Setting the Mood: Happy Holla-Daze

By |December 9th, 2013|Setting the Mood|

christmas fashion editorialWhile some of you were busy posing both literally and figuratively at Art Basel in Miami, I was busy dealing with personal crises and preparing this week’s posts chocked full of gift guides that will make your holiday shopping less painful than some of those exhibitions at Basel.  Now that we’ve actually made it past Thanksgiving, it’s time to start thinking December 25th- not post Halloween like some of you overanxious overachievers thought.  It’s no secret that Christmas music is like nails on the chalkboard to me, but I will appease my holly loving, twinkle light enthusiast, overly festive friends.  So, get ready to stuff your stockings, kids.

christmas sweaterTibi Reindeer Intarsia Cotton Blend Sweater, Charlotte Olympia Jinble Bell Dolly Velvet Platform Pumps, Eugenia Kim Lolita Floral Embellished Headpiece, Charlotte Olympia Ginger Metallic Patent Clutch


Merry flippin’ Christmas.



Why Did You Wear That: To the Max

By |March 26th, 2012|Look for Less, Why Did You Wear That?|

spring 2012 maxi dressesThe maxi dress is nothing new, but that’s okay.  It’s still a closet and transitional season must have.  A maxi is great for running errands in a simple pair of flat sandals and tote or can be dressed up with heels and sparkly jewels.  Maxi dresses are a win for all parties involved.  It’s like getting to wear your pajamas all day long and no one can really say anything cause you look so stunning and you never run the risk of exposing your “Britney.”  Striped, solid, floral, tribal… you really can’t go wrong.  Check out how these chic starlets styled their maxis and re-create the look yourself for that oh-so-effortless maxed out look.

ashley macklowe1. Ella Moss Printed Maxi Dress, $188, 2. Ettika Clustered Gold Black Leather Bracelet, $75, 3. bebe Noah Platform Sandals, $84.99

nicole richie maxi dress miami1. Cosabella Anouck Maxi Dress, $200, 2. House of Harlow 1960 Jordana Sunglasses, $125, 3. DKNY Textured Leather Shoulder Bag, $375, 4. Aldo Brendle Simple Flat Sandals, $56.40

alessandra ambrosio maxi dress1. Ella Moss Stained Glass Maxi Dress, $248, 2. Ray-Ban Large New Wayfarer, $125, 3. Blank NYC Vegan Leather Jacket, $74.99, 4. Mossimo Supply Co. Ona Ballet Flats, $14.99





Guest Post: In the Black

By |December 22nd, 2009|Guest Blogger, Vintage Vixen|

After receiving this message from a friend via Twitter, I got to thinking…

*anonymous* -Um “hip&cool” New Yorkers…let’s discover a new look besides all black. I do it 2, but its overwhelming walk in a party & all look the same. 10:12 PM Dec 10th from UberTwitter

Living in NYC, I have come to find that the word that sums up this crazy city is -BLACK. Everyone has a signature uniform. Black bottoms, black top, black coat. Coming from sunny Miami, I am flabbergasted by this.  Don’t get me wrong, since moving to the city I have become guilty of this black sin. I think my gay/drag queen gods would be ashamed of me. They would say, “Where is the color honey, the sparkle, the glitz?”   So in order to satisfy both worlds I have made it my New Year’s resolution to make it a point to ACCESSORIZE with color and have a little more fun like I used to with my clothing.

Accessories can be an area that many girls feel uncomfortable with. One of my friends said to me the other day, “I’m a plain girl, I like simple.” How you could say that when the world gives us gorgeous vintage necklaces like this?

il_430xN.58923457Long Art Deco Rhinestone Necklace with Stunning Bow Centerpiece, $70

I get it, you don’t feel like being bejeweled at all moments, but I do think there are certain pieces that are necessities in your jewelry case. Pieces that you can leave on every day and don’t have to think about putting on. They just become a part of you.

Staple piece one: A Long Gold Vintage Chain. Easy to throw on with anything from a tank to cocktail dress.

il_430xN.106920619Vintage 1970’s Gold Fringe Chain, $27

Staple piece two: A Great Cocktail Ring. Makes for a great conversation piece!

il_430xN.51911699Vingtage Bow Ring, Gold and Fabulous, $10

Staple piece three: An Over the Top Costume Jewelry Signature Necklace. Not for every day wear, but for special occasions a.k.a a show stopping necklace!


Vintage Runway Necklace, Large Baroque Pearls and Rhinestones, $145

Signature piece four: Layered Bracelet or Bracelets Stacked Together. We call it arm candy!


Never Give Up Gold Chain Coin Charm Brass Plated Bracelet, $40

There is an abundance of amazing vintage jewelry pieces out there, so there’s no excuse not to sparkle. Also, one of my favorite places to look for vintage jewelry is my mother and grandmother’s old jewelry cases! You will always find hidden gems in there. One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure! So, get moving girl!. It’s time to accessorize and add some color to this black palette.

Happy Shopping!



Guest Post: Make Way for the Vintage Vixen

By |December 5th, 2009|Guest Blogger, Vintage Vixen|


My name is the Vintage Vixen and I have a problem. I am a vintage junkie. I eat, breathe, and live for all things vintage.  Dresses, bags, shoes, furniture, I don’t discriminate. I love it all!

From the tender age of fourteen, I knew that there was a world out there beyond the local JC Penney’s and that world consisted of thrift stores and heavenly old treasures that were one of a kind.

After discovering these little gems, I started making my sweet grandmother re-vamp vintage dresses that I found at the local Goodwill and turn them into timeless pieces that I still wear to this day.

Eventually, I turned my love for vintage into a successful business and started two clothing lines: Love, Gemma and FFF (Fabulous Fashion Finds).  They were made of purely vintage fabrics and reconstructed vintage pieces and sold in boutiques throughout the US.

WhyDid has always been one of my favorite blogs and I feel lucky enough to start contributing my vintage tips and tricks once a week.  So stay tuned…

A Little More About Me:

Hometown: Miami, Florida

Favorite Color: Seafoam green

What’s your sign? Pisces

Fashion Icons: My mother and grandmother

What’s your style? I LOVE anything shiny. I have the soul of a drag queen. If I could, I would walk the streets of New York in purely rhinestones and vintage boas.

What is the best vintage find in your closet? When I was eighteen, I had my grandmother re-vamp a vintage black bridesmaid dress  into a strapless black cocktail dress with a a huge delicious ruffle along the bottom. Yum!!

What are you wearing RIGHT now? Black tights, shorts, vintage Dior sweater, fur vest, and black knee boots. And lots of vintage sparkly rings, of course!


Vintage Vixen

Why Did You Wear That: See Ya Later, 2008!

By |December 6th, 2008|Why Did You Wear That?|

So, it is now December. I can hardly believe it. This year has flown by!

Anyway, this means that you are starting (or if you’re an overachiever, have already started/finished) planning for your New Year’s Eve soiree. Obviously, my favorite part of any holiday, or party, or basically any occassion to dress up, is getting totally decked out. So whether you’ll be in NYC, South Beach, or jet-setting off to St. Bart’s, I’ve come up with some festive dress ideas for your very special evening. Careful with the champagne…


Oh, New York. I have spent a few New Year’s here, myself.  While New Yorkers tend to be elegantly understated, it is still fun to sparkle and stand out. (Trust me, I was once the only one in the room in a cocktail dress, loved it). Go with a little bit of subtle glam and comfortable (but still cute) shoes because after all, this is the city that never sleeps!

Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, $324. Available at www.shopbop.com

Insight, Field of Diamonds dress, $90. Available at www.urbanoutfitters.com