4.17.2010

Smitten Saturday

Pretty, Pretty Princess It was ages ago that I came to the realization that I was leading an incorrect existence. I was not meant to go through the motions of a normal, everyday, regular human being; rather, I was destined to be a royal. The ruler of some far-off country where everyone wears dreamy dresses and eats cotton candy for dinner. Once that conclusion was happened upon, I knew it was only a matter of time before my parents, the King and Queen, would rescue me from my boring, mundane lifestyle. Sadly, years have passed, and they have yet to arrive; therefore, I believe the time has come to take matters into my own hands. My first order of business? Scooping up a Chiefs of Enchantment headpiece.

Part Roman Empire influenced laurel wreath, part Pretty, Pretty Princess tiara, the Chiefs of Enchantment head accessories are a fantastical way to add a little imagination and whimsy to your everyday wardrobe. Proffering charming titles, and elegant aesthetics; it’s truly impossible not to fall under their bewitching spell. The Mia, The Raven, The Sharfeathered, The Lan, and, my personal favorite The Erika (it’s fate, don’t you think?). Which Chiefs of Enchantment beauty is your favorite?

Sock It to Me Darlings, don’t you ever find yourself feeling sorry for them? Please don’t play games with me now; you know precisely what I’m talking about…missing socks! They keep our tootsies tantalizingly cozy in the winter months, then we are ungracious enough to allow them to lose their snuggly sidekick during trips to the Laundromat wherein we arrive with two socks in tow, only to return home with one, finding ourselves left to wonder not only where the other has gone off and disappeared to; but what we are to do with the lone one left behind in our possession. Not anymore however! At least not with Inklore’s Missing Sock Bucket harboring a little hidey hole in our homes.

No longer are we to feel sorrowful for our newly-single socks, for the Missing Sock Bucket provides them with shelter until they are reunited with their long-lost partner in crime. It’s an adorable way to keep track of our missing treasures while saving us money at the very same time. After all, constantly having to buy socks can become quite the expense after a period of time! Ready to admit your singletons to the Home for Missing Socks, kittens?

Happy, Happy Unbirthday Party! Cupcakes and fairytales and tea parties and surprises; kitty cats you all know me well enough to realize that yes, these are a few of my absolute favorite things! The very pieces in life that put a spring in my step, a smile upon my mark Sweet Talk slathered lips, and a hole in my pocket (or rather, haute handbag) for having spent so much money on all of the above. Nevertheless, there is no ending in sight, for I refuse to deprive myself of the finer things in life; instead choosing to indulge in the miscellany that make me the happiest, and one of the items in question is…Laurel Avenue Bakery’s Tea Party Curio Box!

Inspired by my beloved Alice in Wonderland, the Tea Party Curio Box comes chockfull of all of the bits, pieces, odds, and ends required to throw a scrummy tête-à-tête by yourself or with a gaggle of your fabulously accoutered girlfriends! Packaged in a petite box with the words “We’re All A Little Mad Here” scrawled on the outside, and garnished with a blue ribbon just like the one dressing up Alice’s flaxen locks; the Tea Party Curio Box is loaded with pretty Petit Fours, Cheshire Cat Macarons, Unbirthday Cupcakes, “Taste Me” Cookies, Candied Pistachios, and Curiously Sweet Mushrooms. The only thing missing is the Mad Hatter himself, of course! Who wants to come to my Unbirthday Party, dolls?

What were you smitten with this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to oh, restore this crack so and Chiefs of Enchantment for the pictures.


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53 comments

Dancing Branflake said...

I can't tell you how excited I am that today is Smitten Saturday. First off, you are so the princess and could pull off any royal headpiece because you are that awesome. Secondly, I would be completely honored to go to your Unbirthday. Tea parties and high fashion? A dream!

R. said...

What a lovely post — those headpieces are darling, in my family we've convinced ourselves that the dryer eats socks, and those cupcakes are so divine! xo

Audrey Allure said...

I would love to be a princess for a day ;)

Leah said...

You are meant to be a princess Erika... gosh, I wish there is also a Leah hair ornament in the collection.

The sock bucket idea is so cute... I normally throw the sock with a missing pair only to find the lost pair a few days after. What a bummer!

Happy weekend my dear! xoxo

meg said...

so nostalgic! ready for a teaparty now!

Oh, yes..that is a letter to Caitlin. Only, not written by Megan.

Thanks so much for reading.

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

I for sure wanna come to your party!! :) And I do still wear socks! :D Happy Weekend Darling! Your writing is beautiful as always! XXX

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gleenn said...

this is a very fabulous post girl. I love the intro you project. And that sock bucket is definitely a need! You bet I always start my day, searching for the pairs of my socks minutes before I ran off to work. Such hectic. :)

ellie said...

some sweet headresses. they are so original. and so fun.

FASHION SNAG said...

I hate when socks go missing! Love that photo at the top. xo

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PinkBow said...

i love the idea of the tea party curio box, mmmm!

J. said...

I love the Raven! I think I'm smitten with it maybe enough to try to fashion one on my own! Maybe...

Charlie ♥ said...

Omg that tea party box is so so cute! I want it!! :(


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nookie said...

that sock bucket is so funny:)

Jen said...

I'm smitten with the Zara trench coat I picked up at a charity shop today, the gorgeous sunshine we're having here in the UK and my lovely fiancé!

Thank you for your darling comment on my ASOS post. :) xxx

la petite fashionista said...

I'm all about the unbirthday.. any excuse for a celebration & cupcakes!! :) i'm smitten with turquoise jewelry, saturdays on the beach, and mango margaritas!

