1.20.2010

Why Don't You...?

…festoon each and every one of your ten fingers in flamboyant cocktail rings? The more theatrical the better!

…plan an early-morning picnic for one on your front porch to watch the sunrise? No bedhead or pajamas allowed; be colorful in your before-breakfast style! Slip Diane von Furstenberg’s Weekend Suede Flat Boots with Ankle Wrap in Indigo on your feet to ensure toasty toes, slide mark’s Warm Welcome Turtleneck Scarf in Magenta around your chilly neck, rim your eyes in Metalliner Hook Up Eye Glam in Quick Silver, and snag a mug brimming with steaming hot chocolate from the kitchen before situating yourself in a lawn chair and delighting in the dewy daybreak.

…surprise a friend by putting together a mixtape constructed of songs that make you think solely of them? Think of a clever name for the finished product, decorate the cover with cute stickers or doodles penned by yours truly, and pop it in the post. Perhaps next week your pleased pal will return the favor!

…devote an entire week to VIP styles you adore? Dress the part of Miroslava Duma on Monday, get retro as Twiggy on Tuesday, wow as Rachel Bilson on Wednesday, effuse sophistication as Olivia Palermo on Thursday, get wild and crazy as Lady Gaga on Friday, be bohemian beautiful like Vanessa Hudgens on Saturday, and go preppy as Blair Waldorf on Sunday. Enlist the assistance of your BFF’s – fashion is always more fun in numbers!

…allocate an afternoon to museum hopping? Visit the Fairmount Park Houses at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; take a gander at glowing history at Los Angeles’ Museum of Neon Art; or channel your inner Nancy Drew at Washington D.C.’s International Spy Museum. As for me…I’ll be admiring Samuel F.B. Morse’s Susan Walker Morse (The Muse) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Catch me if you can!


Fashionably yours!


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73 comments

sexylegsandbody said...

Some sound advice, love the pic you used!

Have a stunning day!

Colin.

Rachel said...

The early-morning picnic sounds lovely! What better way to start the day then to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while watching the sunrise? Perfect! :)

Diane said...

first off...VIP style dressing is such a fab idea! i have done that time to time...but never for a week straight. just makes fashion more fun!

and all that museum talk...*sigh*...

All Women Stalker said...

I do number2 quite often! Haha channeling my inner Phoebe Buffay :D

Leah said...

I want those rings in all my fingers... they are so huge and fabulous.

And the Alexander Wang gunny sack, I want it. But it's sold-out? Hahaha!

Tarryn said...

These posts are always so inspiring! I love them!

:)

Jacqueline said...

I would love to go out in the fields and splurge on something I really love. I need spring to arrive, pronto! xoxo

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Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Love your blog AND love the idea of an early morning picnic for one, how lovely {but must wait until after this rainy week passes}. Hoping to do it and report back :)

xo Mary Jo

Joanne said...

I like the idea of the mix tape, and dropping it in the mail. How wonderful to get not a letter, but music, in our mailboxes? A nice surprise, indeed!

ana said...

I love the week of VIP styles... I will dress maybe as Twiggy and then as Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly I'm so retro!!!... so many styles... Have a great day darling!!!

Ela said...

So much I want to do now!
Soon as the weather gets warmer, I am arranging a picnic with the hubs, a week of VIP styles and museum hopping, yes please!
Happy Wednesday, love!
xo

Style, via TIa said...

cocktail rings are my fave! Excellent idea

kpeach said...

love these ideas and that pic xo

Couture Carrie said...

Loooove those House of Harlow rings on shopbop!
Fab post, E!

xoxox,
CC

freeteyme said...

love the "plan an early-morning picnic" idea. Our backyard patio has the perfect serene view =)

Jen said...

I love mixtapes... or rather, mix CDs! I think they're such personal presents.

I want an early morning picnic!

Pop Champagne said...

cute post! haha I just made a mix cd for a friend the other day, what a coinsidence! And yeah boo to people who microwave seafood, I would like to open a can of tuna at their desk and start eating it infront of them, see how they like the fishy smell lol

K said...

I didn't know that you were supposed to make a wish when blowing on a dandelion! lol The mixtape is right on - I want to make mix CDs for my friends in VA.

Polished Sense said...

I'm so doing the week of VIP styles. Thank you for the idea :)

Jessica :P

Scientific Housewife said...

I would love to sit out on my front porch with my hubby because we have 2 brand new rocking chairs to sit in :)

Melissa Blake said...

Ooooh, stop tempting me with shopbop!!! i'm trying to hard to resist it!

Platform Princess said...

Cute post. I'm in for VIP dressing. I'll take Roisin Murphy's style anyday!

PP x

Inspiration in Italy said...

Oh I love these posts, darling! I love the early morning picnic idea and the museum hopping...just fantastic ideas. Also how lovely are those rings!??

Happy Wednesday! ♥
xoxo
Rachel

Sherin said...

I love those cocktail rings. The one of the key is my favourite!
The idea of planning an early morning picnic is great. I may have to do it as soon as it gets warmer.

And I think I will devote a week (or month) to styles I adore!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love Wednesdays here.

Savvy Gal said...

Great tips my dear. Have a great day! I am trying to stay dry. : )

Jord. said...

As someone just said, another inspirational post from you [:

I could do with an early morning picnic tomorrow!

museum hopping! genius.

