Retail therapy? Shopping to me is more a stresser. Racks and racks of clothing to be sorted through for size, style, and modesty. Dressing room fiascos. The time commitment. I like the end of shopping trips, when I (hopefully) have some new pieces to play with and prettiness to spin in. But besides making a list of things I need (which has gotten harder in the years since I stopped growing vertically and stopped ‘growing out’ of clothes per se), shopping wasn’t the most fun thing in the world.
Ever since Adornabelle entered the scene about a year ago and I remembered I didn’t have to be a fashionista to be stylish in my own way, I’ve changed the way I think about shopping. Sure, it can still be overwhelming. Dressing room drama still happens. And the whole thing takes time.
But I enjoy it more now. Why? Because I know what I want.
How do I know what I want? Because I know what I like, what styles I gravitate toward, what brand of prettiness makes me happy. Thanks to Pinterest.
It all started when Trina showed me how to define my personal style. “We must spend more time focusing on what we’ve been wired to love than on what the culture is trying to get us to buy,” she suggests. And how do we find what we’re “wired to love”? A great way is to Pinterest your style.
What Pinterest Says I Like
Chantel mentioned it first when she said she was beginning to notice a pattern as she embarked on Pinteresting her style. Lo and behold, I’m seeing a pattern on my style board, too.
For one, lots of straight, knee-length dresses with a flounce, ribbon or belt. Similarly, somehow over the past year, my closet has adopted a few simple chemise dresses that I can easily accessorize.
Speaking of accessories, there were scarves and long necklaces with pendants or beads long before such things graced my neck. Brighter colors in all forms, like teal polka-dot shirts and red, button-down blouses.
And this dress? I pinned it twice without realizing it. In two different colors (one is my favorite, peach)–and it’s similar to an outfit I wear twice a week sometimes.
It’s crazy that something like a pinterest board can help to hone in on your own personal style preferences that you may have missed otherwise. But it can and it does! To me, that’s an exciting break through.
Do you have a style board on Pinterest?
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