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By |November 15th, 2014|Why Did You Wear That?|

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Friday Frocks: Lil Bit of This, Lil Bit of That

By |November 8th, 2013|Friday Frocks|

Every woman, no matter her age, lifestyle, or body type must own the perfect LBD.  At times, a simple black frock can seem a bit dull, but there are some easy ways to add interest to an otherwise standard staple.  To avoid falling flat, texture can be a crucial part of keeping your LBD from being run of the mill.  Leather, lace, or a combination of the two will take you from standard to standout.  In a classic shape or something more au courant, the basic little black dress has never looked better.

leather lace dresses1. Madewell Leather Dress, 2. Lovers + Friends I Heart Babydoll Dress, 3. Alice + Olivia Shelly Leather Trimmed Dress, 4. HELMUT Helmut Lang Half Leather Dress, 5. Nightcap Clothing Florence Lace Dress, 6. Roberto Cavalli Lace and Stretch Jersey Dress, 7. Thakoon Addition Cutout Midriff Leather Dress, 8. Stylestalker TLC Dress, 9. Maje Deraphine Lace Paneled Jersey Dress, 10. Nicholas Leather Racer Paneled Dress




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Why Did You Wear That: Toot It and Boot It

By |October 16th, 2012|Why Did You Wear That?|

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You know what I like almost as much as cashmere sweaters, puppies, and unicorns?  Boots!  A great pair of boots (or twenty) makes winter and the impending arctic ice storms (almost) bearable.  In addition to the standard short black bootie, knee high boots, and riding boots, there are four trend heavy boots I’ve picked up on for this fall…and you should too.  Toss one (or two, or three, or four) of these styles into your regularly scheduled program to kick things up a bit (had to).

boot trends fall 20121.  MICHAEL Michael Kors Rosalyn Booties, $139.50,  2. Gucci Lace Up Leater Ankle Boots, $760, 3. Sam Edelman Lace Up Platform Booties, $225, 4. Seychelles Suede Lac Up Ankle Boot, $130, 5. Ash Nevada Ankle Boot, $295, 6. Alexander McQueen Studded Leather Ankle Boots, $1,185, 7. Frye Jenna Disc Short Booties, $348, 8. Deena & Ozzy Stud Moto Boot, $89,  9. Sam Edelman Keegan Tassel Booties, $225, 10. Christian Louboutin Pouliche 70 Fringed Suede Boots, $2,195, 11. 7 for All Mankind Mirage Fringe Ankle Boot, $325, 12. Carlos by Carlos Santana Ringo Boot, $149.95, 13. KORS Michael Kors Wayland Bootie, $325, 14. Isabel Marant Dicker Suede Ankle Boots, $565, 15. Dolce Vita JuJu Suede Ankle Boot, $119, 16. Madewell The Barnwood Booties, $198

Boot, scoot, boogie.



WhyDid or Why Don’t: Jam Packed

By |August 22nd, 2012|Why Did or Why Don't?, Why Did You Wear That?|

back to school backpacksSpeaking of the end of summer, looks like school’s back in session.  And even if you aren’t actually headed back to class, it seems that backpacks are making a bit of a comeback for fall.  You may remember the tiny backpacks of the mid-90’s having a moment (oh, yes you do, Cher Horowitz), but this rendition is a bit bulkier and crafted in leathers and coated fabrics rather than canvases and corduroys… meaning you might actually be able to fit more in them than lip gloss and a tampon.  Dare I say even a real— book?!  And while these aren’t your run of the mill Jansports, I’m not sure I can get on board with the book bag look.

backpack purse trend1. Topshop Studded Denim Backpack, $70, 2. Alexander Wang Marti Backpack, $850, 3. Theyskens’ Theory Vera Backpack, $695, 4. Rag & Bone Coated Backpack, $275, 5.3.1 Phillip Lim Drop Down Backpack, $995, 6. Madewell Leather Backpack, $248, 7. Topshop Large Washed Clip Backpack, $72, 8. Pierre Hardy Leopard Print Suede Backpack, $1,650, 9. MCM Backpack Stark, $850, 10. Foley & Corinna Simpatico Backpack, $450,

What do you think?  Will you be tossing your tote for a backpack?




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Girl Crush: Free to Be Dree

By |February 8th, 2012|Celebrity Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

Speaking of luscious literary ladies, this beyond gorgeous gal has deeply rooted family history in American Literature.  Granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, Dree Hemingway has made a name for herself and it may have to more to do with her looks than books.  I have a mild to moderate interest in Ernest Hemingway, so when one of my best friends indulged me in visiting the Hemingway Home in Key West back in November, we were intrigued to see family photos including those of Margaux and Mariel Hemingway, Dree’s mom.  Upon further Wikipediaing (is that a verb yet?), we discovered Dree and her sister, the equally lovely, Langley Fox.  It’s hard to believe so many beautiful and interesting people share the same DNA.

But back to my girl crush du jour, Dree.  She’s chic.  She’s understated.  She’s the girl we all wish we were.  The epitome of “Oh, this ol’ thing?  I thought I knew a thing or two about layering, but Dree could even school the Olsens!  It seems I’m not alone in my admiration of this lanky blonde’s style.  You may recognize her from Madewell’s holiday (choose your own adventure) campaign and Sandro tapped her to design a capsule collection for the brand.  With her classica all-American looks and fun free spirit, I get the feeling this is just the begininning for Dree… and there’s plenty more to see.

dree hemingway clothes1. Nightcap Clothing Triangle Sweater Top, $132, 2. Kinross Cashmere Oversize Featherweight Scarf, $132, 3. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Le Orange, $30, 4. Elizabeth and James Swelt Flat Cuff Bootie, $175, 5. Splendid Modal Lycra Maxi Skirt, $79, 6. Marc New York Distressed Asymmetrical Leather Jacket, $298.80, 7. Madewell Rail Straight Jeans, $98.50, 8. Sandro Cleo Paneled Washed Silk Shirt, $285