Aug
27
2013
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Why Did You Wear That: Don’t Sweat the Technique
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

The quote above from Karl Lagerfeld has been passed around the internet faster than an Anthony Weiner dick pic. And while I first snickered when I saw it, I couldn’t help but wonder what Karl might think about one of this fall’s must have items: the sweatshirt.

I can just picture him fanning himself with leather glove clad hand whilst flipping through September’s issues. But put down the paper bag, big K. These aren’t the Champion sweatshirts of gym class past. Nor are they the Juicy Couture velour tracksuits that I was certain were the fashion apocalypse. This season’s reincarnations feature more structured silhouettes, lace insets, and little details that will have you sweating them, not sweating in them.

When worn with the skinniest of skinny jeans, leather leggings, or a pleated skirt rather than their fleeced counterparts, the sweatshirt is more fabulous than frumpy.

1. T by Alexander Wang Crew Neck Sweatshirt, 2. Helmut Lang Leather and Wool Sweatshirt, 3. By Chance Jenna Oversized Sweatshirt, 4. A.P.C. Atelier de Production et Création, 5. Chaser Nat Geo Logo Sweatshirt, 6. Kenzo Striped Lining Cotton Sweatshirt, 7. Wildfox Basic Baggy Beach Sweatshirt, 8.Theory Janelo Long Sweatshirt, 9. Funktional Discovery Sweatshirt

xx,

WhyDid

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May
21
2013
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Why Did You Wear That: Hats What’s Up.
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

You have invested a small fortune in your skin and there’s no need to cancel that all out by roasting in the sun like a California raisin.  Sure, sunblock and sunglasses help protect against a gnarly sunburn, but why not come with the wrinkle fighting trifecta by adding a huge hat?  I don’t mean like J. Lo or Kim Kardashian, heavens no.  There are ways to pull off a humongous hat without looking like a pretentious poser and this is one of those times that it’s completely fine to throw a little shade.  Now, don’t be mistaken.  A hat doesn’t make SPF obsolete, but does help deflect those harmful UVA/UVB rays decreasing your chance for skin cancer and premature aging.  Bonus perk?  Hides those unruly, humidified hairs of yours.  Bless all of you with straight tresses, but I’m not in that camp, so look for me in a big ol’ sunhat by the beach.

1. Juicy Couture Oversized Straw Hat, 2.Forever 21 Straw Bowler Hat, 3.Eugenia Kim Bianca Feather Trimmed Straw Fedora, 4.Staring at Stars Woven Floppy Hat, 5. Rag & Bone Braided Beach Visor, 6. Sensi Studio Toquilla Straw Panama Hat, 7. Bop Basics Thick Raffia Continental Hat, 8. Eugenia Kim Marie Visor, 9. Christys’ Hats Bowler Hat, 10. Maison Michel Virginie Grosgrain Fedora

Hats what’s up.

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Dec
11
2012
1


Gift Guide: Technically Speaking
Written by: WhyDid | Gift Guide

pile of gadgetsFor the friends who aren’t going to squeal over cashmere mittens or a brand new eyeshadow palette, try delving into gifts from the 2st century.  You don’t even have to be a geek to appreciate tech these days.  Show me someone who isn’t Tweeting or texting and I’ll show you a pole dancing turtle.  It’s a whole new era, my friends.  Even our parents have iPhones and kids we used to babysit are liking our photos on Instagram.  So, why not gift some gadgets that’ll make it easier for them to connect.  Hey, I travel with an iPhone, iPad, Mac, camera, and dog.  I’m TSA’s dream.

holiday tech gifts1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Critter Gloves, $68, 2. Alexander Wang Prisma iPad Case, $375, 3. Juicy Couture Faux Fur Earmuff Headphones, $98, 4. 2GB Crystal USB Flash Drive Bracelet, $31.00, 5. J. Crew Printed Backup Battery for iPhone, $39.50, 6. Holga iPhone Lens Filter Kit, $19.99, 7. Jagger Edge Hang Fire iPhone Case, $138, 8. Jonathan Adler Smart Phone Dock, $48, 9. Koostik Wooden Amplifier, $100

BRB, LOL!

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Nov
13
2012
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Setting the Mood: Sleep Tight
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

fashion pajamasThis time of year, when the weather goes from pleasantly crisp to shockingly cold, it’s quite easy to want to just throw in the towel, err… cashmere blanket, and just stop caring about what you wear.  It’s even quite likely that you’ve completely given up on putting yourself together and leaving the house at all.  I’ve found that I now prefer a pleasant night in rather than a raucous night out.  Not to mention, my razor blade refills have become fewer and fewer.  Pretty soon Smitty is going to think I’m fair game.  That said, there really is no reason to be a complete and utter hot mess.  There’s gotta be a happy medium between comfy sweats and club slut… right?

As I sat having dinner with friends at Barbuto on Saturday night (that glass garage door makes for fantastic people watching), in addition to the gentleman in the grey knit cap who walked by over ten times and was clearly casing the joint (or my friends), we were astonished at the parade of Paul Frank printed flannel pajama pants.  Come.  On.  Hello Kitty printed pants aren’t okay in Wal-Mart and they sure as heck aren’t welcome on the streets of the West Village.  When designers sent pajama inspired looks down the runways, I doubt Spongebob was what they had in mind.  I live in a neighborhood that is so trendy, I have to up my game when merely running to the corner deli.  Sure, I’m just on a TP run, but the rest of you are gearing up for stylish dinner dates and tequila shots at Tortilla Flats.  So, whether you’re staying in or heading out, pull yourselves together, girls.

pajamas trend

Eberjey Gisele PJ Set, $115Elle Macpherson Intimates Dunescape Stretch Satin Pajama Pants, $80Juicy Couture Sleep Shirt, $98,Equipment Avery Brushed Silk Pajama Set, $470

Don’t let the bed bugs bite.

xx,

WhyDid

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Aug
27
2012
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Why Did You Wear That: Hats Off To You

hatsSummer may very well be on its way out, but that hasn’t stopped a few stylish celebrities from shielding themselves from the last bits of sun with their favorite headwear.  Whether they’re trying to be inconspicuous (yeah, right) or hide a bad hair day (dirty hairy), they all look quite chic from morning til midnight in everything from fedoras to a standard straw hat.

sophia bush style1. Mod Cloth Fedora-ble Hat, $17.99, 2. Rachel Zoe Devon Pintuck Dress, $450, 3. Alexander Wang Textured Leather Fold Over Clutch, $545, 4. Splendid Sanford Oxfords, $98

rumer willis style1. Juicy Couture Two Toned Cropped Fedora, $68, 2. Splendid Florence Striped Cotton Blend Top, $68, 3. Current/Elliot The Gam Shorts, $117.60, 4. Alexander Wang Distressed Leather Ankle Boots, $625

michelle williams style1. Brixton Louella Hat, $40, 2.  Cosabella Peacock Camisole, $121, 3. Velvet Bambi Native Pants, $108, 4. Matt Bernson Jack Strappy Flat Sandals, $72.50

Hats off to you, ladies!

xx,

WhyDid

 

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