July 19, 2010

Magazines

As I've mentioned before, I have a little bit of a... problem when it comes to magazine. Problem, obsession, addiction, it's all semantics, right? Umm yeah. Anyway, here's what I subscribe to:
Lucky
Glamour
Marie Claire
InStyle
Allure
Yes, that's the order I read them in. Yes, there's kind of a reason for that, but I'm not even sure what it is at this point. I think it's the order they come in. Look, we'll be here all day if I get into all my OCD tendencies. Now, that's what I SUBSCRIBE to. I also like to read Vogue, Elle, basically any other fashion magazine, and I'm not opposed to flipping through People and US Weekly. I'm not nearly ashamed enough of that fact. 
Anyway, the point of this is that yesterday I had to do my magazine clean-out. I have to do that probably once a month, as soon as all of the following months magazines have come in. Magazines come a month ahead (just got my last August one), so I try to keep 3 months on hand. Previous, current, and next months. So right now I just threw away May and have June, July and August on hand. June and August stay in the magazine rack. The current month goes on the coffee table.

Ok, so that brings me to my questions. What magazines do you read and subscribe to? How many do you keep on hand? Are you OCD about it like I am? 
That's all :) 

Oh, I had quite a few questions about my jewelry organizers. Here is the link to get them if you're interested! Definitely go with the canvas pockets and aluminum hanger. In the past I had ones with just plastic pockets and a metal hanger and one of them BROKE while I was carrying it and there was a jewelry catastrophe and I don't think I recovered everything. So yeah, pay a little more, get something durable!

Hope you all had an amazing weekend! :)

27 comments:

Josie said...

So, here's the deal. I have a PROBLEM with magazines. I ended up just subscribing to several so that I don't end up buying them for too much every time I pass a newsstand... I subscribe to Lucky, Glamour, InStyle, Marie Claire, Allure, Shape, Self, Cosmo, Seventeen, Redbook (I don't really know how that happened), and People StyleWatch... And I save almost all of them -- especially Glamour, InStyle, Cosmo, Seventeen, and Shape. I have seven years of Seventeen shelved carefully in my room and two years of many others, and I can recall exact articles and what issue they're in. It's terrible. I'm thinking about checking into some kind of rehab.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Tiffany said...

I subscribe to way too many that I can't keep track. I used to keep them all but now I just rip out the pages that I liked and then recycle the magazine. I still have a big ol pile of ones that I haven't read yet and it's taking me forever to get through them!

Zabrinah said...

Me too! I have a little obsession for magazines too! Though I love reading blogs, there really is something about a nice, glossy magazine!!!

:)

Best wishes from one blogger to another,

~Zabrinah

cathy. said...

I used to subscribe to a few magazines, but then I never found the time to read them so they just sat there, collecting dust so I stopped. :(
Now I just buy single magazines when I feel like it :)

xox cathy.

Cathy Benavides said...

I have managed to narrow it down to Lucky and Glamour. I used to read Vogue, but I find that nothing useful came from that- I just felt like I was supposed to read it since I love fashion. I'll have to try Allure and MarieClair.....crap, now I'm going to end up a crazy magazine lady too!!

Emilie said...

I love VOGUE, GLAMOUR, INSTYLE, COSMOPOLITAN....

Rishi Who said...

I like most of these magazines but lately I find them to be less editorial and more marketing only! I mean you can't find the difference between a magazine editor writing his/her views or the advertisers writing themselves. Although it's fun to go through the glossy papers or online!

Closet Fashionista said...

I subscribe to VOGUE, Teen VOGUE, Harper's Bazaar and Elle :D I keep all of them until they take up too much space, then I get rid of the ones I don't like :)
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Krystal said...

I loooove magazines but since i moved to switzerland i haven't re-subscribed to any! I need to get on that. but also...so i found this box of old 50's home and fashion magazines in my grandmas basement - which has inspired me to save one magazine (of each that i read) per year - how cool will that be to see in 20 years or so!

Jen said...

