Smart Is the New Pretty: Love in the Air

By |October 24th, 2012|Smart Is the New Pretty|

true love

I mean, just because I’ve basically become asexual doesn’t mean the rest of the world has.  It’s cuffing season, after all.  So while I’m happiest sitting home rubbing Smitty’s belly with one hand and holding a glass of pinot in the other, it would appear the rest of the world is falling truly, madly, deeply.

  • The moment we’ve all (okay, I’ve) been waiting for… Jess Biel’s wedding dress revealed (and it’s pink?). [NY Mag]
  • Eva Longoria dumped Mark Sanchez… and fortunately for him, I happen to be free on Friday. [Page Six]
  • Which means I will definitely need something snazzy to wear… thank heavens for Maison Martin Margiela collection for H&M (see entire collection here). [Fashionista]
  • And just in case everything sells out before I can peel myself from bed, here are a few other date outfit options. [Refinery29]
  • If he doesn’t watch it, I may just plant a big fat kiss on him like this little Romeo. [Gawker]
  • We could dance the night away in New York’s soon to be biggest dance party, Space. [Eater]
  • Perhaps you’re more of the stay at home type, Mark.  That’s cool. I’ll just whip up this pumpkin lasagna. NBD. [Food Network]
  • I may need to go ahead and stock up on Agent Provocatuer’s new diffusion line, L’Agent. [Refinery29]
  • And should things not pan out… Let’s throw in a little Ryan Gosling… just for good measure. [NY Mag]



Why Did You Wear That: Who Wears Short Shorts?

By |July 22nd, 2012|Celebrity Style, Look for Less, Why Did You Wear That?|

nair commercial

When you think of shorts, you probably automatically envision a casual day running errands or just hanging out in the backyard (ha, backyard).  Rarely, would you think of shorts as formal, but as of late, shorts have taken a turn towards formal.  Celebrities have opted for shorts on the red carpet and have dressed up even their casual cut offs with feminine blouses.  So, next time you’re staring into the depths of your closet trying to figure out what exactly to wear, don’t forget about your abbreviated pants (also known as shorts).  Dressed up with heels and a sexy blouse, you have another option for a warm weather evening look that is anything but expected.

ashlee simpson red leather shorts1. Vince Half Placket Blouse, $285, 2. alice + olivia Leather Shorts, $198, 3. Belle by Sigerson Morrison  Felicia Dip Wedge Booties, $325

eva longoria shorts

1. Calvin Klein Jacket, $129, 2. cut25 Soft Crepe Drapey Top, $150, 3. alice + olivia Butterfly Shorts, $187, 4. KORS Michael Kors Brookton T Strap Platform Sandals, $295

kirsten dunst shopping

 1. Nasty Gal Laced Tail Blouse, $48, 2. Current/Elliot The Gam Shorts, $168, 3. Rochas Criss Cross Suede and Leather Wedge Sandals, $340

Who wears short shorts?



SAG 2011: Ladies Brought Their A-Game

By |January 31st, 2011|Red Carpet Recap|

Last night the brightest and most beautiful joined together to celebrate the 2011 Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.  I was tuned in and ready to scream at my TV screen as I watched the red carpet arrivals, but surprisingly, there was not much to be angry about (um, except for you Jane Lynch… wtf?).  All I can conclude from this is that these sexy starlets must be reading WhyDid.

Great Whites:

Let me be perfectly clear… I am not, by any means, saying that I love all of these dresses. I am merely pointing out how dead on I was with white being the new black.  While Winona looks like a crazy runaway bride, Natalie was absolutely breathtaking (not to mention she finally heeded my advice about embracing her baby bump).  The ladies in white looked like real life angels on the red carpet.

Hote Hues:

Nothing makes me happier than seeing young hot Hollywood embracing color.   From juicy tangerine shades, to shocking pinks, to spring’s hottest stripes, these ladies nailed it.  They took these saturated shades on with a vengeance.

Under the Sea:

From deep navy to patterned hues of green and blue, these ladies put the Little Mermaid to shame.  Each dress encompassed a different feeling, but all embraced beautiful ocean shades and flattered the ladies who dared to wear them.

Subtle Shades:

If you know anything about WhyDid, you know that I love shades that are slightly off white– bonus if they include a bit of shimmer.  Each of these lovely ladies embraced a bit of both.  I can’t help but wonder if the girls of Glee didn’t plan to look equally as stunning in these subtle hues.

While I was looking forward to some red carpet calamities, I’m now actually looking forward to the red carpet of the Academy Awards.



Why Did You Wear That: All Aboard The Ugly Express. Choo! Choo!

By |February 18th, 2010|Why Did You Wear That?|


Dear Juicy Track Suit Wearer,

2001 called, they’d like their velour leisure suit back.


All of us

Seriously, if I see one more chick in the airport… or just in general… wearing a “track suit” as appropriate casual wear, I’m gonna flip. Like Carrie Underwood I just found out my man’s cheating kind of flip. I understand that we all want to be comfy when traveling (especially since not all of us are flying first class and sometimes get stuck in a middle seat sandwiched between two big’uns). Being comfortable does NOT mean that you need to look like you crawled out of a Pound Puppy factory.  Your warm and fuzzy jumpsuit isn’t giving anyone besides you the “warm and fuzzies.” And besides, do you really want the word “Juicy” written across your ass? Nothing about that sounds flattering.

Exhibits A, B, C, and D:


51K2BD361QL__AA280_Eva Longoria


Catching my drift? Remember when Paris Hilton used to live in these things? Do you want to have anything in common with P. Hil (besides her checking account)? Didn’t think so. So, to avoid any second hand embarrassment on my part, let’s get you into something comfortable AND stylish.

Now is one of those times where leggings (not worn as pants) might come in handy.  Layer some leggings with a long tunic and/or yummy cashmere sweater (it gets chilly on those planes). Put on some flat boots (They don’t have to be flat, mind you, I’m just going for comfort. Bravo to you if you want to wear heels) and you’re good to go. Here’s a visual:


(sans lace gloves, obvi. Chanel bag optional).

A few more options if this is still not clear for you:



She’s even making “jeggings” look cool.



The trick is layering. It gives you versatility and you can take on or off depending on temperature and comfort. This is an extreme example, but you get the point (I hope).

I’m about to make this REALLY easy for you…

travel outfit

So Low Long Leggings, $51, Nightcap Clothing Cashmere Poncho Scarf Sweater, $532, Wilt Hi Lo Tank, $86, Ash Pearl Over the Knee Boots, $323.40, Alexander Wang Daphne duffel bag, $623, Carrera Champion Sunglasses, $120

All available at shopbop.com

Bon voyage!



Red Carpet Recap: SAG Awards Red Carpet 2009

By |January 28th, 2009|Celebrity Style, Red Carpet Recap|

Forget the awards, let’s get to the stuff people REALLY care about… the clothes!!!

I hate when critics are too kind to celebrities just because they like them. I get it, she’s America’s sweetheart- blah, blah, blah- but that’s no reason not to tell her her dress is ugly. That’s like not telling your best friend she has spinach in her teeth! Don’t worry, I promise to hold nothing back.

So let’s start off on a good note:

SAG Awards Arrivals