Girl Time

September 28, 2009

Sometimes all you really want to do is to wear extraordinary girly-cute clothes, sassy high heels and surround yourself with nothing more than pastel French macaroons and decadent cupcakes. Marie Antoinette style. Which is precisely the look I think the stylist here was going for when these shots were produced for Vogue Girl magazine in Korea back in 2007.

Girl Time

Finding these images for the first time today on the style blog, Fashion Nation, I felt like the time was just perfect for me personally. Gee… being a girl is such a treat, is it not? I think we all need to give ourselves a bit more girl time. Spend quiet moments browsing perfumes, take a moment to dine or have tea alone in your favorite spot, purchase a gorgeous little something to wear to bed, enjoy a night out with your lady friends… we girls need this sort of thing. Take it from me, as I just had a most lovely ladies lunch today with a most dear friend, you simply must buy out time to do something fantastic for yourself either by yourself or with a person who doesn’t stress you out or bring you one bit of negativity. It’s so refreshing to enjoy these special breaks and will make you feel inspired and refreshed like you wouldn’t believe. And doing it on a Monday is priceless… sets the tone for the whole week I think. Try it sometime and let me know if it made your week a little sweeter to take a break on Monday to do something you-specific. :) Hey, being a little self absorbed or spoiling yourself now and then can be a really nice thing. I vote we do it more often!

(images: vogue girl, korea, 2007)


  • Reply Nancy September 28, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    What a lovely post! I couldn’t agree more. Yesterday I spent the day with one of my very best friends who I’ve known ever since school. These things are very important for us girls. We should all take the time to indulge in them more. :)

  • Reply nichole September 28, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Hey, I think you’re on to something there! Monday lunches with friends. Certainly would start the week off right!

    Fab idea.
    .-= nichole´s last blog ..One Place, One Time: Rue Lombard =-.

  • Reply Melanie September 28, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    What lovely images!
    Marie Antoinette is one of my favorite movies purely for the imagery..
    in fact I think Im going to go pop it in the ‘old dvd player right now.
    Maybe it will help get my mind off this nasty case of streppp throat I have!
    .-= Melanie´s last blog ..Would you, or wouldn’t you? =-.

  • Reply My Owl Barn September 28, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I agree with you 100%. Buying small treats like flowers for your self is priceless.
    .-= My Owl Barn´s last blog ..Owl Clock by Decoylab =-.

  • Reply Merissa September 28, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    I second that motion! :)
    We all need that special pampering every now and then.
    These images by Vogue Girl Korea are adorably-sweet! And I just want to gobble them to pieces because they’re so cute!
    .-= Merissa´s last blog ..:See You In Paris: =-.

  • Reply tricia September 28, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    really cute post! i just love an excuse to be a total girl…why drink tea out of a plain mug when you have a cute tea cup with pink roses on it?
    .-= tricia´s last blog ..the big reveal (catherine’s finished bedroom)… =-.

  • Reply City Chic - Jamie September 28, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    What a sweet post! I’ll usually save the weekends to do something with the girls, but lunch on Monday would definitely kick any case of the Monday blues :)
    .-= City Chic – Jamie´s last blog ..Big Patches-Big Love Quilt =-.

  • Reply Nina September 28, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Adorable! Two of my favourite things, heels and sweets! I absolutely agree that we need to make the time to enjoy the feminine things in life, it’s so easy to get downtrodden with the practical and habitual. I think I’ll break out my fancy floral china for tea today. If only I had petit-fours… :)
    .-= Nina´s last blog ..First fall weekend. =-.

  • Reply Anne @ The City Sage September 28, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    I love to sneak girly moments into even the least fun tasks–like smearing on my special hand cream before i put on rubber gloves to wash the dishes! and these pics are DIVINE–a real treat!
    .-= Anne @ The City Sage´s last blog ..Giveaway: Current Elliot Jeans from Chickdowntown.com! =-.

  • Reply monica from hola!design September 28, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    great post ! I really love this editorial! My friends make fun of me because I love Teen Vogue (I’m 27, ha), but I just love it so much, this Korean edition must be to die for!
    And yes, I agree, being a girl is awesome!
    .-= monica from hola!design´s last blog ..Ice cream: Yummy =-.

  • Reply Beach Vintage September 28, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Yes it’s so true. Every fortnight my best friend and I always try and catch for lunch or some special shopping. And just talk girl stuff.
    .-= Beach Vintage´s last blog ..It was all Yellow =-.

  • Reply Jerri September 28, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    What a great idea for starting out the week! We would all do well to “treat” ourselves to more “girly” things!

  • Reply Restless Mama September 28, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Lovely! I couldn’t agree more.
    .-= Restless Mama´s last blog ..Birthday Month Closing =-.

  • Reply Shell September 28, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    We all need more girly time! I love this spread. It is ethereal and pretty pretty. And all those yummy treats, I wish I was in the pictures with her.
    .-= Shell´s last blog ..Jane Eyre and Me =-.

  • Reply thedoodlegirl September 28, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Here, here!! These are beautiful images. I love the soft color palette. Just lovely!
    .-= thedoodlegirl´s last blog ..HaPpY BiRtHdaY, Mom! =-.

  • Reply Annie September 28, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Yes I went out for a shopping yesterday!

    I totally agree with you, we girls need something little things to refresh :).
    .-= Annie´s last blog ..Interior Idea – DIY???? =-.

