May
19
2013
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Why Did You Wear That: Ugh, Send me the Bill-I’m Bored.

Sure was a good thing that I spent the afternoon reading and napping, cause I am not sure I’ve ever been so bored by an awards show.  The Billboard Music Awards was so slow moving I was left wondering if everyone was handed a Xanax on their way in to their seats.  And that’s not really where my questions end.  Are they actually giving out awards at this thing and is it co-sponsored by Zuhair Murad?  PSY was nominated for multiple awards in the rap category?  Tupac just rolled over in his grave.  Was lip syncing a requirement? Are some of these stars gunning for a spot on next season of Dancing with the Stars?  Did everyone’s invitation get lost in the mail? (Mine did).  Where’s Rihanna when you need her?

Drop crotch leather pants, unicorn t-shirts, body slamming- and no, I’m not describing my weekend.  Ke$sha was looking, well, not like Ke$ha in an ensemble that leads me to believe she just came straight from the pool at Wet Republic.  I understand this isn’t the Oscars, let alone the Met gala, but it was such slim pickings on the “blue carpet” that I nearly threw in the towel and smashed my guitar halfway through watching.  But alas, no one likes a quitter, so here are my picks for best, worst, and WTF?! of the night.

Platinum Bound:

Selena Gomez in Atelier Versace, Taylor Swift in Zuhair Murad, Miley Cyrus in Balmain, Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Going Gold:

Alyssa Milano, Kelly Rowland in Rami Al Ali, Stana Katic, Kimberly Perry

Carly Rae Jepsen in Dyanthe, Emmy Rossum in Zuhair Murad, Ke$ha in Givenchy, Jennifer Morrison in Kristian Aadvenik

One Hit Wonders:

Nayer, Z Lala, Jenny McCarthy, Ariana Grande

Maybe I need to take up an instrument.

xx,

WhyDid

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May
08
2013
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Would You Wednesday: Barely There Britches
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did or Why Don't?

celebrity sheer chiffon pantsFirst it was the see through skirt.  Now it would appear that the sheer madness has spread right on over to pants.  Celebrities have been seen sporting the look from the red carpet to the courtroom.  I’m undecided on the idea as I can see it coming off as quite airy and fun for summer and a great alternative to the maxi skirt, but seeing Lindsay Lohan and Ke$ha trying out the trend makes me want to call the whole thing off.

1. Helmut Lang Mandala Print Pants, 2. L*Space Coachella Pants, 3. Forever21 Leopard Print Chiffon Pants, 4. Emilio Pucci Paneled Wide Leg Pants,, 5. Vince Sheer Slim Pants, 6. Stella McCartney Embroidered Organza Pants, 7. Enzo Costa Chiffon Zip Pants, 8. Wes Gordon Ghost Pants

xx,

WhyDid

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Jul
02
2012
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Setting the Mood: There Will Be Fireworks
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

fireworks flags happy 4thEver pick up the newspaper…. who am I kidding, who reads newspapers.  Ever look at your Twitter newsfeed and after scanning the headlines think to yourself, “Dang it, I’m pretty psyched to be an American.”?  Yeah, I think that sometimes too.  Other times, I’m ready to flee the country, but today isn’t going to be one of those days.  Today we are going to celebrate and channel all that is fabulous about the good ol’ U S of A… and find ways to wear it.  That’s right, we are doing all things stars, stripes, blue, red, and white.

celebrities wearing flagsBack around Memorial Day, the trend of sporting patriotic style made its debut and seems that since then, being proud to be an American only became that much more on trend.  Well, as it turns out, this week we commemorate our great country’s independence and I really can’t think of a better time to get your patriotism on.

flag apparel

Haute Hippie American Flag Shorts, $195Blue Life Boardwalk Pocket Tee, $75, Converse All Star American Flag Hi-Top, $55Forever 21 American Flag Cropped Top, $12.80

There will be fireworks.

xx,

WhyDid

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Jun
30
2011
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Beauty Buzz: Birds of a Feather
Written by: WhyDid | Beauty Buzz

Alright… this has been going on for a while now.  I tried to overlook it hoping it was just a fluke and it would go away if I didn’t acknowledge it.  You know- kind of like when you’re a little kid and you think “If I can’t see you, you can’t see meeee!”  Well, unfortunately, that just didn’t happen.  It seems that the feather hair extension is here to stay… at least for the summer.

