Girl Crush: Free to Be Dree

By |February 8th, 2012|Celebrity Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

Speaking of luscious literary ladies, this beyond gorgeous gal has deeply rooted family history in American Literature.  Granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, Dree Hemingway has made a name for herself and it may have to more to do with her looks than books.  I have a mild to moderate interest in Ernest Hemingway, so when one of my best friends indulged me in visiting the Hemingway Home in Key West back in November, we were intrigued to see family photos including those of Margaux and Mariel Hemingway, Dree’s mom.  Upon further Wikipediaing (is that a verb yet?), we discovered Dree and her sister, the equally lovely, Langley Fox.  It’s hard to believe so many beautiful and interesting people share the same DNA.

But back to my girl crush du jour, Dree.  She’s chic.  She’s understated.  She’s the girl we all wish we were.  The epitome of “Oh, this ol’ thing?  I thought I knew a thing or two about layering, but Dree could even school the Olsens!  It seems I’m not alone in my admiration of this lanky blonde’s style.  You may recognize her from Madewell’s holiday (choose your own adventure) campaign and Sandro tapped her to design a capsule collection for the brand.  With her classica all-American looks and fun free spirit, I get the feeling this is just the begininning for Dree… and there’s plenty more to see.

dree hemingway clothes1. Nightcap Clothing Triangle Sweater Top, $132, 2. Kinross Cashmere Oversize Featherweight Scarf, $132, 3. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Le Orange, $30, 4. Elizabeth and James Swelt Flat Cuff Bootie, $175, 5. Splendid Modal Lycra Maxi Skirt, $79, 6. Marc New York Distressed Asymmetrical Leather Jacket, $298.80, 7. Madewell Rail Straight Jeans, $98.50, 8. Sandro Cleo Paneled Washed Silk Shirt, $285 



Girl Crush: Go Play a Video Game

By |November 2nd, 2011|Celebrity Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

In case you haven’t already been sucked in by her first single, Video Games, this sultry songstress is Lana del Rey.  Though there is much speculation as to whether she is a product of her management and as to where exactly she came from (she was formerly known as Lizzy Grant)- one thing is for sure: girlfriend can sing.  Her sound is like nothing else out there and her voice is utterly intoxicating.  As if her vocal chops aren’t enough, she is strikingly gorgeous with doe eyes and voluptuous lips (also much speculation on those).  Her self described style is “Gangster Nancy Sinatra.”  She sports big hair and big accessories– and in this case, bigger is definitely better.

 1. American Apparel 3D Flower Mesh Jumper, $88, 2. Chaser American Flag Tee, $49, 3. GirlProps Two Finger Nugget Ring, $9.99, 4. Forever21 Twisted Hoop Earrings, $1.50, 5. American Apparel Poly-Cotton 3/4 Sleeve Raglan, $26, 6. Joe’s Jeans 3″ Cut Off Shorts, $83, 7. LipFusion XL, $12.50, 8. Sally Hershberger Supreme Lift, $11.99, 9. Charlotte Russe Flower Duet Headband, $6.50

You the bestest.




Girl Crush: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

By |March 23rd, 2011|Celebrity Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

My what big eyes you have… I’ve loved Amanda Seyfried since she played the dopey Karen Smith in Mean Girls alongside Lady Lohan, herself.  So what a perfect choice she was for the storybook turned mega movie, Red Riding Hood, released earlier this month.  With classic fairytale features, they couldn’t have cast a better beauty for little Ms. Hood.

It doesn’t take much for Amanda to look lovely.  With gigantic green eyes, perfectly porcelain skin, and hair that dreams were made of, it would really be hard for this stunning starlet to look bad.  Her red carpet style is simple, understated, and very sexy.  She knows her legs are her best feature and she isn’t afraid to show them off (smart girl).  During her downtime, Ms. Seyfried can be spotted around town with dog, Finn and her signature sunglasses.  Her style is always effortlessly chic.

