Pinterest: 5 Reasons To Give In To The Pin

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1. Street Style

I am a self-professed obsessor of all things street style. There is something about the unstaged, candid nature of street style photographs that always keeps me coming back for more. And on Pinterest, there are new images literally every minute. My favorite street style story to date? The time my Aunt Mary attended New York Fashion Week, and a man with a camera hollered in her direction. “To the side, please! To the side!” She immediately stepped sideways, startled to discover that he was addressing her friends behind her. As it turns out, the infamous fashion photo journalist Bill Cunningham wanted to take her photo for the paper! I don’t know if it made publication, but I’ll be sure to post a photo if I ever track it down.

2. Styling Tips

Pinterest is an endless mecca for all of those creative pent up, nay, pinned-up energy. And some pinners  have so much goodness, they never seem to sleep. Instead, they flood my homepage with clever ideas. In mass amounts, it translates to stimuli bombardment. But in small doses, it can be the difference between a closet in crisis and three new outfits I never would have thought to put together.

3. The Treats

I could spend an entire day looking up dessert recipes on Pinterest. It’s too much: the photography, the rainbow sprinkles, the cheesecake-stuffed strawberries that I’m already plotting. As someone who loves photos and baking (and eating!) sweets, Pinterest is a haven for thy inner sweet tooth. And for times I am having a craving,  I’ve experienced both sides of the fence: giving in to one after pinning, or getting over it altogether.

4. The Shopping

Our store Pinterest just embarked on some new boards, thanks to our glittering website filled with merchandise. Each of our stores has its own board, featuring multiple detailed pins of new items uploaded to our website each week. Even on my days off, I can’t wait to check out what new items will be put online. It makes it that much more fun to pin them, and even more fun to see how fast they get re-pinned. 

5. The Cuteness

I recently made a new board with one feature in mind: CATS. As a Here We Go Again family of many cats (our owner Chris took in a stray cat last year who ended up having kittens, several who were kept by Chris and our Broadway Manager Amanda-Jean!), I couldn’t not do a board of feisty felines. And while I couldn’t tell you the science behind it, I’m fairly certain that there is a magical part of the brain that lights up when one gets a dose of kitten cuteness.

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Author: Chris Gauger

Chris is a self-confessed resale fashionista. A fashion recycler from an early age, she learned the consignment business from her mother, Jan Gauger, at omt divine resale in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris moved to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and immediately felt at home, among her people. She started Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique in 1992 and has never looked back. The second location of her store opened in 1997. Chris loves pretty much everything about clothes and fashion, but she has a serious boot and shoe addiction that is fed by the two stores. It's doubtful she will ever be recovered. In addition to clothes, Chris loves mentoring young women and teaching them about what it takes to run and manage a small business. She has employed some pretty remarkable women over the years and is grateful for all they've done to help grow Here We Go Again. She is a Hoosier by birth, but was raised in Nebraska. She has two sisters who continue to run the consignment store there, and one brother who has sense enough to stay out of the way. Her husband of twenty-seven years, is a land use planner and the fix-anything-guru that Chris relies upon more often than she'd like.

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