4.14.2010

Why Don't You...?

…style yourself in Alice + Olivia’s flowing Gina Bustier Goddess Dress and cannonball into a swimming pool? Float atop the surface of the water, allowing your fabulous frock to spread out around you in an ethereal fashion.

…pitch a tent and go camping in your very own backyard? Get cozy in Juicy Couture’s Terry Wide Leg Jumpsuit, eat gooey s’mores until you feel as if you’re going to burst, and spend the evening making shadow puppets by the dim glow of a flashlight!

…place a handbell beside your bed and ring it whenever you find yourself craving a sweet? Chances are someone will grow tired of the incessant ringing and bring you anything your heart desires.

…put on your KORS Michael Kors Violet Wedge Sandals and dance everywhere you go? Shimmy through the supermarket; box step at the bowling alley; moonwalk along the corridors of a museum. Dance to the beat of your own drum, darlings!

…set your iPod to shuffle, step out of your 7 For All Mankind Jane Espadrille Wedges, and hula hoop in the bright sunshine?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Death Wears Diamond Jewellery for the picture.


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SabinePsynopsis said...

Michael Kors' sandals or espadrilles? That's the question! Love the bell ringing idea (but I have a hunch that everyone in my house will just put in my ear plugs and ignore my needs)

Amber said...

These posts are always my favorite and have me wishing I could to do anything but go to work.

Little Bear Stories said...

i definately want to hoola in those wedges!
fun words! xx

Leah said...

I love those wedges... they are so perfect for spring.

I really wish I can go camping in my backyard but the heat is just too much to handle.

Have a great day Erika! xoxo

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

:))) how do you come up with these??? I love you!!! XXX

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kumar said...

hi erika
how are u
i am happy to see u
really nice post

i love to read more but some points in your blog wont useful for me but still i like it i only read b'cos of you ,
some time some coments make us happy
am i correct


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Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

As always I just love this Why Don't You post--it makes me happy just reading through it. Thank you Erika for brightening my already bright and sunshiney morning!

xo Mary Jo

Style with Benefits said...

Such great ideas! I always enjoy your writing. My fav is #2 though I wish I had the balls to jump in a pool with a pretty dress on!

xo, becs

J. said...

HAha! A bell would drive my dogs crazy! But I may just go with the hula hoop idea...I saw some yesterday at the local grocery store...

xoxoKrysten said...

LOVE those wedges!

Valerie said...

Erika, I love your writing. It's so detailed and fun to read, I feel like I'm actually in my bed ringing a bell (or at least I wish I were). Those Michael Kors sandals would be perfect for my feet to dance through the supermarket!

Leia said...

hula hooping! i haven't done that in YEARS. would love to take it up again! :)

Josie said...

Anything Alice + Olivia = winner. And those 7 wedges are darling -- perfect with a sundress. Time for me to go buy a hula hoop... Think anyone would notice me hula hooping on the quad?
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Maddy said...

I haven't been camping in ages!! I used to do it all the time as a kid :) The smores, camp fires, haystacks and ghost stories...I miss it!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh those espadrille wedges look sooo comfortable and beautiful! love them! xo

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I'm going to be daydreaming about that dress all day now. Sigh.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling!
I think I need some wedge sandals!

xoxox,
CC

Talk Pretty To Me said...

That Alice + Olivia dress is fabulous! AND if it was mine, I would jump into a pool and float about in a state of eternal fabulousness.

xoxo
J

www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

Hope said...

Have hula hooped in so long! Love the piece from Alice and Olivia!

R. said...

We're going camping to celebrate Jeffrey's brother's graduation and I am so, so, so looking forward to plenty of s'mores! xo

Andhari said...

the bell idea sounds genius. Now I wish I had a hot man catering to my needs and bring me desserts :D

itslikeart said...

I want to go put up a tent now!

Lovely blog post, I'm feeling quite summery

Style, via TIa said...

Why oh why did you show me that stunning goddess dress now I NEED it in my life

Tights Lover said...

I love the goddess dress. And there's something strangely appealing about jumping into a pool with a $400 dry clean only silk dress...I can't even explain what it is!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Amazing pic!<3

MOLLYKT said...

i LOVED three :)
xxx

Sarah said...

Love the handbell idea - genius! PS Hello from Scotland! x
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meg said...

what a beautiful pic! Love that dress!

oh..I guess I like my characters just a bit a creepy. thanks for the note.

Islandia Lane said...

I needed this happy 'why don't you' list today... thank you! Now also I may just have to go home and make some s'mores...

ellie said...

So pretty the picture.

That dress is something to dress up and dress down in. Perfect for the getaways. Cool jumsuit too.

Sherin said...

Such fantastic ideas! I definitely need to do these to get rid of work stress.

vicky h. said...

I honestly used to go camping in my own backyard all the time when I was little. Just so much nicer to have a real bathroom and toilett and moms hot chocolate :)

xox
Bikinis & Passports

nookie said...

gimme that wedges!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Alice & Olivia yes yes yes!!!

AH said...

i love these posts of yours, i'd like to do all of these! especially swimming in a dress!

Giovanna&Roberta said...

Hi girl! Your posts are always so so STYLISH!! New spring bags made by me and my sister are coming! I'm going to do a very "spring" shooting to show you and all our followers these new bags! I wait you!

stylechanges said...

hi erika
wonderful post erika
very cool i like the tips o f your post

Alicia said...

wow that alice and olivia goddess dress is amazing. i would love to just dance around in it!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Hee hee...# 3 is cute and funny :P

Maria at Bachman's Sparrow said...

Hahaha, love the bell idea, I'll have to try that out on my husband ;)

xoxo Maria

ana said...

