Loft Tour: KB's [Updated] Wardrobe

A few months ago I shared my DIY wardrobe space in our loft, and I'm not gonna lie, I was kind of proud of it. It's been one of our baby projects since moving into our place and it was fun to get to share my favorite part of our home. Not long after the photos I ran out of space for my shoes. They ended up in piles in front of my "closet" for weeks, and then we realized we needed to do something about it. We scoured Walmart, Target and Lowes to find all of the pieces needed to expand it, and we did just that! All of the white shelving is by ClosetMaid and you can get the brand at all three aforementioned retailers. I thought the first photos of my wardrobe were large, but this makes it look teensy in comparison!


We added 2 tall cubbies (4 total) to the right side, and 1 (2 pieces) to the left. We then added a horizontal shoe rack on top of each pre-existing one below. 8 total pieces bought for the project, and now I have my dream closet! I didn't actually have all of my clothing/shoes up for these photos, but it's still ridiculous. I like making my closet look more like a boutique because I think every gal should treat her closet like so. Getting dressed should be fun. Like you're shopping! It's a great spin to put on your closet.

I know not everyone has an industrial loft where they can hang several hundred pounds of clothing from the ceiling, but you can still make it a fun experience. Put your favorite pieces on display, or color coordinate! I'm going to color-sort my closet soon, when I get a spare minute, but we went ahead and shot it anyway. Maybe I'll do a follow-up of it if I ever actually get it organized that way! 

I'm not sure what I'll do with some of my stuff when I run out of room again (I'm dangerously close). Mike keeps saying to just stop acquiring new things. A huge chunk of that collection is thrifted, too. I've put myself on a/another shopping ban sort of. I need to let the rest of our house catch up to my closet!

I'll be sharing our "bedroom" tomorrow morning! Be sure to drop back by! Thanks for indulging me xo

79 comments:

  1. i love this! you have the most amazing closet and wardrobe. i live in a tiny apartment with a tiny closet and really struggle with organizing my clothes and shoes. i really want one of those garment racks on wheels to display favorite items.

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  2. oh wow, to me this looks like a dream come true!! you're one lucky gal :) My dad made a shelf for all of my shoes when I moved in with my boyfriend and although it fits about 30 pairs, he has to think about enlarging it a bit, as theres no more room for new additions ;) I wish I had as many dresses as you, love them. but I'll get a sewing machine for christmas and will start creating my own dresses then, let's see how this goes. thanks for sharing!!

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  3. If you could leave me those shoes in your will, I'd really appreciate it! x

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  4. Oh my! That is an awesome closet!!! Lucky girl!

    www.IvonneStacyStyle.com

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  5. Wow! Love it!!
    It's seriously my dream 'space'... really pretty!! Good job! :)

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  6. I see that I am not the only one who likes to have uniform plastic hangers... I thought I was alone. :-P

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  7. You are such a lucky girl! I love literally every pair of those shoes shown! I love the bright colours of everything in your wardrobe too! Your wardrobe's too die for! Never seen you in something I don't like! <3

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  8. Omg.

    Lol......

    Thats alot of shoes woman!

    I wonder what his side of the closet looks like?

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  9. I have only one word and that word is "Wow" haha! This is so freakin' awesome. I want one. (And by one I mean one of each of your dresses...and a kick ass wardrobe like that!) much love xoxo

    www.kirstyhelen.com

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  10. This is so, so amazing Kaelah! You did such a great job with it, and this is totally my dream "closet" now.

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  11. OMG!!!!!!!!! AMAZING and what an fab collection of shoes. What I love is your passion for colour.

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  12. Wow that is pretty impressive! I have those Lita Cat shoes too btw! Your place must be hard to heat! The ceilings are so high!!!

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  13. Wow, this is amazing! I am in love with your wardrobe!! xxx

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  14. this is really a dream closet. can't wait to see the rest of the house.

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  15. OH WOW! This is just incredible! Your closet is like a store and I want everything in it!!!

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  16. OH WOW! This is just incredible! Your closet is like a store and I want everything in it!!!

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  17. Wow, I could actually live in there! It looks so organised, and I'm so jealous at the amount of shoes you have - major shoe envy here!<3
    Can't wait to see the "bedroom" post!
    xo

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  18. GORGEOUS! You have an amazing talent my friend!!

