Setting the Mood: Double Up On Denim

By |November 26th, 2014|Setting the Mood|

denim on denim fashion editorialIf you live in America, you own a pair of jeans.  For whatever reason, this time of year feels very “Americana” to me.  The only thing I own more of than crop tops is denim.  Once I found a brand and style I liked, I bought it in every available color and/or pattern.  When it comes to cold weather, I start at the bottom (much like Drake), as in my jeans and then build my outfit around them.  This is why I often complain to my friends about having no tops.  But that is neither here nor there, as let’s talk about you and your denim needs.  Whether it’s the perfect pair of jeans, a chambray shirt, or a beaten up jean jacket, be sure to slip into something that feels more American than apple pie.

denim accessoriesRag & Bone Boyfriend Distressed Denim JacketKoku Viva Denim ClutchThe Laundress Denim Care SetMiu Miu Crystal Embellished Denim Pointed Toe Flats



Setting the Mood: How Very American

By |April 21st, 2014|Setting the Mood|

denim day fashion editorialThere is nothing more American other than maybe our flag, apple pie, or childhood obesity than denim.  A long time fashion staple that started off as casual and has since gone couture, every man, woman, child, and sometimes dog has and should own a pair of well fitted jeans.  Beyond being a closet staple, April 23, 2014 marks this year’s Denim Day (so be sure to slip into your favorite pair to show your support).  I had never actually heard of this event until this year, but I most certainly will be taking part- because standing up for what you believe is also very American.  So, with that said, this week will be dedicated strictly to denim.


A Denim Story: Inspirations from Bellbottoms to BoyfriendsAurélie Bidermann Takayama Cotton and Shell BraceletGianvito Rossi Denim PumpsMiu Miu Denim and Leather Mini Satchel



Setting the Mood: Blue Jeans, White Shirt

By |July 29th, 2013|Setting the Mood|

denim fashion editorialThere are times when I gaze into my closet like it’s the great abyss.  Just like there are times when I stare blankly at my computer screen with my fingers poised on the keyboard, but not a thing to type.  The fact of the matter is, I tend to over complicate things.  Overthink them.  And so when I start to feel the sweat prickling on my skin as the stress sets in, I take a deep breath, and murmur to myself, “Keep it simple, stupid.”  You see, when a women has a few staple pieces in her wardrobe, she can count on them like she can count on the rain after a blowout and her monthly visit from auntie Flo.  By having a perfectly fitting pair of jeans, a fresh white t-shirt, crisp white blouse, and a gently destroyed pair of denim shorts, there is no occasion (except for black tie) that she cannot concur.  Depending on the woman, event, and accessories, the most simple pieces, American classics, can take you from daytime down time to dinner, drinks, and possibly dancing.

J Brand 485 Luxe Sateen Midrise Skinny Jeans, T by Alexander Wang Classic Jersey T-Shirt, Splendid Voile Shirt, Rag & Bone Mila Distressed Denim Shorts

Sealed with a K.I.S.S.



Pure “Jean”ius

By |April 16th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Oh shopping for jeans… It can be so painful.  I would say jeans and bathing suits rank as two of the most traumatic things a woman can shop for.  I remember missing the matinee for Titanic (how fitting) with my mom after a bad afternoon of jean shopping years ago.

But alas, that’s where the new store Farinelli’s comes in.  Catering to both men and women, they have every pair of sexy jeans you’ve ever dreamed of.  From Citizen to to Current/Elliot to Nudie you are sure to find the perfect pair (or two) for your figure.  *Bonus points- While they are still a newbie (aka hidden gem) you might actually  have a shot of being able to get the latest styles in your size! **Bonus Bonus points- Farinelli’s is a one stop shop. Once you’ve found your new booty hugging pair of jeans continue browsing their selection of sexy “date tops” (as I like to call them).

Example of perfect date outfit:


Maloom Silky Top w/ built in bra (love that!), $148


Joe’s Chelsea jean, $174

You can shop online or if you’re located in the DC area, you can stop into the store and get the best kind of customer service, “brutal honesty.”


2839 Clarendon Blvd.

Arlington, VA 22201


Phew! And just in time for the weekend Farinelli’s is giving WhyDid readers 30% off all women’s clothing when you enter “whydid” as your discount code.


***Bonus Bonus Bonus points- Free ground shipping!

Don’t say I never did anything for you!