3.17.2010

Why Don't You...?

…pull the covers over your head and go back to bed? Your bed is your sanctuary; therefore, today you are not to leave it!

…throw a tea party that would make the Mad Hatter envious? Style yourself in a candy-colored frock, order a box of Sprinkles Cupcakes in a variety of flavors, steep the tea (I’m partial to vanilla myself), and let the fun begin. Perhaps Alice or the White Rabbit will even pop in for an impromptu visit and a cupcake or two!

…flirt like it’s going out of style? It’s a known fact that flirting boosts self-esteem; so slick a bit of mark’s Gloss Gorgeous in Lolli upon your lips, blow yourself a kiss in the bathroom mirror, and get your flirt on!

…play the role of Dr. Seuss and host Opposite Day? Up means down; left means right; save…means splurge – go out and buy that Twenty8Twelve Charisse Romper you’ve been eyeing, darlings!

…tear up today’s to-do list and be spontaneous? As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Our spontaneous action is always the best. You cannot, with your best deliberation and heed, come so close to any question as your spontaneous glance shall bring you.”


Fashionably yours!


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Melanie's Randomness said...

I wish I could back to sleep a lil bit more!!! Love the Tea Party idea!! hehe. My spontaneity and my randomness are my favorite things! Great quote!!

have a great day lady! Happy St. Patty's Day!!

The Style Revolution said...

Of course I LOVE The pic with todays post... Opposite day = GENIUS!!!

Id love to flirt right about now! Had some awesome dreams last night and wish I could put the covers over my head and dream some more!

Amber said...

i have been DYING over that romper. I need to find it my size, it is AMAZING!!

Leah said...

I love being spontaneous... it's like having no rules.

That romper is so beautiful and so delicate. I love it.

Have a great day Erika. xoxo

Joanne said...

Hm, of all the suggestions, I like the toss the to-do list and do something spontaneous. There's nothing better than an unplanned day, with maybe an excursion to a new town, new coffee shop, new sights to inspire us. And this comes from a serious to-do list follower, too. I can appreciate the freedom of a day without one!

Inspiration in Italy said...

What a fun and whimsical photo Erika! Oooo and I love the 1st idea "pull the covers over your head and go back to bed? Your bed is your sanctuary; therefore, today you are not to leave it." My bed IS my sanctuary, love it! :) I adore the tea party idea too...you sure do make me itch for some girly fun! Happy Wednesday my Love! ♥

xxxx
Rachel

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Your post made my day b/c when I went to the Sprinkles website I discovered there is a location opening up in my town!! Yay! I haven't smiled this much in a LONG time. Hehehe. ;)

I also really like those lip glosses and want to get one. Hmm...

I hope you're having a great week! xoxo

Nikolett said...

Aww, this post makes me sad because I have a huge paper to write today which meant I got up early, can't be spontaneous, and definitely can't throw a tea party. But be flirty and get a romper? Hmm, I might be able to do that haha. Still love this list, hopefully I can do it someday soon :D

Erin said...

Vanilla tea is my favorite, too! And, I love the Emerson quote. Happy St. Patty's Day!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Now I know exactly what I'll do: I'll stay in bed and practise my flirting, then I'll put on my Twenty8Twelve Charisse Romper and throw a Mad Hatter tea party (flirting like crazy, naturally). Erika, what would I do without you and your ideas?!?!?

daisychain said...

well, right now going back to bed seems like the most perfect idea x

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

LOVE that romper- so chic :) Happy St. Patty's!

kristengilmore said...

I want to stay in bed today! Sadly, I can't. But, I can have opposite day! I loved doing it as a kid!

我 moi said...

. . . and being spontaneous is exactly what my friend did today , she booked her flight to Greece - Atehns with us for the Easter Break and let me be honest , she is one tough cookie to convince to come out of her shell (: !

Maddy said...

Getting flirty attention from a stranger is always a pick me up! On another note, I think I'm going to take your suggestion for doing something spontaneous! My sister just called me up to have an impromptu lunch date. We hardly do lunch, but the nice weather beckons us!

Rachel Scarlet said...

Erika darling! I definately love the first idea. Yes I have been to busy lately with assignments I need to catch up on my sleep. Every morning I have to drag myself out of bed. lol.

Yes I have watched Alice in Wonderland. Johnny Depp is always so cool!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh love the idea of doing something spontaneous! thanks! xo

Alicia said...

