Caring for leather boots with Lexol

Fall is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited to break out our boots! Maybe it’s the background in horseback riding, but we love to care for our fall boots like we would care for our riding boots before a show. We have been using Lexol products on our riding boots forever and we love using them on all our other boots to keep the leather in tip top shape.

 Caring for leather boots with Lexol

We use two products to keep our boots looking their best. First, we wash away the dirt with Lexol leather cleaner and then we condition the leather with Lexol leather conditioner.

Caring for leather boots with lexol

Watch the short video below to see how we care for our boots with Lexol:

Let us know what products you use to care for your leather boots in the comments below.

LGR Address Book: Carinthia

 

Carinthia Montreal

Looking for the best cobbler in Montreal? Look no further than Carinthia! The company has been around since 1940 and is known in Montreal has one of the best cobblers. They are the only place we recommend you bring your Christian Louboutin’s. Clients include: Holt Renfrew, Ogilvy’s, Stuart Weitzman and many more.

Carinthia Montreal

It can be tricky to care for your Louboutins red soles and when you get them from the store they can be quite slippery. Carinthia will take your shoes and put on a matching half sole to prevent you from slipping and damaging the soles. Ever get your stiletto caught in a grate? Mess up the leather on your heel? They can fix that.

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Take a look at some of our own before and after pictures.

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Carinthia is the only place we trust to bring any of our shoes.

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Le Garde-Robe Loves: Pliio

There is nothing worse than trying to find your favorite t-shirt in your drawer. With traditional folding everything is piled on top of each other and it makes it difficult to see what is on the bottom. And once you find your shirt, those neat piles are no longer and you are left with an unorganized mess of a drawer. Making every item you own visible is the key to an organized closet, that is why Pliio is so popular amongst professional organizers. Pliio is a clothing filer that helps shape your clothes so they can be easily filed in your drawer or storage box. We strongly suggest this product to all our clients.

LGR loves Pliio

There are  different sizes available. We use the small to fold workout tanks and camisoles and the medium to fold t-shirts. There is also a large size available, which is great for folding larger sweaters.

We put together a step by step guide on how to fold using the Pliio. It takes the same amount of time as regularly folding your clothes, but you’re left with a much neater result.

Medium size Pliio:

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LGR loves Pliio

Small size Pliio:

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LGR loves Pliio

 

We love how easy it is to see all our shirts when we use the Pliio system. What do you think of this product?

Organized Spaces: The Pantry

Our first love might be closets, but we definitely have a thing for organized pantries. To us, an organized pantry takes the stress out of anything kitchen related. We thought we would share a quick round-up of our favorite pantries and some tips and tricks to keeping your pantry organized and stress free.

Tip #1: Using clear containers

Everything we buy comes in a different sized box or container and never looks streamlined when placed in a pantry. We love how the NEAT Method uses labelled clear containers to keep their clients pantry organized. Clear containers enable you to see exactly how much you have left of a certain product and the labels help identify what is in each one. Plus, the airtight containers keep your food fresh longer. Who else hates when cereal goes stale? To take this one step further, we recommend including the cooking time on the labels of certain items like pasta, oatmeal or cake mixes.

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Tip #2: Use baskets

Baskets are great to keep items that don’t need to be in an airtight container together. You can keep all your granola bars or water bottles together in one place. This pantry designed by Maison Maison does just that. If you’re looking for chips all you have to do is pull out the chip basket and all your options are there.

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Tip #3: Keep appliances in your pantry to free up counter space

Obviously this tip only works if you are lucky enough to have a large pantry like the one pictured above. There is nothing worse than walking into a kitchen and seing 10 different appliances sprawled out on the counter. We like the idea of keeping them in the pantry hidden from guests. That way your kitchen always looks clean and uncluttered and the mess stays hidden in the pantry!

Feeling inspired to tackle your messy pantry this week? We listed some items mentioned below.

Good Grips 10-Piece POP Canister Set

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Montauk Lined Rectangular Storage Bins

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Let us know what other tips and tricks work for you. We would love to see what you guys use to keep organized.

 

 

Le Garde-Robe loves: The Laundress

There is nothing worse than lugging all your clothes to the dry cleaner every other week and spending a fortune on all those bills. This is where The Laundress comes in. Their non-toxic products offer an at home dry cleaning alternative. Their product line is diverse and has something to tackle any of your laundry needs. We listed some of our musts for laundry day below.

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Delicate Wash: This product is perfect for anything labelled dry clean only. We use it on all our silk Equipment blouses and La Perla delicates. It keeps everything in tip-top condition and has a better scent than those dry-cleaning chemicals.

