The List Volume LXIX

By |April 13th, 2012|The List|

broken record

Oh, why yes, today is Friday the 13th.  What a perfect day for things to suck!  I can barely even see straight so just writing this is going to be a feat in and of itself.  If there are type-o’s or I can’t quite form a cohesive sentence, deal with it.  I am.

  1. Having to pretend I care.  (pssst- I don’t).
  2. Men in tank tops.  Seriously, just stop. ed hardy man tank top
  3. The morning after.
  4. Having to break the news that your +1 has gone to +none.
  5. Sitting down at a desk to write this list and seeing this bitch staring back at me: sports illustrated irina shayk
  6. When your chapstick has melted unbeknownst to you and then you open it and start to apply it only to give yourself an at home wax.
  7. Picking up a drink and thinking it’s going to be one thing, say water, and it turning out to be something else, say vodka.
  8. Mushrooms.
  9. Applying so much eye cream that you look at yourself in the mirror midday and realize that your mascara is now on your cheeks.  Cool.
  10. Your face.



The List Volume LVI

By |October 14th, 2011|Somethin for the fellas, The List|

There’s quite a bit of time spent on WhyDid helping the ladies with the do’s and don’ts of fashion… but it occurred to me last night (while watching an especially offensive episode of The Millionaire Matchmaker) that we need to direct some of this professional fashion help towards our male counterparts.  It also occurred to me that many of you men actually think you have  the slightest clue as to how to dress yourselves.  Welp, newsflash: You don’t.  Just ask Kanye, who took the liberty of deciding he could show his “collection” at Paris Fashion Week.  Oops!

So, this is dedicated to you, brothers Cruz and the rest of you gentlemen out there making our eyes hurt.  (I’ll include photos as to be very explicit).


  1. Manpris.  Yes, those are exactly what you’re thinking. 
  2. Sleeveless hoodies. 
  3. Anything with embellishment.  Good rule of thumb: If you’ve seen it on The Jersey Shore, it for sure shouldn’t see it in your closet. 
  4. Fishnet tank tops. Ahem, Jared Leto. 
  5. If you must wear a blazer with your jeans (and it seems you all must), please, for heaven’s sake, do not wear sky blue baggy jeans with it.  Dark and tailored denim, fellas. 
  6. Button down shirts… only buttoned with one button.  There are multiple buttons for multiple reasons.  Use them. 
  7. Knit hats and/or scarves at the beach or with a tank top, swim trunks, or anything else that could be worn in July. 
  8. Jewelry other than a wedding band. 
  9. T-shirts that could be mistaken for your girlfriend’s in the wash. Tight, deep V, etc. ….  Please reference SNL’s Dangerously Deep V -
  10. Skinny jeans.  I’m so uncomfortable with these for so many reasons.  One being that I don’t need to know that your thighs are smaller than mine. 


Why Did You Wear That: You’re Such a Stud

By |June 1st, 2010|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|


At times I feel like I may have been a rocker in my past life. I like wild hair, smudgey eyeliner, loud music, and leather. But alas, my goldilocks looks prevent me from looking very edgey so I have to work against my all-American appearance by incorporating some tougher pieces into my wardrobe.  Since the majority of my time is, unfortunately, not spent scissor kicking on stage and smashing guitars, I have to do “rocker chic” in small doses. This means picking one or two pieces at a time and working them into my outfit to kick it up a notch. One of the easiest ways to do so, is adding something studded. Below are some suggestions of items that could be added to anyone’s closet to take you from Joan Collins to Joan Jett.


Alice and Olivia skinny studded jeans, $221


Lucca Couture studded tee, $42


RD Style studded vest, $84


Killah studded racerback top, $84.55


Steve Madden studded skirt, $45

l-jenni-kayne-black-seude-studded-sandal-sideJenni Kayne Gauntlet studded sandal, $495


Bebe enamel studded bracelet, $44


Mudd studded eternity scarf, $9.99


Cecilia De Bucourt square stud belt, $108

(and, of course, here is my version):


Remember to just do one or two studded pieces at a time to avoid looking like an over bedazzled Ed Hardy campaign.

Rock on.