1.13.2010

Why Don't You...?

…slip on a pair of pretty bow-adorned Kennett Gloves and indulge in a good old-fashioned snowball fight? Up the ante by making a cute boy you’ve been crushing on your prime target; he’ll never know what hit him!

…temporarily remove yourself from the real world and be lazy for an afternoon? Embrace the words of The Jungle Book’s Baloo and "…forget about your worries and your strife…". Toss on a C&C California Luxe Fleece Top, microwave a bag of popcorn (I like to mix mine with M&M’s!), pop How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days into your DVD player, curl up under a Garnet Hill Cable-Knit Throw, and fully and completely unwind.

…accidentally-on-purpose get lost exploring newfound treasures within your very own town? Shimmy into shops you’ve never set foot in before, soak up unspoiled sights by taking a different route to school or work, attend a local festival. Who said you have to board a plane to experience something new and exciting? Simply play tourist a stone’s throw away from your humble abode!

…turn your backyard, deck, or neighborhood park into your own personal paradise? Play the role of Coco Chanel by glamming it up via a floppy hat sitting askew atop your head, dark sunglasses covering your smoldering eyes, and a feminine pendant necklace harboring a hint of good luck clasped around your throat. Allow Madeleine L’Engle’s Camilla and a tall glass of pink lemonade to accompany you for a truly luxurious day of lounging.

…play the role of haute hostess? Tie Jessie Steele’s Half Ava Retro Cherries Apron around your waist, slick your hair back into a chic chignon, and invite a handful of your gorgeous gal pals over for a Sunday brunch complete with a Baked French Toast Casserole, Gingerbread Waffles, and a heaping plate of girl talk! Don’t allow your lack of expertise in the kitchen to stand in the way of you and a good time kitty cats; simply order in – I won’t tell a soul!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.


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59 comments

kpeach said...

love these ideas-and I got my three year old niece the bebe version of that apron for Christmas-she's obsessed xo

xoxo said...

Wish I could do all those things...but I don't have any snow, and if I did I think my boyfriend would be confused as to way I was attacking cute boys when I already have him. It's also raining...but curling up on the coach sounds do-able although I prefer Narnia to MattM

Jennifer Fabulous said...

You always have the best suggestions. I seriously want to leave work right now and do ALL these things! :)

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

looove all your suggestions... especially the one of turning my backyard in my own paradise! yay! xo

Jen said...

I quite fancy myself as a Coco Chanel figure - all black, moody and mysterious. Maybe with a cigarette, even though I don't smoke. And I'd be flippant and stand offish with everyone.

Yes! I'm doing this! :)

The Pocket Stylist said...

Oh I love all of these ideas I think I will do them all thank you!

Catie said...

These all sound lovely. I've been meaning to read Camilla for a while now. I loved A Wrinkle in Time and the other books she wrote about those characters.

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous post, E!
That AA hat is a fantastic find!

xoxox,
CC

Laura Trevey said...

such a fun post!!!
love these ~~

Ela said...

When was the last time I had a snowball fight??? Oh I'd love to! I remember being in grade 7 and 8 and getting butterflies in the stomach whipping snow and having snow whipped at me by my boy crush. Good times.
Is it wrong that I hate The Jungle Book’s Baloo? Don't hate me but that dopey bear gets on my nerves.
xo

Catie said...

These all sound lovely. I've been meaning to read Camilla for a while now. I loved A Wrinkle in Time and the other books she wrote about those characters.

clarewbrown said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this, except for the snowball thing. Lol, in HS i lived at an all boys prep school (weird, I know)but every time it snowed and I had to exit my house, the boys would literally pummel me with snowballs. It was sad. lol, so I don't like snow ball fights :)

Jacqueline said...

These are my favorite types of posts on your blog. Very inspiring and remind me of things I had forgotten about. xoxo

www.FashionSnag.com

Jaime said...

Nice post... I want to relax with a snuggly fleecey top and popcorn!

Also, read your guest post... bravo! That DVF skirt is to die for :)

Luana said...

Love this! I do look at old magazines from time to time and mostly it makes me cringe but I always find an old trend that I really like and bring it back in some way.

Tights Lover said...

I often get lost in my own town. There are many small shops and boutiques that offer a nice break from the crowds of Boston...

bananas. said...

Done, done and done! Ha! K not really but i can daydream at work.

Leah said...

Fabulous ideas Erika... I may want to get lost in Borders or Barnes and Nobles today.

The Blonde Duck said...

Totally want to do the last one!

Fashion Court said...

gingerbread waffles? sign me up! haha :P

MissNeira said...

I love that photo! makes me want to wear a nice glamorous hat while reading a magazine in bed =)

SogniSorrisi said...

