Oct
22
2014
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Why Did or Why Don’t: That’s A Bum(mer) Bag

sarah jessica parker chanel fanny packThe fashion industry may have cleverly renamed them “waist bags” and “belt bags,” but they’re not fooling me.  I roller skated to Ace of Bass “I Saw the Sign.”  These are glorified fanny packs (known in the UK as “bum bags” since “fanny” means something entirely different) and having just returned home from Orlando, Florida, presumably the birthplace of fanny packs, I know one when I see one. It may  have taken a bit longer for fanny packs to trickle down from the runways (the trend was first spotted in early 2013) to the retail stores, but they’re here and they’re happening.  From Chanel to Sarah Jessica Parker (not her first time wearing a hands free handbag), the waist bag has gone mainstream and now you’re going to have to experience it… perhaps for the second time.  I suppose it could be worse.  You could be carrying your dog as a tote.

And there are always upsides to even the most troublesome trends.  One brand called their version a “dance bag,” which I guess makes sense if you’re one who frequents nightclubs.  Gone are the days of guarding your bag from sticky cranberry juice stains and drunk girls with sticky fingers.  Dance the night away with your handbag safely resting on your hips.  Hanging your valuables from your waist will also cure the epidemics of uneven arm strength and scoliosis.  The only downside is that I don’t believe you’ll be able to safely stash much more than your cash, cards, and beloved iPhone.  So looks like you’ll be stuck carrying that shopping bag from Forever21 for all to see.

waist bags fanny pack1. Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Affair Fanny Bag, 2. NewbarK Eva Metallic Textured Leather Belt Bag, 3. Clare V Leather Trimmed Shearling Belt Bag, 4. ONE by Erin Dana Evan Large Fanny Pack, 6. What Goes Around Comes Around Louis Vuitton Geronimos Waist Bag, 7. Times Arrow Asia Lamé Dance Belt Bag, 8. Pendleton, The Portland Collection Convertible Belt Bag, 9. B-Low the Belt Samantha Belt Bag, 10. Alexander Wang Leather Belt Bag

Since the belt bag is readily available at many of your favorite shopping outposts, now’s your time to weigh in on the trend.

 

xx,

WhyDid

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Oct
17
2014
1


Why Did You Wear That: A Day at the Office

daisy fuentes kohls nyc whydidWorking from home has its obvious perks.  Wine for breakfast, dog friendly, flexible work hours, pajamas welcome.  Though fewer, it also has its downfalls.  One of which I’m convinced I’ve contracted called “agoraphobia.”  Another, though disguised as an upside, is never really needing to put on pants.  Without the need to put on clothing that doesn’t include elastane in the fiber contents, it’s fairly easy to overlook your ever growing waistline.  Also, there are those times when my job does require me to interact with other humans and show face in professional work environments and that’s about the time I shift into a near panic attack as I stare into the abyss of my closet.  What the hell do people wear to work?  Are crop tops considered business casual?  What if I wear one with a blazer?

When I received this ponté fit and flare dress from Daisy Fuentes for Kohl’s, I knew immediately that it was the perfect option for these terrorizing occasions.  Never again would I break into a sweat before a business meeting because this curve hugging, office appropriate dress is the perfect combination of classic and cool.  With a few added accessories like a studded belt, leather jacket, and strappy pumps, I felt professional without being overly prissy.  At this rate, I may have to get a desk job.

(P.S. you’re welcome, RKF.  I’ll happily take a cut of the commission earned from this post).

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new york city street style why did you wear that kirsten smithdress: c/o Daisy Fuentes for Kohl’s, belt: DVF, similar by B-Low the Belt here, shoes: Sam Edelman, jacket: Marc New York, bag: Balenciaga, lipcolor: Clinique Different Lipstick in Angel Red

 

xx,

WhyDid

 

Photos by Michael Stiegler

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Oct
15
2014
0


Why Did You Wear That: ShopBop / East Dane Friends and Family Sale
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new york city couple fallIt is officially what they call “cuffing season” (you can read about what that is here since apparently it hasn’t gone mainstream like pumpkin spice lattés).  Basically, it’s time to nest and get cozy with some kind of significant other, although last Saturday when the rain was coming down, there was a Meg Ryan movie marathon, and I conveniently had a bottle of Malbec, I asked myself, “Would you rather have your best friend to curl up with or a boyfriend?”  You can guess the answer.

In any case, fall is the perfect time to participate in nauseatingly adorable couple behavior fit for Instagram like apple picking and visiting the pumpkin patch.  Such occasions call for cozy sweaters, lived in denim, and the cutest boots.  Turns out, it’s your lucky day(s) as ShopBop and EastDane‘s Friends and Family sales are in full swing.  Take twenty-five percent off of your purchase with the code “Family25.”  So stock up now and get ready to couple up.  The only thing, however, I will be cuffing myself to is a large pizza and Sleepless in Seattle.

