Jul
25
2014
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Friday Frocks: Don’t Play No Games
Written by: WhyDid | Friday Frocks

workout fashionYou know what can ruin a perfectly good Eggs Benedict?  Watching a girl wearing sweaty yoga pants join the table next to you post [insert latest/trendiest workout] class for mimosas and toast, gluten free, of course.  I understand the stress of squeezing in a workout pre-weekend gluttony.  Getting from point A to point B without upsetting all parties and attempting to look like you didn’t just emerge from Tulum’s sweat lodge.  The struggle is real.  Whether you’re looking to find love on the tennis court or love in the club, these sporty little dresses are perfect for slipping on post calorie torching.

workout dresses1. L’Etoile Sport Medea Striped Ribbed Stretch Jersey Dress, 2. ADDISON Terry Drop Waist Tank Dress, 3. byCORPUS Stripe T-shirt Dress, 4. Orlebar Brown Sanremo Cotton Terry Dress, 5. Athleta Dip Dye Middy Maxi, 6. Clu Pleated Sweatshirt Dress, 7. Sparkle and Fade Side Slit Maxi Slip Dress, 8. Athleta Bob and Weave Active Dress, 9. SUNDRY Stripes Sweatshirt Dress, 10. Monreal London Stretch Jersey Mini Dress

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Jul
24
2014
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Why Did You Wear That: If Shopping Is Your Cardio
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

nordstrom sale shoppingYou know what’s a great way to beat this miserable heat?  Shopping.  And wouldn’t you know, it’s that time of year again.  Get deep discounts on new arrivals during Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale.  We aren’t talking about picked over end of season goods either.  Stock up early and shop everything from Joie suede booties to J Brand denim to Hanky Panky thongs until August 4th when regular prices return.  So, if shopping is your cardio, consider me your personal trainer.

xx,

WhyDid

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Jul
23
2014
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Beauty Buzz: Gym Class Heroes
Written by: WhyDid | Beauty Buzz

workout fitness beautyI think most women who actually take their physical fitness seriously can attest to the fact that one of our biggest eye rolling moments at the gym is upon spotting a perfectly made up, coiffed, push up sports bra clad babe texting in between turning pages of Cosmo on the elliptical.  Speaking of which, I always cringe when women’s magazines suggest meeting men at the gym because I promise you the last thing I want is for a juiced up bro to approach me while running interval sprints on the treadmill.  That’s a surefire way to get a dumbbell straight to the dome.  Besides, I tend to be a bit of a sweaty mess and believe this is why women only gyms were invented.  So how does one recover beautifully post workout?

Just like I mentioned about there not being some magic way to acquire abs of steel, there are, however, a few products that can certainly contribute to the cause:

  • I love dry brushing before the shower or you could use the Skinesis Bodylift from Sarah Chapman to help with pesky cellulite.
  • Tossing your hair up into a high ponytail or messy bun atop your head can actually cause quite a bit of damage as you move.  Definitely opt for softer rubber bands sans metal closures to avoid breakage and if you can, wear a braid (French, fishtail, rope- take your pick).
  • After your sweat session, you may only have time to rinse and head back to the office or hopefully happy hour.  If you’re like me and a full on blow out isn’t even in the realm of possibility, then meet your new best friend, dry shampoo.  The trick is finding one that won’t  leave you looking like Martha Washington with a powdered wig.
  • If you like running outside when humidity is less than that of a tropical rainforest, then sunscreen is a must.  For so long, I didn’t bother.  Partially because I’d had a few sour experiences of blindness once sweat swept my SPF right into my eyes, but basically out of sheer laziness.  Guess who doesn’t want knees that look like a vintage leather handbag?
  • The biggest favor you can do for your skin pre-workout is wiping your makeup off.  Your skin needs to be able to breath in order for toxins (that bottle of Sauvignon Blanc you shared last night) to be released.  Stash makeup wipes in your gym bag for a quick cleanse before you feel the burn.
  • I can’t lie.  My feet are gnarly from miles logged on the treadmill and on the road.  Be sure to take some time to soak those tired toes and give them a little TLC so you won’t be ashamed to bare them in open toe shoes or plop them up on the chaise lounge poolside.

workout beauty

1. Fresh Sugar Deodorant Antiperspirant, 2. Alterna Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo, 3. Sephora Collection Tropicolor Ribbon Hair Ties, 4. MED e TATE DERMAdoctor, 5. This Works Perfect Legs Skin Miracle, 6. Samudra Coco Palms Pouch, 7. Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes, 8. Sarah Chapman Skinesis Bodylift, 9. Bodyism’s Clean and Lean Serenity Shake, 10. Margaret Dabbs Hydrating Foot Soak, 11. Hampton Sun SPF 35 Continuous Mist Sunscreen

xx,

WhyDid

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Jul
22
2014
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Setting the Mood: Get It, Sporty.
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

workout fashionThe other day I received a message asking how to get abs like mine.  I’m not sure if she was expecting some magical answer like, “I house a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos dipped in Cool Whip before bed every night,” but she seemed a bit bummed out when I answered instead, “Pilates, yoga, and running.”  This is not another installment of “You Did Not Eat That.”  I actually do spend time sweating and while I did partake in National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, I am cognizant of what I put into my body on a regular basis.  I don’t do it because I want to be thin, though that is a welcome side effect, I do it because I actually feel better when I’m not bombarding my intestines with ingredients I can’t pronounce… except for the occasional glass of wine from some far corner of the Earth that I just point to on the menu and smile.  Sure, when I was in college I could sit down in front of the TV with a raging hangover and feed my frame an entire pizza without seeing the effects.  But seeing as I’m no longer wielding a fake ID from Tennessee, my metabolism has given me the middle finger and shopping is most certainly not my cardio.

net a sporterLive the Process Floral Print Stretch Jersey Sports BraLiforme Rubber Yoga MatNike Air Pegasus 83 Leather, Suede, and Mesh Sneakersweargrace Sari Folded Stretch Jersey Pants

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WhyDid

 

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Jul
21
2014
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Why Did You Wear That: Don’t Rain on My Parade

nyc whydid palazzo pantsThis summer’s weather has been just about as unpredictable as my mood.  One moment hot, one moment cold.  The sun is scorching your skin one day.  The next you can’t find an umbrella big enough to protect you from full body saturation.  If you enjoy this unpredictability, maybe we should date– or maybe you should talk to a shrink.  Anyhow, when it came time to shoot last week, the talented Michael Stiegler had only a small window of time to snap before the sun went down.  As it happened, that was the exact same time Mother Nature decided she was going to open up the flood gates and water the flowers.  The upside of my sometimes scattered moods is that I tend to adapt well to what might seem like unsavory obstacles.  Rather than postpone for a day without rain, we grabbed an umbrella, headed to the roof and proceeded to make the best of a soggy situation.  And much like many of our more impromptu photoshoots, we came up with images that were surprisingly good.  Life lesson?  When it rains, dance.

raining new york umbrella

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wide leg printed pants

new york rooftop rain

nyc skyline printed pantstop: Brandy Melville, similar by Miguelina here, pants: Brandy Melville, similar by Free People here, bag: vintage Dooney & Bourke, similar here, shoes: Via Spiga, similar by Pour la Victoire here, umbrella: Dr. Kenet, similar by Marc by Marc Jacobs here, bracelets: Alex + Ani

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WhyDid

Photos by Michael Stiegler

 

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