Great ideas!

Sabine said...

Yes, yes, yes! Now I just need to learn how to do a chic mignon... Sabine x

K said...

When you mentioned Baloo, I immediately expected you to break into "Bare Necessities". lol

Sherin said...

These posts are so fabulous!! I think I might just have to curl up, with a big bag of popcorn and watch a DVD.

And you're idea of exploring your town is amazing. I live in London and always feel that I've done everything worthwhile. Then I realise, I live in one of the most exciting cities in the world!!

E said...

It's so funny that you posted those pretty bow gloves because I've been looking for pretty feminine gloves lately!

sharonlei said...

Erika you have the best ideas!! Your mind is amazing.. and so are you woman!! LOVE.

Love & Aloha, S
www.elisharon.blogspot.com

Livie said...

i love all these ideas! we all deserve a bit of fantasy/me time especially in the middle of winter.

Ashley said...

I had the BEST snowball fight over Christmas. I really miss all the fun things I used to do as a kid... I'm gonna try to do them more often!

Tasha said...

I really enjoy your Why Don't You posts! Always fun!

wonderfelle said...

oh man french toast casserole and gingerbread waffles sound absolutely delish - but i def won't be doing the cooking! i'd love a lazy afternoon right about now, but more work work work to do tonight. le sigh.

Kristin said...

You have such divine taste lady. I know I've told you that before but it bears repeating. Loooooove the apron!

Emily said...

you never fail to come up with the best ideas!

love it, love it, love it!

Luinae said...

I wish I could take an afternoon off- love this post!

Emz said...

Haha I love this! Would totally adore rewatching how to lose a guy in 10 days haha and the gloves are amazing!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Ordering in...but dressing the part of haute hostess...that is my favorite!

Jason said...

I'm going to add you right now. Take care!

Jason
TheWISDOMWALL.com

我 moi said...

fab blog :) happy new year to you

michelle_ said...

i really enjoy reading ur why dont you posts.. it gives good ideas to do when im bored to death :D

thanks for the lovely comments darling.
appreciate the time you took to visit my blog !
keep posting up great inspirations..
x. Michelle..
glisters and blisters :D

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

Love it darling! I think everyone would agree that your posts are forever gorgeous and interesting!
xxx

Meg said...

Great ideas. I want to go exploring now!

Nina said...

Hi Erika!

Your "Why Don't You?" posts are such mindpickers ... Love them!

Joanne said...

I like the idea of being a tourist in your own town. Kind of like a mini-getaway without going far. Even a stroll down Main Street, stopping in the shops, can take us away for awhile :)

Taylor Sterling said...

Love this so much! These make me happy and inspired!! xoxo

Olive said...

What an inspired and original list to enliven the somewhat dull January days! I am especially partial to curling up with that throw. As always, your post was a bright spot in my day :)

B a la Moda said...

I really love all your proposals!! However they look like a real dream to me. I don´t think I would have the time to do most of them. Life goes so fast and my 24 hours are filled already with activity... I dream that one day... I will have spare time. ;)

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Treacle said...

I really like the idea about dressing up like Coco Chanel. Just might do that this weekend. :-)

Fashion Nicotine said...

Thanks =D
Nice post, love the picture!

annoiii said...

Love all your suggestions - might have to try some of them!

AudreyAllure said...

i love the idea of playing the role of coco chanel ;)

Inspiration in Italy said...

Oh I adore your writing, and your pretty suggestions! I have already begun to follow your list here...I took the afternoon off and I'm waiting for hubby to return. In the meantime I am lounging around the house and feeling inspired by this post...and now going to look up your suggested styles! :)

xx
Rachel

COCAMIA said...

Your ideas and thoughts of inspiration are GOLDEN!!!

Couture Cookie said...

This almost made me cry a little... specifically, the part about flipping through your old fashion mags. Truth is, I always throw them out when I'm done with them - no choice as I unfortunately live in a smallish NYC apartment. Although I KNOW how delightful it is to sit down with them one or two years later, and reminisce.... :)

daisychain said...

I love the candy jewellery, we have similar over here and I am now craving big time!

BLAKstar said...

Too Cute! sooo I'm not weird? lol I LOVE M&M's in my popcorn lol

Stopped by your blog after seeing your comment on someone else..

I hope you come by ours :)

www.blakstartalk.com

Rachel said...

I love the idea of having a Sunday brunch. That would be too perfect! Plus, those gingerbread waffles sound delicious!

Dina's Days said...

Oh I will be a hostess next week! I am having friends over and making dinner at the new place!

Hanako66 said...

oh yes, great ideas!!!

Aury said...

I dream of one day playing haute hostess. I'll have a lovely mocktail/cocktail party and you are totally invited darling!

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