Friday Frocks: Jump At the Chance

By |July 18th, 2014|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

jumping jumpsuit whydidTechnically not a frocks… because, well, they’re not dresses, jumpsuits are panted versions of the maxi dress.  A jumpsuit can be both casual and comfortable as well as silky and sleek.  Whether you opt for uptown or down, just fair warning: it’s going to be a struggle in the bathroom.  Allow for extra time and be prepared for angry, full bladdered women to anxiously sigh while repeatedly interrupting your bathroom break with angry knocks as you try to free yourself from straps, belts, and other accoutrements.  That aside, jumpsuits are kind of like wearing very stylish onesie pajamas out in public without attracting public scrutiny, plus you don’t need to bother shaving.  Jump at the chance to wear one this weekend.

jumpsuits rompers1. Tbags Los Angeles Convertible Jumpsuit, 2. Rory Beca Ludo Jumpsuit, 3. Jen’s Pirate Booty Borobudur Jumper, 4. Diane von Furstenberg Shany Printed Silk Jumpsuit, 5. Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen Tank Drawstring Jumpsuit, 6. ISSA Valerie Jumpsuit, 7. J. Crew Collection Spike Printed Silk Jumpsuit, 8.Flynn Skye Not Just a Jumpsuit, 9. Charlie Jade Sleeveless Jumpsuit, 10. Mara Hoffman Printed Stretch Modal Jumpsuit



Why Did You Wear That: Weekend Warrior

By |May 22nd, 2014|Why Did You Wear That?|

hamptons luxury linerAs summer and steamy weather welcomes its way into our lives, so do summer Fridays and weekends away.  A girlfriend and I chatted away while she packed for an exotic trip to Morocco and we laughed about how we were responsible packers and every man’s dream as we weren’t likely to pack every pair of shoes we own to match the six extra outfits that we brought “just in case.”  Well, except for that one trip I took last summer wherein my entire bag broke due to sheer weight and I was berated for the rest of the week about it.  That was not only irresponsible packing, but irresponsible dating.  And as Hemingway once stated, “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”  But that is neither here nor there because more likely than not we will all be escaping the city at some point and we must have the proper bag to pack along with some travel accessories to keep our jewelry and cosmetics in check.

weekend bag1. Graf & Lantz Duffel Bag, 2. Stella McCartney Noemi Kenya Cotton Canvas Tote, 3. Lipault Paris Frame Wheeled 20″ Bag, 4. Mara Hoffman Divine Weekend Bag, 5. MCM Medium Stark Weekender, 6. Tumi Packing Cube, 7. Gift Boutique Jewelry Travel Box, 8. Anya Hindmarch In Flight Neon Patent Leather Travel Case, 9. Sophie Hulme Textured Leather Cosmetics Case, 10, Marni Printed PVC Cosmetics Case, 11. Flight 001 Go Clean Lingerie Bag, 12. Deux Lux Amalfi Weekender, 13. Rachael Ruddick RR Traveller, 14. Clare V Grand Duffle Textured Leather Bag, 15. Stela 9 Luna Weekender Bag, 16. Eddie Harrop The Voyager Studded Leather Weekend Bag



Why Did You Wear That: A Short Guide

By |May 14th, 2014|Why Did You Wear That?|

short shortsMemorial Day weekend is just about a week away ushering in the unofficial beginning to summer.  And summer signals the onslaught of short shorts, toned legs, and a lot of happy males.  So, what are this summer’s most coveted short styles?  Everything from a classic pair of blue jeans shorts- cut-off or classic, the return of the skort, and the questionable elongated shorts.  No matter the occasion, there’s a short for that.  Behold WhyDid’s Short Guide for summer.

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Get it, shorty.





Friday Frocks: Aye Mami!

By |May 2nd, 2014|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

mexico fashionIn order to attend a fiesta, one must be ready to stand up, stand out, and salsa… or at least consume some.  The best kind of frocks for fiestas happen to be colorful and embellished- two things that terrify most black uniformed New Yorkers.  Fear not, colorphobes.  I’m not talking quinceanera kind of couture.  Think casual, perfectly paired with strappy, flat leather sandals, big hoops, a stack of bangles, and a taco.  En fuego.

fiesta-dresses1. Candela Coco Maxi Dress, 2. Vix Swimwear Agra Pia Short Dress, 3. MICHAEL Michael Kors Strapless Broderie Cotton Voile Dress, 4. VAVA by Joh Han Deanna Off the Shoulder Dress, 5. Diane von Furstenberg Chios Macramé Cotton Blend Dress, 6. Collettte by Collette Dinnigan Daisy Dots Broderie Anglaise Voile Dress, 7. d.Ra Sayuri Dress, 8. Mara Hoffman Fitted Tank Dress, 9. Etoile Isabel Marant Bloom Woven Cotton Blend Mini Dress, 10. Camilla V Neck Asymmetrical Hem Dress



Friday Frocks: Cover. Up.

By |March 7th, 2014|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|


All seasoned spring break babes know that the only part of your poolside wardrobe almost as important as the bikini is the coverup.  And maybe your shades, but let’s stick with the former.  The coverup must be more than your shredded denim shorts and American Apparel tank top.  To be truly beach chic and to separate the amateurs from the pros, a bathing beauty should have a coverup (or four, depending on vacation duration) that is both casual and elegant, a look that says, “Oh this old thing?” while embodying a Gucci ad.  Besides, they won’t let you in the restaurant without a shirt.

swim coverups1. Eberjey Natalya Dress, 2. Mara Hoffman Garlands Printed Chiffon Coverup, 3. Luli Fama Tequila Y Sal Cabana Dress, 4. Ella Moss Belle Floral Tunic, 5. Bettinis Crochet Fringed Dress, 6. Love Quotes Shiva Coverup, 7. Caffe Mini Caftan, 8.RVCA Wanderlush Coverup, 9. Charlie by Matthew Zink Zebra Print Silk Georgette Caftan, 10. Maaji Coverup