Playing with barbie dolls was not something I was allowed to do growing up. Something to do with getting a wrong view of women, not a healthy one that is…and probably because my dad was the king of overprotective. Now that I’m a parent, I get it a little bit. Anyway, I remember always being enthralled with barbies- at other people’s houses. And I didn’t really care about “playing” barbies as much as I just loved to dress them and do their hair.
I found polyvore online a few years ago but back then it wasn’t very polished and user-friendly so I quickly lost interest. Then, along came pinterest and I started seeing clothing sets from polyvore popping up all over. I jumped over to the old site one evening and punched in my username…wondering if it would even remember me. Sure enough, I got right in.
And in I have stayed. The other night Bart rolled his eyes for the hundredth time when he saw that I was on polyvore again and explained it perfectly- “it’s like grown-up version of barbies”. I laughed and agreed. The best part about it is I can put together all kinds of outfits…for fun, for other people (i’ve started dressing my friends hehe)…the sky’s the limit. It’s so easy- you just type in “grey cardigan” and about a hundred grey cardis show up, ready to be thrown on a “board”. Or you could choose a pretty dress and accessorize the rest of it…what’s hilarious is when I click on items sometimes and see a shirt that costs thousands of dollars- it really is another world…sooo entertaining. And yes, I’m 32.
Here are some of my favorite boards so far…