6.02.2010

Why Don't You...?

…string up a hammock in your backyard; slip into L*Space’s Slinky Solids Plunge One Piece; slide Carrera’s Champion Sunglasses over your pretty peepers, and swing into oblivion?

…take the arm of a cute boy, and spend the afternoon trolling the boardwalk with dripping ice cream cones in hand? As Jonathan Carroll once said, “You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover’s arms can only come later when you’re sure they won’t laugh if you trip.”

…channel Marie Antoinette in Rachel Pally’s draping Long Fortuna Dress, find a quiet spot in a spacious park, and host a picnic for one with chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate on the menu?

…devote an entire day to flowers? Gallivant through gardens filled with daisies; admire butterflies and bees as they flit daintily from roses to violets; and, at the very end of the afternoon, craft a wreath out of foliage and perch it atop your head goddess-style!

…cancel whatever plans you may have and instead spend the day playing dress-up? Swipe the Kenneth Jay Lane Amber Beetle Ring you’ve been eyeing from your sister’s jewelry box; button yourself into your mother’s new Patterson J. Kincaid Jillian Fitted Blouse; stuff your feet into the Open Toe Platform Sling Back Pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti Shoes that your cousin has been raving about. Just remember to put everything back in its proper place; your day of dress-up will be our little secret.


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Cindy Whitehead for the picture.


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67 comments

Tere said...

Thanks for your comment! Im very happy for your words!!
Nice photos!
I really love your blog!!
kisses

Leia said...

oh my gosh erika i would like to do everything on this list!

FASHION SNAG said...

You had me at playing dress up! x

www.FashionSnag.com

vicky h. said...

I can't believe you used to work in Laguna Niguel, the world is soo small sometimes!!

thanks for you sweet comment, Erika!! you know I adore your blog and your thoughts and comments mean so much!

xox Vicky
Bikinis & Passports

sylvie @ silver lining said...

ooh, dress up! this is fun. i have been dreaming of rachel pally's fortuna dress and would love to twirl around the park in this lovely number!

thank you for the daydream, e!

xo,
sylvie of silver lining

Melanie's Randomness said...

I'd love to be swinging in a hammock right about now!! After my mini golf date we're going to go for ice cream!! I have to buy clothes for Las Vegas so the dress-up sessions will definitely be soon!!! =)

Thanks girl for always stopping by my blog! Your awesome! *hugs*

SabinePsynopsis said...

Love all your ideas, Erika! Especially the dress up sounds intriguing... Sometimes I wonder if we blogerresses have never gotten out of the dress-up stage.

Jamie said...

I DIE fr those slingback pumps!! Amazing!!!

http://glamlatte.blogspot.com

Jennifer Fabulous said...

That maxi dress is so elegant and glamorous, I want to cry. I should be wearing that right now!! LOL!

xoxo. :)

Joanne said...

Since it's in the upper 80s here today, I'll opt for the boardwalk stroll with an ice cream cone ... Perfection :)

Dancing Branflake said...

I'd love to swing in that hammock and then run in a field of flowers with flowers in my hair. Oh my goodness. You make me swoon.

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

Fabulous Rachel Pally maxi...yes please!

Maddy said...

What I wouldn't give to just lounge around on a hammock all day - and wearing those fabulous shades no less! I'm in need of a "hooky day"...wanna join me?? ;o)

Sara Lynn said...

I used to make wreathes out of dandylions(?) and wear them on my head when I was little. I know they are weeds, but when I was little they were cool!

I love that one-piece! I think I am going to have to get one soon :)

Couture Carrie said...

I am in LOVE with that Rachel Pally dress!

Gorgeous link list, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Erika, you are so amazing! I adore these suggestions, and I really want that Slinky Solids Plunge One Piece!!! It's fantastic! I also am in love with your idea to devote an entire day to flowers, that sounds like perfection. Happy Wednesday, Love!


Rachel

Jules said...

I would love to have a hammock, if only I didn’t live in a townhouse ;) I would also love to have a pair of those Carrera sunnies and that gorgeous Rachel Pally gown.

I love your ideas for strolling the boardwalk and spending a day in a field filled with flowers and butterflies.

The Kenneth Jay Lane ring is gorgeous and so fitting for summer.

Savvy Gal said...

I wish I can take a day off today. : )

Taj Acosta said...

I'll take the chocolate picnic for this go around!! Sounds like a perfect date! hugs

Valerie said...

I wish I could spend the day playing dress up! I love that amber beetle ring and those Giuseppe Zanotti pumps! I can picture myself wearing them, lounging in my living room.

xo
Valerie

ellie said...

such lovely things! I adore that blouse! I just might have to look for some 'ripoff' kind of shades though..so cool.

Andie said...

i wish i could just take the arm of a cute boy and spend the afternoon at the boardwalk
but i havent spotted any of those from where im from, BOOO :(

http://blair-waldork.blogspot.com

Leah said...

I'm still laughing at that Jonathan Caroll quote... so true. It takes time to be able to really put your hair down and behave normally with a boy. But when you reach that stage, it'll be fun.

I love the hammock idea... it'll be great to have a frozen Margarita on hand.

Happy Wednesday Erika! xoxo

chaoskontrolowany said...

Great photo:)

Sootjeelina said...

Cool stuff! The Long Fortuna dress is veeerry lovely! But it's kinda expensive for a 13 year old girl! You can might do it in Tightwad Tuesday or Thrifty Thursday!
BTW, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, I really appreciate it :D

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

madeleine said...

