In high school I learned a little bit about bookbinding and made several journals for myself. Originally meant to be sketchbooks; somewhere between sophomore year of high school and college they turned into scrapbooks of clippings from magazines for both home decor and style. I recently uncovered these scrapbooks and started to add into them again. It's amazing how little my style has changed over the last decade and how much these little books have preserved of my younger self. I thought it would be fun to share them with you as I begin to use them again myself.
My style scrapbook is a lot thinner than the home decor book, you can tell where my priorities lie, but it is nearly crammed full of magazine clippings from 2002 on. The cover of this scrapbook is hued in some of my all time favorite colors: tomato red, mint green, peach, and yellow. To this day that's a reflection of my personality.
So many of the looks in this book have been styles I've tried to replicate through the years, with thick braids, classic lines, vintage florals, and a feminine silhouette. I've known far longer than I ever realized what my "look" should be, but I'm just now getting the hang of it. It's fun adding newer clippings alongside the old ones and seeing how they compliment and contrast one another.
There is no specific design or layout with these, no artistic flourishes, just images of inspiration haphazardly glued onto dusty pages. Do any of you keep scrapbooks like this? I'd love to see some. Big kiss, bekuh