May
20
2014
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How To Tuesday: Roped In

rope braidIt’s probably a pretty bad sign when the people at your local watering hole all gush about how great you look because it’s pretty much the first time they’ve ever seen your hair look anything less than a lion’s mane.  While I spent the majority of my late teens and early twenties attempting to tame the beast that is my hair, I eventually began to embrace and encourage the natural wavy/curly/frizzy texture.  However, summer is just about to be upon us and that humidity and my hair have bigger beef than Jay-Z and Solange.  Therefore, it is crucial to come up with clever ways to disguise the duress and one way of doing so is with a rope braid.  Upon first glance, I thought I would never master this style, but how could the queen of fishtail braids not accept the challenge?  It took a few “spins” to get it right, but once I did, I was happy to add this hairstyle to my summer arsenal.

xx,

WhyDid

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Apr
29
2014
2


How To Tuesday: The Perfect Margarita (Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo)

kirsten smith smittyAs mentioned, May is a mere few days away.  Spring is in full swing and summer is hot on its trail.  Sure, Memorial Day is the real “summer kickoff” but I consider Cinco de Mayo the primer.  The last time I made a Cinco de Mayo video was beyond fun, but a bit chaotic.  This week’s episode gets down to the nitty gritty- a Cinco de Mayo (and basically all summer long) essential: the perfect margarita.  Watch as my special guest, Cesar Navarro, walks us through the simple and delicious recipe.

xx,

WhyDid

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Apr
22
2014
2


How To Tuesday: Damsel in Distressed Denim

destroyed denimIt seems counterintuitive to want to wear something that looks like it’s been handed down– for several generations, but destroyed denim came back onto the fashion scene several seasons ago and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.  I especially like it for the warmer months as if those extra holes are going to provide any extra ventilation in prevention of the dreaded “swamp ass.”  My parents are always confused when I wear a pair of shredded jeans around them… even more so when they find out how much I shelled out for them.  So, if you are anything like Dick and Georgia and want to achieve the look of distressed denim without distressing your bank account, I have the tricks to DIY destroyed denim.  You can also apply all of these techniques to denim cut off shorts (like the ones I taught you how to make last spring here).

xx,

WhyDid

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Dec
02
2013
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Setting the Mood: The Days of Our Lives
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

whydid blogThis week’s theme is going to be a little something called evolution.  And, no, not evolution in the Darwinian way because my father would disown me and besides, it’s much more romantic to believe we were specifically created rather than spawned from algae turned angiosperms.  What I’m talking about is the day to day changes that shape, create, and formulate the special little creatures who have become and who we will be.  I couldn’t have imagined what my day would be like one year ago, and I certainly couldn’t imagine what I would be doing right this moment five years ago when I started WhyDid.com (formerly WhyDidYouWearThat.com).  The way I dress today, let alone, the woman I am, is not something I could have predicted, but for better or worse it is exactly who I am- and for that I’m thankful.

whydid-must-haves-fashion-blogCapitol Couture by Trish Summerville Girl on Fire T-Shirt, Kotur Make Your Own Minaudiere Satin Clutch, By Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad Eau de Parfum, Inez and Vinoodh Oxidized Silver Pearl Necklace

 

Who are you?

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Nov
27
2013
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Why Did You Wear That: Thankful for Crop Tops

kirsten smithIf I could wear this outfit or an iteration of it every single day, I probably would.  Basically, if I was a superhero, this would be my costume.  I’d have a closet full of the exact same thing just like Doug Funny.  I’m not exactly sure what kind of superhero or cartoon character I would be, but I think one of my superpowers would be being able to see private Instagram accounts.  To me this feels a little bit like a mixture between Pretty Woman and Cat Woman.

Yes, I’ve found another way to incorporate a crop top into my wardrobe, this being more of a “girls’ night out” version and probably not something that I’d be wearing post Thanksgiving dinner.  So I’ll just try and remember that when Thursday rolls around and there’s a plate full of food in front of my fat face.  But perhaps another one of my superpowers might be a super metabolism.

 

kirsten smith

kirsten smith

crop-top-over-the-knee-socks

kirsten smith

kirsten smith

kirsten smithtop: American Apparel, skirt: Brandy Melville (similar here), socks: Stocking Girl (similar here), jacket: Andrew Marc (similar here), boots: Kelsi Dagger (similar here), bag: DIY (make yours here), necklace: vintage

xx,

WhyDid

photos by Catherine Sampietro

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