6.30.2010

Why Don't You...?

…accouter yourself in Red Carter’s Chameleon Bikini, dial up a bunch of your besties, and spend the day racing through the lawn sprinklers?

…spread out a thin blanket in your front yard, lie down on your toned tummy, and while the afternoon away flipping through pages of Nabokov’s Lolita or Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides?

…step out of your Sergio Rossi Disk T Strap Wedge Sandals, set up a bubble machine, and dance with a cute boy as iridescent bubbles rise and pop around the two of you?

… open all the windows in your bedroom, toss your blankets on the floor, and catch some zzzz’s atop nothing but cool sheets?

…style yourself in a flirty frock a la Rebecca Taylor’s Strapless Dress, teeter off to the nearest playground in your Jeffrey Campbell Take Draped Wedge Sandals, and swing your cares away? As Jimmy Buffett once said, “Life is just a tire swing…”


Fashionably yours!


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sylvie @ silver lining said...

i will be sprawled on my beach blanket, on the beach, all weekend long! i adore lolita and virgin suicides...buy my read of the moment is "let the great world spin" by column mcann.

happy weekend, darling!

xo,
sylvie of silver lining

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love that dress!!! The pink is so cute!! I still have not seen Virgin Suicides. I'll have to change that!! =)

Krystal said...

i <3 eugenides :) love your suggestions always!

Jamie said...

I am dying over those Jeffrey Campbell wedges!! I think I might NEED those!

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Maddy said...

A day in the sun, sprawled on a soft blanket and getting totally immersed in a fascinating fiction sounds wonderful right about now! Let me know what you think of Lolita when you finish :)

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

I like #4! Sounds lovely :)

Cindy Whitehead said...

cool sheets are THE best in the hot summer. And that reminds me, I need to read The Virgin Suicides again. Great ideas!

Style, via TIa said...

I really really would love to spread out a thin blanket in my front yard, lie down on your slightly toned tummy, lol.

great post!!!

Tia

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

ha! wish I could spread out a thin blanket in my front yard and lie down on my 'toned' tummy! especially with 40º F degrees outside! I would really love that! have a nice day! xo

SogniSorrisi said...

I wish I were sprawled on a blanket in the sun reading a good book right now!

Nikolett said...

Definitely need a 'toned tummy' first, but I love just lying out in my backyard with a book ... a perfect way to spend an afternoon! Unfortunately it's going to be pretty chilly here for the next few days, but I would LOVE to sport that chameleon bikini once the weather gets warmer! Hope you have an amazing Wednesday, Erika! :)

Joanne said...

The heat here has finally broken and it's a beautiful day in the 70s. So I like the idea of lounging outside on a blanket, passing away the hours with a good book to read.

Allister Bee said...

great post. i love that. running through the sprinklers..sooo nice!

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Sootjeelina said...

Why don't you choose your fave party-outfit, cal your best friends and when you're done, rock the night away!
Doing that right now!
Btw, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, I really appreciate it :D

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

hélène said...

I would die to do all of those things right now!! Always the most amazing suggestions form you :) xx

J. said...

I'd love to do any of these things if it weren't so yucky out! Instead I think it'll be coffee and magazines in bed...not so bad for a day off!

J-Diggety said...

I often long for option #2, particularly when driving to work in the mornings and the blue sky abounds endlessly (a normal phenomenon here in CO)... le sigh... :)
xoxo J

Style with Benefits said...

Fun & fabulous ideas! It would be so fun to run through a sprinkler... havent done that since I was a youngin!

xo, becs

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That Rachel Taylor’s Strapless Dress is so pretty!

AH said...

yes, please, to all of the above!

Leia said...

This all sounds perfect! Love that bikini (although I am far too scared to get into any swimsuit, let alone a bikini!) And I want a bubble machine!! That strapless dress is also absolutely gorgeous... and I *need* those draped wedge sandals! I wonder if I'd be able to walk in them without tripping over...

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Couture Carrie said...

Absolutely love these links, especially the swing idea!

Fabulous post, darling!

xoxox,
CC

The Blonde Duck said...

I think I shall go outside and twirl.

Sara Lynn said...

That bikini is sooo cute! I want to lie out and read a book soo bad! :) Erika I think this is my favorite post of yours, you are so creative :)

Sherin said...

Spending an afternoon reading in the garden sounts like pure heaven. I've always wanted to read Lolita.

Midtown Girl said...

