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pinspiration station // 3 pinners to follow #inspiration

Some days I just don’t know what to write about here. I’m not feeling super inspired today probably because it’s a dreary day and I haven’t been sleeping particularly well. Does that ever happen to you? I know it’s probably (ok, most likely) extremely cliche, but this is when I turn to Pinterest to get the happy juices flowing again. Today, I want to share with you some of my favorite people to follow, plus a few of my favorite pins from them.

casual sensibilities
Let’s start with fashion, shall we? If you’re craving Paris-sophisticated style, golden retrievers, and raw denim, check out the Pinterest of Kristen Dolzynski. I love her casual sensibilities and careful curation. (link to pin)

a stacked pantry
I also appreciate the Pinterest page of Katie Armour, mostly for the quirkiness and range of her pins. Plus, she’s got a board titled Pugs Pugs Pugs. (link to pin)

Chocolate, Hazelnuts Swirl Spelt Buns
Another favorite pinner is Julia from Sassy Kitchen. Judging from the images she’s drawn to, you can tell she has a keen eye for careful styling and delicious, but approachable recipes. (link to pin)

inspiring pins of from the weekend

After being snowed in all weekend, I swear I pinned so much. Pinterest is just the perfect way to pass the hours while stuck indoors, plus it’s always such a great source of inspiration. Here are some of my favorite pins from the weekend.

all white everything
I wish my garment rack looked like this… and don’t even get me started on those floor boards. (link)

a soft and pretty vanity
And while we’re on the topic of apartment wishlists… why can’t my bathroom vanity look like this? (link)

awesome styling
How’s this for awesome, off-the-wall styling? (link)

stripes are my favorite
Stripes are just my favorite. This look has me all kinds of inspired though. (link)

comfy cozy
Confession: sometimes I match my pajamas to my bedding, sort of like this. (link)

Love the look of moody, vintage-inspired apothecary artifacts and scientific specimens? This tutorial from Terrain, assembled by one of their in-store display artists, teaches you an ingenious way to achieve this moody look using a basic scanner and some of the season’s freshest blooms. I absolutely love this project because it reminds me of making sunprints as a kid, but in a totally twisted way! Be sure to check out the easy and ingenious tutorial here.

how to style dark botanicals

images via Terrain

Happy heart day! How sweet are these settings created by Vogue for all of your various Valentines? Each place setting is quirky, cute, and just plain lovely, with helpful hints like throwing a picnic when spending v-day with your little one or considering the three Cs when dining with your long-time love (candlelight, cocktails, and Casablanca, naturally). How will you be spending the evening?

images via Vogue

Hot off the presses, here’s a first look at the Spring 2013 lookbook from British shop Plümo. The photography and styling is fab, but what I love most is their breadth of offering — accessories, home product, and the most gorgeous apparel I’ve seen in a while. I’ve been focusing on adding statement pieces to my mostly-basics wardrobe and that long fringe scarf is exactly what the doctor ordered. Is it spring yet?

images via Plümo. Also, Anne from The City Sage has shared more images here. The Spring 2013 catalog will be available to shop online February 10!

You probably don’t know him, but you should. In his newest series, photographer Carl Kleiner collects random materials and combines them into these works of lollipop-inspired art. What I love most about them is the mix of color based on material. They all predominantly feature neutrals, but the odd pop color tossed in is just right. And how good are those blue drips??

via It’s Nice That

Ugh, Free People is KILLIN’ IT lately. The styling in the November catalog is just SO good — really makes me get in the mood, whether it’s dark and ethereal, soft and romantic, or breezy and festive. I love how magical each shot is, like it’s from a dark, twisted fairytale.

images via Fashion Gone Rogue