Friends, today I am going to let you into a special little part of my organized world, my style notebook!
First, a little backstory… This notebook started when I was in high school. I was a voracious reader of Lucky magazine (and still am) and loved tons of outfits in each issue. But the more issues I received the more the magazines I had stacking up. So, I started to think of ways to keep outfits I loved without taking up the space used by stacks of magazines and thus my Style Notebook was born! What started as 1/2″ binder has now grown to a 2″ mammoth book that is bursting at the seams!
So why do I keep this notebook? What’s the point?
For me, I use this notebook as a constant source of inspiration. I look though these pages on a weekly (and sometimes daily) basis and am constantly inspired to re-mix my closet and try new combinations. I also find that I am often drawn to a very consistent style of clothes (classic, girly, preppy) and so it helps me focus my shopping to see what I am drawn too and keeps me from buying things that don’t fit my aesthetic. Sometimes I purchase the exact items I cut out, but many other times I use them to spark an idea when styling myself in the morning.
Here is a peak inside the pages…
|Love this fun party outfit (makes the perfect cover)!|
|The very first picture I ever tore out of Lucky… and an outfit I still love! This is the pic that started it all 🙂|
|I’m constantly falling in love with the looks in my Vineyard Vines catalogues, I have a whole section of the book devoted to looks from VV!|
|A sampling of the variety of pages in my book|
|Loved this shirt so much I now have one hanging in my closet 🙂|
To find out where I store all the ideas this book conjures up, tune in next Monday for part 2 of “Organize-me Monday”!