This is rather embarrassing, but I’m going to toss it out there into the blogosphere. I love reading magazines, but sadly enough I don’t subscribe to all of my guilty pleasures, for those I need to go to the dentist or some other doctor appointment. However, someone who lives near me has a fabulous subscription to InStyle magazine! I just happened to be recycling some of my diaper and fruit puree pouch boxes when I see a perfectly clean copy of the latest InStyle, right on top.
What would any other gal do? I took it and walked quickly back inside so that afore-mentioned neighbor wouldn’t see me.. What I realized after looking at the 400+ pages of style, is that I have no idea what is actually in style. I mean seriously, no idea. I will say I spotted a few pieces that I just loved, all of which were $300 and over.
What I found most shocking was not that I was reading a pilfered magazine from the garbage, but that this actually exists.
Wait, what? Books by the Foot, I don’t know if I am in love or just plain flabbergasted. Here in my style naivety I thought people simply read books, then removed the book jacket to discover pretty spines and then decorated accordingly. Nope! No they don’t, they buy them by the FOOT! This made me think of the scene in Good Will Hunting when Will asks “Do you buy all of these retail or do you send away for, like, a shrink kit that comes with all these volumes included?” – my guess is that he bought them here at Books by the Foot.
I do feel ever so slightly hypocritical for judging people who style these amazing bookshelves with beautiful books, when I choose my reading material from a recycle bin. Seriously, look how beautiful these are? I can’t decide which one I love the most.
Try not to judge, I swear I only take magazines from the recycle bin when they are clean and right on top…and most importantly when no one is looking.