Tuesday, November 3, 2015

LADY DIOR MANNEQUIN

When analysis leads to paralysis

In order to feel put together and balanced, especially early mornings, I like to dress my part. In general, my outfits tend to be creative and visually appealing. With life being very busy and a 4 year old running around the house, things can get very hectic as I am sure many of you can relate. 

Several years ago, I went through a phase where I found it incredibly stressful to get dressed in the mornings. I had lost my spark for creativity for a while, which can happen and that's ok. However as time went by, I was noticing my jeans, t-shirts and sneakers had become my best of friends. Almost like the cookie in the kitchen cabinet, knowing it is there and easy to reach for to heal the cravings. I was unable to create outfits, period. 

At that time, creating a new outfit became a time consuming chore. Each and every wardrobe staple I had combined already, and couldn't think of what to create next. Buying more clothes certainly was an option but wanted to keep an overview of the things I had already owned. The scattered thought of what will I wear next paralyzed my creativity. 
Have you ever felt like; "what will I wear tomorrow?", because you are unable to come up with new outfit combinations.
Then, I had a clever idea about getting one of these figures that can be dressed up. I am lucky enough to have a Pier One Imports near my home, so I went to buy her. I named her Lady Dior. Since Lady Dior started living in my closet, I started to create outfits more quickly and efficiently than ever before. 


How my Lady Dior Mannequin has helped me become more efficient with my outfit creations. 
  • ability to create outfits quickly and efficiently
  • wonderful for visually creating layered outfits with ease
  • reduces unhappiness and stress by being able to disassociate from the body and see the clothes on another frame than your own  
  • sparks creativity and imagination
  • displays jewelry and clothing beautifully
  • dressing her the night before with the next day outfit helps with time management




I found this beauty at Pier One Imports. I named her Lady Dior.




Perfect for displaying jewelry

Her home is my closet...

A Mannequin is a convenient helper for creating quick and visual outfits in the morning. 


This method of getting dressed is less stressful as I do not have to focus on my body but rather the mannequins frame. (Really helpful on the days when women don't feel so good about their bodies.)



She helps me stay organized and hassle free before leaving the house in the morning. 







90 comments:

  1. Great post :)
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  2. Great post! I can totally relate to this :) Gemma xx
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  3. pretty! love using a mannequin as decor, I have one in my bedroom also!
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    1. Yes, these things are so useful and pretty too! Have a nice weekend. :)

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  4. nice decor ! i love the color red and white and something touch vintage. great !

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  5. A gorgeous way to work out some outfitting, for sure. :)

    -Ashley
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  6. I bet this is a more elegant way than just throwing everything I plan to wear on a chair in the living room. But I just cant be bothered to pick an outfit in the mornings, it is way to early to think properly.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. haha, yes I am not a morning person either. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Love it!
    Itziar
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  8. Nice post and great blog, you have a new follower out of me!

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  9. nice pics

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  10. So cute! Interesting and beautiful details <3

    xoxo, Nastya Deutsch

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment. :) Have a nice weekend. Michele xx

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  12. Beautiful!!

    p.s. new post about how I met Victoria Beckham already on my blog

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  13. So lovely <3

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  14. i love your manequin!!! i have one too !! designning is awesome !
    kisses from dimitris !!!!
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  15. I have a few of these in my studio as I use them for my design process, you did a great job here to inspire yourself :)
    Nora
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  16. What a clever idea. I have two such mannequins in my hone. The one is actually all dressed up in her own glamorous outfit so she is more for decoration but I could certainly see trying this with the other one which contains my necklaces and rings. I pick up such useful tips from reading my fellow bloggers post. Love this idea!

    Sharon
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    1. Thank you Sharon for your kind comment. You are lucky to have two of them as they are so handy. :)

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  17. lol, you are convincing me that i need a mannequin too. your Lady Dior is a glamorous one!

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  18. what a clever idea! and it can be used as a room decoration also!

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  19. A great idea to help you get inspired and create fantastic looks!

    Danielle
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  20. This was so brilliant! thanks for sharing lovely. xx http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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    1. Thank you so much Heather. Wishing you a great week! :)

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  21. What a great idea! I struggle in the mornings too. I try to prepare my outfits the night before but that doesn't always work! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! :)

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  22. I have a mannequin as well, and I totally agree! They're so helpful. I pick out all my clothes the night before too. Great post!
    xo Kiki
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    1. Thank you so much for reading my post. :) Time management is so important. Have a great weekend. Michele xx

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  23. What a beautiful idea! That mannequin looks lovely.

    Just found your blog and I'm glad I did. I'm now following you on GFC and Instagram (@azucena_robledo).

    xo Azu

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  24. It is really great idea! Bu using the mannequin and cutting the stress and time to dress up and down we can leave the time left for something useful))

    Tanya
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    1. Thanks for reading my post. and yes i agree dressing it up and down does require extra time, i like to dress it the night before or just place the clothes on a chair so that in the morning i have time for more important things. Have a great weekend.

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  25. Beautiful photos! I'm your new GFC follower # 60 if you want to come on my blog ^ - ^

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  26. Wonderful idea! I feel like this all the time since my closet is very badly organised. Being able to visualise an outfit helps a lot!

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  27. What a great way to visualize your outfits!

    Tina
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  28. Great pictures, I love them!!!
    I'm following you on gfc, twitter and Instagram.
    I hope you'll follow back so we can keep in touch!!!
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    1. Thank you so much Kelsey for commenting on my blog. I thoroughly enjoy following you and Jake, you guys have an outstanding blog. :) Michele xx

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  30. Such a cute mannequin! I need one of those on my life!
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  31. This is amazing! Lovely photos!!!! i need those cute mannequin in my closet though..
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  32. Great post! Loving all the photos! Thanks for sharing!
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  33. Nice post
    feels like valentines day is near
    xxx
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    1. Lol, that's what I thought when I posted it. I will repost on valentines day..:):) Michele xx

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  35. I love this idea! Plus, it's just a really pretty decoration to have in a room. Love it!!
    Leigh
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    1. Thank you so much :) It certainly is nice just for decoration alone. :) Have a nice week.

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  36. Hi dear
    Great mannequin, perfect for deco
    xoxo

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  37. Oh i love that mannequin. I have one but it doesn't look nearly as nice as yours.
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  39. It's such a great idea to use a mannequin as a visual guide for what to wear! Thanks for sharing this tip!


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  40. I love the space!!!

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    1. Thank you dear.:) They really are a great addition to any closet. Michele xx

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  42. That's a great idea to keep mannequin.
    Have a great day!!!
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  43. This is such a great ideal! I am going to buy this mannequin! x Ania
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