Setting the Mood: Five Alive

By |April 28th, 2014|Setting the Mood|

mexican fiestaSomehow it seems we’ve made it through the showers of April without drowning and soon it will be May, one of my favorite months.  So, bring on the flowers.  Also, go ahead and bring on the tequila because Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner.  Sure, some people take it to extremes kind of like St. Patrick’s Day, but because I could easily eat Mexican food every day for the rest of my life, I’m happy to have a designated day for it.  Fun fact: Cinco de Mayo (also called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla) is not actually Mexico’s Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16.  Another reason to indulge in Mexican culture.

cinco de mayo accessories

Anna Sui Lace Paneled Silk Kimono,  Eugenia Kim Sylvie Floral Embellished HeadbandCharlotte Olympia Rosa Rose Appliquéd Leather SandalsAlexander McQueen The De Manta Printed Clutch




Friday Frocks: Festival Friendly

By |April 11th, 2014|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

gypsyThe dress code at Coachella is basically the opposite of the Meatpacking District on a Saturday night.  That’s right, ladies.  Leave your skin tight bandage dresses in the closet… better yet your donation pile.  For an outdoor music festival it’s best to be in something loose and free flowing- something that doesn’t require platform pumps as an accessory.  Why not opt for a frock sure to set your gypsy soul free, even if you aren’t hanging in the desert this weekend.

coachella-dresses1. For Love & Lemons Festival Dress, 2. LOVESHACKFANCY Essential Tie Dye Halter Mini Dress, 3. Anna Sui Morning Glory Cotton and Silk Blend Mini Dress, 4. VAVA by Joy Han Libby Dress, 5. Cleobella Nora Dress, 6. Free People Bib Dress, 7. Free People Relaxed Tired Ruffle Dress, 8. Show Me Your Mumu Bachelorette Dress, 9. Anna Sui Printed Silk Blend Chiffon Mini Dress, 10. Tiare Hawaii Banyan Scoop Back Mini Dress



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Friday Frocks: Frock Optional

By |June 8th, 2012|Friday Frocks|

baby rompersThis shouldn’t be news to you, but I love rompers.  If there’s a romper on the rack, most likely it’s going to end up in my closet.  Sure they’re really annoying when you have to use the ladies’ room and not the best choice when going in for a Brazilian, but they are one step dressing (Why do you think babies like them so much?).  Which leads me to my point… Frocks have been getting all the attention.  Rompers are all like, “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.”  Well, fact is, rompers are my Marcia.  And this week, they will be yours as well.

rompers1. findersKEEPERS Let It Rain Playsuit, $143, 2. Free People Printed Romper, $88, 3. Motel Janet Romper, $90, 4. Equipment Earl Floral Print Washed Silk Playsuit, $280, 5. Forever 21 Crisscross Romper, $13.50, 6. Forever 21 Floral Surplice Back Romper, $19.80, 7. Marc by Marc Jacobs Light Hearted Button Front Romper, $186, 8. Motel Silky Suplice Jet Romper, $90, 9. Washborn Striped Romper, $88, 10. Anna Sui Heart Print Cotton/Silk Blend Playsuit, $400



Why Did You Wear That: Unseasonably Short

By |December 6th, 2011|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

Who says shorts are for summertime only?  There’s a reason they make shorts in winter fabrics like tweed, velvet, and leather.  They are meant to be worn out in the arctic blast.  Why should denim and cotton have all the fun?  They shouldn’t.  You’ve worked long and hard on those lanky legs.  Might as well show them off… all year long.  Wear your winter weight shorts with opaque or patterned tights, a cozy cashmere turtleneck, and tall boots to take this look from beachside to fireside.  Don’t forget to Follow WhyDid’s winter shorts guidelines though.  There’s a very fine line between sensibly chic and dirty little freak.

Yeah, somehow everything turns into a Smitty and me dance party.  Yes, I am one of those assholes who dresses her dog.  In my defense, he just got a haircut and it’s reached an unbearably cold 45 degrees here in sunny California.  He was shivering today.  What kind of mother would I be if I didn’t put him in a sweater?  Smitty says if you like my outfit and wanna have a dance party with him, try out this similar look below.


1. Qi Black Long Time Ruched Turtleneck, $108, 2. Alice + Olivia Tweed Shorts, $99, 3. Chloe Burgandy-Red Horn Eyeglasses, $230.95, 4. Anna Sui 80 Denier Solid Microfiber Tights, $18, 5. Nine West Verydisco Boots, $169.99



Friday Frocks: Stop and Smell the Roses

By |April 8th, 2011|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

This spring, fashionistas have been going crazy for floral printed frocks.  I know what you’re thinking, the last time floral prints were in was when Kelly and Donna were graduating from West Beverly High.  What could possibly be chic about decking yourself out in fussy flowers?  Well, actually a lot.  Floral patterns have come a long way from the mid nineties.  My love of florals is unwavering and as you may remember, my favorite dress… er, dresses… are floral printed.  Check out these fierce florals and tell me you’re not a believer:

1. D & G Floral Ruffle Dress, $745, 2. Forever 21 Peek A Boo Dress, $15.80, 3. MINKPINK Darling Buds of May Sundress, $103, 4. Diane von Furstenberg Graca Dress, $325, 5. Anna Sui Watercolor Floral Garden Mixed Print Dress, $425, 6. Nanette Lepore Candy Girl Dress, $298, 7. JOIE Painterly FLoral Balinda Dress $288, 8. Free People Parisian Bouquets Halter Dress, $128, 9. Carin Wester Nakato Shirtdress, $295, 10. Free People Everything Nice Lace Dress, $98

Toughen up your floral frock with chunky platforms and edgy accessories so that you look more like a primrose than a wallflower.




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