    ~em
    talesforkarina.blogspot.com

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  19. Super cute! And I'm on a PERSONAL shopping ban, but that's only so I can afford Christmas presents. So I'm still shopping ;-)

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  20. WOW! You're closet is amazing, reminds me of Hannah Montana's! ;)

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  21. Oh my goodness, it looks ten times bigger! So colorful, too. It makes me want to go shopping and expand my teeny tiny wardrobe I have now. I rarely comment [I need to change that] but I love that you even turn your shoes sideways a bit to make it even more eye catching :]

    -Allison Kaye

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  22. I love your organisational skills, loving your shoe collection so many JC's and so pretty to xoxo

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  23. damn girl! your closet IS a boutique! when it comes to my closet, i leave my shoes in the boxes when i'm not wearing them a lot because it's super dusty here and i dont like dusty shoes. i also have my dresser in my closet and organize my closet every couple of months as well. its not color coded, i just keep likes together. lets just say i've got nothing on you!

    also, i have those "velvet covered" hangers. sometimes theyre called huggable hangers. they are great for using with anything that buttons down, because then you don't have to button them to keep them on the hanger!

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  24. I love how you display stuff!! I'm busy tidying up my dressing/sewing room at the moment, I'm tempted to buy a clothing rack to display my favourite clothes even though I have a perfectly good wardrobe in there! I just bought some white cube thingys too so I can display my favourite shoes and my collection of clutch bags :) I can't wait to have the piles of things off the floor!!

    Kc

    http://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

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  25. Hmm, I'm not quite sure you have enough shoes.

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  26. wow sweet thats a mega load of dresses and shoes i just love how neat you are and how you show care to your possessions, i would love to do this but my room is tiny you have made great use of the space and i love the last photo where you are in the corner :) thank you for sharing xxx

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  27. Ha! You should get some spot lights, full-length mirror & runner rug... plus maybe a little changing room thingy & then it'll REALLY be a lot like shopping!

    looks great. love the expansion :)

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  28. Right on. That is one fantastic closet space! Nice shoe cubbies, with very nice looking shoes inside!


    Loulou @ Loulou Downtown

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  29. Ahhhh! It's just beautiful! Truly covetous haha. I wish we had all that room! We're looking to make a spare bedroom into my walk-in closet sooon! :D

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  30. This looks incredible!! i could stare at it forever, it's like a work of art not a wardrobe :) xoxo

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  31. EEEK omg it's so funny how a beautiful closet can brighten up your whole day! I'm stuck at work right now & I just clicked your post & I immediately wanted to smile lol you 2 have done a great job it looks wonderful :)

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  32. omg, you have the JC kitty cat shoes! *squeee*
    I keep putting myself on a clothing ban too, but it never works. I do seem to be doing a lot more thrifting tho too, so I feel better about it, haha :]

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  33. Your closet is indeed something to be proud of, I love it and envy you for this, I want a big closet just like yours. And I think I'll take all of it! I think you should do a dress collection post, I would really be interested in that, I love dresses and cardigans, they just make me feel prettier and more feminine... Anyways, I love your place, it's so nice!

    XOXO

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  34. Wow thats a crazy amount of shoes! ( in a good way) I can only wish! My wardrobe is only a metre wide :(

    Fab living space though!

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  35. That is an impressive storage area. I would love to have something similar, if I lived in a loft instead of a house.

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  36. :O omg thats a dream closet. I love how it's in an open space, you get a good glance at everything! I wish I could do something like that since my closet is a tiny tiny little thing. You have great taste in clothes. I love your style:D



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  37. Holy moly! That's so fabulous. Love how colorful and whimsical everything is. Unfortunately my closet looks very black and grey... But adding more colorful items every year.

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  38. I am so super jealous! You have the greatest clothes but the SHOES, oh my god. I live in a dorm room, so of course there's not much room for display. I'm saving these photos as inspiration for my apartment this summer :D

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  39. Where does Mike keep all his clothes and things? Lol.

    Looks purty. :)

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  40. holy cow, girlfriend! soooooo many shoes!

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  41. I love that you went from being a black flats only kind of gal to having a full blown swoon worthy shoe collection! I'm glad you came around thought because shoes are the best. I dream of the day I have a closet/wardrobe like this! :)

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  42. Wow! It's amazing! I wish I had a third of what you have in there! When I moved from Argentina to California, I had to leave tons of clothes behind :(. Building my new wardrobe (when I can afford it) will be fun, though ;).

    Congrats on such a pretty space! ;D

    Miki.

