Setting the Mood: Vortex- The Escape

By |January 6th, 2014|Setting the Mood|

winter inspiration boardHappy Monday– and welcome, polar vortex.    While literal deadly cold temperature descend on most of the country, the west coast seems to have been spared.  So, I’ll leave out the fact that I’m writing this in my sports bra with the sliding glass doors open ’cause that would just be cruel.  Speaking of complete and utter sadism, forcing one to leave the toasty confines of his or her home just to enter a few numbers in an excel sheet and return banal emails seems completely unreasonable.  Sadly, not all executives share my exemplary work ethic and therefore many of you have braved the vortex bundled in winter’s bulkiest wares.  And while you may think there’s no other way to survive such flesh freezing temperatures without resembling that of the Michelin Man in said puffer coat and Uggs, it is actually possible to look wonderful in a environment resembling less than a storybook Winter Wonderland.

fur accessoriesKarl Donoghue Belted Shearling Trimmed Leather Coat, Gucci Rabbit and Leather Earmuffs, Eugenia Kim Elodie Rabbit Gloves, Lanvin Asiatic Raccoon One Sleeve Stole

See ya when it’s over. xx, WhyDid

Gift Guide: Technically Speaking

By |December 11th, 2012|Gift Guide|

pile of gadgetsFor the friends who aren’t going to squeal over cashmere mittens or a brand new eyeshadow palette, try delving into gifts from the 2st century.  You don’t even have to be a geek to appreciate tech these days.  Show me someone who isn’t Tweeting or texting and I’ll show you a pole dancing turtle.  It’s a whole new era, my friends.  Even our parents have iPhones and kids we used to babysit are liking our photos on Instagram.  So, why not gift some gadgets that’ll make it easier for them to connect.  Hey, I travel with an iPhone, iPad, Mac, camera, and dog.  I’m TSA’s dream.

holiday tech gifts1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Critter Gloves, $68, 2. Alexander Wang Prisma iPad Case, $375, 3. Juicy Couture Faux Fur Earmuff Headphones, $98, 4. 2GB Crystal USB Flash Drive Bracelet, $31.00, 5. J. Crew Printed Backup Battery for iPhone, $39.50, 6. Holga iPhone Lens Filter Kit, $19.99, 7. Jagger Edge Hang Fire iPhone Case, $138, 8. Jonathan Adler Smart Phone Dock, $48, 9. Koostik Wooden Amplifier, $100






By |December 20th, 2009|Somethin for the fellas|

As I’ve mentioned before, winter is the perfect time for coupling up.  So I have decided to go ahead and make it that much easier for you to find your very own snow bunny.  I, myself, had forgotten how hilarious and ridiculous the dating scene is.  I will refrain from going into detail to save myself and respective parties from any further embarrassment. Anyway, below are some good cold weather dating activities along with the appropriate attire for each (obviously).

Gliding right along- Ice skating followed by some yummy hot chocolate really can’t go wrong (unless, of course, you break your leg). You can basically find an ice skating rink in most cities (barring you live in Hawaii- and then you’re just out of luck).  Make a plan to rent skates and glide (or tumble) around the rink together.  It’s always good to participate in a physical activity with a date (gets those endorphins going), it gives you a good reason to hold hands, plus it’s the perfect excuse to wear earmuffs. Enough said.  Don’t forget to bundle up. This is one of the times leggings are fully appropriate (as long as your cha cha is covered). American Apparel makes a great “winter weight” legging that is extra warm. Make sure to get some fun (warm) socks, festive scarf and fingerless gloves to accessorize.

product_thumb.phpWhite Fox Fur Earmuffs, $49.95

(**NOTE- these are the earmuffs that led me to find Fur World)

Game Night- Seriously, my friends probably want to tell me to shut up since I suggest this every chance I get. Yes, I love to play games. I think there is something incredibly sexy about people using their brains and competing (all in good fun) against each other. Plus, you will find out early on if he’s a “cheater.” Incorporate delicious warm drinks and snacks and it’s a perfect evening. Also good for group dates or introducing mutual friends in a non-awkward manner. We once stumbled upon a couple playing dirty Scrabble, it was so good we had to snap a photo. Much harder than it looks, btw. For a night like this, look casually comfortable, yet pulled together in skinny jeans and a soft form fitting sweater. Be sure to wear cute socks since you will probably be playing in someone’s home and some people are lunatics when it comes to footwear in the home.


Nothing hotter than some salsa- Salsa dancing, that is. It may be freezing, but you can work up a sweat taking some sexy dance classes with your date. Trick yourself into thinking you are south of the border while dancing the night away to salsa music. After your lesson, test out your new-found skills at a local salsa club with some margaritas. Strap on a swingy skirt or dress and don’t forget to tuck your heels into your bag so you can switch out of your snow boots.

bbdak2005312867_p1_v1_m56577569831837883_254x500BB Dakota Violet Skirt, $80

Pick your poison- Go wine tasting! What’s cozier than sipping on Pinot Noir and learning about different types of wine (pardon my lack of wine knowledge- obv, no one has bothered taking me on this educational journey)? Get a driver and visit different local wineries. Purchase your favorite bottle as memorabilia (or just pop the top on the way home). For this, I recommend wearing some type of footwear that will prevent you from breaking your neck should you taste too many wines and become a bit tipsy.

For you singles, perhaps these date ideas will help you secure some NYE arm candy. Happy dating!




Why Did You Wear That: Warm, Fuzzy Feelings.

By |November 13th, 2009|Somethin for the fellas, Why Did You Wear That?|

I was actually in the middle of writing a completely different blog, when I stumbled upon something that I knew I MUST share. After googling for fur earmuffs, I stumbled upon a little gem of a website called Fur Hat World. (I will probably receive a phone call from PETA after this…) I will now share with you some of my favorite finds from said website. You are very, very, VERY, welcome in advance.

product_thumb-5.phpWhy build a snowman when you can BE one?


You’re not seeing spots…. That’s right, those are rhinestones.

product_thumb-4.phpKeep warm on your paper route, folks.

product_thumb-6.phpBecause you just NEVER know when you may need a pink leather hat.

product_thumb.phpI have to apologize for not including the fur scrunchie in my original post. Please forgive me.

Oh, and don’t worry, fellas… there are hats for you too!!

product_thumb-2.phpWho needs a toupee when you have a fur hat like this?

product_thumb-3.phpTake your next “Pimp and Ho” party to the next level…


And for my very favorite, the coup d’etat… (brace yourselves)



This is what happened to the coyote who ate Jessica Simpson’s maltipoo, Daisy.

There were just SO MANY to choose from that I could only select a few of my favorites, but you could probably go ahead and waste a good hour to an hour and a half perusing all of the amazing choices of fur headgear.  Enjoy.



**NOTE: WhyDid and its affiliates do not endorse the wearing of large fur hats by the general public.  This is NOT to encourage you to buy any of the above hats. I sincerely hope I NEVER see any of you wearing ANY of these items. Thanks.