Erika, i obviously love that photo and am loving your list today. definitely wish i could have stayed in bed this morning!! and dying over that romper.

Mara said...

ah all I want to do is go back to bed! I can't seem to get to bed early this week :(

liz said...

Because of work and side projects and classes I am taking, everything is scheduled, boring and routine. I can't wait to be more spontaneous.

Allegra said...

I oh so adore your posts!

The Blonde Duck said...

I got some new sundresses yesterday! You'd be so proud.

Josie said...

Oh, gosh, I LOVE these posts, doll. There are so many things that I'd love to be doing -- especially staying in bed!
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

class act said...

I second the "pull the covers over your head" idea...wonderful!

ironmaiden said...

love the picture, the leopard coat and all those funny ideas i wish i was able to do!!

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous post, darling! So many good ideas, especially that romper!

xoxox,
CC

Sara Lynn said...

Hey Erica!!

I love that romper :) The first one....you have no idea how much I wanted to do that! :P I have also been dying to try Sprinkles cupcakes for awhile now...were you reading my mind today? lol

xoxox
~Sara

Leia said...

a tea party sounds like fun :)

so does spontaneity... i WISH i could tear up my to do list!

Rachel said...

I remember always doing Opposite Day when I was little. It was so much fun! :P

Giovanna&Roberta said...

I love reading your post giiirl!

Closet Cravings said...

My bed is my sanctuary. I don't know why but I'm obsessed with it. Fluffy pillows and soft blankets. Everything just feels right. =)

Damsels said...

i definitely do this all the time .. jsut decide that staying in bed is like my island .. nobody can touch me there:)

Jen said...

Oh Erika - you know the key to a fabulous day! Flirting cheers me up no end. A harmless smile shared with a cute boy is such fun!

Maria said...

I am dying to have an Alice tea party for my birthday...too bad my sister-in-law beat me to it!

AH said...

i'm totally trying all of these, and soon!

FASHION SNAG said...

I actually did sleep in for a long time today so I followed your first suggestion. Love the coat in the photo.

www.FashionSnag.com

The Owl's Closet said...

wish i could go back to bed and just sleep in!:) lol the romper is gorgeous!

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

Mariana said...

A brunch tea party sounds amazing! The planning, the menu, the decoration... it all falls into place with the new Alice in Wonderland :).

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I wish I could go back to bed :( but alas, too much to do. I love the tea party idea. I really want to do that. And I think I used up my "opposite days" between the ages of 5-9

meggasus said...

What a wonderful little list! I love the Emerson quote!!

Reading this list put me in a very happy mood! Thank you :)

Rick said...

point to ponder:
for some of us, doing "the opposite" could mean NOT being spontaneous and thinking first.

Stéphanie said...

I adore this picture !

Elijah said...

Flirting boosts confidence IF you're a chick, yeah. Can be pretty defeating if you're a dude.

The Pink Tutu said...

I love tea parties. Happy St. Patrick's day!

Hope said...

I really do wish that I could pull the covers over my head and go back to sleep! Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes are the best, no joke.

Monique said...

Wow this post put me in a soo happy mood! Love it!

Xxx

Lima said...

I'm desperately trying NOT to curl up under the covers for a late afternoon nap (sooo tempting)... so instead updating my blog...in hopes to stay awake & get back to studying :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

I'd kill for a cupcake right now!

tess said...

oh I totally avoided getting out of be this morning hehe

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I love your why don't you posts, they seem to open up all sorts of great possibilities and make life fun--yay for fun! And yay for you!

Hope you are having a most delightful torn-up list Wednesday!
xoxo Mary Jo

Dancing Branflake said...

I love that you quoted Emerson! And a Sprinkles cupcake sounds amazing right now. A huge bouffant of frosting is a perfect Spring treat.

Jen said...

i'm pretty sure EVERY morning i pull the covers right back over my head. i hate getting up haha :)

Aury said...

Oh Erika! If wishes were horses darling! I loved all of your suggestions as always but the thing I need the most is a day of staying in bed and doing everything and nothing at all in it. Unfortunately, c'est pas possible. So for now I am just going to satisfy myself to looking forward to my next pajama day.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

ellie said...

some really sweet stuff in the links. Finally..the sun has came out here..and I'm no longer sleepy. Yeah!

Julia said...