OMG I want the white Jumpsuit and the beautiful Michael Kors wedges!!! plaseeeeee

Dancing Branflake said...

I hate camping but I would love to camp in my backyard. That sounds so perfect with smores and hot cocoa. Yum!

G said...

ooh the handbell idea sounds like a good'un. Might give it a try!! And I'd just LOVE to leap into a swimming pool in that dress... ooh that'd be heaven.

x

Winnie said...

Goodness, I haven't 'hula hooped' since I was very small! Love these suggestions.

Jamie said...

You crack me up! I love this A+O dress!!

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Rick said...

love the idea of dancing to my own drum, and moonwalking. as a matter of fact, going to a MJ & Prince themed party this weekend, so will be sure to do LOTS of moonwalking :) wish you were in town to come!

Cat said...

I could live in Juicy...literally!

Love the "hand bell" idea...hey, your right, it would work (eventually :)).

Taj Acosta said...

Hi doll, oh I busted out laughing on the handbell bedside! I would soo do this! And think it's an excellent idea. I had an uncle once who did this to my grandmother when he stayed overnight at her house! He was crazy! xoxo

Clare said...

Oh How I wish I could wear wedges. But alas my legs are far too skinny for such clunky shoes :(

But I will just have to hula hoop in my stilettos

Oh and I have some great news for you. You won my giveaway!!

Clare said...

Oh How I wish I could wear wedges. But alas my legs are far too skinny for such clunky shoes :(

But I will just have to hula hoop in my stilettos

Oh and I have some great news for you. You won my giveaway!!

D. Marie said...

I love the Alice + Olivia’s Goddess dress...would be so beautiful for a dress to change into after the wedding! I still havent bought a dress to change into for our mini at the hotel after party! Looks like jeans might have to be good enough! LOL! Hopefully this weekend I'll find something! :)

Emily said...

oh Erika, you are killing me with these wedges! and I've always wanted to jump into a pool with a flowy dress on :)

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

I adore this photo- she is so SPRING. Also can't resist the Juicy jumpsuit :)

Mara said...

oh I love those Michael Kor wedges! I'd put my ipod on shuffle but I have so much old music on there that I don't like anymore and I spend so much time pressing next next next haha

Meg said...

Haha, one time when I was sick and lost my voice, my parents gave me a bell to ring when I needed something, since I couldn't talk. When I rang it too much, they just stopped coming.

Sara Lynn said...

OH the camping in the backyard one is the best!! You are so creative to come up with these all the time, with perfect outfits too!

Kay | Catalog Prints said...

I was thinking of doing the Moonwalk inside the Museum :) I like the idea! Haha, but maybe the people from the surveillance room will make fun of me because they will think why is she doing the moonwalk?

la petite fashionista said...

those michael kors wedges are so cute! exactly what i've been looking for to add to my shoe collection for spring

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I have an award for you on my blog!! ;)

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

I love camping in the backyard, ridiculously convinent and gives you still a sense of being :out their." Hula hooping in the sun sounds like a dream, if only I could have that sun to start with. One day I vow to truly do all these things.
Libby
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junghwa by amy stewart said...

Umm hello?! Can I have that dress please? I love flowy anything. Girly. Mmmm...

Sootjeelina said...

I love hula-hooping, but you what's so much fun too? Climbing in trees :D
BTW: thanks for visiting my blog :D

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Midtown Girl said...

I love these posts Erika - they put me in such a great mood! Speaking of wedges - I need a new pair for the summer season!! ;-)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I dont' even know how you thought of the last one but I think I'm in love with it! haha so cute!!! And the camping this is great, I love it though I always get scared camping in backyards and I don't know why! I get less scared in the woods.

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

oh god, that alice & olivia dress is stunning!!! soooo beautiful

MissNeira said...

Hahaha I love the 3rd one..Im not too sure if someone would finally bring me something or just hurt me haha

The Blonde Duck said...

Did someone say smores?

Romany said...

Oh I've never understood what s'mores are - we don't have them here in Australia. Are they like marshmellows or something haha?
Beautiful photo. Soft lighting is my favourite.
Romany
xx
p.s. thank you for your sweet comment - it's been difficult these past few days, and I haven't tried to retrieve anything yet, but hopefully it will work when I give it a go...

gleenn said...

I love the photo. Very Alice!

micol zanzuri said...

gorgeus photo

Laura Trevey said...

Gorgeous photo... natural beauty!

Christina Lee said...

The hand bell idea made me smile!

sinnlighet said...

Yes yes yes, so creative, inspiring and beautiful!

Love love your blog! Thank you for your comment on my blog and welcome back to Sweden!

Agneta

girlnextdoorfashion said...

haha i love number 3!! i don't think that would be very successful in my house!!
love this list every week!!

charlotte
grlnextdoorfashion.wordpress.com

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xxx

girlnextdoorfashion said...

haha i love number 3!! i don't think that would be very successful in my house!!
love this list every week!!

charlotte
grlnextdoorfashion.wordpress.com

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xxx

ediot said...

hi lovelY. i love these posts. theyre so inspirational,
im working at a preschool lately.. and its so much fun to experience life thru childrens eyes. also having discussions about life with 5 year olds. - its just amazing. they have such great views on life.
the other day we were talking about war-esp, 2 w.w.

take care

xx ediot

Kristin said...

Ok, it's official...I am a Michael Kors wedgeoholic this season!

Jessica said...

I do have a hula hoop in my closet that I could break out this weekend!

Jodes said...

Sigh, those baby Kors are so delicious!!!
This is the best list - I am a big fan of the hand bell idea.
Truly luxurious and useful.

Rachel said...

I love that Alice + Olivia dress. I've always wanted to jump into a pull while wearing a fabulous dress like that! :)

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