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Girl Time

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.

Vogue Girl Korea

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)

Posted by decor8 in uncategorized on September 28, 2009

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  1. Nancy commented
    September 28th, 2009 at 5:10pm

    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. :)

  2. nichole commented
    September 28th, 2009 at 5:11pm

    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 =-.

  3. Melanie commented
    September 28th, 2009 at 5:14pm

    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? =-.

  4. My Owl Barn commented
    September 28th, 2009 at 5:17pm

    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 =-.

  5. Merissa commented
    September 28th, 2009 at 5:21pm

    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: =-.

  6. tricia commented
    September 28th, 2009 at 5:24pm

    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)… =-.

  7. City Chic - Jamie commented
    September 28th, 2009 at 5:47pm

    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 =-.

  8. Nina commented
    September 28th, 2009 at 5:57pm

    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. =-.

  9. Anne @ The City Sage commented
    September 28th, 2009 at 6:50pm

    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! =-.

  10. monica from hola!design commented
    September 28th, 2009 at 7:09pm

    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 =-.

  11. Beach Vintage commented
    September 28th, 2009 at 7:16pm

    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 =-.

  12. Jerri commented
    September 28th, 2009 at 8:17pm

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

  13. Restless Mama commented
    September 28th, 2009 at 8:50pm

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

  14. Shell commented
    September 28th, 2009 at 8:57pm

    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 =-.

  15. thedoodlegirl commented
    September 28th, 2009 at 10:12pm

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

  16. Annie commented
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:25pm

    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???? =-.

  17. CherryTreeLane commented
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:50pm

    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. =-.

  18. Lucy commented
    September 29th, 2009 at 12:33am

    ‘Here Here’

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

  19. Jacqueline commented
    September 29th, 2009 at 3:08am

    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 =-.

  20. Mindi commented
    September 29th, 2009 at 3:10am

    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 =-.

  21. a pretty trip commented
    September 29th, 2009 at 4:46am

    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… =-.

  22. Ashling commented
    September 29th, 2009 at 6:25am

    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….

  23. Juana @ SweetVisualAids commented
    September 29th, 2009 at 7:36am

    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? =-.

  24. tiina commented
    September 29th, 2009 at 8:39am

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

  25. Diana commented
    September 29th, 2009 at 8:49am

    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 =-.

  26. Victoria commented
    September 29th, 2009 at 9:12am

    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!

  27. puglyfeet commented
    September 29th, 2009 at 10:50am

    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!

  28. Sheri commented
    September 29th, 2009 at 11:53am

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

  29. Marijke commented
    September 29th, 2009 at 1:49pm

    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!

  30. Pam commented
    September 29th, 2009 at 3:38pm

    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.

  31. Arabella commented
    September 29th, 2009 at 3:57pm

    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 =-.

  32. annechovie commented
    September 29th, 2009 at 5:52pm

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

  33. Penny Patten commented
    September 29th, 2009 at 7:13pm

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

  34. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    September 30th, 2009 at 9:39am

    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! =-.

  35. sarathira commented
    October 4th, 2009 at 12:53pm

    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! =-.

  36. ana commented
    October 6th, 2009 at 1:12pm

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

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