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  43. if we were friends, and you ever asked me to housesit for you, I would totally spend hours trying on your pretty dresses :)

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  44. You have the best closet! Can I raid it sometime?! ahaha like a swap thing? I'm sort of kidding and serious :) Anyway,can't wait to visit the blog tomorrow for another tour! :)

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  45. I think it's a great idea to make your clothing feel like a boutique! Since you love thrifting perhaps you can give some of your things away to friends to recharge your wardrobe with new items! I bet some of your friends have favorites among your vintage finds. I love sharing my finds.

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  46. This is insaaaaaane (in a good way) I hope one day I have as much room for clothes and shoes!! Looks absolutely brilliant, I've been eagerly awaiting this post since seeing your tumblr post! Excited about tomorrow's post too!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  47. super love it!
    it looks totally perfect.
    can't wait to see the bedroom! : )

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  48. I love your "closet" set up. Its so cute and big! I am pretty much living out of a make shift closet until my fiance and I finish building our house. I just wish it wasn't so cold already so we could actually work on it more!

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  49. You have the neatest living space, I love it! Glad you guys have figured out a way to organize everything:)

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  50. love it! I can't wait to see more of your house

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  51. Wow! I would probably stare at my clothes for hours if they looked that pretty! I remember when you first posted about wearing heels and now look how many you have! :)

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  52. This is incredible. All of my shoes are in a pile in the bottom of the closet with absolutely no organization. :)

    -Sara-

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  53. Oh man, I have major closet envy.

    xoxo mama wolf.

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  54. I have a question. You have an amazing wardrobe -especially the shoes- that I totally in every way envy. But I could never pull off shoes like that!! How much do you think your body type dictates your personal style. I mean, do you wear things you love no matter what, or do you restrict yourself to those pieces that accentuate your better features and diminish those you don't like as much?

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  55. your wardrobe is gorgeous and oh so enviable <3

    XO sahra
    EffortlessCool

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  56. omg haha!! this is your wardrobe?! omg sooo sooo many clothes!! ;o
    i have like 5 pairs of shoes and maybe 8 dresses/skirts!!! haha i'm sooo jelous :D

    but i loove the way how your clothes look without a closet etc. I wish I had a super big room where I could show my clothes not in a closet.. :D

    xxxx
    marysza

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  57. Oh, such envy...! My wardrobe is teeny and I don't have room to expand it!

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  58. Love it! i've always wanted to live in a loft but this is so beautiful.

    ps cutest iphone cover ever!

    Barnicles

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  59. I am so jealous of your closet, I wish I had the space to do this! Looks amazing!

    It's amazing to think that when I first started reading your blog way back, you wore the same pair of black flats in every outfit post and now look at your collection!

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  60. Your 'closet' is amazing! I wish I had one like that. Love it!!

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  61. I love this! I am looking to redo my closet and I wish I had enough space to do this but instead I have a small dinky closet that is overflowing with clothes, shoes, computer parts and sewing stuff. That is the only problem with living in a one room apartment, not enough storage space.

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  62. oh my gosh
    seriously
    this looks like a store
    not a closet

    a store I'd like to raid :)

    Great job on the organization! It really makes me want to redo our closet space, but I'm so bad at hanging things back up after they've fallen/been pulled off the hangers!

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  63. I love that there is a pair of roller skates in you wardrobe.

    ♥ Rebecca Jean
    Midnight Maniac

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  64. you are so creative with what you guys have, so inspiring!

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  65. HOOOO-LY closet, mama! WOW! Wow. I've never seen so many shoes outside of the shoe department at Macy's. Amazing.

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  66. wow kb! this is impressive! i'm so jelly...your wardrobe is amazing!

    xo. holly

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  67. holy CRAP girl...you have a TON of shoes, wowza!! i thought my closet/wardrobe room was awesome...you win!! lol

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  68. Jealousy is an understatement.
    You have literally the best closet ever!
    Max
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  69. OMG! I'm speachless! Never see so many funny shoes own by one person!

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  70. Gotta say that is the most amazing wardrobe I have ever seen. And I love how it is out there, so it's better if you have it all in order and looks good :) So jealous Kaelah, gotta admit that too! Thanks for sharing though it has given me ideas of how to arrange my shoes. I have shoe-space problems too :)

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  71. I am so jealous of your closet!! >.< It's so gorgeous (both the storage and the stuff in it) and you have so many beautiful dresses!! <3

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  72. Just lovely, Kaelah. As a perpetual organizer myself I am awed by your "closet" space. Well done.

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  73. I need those cat shoes in the 5th photo. Please.?

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB