6 Inspiring Pinterest Pros To Follow Now

It's true, the eye does have to travel. But what if you can't get away to find your inspiration? We can't all be Diana Vreeland and jet to a new locale every time we're feeling a bit blah — but we can take a little journey through Pinterest to renew our enthusiasm for fashion, food, and decor. And so, we're introducing you to your new favorite tour guides — six savvy locals who have mastered the Pinning game and who never fail to inspire us.
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Caitlyn Mitchell, blogger at Bird Bye Bird

How do you use Pinterest?
"Sadly, my Pinterest boards have been [a bit] lackluster as of late, but before the nuptial bells, it was a haven for all my wedding ideas from flowers and dresses to table settings. These days, I find myself pinning on my Style Inspiration and Recipage boards for that must-have ensemble or must-eat recipe."

Which is your favorite personal board, and why?
My Style Inspiration board houses all the sartorial choices I would only dare to wear, or those ranging beyond my purse strings. I love finding those inexplicably avant-garde outfits, only suited for the runway, that I can turn into everyday wear for the office or hitting the town."

Which sites do you pin from the most?
"I am an avid lifestyle blog reader, so Pinterest is a great platform for my favorite posts, and I really should have a board devoted to all those exclusive, handcrafted items only found on Etsy."

Are there any pinners that you love following? What do you like about their pins?
"As an ardent follower of The Neo-traditionalist and Pennyweight blogs, I find myself constantly intrigued by their unique aesthetics. Hailing from divergent cities, style mavens Katie Armour and Elise Joseph inspire everything from entertaining and interior design to clothing and beauty."
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Justin Caldro, international marketing manager

How do you use Pinterest?
"I use Pinterest both for inspiration and to keep track of ideas for everything from outfits to home decor to interesting places to travel. For many years, I relied on tear sheets and binders, which, as you can image, became quite a bit of an organizational challenge. Pinterest allows me to refer to mood boards or ideas quickly."

Which is your favorite personal board, and why?
"I am constantly referring back to my Jewelry I'm Jonesing For board, only because I'm a sucker for great statement pieces. I try to keep track of jewelry I want to pick up each season or simply for inspiration."

Which sites do you pin from the most?
"I tend to pin from blogs that I visit on a weekly basis — Mrs. Lilien, The Glitter Guide, A Piece of Toast, and Jak & Jil. I'm also constantly pinning from people I follow on the Pinterest platform."

Are there any pinners that you love following? What do you like about their pins?
"I love spending time on boards by Sally and Molly of A Piece of Toast, Clare Vivier, Dree Harper, and designer Marissa Webb. A lot of the images they pin are reflective of my personal style. I also love Lauren Santo Domingo's boards. She has a special knack for identifying beautiful home decor and breathtaking fashion photography from decades past, which I find incredibly inspiring."
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Ashley Weatherford, blogger at August Skin

How do you use Pinterest?
"I use Pinterest mainly for hair and makeup inspiration, as well as a platform to highlight beauty I find floating around the Internet and my blog. I just started to follow productivity and 'life hack' boards, which may become my latest obsession."

Which is your favorite personal board, and why?
"My favorite board is Oh My, Nails! I'm a sucker for nail art and polished manicures, and this board is the gateway to the Internet's prettiest nails."

Which sites do you pin from the most?
"I pin from POPSUGAR Beauty the most — they have the biggest collection of beauty shots from the world's Fashion Weeks and I love showcasing the close-up details of runway hair and makeup."

Are there any pinners that you love following? What do you like about their pins?
"The utilitarian in me appreciates instructional pins the most. For example, The Beauty Department pins mini beauty tutorials (pictorials, if you will) that are super easy to digest and especially helpful when I want a quick how-to."
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Amanda McClements, owner of Salt & Sundry

How do you use Pinterest?
"My favorite use for Pinterest? A mental palate cleanser. When I'm bogged down by work or doing something like paying bills, I'll hop on for a few minutes to soak up inspiring images. It's like a visual breath of fresh air.

