Jun
18
2012
0


Setting the Mood: Out East
Written by: admin | Setting the Mood

hamptons new yorksweater: Topin Hamptons Pullover, $64, necklace: Marina Fehr 18K Rose Gold Plated Hamptons Necklace, $295, sandals: Brian Atwood April Suede Espadrille, $355, shorts: J. Crew Printed Cotton Twill Shorts, $60, sunglasses: Carven Anastasie Flip Up Sunglasses, $360

Every summer New Yorkers flee the hustle and bustle of the big city to sit in hours of traffic only to arrive in the Hamptons where they can rub elbows with the same folks they did back in the Big Apple.  And while it may seem silly to spend over four hours (if you’re lucky) of travel time to and from Manhattan’s version of weekend summer camp, there certainly is something to be said for fresh air, swimming pools, and pretty people.  I do believe the Hamptons are why summer Fridays were even invented.

So, whether your scene is sweating and socializing under the big white tent at polo, sipping Andre Balazs rose and table dancing at Sunset Beach, or just kicking off your sandals and relaxing at The Surf Lodge, the look is (or should be) casual elegance.  This is what makes it easy to spot the locals versus the visitors.

Now hop on the jitney or your seaplane, and see you out there.

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Mar
30
2012
2


Friday Frocks: Something’s Off… White

girl on a bikeRemember the silly little antiquated rule about not wearing white before Memorial Day?  Well, I’m fairly certain once that pesky groundhog gives the go ahead, it’s fair game.  Still not sure if it’s too soon?  Okay, fine.  So you haven’t headed out to the Hamptons yet and the rose has yet to be put on ice and your skin may or may not still resemble a reel of paper.  Got it.  Until then, why not muster up the courage in a shade slightly less stark than pure white?  Slipping into something cream, eggshell, bone, whatever you want to call it, is a great way to transition into summer without looking totally overzealous.  Plus, to be quite honest, it’s much more flattering on 90% of all skin tones.

off white dresses1. Joie Helga Chiffon Dress, $298 , 2. Jenni Kayne Cutout Gown, $750, 3. Juicy Couture Cotton Blend Lace Shift Dress, $180, 4 .Eternal Sunshine Creations Maxi Dress, $194, 5. One Teaspoon Whisperer Crochet Mini Dress, $200.54, 6. Beyond Vintage Blouson Lace Gown, $328, 7. James Perse Cotton Blend Stretch Jersey Dress, $195, 8. Torn by Ronny Kobo Eva Lace Maxi Dress, $238, 9. Bec & Bridge Snap Dragon V Dress, $302, 10. Parker Pleated Cami Dress, $308

Seriously though, is it ever too early for rose?

xx,

WhyDid

image via Fashionising

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Nov
08
2011
2


Why Did You Wear That: Sweater Legs

There’s no more denying it.  Fall is here.  Sayonara Indian Summer.  It’s time to stash your denim cut offs and strappy stilettos and bring your cozy cashmere and babe worthy boots to the front of the closet.  It’s no secret how I feel about wearing leggings as pants, but there’s nothing more comfortable than slipping into a knit tunic and leggings.  My favorite kind of leggings are those of the sweater type.  You may not have ever heard of such a thing, but they’re out there… and they are somewhat life changing.   Why should your torso have all the fun?

An oversized knit hat and tie dyed scarf are two accessories that bring this look full circle.  Also, What better reminder than a symbol of your favorite summer vacation hotspot?  This bracelet courtesy of Marina Fehr, takes me back to many warm summer nights spent at Surf Lodge and Sunset Beach.  So, even when the air gets chilly, at least I’ll remember that summer is only a couple seasons away.  Here’s to wishful thinking.

1. Cris Cashmere Blend Exposed Seam Tunic, $132, 2. Free People Globe Trotter Leggings, $68, 3. Portalano Black Cashmere Knit Beret, $27, 4. Marina Fehr Yellow Gold Diamond Hamptons Bracelet, $225, 5. Costume National Molly Wedge Booties, $533.40,

 

xx,

WhyDid

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Jun
11
2009
1


WhyDid Wisdom: Dressing for the Sexes

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This is going to be half fashion advice, half love advice. Brace yourself, I’m not sure you’re going to love what I have to say, but sometimes, the truth hurts.

Last weekend I had the pleasure of eating at the new Hamptons eatery, Georgica. While the food was AMAZING (basically everything on the menu had truffles involved somehow), the crowd wasn’t exactly my speed.  If you’re a woman in her mid twenties to mid thirties, this is probably not the place for you. If you are a guy in your late twenties to early forties, this is your dream come true.  Seated directly to our right, was a table full of girls in their early twenties (if legal at all).  While the guys at our table (my bf included) were pretty happy about this, the women at the table weren’t as enthusiastic. A couple of the girls at their table had on some ridiculous outfits that only a 20 year old could wear (this included a skirt more like a tutu).  There was one that stood out from the group.  She was wearing something very, very simple, but very effective (in catching a male’s attention).  She had on a “Herve-like” black skirt, tight white tank top, and high heels. Someone (female) at the table asked, “Why would you wear that?”  She received a response (male) of, “Because she can.”

This is a classic example of what I have talked about before in regards to males’ and females’ perspective on what makes a good outfit. While we, as women, think that having on the latest and greatest trend makes us stand out, it’s lost on a man.  Women tend to dress for other women, which is totally fine, but don’t get upset when your boyfriend/husband checks out the woman who is dressing for men.  This is going to sound totally sexist, but if you don’t want your man eyeing the other goods, be the hottest one there.  Granted, if your man has a ridiculous wandering eye, you may want to re-evaluate your situation altogether.  I’m just saying that a “typical” male will notice another beautiful woman from time to time (don’t act like you haven’t winked a cute bartender before). I know some women who hate on the ladies who are playing up their assets yet they aren’t playing up their own. Just because you are taken, doesn’t mean you can get lazy. Keep your man on his toes and deck yourself out from time to time. Trust me on this one.

jpers2022512397_prod_zoom_front_v1_m56577569831640800_sx201_James Perse Long Tank, $45

0488216600045r__a1_300x400Vince Ponte Pencil Skirt, $185

pelle2000611409_prod_zoom_front_v1_m56577569831502289_sx201_Pelle Moda Vicious Two Piece High Heel Sandal, $137.20

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xx,

WhyDid

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