Why Did You Wear That: On the Rink of Greatness

By |January 7th, 2014|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




Friday Frocks: Get Down with Gatsby

By |May 17th, 2013|Friday Frocks|

Fact: you will be invited to a Gatsby themed party this summer.  So, you better be ready to dress the part.  Turns out Ricky’s doesn’t carry costumes in a bag all year round.  The horror!    How will you achieve the look without being completely in costume?  Channel your Daisy with dropped waists, sequins, feathers and flapper-esque details in dresses like the ones below.

1. Marchesa Tiered Tassel Cocktail Dress, 2. Milly Lisette Polka Dot Tulle Dress, 3. Haute Hippie Beaded Roses Dolman Mini Dress, 4. Rag & Bone Violette Tiered Dress, 5. Notte by Marchesa Sequin and Feather Embellished Dress, 6. Parker Hayden Dress, 7. Milly Chevron Tulle Dress, 8. Bless’d Are the Meek The Light Peplum Dress, 9. By Malene Birger Wasuinia Feather and Sequin Dress, 10. Candela Dixie Dress

Go ‘head, girl, go ‘head get down.



Friday Frocks: Shiny Disco Balls

By |December 28th, 2012|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

toasting at midnight

2012 is just about over… and I can’t pretend I’m sad about it.  To say it wasn’t my best year on record would be a minor massive understatement.  That said, I am really looking forward to bidding this year adieu.  Doing so will, of course, require a festive frock.  Last year I provided the alternative to a sequin stunner, but who am I kidding?  I love shiny things.  (I also love miniature horses and champagne cocktails).  Give me a reason to add glitter and I’ll gladly take you up on it.  New Year’s Eve is the perfect occasion to shine, so dust off those paillettes and party hats, the countdown to midnight has begun.

sequin dresses

1. BB Dakota Neva Sequin Fitted Dress, $98, 2. Gryphon Confetti Dress, $595, 3. Tbags Los Angeles Mini Dress, $207, 4. Forever 21 Sequined Hi Lo Dress, $32.80, 5. Forever 21 Sequined Party Dress, $24.80, 6. DKNY Lace Dress, $335, 7. Torn by Ronny Kobo Donna Pleated Dress, $316, 8. Haute Hippie T Back Metallic Gown, $175, 9. Alice + Olivia Ruched Foiled Jersey Dress, $395, 10. Parker Knit Splatter Sequins Dress, $374, 11. Robert Rodriguez Tiered Metallic Lace Minidress, $495, 12. Sheri Bodell Chain Fringe Slip Dress, $480, 13.French Connection Ozlem Scoop Back Sequin Fit & Flare Dress, $248




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Friday Frocks: Black and White and …

By |April 20th, 2012|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

black and whiteI love the crisp contrast of black and white especially when it comes to a flirty frock.  It’s not basic black.  It’s not stark white.  It’s a happy combination of both and looks good on everyone.  The look can also be accessorized in a multitude of ways.  Punch it up with bright accessories, or go glam with shiny metallics.  It seems I am not alone in my love of all things opposite as designers have designed an array of black and white from stripes, to swirls, to dots, to simple trims.  Black and white is a perfect way to transition from breezy spring to balmy summer.

black and white dresses1. By Malene Birger Nagat Stripe Dress, $195,2. Rachel Zoe Madison Colorblock Shift Dress, $325, 3.Parker Long Pleated Dress, $286, 4. By Malene Birger Elasiu Mini Tank Dress, $265, 5. Herve Leger Printed Halter Dress, $2,300, 6. Sister Jane Leather Collar and Cuffs Dress, $127.25, 7.  J. Mendel Double Face Cutaway Dress, $2,590, 8. Alice + Olivia Chandra Striped Silk Dress, $509, 9. Sparkle & Fade Knit Striped Chiffon Overlay Dress, $19.99, 10. Three Dots Striped Jersey Tank Dress, $64.80




Friday Frocks: Something’s Off… White

By |March 30th, 2012|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

girl on a bikeRemember the silly little antiquated rule about not wearing white before Memorial Day?  Well, I’m fairly certain once that pesky groundhog gives the go ahead, it’s fair game.  Still not sure if it’s too soon?  Okay, fine.  So you haven’t headed out to the Hamptons yet and the rose has yet to be put on ice and your skin may or may not still resemble a reel of paper.  Got it.  Until then, why not muster up the courage in a shade slightly less stark than pure white?  Slipping into something cream, eggshell, bone, whatever you want to call it, is a great way to transition into summer without looking totally overzealous.  Plus, to be quite honest, it’s much more flattering on 90% of all skin tones.

off white dresses1. Joie Helga Chiffon Dress, $298 , 2. Jenni Kayne Cutout Gown, $750, 3. Juicy Couture Cotton Blend Lace Shift Dress, $180, 4 .Eternal Sunshine Creations Maxi Dress, $194, 5. One Teaspoon Whisperer Crochet Mini Dress, $200.54, 6. Beyond Vintage Blouson Lace Gown, $328, 7. James Perse Cotton Blend Stretch Jersey Dress, $195, 8. Torn by Ronny Kobo Eva Lace Maxi Dress, $238, 9. Bec & Bridge Snap Dragon V Dress, $302, 10. Parker Pleated Cami Dress, $308

Seriously though, is it ever too early for rose?



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