Dec
27
2013
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Friday Frocks: Hot Under the Collar

collared dresses peter pan saint laurentOne of the most noteworthy numbers sent down this Fall ’13′s runways was the plaid Peter Pan collared frock from Saint Laurent.  Encapsulating just enough of the 90′s grunge while maintaining the sweetness of a babydoll silhouette, this dress becomes a classic contradiction.  Valentino and Louis Vuitton also sent very similar styles down the catwalk.  A perfect day to night dress that will transition effortlessly from cubicle to club by trading in flat boots for spiky Mary-Janes or strappy pumps, letting your hair loose and cranking up the smokey eye.  A perfect perfect mixture of sugar and spice- ain’t that nice?

dress with collar1. Alice + Olivia Courtnee Combo  Cuff Dress, 2. RED Valentino Polka Dot Peter Pan Collar Dress, 3. Sea Combo Silk Dress, 4. Victoria Beckham Peter Pan Collar Ottoman Mini Dress, 5. Cooperative Contrast Collar Babydoll Dress, 6.Motel Narla Cross-Back Dress, 7. Maje Eponyme Chiffon Paneled Stretch Jersey Mini Dress, 8. Charles Henry Collared Colorblock Dress, 9. One & Only x Urban Renewal Collared Babydoll Dress, 10. Elkin Noon Dress

xx,

WhyDid

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Dec
20
2013
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Friday Frocks: 2013- Fun While It Lasted
Written by: WhyDid | Friday Frocks

nye partyThe hardest decision you will be forced to make in 2013 is probably what to wear while bidding it adieu.  Oh?  You spent 2013 choosing a graduate school, getting engaged, and curing cancer?  Well, the last eleven months have been slightly less impressive for me.  I still have two halfway written novels collecting dust, a never ending to-do list, and a closet that’s needed to be cleaned out since 2011.  We’ll chock this one up to reacclimating to the East Coast.  Writing this post has actually just sent me into a miniature shame spiral much like when Facebook keeps asking if I’d like to see my year in review.  No.  Absolutely not.  I lived it.  No need to do it again.

But back to what really matters in the grand scheme of life and what will be posted all over your Facebook timeline come January 1st… your party dress!  While some still feel that the last night of the year is the best and most appropriate time to wear a dress strictly constructed of sequins, others feel the onslaught of nausea and would prefer the “anti-sparkle dress.”   I straddle the middle, but am more likely to wear sequins to Duane Reade on a random Tuesday to buy toilet paper than for a specific occasion that calls for them.  That said, there is a happy ending in all of this and its name is metallics.  I think a metallic frock is a much more modern take on shine than the oh so standard sequins.  So, look for something laced with lurex or punched up with patent to get the look sans gagging.

Hm… now that I’ve taken all the trouble out of finding something to wear, now you’ve got an even harder decision?  Who will you plant those luscious lips on at the stroke of midnight?

metallic gatsby dresses nye

1. Jonathan Simkhai Colorblock Boucle Dress, 2. Capitol Couture by Trish Summerville Laser Cut Patent Leather Dress, 3. Oh My Love Metallic Surplice Dress, 4. Opening Ceremony Hope Deep V Dress, 5. Roland Mouret Malha Lamé TTD, 6. KNT by Kova & T Backless Metallic Halter Dress, 7.Milly Laminated Flare Dress, 8. Sass & Bide Here & Now Beaded Silk Minidress, 9. Free People Golden Chalice Maxi Dress, 10. Motel Cherry Pie Metallic Mesh Top Dress

On to the next.

xx,

WhyDid

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Dec
06
2013
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The List: Fifth Year Recap
Written by: WhyDid | The List

kirsten smith street styleLooking back over this past year’s posts, I thought a couple of things: 1. I don’t post nearly enough, 2. I can’t believe all of that happened in one year.  While at times it feels as if I’m not moving forward at all, taking a minute to look back (which every inspirational quote on Instagram would tell you not to do- I’m a rebel), I can see that even though it may be at a snail’s pace, I have certainly been chugging along through this thing called life.  My self awareness will now beseech me to make some changes to how I’ve been handling a few things, but I must take a not so modest moment to grin with pride about what I have accomplished by revisiting a few of my favorite posts from this blog year.  I hope you enjoy… and what were some of your favorites?

  1. Why Did You Wear That: Little in the Middle
  2. WhyDid Wisdom: I Don’t.
  3. Setting the Mood: Goth Goes Glam
  4. Why Did You Wear That: Fall Overhaul
  5. WhyDid Wisdom: Standards, Get Some.
  6. Weekend Playlist: Guest DJ, Jenn Seracuse
  7. Friday Frocks: You’re My Babydoll
  8. Why Did You Wear That: The Witching Hour
  9. WhyDid Wisdom: When Your Fixer Upper Becomes a Human Wrecking Ball
  10. WhyDid Wisdom: Crazy is Contagious

xx,

WhyDid

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Nov
08
2013
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Friday Frocks: Lil Bit of This, Lil Bit of That
Written by: WhyDid | Friday Frocks

Every woman, no matter her age, lifestyle, or body type must own the perfect LBD.  At times, a simple black frock can seem a bit dull, but there are some easy ways to add interest to an otherwise standard staple.  To avoid falling flat, texture can be a crucial part of keeping your LBD from being run of the mill.  Leather, lace, or a combination of the two will take you from standard to standout.  In a classic shape or something more au courant, the basic little black dress has never looked better.

leather lace dresses1. Madewell Leather Dress, 2. Lovers + Friends I Heart Babydoll Dress, 3. Alice + Olivia Shelly Leather Trimmed Dress, 4. HELMUT Helmut Lang Half Leather Dress, 5. Nightcap Clothing Florence Lace Dress, 6. Roberto Cavalli Lace and Stretch Jersey Dress, 7. Thakoon Addition Cutout Midriff Leather Dress, 8. Stylestalker TLC Dress, 9. Maje Deraphine Lace Paneled Jersey Dress, 10. Nicholas Leather Racer Paneled Dress

 xx,

WhyDid

 

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Oct
25
2013
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Friday Frocks: Sweater Dressing
Written by: WhyDid | Friday Frocks

To me, there is no better thing than being able to look pulled together while feeling as if you are lounging in your oldest holiest sweats.  The perfect way to achieve this style nirvana is by acquiring a sweater dress… or many of them.  Be it cashmere, merino wool, or cotton blend, sweater dresses come in all shapes, colors, and patterns making it quite possible to wear one each and every day of the week.  Perfectly suited for a day at the office or a weekend brunch with friends, this knit number is as versatile as it is comfortable.  With tights, over the knee boots, and a leather jacket, no one will ever accuse you of being frumpy.

knit dresses1. 360 SWEATER Zana Sweater Dress, 2. Remain Intarsia Knit Sweater Dress, 3. kensie Stripe Cotton Blend Sweater, 4. Tess Giberson Intarsia Collage Sweater Dress, 5. Matthew Williamson Knitted Sweater Dress, 6. Jonathan Simkhai Pixel Sweater Dress, 7. Tibi Intarsia Cotton and Modal Dress, 8.Temperley London Honeycomb Dress, 9. French Connection Stripe Sweater Dress, 10. Maison Martin Margiela Paneled Wool Sweater Dress

xx,

WhyDid

 

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