Apr
02
2014
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Why Did You Wear That: Go Away
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

singing in the rainThere was no coincidence or irony involved when the saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” was coined.  Not only has Susan Miller deemed this April as calamitous, we are set for a very literally stormy thirty days.  Weather becomes more unpredictable than the stock market or my PMS and one has no choice but to prepare for battle wearing the right protective armor.  The number or umbrellas that I’ve left behind in a taxi or have been stolen from the courtesy bins at the front of restaurants is innumerable.  My current umbrella, which is up for the taking outside of my front door, is a blue semi broken contraption given to me by a bartender at Bakehouse.  But none of this means you need to navigate the rain looking like a wet rat.  Invest in a sturdy and stylish pair of boots, a tailored waterproof coat, and an umbrella that you’ll be more conscious of keeping safe.

rain-boots-umbrellas

 

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Printed PVC Umbrella, 2. Moschino Printed Umbrella, 3. Hunter Boots Bubble Umbrella, 4. Felix Rey Cityscape Bubble Umbrella, 5. Canada Goose Mirabel Leather Trim Rain Jacket, 6. Adidas by Stella McCartney Hooded Vinyl and Mesh Jacket, 7. DKNY Long Sleeve Trench Coat, 8. Marni Hooded Technical Coated Shell Jacket, 9. Melissa Mood Dust Sparkle Mid-Calf Rain Boots, 10. Le Chameau Paris Rubber Boots, 11. Burberry Holloway Studded Rubber Rain Boots, 12. Hunter Printed Tall Wellington Boots

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Mar
26
2014
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Why Did or Why Don’t: Flat Footed

tevas

Which came first: the Birkenstock of the Teva?  The answer doesn’t actually matter because they are both having fashion reincarnations this spring… much to the joy of some and chagrin of others.  While the Birkenstock reemergence has already been happening on the low for quite some time now, the other favored sandal of the 90′s complete with velcro straps and thick flat soles has just recently filled high end department stores’ and designer boutiques’ shelves.  Brands from Marni to Rebecca Minkoff have embraced and reinvented the functional over fashionable shoe with metallic leather, studs, and colorful embellishments.  While they sure will make traipsing through the city a lot less painful for your feet, I’m not sure about the effect they’ll have on our eyes.

summer sandals1. Marni Metallic Leather Sandals, 2. Vince Brennen Two Band Flat Sandals, 3. Rebecca Minkoff Talia Too Flat Sandals, 4. Isabel Marant Brook Braided Leather Sandals, 5. Balenciaga Pads Riding Sandals, 6.  Dolce Vita Foss Colorblock Sandals, 7. Nicholas Kirkwood Metallic Leather Trimmed Raffia Sandals, 8. Toga Embellished Leather and Suede Sandals, 9. Prada Asymmetric Strap Sandal, 10. Lanvin Holographic Woven Leather Sandals

So, what do you think about Tevas 2.0?

xx,

WhyDid

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Dec
17
2013
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Why Did You Wear That: Clutch Call
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laura-laine-editorial-clutchI normally carry a bag so large it’s a wonder I haven’t exacerbated my adolescent scoliosis.  I mean, one never knows when one may need a notebook, business card, energy bar, or rape whistle (one must always carry a rape whistle).  On evenings out, especially in the northeast when the weather turns to slippery slush and we are relegated to bundling ourselves in massive coats of wool, fur, leather, and cashmere to merely tolerate the bone chilling cold in hopes of drowning our sorrows with overpriced cocktails, space which is already at a premium in a city like New York becomes exiguous.  Sure there are coat checks and clever cubbies cut into the backs of banquettes, but do you really wanna cram your Céline into a dark cavern alongside some chick’s Canal Street knockoff in the off chance that yours will mysteriously go “missing”?  Just like when the meathead at the bar asks if he can buy you a lemon drop, the answer is, “No.”  Instead of carrying your everyday bag that could double as a carry-on (and on occasion has), opt for the handheld version commonly called a clutch.  Just be sure to hold onto it rather than leaving it in a puddle of condensation on the table credit cards et al.

