Jan
25
2015
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Why Did You Wear That: American Girl

leopard coat and jeansWhen I was little, American Girls were introduced.  As luck would have it, one of these dolls was named Kirsten.  There was no way on Earth my mother thought I should go one single day without having a Kirsten doll of my own.  Eventually, she got a best friend named Samantha.  Having spent the past week in Paris (much more on that later), I’ve learned quite a bit about what French men (and women) think about American girls.  While I didn’t stand out like a sore thumb with a money belt and massive camera, once I spoke English, the French were very intrigued to ask us about our President and who we thought would be the next.  (Their guess is Hillary Clinton).  The style here is much like New York, except they aren’t afraid of a full length fur and even those dressed down have a bit more polish and panache than their American counter parts.  While I blended in nicely, I do suppose wearing the outfit in this post would have been a dead giveaway of American descent.

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coat: vintage, similar by Rag & Bone here, shirt: Scotch and Soda, jeans: 7 for All Mankind, shoes: Pour la Victoire, bag: Louis Vuitton, belt: vintage: similar by B-Low the Belt here, bracelet: , lipstick: Clinique

xx,

WhyDid

 

Photos by Michael Stiegler

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Dec
31
2014
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Why Did You Wear That: Red-y for the New Year
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red thong new yearYears ago when I bought lingerie for Henri Bendels, I stopped by the store to pick up something sparkly for New Year’s Eve.  When I stopped by my own department to make sure all knickers were in tact and brassieres were stocked in all sizes, my favorite stylist informed me of her favorite New Year’s tradition: red underwear.  She swore she did it every year and from what I can tell, her love life seemed to be without a deficit.  So, starting that very day, I picked up a pair of panties in crimson to ring in each new year.

nye red thong1. Hanky Panky Blooming Plaid Low Rise Thong, 2. L’Agent by Agent Provocateur Lucila Flocked Mesh Thong, 3. Eberjey Deirious Low Rise Thong, 4.Chantelle Rive Gauche Lace Tanga Thong, 5. Calvin Klein Sleek G-String Thong, 6. Mimi Holliday by Damaris Bisou Bisou Strawberry Split Lace Briefs, 7.Les Coquines Evi Lace Cheeky Briefs, 8. Cosabella Trenta Low Rise Four Pack, 9.Natori Feathers Hipster, 10. La Perla Studio Calla Lace Hipster Briefs

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Dec
27
2014
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Why Did You Wear That: A Little Bit of Bling
Written by: admin | Why Did You Wear That?

IMG_9396So, you’re not a glittery dress type of gal.  Neither am I as I expressed to my nail artist this afternoon.  I told her I felt as if I should be festive, but the thought of rhinestones or glitter for two plus weeks, was too much of a commitment.  Whether your New Year’s Eve plans are more low key at a house party or the sheer thought of appearing like a bedazzled Barbie has you reaching for a Xanax, there are ways to add a little bit of shine to your ensemble without bankrupting Michael’s of its Martha Stewart craft section.  Add a touch of shine with cosmetics, accessories, or separates to start the new year off just right.

what to wear new years1.Lovers + Friends Parker Blazer, $228, 2. JOA Sequin Sequin Slit Skirt, $68, 3. Mara Hoffman Jumpsuit, $430, 4. Alice + Olivia Sequin Knit Hat, $95, 5. Saint Laurent Sequined Bow Tie, $395, 6. Xirena Dulcia Boyshort, $52, 7. MLV Bobbi Sequin Skirt, $187, 8. Deux Lux Ariel Mini Messenger, $70, 9. Rosantica Gold Dipped Pear Hair Tie, $90, 10. Topshop Sequin Crop Top, $110, 11. Marc by Marc Jacobs, $300, 12. Miu Miu Round Framed Glitter Acetate Sunglasses, $390, 13. Club Monaco Oriel Skirt, $249, 14. Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Shattered Souls, $18, 15. Laura Mercier Sequin Eye Color in Black Ice, $23

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WhyDid

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Dec
26
2014
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Friday Frocks: Tick Top You Don’t Stop

new years toastI both love and loathe New Years Eve.  I love it for the symbol of rebirth and chance to recreate yourself and your life, but more superficially, I also love it for the obvious reason: the chance to get completely decked out and dance the night away.  My qualms come in the form of the anticlimactic kisses, lack of cabs, and overcrowded clubs.  To be honest, the past two years I’ve spent December 31st with people who mean more to me than random drunk frat boys in cashmere vests over plaid button downs from J. Crew.  While my plans were less than star studded, that didn’t stop me from dressing up.  I typically shy away from anything too shiny, but these dresses have just enough shimmer to have you ringing in the New Year without being mistaken as the disco ball at that dirty nightclub.

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top: Ohne Titel Foiled Pleat Poly-Blend Dress, $550Jonathan Simkhai Cutout Metallic Jacquard Dress, $845Alice + Olivia Lilyanne Puff Skirt Silk Dress in Rose Gold, $697DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Night Goldie Embellished Crepe Dress, $585Elizabeth and James Nadia Dress, $395, middle: Parker Serena Silk Dress, $473,Needle & Thread Midnight Floral Sequined Crepe Mini Dress, $540BCBGMAXAZRIA Juliane Dress, $99Free People Midnight Dreamer Dress, $168Marc Jacobs Embellished Tulle Dress, $2.600, bottom: Milly Lena Dress, $390Grace Ava Organza Trim Metallic Dress, $435Lovers + Friends Courtney Dress, $160Maje Ketsia Sequined Mini Dress, $510Haute Hippie High Neck Sequin Dress, $695

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WhyDid

 

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Dec
19
2014
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Friday Frocks: Festive not Floozy

holiday red dressesNothing makes a statement like a red dress.  Just make sure the red dress you’re wearing is making the right statement.  You want your holiday frock to say “festive” not “floozy.”  No one wants to be the drunk girl falling out of her LRD (little red dress) post Santa-con Firieball shots complete with felt Santa hat.  Instead, embrace the colors or the season, bright crimson, deep green, and a touch of metallics to land yourself a spot right under the mistletoe.

best holiday dresses partytop: Elizabeth and James Magdalena Dress, $365,A.L.C. Dolls Rayon Blend Dress, $695Halston Heritage Stretch Jersey Gown, $495T by Alexander Wang Stretch Silk Twill Bandeau Dress, $425, middle: Temperley London Coco Cotton Blend Lace Dress, $750Flynn Skye Kennedy Maxi Dress, $165Alice + Olivia Fierra Dress, $198Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Cherub Stretch Jersey Dress, $430, bottom: Rosetta Getty Silk Satin Gown, $2,500J Brand + Simone Rocha Ruffled Denim Mini Dress, $590Veronica Beard Cut Out Stretch Sheath Dress, $595Mason by Michelle Mason Slip Maxi Dress, $494

 

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