Why Did You Wear That: Black Friday Sale Master List, You’re Welcome.
Written by: admin | Why Did You Wear That?

black friday best salesThough I have a hard time with the entire concept of Black Friday, considering we spent the day before being thankful for what we already have, I do understand and appreciate the concept of “value.”  I have thoroughly outlined things I would rather do than participate in the actual societal dysfunction that is Black Friday, but below I have compiled a list of sales that you can shop from the safety of your own home.


15% off using code 6PMEU112720141585 through November 28th.

All Saints (US)

20% off all styles using code THANKS now through December 1st.

All Saints (UK)

20% off all styles using code CYBER now through December 1st.

Alternative Apparel 

30% off sitewide using code THANKFUL now through November 30th.

Andrew Marc 

Up to 80% sitewide now until November 29th at 7pm

Asos (US)

30% off now until November 30th 8pm EST using code TGIBF

Asos (UK)

20% off now until December 2nd 8am GMT using code CYBERWKND20


20% off now until November 30th using code FIT20

BB Dakota

30% off full price styles now through November 29th using code THANKS30


30% off select product today using code BLACKFRIDAY30


40% off sitewide now through November 30th using code BLACKFRIDAY40AFF

Current Elliot

25% off sitewide now through December 1st using code THANKS

Dolce Vita

up to 60% off, extra 20% off sale + free shipping now until December 1st using code BLACKFRIDAY14


25% off sitewide now until December 1st using code THANKS

French Connection

40% off sitewide now until December 1st using code FC40BF

Hanky Panky

up to 60%, free 5-day wash + free ground shipping now until December 1st using code SPARKLE

J Brand

30% off sitewide now until November 29th

J. Crew

30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no minimum now until November 30th using code HOLIDAY


25% off sitewide using code THANKS now until December 1st.

Lord and Taylor

extra 20% off almost everything + 25% off fine jewelry now until November 30th using code THANKS


25% off your entire purchase now until November 30th using code GIFTON

Mara Hoffman

25% off sitewide + free shipping today using code blackfriday14


up to 40% off select product


20% off sitewide now until November 30th using code CYBER20


25% off all dresses today using code PARTYGIRL


25% off sitewide + be entered to win a trip for 2 to NYC fashion week today using code IHEARTNYC

Rachel Pally

25% off sitewide now through December 1st using code THANKFUL

Saks Fifth Avenue

up to 60% off select styles today


15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000 today through December 1st using code GOBIG14


20% sitewide now until November 30th using code TURKEY

Sweaty Betty

20% off + free shipping now through December 1st using code BLACK20


25% off everything (excludes core classics and sale items) now through December 1st using code CHEER

TopShop (US)

30% off select product, and 2 for 1 on mid-season sale items now until December 1st

TopShop (UK)

up to 50% off select lines + free worldwide shipping


Happy shopping!



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Setting the Mood: Double Up On Denim
Written by: admin | Setting the Mood

denim on denim fashion editorialIf you live in America, you own a pair of jeans.  For whatever reason, this time of year feels very “Americana” to me.  The only thing I own more of than crop tops is denim.  Once I found a brand and style I liked, I bought it in every available color and/or pattern.  When it comes to cold weather, I start at the bottom (much like Drake), as in my jeans and then build my outfit around them.  This is why I often complain to my friends about having no tops.  But that is neither here nor there, as let’s talk about you and your denim needs.  Whether it’s the perfect pair of jeans, a chambray shirt, or a beaten up jean jacket, be sure to slip into something that feels more American than apple pie.

denim accessoriesRag & Bone Boyfriend Distressed Denim JacketKoku Viva Denim ClutchThe Laundress Denim Care SetMiu Miu Crystal Embellished Denim Pointed Toe Flats



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Red Carpet Recap: American Snooze-ic Awards

fergie jlo iggy azalea american music awardsOh, sorry.  I just woke up.  I can only assume that my deep slumber was induced around the same time I slammed my hand to my forehead upon One Direction taking the stage to accept the award for Artist of the Year.  Either that or I had too much wine.  Maybe both.  In any case last night was the 42nd annual American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles and hosted by a basically blacked out and slurring Pitbull (Mr. Worldwide, if you will).  While I look back on the evening, I can’t actually tell you who won or gush over any particular performance (except maybe Lorde’s), but there are a few key things I did deduce from the evening.  If you do not already own a leotard, get one.  Without a nary Beyonce, Miley, or Katy in the auditorium, there was no lack of spandex to be seen.  Also, J. Lo and Fergie made the message clear that the old guard hasn’t gone anywhere and a Pilates class sure doesn’t hurt.

