Up until a few years ago, traveling with jewelry wasn’t much of an issue for me. I had a few pairs of earrings and a tiny (2” by 3”) little oriental cloth zipper case I put them in when I traveled. Then I met Geralin Thomas who, among her many talents, is a wardrobe consultant. She’s helped me up my game in terms of clothing and especially in terms of accessories.
So now when I travel, particularly when I travel somewhere where I’ll see Geralin (like the NAPO or ICD conferences), I bring loads of jewelry. When I saw Geralin in March, she frowned at the tangled mess of necklaces I pulled out of a jewelry roll. I don’t think she felt I was respecting them properly—and she was right.
So I was really pleased when the folks at Clos-ett Too reached out to me asking if I’d like to review one of their products and do a giveaway. I perused their website and their Travel Jewelry Case jumped right out at me.
When closed, it resembles a zippered binder. In fact, it has about the same dimensions as a standard 1” three-ring binder. But it’s soft—It appears to be made of a vinyl-covered linen. Inside are two-sided “pages” lined in faux suede and covered in zippered vinyl to create compartments. (The exceptions: the ring holder isn’t covered in vinyl and the necklace has a zip-open vinyl cover.) You can travel light with just one page or bring a few. When inside the binder, they snap together.
There are storage areas for necklaces, earrings, rings, and multipurpose 4 × 4” compartments. You can buy additional pages equipped with the compartments you need, making it very versatile.
I haven’t traveled since receiving the case, but I loaded it up with the usual jewelry I travel with. I can see it has several advantages over the jewelry roll I was using:
This case is so convenient that I could see permanently storing the jewelry in pages and storing the pages in a drawer, if I had a drawer to spare. (As it is, I’ll continue using the dresser-top storage solutions I’ve worked out.)
The photos I took of my jewelry in the case look pretty unprofessional. (I need to get some sort of lighting set up to elevate the quality of my blog photos.) So I’m going to ask you to be satisfied with the above photo and the ones on their website.
Here’s the exciting part: Clos-ette Too is giving away a pink Travel Jewelry Case to one lucky blog reader! To enter, simply make a comment on this blog post. You can receive an additional entry by tweeting about the giveaway. (Be sure and use @janinea in the tweet, so that I will see it.) You can receive another giveaway entry by writing on the wall or commenting at the Peace of Mind Organizing Facebook page. The contest ends at noon, central time, on Wednesday, May 30. The winner will be notified on Thursday, May 31 and I’ll announce the winner here on the blog that day as well.