Jan
06
2014
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Setting the Mood: Vortex- The Escape
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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

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Dec
09
2013
1


Setting the Mood: Happy Holla-Daze
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

christmas fashion editorialWhile some of you were busy posing both literally and figuratively at Art Basel in Miami, I was busy dealing with personal crises and preparing this week’s posts chocked full of gift guides that will make your holiday shopping less painful than some of those exhibitions at Basel.  Now that we’ve actually made it past Thanksgiving, it’s time to start thinking December 25th- not post Halloween like some of you overanxious overachievers thought.  It’s no secret that Christmas music is like nails on the chalkboard to me, but I will appease my holly loving, twinkle light enthusiast, overly festive friends.  So, get ready to stuff your stockings, kids.

christmas sweaterTibi Reindeer Intarsia Cotton Blend Sweater, Charlotte Olympia Jinble Bell Dolly Velvet Platform Pumps, Eugenia Kim Lolita Floral Embellished Headpiece, Charlotte Olympia Ginger Metallic Patent Clutch

 

Merry flippin’ Christmas.

xx,

WhyDid

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Dec
02
2013
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Setting the Mood: The Days of Our Lives
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

whydid blogThis week’s theme is going to be a little something called evolution.  And, no, not evolution in the Darwinian way because my father would disown me and besides, it’s much more romantic to believe we were specifically created rather than spawned from algae turned angiosperms.  What I’m talking about is the day to day changes that shape, create, and formulate the special little creatures who have become and who we will be.  I couldn’t have imagined what my day would be like one year ago, and I certainly couldn’t imagine what I would be doing right this moment five years ago when I started WhyDid.com (formerly WhyDidYouWearThat.com).  The way I dress today, let alone, the woman I am, is not something I could have predicted, but for better or worse it is exactly who I am- and for that I’m thankful.

whydid-must-haves-fashion-blogCapitol Couture by Trish Summerville Girl on Fire T-Shirt, Kotur Make Your Own Minaudiere Satin Clutch, By Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad Eau de Parfum, Inez and Vinoodh Oxidized Silver Pearl Necklace

 

Who are you?

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Nov
11
2013
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Setting the Mood: Life in Plastic
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In a world full of fakes, who needs any more plastic than what’s already out there?  There are very few things made of plastic that I can honestly endorse: Barbies, credit cards, Legos, and breasts.  Interestingly enough, it would appear that many designers have revisited this once shunned material in the form of accessories and outerwear.  This time around, wearing plastic and PVC look more sophisticated than the run of the mill Missy Elliot music video.  To add sheen to an otherwise casual outfit opt for plastic rather than pearls.

Charlotte Olympia Royal Pandora Perspex ClutchGianvito Rossi Metallic Leather and PVC PumpsCarven Plastic Coated PulloverUNIF Spectrum Bag

It’s fantastic.

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Nov
04
2013
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Setting the Mood: Sugar and Spice
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

leather and laceOn more than one occasion I’ve been called a paradox; a walking contradiction.  At first glance you may think you could quickly delegate me to one box, but after a conversation and cocktail, you may be moving me to another.  And just when you think you’ve got me figured out, look out for that curve ball because it’s coming.

I don’t like predictability and following the herd makes me more than uncomfortable.  I think there’s much to be said for mixing things up and keeping people guessing, especially when getting dressed.  This is precisely why leather and lace are the perfect complement to one another.  While lace could be overly feminine or somewhat sexy, leather is tough enough to tip the scales from prissy to powerful.  A head to toe leather look would have you reminiscent of catwoman and all over lace could land you somewhere between a Victorian and 80′s Madonna.  However, when the two are combined, the look is lethal.

DKNY Leather Paneled Lace Top, Saint Laurent Leather Bra Top, Karl Lagerfeld Delphie Coated Leather Mini Skirt, Mason by Michelle Mason Leather Trimmed Lace Dress

xx,

WhyDid

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