Mar
26
2014
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Why Did or Why Don’t: Flat Footed

tevas

Which came first: the Birkenstock of the Teva?  The answer doesn’t actually matter because they are both having fashion reincarnations this spring… much to the joy of some and chagrin of others.  While the Birkenstock reemergence has already been happening on the low for quite some time now, the other favored sandal of the 90′s complete with velcro straps and thick flat soles has just recently filled high end department stores’ and designer boutiques’ shelves.  Brands from Marni to Rebecca Minkoff have embraced and reinvented the functional over fashionable shoe with metallic leather, studs, and colorful embellishments.  While they sure will make traipsing through the city a lot less painful for your feet, I’m not sure about the effect they’ll have on our eyes.

summer sandals1. Marni Metallic Leather Sandals, 2. Vince Brennen Two Band Flat Sandals, 3. Rebecca Minkoff Talia Too Flat Sandals, 4. Isabel Marant Brook Braided Leather Sandals, 5. Balenciaga Pads Riding Sandals, 6.  Dolce Vita Foss Colorblock Sandals, 7. Nicholas Kirkwood Metallic Leather Trimmed Raffia Sandals, 8. Toga Embellished Leather and Suede Sandals, 9. Prada Asymmetric Strap Sandal, 10. Lanvin Holographic Woven Leather Sandals

So, what do you think about Tevas 2.0?

xx,

WhyDid

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Mar
17
2014
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Why Did or Why Don’t: Giving ‘Em the Slip

slip on sneakersNow that we’ve basically kicked that whole wedge sneaker trend, celebrities, who have always been big fans of comfortable footwear, are gravitating towards a shoe that seems to be a hybrid between the classic flat and a comfortable sneaker.  The slip on is essentially what it would look like if a ballet flat had one too many martinis and woke up next to a tennis shoe… nine months later.  A style of shoe made most popular by skateboarders sporting Vans all over Southern California in the 1970′s, the casual shoe has been reinvented by designer brands like Saint LaurentGivenchy and Prada.  While the feel is definitely a bit more downtown, I get the feeling even uptown girls will be heading to Barney’s to shop the look.

slip ons

1. Sam Edelman Becker Slip On, 2. Steve Madden Ecentric Pony Hair Flat, 3. Rachel Zoe Barney Slip On Sneakers, 4. United Nude Elastic Slip On Sneaker, 5. Dolce Vita Zoren Haircalf Slip On Sneakers, 6. Via Spiga Galant Sneaker, 7. Rivieras Lord Acid Woven Faux Leather Slip Ons, 8. Joie Kidmore Slip On Sneakers, 9. Vince Preston Slip On Sneaker, 10. Vans He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not Slip On Sneaker, 11. Rag & Bone Kent Suede Slip On Sneakers

So, while they are definitely an upgrade to the normal commuter sneaker, will you be buying into this trend?

 

xx,

WhyDid

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Jan
15
2014
1


Why Did or Why Don’t: Cuffing Season
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did or Why Don't?

celebrit ear cuffsI wasn’t even allowed to get my ears pierced until I was ten (double digits, ya’ll) and I had to get them done by our family doctor.  No joke.  As you can probably guess a second hole or the oh so trendy upper ear piercing was completely out of the question- although my mom did take me to get my belly button pierced by a guy wearing a t-shirt with a picture of a squirrel endowed with overgrown nuts on it.  When I was 18 or maybe 19, my best guy friend and I went and got our upper ears pierced.  As I typed that, I realized how absolutely ridiculous it sounds.  He’s married with a child now and I have the grown over scar of that stunt leftover.

