Why Did You Wear That: Suits, No Ties.

By |April 4th, 2013|Why Did You Wear That?|

You know what I love almost as much/more/I can’t decide than lingerie?  Swimsuits.  Know why?  ‘Cause it’s like underwear that you can wear in public.  Who doesn’t like beating the heat poolside wearing a barely there fashion statement?  And why else have you been going to the gym?  Oh right, for cardiovascular health, of course. Whatever, you totally do it to counterbalance those Girl Scout cookies.  You’re not fooling anyone.   Not that it matters because swimsuit season is upon us and you’re just going to have to come to terms with that.

This season’s swimwear is strongly reflective of spring trends. Colorblocking, graphic black and white, midriff tops, fringe, and cutouts are all staples for the catwalk as well as the boardwalk.  And while I still stand firm that less is more when it comes to bikini bottom coverage, there are cuts and shapes for all body types.

Be Bold in Black & White:

black and white bikinisRed Carter Glitter Bomb One Piece, Herve Leger Bandeau Bikini, Dolce & Gabbana Polka Dot Triangle Bikini, Norma Kamali Shane One Piece, Karla Colletto Stripe Monokini

Collect the Fringe Benefits:

fringed swimwear

Vitamin A Tulum Bikini Top and Bottoms, OndadeMar Fringed Triangle Bikini Top and Java Bikini Bottoms, Thayer Lace Up Bandeau Bikini Top and Brazilian Bikini Bottoms, L*Space Stardust Fringe One Piece, Luli Fama Cosita Buena Fringe Bikini Top and Wavy Bottoms

Get Crafy with Cut Outs:

cutout bikinis bathing suitsTori Praver Lili Bikini Top and Bottom, Agent Provocateur Kristie Braided Cutout Swimsuit, L*Space Sensual Solids Le Chic Bikini Top and Estella Bottom, T by Alexander Wang Bandeau Top and T Bikini Bottoms, Vitamin A Siren Wrap Bikini Top and Chloe Triple Braid Bikini Bottom

Go Long:

Zimmerman Clique Perforated BikiniMara Hoffman Rainbow Printed Bikini, Beach Riot Farrow Bikini Top and Bottom, MINKPINK Florence Frill Bikini Top and Bottom, Amore & Sorvete Belle Top and Bottoms

Block It Like It’s Hot:

colorblock bikinis Seea Leucadia Reversible Bikini Top and BottomDosMares Galena Bandeau Bikini, VPL Malaga Insertion Bikini Top and BottomShakuhachi Ultra Neon Colorblock Bikini, Marc by Marc Jacobs Pleated Maillot

Sorry, Timberlake, the only suit I will be wearing is that of the “swim” variety.



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Setting the Mood: Opposite Day

By |February 20th, 2013|Setting the Mood|

black and white spring trendsThe best way to get through the next two months of below freezing temperatures is to plan ahead.  Plan vacations, plan summer shares, plan spring wardrobes… One of Spring 2013’s trends was the minimalistic and graphic use of black and white shown by everyone from Marc Jacobs to Balmain to Michael Kors.  A long time fan of bold black and white, I am happy to report that this really is one of those trends that would be hard to get wrong… (though I’m sure someone is capable of screwing it up).  You can opt for an actual black and white print or simply pair black and white separates to achieve the look that is clean, crisp, and classic.  Throw em for a loop by accessorizing the look with a red lip or bright bag.

Sophia Webster Yayoi Patent and Leather Sandals, $635, Sass & Bide The Big Go Sequin Tank, $180, 7 for All Mankind Cropped Slim Cigarette in Black & White Gloss Stripe, $198, Cambridge Satchel Two Tone Satchel, $172



Why Did You Wear That: No Grey Area

By |February 14th, 2012|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

black and white wallFor those who don’t know me, it may seem strange that my favorite colors are black and white (since black and white aren’t technically considered “colors”).  Much like I try to live my life, I also like my palette to be very black and white.  I do love color very much, but there is something so crisp, so clean, and so refreshing about bold black and white patterns.  Whether it be stripes, dots, florals, geometric shapes, or just something totally abstract, I can’t get enough of these opposite shades.  From my clothing, to our home decor, black and white rule my world.  The best part of using black and white as your base?  The ability to punch it up with just about any color as an accent.

black and white wall photos

black and white graffiti wall

black and white wall los angelesI don’t want to tell Smitty, but he falls under this color scheme and it’s quite possible why I love him even more.  His soft white fluffy fur set off by those big black eyes and little black dot of a nose make him absolutely perfect. He is my best accessory afterall.  Want to incorporate some black and white into your life?  Here are several options of how to do just that:

black and white pattern clothing

1. Karen Millen Graphic Stripe Coat, $550, 2. Brian Atwood Aura Polka Dot Calf Hair Sandals, $1,370, 3. Lanvin iPad Cover, $135, 4. Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses, $160, 5. Alice + Olivia High Striped High Waisted Pants, $242, 6. Equipment Star Print Washed Silk Crepe de Chine Shirt, $250, 7. Alexander Wang Prisma Biker Purse, $325, 8. Charlotte Olympia Striped Canvas Platform, $950, 9. Sandro Ciseau Two Tone Silk Blouse, $285