Dec
05
2014
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Friday Frocks: Cheers To That

champagne toastThere’s lot to celebrate this time of year besides having just celebrated WhyDid.com’s sixth year of publishing as was made painfully clear this afternoon as our email chain grew longer and longer in an attempt to get all of our favorite girls together for a holiday party.  Every time we thought we’d locked down a day to congregate over cooking and cocktails, someone would pipe in with regrets over having obligations to another engagement.  We still haven’t quite nailed down a date for our holiday festivities, but in the meantime, I did nail down some festive frocks to get you through this season’s holiday party.  Cheers!

best party dresses holiday1. Milly Floral Print Satin Twill Mini Dress, $575, 2. Alice + Olivia Princess Layered Tulle Mini Dress, $700, 3. Sass & Bide The Balancing Act Dress, $790, 4. Halston Heritage Paneled Faille Mini Dress, $445, 5. Red Valentino Forest Flare Dress, $895, 6. Grace MMXIII Angelina Faux Leather Trimmed Satin Mini Dress, $385, 7. Victoria Beckham One Shoulder Jacquard Mini Dress, $950, 8. Jonathan Simkhai Metallic Ball Dress, $895, 9. Ohne Titel Jacquard Tank Rayon Blend Dress, $595, 10. Nicholas Window Lace Strapless Ball Dress, $695

xx,

WhyDid

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Feb
05
2014
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Why Did You Wear That: Sorry, Karl.
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

designer sweatshirtIf you’ve tired of cashmere turtlenecks and grandpa cardigans, there’s some new knitwear in town.  Well, not really “new” because I’ve suggested it once before this past fall, but it’s the sweatshirt.  The last time we visited sweatshirts, I feared for poor Karl’s health, but hopefully he’s recovered from his panic attack by now… because it would appear that sweatshirts have not only grown in popularity, but have been adopted by just about every designer on the market.  An article of clothing once relegated to the gym, males, and lazy Sundays at home, the new sweatshirt is far beyond a marled grey crewneck. Whether in printed neoprene or with heavy embellishments of sequins and chiffon, this season’s sweatshirts might even sway Mr. Lagerfeld.

fashion sweatshirts1. Givenchy Patchwork Print Sweatshirt, 2. Erdem Petal Embroidered Sweatshirt, 3. Acne Beta Geometric Printed Scuba Jersey Sweatshirt, 4. Clover Canyon Gatsby Sequined Printed Sweatshirt, 5. Alexander Wang Parental Advisory Sweatshirt, 6. Cédric Charlier Printed Sweatshirt, 7. McQ Embroidered Ribless Sweatshirt, 8. Carven Aplliquéd Cotton Jersey Sweatshirt, 9. Milly Printed Panel Sweatshirt, 10.Lulu & Co Never Again Sequined Cotton Sweatshirt

Just remember not to pair one with its counterpart, the sweatpant, because that means you’ve given up- and you’re not a quitter.

xx,

WhyDid

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Jan
07
2014
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Why Did You Wear That: On the Rink of Greatness
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

famous figure skatersSpeaking of arctic blasts (from the past) the 22nd Winter Olympics will be kicking off from Sochi, Russia in a mere month.  So, how coincidental (or is it?) that skater skirts have made a bigger comeback than Nancy Kerrigan after that whole Tonya Harding incident.  Show me a girl who didn’t dream of gliding on ice like Kristi Yamaguchi or long to be a spandex clad Tara Lipinksi and I’ll show you a girl who wasn’t old enough to remember the ’94 Olympics.  (Side note: I just did the math on that and it’s frightening).  Anyhow, reminiscent of Michelle Kwan and Oksana Baiul, the skater skirt is the perfect skirt to skate right through winter.  Worn with slightly less maribou and maybe equal parts sequins and this wardrobe reboot is just begging to be twirled in.  Not to mention it would most certainly look sensational with a crop top.