So when celebrities started stepping out with extravagant ear wear (side note: ears are gnarly looking when not in context with the human head.  Ahem, Van Gogh), I wondered if we were going to start stacking our ears up with bling like we’ve done with our wrists and now fingers.  I mean, I guess it’s a good way to add sparkle without adding extra holes.  But is this trend destined to go the route of its distant cousin, the arm cuff?  You remember, that time we all thought it would be a great idea to cut off circulation to our biceps and in turn accentuate any and all upper arm flab.

ear cuff earrings1. Jacquie Aiche JA Ear Cuff with Chain, 2. Campbell Small Ear Cuff, 3. Bing Bang Baguette Spike Ear Cuff, 4. VICKISARGE Speakeasy Palladium Plated Swarovski Ear Cuff, 5. Genevieve Jones Teague Pave Ear Cuff, 6. Ryan Storer Rose Gold Plated Swarovski and Pearl Ear Cuff, 7. Kismet by Milka Zigzag Ear Cuff, 8. Maria Black D’arling Gold Plated Earring, 9. Pamela Love Feather Ear Cuff, 10. Sophie Bille Brahe Emma Deux 14 Karat Gold and Pearl Ear Cuff

So, ear cuffs: are we doing this?

xx,

WhyDid

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Jan
08
2014
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Why Did or Why Don’t: Fuzzy Was He?

muppets most wantedI’m not actually sure if I remember, but know I definitely did not participate in this trend the first go round.  I, for sure, had a few angora sweaters (cropped and otherwise) back in the day, but as for this especially fuzzy sweater trend, I have no recollection.  That might lead one to believe that it’s “new” but for one we all know that nothing is truly “new” and the fact that many of these styles have been labeled as “retro” I’m led to believe that perhaps I passed into a temporary coma for the fifteen minutes in the 90′s that these sweaters stole the stage.  Having seen more than a few late teen/early twenty year olds sport the trend leads me to believe we are going to have to decide whether to love it or leave it like the Muppets left Manhattan.

fuzzy sweaters1. Stella McCartney Bryce Mohair Blend Faux Fur Coat, 2. Glamorous Fuzzy Open Front Cardigan, 3. Y.A.S. Sally Cardigan, 4. Forever 21 Retro Shag Sweater, 5. Pins and Needles Fuzzy Open Front Cardigan, 6. H&M Fluffy Cardigan, 7. Karl Donoghue Shearling Coat, 8. Sparkle & Fade Fuzzy Leopard Cardigan, 9. Forever 21 Retro Sweet Sweater, 10. Faith Connexion Kaglan Sleeveless Sweater

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Dec
26
2013
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Why Did or Why Don’t: Back(pack) for More
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did or Why Don't?

backpack style fashionEvery girl needs a bag within which she can lug around all kinds of things that a man would never fathom being necessary on a day to day basis.  We stow little items that may very well come in handy when handling an unaccounted for crisis.  You call them frivolous, we say functional.  It is the Girl Scout motto afterall, “Always be prepared.”

And with this 90′s resurgence it’s no wonder we are revisiting the backpack bonanza from last year.  This time, however, it seems just about every designer that’s ever played in the handbag arena has thrown his/her pack in the ring.  From Mr. Wang to MK and Ashley, there are backpacks crafted from studded leather to luxe leopard.  Take your pack—er, pick.  But will you be partaking in this trend?  Or is it something we should leave back in social studies class?

On the upside: they do look pretty cute and who doesn’t want yet another chance to channel Cher Horowitz?  It’s also great to just fling that baby on your shoulders and continue making overly dramatic hand gestures in conversation without that pesky handbag getting in the way.  However, have you ever tried retrieving something from your stylish sack while it’s still in place on your back?  Awkward.  Trust me, you won’t be going for your iPhone nearly as often(which, could be another one to add to the upside).  And along with looking like the teenage freak that you once were while trying to fetch a stick of Big Red from your satchel, backpacks pose as open invitations to pickpocketers, especially in a city like New York.

backpack1. Elizabeth and James Abstract Animal Print Calf Hair Sling Backpack, 2. Alexander McQueen Studded Leather Backpack, 3.Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Mariska Backpack, 4. Stella McCartney Shaggy Deer Falbella Backpack, 5. 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Stamped Leather Backpack, 6. Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Backpack, 7. Rebecca Minkoff Selena Backpack, 8. MCM Stark Allover Stud Med Backpack, 9. Christopher Kane Crackle Leather and Macramé Backpack, 10. Alexander Wang Prisma Cracked Skeletal Backpack

 

So, you be the judge… are backpacks back?

xx,

WhyDid

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