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Friday Frocks: Aye Mami!

By |May 2nd, 2014|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

mexico fashionIn order to attend a fiesta, one must be ready to stand up, stand out, and salsa… or at least consume some.  The best kind of frocks for fiestas happen to be colorful and embellished- two things that terrify most black uniformed New Yorkers.  Fear not, colorphobes.  I’m not talking quinceanera kind of couture.  Think casual, perfectly paired with strappy, flat leather sandals, big hoops, a stack of bangles, and a taco.  En fuego.

fiesta-dresses1. Candela Coco Maxi Dress, 2. Vix Swimwear Agra Pia Short Dress, 3. MICHAEL Michael Kors Strapless Broderie Cotton Voile Dress, 4. VAVA by Joh Han Deanna Off the Shoulder Dress, 5. Diane von Furstenberg Chios Macramé Cotton Blend Dress, 6. Collettte by Collette Dinnigan Daisy Dots Broderie Anglaise Voile Dress, 7. d.Ra Sayuri Dress, 8. Mara Hoffman Fitted Tank Dress, 9. Etoile Isabel Marant Bloom Woven Cotton Blend Mini Dress, 10. Camilla V Neck Asymmetrical Hem Dress

xx,

WhyDid

Monday Mashup: Battle of the Blondes

By |November 22nd, 2010|Monday Mashup|

So, I was scrolling through photos from last night’s red carpet arrivals for the American Music Awards and I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw the stunning Taylor Swift. She traded in her trademark ringlets for a very sleek, very sexy blowout with thick bangs (I’m calling a trend here, folks!). I felt like just giving up after seeing her. She’s so beautiful that she could have just as easily been a model. Sigh…

After I recovered, I continued perusing the photos from last night and stopped yet again, when I saw the lovely Avril Lavigne. I’m not sure what this little lady’s been up to lately other than some tabloid snippets here and there about her dating Brody Jenner, but homegirl looks great! The craziest part is that she eerily resembles Miss Swift. I don’t know whether Avril should be flattered or Taylor should be insulted. Or maybe they should just smack five and model walk away. I can’t decide. Life’s hard.

I get that Taylor has a solid 8 inches of height on Avril, but come on, tell me the resemblance isn’t a little crazy. Both are gorgeous blondes with perfect porcelain skin… not to mention they are both embracing some serious graphic design with their dresses.

xx,

WhyDid

Why Did You Wear That: Put Some Spring in Your Step

By |March 23rd, 2010|Why Did You Wear That?|

Finally the clouds have parted and Mother Nature is giving us a big sunshine filled kiss called spring. So what’s a girl to wear? We wondered the same thing as we attempted to get dressed for brunch this past weekend. We’ve stashed our winter coats and snow boots, but what shall we replace them with? Breaking down some of the big trends on the Spring 2010 runways:

Forward March– Looks like the military jacket will stick around another season. Swap one into your spring rotation for your updated warm weather outerwear.

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068mMarc Jacobs

juicy2193112727_p1_v1_m56577569831899009_254x500Juicy Couture Military Shirt Jacket, $198

Mixed Bag– A fun trend on this season is the bold mixing and matching of prints. Done head to toe in one pattern or mixing complimentary patterns will give you a head turning look.

097mBalenciaga

109mMarni

117mVersace

0414034936011R__A1_300x400Nanette Lepore Primrose Ankle Length Pants, $268

Everything’s Coming Up Roses– Floral patterns were running rampant on the runways.  Whether Laura Ashley’esque or Painterly prints, it’s time to water your girly seed and sport some florals for spring.

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00210mCollette Dinnigan

irissinger_2099_1189735499Nightcap Clothing Corset Slip Dress, $189

Tit for Tat– Finally, something I’ve been doing for years is being validated on the runway. Sheer and sexy, models showed their underpinnings as much as their outerwear.

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043mProenza Schouler

044mRochas

image1xlASOS Sheer Lace Blouse, $30.77

In the Nude– Neutrals were big on the runway. One in particular was nude. Get naked.

00010mElise Overland

00210mValentino

0479444476342R__ASTL_300x400camilla and marc Constantine Ponte Knit Mini Dress, $495

Peekaboo!– Another one of my favorite trends from the runways was the amount of cut out dresses being shown. They are very, very sexy in an unconventional way.

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00550mMichael Kors

guy_0886illionaire Cross Strapped Dress, $252

Ruffle Your Feathers– A fun and flirty alternative to fur? Feathers. Just don’t go overkill and end up looking like Big Bird. One feathered piece at a time.

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JASON WU NY SS2010 09/11/09Jason Wu

_6013257Haute Hippie Ombre Feather Skirt, $595

A Shine of the Times– Recession? What recession? Shine and shimmer were all over the runways giving the luxe look. Shine isn’t just for evening. Dress up your everyday look with something shiny.

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00140mEmilio Pucci

1052515_fpx.tifAlice and Olivia Adina Oversized Sequin T-shirt, $484

Speaking of shiny, get out your AmEx cards, girls. Adding a few key pieces can re-vamp what’s already going on in your closet.

xx,

WhyDid