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
0


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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Apr
02
2013
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How To Tuesday: Slice a Pineapple, Smell Like a Kardashian

A couple of weeks ago, supermarkets across the US saw a spike in pineapple sales.  It may have had something to do with a little “science experiment” executed by none other than the Kardashian Krew.  Now, I’m not sure who I’m more disgusted by: them for showcasing such unladylike behavior on national television, or you for buying into it.  Either way, I’ve always been a fan of pineapple and it’s the perfect fruit for summer fetes, but it can appear to be a bit daunting in its native state.  Have no fear, chopping up a pineapple is much easier than one might have guessed and it’s also chocked full of health benefits other than those not suitable, however, still mentioned on TV.

xx,
WhyDid

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Feb
05
2013
1


How To Tuesday: Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair
Written by: WhyDid | Beauty Buzz,How To Tuesday

DIY flower crown kirsten smithA few weeks ago, I celebrated a pretty special birthday.  If you know me or have been reading for a while, you know that not only do I love birthdays, I love a good “prop” for an evening out.  So, for my birthday, I wanted to come up with a fun and festive way to decorate ourselves as well as the table (much like the light up centerpieces).  Seeing as we were told at one establishment, “It’s not that kind of place,” while wearing our glow rings, I needed to come up with something that was not only awesome, but also appropriate.  We didn’t need to be scolded on my birthday of all days.  What I came up with is what I am now deeming the modern day adult tiara.  You see, I have a real issue with girls wearing cheesy plastic crowns out on the town… I even threatened to disown my girlfriends if they dared try and put me in one for my bachelorette party.  However, every girl should feel like a princess on her birthday and the flower crown is the perfect way to look like an angel rather than an asshole.

It’s actually a lot simpler to do than one might think.  You only need a few things to get started:

And should you opt for fresh flowers instead of fake, you can still take the same approach, just be sure to take it easy when manhandling the buds as it will bruise and brown them.

You don’t need to go to San Francisco to wear flowers in your hair.

xx,

WhyDid

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Jan
16
2013
0


Look for Less: Dolce, Dolce, Dolce

Remember the bag in last week’s outfit post?  Well, months and months (ie., about a year) ago, I spotted this adorable Dolce & Gabbana bag on net-a-porter.  What a delight!  Then I saw the price tag.  Hardly delightful coming in at a cool three grand.  So, in the infamous words of my mother I said, “I can make that.”  And that I did.  It took me a while to go about gathering up all of my supplies, but last week, I finally complete my mission and I am not one to boast, but I think it turned out pretty amazing… dare I say even better?  I love mine more than Dolce’s (sorry, Stefano) because it’s personalized with my own charms and oh yeah, it didn’t cost $3,000.

What you need:

Black Purse:

I recommend a bag that is not particularly thick so as to be able to stitch through it with limited cursing.

Thread, needle, scissors, needle threader

Charms and pins

What you do:

Thread the needle.

Attach charms one by one.

Continue attaching charms in pins until you end up with… 

This!

And you may end up with a few pricks (no more than your average Friday night out), but the pay off is well worth the work. La dolce vita!

xx,

WhyDid

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