Nov
08
2013
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Friday Frocks: Lil Bit of This, Lil Bit of That
Written by: WhyDid | 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

 xx,

WhyDid

 

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Aug
14
2013
2


Why Did You Wear That: Take Two, Part Two

kirsten smithI was once quoted as saying my ideal outfit is “feminine but tough. (Like a pretty girl on a Harley)…”  For me, it’s awfully difficult to look anything but all American.  Long blonde hair and fairly classic features make it pretty easy for me to be lumped in with your average white chick.  There are times when I don’t feel as if my insides match my outsides.  I remember the first time I sat down in my hairstylist’s chair.  She’s a super cool girl from Brooklyn and I could just tell by the barely noticeable eye roll that she had pegged me as just another girl from the West Side by merely taking in my fresh face, designer bag, and simple tank dress.  After speaking with her for fifteen minutes, her initial impression of me was completely forgotten and I won’t let anyone else touch my hair with his or her scissors.

I like to take something classic and turn it into something unexpected by giving it some edge or “dumbing it down.”  Anything too obvious makes me uncomfortable.  Predictable scares me and boring is the end of my existence.  If it’s too pretty, I add something ugly.  I used to always wear my glasses with anything bodycon… until that became an ironic trend.  Now I just deal with my less than perfect vision by forgoing my spectacles.  Even the prettiest of cocktail dresses can morph like a chameleon by swapping out strappy sandals for rugged boots, fussy hair for wild strands, tasteful jewels for “in your face” bling.  A little black dress that I thought would only come in handy for last minute cocktail party invites has fast become a closet staple.

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motorcycle boots

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kirsten smithdress: Nightcap Clothing (long sleeve version), necklace: vintage (similar), bracelet: vintage necklace (similar), boots: Frye, bag: Expressions NYC (similar)

xx,

WhyDid

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Aug
13
2013
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Why Did You Wear That: Take Two, Part One

kirsten smithBuying a dress for your own birthday party is a pretty big deal.  At least it was for me this year.  For my first birthday back in New York, I wanted to celebrate with my favorite friends who I had missed so much and look damn good while doing so.  However, having a birthday in the icy wintry month of January proves to be a bit more difficult when perusing the racks.  I had been eying a particular lacy black dress online for quite some time and finally concluded the day of my birth would be the perfect time to debut it.

The good thing about this dress is that it’s neither seasonal, nor too trendy.  It makes a statement without being something that can only be worn once.  So, one evening, when I couldn’t quite figure out what to wear for another friend’s birthday party, I pulled this pretty little thing out of my closet for another spin around the dancefloor.  This time sans tights.  On my way out, I decided I should also probably take out the trash.  Well, wouldn’t you know, it was a good thing I hadn’t worn my usual post workout sweat stained garb to handle the task.  As I approached the compactor room, a very dashing gentleman was on his way in to toss his own trash.  Being an actual gentleman, he held the door open for me and continued to hold it so that I wouldn’t be shut in the creepy, stinky room solo.  As I leaned over the shoot, the fellow commented, “That’s quite an outfit for garbage duty.”  To which I replied, “Oh, this old thing?”

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studded sandals

kirsten smithdress: Nightcap Clothing (long sleeve version), shoes: Steve Madden (similar), clutch: Helena de Natalio (similar), bracelet: vintage necklace (similar), nails: Marie Nails

Stay tuned for this little black dress, take two.

xx,

WhyDid

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Jul
05
2013
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Jan
11
2013
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Friday Frocks: Bring Sexy Back.
Written by: WhyDid | Friday Frocks

justin timberlake 2013In case you missed it, yesterday, ol’ Justin Timberlake very slyly announced his return to music.  The internet went crazy… ’cause while we enjoyed you on the silver screen, JT, we missed you on the radio.  So, let’s take our d out of the box and get back in the booth.  Remember this plea to the pop star?

A new album is near and in preparation of “bringing sexy back,” I’ve compiled a collection of dresses that do just that.  Sure, I like JT just fine, but I really just wanted an excuse to showcase spine friendly frocks.  The vertebrae is the new decollete and these little numbers would be just perfect for shimmying to Timberlake’s new tunes.

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1. Boulee Avery Lace Dress, $231, 2. Lovers + Friends Worth the Wait Dress, $134.40, 3. Nightcap Clothing Lace Priscilla Dress, $352, 4. Three Floor Bad Girl Dress, $308, 5. T by Alexander Wang Drape Bac Mini Dress, $109, 6. Lovers + Friends Sway Mini Dress, $245, 7. For Love & Lemons Little Lover Dress, $172.80, 8. UNIF Christy Drape Dress, $87, 9. Free People Bringing Sexy Back Dress, $128, 10. For Love & Lemons Medina Velvet Mini Dress, $159

So brace yourself, kiddos, as Andy Cohen stated, there’s been a richter scale warning issued for imminent “panty drop.”

xx,

WhyDid

 

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