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Wool & Cashmere Shampoo: This product is great to hand wash all of those fall sweaters we just can’t wait to wear. It also has a subtle cedar scent that we love.

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Stain Solution: From red wine to coffee to makeup this product can get rid of any stain! This product is our lifesaver and has kept our clothing looking their best.

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Not only do these products work, keep our clothes smelling and feeling great , the packaging is over the top and will make a great addition to any laundry room.

Container Store favourites!

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When we’re not at Holt Renfrew, you can definitely find us shopping online at The Container Store (#CanadianProblems). They have a variety of products to help you organize any space. We decided to share our fave Container Store products that we can’t live without.

Container store favorites

1. The clear acrylic shelf dividers are a great way to keep piles of sweaters from toppling over. We especially love this model from The Container Store because of it’s built in hanger hook!

2. An easy way to streamline your closet and increase your hanging space is to switch all your hangers to Huggable Hangers! We love this product because the hangers are non-slip and keep even the slinkiest of tops off the floor. They come in a variety of colours, but we like the chic look of all black.

3. We hate leaving empty hangers on the rod. So to keep things organized we always have a freestanding hanger organizer in our closets.

4. There is nothing worse than rummaging through your hosiery drawer looking for a specific pair of tights early in the morning. We use StoxBox to keep all of our tights neatly organized.

5. The Grey drop-front boxes are a great tool to store a ton of different items. We like to store our cashmere sweaters in these! The drop down front makes for easy access.

6. The 32 Compartment Drawer Organizer is perfect for storing ties, socks or undergarments. It helps keep everything visible and neatly placed.

7. This scarf organizer from Umbra is equal parts function and form! What’s not to love about a hanger that keeps scarves organized and looks beautiful at the same time?

8. The clear jewelry chest is a great piece to store all your baubles so they are easily accessible and tangle free. We also love the the acrylic makeup chest to store all of our products!

What are your favorite Container Store items? Fellow Canadians, let us know where you like to shop to find functional and beautiful organization products!

August Faves!

We thought we would compile a list of our favorite items from August. These pieces are great for transitioning to fall and we especially love our Anthropologie Vestige lipstick holder to keep all our YSL lipsticks organized and beautifully displayed.

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1. Céline trapeze bag (sold out, found it in red!)  2. Hermès Paddock scarf   3. Joe’s Annie Stay Spotless  4. YSL Volupté Sheer Candy  5. Anthropologie Vestige Lipstick holder 

Can’t wait to start fall with a pumpkin spice latte in hand!

Khloé Kardashian’s fitness closet

Khloé Kardashian takes her health and fitness seriously. I mean have you seen her rocking body? Khloé has dedicated an entire closet in her new house for her workout clothes and accessories. Check out the pictures below to see what we are talking about and head over to SELF to see the whole interview.

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We know we would love to have a closet like this. It might motivate us to hit the gym a little more often!

Our 5 favorite closets

If you are anything like us, you would take a custom closet over a custom kitchen any day. You can only store Louboutins in your oven for so long before you might actually need to use it!  So we rounded-up our top 5 to die for closets

1.  My domaine recently featured Jaime Kings closet and it’s absolutely stunning!  The talented Lisa Adams of LA Closet Design transformed the Hollywood starlet’s tight space into a breathtaking showroom complete with a sunglass display case and denim bar. After all why sacrifice design for convenience when you can have it all?

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2. One of our favorite fashion bloggers, Rach Parcell of Pink Peonies proved that closets can be just as stylish as the outfits they hold. Her closet/office resembles more of a high end fashion boutique complete with three full walls of shoe display and a leopard carpet. Or as Rachel zoe would say, We die.

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Image from Pink Peonies

 

3. Our favorite Laguna Beach and The Hills alum, Lauren Conrad, created a dreamy dressing room for her Beverly Hills penthouse. We love how the multiple glass closet doors allow her to not only check her wardrobe/outfit at a glance, but gives the space a light and airy feeling. Well done LC, well done!

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Image from InStyle

 

4. Inspired by the glamorous Jimmy Choo stores, this Brooklyn closet by Clos-ette is equipped with everything you could ever need, literally. With its stunning floor length mirrors, decorative lilac accents and built in fridge it has perfected the serene look it was modeled after. The only difficult decision is deciding what’s more impressive: the closet or the owners Hermes collection?

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Image from Refinery 29

 

5. How can we do a top 5 closet post and not talk about Theresa Roemer’s? Crowned the largest closet in America, the 3000 square feet is spread out over three floors connected by a breathtaking spiral staircase. Estimated to have cost $500,000, the luxury goods showcased are sure to rival those found in any palace. Check it out on Harper’s Bazaar. We dare you.

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Make sure you follow us on Pinterest for more amazing closets we find online!

 

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