This is my SIXTH year doing Pinspired March and every year my posing gets
better… worse… very serious… the same. 😉 Pinspired March remains a way for me to play with my thrifted wardrobe and find new inspiration for how to style my clothes. And it is just a fun time for me, my family, and everyone who follows along!
I have had lots of questions this year about how I go about doing Pinspired March so I thought I would take some time to share a bit about my process for anyone interested.
Pinspired March on Pinterest
I made the decision in about 2015 to keep my Pinspired March boards secret on Pinterest. The reason is simple: I want to keep the looks a suprise! I have plenty of other boards related to The Spirited Thrifter on Pinterest – my thrift hunting list, thrift related pins, recipes, cocktails, etc. I do find the looks I copy on Pinterest though and save them on a new board each year. I am never able to copy every inspirational pin and I am always tempted to keep doing Pinspired looks in perpetuity but…
Pinspired March Takes Time
It can be a bit of a scramble to find a pin I want to copy, find the pieces to copy it with, get my son to take the shot – which often requires several takes – make the collage and post it. I absolutely love doing it but, you may notice, it swallows up most of my social media time leaving barely any to blog. I like the once a year tradition of Pinspired March though I am pondering doing a weekly feature throughout the year… stay tuned!
Pinspired March Chicken or Egg?
People routinely ask whether I find a pin and then go thrifting for pieces to copy it, or look for a pin featuring a piece I already have. The answer is: BOTH! Most of the time, I search for pins with specific garments and see what I can find.
But I also find pins that I would like to copy and keep an eye out for suitable pieces while thrifting.
Then there are the pins I stumble upon as I am browsing Pinterest that pique my interest for re-creation with my thrifted pieces…
I don’t believe the pieces or the poses have to be an exact match during Pinspired March despite that my middle son calls this “Matching March”!! It all depends on how it comes together which varies by day because I do not draft and schedule posts in advance though I might take an extra shot or two on weekends or on location…
Pinspired March Outtakes
This year, I’ve really enjoyed posting outtakes, outfit details and other fun behind the scenes shots on Instagram Stories.
That is where a lot of the magic happens and I’m so glad to be able to share that with others who enjoy this time of year!
Pinspired March Photographer
The MOST frequent question I get is: who takes your pictures? Although my husband, youngest two kids, and various friends and family have all been enlisted as Pinspired March Photographers, my main photographer since 2014 has been my oldest son, who is now 13.
Pinspired March is not only the favourite time of year for most of The Spirited Thrifter followers, it is MY favourite time too! I have so much fun, and every giggle I inspire and smile I entice fills my heart with joy.
Do you have any other burning questions about Pinspired March?! I would be happy to answer them. Meanwhile, I want you to know I appreciate every single person who reads what I write and follows me on any platform. I care less about influence and more about connection, and Pinspired March seems to bring out the best connection. I am grateful!
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