Oct
09
2012
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Why Did You Wear That: Did I Do That?
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

steve urkelYou know you’re getting old when you start saying things like, “They don’t make ‘em like they used to.”  Well, from time to time I wax poetic about “classic” TV and some of the shows I grew up with.  Yes, I love The Nanny, Full House, and Who’s the Boss?, but let us not forget the great Family Matters starring the obnoxiously lovable, Steve Urkel.  Sure, sure he spent the majority of his time chasing around Laura Winslow and in hot pursuit of cheese, but perhaps we sold this geek a bit short.  No, I don’t mean his alter ego, Stefan.  I’m talking about his studious style that could very well be translated into something quite cool for modern day.

dress like steve urkel

1. Cutler and Gross D-Frame Acetate Optical Glasses, $470, 2. J. Crew Holden Plaid Cotton Blend Shirt, $78, 3. Steven Banx Two Tone Oxfords, $129, 4. Forever 21 Hooded Varsity Cardigan, $22.80, 5. Forever 21 Suspenders, $8.90, 6. Rag & Bone Dash Slouchy Skinny Jeans, $198,

See? suddenly Steve is looking a little less geek and a bit more chic.  And if I told you I hadn’t sung late night karaoke somewhere in Koreatown with Urkel himself, that’d be a lie.

If all else fails, Halloween is just around the corner.  Did I do that?

xx,

WhyDid

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Aug
27
2012
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Feb
28
2012
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Why Did You Wear That: Urban Art

los angeles graffiti artA couple of weekends ago while down in LA we went on a hunt for some of the remaining graffiti covered walls.  I don’t mean like your random spraypaint tag.  I wanted big colorful murals reminiscent of Paula Abdul’s Opposites Attract (um, hello MC Skat!).  Much of Los Angeles’ “donated” artwork has been cleaned up by the city, but there is a little spot in Hollywood that is so boldly decorated, that you really can’t miss it.

For an afternoon adventure, I put on a pair of my (current) favorite skinny cropped 7’s, a sheer T-shirt and a pair of oxfords- which, to me, are the alternative to an ultra classic and somewhat girly ballet flat.  I accessorized with my gold go to jewelry and was comfortable all day.  Just another example that art is all around us… so long as you’re looking.
snoopy graffiti los angeles

los angeles wall art los angeles graffit wall

los angeles graffit

 

1. T by Alexander Wang Pocket T, $75, 2. 7 for All Mankind Skinny Second Skin Leggings with Multi Zippers, $109, 3. Alex and Ani Places We Love NYC Skyline Bangle, $38, 4. Michael Kors Large Gold Runway Watch, $250, 5. Steve Madden H-Troser Oxford, $59.95

It ain’t fiction, just a natural fact.

xx,

WhyDid

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Nov
15
2011
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Why Did You Wear That: Morning Glory

Ever have one of those days where you just don’t want to get out of bed?  You’d rather just stay in your jammies and spend the day watching garbage daytime TV and taking all your meals in bed?  Oh, that’s everyday?  Yeah, me too.  Sadly, mama’s gotta pay the bills… which, of course, would require one to actually pry herself from those 1200 thread count sheets and take part in normal human behavior and social activities.  Oh well… doesn’t mean you can’t be comfortable.  As a matter of fact, I’d like to encourage you to wear your nightgown from your bedroom right on downtown.

Slip a soft sweater over your silky nightie.  Accessorize with chunky gold accessories, a pop of bright eye makeup (so you don’t still look like you’re sleeping), and work appropriate oxfords.  While it may not be the day you dreamt of, at least you will look dreamy.

1. Anthropologie Mirabelle Chemise, $89.60, 2. Report Lance Oxford Platforms, $66.90, 3. Frenchi Off-Shoulder Oversived Sweater, $58, 4. Kenneth Cole Silver Iridescent Beaded Bracelet, $35, 5. Mango TOUCH Asymmetric Earrings, $34.90

Good morning.

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Oct
17
2011
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Setting the Mood: Who’s Afraid?
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

Pumpkins aren’t the only stars of fall.  Many a city girl may venture off in search of an orchard in order to capture herself the first perfect ruby red fruit of the season.  For some reason, all the apple picking makes me think of plaid and capes… which then leads me to think about one of my favorite storybook characters, Little Red Riding hood.  There’s such a combination of wide eyed naivete and dark mischief to that tale.  And I think there lies a little of each in all of us.  Fall is the most magical season of the year (and a good reason to live in the Northeast).  There’s just something about it that stirs up nostalgia and creates excitement.  Yet another one of life’s little contradictions.

Are you afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

xx,

WhyDid

 

Cape: Burberry Brit Leather Trimmed Wool Cape, $650

Pants: Etoile Isabel Marant Gary Tartan Wool Cropped Pants, $385

Shoes: Bloch Gwen Studded Leather Brogues, $295

 

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