3.24.2010

Why Don't You...?

…fill up on frosting? Everyone knows that the frosting is the best part of any dessert; therefore, accidentally-on-purpose forget the cake mix at the supermarket, and instead buy containers of cream cheese, caramel, and milk chocolate frosting. What to do next? Dig in, of course!

…write your autobiography? Darlings, there is absolutely no question in my mind that you are destined to be superstars in the very near future; get started on your memoirs early!

…spend the day chasing butterflies? Slip off your towering Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Luella Zip Wedge Sandals, top your luxurious locks with a pretty sunhat, and run freely through an open field after your newfound fluttering friends!

…search for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Do beware of leprechauns, kitty cats; they’re rumored to be quite vicious!

…flashback to another era – in terms of style, that is? Go sixties mod a la Twiggy via spider lashes, and mini dresses. Play the role of twenties flapper with feathered headbands and fringed frocks. Allocate the use of faux fur vests and empire waist dresses to channel your inner seventies haute hippie. Or simply be a maniac by styling yourself in eighties-inspired off-the-shoulder tops and legwarmers. Dolls there are times when modern style is completely overrated – this is one of them!


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Cindy Whitehead for the picture.


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86 comments

Lima said...

I channeled the 80s yesterday, in a gray denim mini, tee & fitted cropped jacket, but... I will def consider the sixties today :)

Christina Lee said...

Does writing a YA novel count? :) Thanks for the visuals...

Nikolett said...

Love your lists, Erika :) And I filed up on apple caramel cheesecake and a rich white-and-dark chocolate brownie yesterday so I definitely had my fill of sweets for sure! Can't wait to read your memoir one day ;)

Senorita Fashionista said...

I am a sucker for wedges and those Luella ones are Fantastic! I need to find me a pot of gold!

Francy said...

Oh, I am so with you on the cake frosting!

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Islandia Lane said...

searching for that pot 'o gold sounds nice right about now...

Melanie's Randomness said...

I'd love to be chasing butterfiles right now!

Leah said...

Hahaha! Now that you've said it, I'll let you in on my little secret... I have started writing my autobiography already.

Have a great day Erika! xoxo

SabinePsynopsis said...

60, 70, 80... I want it all. I'm going to wear a mini dress with legwarmers and a feathered headband and write my autobiography sitting on the beach. Thank you, Erika, for another splendid 'Why don't you...'!

R. said...

Love that photograph. xo

The Style Revolution said...

Erika love this list.... Just got back from LA this morning.... tired... You always lift me up. Thank you!

daisychain said...

Yum, frosting. One of my friends only likes cake..so at parties as kids I always used to get her frosting, too :)

Josie said...

Cream cheese frosting and I? We are old friends for sure :)
xxoo Josie
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Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Dream on... dream on... dream on... I love the part about frosting... except that I'm detoxing right now, so frosting is probably nr 1 on the list of things I can't eat.... as I said... dream on dream on dream on... XXX

J. said...

I want to do every one of these...except I'm cleaning house...company coming!

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Oh yes! I always pick my dessert for the topping and not the cake part! :D

Florrie x

Jennifer Fabulous said...

A few weeks ago I was feeling shameful for digging into a frosting container. But now that guilt is gone because someone fabulous suggested I do it! Yay! Hehe.

I hope you're having a magical week! xoxo

Rina said...

love this photo!

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cute pic!





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The Blonde Duck said...

I have filled up on frosting. I've eaten half a can straight up. I'm so bad.

J. said...

I love the frosting advice! I've actually always wanted to do that, but never actually did... so who knows? Maybe reading this means I actually should!!

Sara Lynn said...

Omg I used to eat cake frosting like crazy when I was in HS! Sometimes with grahm cracerks, sometimes just with a spoon..yum!

I totally want to go catch butterflies now :) Another pastime of mine.

~Sara

Marit said...

Great writing! And I love the picture:)

Hope you're having a lovely week!

cupcake♥trash said...

thanks for the inspiration.

FASHION SNAG said...