designer clutches

1. Charlotte Olympia Gold Scent Clutch, 2. Saint Laurent Letters Metallic Leather Clutch, 3. Marni Jewel Embellished Clutch, 4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Ravenheart Metallic Leather Clutch, 5. Kotur Margo Animal Print Minaudiere, 6. Claire Vivier Flat Printed Leather Clutch, 7. Serpui Marie Klimt I Clutch, 8. Jimmy Choo The Candy Lip Print Acrylic Clutch, 9. Givenchy Bambi Clutch, 10. Sondra Roberts Scattered Bead Box Clutch, 11. Nina Beaded Heart Box Clutch, 12. ZAC Zac Posen Claudette Scale-Embossed Tassel Clutch, 13. B-Low The Belt Kenzy Clutch, 14.  Santi Floral Sequin Clutch, 15. Mango Crystal and Bead Box Clutch, 16. Jonathan Adler Electra Bond Clutch

 

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Sep
17
2012
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Setting the Mood: Check, Please!
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

flannel shirt editorialWhen you think of flannel, there are a few things that might come to mind:  90′s garage bands, Al Borland, lumberjacks, thick framed glasses sans lenses, Old Spice…  Anyone else getting turned on?  No?

And while I don’t need a man who borrows my beauty products, one thing I don’t mind sharing with my boyfriend is his shirts.  Thankfully, when it comes to flannel, bigger can be better.  The trend could possibly come across as a bit hipster ’cause as our new friend we picked up at Mas (you need to go eat there, by the by) said, “It’s always fall in Brooklyn.”  (He lives there- he’s allowed to say that), but when styled a la glamorous grunge, it is anything but Brooklyn (as seen here)– not that there is anything wrong with that.

plaid accessoriesLNA Cropped Flannel Shirt, $150, Siwy Abbeylee Zip Cropped Pants, $196, Marni Plaid Flannel Covered Leather Loafers, $610, Sauce Puffer Coat, $194

So, put that PBR in a paper bag, lumberjack.  Flannel is back and not just for the Berenstain Bears.

xx,

WhyDid

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Aug
06
2012
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Why Did You Wear That: Black and White and Anything but Boring

black and white rachel bilson emmy rossum sophia bushI have collected quite a bit of clothing during my time on this planet, and while I do have pops of pink and pretty patterns, I always seem to be drawn back to the basics of black or white.  Safe?  Maybe.  I prefer to call it classic, contemporary, even minimalistic.  Pairing black and white might seem obvious or boring, but if done with well tailored interesting pieces, it is anything but your average cater waiter uniform.  Incorporating different textures like lace, leather, satin, or chiffon, will take your look from flat to fully dimensional.  Trust me, no one will mistake you for the hostess at your local Olive Garden.

When you invest in quality pieces, you can mix and match them for all new looks that are anything but boring.

black and white clothing1. Haute Hippie Tuxedo Sleeveless Blouse, $285, 2. Madison Marcus Elegance Lace Pants, $285, 3. BCBGeneration Cielo Pumps, $99.99, 4. Free People Best of Both Worlds Shirt, $118, 5. Marni Contrast Stripe Pants, $550, 6. Ivanka Trump Ginger 2 Pumps, $135, 7. Patterson J. Kincaid Farrow Button Down Blouse, $168, 8. Pins and Needles Lace Mini Skirt, $39, 9. McQ Alexander McQueen Two Tone Leather Ankle Boots, $665, 10. Alice by Temperley Lottie Lace Appliqued Top, $330, 11. Karl Pacey Faux Leather Mid-Rise Skinny Pants, $200, 12. Jimmy Choo Abel Pointed Patent Leather Pumps, $495

Simple as black and white.

xx,

WhyDid

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