I wish I could open my bedroom window...but the smog from the Midtown tunnel will fly in!! Time for a luxe vacay from the city for a bit I think,no? <3

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Such fabulous suggestions! Today is a beautiful day here and perfect for the playground. :)

Tights Lover said...

Option number 4 will be tonight for me...hahaha. Finally a break in the heat and a chance to give the AC a rest!

Oana Roxana said...

I would lie down,but it's raining again.Can't believe I'm complaining about the rain. I love rain,but it's alreadt tooo much.I want sun and sun and...sun! The only thing I can do now it's a crochet bag.That would make my happy.
xo ;)

Valerie said...

I used to love playing on our tire swing! I think that's something that would be fun at any age. Great suggestions, Erika!

xo
Valerie

Princess Liberty said...

Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides...why not ?

WeShop said...

Ooooh, read Lolita at uni, might re-read over the summer. xx
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Grace said...

I love your summery suggestions! I want to play with bubbles and run through the sprinklers now!

Melanie said...

Gorgeous photo... is that a swimsuit?

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Leah said...

I've been lusting over that Jeffrey Campbell sandals... I love it... I want it!!! xoxo

ellie said...

so many cool things. i don't know which i like best.

naomemandeflores said...

Oh, I want to do all of that!!! Tomorrow!

:)

ivy's closet said...

Great choices. Beautiful sandals.

Dancing Branflake said...

How fun! Can I just spend at least one day with you? That would be so fun!

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

Adorable bikini...and on sale. Too bad there's only XS left!!

izzy and dev said...

A great way to spend mid-week.

Jammer said...

Ohhh how I could use a good nap on some cool sheets...:)

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NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

I like the cold sheets idea! Sounds wonderful! Very nice post...can't wait for weekend as off on Monday with holiday! Have a great rest of the week!!

Clare said...

These lists are always so amazing! You are amazing, E-dawg! Do you like my new nickname for you?? Hahaha

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Elle said...

Napping on cool sheets with the windows open sounds exactly what I need right now.... sigh! I've missed your posts.. catching up on all of them now :)

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

I love these ideas, especially the last one...I adore swinging!!! The Chameleon Bikini and Strapless dress are both amazing. Have a wonderful evening Erika!

xxxx
Rachel

Josie said...

I LOVE that Rachel Taylor dress! And the first idea is simply perfection -- sounds like a fab thing to do this weekend!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Shop N' Chomp said...

I like that second to last idea! =D

meg said...

Just what we need this summer. Great ideas.

Mara said...

oh I love the nap idea! There's nothing better than a cool breeze.. ok that's not totally true but it's pretty nice :)

Aury said...

You always come up with the best suggestions , Erika dearest!!! I simply adore swinging but I regret to say I've never been in a tyre swing. Quel Horreur!!!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I love the thin blanket idea as well as the lose the blankets one but I do need a thing sheet over me to make that work. :) Great fantasies as always Erika!

michelle_ said...

loved these ideas Erika !
i wish i had the bikini body to pull off the chameleon thing !

chaoskontrolowany said...

Nice bikini!;)

meg said...

Some lovely things. Reading a good book would be great too.

Audrey Allure said...

Haha, I was just thinking of blowing bubbles with my boyfriend the other day.

Keith said...

I love all of these. I plan to hit the beach sometime this weekend. I'll also be at a cookout. I love that photo. Very hot.

Sara Bentley said...

Excellent tips, as always!! I think my favorite this week is the last...I haven't been on a swing in so long! In fact, I might just visit a park this very afternoon! :)
So glad you featured the Jeffrey Cambell wedges; I adore all of his shoes! Have you seen his "France" strap boots? They're on my fall must-get list :)

AMK said...

I love how you do these 'Why Don't you...?' :D

XOXO


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Rachel said...

I am in love with that Rachel Taylor dress and the Jeffrey Cambell wedges! I need them both asap! :)

la petite fashionista said...

oh man, i wish I had time this summer to sit down & read a book! all my free time outside my 40+ hrs a week working has been devoted to socializing! (& blogging of course!) :)

Rick said...

"Life is just a tire swing."

Jimmy Buffett got it right! and oh how I love these posts and your flow of creative ideas!!

ediot said...

great post darling. i do love a nice book in the green grass at summertime- though.. in fact i think ive become allergic to grass this year.so its not such a good idea.. haha
x
xx

Pixie Drive-In said...

I've been meaning to read Lolita for forever. I should really just bust it out this summer, and get it out of my system!

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wow i love this!!!!!!

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