Most of you know that during this period of "house arrest" I have become a Pinterest junkie. My physical activities are still severely limited. So Pinterest is like fantasy shopping. I do find great outfit inspiration and wear them even if I'm home alone all day.
One thing that I've noticed is that I'm seeing more and more photos of "curvy" women and that gives me hope that our attitudes are changing. What concerns me is that they are still in the 20 year old range. Occasionally I see pins of a beautiful 50+ movie star. Sometimes that's just as bad as trying to be inspired by a painfully thin teenager. I'm pondering. Why am I not seeing more over 40/50 yr old normal women out there showing us their style? Any of us that blog knows there is a great fashion void to fill in that age group. We call on designers and retailers to fill that need when all along we have had the ability to up our game and do it ourselves.
My proposition is for all of us to make a concerted effort to pin ourselves and each other. I'm not exactly sure how the Pinterest algorithm works but I think if they start seeing some numbers maybe our photos will start showing up. We have all talked about visibility or the lack of it when one is lucky enough to enter this phase of life. I think it's time we took control.
So I say pin away. If you find another blogger and like her style or outfit Pin it. Then take it a step further and show that inspiration photo on your blog post. We all know the link back rules so play nice and give credit where credit is due.
This would also be a great way to draw traffic to your blog. I wrote this post yesterday but didn't get around to editing it until today (you all know how busy I am)!. This morning I got an email from IFB that talks about this very topic. You can read it here.
Do any of you think this is a good idea? Would you be willing to go along with me to get our message out there? Let me know. Maybe we can start something that will make a difference to "invisible" women everywhere or at least in our little corner of the world.
Today I wore a Pinterest inspired outfit consisting of a turtle neck over a turned up button down. I went with a sleeveless blouse to reduce bulk. I'm not sure if the denim skirt will make it out of the house or if I'll change into jeans. With boots and fleece lined leggings I think I might be warm enough but we'll seeeeeeeeeee!!
All of the clothing worn has been thrifted. I would say total under $10.00.
Today is the first time I've been able to use my camera in over 4 months. Oh, how I missed it! Now I just need to retrain myself!
Have a good weekend!! Let me know what you think about what I ranted about today.