Love this post because magazines are a MUST in my life! That's because I take the bus into the city everyday and the ride one way in an hour. Hey, I have to waist time somehow! Anyways, I have all your same subscriptions except Lucky, plus a few more. I go through them pretty quickly, about 1 a day and then when I'm done I take them to the Y and leave them there. The Y members love reading my mags as they work out!!

Isabel said...

i dont subscribe to any due to where i live...but i read vogue and elle when i can and im a huge sucker for dirt gossip mags,intouch, us weekly, life&style etc :S LOL good thing is i cant buy them where i live which means i save money and obsessively read perezhilton.com but when im home i go crazy...lol

FashionJazz said...

Oh hun, im obsessed too, I love my magazines! xxx

Savvy Gal said...

I do like to subscribe as well. Guilty!! : )

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I subscribe to Lucky, Marie Claire, Glamour and Elle Decor. Just did the MagHound thing I posted on so now I will get 5 more...lol :)

Nubiasnonsense said...

I love magazines! I just stick to buying them at news stands though

Abi-Anne said...

Haha! I love that you're so meticulous with your magazines. I like to many magazines, and would probably end up subscribing to all of them if I decided to start. Instead, I just stick to buying them from my bookshop. I flip through, and the top 3 that look the most interesting become mine. I love French and British Vogue, and Elle UK.

Thanks for stopping by me :)

rebecca said...

I don't have any subscriptions, but I love Vogue (UK, Paris and Italia, namely), Lula, elle, ten, AnOther, Pop.... Not that I can afford to buy them all!

http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my word I have a SERIOUS problem with subscribing to magazines as well as buying them. They piles get to be insanely high and I am forced to get rid of them. I even buy magazines just for who is on the cover. Addition definitely!

xo

Jammer said...

I always say i'm a magazine junkie!!! But I love them and I can't help it :)

Valerie said...

I have a serious problem with magazines too, Katie! My husband had to have an intervention at one point because they were taking over our apartment. I've since tried to cut back and now only subscribe to Lucky, US Weekly, Glamour, and Cooking Light. I love sitting around reading magazines on a lazy Sunday (or any day of the week that I have time).

xo
Valerie

Marcie said...

You are so funny! I only subscribe to US Weekly, but I also buy People here and there. They are perfect gym reads.

xo Marcie

Christie said...

lol i'm bad with them too! I read, VOGUE, ELLE, FLARE, FASHION, W, and V. I save them too! lol

In Fashion and Style

Style, She Wrote said...

I subscribe to Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Wallpaper, Marie Claire, W. Time, Newsweek, Allure, InStyle, and Self. (Bit of a magazine addict, too!)

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i subscribe to a bunch of magazines but never read them! seriously, Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, etc. just sit on my nightstand until i have 3-4 months worth & have to throw them out! i realize i read all of the editorial content online...
xox alison

Bren said...

Ok, my magazine obsession goes way back, and my OCD with them as well. I've been reading Vogue and Harper's Bazzar since I was 11, and I remember looking in the racks at the store for the most prestine copy before purchasing. I couldn't stand it if someone looked at it before I did, and if they did get a hold of it 1st, there were definite rules! LOL! NO bending the pages to make the mag lay flatter, and definitely no dog-eared corners! LOL! I was a magazine Nazi! I use to save them all in holders and they looked as new as the day I bought them.

I've since lightened up on my magazine obsession. Too many moves, lifting heavy boxes full of glossies made me reevalute why I was saving them. I've gotten rid of most of them, but saved a few favorites. I don't even buy many mags anymore, because my nail lady subsribes to them all. Since I go in every two weeks, there's plenty of time devore my faves. When I do buy, it's usually French or Italian Vogue and Zink. I do always buy the September issue of American Vogue though, and look forward to it every year! Can't wait til it comes out next month!!!

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Miss Caitlin S. said...

aw, how we love our magazines! Basically, I just had a love affair with Vogue at the gym 2 hours ago and was thinking how much I love it. People, Vogue and InStyle are my go-tos. I'm so glad Magazines are withstanding the internet.

Fabíola Beltrão said...

ow, amazing.... i love elle, vogue and inStyle



xoxo, darling