2.17.2010

Why Don't You...?

…buy a pretty basket, top your luscious locks with Melissa Odabash’s Cowboy Hat, and spend the afternoon picking daisies? Weave them into a chain, place it upon your head, and transform yourself into a princess – even if just for a few hours!

…spritz a piece of pretty stationary with your signature scent (I favor Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds myself) and write an anonymous love letter to a cute boy?

…treat yourself to a fancy dinner at a location where celebrities go to be and be seen? Despite the evening twilight, perch a pair of dark sunglasses, like those by Carrera, atop the bridge of your perky nose to channel your inner Hollywood starlet. You may just end up on the cover of Page Six!

…splurge on a pair of lush sleepwear like Eberjey's Peaceful Warrior Cami and Pant Set? Couple it with satin mules to add a touch of Old Hollywood elegance to your look, and spend the day lounging.

…bid adieu to subtle makeup and go downright dramatic during the daylight hours? Play the role of l’artiste and paint your lips hot pink with mark’s Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss in Blow Kisses; wing your liquid liner for the ultimate cat eye; peruse bright, playful colors that add depth and volume to your look du jour. Be bold! Be outrageous! Be a star!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It for the picture.


Don't forget to enter the Get Your Flirt On Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Debra Goldstein and Olivia Baniuszewicz’s Flirtexting: How to Text Your Way to His Heart.
SHARE:

82 comments

Jacqueline said...

I love these posts the most! I am going to try the dark sunglasses during the day look that you suggest. I like doing that look in airports. You also find the best photos Erika! xo

www.FashionSnag.com

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love these lil "Why don't you" posts. I used to make daisy hair wreaths all the time. One of the reasons why I can't wait for spring. There is a restaurant by me that Rosie O'donnell goes to & Bill Murray. Hmmm maybe I'll take a step in there. =) Thanks for the ideas!!

dancinginchiffon said...

sound good!

Sara Lynn said...

Erika I love these posts soo much! You are creative :)

I love the daisy one, sounds soooo sweet. I have never checked out "white diamonds" I think I really need to now :)

Nina said...

Yey! Another Why Don't You post! I'm going to use the sunglasses tactic on the next possible opportunity ... love you, Erika!

Talk Pretty To Me said...

LOVE THE PHOTO DOLL! Great suggestions! I'm too much of a chicken to go out to dinner by myself hahaha. The other day I tried to go to a Chinese rest. alone and walked in and opted for take out haahahahahaah.

FIND YOURSELF IN MY BLOG ROLL DAAALING!

xoxo
J

www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

First off, your comment was so sweet! You completely made my day!
(I added you to my blog roll today too)

Second, I am bidding adieu to subtle make up today and rocking hot pink lips. Thanks for the idea!!

http://glamlatte.blogspot.com

kpeach said...

loving the dramatic day makeup idea xo

Style (R)evolution said...

You are awesome!! Love the post

Joanne said...

I like the sunglasses idea. It can be lots of fun, leaving them wondering just who that is behind those Carerras!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh love your new layout darling! thank you for all your great suggestions! xo

Cindy Whitehead said...

Your posts always inspire me to "try something new" and they are always so luxurious - which I love. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog - you are too sweet. (-:

Tarryn said...

Loving the new layout, lady! so chic!
xx

Dancing Branflake said...

I love these posts! I also love the hearts. So cute.

Couture Carrie said...

Love those satin mules!

Fabulous links, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Anonymous said...

I really like when people are expressing their opinion and thought. So I like the way you are writing

♫♥Oana Roxana♥♫ said...

I needed this post.
Thanx!
I like the new face of your blog.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love these Wednesday posts.

the guilty hyena said...

Perfect ways to indulge! I like :)

Rachel said...

I love the idea of playing with dramatic makeup for daytime. Especially considering it's something that not a whole lot of people do. Plus, I'm pretty sure I need that mark lip gloss!

Jaime said...

Loving the pj set! Looks so comfy and not frumpy.

Leah said...

I love to write an anonymous love letter to a cute boy. Hahaha!

Happy Wednesday Erika! xoxo

Lottie said...

seriously would like to take you up on your ideas erica! everytime...

B a la Moda said...

Talking about diamonds... Yesterday I found a perfume that had little tiny pieces of gold on it. It cost like $280!! Gold in a perfume?

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Senorita Fashionista said...

I would love to partake in some of these indulgences! Dining in a fab restaurant with large sunglasses is my pick! xoxo Jolie

Blicious said...

great post!! gorgeous pic. :)

i am so excited you sand skate too. hehe

xoxo

Hope said...

I really like the idea of spritzing stationary with perfume, and I love white diamonds too!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous photo! And these posts make me smile and actually want to do them. I don't just leave dramatic make up for night time! There's no fun in that!

http://thefrontcover.blogspot.com

ediot said...

hi dear

i always love your tips! hope youre having a great week. ive been too busy working lately to blog.
but i think im finally back again.

xx ediot

Haute World said...

Lovely post! I'd love to do the first, but unfortunately it's still freezing over here...

And gorgeous new blog layout by the way!

Jen said...

Luxury sleepwear is so decadent - I love silk PJs and fluffy slippers! That one is going on my list. :)

Leia said...

Ah, time for your Why Don't You post - the highlight of my Cafe Fashionista week! I love the idea of getting a basket. I think I might just go and get one now :)

SogniSorrisi said...