Lovely ideas! Nothing feels more luxurious than lounging in bed all day, and ever since I was a little girl I have loved dressing up and having little tea parties complete with finger food!

xoxo
FashionEye

ana said...

Tea party!!! with cupcakes, music and friends, I think I will do it ;)

Clare said...

Oh my word word word. I so want to lie in bed allll dayyyyy looong!! Maybe this Sunday? And yes to flirting! What a fun pastime!

DiamondsandTulle said...

Oh I´d LOVE LVOE LOVE to host a fabulous tea party!!! would u attend if i did! :)

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Lexi Colby said...

i absolutely love that picture!!!!!

xxxxx

Nina (Femme Rationale) said...

i actually tell my to-do list to f*ck off at least 1x a week so i can goof off and do whatever i want.

Kristin said...

I want Sprinkles cupcakes right now! Wahhhhhhh

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

My biggest dream is to live without a to-do list. Maybe one day my type A personality will die down and it will actually come true.

Emily said...

oh, would I love to back to bed! school gets in the way..

and that romper is stunning. I LOVE IT. I am looking for a new romper, and that one fits the bill.

xoxo

Angelique said...

Friday. After the munchkin goes to school and the rogue goes to work...back in bed with the covers over my head for certain!!!
(And a book under there with me of course :)

coolboy said...

hi good morning how are u today

how is ur life
wat is this giveaway contest is it for Americans only na

MizzJ said...

Lying in bed all day sounds like an excellent idea!

madeleine said...

Why can't I do it all!? I especially love the staying in bed, and tea party part! Love this post miss!

stay classy
madeleine

Fashionography. said...

Sleeping more sounds fabulous.

nookie said...

a tea party it's a great idea right now:)

Bonnibella said...

I'm not going to lie I do the first one all the time!

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

i wish i could live without a 'to-do' list but i cannot! my life would be meaningless without one ahhaha

Sherin said...

I love this one! My plans for the day are now either to get back in bed and hide for the day or to go out looking my best and flirt!

Terence Sambo said...

hahahahah go back to bed, nope. Tea Party, hell yeah!!! and oh Opposite day....DA BEST :o]

Jessica said...

I just love that Emerson quote. He's right - you never come closer to your truer self than when you're doing that spontaneous thing.

Hannah ♥ said...

I'm definitley going to take your advice! Dress up, eat some yummy cupcakes, and go & flirt! My ex boyfriend (who I was with for over a year) just got a new girlfriend so I really need some cheering up!x

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xx

Alice said...

I was seriously temptted to follow your first suggestion this morning...it was very difficult to get up and go to work after Paddy's Day...:(

Christina Lee said...

oh... going back to bed sounds DREAMY!

stylechanges said...

cool post , hey
thanks for the comment, i appreciate it ,

see u soon

Sarade said...

Life would be more pleasant, for sure, if we all followed your suggestions! Love the leopard print jacket in the photo...it's the one I've been searching for my whole life.

Audrey Allure said...

Haha, did the first thing this morning :)

Cindy Whitehead said...

I like the idea of pulling the covers back over your head and staying in bed!! I wish.... (-:

J. said...

I achieved #1-pull the covers over my and go back to bed...My weekend was far to hectic and I so needed the down time!

Meream said...

Tear up today's to-do list. *sigh* I wish I can. Next weekend perhaps :)

J-Diggety said...

I definitely wanted to pull the covers over my head and go back to sleep this morning! The bf wouldn't let me, though... but I did have to come to work, so I guess he was doing me a favor ;)
xoxo J

Islandia Lane said...

I've been so busy this week that I didn't even get to read this - just getting to it now and I must say that first one... that was right up there on my list for this week... more than anything that's what I needed this week - to just crawl in bed and stay under the covers. Happy Friday!

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Oooh these are great suggestions...just reading them alone makes me feel livelier! However, tearing the to-do list might not be possible, although stowing it away somewhere and procrastinating is what I keep doing :P :P :)

girlnextdoorfashion said...

As an American Literature student, I well and truly appreciate the Emerson quote!! I am a slave to my To-Do lists, i admit, I love to plan. But sometimes it's great fun to go do what you want!!
I have no plans tomorrow and who knows what I will do!! But first I will definitely be taking advice from your first point!! After working til 5am Friday night I need a good rest!!
Another fab, fab post!! Your blog is such an inspiration!!

xxx

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