shopbop discountTake 25% off of your order from October 14-16th with code “Family25″ at ShopBop

best fall weekend outfits1. Banjo & Matilda Giraffe Cashmere Sweater, 2. Knitz by For Love & Lemons Snow Day Turtleneck Sweater,  3. JOA Cable Knit Sweater with Zipper Detail, 4. Theory Loryelle Innis P Sweater, 5. UNIF Reverb Sweater,6. 7 for All Mankind Josefina Rolled Hem Jeans, 7. Citizens of Humanity Rocket Skinny Jeans, 8. Hudson Barbara High Waisted Super Skinny Jeans, 9. MiH The Manchester Jeans, 10. One Teaspoon Awesome Distressed Jeans, 11. Sam Edelman Mackay Combat Booties, 12. KG Kurt Geiger Sport Leopard Booties, 13. Ash Pure Cutout Booties, 14. Frye Valerie Shearling Strappy Boots, 15. Michael Kors Collection Macey Flat Short Boots

 Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 10.38.57 AMTake 25% off your order from October 14-18th with code “Family25″ at EastDane.

mens fall weekend outfit1. Wings + Horns Dusk Strip Sweater, 2. Scotch & Soda Boucle Sweater, 3. Ones Stroke Change Man Reversible Sweater, 4. Norse Projects Birnir Sweater, 5. Billy Reid Textured Pullover, 6. Citizens of Humanity Core Slim Straight Fit Jeans, 7. Won Hundred Dean Black Rinse Jeans, 8. Nudie Jeans Co. Grim Tim Jeans, 9. Incotex Ray American Pants, 10. Han Kjobenhavn Tapered Jeans, 11. John Varvatos Star USA Barrett Side Zip Boots, 12. Loake 1880 Bedale Heavy Brogue Boots, 13. Mark McNairy New Amsterdam Crazy Mix Brogue Boots, 14. Quoddy Wabanaki Crepe Sole Boots, 15. Eastland 1955 Edition Franconia 1955 Boots

 

xx,

WhyDid

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Oct
08
2014
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Why Did You Wear That: Bloggers for BCA
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bloggers for bcaOctober is not only the beginning of fall, pumpkin carving, and apple picking, it is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women and the number one most diagnosed type of cancer in women.  Over 220,000 women and 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year- that’s one in eight women.  40,000 of those women will die.  It’s not all bad news though.  Since 1990, the death rate has been declining most likely attributed to early detection, awareness, and better treatments.

Many of us have been or will be affected by breast cancer at some point in our lifetime and so it is important to get involved now.  While there are many ways to lend a hand, Accessory Concierge has come up with a pretty easy (and fun) way to get started.

breast cancer month accessory conciergeFight Like a Girl cuff, Tough As Nails necklace

Accessory Concierge is donating 20% of all proceeds from the sale of the “Fight Like a Girl” cuff, “Here Comes a Fighter” cuff, and “Tough As Nails” necklace to the Breast Cancer Fund.  Show your support for those fighting the fight by purchasing these for yourself or someone you love and be sure to help spread awareness using the #ToughAsNails and #BloggersforBCA hashtags as well.

xx,

WhyDid

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Oct
02
2014
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Why Did You Wear That: Shoe In
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best fall bootsOnce you’ve procured all of this fall’s must have fashion trends, you’re going to need the shoes to accessorize with.  One of my greatest struggles in life besides fitted sheets and the mental battle between being rail thin or indulging in gnocchi, is putting together the perfect outfit only to realize I do not have the perfect shoes to complete it.  This has led to lots of late arrivals, pissed off friends, and missed appointments.  Pretty sure this complaint would fall under the hashtag of “first world problems.”  In any case, this fall you are going to want to round out your wardrobe with boyish brogues, combat boots, boots that go beyond the knee, statement booties in addition to basic black, and a pair of sneakers that thank heaven almighty do not include the word “wedge.”  Below find my picks for fall’s best footwear.

best fall combat boots

1. Ash Soviet Lace Up Flat Booties, 2. Church’s Angelina Polished Leather Ankle Boots, 3. Rag & Bone Cozen Boots, 4. Markus Lupfer Embellished Ribbed Knit and Leather Ankle Boots, 5. Maison Martin Margiela Leather Combat Boots

I Kneed You:

over the knee boots1. Stuart Weitzman Fifo Stretch Boots, 2. Chloé Textured Leather Over the Knee Boots, 3. Kurt Geiger London Rowland Over the Knee Boots, 4. Joie Daymar Over the Knee Boots, 5. Sam Edelman Jenkins Over the Knee Boot

Sweet Shoes, Brogue:

fall shoes brogues oxfords1. 3.1 Phillip Lim Hacienda Haircalf Oxfords, 2. Matt Bernson Thames Oxfords, 3. Finds +L’F Shoes Gipsy Ilga Gliter Finished Leather Brogues, 4. Schutz Nikola Chain Trim Oxfords, 5. Robert Clergerie Irvina Leather Platform Brogues

Shake Up Your Bootie:

best fall boots1. Narciso Rodriguez Sarah Leather Suede and Watersnake Ankle Boots, 2. Joie Lina Haircalf Booties, 3. Laurence Dacade Pete Studded Suede Ankle Boots, 4. Sergio Rossi Faux Pearl Embellished Suede Ankle Boots, 5. Club Monaco Autumn Booties

sneakers,

fall sneakers trend1. Isabel Marant Étoile Bart Leather Sneakers, 2.  Superga 2750 Boucle Sneakers, 3. Adidas x Opening Ceremony Stan Smith Finger Print Sneakers, 4. Vans Metallic Leather Sneakers, 5. Saint Laurent Court Classic Leather Sneakers

 

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