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Why Did You Wear That: Black and White and Anything but Boring

black and white rachel bilson emmy rossum sophia bushI have collected quite a bit of clothing during my time on this planet, and while I do have pops of pink and pretty patterns, I always seem to be drawn back to the basics of black or white.  Safe?  Maybe.  I prefer to call it classic, contemporary, even minimalistic.  Pairing black and white might seem obvious or boring, but if done with well tailored interesting pieces, it is anything but your average cater waiter uniform.  Incorporating different textures like lace, leather, satin, or chiffon, will take your look from flat to fully dimensional.  Trust me, no one will mistake you for the hostess at your local Olive Garden.

When you invest in quality pieces, you can mix and match them for all new looks that are anything but boring.

black and white clothing1. Haute Hippie Tuxedo Sleeveless Blouse, $285, 2. Madison Marcus Elegance Lace Pants, $285, 3. BCBGeneration Cielo Pumps, $99.99, 4. Free People Best of Both Worlds Shirt, $118, 5. Marni Contrast Stripe Pants, $550, 6. Ivanka Trump Ginger 2 Pumps, $135, 7. Patterson J. Kincaid Farrow Button Down Blouse, $168, 8. Pins and Needles Lace Mini Skirt, $39, 9. McQ Alexander McQueen Two Tone Leather Ankle Boots, $665, 10. Alice by Temperley Lottie Lace Appliqued Top, $330, 11. Karl Pacey Faux Leather Mid-Rise Skinny Pants, $200, 12. Jimmy Choo Abel Pointed Patent Leather Pumps, $495

Simple as black and white.

xx,

WhyDid

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Jun
20
2012
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Why Did You Wear That: Jumping at the Chance

celebrity jumpsuits 2012Another one of my favorite “all in one” outfits is the jumpsuit; a very close cousin of the romper.  While you may equate the jumpsuit to the disco queens of the 70′s or the Angela Bowers of the 80′s, the jumpsuit is actually being made quite current by the A-list of the red carpet.  The jumpsuit started its reemergence last year, and I “jumped” right on that trend (couldn’t help it).  This look can be both casual (see my favorite American Apparel version here) and incredibly glamorous (remember when Rose Byrne first wore one to the SAG Awards?).  So, whether you choose to wear yours with flats for Sunday brunch or heels for Saturday night fever, this trend is sure to leave you looking anything but out of style.

summer jumpsuits1. Sparkle & Fade Open Back Jumper, $59, 2. Smith Tie Dye Jumper, $79, 3. Day Birger et Mikkelsen Ofelia Pleated Chiffon Jumpsuit, $250, 4. Kimchi Blue Crochet Jumper, $99, 5. Forever21 Elasticized Abstract Print Jumpsuit, $24.80, 6. Coincidence & Chance Gaucho Jumper, $49, 7. Sandro Preference Crepe Jumpsuit, $340, 8. ALICE by Temperley Lavender Jumpsuit, $450, 9. Free People Solid and Lace Jumpsuit, $328, 10.Edith A. Miller Maryam Jumpsuit, $330

Make ya wanna jump, jump!

xx,

WhyDid

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Oct
23
2011
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Look for Less: School Girl Chic

While school started back in September, seems like some celebs are still channeling their inner schoolgirls.  I have no complaints with this look.  I quite enjoyed wearing a school uniform and looking at these nods to prep school style can’t help but make me smile.  Incorporating knits, plaids, and pleats will you give you this same very scholarly look… perfect for fall.

1. J. Crew Puff Sleeve Popover, $79.50, 2. AnnaritaN. Mini Skirt, $115, 3. Foot Traffic Cable Knit Over the Knee Socks, $9, 4. Betsey Johnson Daynaa Wedge Booties, $129.99

1. Express Shaker Knit Dolman Sweater, $39.50, 2. BCBGeneration French Grey Animal Print Skirt, $83, 3. Forever 21 Layered Opaque Necklace, $8.80, 4. Steve Madden Lace Tote Bag, $68.60, 5. Steven by Steve Madden Pembrook Bootie, $129

1. Alice by Temperley Long Sleeve Sweater, $119, 2. Forever21 Wool Blend Mini Skirt, $19.80, 3. Schutz Connie Pink Sandal, $150

Class is in session.

xx,

WhyDid

 

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