I know what you're thinking: "That's why we have Pinterest. Duh. God bless Pinterest!"
I don't know what my problem is, but I've been signed up for Pinterest for at least two years--maybe three--and I never, ever use it. Never. I have no idea why. I think it has to do with an aversion to screens: I have the luxury of not having to work full time, so the idea of spending one extra minute staring at a screen--even for something fun--just sounds exhausting rather than fun. I know by the time you've scrolled to the bottom of this post, you're gonna be like, "Girl, just use Pinterest. Please. Do yourself and the world a favor." We'll see. I don't hate it or anything--maybe I'm frustrated because I'm too lazy to figure out how to get the same (completely random) images I see in magazines (I read a lot of magazines) onto a Pinterest board. I don't feel like finding other images: I want the ones I just ripped out from this or that magazine.
Anyway, here's what I did this summer:
|The lighting is awful, I know.|
I had ripped out a bunch of stuff from some magazines and catalogues, but I had no idea what I was going to do with them. So, I slapped up four adhesive cork board squares on the inside of my closet door. The images were too pretty to throw away--I had to find a place for them.
|Clockwise from top left: turquoise vintage car in Sonoma, California; Tiffany ad featuring jewelry from this year's The Great Gatsby (I want that headband so bad I could weep); Jaclyn Smith--how gorgeous are her ankles? to die for.|
|I tried on that pink dress on the right at Anthro--meh.|
Because I know I have trouble parting with things that don't really matter, the deal is that I have to throw away all of these when I switch them out for fall images. Because I'm a sick person with a real problem, I already know that I'm not throwing away Carrie, Zooey, or White Bathing Suit. It'll be tough throwing away Jaclyn, but I'm sure I'll survive.
Ok, so maybe I have to try Pinterest again? I like seeing things right in front of me though--why are all the best things in life becoming limited to screens?