closet.  And I am excited take on this life-concept with fresh perspective.  And share the adventure with you!

I am after all, a minimalist to.the.core.. But I'm going to get a little dressier, this year.  A little sexier and more indulgent in the pieces that I choose to make up my seasonal capsules.  Instead of using my lifestyle to influence my clothing choices completely.  This year, I'm going to let the clothing I love influence my lifestyle as well.  Just a bit.  
Still sticking with 15-20 pieces per season, let's turn it up a notch and get dreamier with our clothing!   Less pedestrian, more opulence!  Less utility, more extravagance!  The Tiny way :)

Follow along with me as I indulge in getting back to the fun, feminine, lavish side of clothing, style and maintaining a closet you love.
Thank you for visiting and reading.  Come back next Thursday for more!


  1. Yaaaaaasss bitch! LOL!!! Life has so many seasons, and it's fun to embrace each one in a different way. Looking forward to more tiny opulence, and also -- gagging over those shoes!! xxk

    1. Haaa!! I'm so excited for this year! Thank you, Kim!!

  2. Wishing you a great year and looking forward to your sartorial creations.

  3. Happy 2018!
    Yesss to everything you said. I can't wait to actually buy some of your beautiful pieces this year.
    Best wishes. I love your stuff!!!!!

    1. Thank you! And thank you for the compliment on my pieces! When you do shop The Tiny Closet, I hope you will love wearing it as much as I do :) Happy New Year!

  4. I'm here for all of it! I can't wait :)

    1. THANK YOU!! So glad you're excited - can't wait to share more!

  5. You look gorgeous, I love all these photos. And your shoes are soooo sexy! I want!

  6. Well this hit home like a mack truck! I agree, still be me but let's punch it up! ... and who wouldn't want to celebrate in those shoes! One of your best, most resonating reflections. Many thanks for sharing.

  7. Happy New Year Natalie I just saw your blog post among my thousands of e-mails you look amazing! Best wishes to you this New Year and much prosperity! ~ Love them gold heels ! :)

    1. Happy New Year to you too! Best wishes for 2018 :) Thanks for stopping by for a visit!