H A N N A H ♥ said...

I love the 'pretty pretty princess' bit - made me smile!
& I'll come to your unbirthday party haha :)

I'm reallyyyyy sorry about the super late reply to your comment, things have been crazy recently! ughhh. hopefully all back to normal now though.

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Josie said...

You really do belong in a fairyland, my dear! I'd love to live there and eat cotton candy all day...
Despite the fact that I really can't stand socks (it's a quirk, okay?), they are def necessary some times... And that sock bucket is genius!
xxoo Josie
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Maria at Bachman's Sparrow said...

Those tiaras are seriously bomb. Time to start saving my money hahaha!

xoxo Maria

Jessica said...

haha oh I'm smitten about absolutely anything that involves a fairytale!! I've had that same realization as you and am waiting for that Prince to show up at some point...he's probably lost and NOT stopping to ask for directions (of course)!

Midtown Girl said...

You will always be a princess to me my dahling!! Love the picture ;-)

Winnie said...

Adorable post. Love the headpieces too, It takes such confidence to wear things like that and when I see them, they totally make me smile!

EleanorRose said...

i may have to come to your party :) i ant to be a princess! loving the blog xxx

Meg said...

Oh my gosh, the Tea Party Curio Box is so adorable, I would be sad to eat any of it!

Ashley said...

Oh I love Chiefs of Enchantment! The Erika is my favorite too, but I also love The Raven - too cute!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Becca. said...

love this post!
i'm fed up wiht all thos work i gotta do :(

Francy said...

Oh my, I am so SMITTEN with the Chiefs of Enchangtment headresses. I want all of them!! It would be impossible NOT to feel like a princess with one of those.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I loved playing Pretty Pretty Princess growing up, so I am completely smitten with The Mia headpiece.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I loved playing Pretty Pretty Princess growing up, so I am completely smitten with The Mia headpiece.

Sarah m said...

this is sooo beautifully written. a good read because for some odd reason my exam stress is gone! i like this world of yours! :D

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Samantha said...

I'm still stuck in that "faraway kingdom" dreamworld. Check my URL :D

Faboulista said...

those little crowns are too cute.
btw you are a beautiful writer. amazing post
xoxo
mina
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Nubiasnonsense said...

You have such a great form of expressing yourself I love it... I wasn't really feeling smitten but I'm leaving your page with a smile on my face from reading =)

sinnlighet said...

One word about this post.....

l o v e l y

Peace & Love

Agneta, you know the swedish one ;)

CCWai said...

I guess all girls want to feel like a princess?
Well, I like the first picture you posted!

Sootjeelina said...

You write amazing :D And you totally right :D
BTW: thanks for leaving a comment a comment on my blog, I really appreciate it :D

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Sherin said...

I am very smitten with those headbands. They are all so pretty. Oh, I wish I was royalty as well.

The missing sock is such a fabulous idea. I'm always losing my socks and have to make miss-matched pairs (which is actually quite fun)

janettaylor said...

Adorable post, doll!

English Rose ♥ said...

I had the same revelation that I was a princess too - just waiting for my grandmother the queen to reveal the secret to me...

Merci beaucoup for stopping by darling - your wonderful comments are always very much appreciated =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
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Embodying Fashion said...

i love the idea of the tea party and thoes headpieces are adorable. Amazing post, as always :)

Ladyulia said...

love ur post,,,,
thx for sharing dear

xoxo
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Luana said...

I am a day late in reading this but as always a fun and inspiring read! Love the little crowns. This week I've been smitten with a flowery bow top I bought the other day and simple classy pearl earrings to go with it! The weather hasn't been too nice so I've been indoors, making my internet rounds which I also love ;)

Kallie said...

I feel like every one at some point thinks that their real parents (the king and queen) will come and get them. LOL. I love these pretty head pieces :)

COCAMIA said...

We all have our inner princess in us! It's so important!!! Happy Sunday...xo

Marit said...

Great pictures! I would love to be a princess,but not one of those modern ones that we have today, I would be a fairytale princess;)

Hope you're having a lovely weekend:)

Sarah said...

Oh, that tea party box is too cute for words! Love it and all things Alice in Wonderland. x
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Rachel said...

Those headpieces are just fabulous! The Raven and The Erika are my favorites. Plus, I'm pretty sure The Erika would look fantastic on you, my dear!

Sara Lynn said...

Erika, I love how enchanting all of your posts always are but they are especially so this week! You picked adorable pictures, and I think I have been smitten with houses all week. I dreamed that I lived in the house from the first princess diaries movie last night, the refurbished firehouse. lol :)

Oh and Jimmy Johns is a sandwich store chain in Michigan, I think they have them in other states but I am not sure. They are very yummy! I would mail you one but I am not sure how well that would turn out lol.

ediot said...

great post! i so enjoy coming here darling!
ive been smitted by the playfulness of the children i teach for- theyre so happy.. (4-6 y.o)
one day they found chalk and drew all over the streets.. afterwards it looked so wonderful! colour the streets!! its amazing.

xx ediot

OceanDreams said...

Umm, I am so smitten with that lip gloss and cupcakes, both looks so yummy!

Fashionography. said...

I'm always losing my socks, so this is a great idea!

Emily said...

that tea party curio box is adorable!

xoxo

Rachel Scarlet said...

Hello Erika. You always write so beautifully! :)

I am smitten with Sun-Maid raisins :P

Maddy said...

Lol! I love the idea of the sock bucket! The hubby and I definitely need to get one of these, especially since we still have to go to the laundromat to do our laundry :(

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