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Monica Bedi said...

how lovely!

great tips :) ( as usual)

i am obsessed with fashion as well!
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Mara said...

how sweet! I want to do all of these. Especially the picnic :)

SogniSorrisi said...

I love your ideas and while I adore cocktail rings I'm not sure about one on *every* finger.

Have a great day!

Sabine said...

Loving your ideas! The morning picknick will have to wait until it gets a bit warmer though. It seems many have picked up on the Gunny bag idea... It's sold out. Shame! Sabine x

Kristin said...

I am dying over the Alexis Bittar crystal encrusted cocktail ring. DYING!

Stéphanie said...

Fabulous post my dear !

clarewbrown said...

Gosh i love these posts! I saw one of them featured on Independent Fashion bloggers! You are SO awesome, girlfriend :)

Theresa said...

I absolutely adored this post! Such charming ideas that I 'm definitely going to have to try one of these days.
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la petite fashionista said...

awe, i want to watch the sun rise on my nonexistent front porch in a gorgeous outfit!

:)

Couture Cookie said...

You know what, a week of VIP styles is a brilliant idea... I think we should all do it and blog the results! I am getting way too comfy with my personal style and need to shake things up a little! :)

Elizabeth Marie said...

Rings on all my fingers!! YAY!!!

Emily said...

I love these posts. They are so fresh and creative!

Victoria-H said...

Thanks :)
Nice things to do!

Fifi Flowers said...

Oooh I LOVE the idea of cocktail rings on all my fingers... FAB... FUN!!!!

jayne said...

fun list! I love the early morning brunch, but I have no balcony :(

pixelhazard said...

Oh such good ideas. Work puts a dampener on a few but I shall be industrious and give it a shot. except maybe for the retail therapy. I have enough therapy to last me at least 6 months

pixelhazard said...

Oh such good ideas. Work puts a dampener on a few but I shall be industrious and give it a shot. except maybe for the retail therapy. I have enough therapy to last me at least 6 months

pixelhazard said...

Oh such good ideas. Work puts a dampener on a few but I shall be industrious and give it a shot. except maybe for the retail therapy. I have enough therapy to last me at least 6 months

Fashionography. said...

Love this post, I may have to do some of these!

monica w said...

i like the idea of cocktail rings!
also love the idea of spending a week dressing vip-style (i adore miroslova)
museum hopping is also a must...one day wen i live in a city with more than 1museum...

can i also say that honey you bring glamour

Dina's Days said...

Oh the rings, the rings!

stylista said...

I love the dress in that photo!! And those do sound like some good ideas!!
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Mimi said...

Fabulous list!! I love absolutely everything you've mentioned on this post. Dandelions, rings, picnics, museums.. all wonderful suggestions.

jayne said...

erika, your comment about my roomy should've signed up for a single is the most spot on comment ever! you're so right, she clearly cannot/doesn't like living with others I dunno why she tries to. currently she's on a long phone convo while I'm trying to study...wtf ugg haha

Bonnibella said...

I'm liking the "dandelion" wish instead of the "he loves me, he loves me not."

Sound advice my lady.

Nina said...

i always love reading your Why Don't You posts, Erika! I'm always dreamy after!

captivate me. said...

I absolutely ADORE this post! Bravo :-) I especially love devoting an entire week to VIP styles..brilliant!

bananas. said...

i want to dress VIP style all year round...VIP being miroslava duma. she's the one who inspired my bangs. gawd i love her.

stacy said...

I still make mix tapes! Well OK, CD's. And you've inspired me to walk over to the MET this week... I don't take advantage of what's here!

Joanne Faith said...

Dangerous advice to cat all buyers remorse aside! But I think I am just going to have to do it anyway. <3

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

I definitely have spent money on many a cocktail ring, mostly because it's fun to have people ask you when you got engaged. Have a terrific Thursday, dear!

Taylor Sterling said...

amazing tips as always!! love that photo!!

wonderfelle said...

i'm totally blaming you if the Gunny Sack ends up in a box at my front door shortly... :) what buyer's remorse?!

nookie said...

I wish I could do all these but now I have to study:((:((

Treacle said...

I love that you never run out of suggestions for great ways to spend a day. :-)

mAdi*cakes said...

hah, love the vip dressing and museum hopping. :] Will totally do that.

Michelle said...

Love your blog! And thanks for featuring TheCutestStickers.com!

Samantha said...

Thanks for stopping by my website! I'm flattered :) (And yes, Courtney Brims' work is amazing, glad I could share it with you!).

I'm so going to try one at least one of those things on the list.. thanks for sharing them.. gotta get out of this hum-dum life I live atm!!

Loré Loré said...

beautiful picture! great blog!

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daisychain said...

you really do come up with the best posts.

Porcelain Blonde said...

Love-love-love this post!
I've been meaning to do something similar myself.
Your ideas are just heavenly - fun and whimsical!

<3 xxx

Christen said...

This is really the best post I have ever read. I'm saving it, will print it off at work tomorrow and will work my way through these over the next few weeks. Thank you for the inspiration.

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

Love the idea of spending the day in a field.. reminds me of being a kiddie.

FashionJazz said...

I luv ur suggestions!! They sound fabulous and very inspiring! xx

Aury said...

Cocktail rings, cocktail rings!!!!
I love them, actually I love all rings but particularly cocktail rings! They are my signature item. sigh
do you know of any flea markets in boston by the way?

Hanako66 said...

i am totally smiling right now!

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