Beautiful photo and who doesn't love frosting?!

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Tights Lover said...

Sounds so good....I could use a frosting/sugar high right about now.

Love the photo!

SR@MyStyle said...

Oh yes to the frosting, how delicious!! Have a lovely week my dear!

ellie said...

Definitely, some sweet ideas..oh, I'm afraid mybio would be more fiction than anything..I like to stretch the imagination..sometimes.

anhesty said...

i love all fashion eras, but liked the 90s the least. i love the picture you found.

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Joanne said...

Great ideas here! As a writer, I second your suggestion to start your memoirs. Not necessarily an entire life story, but some aspect of it. Everyone's got a story to tell, after all. Happy writing :)

Maddy said...

I have to disagree with you on this one, love! I am not a frosting lover one bit! I'm afraid I don't have much of a sweet tooth. But how about I eat the cake part & you can have all my frosting?? It's a win/win for both :)

factsss said...

thanks for beautiful comment dear

coolboy said...

i have a request turn her once,

haha

great post

Mara said...

great list! I'm still searching for butterflies :)

nookie said...

I NEED those twelfth st wedges!!!!!

Maggi said...

What a delightful post! I am going to get on doing all of these...I think I'll start with the frosting!
:D

LML said...

you said frosting!?!??!
...now i'm craving it :)

AH said...

ahhh, frosting!! i want some right now..! but too lazy to go to the supermarket.. :P

Bachman's Sparrow said...

I can't wait until butterfly season hits here! You are practically in a cloud of them when you drive on the highway, it's beautiful!

Am I the odd one out who doesn't like the frosting?

xoxo Maria

Luana said...

20's flapper sounds like fun and glamorous! I've been experimenting with makeup and such, now I wish I had somewhere to go as a flapper. Halloween seems too far away and I don't know whether flappers are overdone? Now I'm thinking I'll try a range of looks from different decades...if only I had the time! But you have inspired me and your posts always do, so thank you for that.

Claire Kiefer said...

Cream cheese frosting is ridiculously yummy. Sometimes self-indulgence, in the form of frosting or a minidress or watching mindless tv or a pedicure--is just the most delightful thing in the world. Thanks for that reminder. :)

Sherin said...

I can't wait to write my autobiography now! I have nothing interesting to write...yet, but it'll be fun.

I'd love to dress from different eras! That's such a cool way to liven up your outfits.

Dancing Branflake said...

I love these posts and I can't stop smiling! I can't to read your autobiography... I would so be the first in line to have it signed.

drollgirl said...

tee hee. this is horrible to admit, but i used to be the baker in the family when i was a kid, and i quickly memorized how to make homemade frosting. DELICIOUS! who needs cake?!? sometimes i make a little bowl of it as a treat. it is horrendously decadent! :)

Lucy said...

I' m writing my autobiography...it's so funny...everytime I read it, I say: " I really did that?"
ahahaha
(-:

Elle said...

Funny you should mention it.. my workout attire of the day happens to resemble something straight out of the 80s (now where is that sweatband...) but I'm just gonna blame Erika for my fabulousness at the gym ;)

Elizabeth Marie said...

This frosting idea is perfect for my pms. haha <3

Iva said...

LOL I actually only eat the frosting part of cakes ;)

Cafe Pasadena said...

I can only say, I Luv that picture!!

Hope said...

I would LOVE to eat up some frosting ;)

Clare said...

I want flash back to 19050's so badly and dress like Betty Draper from Mad Men!

Aury said...

I ate soo much frosting today, on my cupcake and in my pastries! Frosting is the best! Great post love!

Kristin said...

I'm all about Flapper wear!

Jessica said...

The last time I made cupcakes, I made too much frosting. I've kept it in a container in the fridge for emergency sweet attacks!

Emily said...

my favorite post of the week, always.
I love the first one, I only eat sweets for the icing :)

kumar said...

she looks hot,

CMA said...

love this!
thanks for sharing
and thanks for the sweet comments, they mean the world!

-cma
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Join the Gossip said...

