Why Did You Wear That: Rain, Rain

By |May 5th, 2014|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

kirsten smith whydidSpring in New York tends to be more fickle than the beautiful women who inhabit it.  One minute it’s all sunshine and soft breeze.  The next it’s dark storm clouds and running for cover.  One must always stow a small umbrella in her bag and never become too attached to her blowout. When Figleaves was kind enough to send me some stellar swimwear, I could not wait to suit up.  Problem is, it’s hardly warm enough for exposed limbs and there’s definitely not enough sunshine for SPF.  So, when the second to last day of April gave us just one last monsoon to remind us who’s boss, we had to get creative.  If rooftop poolparties aren’t in Mother Nature’s forecast for me, I’ll just have to make due with my own watering hole.

kirsten smith sun hat



bubble bath

rubber ducky



kirsten smith whydid





kirsten smithshirt:Lucca Couture, hat: Big Buddha, bathing suit: Huit c/o Figleaves, shorts: Joe’s Jeans, shoes: Steve Madden, sunglasses: Pucci, bag: Diane von Furstenberg, towel: Cynthia Rowley, bracelets: Alex and Ani



photos by Brian Schutza

Why Did You Wear That: Water Under the Bridge

By |May 30th, 2012|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

suspension bridgeEven the smallest cities have a great deal of history.  My hometown, Wheeling, West Virginia, is no exception.  As a matter of fact, every time I turn my head, I spot another area deemed a “Historic District.”  One such spectacular piece of history is the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, which spans 1,010 feet across the Ohio River.  Built in 1849, it has quite literally stood the test of time.

So, rather than poo poo your place of birth, do a little research on your city’s history.  You never know what interesting artifacts you may uncover.

watch and belt

girl on a bridge

wheeling suspension bridge

girl with straw hatdress: Band of Gypsies, hat: Big Buddha, belt: vintage, clutch: vintage, sandals: Dolce Vita, watch: Michael Kors

Get that Wheeling feeling.