skater skirt1. Endless Rose Power Pleat Miniskirt, 2. Milly Gaffiti Floral Pouf Skirt, 3. Victoria Beckham Fluted Silk and Wool Mini Skirt, 4. Opening Ceremony Hope Gathered Lurex Skirt, 5. Parker McKenna Printed Flare Skirt, 6. BCBG Lucy Fit & Flare Skirt, 7. 10 Crosby Derek Lam Leather Ruffle Skirt, 8. Josh Goot Flare Mniskirt, 9. PARTYSKIRTS Smaks’ Night Out Skirt, 10. Line & Dot Flared Jacquard Skirt, 11. Rebecca Minkoff Andre Skirt, 12.Rebecca Taylor Leopard Print Skirt, 13. Rebecca Minkoff Andre Skirt, 14. Splendid Layers Flare Mini Skirt, 15. Alice + Olivia Fizer Striped Box Pleat Skirt

 

xx,

WhyDid

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Dec
20
2013
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Friday Frocks: 2013- Fun While It Lasted
Written by: WhyDid | Friday Frocks

nye partyThe hardest decision you will be forced to make in 2013 is probably what to wear while bidding it adieu.  Oh?  You spent 2013 choosing a graduate school, getting engaged, and curing cancer?  Well, the last eleven months have been slightly less impressive for me.  I still have two halfway written novels collecting dust, a never ending to-do list, and a closet that’s needed to be cleaned out since 2011.  We’ll chock this one up to reacclimating to the East Coast.  Writing this post has actually just sent me into a miniature shame spiral much like when Facebook keeps asking if I’d like to see my year in review.  No.  Absolutely not.  I lived it.  No need to do it again.

But back to what really matters in the grand scheme of life and what will be posted all over your Facebook timeline come January 1st… your party dress!  While some still feel that the last night of the year is the best and most appropriate time to wear a dress strictly constructed of sequins, others feel the onslaught of nausea and would prefer the “anti-sparkle dress.”   I straddle the middle, but am more likely to wear sequins to Duane Reade on a random Tuesday to buy toilet paper than for a specific occasion that calls for them.  That said, there is a happy ending in all of this and its name is metallics.  I think a metallic frock is a much more modern take on shine than the oh so standard sequins.  So, look for something laced with lurex or punched up with patent to get the look sans gagging.

Hm… now that I’ve taken all the trouble out of finding something to wear, now you’ve got an even harder decision?  Who will you plant those luscious lips on at the stroke of midnight?

metallic gatsby dresses nye

1. Jonathan Simkhai Colorblock Boucle Dress, 2. Capitol Couture by Trish Summerville Laser Cut Patent Leather Dress, 3. Oh My Love Metallic Surplice Dress, 4. Opening Ceremony Hope Deep V Dress, 5. Roland Mouret Malha Lamé TTD, 6. KNT by Kova & T Backless Metallic Halter Dress, 7.Milly Laminated Flare Dress, 8. Sass & Bide Here & Now Beaded Silk Minidress, 9. Free People Golden Chalice Maxi Dress, 10. Motel Cherry Pie Metallic Mesh Top Dress

On to the next.

xx,

WhyDid

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Nov
12
2013
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Why Did You Wear That: Fake It Til You Make It
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

fur editorialFall is all about leather and fur (and a little bit of lace) and there are more than a few ways to achieve this luxe look.  But should you prefer to go faux, there are plenty of options out there that won’t leave you looking like a muppet.  Many designers have decided not to even dabble in the realm of authentic animal skins, most notably Stella McCartney.  Faux options have come a long way since the inception of pleather and plasticky fake furs and at times are almost indiscernible.  Faux and vegan furs and leathers are not only animal friendly, but much more cost efficient than their counterparts-  twice the incentive to fake the funk.

faux leather faux fur

1. Stella McCartney Bryce Mohair Faux Fur Jacket, 2. David Lerner Faux Leather Leggings, 3. BCBG Micah Faux Leather Top, 4. Milly Faux Fur Cheetah Skirt, 5. Stella McCartney Faux Leather Platform Ankle Boots, 6. Karl Lagerfeld Omari Faux Fur Vest, 7. Club Monaco Tasha Leggings, 8. Unreal Fur Furry Floss Faux Fur Jacket, 9. Club Monaco Lena Faux Fur Cashmere Gloves, 10.  J Brand Carey Coated Skinny Jeans

This is one instance when it’s fine with me to fake it.

xx,

WhyDid

 

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