I had this long post written about free time, photography, cheap shots (as in pictures/shots), and whatnot, but then this morning something happened – I discovered Polyvore.
I’ve heard of Polyvore, of course, through Pinterest most of all. People are constantly posting cute outfits from that site on their boards and I end up pinning a lot of them. But I never investigated who is making all those outfit images until today. Sure enough, you just open up an account and start creating outfits to save and share. Oh dear.
I actually made one using a dress I already own; I was thinking about how to wear it in colder weather and searching for ideas on how to wear tulle in winter – that’s what got me started in the first place. I found a few cute ideas I wanted to pin, then thought wait a minute, people are making these outfits on the internet somehow – let me take a few minutes to try and find out how to do them myself. And about fifteen minutes later, I’d made my first “set.”
One of the main reasons I use Pinterest is to give myself outfit ideas to glance over when it’s time to hurry up and get dressed already, and now I can do this without even having to try everything on first (although trying it all on is always better). Everything except the earrings (obviously, since I don’t wear them), bracelet, and purse I already own, at least some variation of it, so this is just one more way to plan and put things together without the drudgery that sometimes occurs when trying lots of items on. The dress I was able to search for by name, since I just bought it, and sure enough the site pulled the actual dress right up. Then I searched for a mint cardigan, because I already own one, brown tall boots (none of them that came up exactly match the ones I have, but these are close) and so on for the accessories.
So I’ll post today’s update tomorrow, and leave you with this for now. I am off to force myself to go to the grocery store instead of staying on Polyvore all day long…but it’s going to be difficult. With any luck, my fab outfits will take Pinterest by storm. We’ll see.
Somewhere in the recesses of my brain, I recognized Polyvore and then realized I had pinned it on Pinterest and faved it on FB or home decorating pages. Nice that it can be used this way. I like this outfit — colors I cannot really wear, since I am a Winter but appreciate. I am sure it is fun to do this. I try to keep my stuff color-organized to cut down on time putting an outfit together and I tend to wear the colors of the week (ancient ones) so I don’t have to think because I wear whites, blues and silvers on Monday, red and pink on Tuesday, etc. Those are my own devices. This is like paper dolls in a way, but practical. Interesting to see what else you do with it.
I’m a Winter too, but I’ve never paid the least bit of attention to that. I wear what colors I want season be damned!
I hear you – I just look better in “my” colors. But I have a fair amount of the others – I try to keep them away from my face.
This is amazing. I’m checking it out right now.
You can use it for home furnishings/decorating and stuff like that too. It actually is pretty fun!