Lovely photo. Great post.

GraceFace said...

I may just do some of these ;)

Maddy said...

I love all your suggestions!! My favorite this week is the dinner at a celeb hotspot! Actually, there's a lot of places in NYC that are not necessarily "fancy", but definitely celeb-sighting worthy!

Amber said...

love it you make me want todo all those things =)

Sherin said...

I love the picture you chose! Making a daisy chain seems like so much fun. Definitely something I want to do when the daisies start coming out.

Clare said...

Loving that photo! I love the idea of pretending to be a celeb! Wouldn't it be beyond cool if it worked??? I would die!

TeenageDirtbag said...

i often pretend to be a star :). I hope this dream will come true someday hahaha:).

Mara said...

aw I want to pick daisies..how fun!

Love your new layout! xox

the healthy ghost said...

Very inspiring!
xx

Alicia said...

These are great! ;)

Sunshine Sarah said...

I'm glad you like my piano post! Thanks for your sweet comment.
Lots of love!
Sarah.

Sabine said...

I try, I try - but the daisies are not here yet. But to everything else - Let's go for it! Let's be stars!

ellie said...

lip gloss always makes the day better. Oh..and white diamonds..something I was gonna get my gram..and then I ended up lik'n it...so much.

Thanks for note too.

Ela said...

Oh this reminds me of when I was in HS with my first serious BF and I would mail him letters (he lived about an hour away) since we only saw each other a couple of times a week and I would spray them with my perfume (Escape if I remember correctly). Used to drive him crazy. In a good way.

Happy mid-week, hon!

Jessica said...

I look forward to these posts. You always have the best suggestions!

Jessica said...

I love liquid eyeliner in cat eye formation! Especially when its metallic teal! Its awesome.

monica said...

i positively love your "why don't you" posts!!
i always wanted to be the glamour puss who at 10am getting coffee is dressed to the nines and full face makeup

Emily said...

I love the sunglasses idea and the letter! too adorable :)

her waise choice said...

love this post. also-- the cardigan in the below post is absolutely pretty!

herwaisechoice.blogspot.com

joei said...

such a cute post :) 'spend the afternoon picking daises'.. i love it!

joei
http://i.am/joei

MissNeira said...

I love white diamonds! I rarely know other girls around my age who wears it haha

MissNeira said...

I love white diamonds! I dont know another girl who is close to my age that likes it haha

wonderfelle said...

handwritten letters are totally underrated - and best when they're love letters! i'm also a huge fan of dramatic makeup during the day (or really time anyway). lovely ideas as always :)

Sidewalk Chalk said...

What a sweet list!
I really like wearing fun makeup during the day instead of saving it for night all the time.

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

Awww I love the idea of a daisy chain! I used to do that when I was little :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh dramatic looks during the day - why not?

Aaww, any cute boys good enough for your letters?

Taylor Sterling said...

Great new layout! So fab...like you!

All Women Stalker said...

Hmm letters. Gotta practice first though. My hand gets cramps after writing for even just a minute. Typical lament of an everyday keyboard user :D

Porcelain Blonde said...

I love your Why Don't You posts <3 You have the best imagination!

You've inspired me to go put on some hot pink lippy :)

Also, LOVE your new look and layout! Very cute and fun.

<3 xxx

previouslyinaudible said...

Love it. The photo of the ultra chic "satin mules" is hysterical. What a beautiful and inspiring post.
ps: thanks for your sweet comment on my red boots. a

Treacle said...

Girl, how do you manage to come up with such great ideas day after day? My mind is boggled!

Schnappy said...

Hi! Good photo! Beautiful!

Bonnibella said...

This post reminds of wanting to eat at the IVY in L.A. just for celebrity watching. I will have to remember to put it on my agenda the next time I'm in L.A.

nookie said...

I need to go on a daisy picking afternoon:)

Inspiration in Italy said...

Oh Erika, I like the last 3 ideas the best! How fun and fantastic, as are you!!

xxx
Rachel

sexylegsandbody said...

Very interesting and original, as always, in your fabulous way with words. Lovely thoughts.
Thanks for sharing.

Hope your day is going to be great.

Colin.

djhanq said...

thanks for ur previous comment dear
great picture btw

mind following and link me?
tattoo freak
oxox :))

Audrey Allure said...

i love the idea of having a dramatic look for the daytime :)

COCAMIA said...

You put me in the most perfect La La Land place ever...love this post...xo

daisychain said...

*looks out the window at the snow and longs to be able to pick flowers*

myvogue said...

Wonderful ideas, darling! I envy your imagination and creativity!

J. said...

I may have to go with the over the top make up for the day!

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

I just did number 4 the other day: I skipped my usual lipgloss and instead went for red lips. I felt so vintage beauty :-)

Josie said...

Love this post. Such fun ideas, and it's totally time to break the regular routine.
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Josie said...

Love this post. Such fun ideas, and it's totally time to break the regular routine.
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Place4Teens said...

i LOVE this post a lot. :p i wanna be the first one. picking daisies! :D haha.

Elie's Papel said...

These posts are a lot of fun! have a nice one!

Melissa Blake said...

Beautiful dress! xoxo

Fashion Court said...

such a good suggestion with the perfume! lately, i do not feel complete unless i have some very hollywood on!

Fashionography. said...

I love these posts so much!

© cat eyes & skinny jeans | All rights reserved.
Blogger Templates by pipdig