1. American Apparel The Wool Cape, $170, 2. Ray-Ban XL Wayfarer, $145, 3. DOMA Detachable Hood Leather Jacket, $598, 4. Brian Atwood Lana Patent Peep Toe Pumps, $525, 5. Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream, $32, 6. Banana Republic Coy Combat Boot, $119.99, 7. Ralph Lauren Collection Ruffle Washed Linen Dress, $1,498, 8. Lanvin Plisse Dress, $1,975, 9. Benefit Dandelion, $28

…The better to see you with, my dear.




Photos via JustJared, TheIapolis

Girl Crush: Full of Glee

By |February 24th, 2011|Celebrity Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

I can not lie, I don’t watch Glee.  However, one young lady keeps showing up on red carpets and catching my attention: Dianna Agron.  Apparently she plays Quinn, a perky and somewhat promiscuous cheerleader and glee club member (again, I don’t follow the show).  With her all American good looks, Agron fits the part of cheerleading queen bee perfectly.  While she pulls off the fresh faced bouncing ponytail look with ease, what really impresses me is the way she transforms herself from pink cheeks and shiny pout to smoky eye and sexy updo.

Agron has managed to merge pretty with edgy.  She pairs classic Chanel couture with smudgy cat eyes and rocker hair.  While she isn’t going to go down in history as a style icon, she is the absolute perfect mix of sugar and spice.

Want to put a little pep in your step?  Try a few of these Agron inspired pieces.  Add her favorite Chanel lipstick and polish to take even your sweetest ensemble to the next level and always be sure to have that good girl glow with Benetint’s Posietint.

Top (L to R): Rebecca Minkoff Rumi Dress, $425, Chanel le vernis Nail Color, $25, Christian Louboutin Rolando Patent Leather Platform Pumps, $695,  Volcom Time Lines Striped Tank Dress, $38, Bottom (L to R): Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Color, $35, American Apparel Plaid Chiffon Double Layered Shirred Waist Skirt, $42, Nanette Lepore Latin Lover Dress, $348, Benefit Posietint, $28




Girl Crush: You Can Ring My Belle

By |February 2nd, 2011|Celebrity Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

A girlfriend of mine BBM’ed me the other day in a total frenzy.  She wanted to tell me about her new girl crush and ask me if having feelings of sheer adoration for a fellow female was normal.  I reassured her that a good ol’ fashion girl crush is NBD (no big deal).  There’s nothing wrong with a little female appreciation.  Hell, we could probably use more of that kind of girl power!

Speaking of girl crushes, WhyDid has one of its own.  I had seen Camilla Belle in photos here and there and had heard her name, but it wasn’t until I saw her wearing that sexy silver Armani dress to a Golden Globes after party that she really caught my attention.  Yowza! Who is that beautiful brunette?  Her classically beautiful features and shiny dark locks are only complemented by her flawless skin and killer stems.  Sigh, I want to grow up and look like her. Though I’m still not clear as to what exactly she is famous for  other than stealing a Jonas brother away from T. Swift (I think she was in A Little Princess – in which case, I’ve definitely seen it), I still think she is a certifiable stunner.

While, the chances of me waking up tomorrow and looking like Camilla are slim to none (I’m banking on none), I’ve compiled a collection of goodies that will have me sharing some of Ms. Belle’s sexy style.  Pops of color, shiny metallics, grey pumps, smokey eyes with a glossy lip, and that gorgeous glowing skin are all pieces to the Camilla pie.  Don’t mind if I do…

Top (L to R): Yumi Kim Sheila Dress, $193, Ungaro Fever Platform Pumps, $235, Beauty in a Box Smoky Eyes Palette, $36, Tarte Vitamin Infused Lip Gloss, $21

Bottom (L to R): L.A.M.B. Chloe Heels, $325, Victoria’s Secret Ruched Cowlneck Dresss, $58, Pleasure Doing Business Metallic Sweetheart Dress, $330, Nars Bronzing Powder, $33,  Keratin Complex Shine, $16

Oh… I’ve just been informed she’s going to be in some movie called From Prada to Nada… well, she’s still pretty.