It's also so valuable for collecting ideas and collaborating on projects for the shop (love the new secret boards for this). I've also used it for purely frivolous fun to help friends, like one who asked me what she should wear on a trip to Miami. Voila — a Welcome to Miami board."

Which is your favorite personal board, and why?
"It's always changing, but right now I'm into the So Bitter board because I'm constantly tinkering with cocktails at home, and bitter drinks like Negronis are some of my favorites — and perfect for late summer. I'll be gearing up for a refresher on the Hip Halloween board soon. I love moody fall colors and a little macabre sense of humor. And I just added Inside Salt & Sundry to give people a peek in the shop."

Which sites do you pin from the most?
"I'm a big repinner. Most pins come from within Pinterest, but when I have a little time, I'll surf around some favorite food and design sites, like Mimi Thorisson, Cannelle et Vanille, and Oh Joy.

Are there any pinners that you love following? What do you like about their pins?
"I seem to be constantly drawn to the aesthetic of the pins from Casey Shagena and Samantha Hahn. I also love DesignLoveFest and friends Meg Biram and Norma Morales Perez. They're colorful, ethereal, bohemian, textural, playful, and sometimes unexpected."
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Katya Ananieva, owner of She's Unique

How do you use Pinterest?
"Being a jewelry boutique owner, I have to keep track of current trends, as well as find inspiration for more unique and interesting styles that may not be part of the current buzz. For the most part I find my inspiration from street style, bloggers around the world, jewelry designers, and beautiful spaces and places. I am also redesigning my store space, so I use interior design and decor pins to help me with my vision. Throw in some food, fashion, and travel, and you have my ideal life — at least the Pinterest version!"

Which is your favorite personal board, and why?
"It's a toss-up between Jewelry Inspiration, because it helps me understand what's trendy and makes my buying job a lot easier, and Design and Decor, because I often find myself daydreaming about living in each and every one of those spaces. Simply stunning!"

Which sites do you pin from the most?
"It's tough to say since it's so mixed, but mostly Tumblr, Refinery29, Etsy, Who What Wear, The Coveteur."

Are there any pinners that you love following? What do you like about their pins?
"I really like Pennyweight — she has all my favorite categories and everything is nicely organized. GoodGoodGorgeous is great for fashion inspiration (her Summer Style board makes me want to work out all day, every day). And I get a lot of my design inspiration from The President Wears Prada."
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Allison Godfrey, blogger at Wicked Healthy Washingtonian

How do you use Pinterest?
"I use Pinterest primarily for recipe ideas! Food is definitely a passion of mine and I live to try out new recipes. I use my Pinterest boards to keep track of recipes I know I want to try and incorporate into my weekly meal plans. Not only is it a source of inspiration for me in the kitchen, but I often stumble across cute outfits, words of wisdom, and even great workouts that I might not have found otherwise."

Which is your favorite personal board, and why?
"I would have to say my Eat All of the Things board, because it's the one I go to and pin on the most. It's here that I keep most recipes that I find. Although, if a recipe is meant for a particular season, I try and pin it on the appropriate season board. I'm a sucker for my Autumn Things board full of food, drink, and craft ideas for fall. (It's my favorite season!)"

Which sites do you pin from the most?
"The blogs I follow on a weekly basis tend to get pinned a lot. You'll see a lot of neat food and fitness ideas from Tina of Carrots 'n' Cake on there, beautiful recipes from Jessica of How Sweet It Is, and home-style modern Jewish and Mediterranean cuisine from Tori Avey of The Shiksa in the Kitchen. And I also can't help but love Martha Stewart's website for everything from meals to home activities.

Are there any pinners that you love following? What do you like about their pins?
"Chobani is one of my favorite pinners of all time! They feature their own recipes and others that use Greek yogurt — and they all look delicious! I also am a huge fan of following Jessica from How Sweet It Is, because she posts her own recipes and ones that she wants to try or build off of. She's a good source to get the ideas flowing. I also love Lauren Conrad's Pinterest for food, fashion, and lifestyle stuff, and Stacy London and Clinton Kelly (of What Not to Wear fame). They both pin a little bit of everything."
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