Dec
24
2013
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Why Did You Wear That: Let’s Keep This Private
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

plaid fashion girlAs mad for plaid as I am?  So are Hedi Slimane of Saint Laurent, Rossella Jardini of Moschino, and Mr. Lagerfeld himself. But if you tossed that old school uniform or it doesn’t quite fit the way it did as a teen, do not fret.  Perhaps it’s time to be the teacher rather than the pupil and there are some very grown up ways to add plaid that are more collegiate than kindergarten.  Let me school you for a moment.  Pop a varsity jacket on with distressed denim and pumps, add a plaid jumper over a turtleneck, or polish off those penny loafers- but never forget your over the knee socks.  (Pro-tip: for cooler climates, layer over the knee socks atop sheer stockings in the same shade or patterned color family).  Pick a piece or two to achieve the look, but don’t go for extra credit by overdoing it.  You should look subtly nostalgic, not like you just stepped out of a time machine.

plaid fashion clothing1. Rag & Bone Raquel Boiled Wood Varsity Jacket, 2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Maya Plaid Wool Skirt, 3. Rag & Bone Beeman Velvet Tassel Loafers, 4. Theory Nikay Catalogue Cotton Blend Dress, 5. Saint Laurent Two Tone Leather Penny Loafers, 6. Missoni Shimmer Stripe Thigh Highs, 7. J. Crew New Schoolboy Brushed Stretch-wool Twill Blazer, 8. Vivienne Westwood Rocket Tartan Mini Skirt, 9. Robert Clergerie Serana Leather Wedge Pumps, 10. Elkin Basset Dress, 11. Gucci Beverly Patent Leather Pumps, 12. Plush Fleece Lined Thigh Highs, 13. J. Crew Wool Varsity Jacket, 14. Free People Lady Macbeth Skirt, 15. Bop Basics V-Neck Cardigan

You’re dismissed. xx, WhyDid

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Dec
13
2013
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Gift Guide: Oh, Man. Another Gift Guide.
Written by: WhyDid | Gift Guide

christmas male modelsIt is with great relief that the only men in my life that I have to worry about this holiday season are my brothers, my father, Smitty, and a handful of guy friends (by handful, I mean like three).  Luckily for me, most of them will be perfectly content with a simple well wish and maybe a bottle of Fireball (talking to you, Andy Smith).  And it’s a good thing I am single this year, because not only would I not be able to afford a thing after Smitty’s most recent trip to the vet (more on that later), but it would appear by my selections below that I’d be dating a cross between Don Draper and Al Borland… which actually would be an upgrade from some of my exes who probably would have been happy with hand mirrors, toy helicopters, and a vat of Scotch large enough to drown in. gifts for men

1. Baxter of California Shave 1.2.3 Kit, 2. R2-D2 Soy Sauce Dispenser, 3. Golf Ball Monogrammer Set, 4. J. Crew Dog Print Pocket Square, 5. Cashmere Earflap Baseball Hat, 6. Royce Leather Eyeglass Box, 7. Acqua di Parma Collezione Barbiere Razor & Brush, 8. Salvatore Ferragamo Angolino Lizard Money Clip Wallet, 9. Stag Decanter, 10. Levtex Mr Right Pillow, 11. Pocket Multi Tool

 Yo, where’s the mistletoe? xx, WhyDid

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Dec
11
2013
1


Gift Guide: My Kinda Girl
Written by: WhyDid | Gift Guide

paper dollTraditionally, I’ve divided up my gift guides by price point, but I decided to shake things up this year by organizing by personality.  Now, there is no way on Earth anyone could possibly classify all women into five categories- unless that person was looking to face several million pissed off estrogen fueled females.  However, I’ve chosen five pretty broad categories that should be fairly helpful when shopping for your friends, sisters, mothers, and significant others.  Whether she loves all things shiny or her fingers can’t be pried from her smartphone, there’s something here for just about any woman.  And since I’ve taken all of the grunt work out of your holiday shopping (you’re welcome), all you’ve got to do is figure out what kind of gal you’re shopping for.  (If you can’t do that, I can’t be held accountable- but a helpful hint?  We’ve all probably got a little bit of each one inside of us).

