I am and have always been a paper kinda girl. My three top purchases in college? Forever21 pieces for my weekend wear, bubble tea, and pretty notebooks from the local Barnes and Noble. Let’s just say I may have kept that place in business back in the day.
Don’t get me wrong, I love technology and the convenience it affords to everyday life (plus the connections you can maintain with friends everyone and things like my career that I am endlessly grateful for) but I’ll always have a special place in my heart for paper. There’s something ultra-satisfying about writing on paper, whether it’s a list (I blame Liz for this one) or more of a let it flow, brain dump style of writing. I get some kind of sick satisfaction from crossing items off of my to-do or using a paper calendar, journaling, doodling…you name it, I love it all.
Bottom line, there’s a little Christmas morning magic in the cracking of a fresh notebook and writing in it for the first time.
I also love using paper rather than exclusively relying on my phone and computer not only for the aesthetic satisfaction but also because it allows me to take a breath, live in the moment, and slow down a little bit. I find that ditching the electronics from time to time helps me stay focused and avoid the distractions I usually fall victim to when I use my phone. Breaking free from my digital life allows me to take the time to reflect on all the many tasks I accomplished in the day.
If you haven’t tried your hand (cheesy pun intended) at paper love, I highly recommend it.
My Journaling favorites.
I’ve accumulated these coffee table books over the years and as this office came together I really envisioned bringing them all into the office and using them as a major decor statement. I also added in specific colors to tie in the art and make it pop. I’ll list out all the books I have and was able to link below.
- Art the Definitive Visual Guide
- Tom Ford Hardcover
- Fashion New Edition
- Yves Saint Laurent 1971
- Design Sponge at Home
- Icons : 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture
- West The American Cowboy
- The Authentics
- Architectural Digest at 100 : A Century of Style
- The Art of Feminisim
- The Little Book of Prada
- Photography : The Definitive Visual History
- Eat Drink Nap
- Surf Tribe
- Bad Girls Throughout History
- Live Beautiful