Ahhhh!! Anything to channel my inner Marie Antoinette...

I love that quote by Jonathan Carroll, simply adorable! Always love your "Why Don't You.." posts. Love love love!

stay classy,
madeleine

Alice said...

Yes, yes, dressing up that is for me! I am planning to do a clean up in my wardrobe at the weekend :))

junghwa by amy stewart said...

I love flowers. I wish there was a cure for allergies. I've quit taking allergy meds for various reasons and now it's so hard to be around a lot of flowers and grass. So sad. :(

Nikki said...

Oh I love playing dress up :P :D

Jenny said...

I think I'm going to have a picnic with chocolate now, I am so inspired from this post!! So adorable, it made me smile a lot :)

<3 Jenny

http://goldandcitrus.com/blogs/blog

Tights Lover said...

Hmmmm. I DID misplace my OLD sunglasses....

K8 said...

pretty sentiments.

Fashion X K8.blogspot.com

Lady said...

well, i really wanna do all of if...

xoxo
lady

Josie said...

Dear girl, you had me at "hammock." However, the cute boy, ice cream, and boardwalk didn't hurt.
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

janettaylor said...

Oooh, Giuseppe Zanotti platforms! LUV!

WeShop said...

Lovely ideas - particularly the hammock. All I need is some sunshine first though! xx
http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

AH said...

you always have the best suggestions!!

Winnie said...

This sounds like the most fun ever, love the one of just taking the day to play dress up!

Gaia said...

Your "ehy don't you post" is always amazing... have a great weekend!

The Pink Tutu said...

All ideas sound wonderful to me!!

Alicia said...

I would absolutely love to spend a day playing dress up! :)

Pixie Drive-In said...

I love the photo in this post!

Etrapar said...

what a lovely post, I'm listening nothin' on you - Bob&Bruno Mars ... and this togheter late at night :) just inspiring! thanks :)
kisses

Jammer said...

I need more flowers in my life right now! In fact, I think I might go buy some just for the heck of it.

http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

ana said...

Those sunglasses are amazing!!! And I really want some chocolate!

vicky h. said...

you seriously are the most talented writer ever!! I am always so in awe of your lively descriptions...I dont even have to do anything, I already feel like I'm having a picnic in a quite corner of a park with lots of chocolate :)

xox Vicky
Bikinis & Passports

Jessica said...

That beetle ring is fabulous, Erika! Great find!

If you're interested, I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog for a copy of the Sex and the City 2 soundtrack:

http://style-obsession.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaway-sex-and-city-2-soundtrack.html#comments

Vivian said...

Ah... I always read your blog first thing in the morning, and the 'why don't you' lists never fail to get me started on a happy note. Thank you for that!

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

I'm in LOVE with the KJL ring!!

Clare said...

THis is an awesome list. I love devoting my day to flowers. There are so many flower stands in NYC I would love to buy one flower from each and make one huge bouquet!

Emily said...

that long fortuna dress has my name written all over it. I love marie antoinette..that movie is to die for!

xoxo

Creative Soul said...

sounds like what I want to do... everything is intriguing to me here :) nice!

sheenagao.blogspot.com

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Hammock and playing dress-up?? Gosh, yes please!!! Perfect ideas and wish I could do them all!

FashionJazz said...

Hey hun! You always have the most interesting posts and ideas of things, I love you lists! Have a fab week! xxx

Sherin said...

These are great summer ideas! I love the Long Fortuna Dress!! And the betle ring is amazing.

Rick said...

Sorry, Erika. If you or one of your readers is caught in those Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, I'd imagine there'd be some shouting going on (either by the wearer or someone else spotting you in them...hence, the secret would be blown :)

Glad you enjoyed my sci-fi "thriller" post. I had fun writing it and happy to know you liked reading it. And yes, we should totally meet up when we are in each other's town! have a great day!

Audrey Allure said...

Haha, love that quote about love. Although, I'm pretty sure my boyfriend would definitely burst out into laughter before he decided to help me up. haha

English Rose ♥ said...

Fabulous suggestions as ever Erika!

Merci beaucoup for your wonderful comment darling =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Ooh I love my hammock. I def recommend that one. And you caught me... I can often be found playing dress up by myself. yep.. I'm a grown responsible adult who plays dress up =)
Such a cute post!

Cindy Whitehead said...

always the best ideas you have! Picnics, dress up, ice cream, ahhhh!! I need to make your Wednesdays my life! (-: Thanks for the link for the pic - you are too sweet. xo

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ediot said...

fantastic photo. and i want to string up a hammock- but unfortunately no good trees in my backyard... but i have two hammocks in the basement. and ice -cream--- ive got vanilla ice-cream in my freezer now- and i bough these yummy liquorice candies to mix in the blender- tried it before and its SOOOOoooo yummy! need to do it asap!

xx ediot
www.ediot.org

Cafe Observer said...

I Like the theme of this post!
Why Don't You do another soon?!

Meream said...

A day for playing flowers? I WANT! We actually live near the place where the city flower shops get their flowers wholesale. I have always planned on visiting it but we are still learning to drive and our VW Beetle will probably not be able to trek through the mountains. Haha

Kristin said...

My choco themed picnic for one would be more like a gorge fest. HA!

J. said...

I love the chocolate picnic idea...count me in!
I spent the evening playing dress up in my own closet last night...I wish I had my sister's jewelry box to add to the outfits I came up with...

Rachel said...

You always come up with the best things, Erika! :)

I'm loving that beetle ring and the Giuseppe Zanotti shoes!

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