my love-hate relationship with pinterest

pinterest is both a joy giver and a joy stealer for me.

i’ve talked many times about how it’s been a life saver when i’m standing in front of my closet, not sure what to wear.

but sometimes it complicates things.

when i fixate on recreating another’s look, there are many times i don’t like my version as well, and i feel unsatisfied.

to try and get myself out of this rut, i’ve started with one item i want to wear and used it to find inspiration within the rest of my closet.

take this outfit for example. i wanted to be super productive yesterday, so i picked this button up i’ve always worn with my suit. i held it up against the different bottoms i have in my closet, and it seemed to pop out against this skirt. from there, i paired it with cognac flats for the day, and these heels for date night.

bam! take that, pinterest. (please don’t leave me. i love you.)

pleated poppylinking up at the pleated poppy for what i wore wednesday!

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  • Beth (@dotinthecity) September 21, 2012 at 6:10 AM

    Well done! I love the combo and totally agree with you about Pinterest being a joy giver + stealer! Instagram does the same thing.

    • Caitlin September 22, 2012 at 8:21 AM

      So.true. I have to ration myself on both of them. They’re such fun things, but can steal the joy right out of you if you’re not careful!

  • Kelly Marra September 21, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    This is my favorite so far! :o)
    You have a good eye – the colors work well together and it’s sophisticated, but approachable at the same time.

    • Caitlin September 22, 2012 at 8:22 AM

      Thank you, Kelly!

  • lizette vigo September 21, 2012 at 9:41 AM
    • Caitlin September 22, 2012 at 8:22 AM

      Thanks, Lizette!

  • Audrey @ Putting Me Together September 21, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    So pretty! This color is fantastic. I like to do what you’ve done too–hone in on particular pieces and create outfits around those. So helpful in discovering more outfit possibilities!

    • Caitlin September 22, 2012 at 8:22 AM

      Thank you, Audrey. It really is! Mmm remixing. What would I do without it? :)

  • kat September 22, 2012 at 8:09 AM

    lovely! You should never stop wearing bright colors. Ever.

    • Caitlin September 22, 2012 at 8:23 AM

      Thanks friend! Can’t wait for coffee tomorrow!

  • Ariel E September 26, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    I stopped in from The Pleated Poppy. I understand your Pinterest conflict! :) I love your jewel-tones top paired with the golden skirt. So chic.

    • Caitlin September 27, 2012 at 4:52 PM

      Hi Ariel! I’m so glad you did. Thanks for your sweet words! Hope you’re having a great week!

  • TheLeatherSkirt October 1, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Great look! LOVE that skirt!

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