Friday Frocks: Queen of the Night

By |May 30th, 2014|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

queen of the nightIt’s ironic that someone who spent the majority of her life obsessed with apparel and who threw her very first temper tantrum at the tender age of two over a pair of shoes would rather spend most of her time as an adult wearing as little as possible without catching a charge for indecent exposure.  But the moment the door clicks closed behind me, all bets are off and so are my clothes.  It should come as no surprise then, that when the summer heat kicks into full swing causing me to question whether or not I’m suffering from early menopausal hotflashes, that I will find any means possible to wear what might equate to a tissue’s amount of fabric as a frock.  I’ve been known to wear a nightie to a cocktail party and I don’t see why I should deprive the streets or the city from the same royal treatment… day or night



1. La Perla Lace Trimmed Chemise, 2. Love Haus by Beach Bunny Boyfriend Rib Pocket Chemise, 3. SKIN Sunset Chemise, 4. Skin Oasis Ribbed Cotton Nightdress, 5. Eberjey Lace Trimmed Jersey Chemise, 6. Donna Karan Sleepwear Cotton Batiste Nightdress, 7. Myla London Isabella Babydoll, 8. Free People Relaxed Tiered Ruffle Slip, 9. Hanky Panky Millefleur Print Chemise, 10. NOE Undergarments Alfie Long Slip



Why Did You Wear That: A Short Guide

By |May 14th, 2014|Why Did You Wear That?|

short shortsMemorial Day weekend is just about a week away ushering in the unofficial beginning to summer.  And summer signals the onslaught of short shorts, toned legs, and a lot of happy males.  So, what are this summer’s most coveted short styles?  Everything from a classic pair of blue jeans shorts- cut-off or classic, the return of the skort, and the questionable elongated shorts.  No matter the occasion, there’s a short for that.  Behold WhyDid’s Short Guide for summer.

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Get it, shorty.





Friday Frocks: Festival Friendly

By |April 11th, 2014|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

gypsyThe dress code at Coachella is basically the opposite of the Meatpacking District on a Saturday night.  That’s right, ladies.  Leave your skin tight bandage dresses in the closet… better yet your donation pile.  For an outdoor music festival it’s best to be in something loose and free flowing- something that doesn’t require platform pumps as an accessory.  Why not opt for a frock sure to set your gypsy soul free, even if you aren’t hanging in the desert this weekend.

coachella-dresses1. For Love & Lemons Festival Dress, 2. LOVESHACKFANCY Essential Tie Dye Halter Mini Dress, 3. Anna Sui Morning Glory Cotton and Silk Blend Mini Dress, 4. VAVA by Joy Han Libby Dress, 5. Cleobella Nora Dress, 6. Free People Bib Dress, 7. Free People Relaxed Tired Ruffle Dress, 8. Show Me Your Mumu Bachelorette Dress, 9. Anna Sui Printed Silk Blend Chiffon Mini Dress, 10. Tiare Hawaii Banyan Scoop Back Mini Dress



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Why Did You Wear That: Erin Go Bra the Sequel

By |March 17th, 2014|Why Did You Wear That?|

green lingerie editorialI voiced how I feel about being told to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, but the little lacy loophole in my qualm is a pretty little bit of lingerie.  And in spirit of the Irish phrase, “Erin go bragh,” meaning essentially, “Ireland forever,” let’s slip into something any lucky leprechaun would approve of.  Forget green beer, here are green bras.

green lingerie1. Hanky Panky Retro Bralette, 2. La Perla Volta Underwire Bra, 3. Deborah Marquit Giardino di Fiori Lace Soft Cup Bra, 4. Splendid Banded Bralette, 5. Beach Bunny Satin Lace Bralette, 6. Cosabella Never Say Never Racer Back Bra, 7. XiRENA Tais Bralette in Marlow, 8. Eberjey Veronique Bralet, 9. Agent Provocateur Electra Lace and Tulle Plunge Bra, 10.Free People Galloon Lace Crop Bra



Get lucky.  The Irish did.



Why Did You Wear That: Let’s Keep This Private

By |December 24th, 2013|Why Did You Wear That?|

plaid fashion girlAs mad for plaid as I am?  So are Hedi Slimane of Saint Laurent, Rossella Jardini of Moschino, and Mr. Lagerfeld himself. But if you tossed that old school uniform or it doesn’t quite fit the way it did as a teen, do not fret.  Perhaps it’s time to be the teacher rather than the pupil and there are some very grown up ways to add plaid that are more collegiate than kindergarten.  Let me school you for a moment.  Pop a varsity jacket on with distressed denim and pumps, add a plaid jumper over a turtleneck, or polish off those penny loafers- but never forget your over the knee socks.  (Pro-tip: for cooler climates, layer over the knee socks atop sheer stockings in the same shade or patterned color family).  Pick a piece or two to achieve the look, but don’t go for extra credit by overdoing it.  You should look subtly nostalgic, not like you just stepped out of a time machine.

plaid fashion clothing1. Rag & Bone Raquel Boiled Wood Varsity Jacket, 2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Maya Plaid Wool Skirt, 3. Rag & Bone Beeman Velvet Tassel Loafers, 4. Theory Nikay Catalogue Cotton Blend Dress, 5. Saint Laurent Two Tone Leather Penny Loafers, 6. Missoni Shimmer Stripe Thigh Highs, 7. J. Crew New Schoolboy Brushed Stretch-wool Twill Blazer, 8. Vivienne Westwood Rocket Tartan Mini Skirt, 9. Robert Clergerie Serana Leather Wedge Pumps, 10. Elkin Basset Dress, 11. Gucci Beverly Patent Leather Pumps, 12. Plush Fleece Lined Thigh Highs, 13. J. Crew Wool Varsity Jacket, 14. Free People Lady Macbeth Skirt, 15. Bop Basics V-Neck Cardigan

You’re dismissed. xx, WhyDid