"Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman."
- CoCo Chanel
As I focus on the rebranding of Tonia, the author, and begin to spend more time networking with individuals of like minds, I have begun to rely almost solely on Pinterest, my secret addiction, to keep me stylish and fabulous in the public eye. For those of you that are not familiar with Pinterest, it is a pin-board style photo sharing website that allows users to strategically group photos onto custom made boards. Thanks to Pinterest, I have planned my wedding, babyshower, decorated my dream home, and planned my 30th birthday party, even though I am not anywhere near marriage, pregnant, rich, or quite near 30. You can call it delusional, but I would just call it being proactive.
Visit Tonia TheAuthor's profile on Pinterest.
Until recently though, the only board that I had actually put to use had been my recipe board. I think that I am something like a Chef Roble when I step into the kitchen, even if I'm only boiling water for my nightly tea. However, the recent influx in networking events and mingling with the trying to be rich and famous has caused a surge in my Pinterest usage and inspired the idea of #Pinspiration.
I did not coin the term #Pinspiration, however it has become a integral part of my life. If you have read past blogs, then you are aware that my time for things that are not business or branding related is extremely limited. Before #Pinspiration, I often caught myself at the mall on borrowed time trying to put together a outfit for an same day event that I found out about last minute. However, three significant things have led to a drastic change in my preparation process:
- Rebranding has cut my shopping budget down significantly
- My three closets and dresser are over capacity
- I was one outfit away from being the next star on Confession of a Shopaholic
As these three things begin to sit on the forefront of my mind, I had a strike of genius. I decided to put my fashion Pinterest board to use. Instead of spending my limited time and funds at the mall or online shopping, I made the decision to use Pinterest and my current wardrobe to recreate fashionable outfits. Follow my ToniatheAuthor Instagram page to see all of my #Pinspiration recreations!
Tonia The Author