Dec
31
2013
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Why Did You Wear That: Cocktail Hour
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

nail art ringsThe one garnish certain to undoubtedly make a drink that much more chic with each clink of the glass is one that you bring to the party yourself.  No, you aren’t going to tote a jar of bleu cheese stuffed olives in your Prada to the next party.  This garnish is right at your fingertips… well, really just your fingers.  The fastest way to add extra bling is by slipping on a cocktail ring while sipping on a cocktail or two.  Originally made popular during the prohibition era as a kind of flamboyant “eff you”, the cocktail ring later became popular with single ladies who wore giant jewels on their right ring fingers as a sign of independence.  Being a woman looking forward to planting a kiss on no one other than her pooch this year, I like the idea of a cocktail ring in that context.  But whether you’re single or attached, there’s nothing wrong with adding an extra rock for cocktail hour.

rings cocktail hour1. Bijoux Heart La Terr D’Or Gold Plated Swarovski Crystal Ring, 2. Elizabeth and James Northern Star Cabochon Ring, 3. IPPOLITA Mother of Pearl Clear Quartz and Sterling Ring, 4. Gemma Redux Mood Ring, 5. Vanessa Mooney The Purple Haze Ring, 6. Anita Ko 18 Karat Gold Diamond Ring, 7. Kelly Wearstler Myra Ring, 8. Scott Kay Recessed Cross Ring, 9. Maison Martin Margiela Double Faux Diamond Ring, 10. AERIN Erickson Beamon Gemstone Cocktail Ring, 11. Alexis Bittar Mirrored Citrine Ring, 12. Gurhan Pandora Hammered 24 Karat Gold Amethyst Ring, 13. Monserat De Lucca Drunk Sober Ring, 14. Jade Jagger Diamond Disco Ball Ring, 15. Jacquie Aiche Moonstone Diamond and 14 Karat Rose Gold Ring, 16. Lanvin Borneo Gunmetal Tone Swarovski Crystal Ring

 

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Jan
15
2013
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Setting the Mood: Go Shorty…
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

birthday inspiration boardI love birthdays.  I love them the way most normal people love Christmas or Thanksgiving.  Not only do I love celebrating mine, but I also love celebrating those of others.  Perhaps it’s because it is one special day that is all yours (except that you share it with 19,178,082 on average…) or perhaps it is one great excuse to corral all of your nearest and dearest into one room to have a good time and catch up.  Who can say “no” to a birthday invite?

When I look back on birthdays past (minus last year), they are some of my most treasured moments.  Even though some of the people in the pictures have changed year after year and some have remained consistent, I smile when I think about those fun filled days and nights and am so thankful to have another day on this planet.  Plus, I really like cake.  And presents.  Speaking of which, have you picked out mine yet?  Three day shipping should get it here by Friday, FYI.  (Let me know if you need my shipping address).

Ippolita Disc 18 karat Gold Diamond Drop Earrings, $5,000Jimmy Choo Rob Pruitt Cayla Embellished Patent Leather Clutch, $1,350Sophia Webster Lana Embellished PVC and Suede Sandals, $535Kiki De Montparnasse Chantilly Lace Bra, $350 and Chantilly Lace Thong, $225

So, what does every girl need to make her feel special on her birthday other than friends and cake?  In my expert opinion, once you’ve secured your birthday frock, a little bling, some killer shoes, shiny clutch, and perfect underpinnings are precisely what you need to get the party started and keep it going.

And a pony wouldn’t hurt.

xx,

WhyDid

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Aug
07
2011
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Look for Less: Teen Queens

Sunday night Hollywood’s hottest headed to the 2011 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles.  While this isn’t quite the Met Costume Gala and may be frowned upon by the fashion elite, I always like seeing the fresh young faces in more casual, carefree attire.  This year, the stunning starlets certainly did not disappoint.  Below are a few of my favorite looks.  I’ve recreated each to show you that looking red carpet ready is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Blake Lively in Gucci, Christian Louboutin, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels

1. Boulee Serena Dress, $209, 2. Ivanka Trump Pinkette Leopard Pumps, $135, 3. House of Harlow 1960 Gold Triangle Drop Earrings, $100

Nina Dobrev in D&G (dress and clutch), Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, jewelry by Ippolita


 

1. Paul & Joe Sister Gingham Bandeau Dress, $193.94, 2. Nine West Glowing Platform Pump, $89, 3. Poppie Jones Mini Turnlock Clutch, $19.95

Lucy Hale in Giuseppe Zanotti wedges

1. Rebecca Minkoff Claudia Dress, $129.99, 2. Alexander Mc Queen Suede Finned Wedge, $1,050, 3. Kora Black Horn Inlay Ring, $145

xx,
WhyDid


Photos via Just Jared

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Jul
11
2011
2


Setting the Mood: California Dreaming
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

Coming from New York, Los Angeles never really grew on me.  Tried as I did, I just couldn’t get into it.  Not even the perfectly placed palm trees or toned tanned skin could sway me.  I just didn’t jive with the City of Angels.

That is, until I moved up the coast to San Francisco.  Isn’t it funny how one thing can make you appreciate another?  Needless to say, after yet another freezing cold (not kidding- it’s 40 something degrees today) grey Monday, I can’t help but yearn for sunshine and convertibles.  I would even tolerate the bebe clad girls of Hollywood and Affliction t-shirted douchebags of yore for just one sun filled afternoon and a reason to slip on my Oliver Peoples.

But alas, I must endure the city by the bay for just a little while longer…

xx,

WhyDid

Chemise: Jenny Packham, $1,325

Shoes: Christian Louboutin, $995

Earrings: Ippolita, $1,795

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Feb
01
2011
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Why Did You Wear That: A Touch of Turquoise

Seems that the stars of Hollywood have a new best friend.  Recent red carpets reveal that the gals are trading in their diamonds for a much more colorful stone in their accessories.  The first notable turquoise appearance was on Blake Lively when she wore it to the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards Gala back in January.  The pop of unexpected color works especially well with jewel tones, crisp whites, and warm citrus hues.  So next time your ensemble seems a bit lackluster, why not add some color with a touch of turquoise.

L to R: Max and Chloe Primadina Turquoise Single Ring, $220, Lauren by Ralph Lauren Turquoise Teardrop Necklace, $78, Kenneth Jay Lane Cabochon Bangle, $150, Ippolita Rock Candy Drop Earrings, $850

L to R: Jose and Maria Barrera Turquoise Teardrop Earrings, $240,  Jose and Maria Barrera Long Pendant Necklace, $1,025, Kendra Scott Pop Some Bubbly Cocktail Ring, $75, Jose and Maria Barrera Multi Strand Turquoise Bracelet, $490

xx,

WhyDid

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