Why Did You Wear That: Mad Hatter

By |July 29th, 2014|Why Did You Wear That?|

different hats fedora sun bowler clocheRemember when every bro from every bridge or tunnel borough was seen sporting a fedora and clear sunglasses on any given Saturday or Sunday stumbling from a long fist pumping brunch at Bagatelle or Lavo?  If you don’t, God bless you.  You were spared.  Needless to say, for a while, “fedora” had a bit of a negative connotation in my social circle, but fortunately for milliners in Manhattan and beyond, the fedora has been revived along with a few other favored head huggers.  If you’re confused as to what to wear on your dome piece, here is a little guide to headwear.  I haven’t included the beanie on this particular list as I don’t approve of ski gear midsummer.  We’ll get there.

fedora panama bucket hatsI adore a fedora: Eugenia Kim Bianca Grosgrain Trimmed Wool Felt Fedora, Topshop Floral Print Fedora, David & Young Felt Fedora, Ace of baseball caps: Collection XIIX Metallic Baseball Hat, Betsey Johnson Wild Blooms Baseball Hat, House of Holland New Era Velvet Baseball Hat, In the bucket: Nixon Bob Bucket Hat, Eric Javits Rain Bucket Hat, Brixton Tracker II Bucket Hat, Panama Jack: J. Crew Panama Hat, BP. Wool Panama Hat, Michael Stars Well Weathered Straw Panama Hat, Shady lady: Helen Kaminski Provence 12 Raffia Straw Hat, BCBGMAXAZRIA Wide Brim Hat, Eric Javits Squishee Shade Sun Hat, Flop to it: Topshop Floppy Wool Felt Hat, Nordstrom Straw Floppy Hat, Hat Attack Leather Trim Wide Brim Floppy Hat




Why Did You Wear That: To the Max

By |March 26th, 2012|Look for Less, Why Did You Wear That?|

spring 2012 maxi dressesThe maxi dress is nothing new, but that’s okay.  It’s still a closet and transitional season must have.  A maxi is great for running errands in a simple pair of flat sandals and tote or can be dressed up with heels and sparkly jewels.  Maxi dresses are a win for all parties involved.  It’s like getting to wear your pajamas all day long and no one can really say anything cause you look so stunning and you never run the risk of exposing your “Britney.”  Striped, solid, floral, tribal… you really can’t go wrong.  Check out how these chic starlets styled their maxis and re-create the look yourself for that oh-so-effortless maxed out look.

ashley macklowe1. Ella Moss Printed Maxi Dress, $188, 2. Ettika Clustered Gold Black Leather Bracelet, $75, 3. bebe Noah Platform Sandals, $84.99

nicole richie maxi dress miami1. Cosabella Anouck Maxi Dress, $200, 2. House of Harlow 1960 Jordana Sunglasses, $125, 3. DKNY Textured Leather Shoulder Bag, $375, 4. Aldo Brendle Simple Flat Sandals, $56.40

alessandra ambrosio maxi dress1. Ella Moss Stained Glass Maxi Dress, $248, 2. Ray-Ban Large New Wayfarer, $125, 3. Blank NYC Vegan Leather Jacket, $74.99, 4. Mossimo Supply Co. Ona Ballet Flats, $14.99





Why Did You Wear That: There Are No Words

By |October 25th, 2011|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

I know there are a lot of you out there who are still scratching your pretty heads wondering, “What the heck am I going to be for Halloween?”  Been there, sister.  Perhaps you don’t feel like spending a ton of cash or you don’t want to be one of 30,000 naughty nurses.  Either way, I may have the costume idea you’ve been searching for.  Last year, I opted for something a bit different.  The costume wasn’t so much a costume as it was a little creative thinking and arts and crafts time.  I had a striped dress.  I had red shoes.  What the costume really needed was a steady hand and some pancake makeup.

That’s right.  I was gonna be a mime.  Um, hello?  A mime is genius.  It prevents you from having to talk to anyone if you don’t feel like it.  Just pantomime yourself in a box and walk away.  Genius if you ask me.

So have I sold you on this costume idea?  Here are three things you will need (and can find easily).  For the face, Google images of mimes and find a big mirror with lots of light and make yourself comfortable.  P.S. I do not recommend drinking wine while applying mime makeup… not that I would have any experience in that.  Hey, worse comes to worst and you can’t get your makeup right?  Draw on a mole, find some candy cigarettes and you’re a sexy French girl.

1. Guess Kaycee Dress, $89, 2. Banana Republic Knit Beret, $24.50, 3. Betsey Johnson Sonya Suede Chunky Pump, $139.95

You can’t see me, but I’m pantomiming my sign off.



Look for Less: School Girl Chic

By |October 23rd, 2011|Look for Less, Why Did You Wear That?|

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.




Friday Frocks: Oh Baby, Baby!

By |August 12th, 2011|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

Since we’ve been on the topic… The last thing I feel like doing when I have a “friend in town” is squeezing myself into a dress tight enough to cut off all blood circulation and then shoving my poor undeserving toes into shoes that could serve as a form of ancient torture.  Whether you’re feeling the bloat like me or you just want to indulge in dessert at dinner, the babydoll dress is the answer to all of our problems.  Flowy and romantic, it is feminine enough not to be frumpy.  While you wont’ be able to see the outline of your organs, you’ll still look pretty.  Guys probably won’t be a fan of this one… but your tummy will.

1. Urban Outfitters Laine Dress, $19.99, 2. Jen’s Pirate Booty Pandora Babydoll Dress, $145, 3. Betsey Johnson Rose Chiffon Short Babydoll Dress, $298, 4. Plastic Island Rose Babydoll Dress, $158, 5. Black Poppy Flirty Bustier Dress, $29.50, 6. Style Stalker Scale Print Cut Out Babydoll Dress, $77.58, 7. Rampage Sleeveless Striped Babydoll Dress, $20.99, 8. Twenty8Twelve Dorris Babydoll Dress, $156.99, 9. Patterson J. Kincaid Olivia Pintuck Dress, $109.99, 10. Alice + Olivia Cammie Trapeze Dress, $257