  • Reply CherryTreeLane September 28, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Everyone’s house should have fresh flowers and some sweet treats upon entry…..
    The pics are so perfect!
    .-= CherryTreeLane´s last blog ..RUCHE giveaway-you’re gonna want this. trust me. =-.

  • Reply Lucy September 29, 2009 at 12:33 am

    ‘Here Here’

    Thanks Holly
    .-= Lucy´s last blog ..Lucy Loves… Tartan is launched =-.

  • Reply Jacqueline September 29, 2009 at 3:08 am

    These are gorgeous! Lace, sweets, cakes, cute heels, pretty white dresses and tea ~ it is indeed feels really good to be a girl. (Im smilling wide) Thanks for the inspiration and making me feel so lucky to be just a girl! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!
    .-= Jacqueline´s last blog ..Easy does it =-.

  • Reply Mindi September 29, 2009 at 3:10 am

    Perfect! I’m having the girls over this weekend and can’t wait to put on the full high tea spread. How timely :)
    .-= Mindi ´s last blog ..Spring Lunch =-.

  • Reply a pretty trip September 29, 2009 at 4:46 am

    Being a girl is the best!! I love love love taking time out to do girl things, like hanging out with my Mum or friends, doing my nails or just looking through all my drawers at jewelry I forgot about and shoes that I forgot I had – and putting it all back away neatly with a nice smelling soap or satchet.
    .-= a pretty trip´s last blog ..More words to live by… =-.

  • Reply Ashling September 29, 2009 at 6:25 am

    I totally agree, we should all indulge ourselves in something pretty, or pink, or perphaps pastel shades or delicate. Like beautiful new bed linen, a new girly journal, a colourful scarf, fresh flowers even those picked from our own garden, some cupcakes to go with a new china cup, a new handbag, how about a handcrafted purse, a new girly book, even a nice home decor magazine, the list goes on and on. So basically Holly you are right we should treat ourselves every so often, whether that be some retail therapy or spending time with girl friends.

    All things nice….

  • Reply Juana @ SweetVisualAids September 29, 2009 at 7:36 am

    Delightful pics! I work in the IT world any the majority of my colleagues are men. So girl time is highly appreciated! to have all those chats that are really not possible with man. Although the other day i was able to get some colleagues looking at Christian Louboutin shoes! to try to explain them the women abosession with shoes.. it think they almost got it! :)
    .-= Juana @ SweetVisualAids´s last blog ..J.Crew why not Europe? =-.

  • Reply tiina September 29, 2009 at 8:39 am

    You have my vote for more girl time too!:)
    .-= tiina´s last blog ..{ tiramisu cupcakes } =-.

  • Reply Diana September 29, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Lovely photographs! Especially the backlit one with the tea cart – so magical! I am not really a girly girl, but these photos are sugary sweet – who wouldn’t love them!? (I admit I have a hard time looking closely at shoes on the table with food in them – but they are a lovely compliment to the colors of the cakes when I remember that it’s not “real” food, teehee)

    Thanks for the sweet start to the day, Holly.
    .-= Diana´s last blog ..A Trip to the Seashore =-.

  • Reply Victoria September 29, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Oh, you are so right, whenever I feel the need to replenish my spirit I take a walk with the dog in a particular nice spot in the country or have a coffee at my beloved bookstore, talk to a girlfriend.
    It is so important, nicht wahr?
    Your pictures are a dream!

  • Reply puglyfeet September 29, 2009 at 10:50 am

    I’ve seen bits and pieces of this photospread online and it’s nice to finally see the rest of photos that came with it. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Sheri September 29, 2009 at 11:53 am

    I agree 100%!!!
    .-= Sheri´s last blog ..Vintage Typewriter =-.

  • Reply Marijke September 29, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Love this! It remembers me the promise I made to my 12 year old girl and myself when we were at the Loire castle Chambord this summer. To do more “elegant” stuff together, thanks for this lovely inspiring blog!

  • Reply Pam September 29, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    I love this post and these pictures. It make me want to have a tea party.
    Yes! we all need some girl time. I’m thinking about this Friday ladies night an indie bookstore and dinner.

  • Reply Arabella September 29, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Have to admit I snorted at the photo of a woman in a confirmation dress bending over a tea trolley (!) but those are some lovely shots of cakes – very enticing.
    .-= Arabella´s last blog ..I’m Outta Here =-.

  • Reply annechovie September 29, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Hear, hear. Excellent advice and great eye candy. Thanks, Holly! XO
    .-= annechovie´s last blog ..SATURATED VELVET =-.

  • Reply Penny Patten September 29, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Cute post, we all need a little (girl) me time. amen!

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente September 30, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Oh, for sure! I love, LOVE my time with the girls…and it is so restoring. There is nothing like a little me time….to let all your girliness out!
    .-= Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog ..It’s my bag, baby! =-.

  • Reply sarathira October 4, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    goodness gracious you are so totally right holly! im wearing my yellow pjs right now, but i think im going to change into my pink silk night slip before i go to bed, and hopefully my monday tomorrow will be fantabulous! thanks so much for the reminder, because sometimes we girls can take our important role as a female, for granted :)
    .-= sarathira´s last blog ..Fireworks On Eid! =-.

  • Reply ana October 6, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Lovely photo series
    .-= ana´s last blog ..Singapore =-.

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