I’m not really sure who can be credited with starting this fowl (get it? fowl?) trend.  Was it Ke$ha? Was it Steven Tyler?  Does it really matter?  Here’s a rule of thumb: If Steven Tyler is doing it, you probably shouldn’t be.  Pirate braids are one thing, but feather extensions is where I draw the line, dammit!  However, if you’re going to jump off the bridge (I mean, all your friends are) below is a snazzy little hair accoutrement:

Sultra Feather Hair Accent, $25

Or perhaps you’d rather go the homemade route (because are you really going to spend 25 bucks on a feather?).  Try this awesome DIY feather extension.

So whattya think? Will you be sporting the feather extension this summer?

xx,

WhyDid

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Dec
16
2010
2


WhyDid Wisdom: Own It, Guuuuuuuuurrrrl.
Written by: WhyDid | WhyDid Wisdom

The other day, someone asked me how old Ke$ha is and I didn’t know. So, of course, I had to look it up (I hate not knowing). While I found out that Kesha Rose Sebert is a mere 24 years old, I also learned some other fun facts about her. Kesha was raised by a single mother who was just barely able to get by. Kesha’s upbringing was so meager that the family relied on welfare and foodstamps for a period of time.  As I kept reading Kesha’s Wikipedia entry, I became more and more intrigued by her. I hadn’t really felt one way or the other about her until I realized that Kesha is not only smarter than she lets on, but she owns who she is and where she came from.  She’s strange, vulgar, and a little bit off her rocker, but all of those things make her who she is.

This, of course, got me to thinking.  Not many people are very comfortable with who they are.  It seems now that our culture is obsessed with being “fabulous” and keeping up the “right” appearance.  Our generation has racked up billions in credit card debt trying to “pop bottles” and wear the right shoes, right bags, right jeans. We want to drive the right cares and live in the right zip code. I just have one question: who’s to say what’s “right”?

Thanks to reality shows and people like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian who are rich and famous for no good reason, people everywhere are just chasing the dream.  Heaven forbid you work hard to earn your living.  We are all pretending we’re on an episode of MTV Cribs or something.  Why can’t we just be happy with what we already have rather than maxing out the plastic trying to buy new identities? I have news for you. You aren’t Lauren Conrad and this isn’t The Hills.

When people ask me where I’m from, I tell them Wheeling, West Virginia. Glamorous? No. But I am proud of it and it’s part of who I am. Believe it or not, most people (who realize that West Virginia is actually a state and not just the western part of Virginia- see diagram below) are intrigued and start asking lots of questions.

It took a while for me to learn to accept all of the things that society tells me aren’t ideal about myself.  I’m never going to look like Marisa Miller, I probably will never own my own jet, and not even autotune is going to land me a hit single.  My brother, who is an artist, once told me I had a good face for painting because it is “unique.”  Before I could smack him, he explained that people with perfectly symmetrical faces are less interesting and easily forgettable.  Why do you think the world was so outraged when Jennifer Grey got a nose job? Same thing with Ashley Tisdale. Sometimes, the things that are “wrong” with us are the things that people find most interesting and attractive.  Everyone is trying to so hard to be different, yet trying to fit in one mold.

If everyone was the same- looked the same, liked the same things, dressed the same, had the same beliefs, the world would be an incredibly mundane place. So, instead of trying to change all of your so called flaws, why  not embrace them? Own it, girl.

xx,

WhyDid

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