With the Christmas season here, I thought it would be a good time for another “Why Don’t You?” based on the legend Diana Vreeland’s “Why Don’t You?” column from Bazaar. So here are some suggestions that you could try:
Why Don’t You…
…donate used clothes to a shelter or program that gives clothes to someone for free?
…have everyone over for a Christmas Party Clothing Swap?
…learn to knit and make toques and mittens for homeless shelters?
…wear some glittter to your next Christmas party?
…buy a little red dress, little purple dress, etc instead of wearing the same little black dress?
…pop by a make-up counter for a holiday makeover, actually buy some of the make-up used, and use it?
…find and donate to a charity that gives haircuts to homeless people to help them get jobs?
…go through your shoes and get the ones that need repairs fixed and give those you don’t need to charity?
…drop off your clothes that need tailoring to a tailor?
…get your nails done? (I did and I feel wonderful!)
…get all of your Christmas shopping done now so you don’t get trampled during the holiday season and have more time to spend with loved ones?
…feed Zeke bacon? (Seriously, Zeke! Quit messing with my blog entries! Your column is Friday.)
…take time and have a relaxing bath? You will look better and feel better!
…get a pedicure so you can wear your strappy heels with pride?
…spend an hour at home trying out some new holiday hair-dos?
…dare to wear dark purple lipstick instead of red?
…make yourself a feather choker to liven up your little black dress?
…ask your spouse out for a shopping day so he/she can buy you your gifts (it takes the guess work out and you’ll love them) then eat at your favourite restaurant?
…get your outfit and accessories ready for New Years so you have more time to enjoy your holidays?
…have a makover/spa party for the ladies and try out different looks?
…have a fashion themed party and rent all the fashion movies you can find ie. The Devil Wears Prada, Prêt-à-Porter: Ready To Wear, The September Issue, Confessions of a Shopaholic, etc?
…shovel someone’s walk without them knowing? It will make you feel beautiful on the inside!
in the comments below, let me know what you do and how it works out for you.