If you ask me, inspiration for new content comes as much from not blogging as it does from blogging. We all need to indulge in silly, relaxing, even decadent behavior every now and then, and this glorious week between Christmas and New Year's Day is the perfect time to do so. My guilty pleasure of choice? TV show binges. I love snuggling up on the couch in pajamas and spending a whole day (or two?) watching (or re-watching) my favorite most-stylish shows.
If this kind of indulgence is right up your alley, might I recommend these 5 shows for your bingeing pleasure:
Boardwalk Empire: Set in prohibition-era Atlantic City, this HBO show is violent and kind of slow-moving, but the costuming, music and sets are absolutely gorgeous – making it entirely addicting. Gangsters in suits and showgirls in flapper dresses? Sign me up.
Downton Abbey: I am counting down the days until Season 3 of Downton Abbey premieres in the United States, so what better time to re-visit the first two seasons of English aristocracy, wartime hardships and all that drama than right now? (We think you can actually learn a little about blogging from Downton, believe it or not.)
Mad Men: Does it get more retro-chic than Mad Men? Watching the show progress from the late 1950s and into the early 1960s reveals a pretty fascinating shift both in dress and in workplace attitudes and aspirations for both men and women. And then there's Don Draper. Sigh.
Gossip Girl: This primetime soap captured our fashion-focused hearts from the beginning, with New York City and designer clothes acting as additional characters on the show. It's all over now, so why not re-watch all the nairtini, Chuck-and-Blair, Little J drama and too many glamorous parties to count – and see if it really makes sense that [no spoiler here] was Gossip Girl all along.
Revenge: Just a season and a half in, I can't wait to see what's in store next on Revenge. While Daniel and Jack keep their attire pretty basic, you can always count on Emily Thorne, Ashley Davenport, Victoria Grayson and of course Nolan Ross to bring it with inspiring and over-the-top looks.
What stylish shows do you love to binge on?
[Image credit: AMC]