I love that you said faux fur =)

This is such a sweet, inspiring post!

Asylum Dolly said...

Hello! Thanks for dropping by my blog! i thought I;d return the favour :)

Mmmmm...frosting ..om nom nom. They need to invent a type of frosting that has the same benefits as spinach and broccoli, but still tastes like frosting.

I'm all for fashion flashbacks too! Although in my case i delve even further into the past, seeking out inspiration from the Victorian era, and rococo. Luvverly. Sigh!

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Erika, I'm totally doing the frosting, the autobiography and the go sixties thing!! :) Love these weekly to-do lists which are so much better than the regular stupid ones that we daily make! :P ;)

Rick said...

especially love the idea of writing an autobiography. Great suggestions, Erika! (would love to read yours one day as well :)

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I always love these Why Don't You posts! So fun! I agree, after looking at all the flashback fashions, modern fashion looks kind of boring. I'm working on some James Dean meets 30s lingerie looks at the moment!

xo Mary Jo

Shop N' Chomp said...

Cream cheese please! XD

Alex. said...

amazing post :)
love your blog, very cute x

meraldia said...

I love sixties! I can't wait for the summer to wear mini dresses!

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i love frosting.

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Audrey Allure said...

Mmm frosting!
Love these posts :)

H A N N A H ♥ said...

mmmmmm frosting... so delicious!

sorry about the late reply by the way :(
I just had a quick read through all the posts I've missed & loved them all!

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Inspiration in Italy said...

I love your first suggestion the best!!! You are so right that everyone knows the frosting is the best part of any dessert! I also love that sunhat, great ideas as always.

xoxoxo
Rachel

Haute World said...

That icing idea does sound tempting ;-) And I did try to find gold at the end of a rainbow as a child but I soon gave up. Chasing butterflies will never get old though!

chandra hall said...

i love this post so much! i always wanted to write an autobiography, ahh. i've been obsessed with journals and journalling since i was like, seven. when i started writing in my first journal, my dad asked me why i was doing that - and apparently i replied (i don't really remember this but he always tells this story) - "because one day I'm going to be famous, and I'm the only one whose gonna tell my story" LOL

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Ash Fox said...

i'm sooo in the mood for frosting now.

xo

Rachel said...

I kinda want some caramel frosting now... Haha! :)

I'm loving those Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent wedges. They are too fabulous!

Sarade said...

I actually have filled up on frosting before, and awoke the next morning with a butter hangover!

Jamie said...

Maybe we should have a slumber party, put on Desperately Seeking Susan and have a Madonna style 80's throw back! :)

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Mamie Girls said...

Yumm, cake frosting! Love the new look of your page too!

xoxo Mamie Girls

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

Love these- I would eat just frosting for any meal, any time :)

Anna Katrina said...

i love this post you inspire me to do all those things..first up flashback to another era or maybe fill up on frosting hehe i can never resist a good cupcake!

Anna Katrina


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Miss Caitlin S. said...

I love the idea for the 60's look- love that! And fill up on frosting I do regularly... about 3 huge spoonfuls until I'm sick. And this picture is my desktop background right now! Not sure if you've used it before and I took it from you or some other blogger, but I love the picture.

Fashionography. said...

These lists are my favorite lists ever!

Closet Cravings said...

I really want to be the girl in the photo. She looks pretty and peaceful. Has me craving a tropical getaway . . .

I always enjoy these "why don't you . . ?" They're my fave. =)

All Women Stalker said...

My pot of gold is finishing my weekend deadlines. :-/

Andhari said...

Love the last idea the most. Dressing in different era, some 40's and 50's outfit will be preferred by this girl right now. :)

Style, via TIa said...

I love your "Why don't you...? posts

girlnextdoorfashion said...

love this!!
my housemates made me the most amazing lemon drizzle cake for my birthday last week- I could have eaten the topping alone!!
and I love the idea of flashing back to another era. I was told last night my outfit looked like I should be in Grease.
is anything more beautiful than 50s style?
another fabulous post!!

xxx

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