The Jet-Setter

gift guide travel1. Cashmere Travel Cushion and Eyemask Set, 2. The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada, 3. Lanvin Set of Two Rubber Luggage Tags, 4. Global Chalkboard Map, 5. Skyroll Wrinkle Free Luggage Carrier, 6.Everlane Reverse-Denim Weekender

The Homebody

gifts for home1. Wildfox Gatsby Summer Night Zip Hoodie, 2. Zuzu Flame Tray & Glass Set, 3. Chelsea Market Cookbook, 4. Current/Elliot The Perfect Sweatpants, 5. Reiko Kaneko Drip Tease Mug Set, 6. Candy Stripe Woven Throw

 The Girly Girl

 

gift guide girls1. J. Crew Jeweled Cuff, 2. Jonathan Adler Unicorn Salt & Pepper Shakers, 3. Princess Decanter, 4. Amethyst Stone Jewelry Box, 5. Saint Laurent Metallic Leather Continental Wallet, 6. Skin Hooded Alpaca Blend Robe

The Fitness Queen

gift guide fitness1. Nike Studio Wrap Pack, 2. MICHI Luna Leggings, 3. Everlast Boxing Glove, 4. Nike FuelBand SE in Rose Gold, 5. Wake Up Workout Cropped Top, 6. T by Alexander Wang Rainbow Cotton Terry Shorts

The Techie

gift guide tech1. Jawbone JAMBOX Portable Wireless Speaker, 2. Jonathan Adler On the Go Charger, 3. Jordan Carlyle Deco Drip iPhone 5/5s Case, 4.
Bop Basics Cashmere Texting Gloves, 5. Moschino Bear Headphones, 6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Techno Lynne Faux Patent Leather Laptop Case

Get used to hearing, “thank you.”

xx,

WhyDid

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Jul
22
2013
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Setting the Mood: Playing the Field
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

athletic editorialI’m not even going to pretend I like sports.  I am not the girl you’re going to see at a bar cringing her way through a beer wearing her “team’s” jersey shouting profanities at the referee’s calls.  I’m just not.  The only “sport” I played in highschool was tennis and I was terrible at that.  Oh, and there was that one time I thought running track would be fun.  It wasn’t.  However, I can get down with the athletic look.  Way chicer than Umbros and far more pulled together than sweats, designers have put their own spin on sports.  The varsity jacket has been reinvented and you don’t even have to date the quarterback to score your own.  Track pants and shorts that are acceptable to wear well past practice.  Sneakers and a Slimane jersey will have you rooting for the home team.

J. Crew Leather Sleeved Denim Varsity Jacket, Le Plus Dores Team Slimane Jersey, Tibi Spectator Silk Crepe de Chine Track Pants, Supra Skytop Triangle Plus Sneakers

Get in the game.

xx,

WhyDid

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Jun
12
2013
1


Gift Guide: Who’s Your Daddy?
Written by: WhyDid | Gift Guide

I’ve already bragged about what an amazing mom I have, but hold on… because I also happen to have the best father, friend, and male role model that a woman could ask for.  I have been truly blessed to have the relationship that I do with my dad.  I often wish that everyone was as fortunate as I am.  I do not, for one moment, take that for granted.  Basically, my only “daddy issues” are finding a man who could come remotely close to the kindness, character, and intelligence of Dick Smith.

That said, no gift could even come close to summing up my gratitude, but it’s worth a shot, right?  Here’s the thing about dads, they are always so busy taking care of everyone else (nope, not just mom), that they tend to skimp on themselves.  For instance, my dad likes to wear the same shoes he’s had for the last decade, because ya know, they still work.  I tried to replace them.  That went over like a lead balloon.  Just remember that men tend to be practical, so extravagant gifts aren’t necessarily key– and he does not, under any circumstance, want another tie.

1. Fitbit One Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker, 2. Cuisinart Tabletop Gas Grill, 3. The Art of Shaving Full Size Kit, 4. WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Kansai Computer Portfolio, 5. Tumi USB Travel Adapter, 6. J. Crew Cashmere V-Neck Sweater, 7. Car Shoe Leather Driving Shoes, 8.The James Bond Archives

 

xx,

WhyDid

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