As far as the red carpet, there were about fifteen “celebrities” who actually walked it, leaving my options for best, worst, and WTF very limited.  Black was the overall favorite for the evening and the ladies who donned the official color of New York, looked sleek, stunning, and sophisticated whether in long gowns or short shifts.  The skin showing of choice last night was most certainly the legs with sky high slits as well as micro minis.  Green, coral, a bit of navy, and peachy flesh tone were the favored hues worn by songstresses.  Rita Ora was pleasantly surprised to find out that she was the only one wearing a skin flattering yellow frock.

The favored hairstyle for the evening was soft tousled waves more often than not in buttery blonde.  Manicures were more like claws with long pointed tips not to be outdone by fingers covered in elaborate rings on multiple fingers.  Statement clutches and sky high heels finished off the ladies’ looks.

And we can’t forget the fellas.  Wyclef Jean and Imagine Dragons channeled their rocker style in tailored tees and leather, while Aloe Blacc spelled it out for us.  Nick Jonas’ suit made me feel even more awkward than his crotch grabbing Flaunt Magazine spread.  I quipped that I hoped 5 Seconds of Summer were also five seconds from a shower.  Magic looked like lost tourists who had wandered onto the red carpet after a tour of Hollywood Boulevard (rude!) and Sam Smith seemed to have forgotten his socks.

I wonder if Pitbull’s hangover is as bad as mine.

All But Basic Black:

american music awards red carpet black dressesCharlie XCX in Vivienne Westwood, Selena Gomez in Giorgio Armani, Fergie in Halston

jenny mccarthy amas red carpetMary J. Blige, Christina Milian, Jenny McCarthy in Cushnie et Ochs

 Little Babe Dress:

nicki minaj american music awards Nicki Minaj in Alexander Wang, Meghan Trainor in Ted Baker, Lauren Cohan in Blumarine

 Golden Coral:

jhene aiko american music awardsElizabeth Banks in Peter Pilotto, Julianne Hough in Zuhair Murad, Jhené Aiko in Alice + Olivia

 Flesh Take:

jennifer lopez red carpet american music awardsJennifer Lopez in Reem Acra, Selena Gomez, Morgan Stewart

Leggy Ladies:

kendall kylie jenner american music awardsKendall Jenner, Heidi Klum in Versace, Kylie Jenner in Alexandre Vauthier

Micro Trend:

becky g american music awardsBecky G, Lele Pons, Noah Cyrus

All That Glitters:

jordin sparks red carpet american music awardsJordin Sparks in Halston, Olivia Munn in Lanvin, Zendaya

Whatever Suits You:

iggy azalea american music awardsJessie J, Iggy Azalea, Gigi Hadid in Prabal Gurung

Ill Suited:

jonas neyo american music awardsNe-Yo in Anthony Franco, Ansel Elgort in Kent and Curwen, Nick Jonas in Armani

Male Order Babes:

imagine dragon american music awardsWyclef Jean, Imagine Dragons

 Leading Ladies ( DaBest):

taylor swift rita ora american music awardsKate Beckinsdale in Kaufman Franco, Rita Ora in Zac Posen, Taylor Swift in Michael Kors

Led Astray (Dafuq?):

worst dressed red carpet amaBleona Qereti, Frankie J. Grande, Diana Ross



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Why Did You Wear That: Mixed Media

red leather skirt plaidIf I had a dollar for every instance in which I stood affront my closet, mouth agape, and already a good thirty minutes late for an event, I wouldn’t be sitting here typing this because I’d be on my private jet being fed exotic fruits and sipping imported champagne on my way to French Polynesia.  Unfortunately, I have yet to execute that type of business wizardry, but I assume it might involve a webcam.  In any case, some of my best work has come the split second before I completely lose it, text that I can’t make it, and sit perched in front of my TV underwear clad eating pasta.  Because I have a hard time letting go of a lot of my clothes, there are times when I am pleasantly surprised by a piece that I’d just about forgotten I ever owned.  Much was the case when I re-discovered this red leather skirt sandwiched between something fringed and something asymmetric (that I should probably consider donating).  My auto instinct would be to pair it with a t-shirt- more likely than not white or grey, but this beaded tank caught my eye and I slid it on.  Because I’m allergic to looking too fussy, I topped it with a soft flannel shirt and found a perfect “uptown girl heads downtown.”

(Editor’s Note: let us all be aware that these photos were taken pre-Polar Vortex, but a pair of tights and heavier coat would keep you warm in this look).

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jacket: Andrew Marc, shirt: mom’s, similar by Kado here, tank: vintage, similar by Topshop here, skirt: vintage, similar by T by Alexander Wang here, bag: Balenciaga, shoes: ZIGI Soho, bralette: Victoria’s Secret, lipstick: Clinique Different Lipstick in Angel Red



Photos by Michael Stiegler

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