Why Did You Wear That: Stopping Short

By |April 3rd, 2012|Why Did You Wear That?|

celebrities crop topsThis past weekend, three of Tinsletown’s loveliest ladies were all seen sporting a little bit of bare midriff while walking the red (err… orange?) carpet.  This bit of belly is different from the crop tops of a couple summers past.  It’s not so much belly button as it is rib cage.  It’s the teeniest little peek-a-boo of skin that is both sexy and playful.  It’s less Christina Aguilera Genie in a Bottle and a bit more Gidget Goes Hawaiian.  And for anyone who was ever a bit self conscious about showing some torso, don’t worry.  This is much more wearable and will keep that fearsome FUPA under wraps.

cropped bustier tops1. Missoni Elsa Cropped Crochet Knit Top, $530, 2. FP New Romantics Woven Bustier, $78, 3. Material Girl Bustier, $29, 4. Dolce & Gabbana Chili Pepper Print Cotton Bustier, $1000, 5. MinkPink Support Group Bustier, $35, 6. Mara Hoffman Embroidered Bustier Top, $207, 7. Topshop Petite Cutout Swan Bralet, $52, 8. Smith Denim Bustier, $80, 9. Free People Kiki Top, $78, 10. SO Dot Convertible Mini Bustier, $14.99

While some are referring to these as “bralettes” that’s not quite the right term.  (Did I not already school you in bralettes?).  I would consider these to be cropped bustier tops.  You’ll have much more luck when searching using those terms.  The trick to this look is pairing your teeny top with a high waisted skirt or slacks.  That way your outfit will read “le petite coquette” rather than “big dirty whore.”

crop top high waist skirtcrop top: Free People Vegan Leather Bustier, $78, high waist: Pleasure Doing Business Bandage Seam Striped Skirt, $165



Why Did You Wear That: Block That Thang Up

By |February 8th, 2011|Celebrity Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

The runways were full of splashes of colors for spring.  Everyone from Gucci (Katy and Olivia are both wearing Gucci above) to Lanvin to Louis Vuitton sent color blocking down the catwalk.

Olivia, Emmy, and Katy have all been spotted sporting this colorful trend.  Color blocking is hot for spring and it’s not a trend for the faint of heart (wallflowers need not apply).  Color blocking works best with a mix of brights in the same color family or for a slightly less bold look try a bright color paired with a neutral (black, nude).

Feeling bold? Try it yourself with some of this bright options:

L to R: Equipment Signature Washed Silk Sleeveless Shirt, $180, Paul and Joe Jacoue Mid-Rise Straight Leg Jeans, $280, Jay Godfrey Holden Color Block Racerback Dress, $495, American Apparel Cotton Spandex Jersey Tank Thong, $26, Pleasure Doing Business 5 Band Solid Skirt, $96.80, Betsey Johnson Color Block Long Tank Sweater Dress, $288, BCBG Color Blocked T-shirt Dress, $148

Rock the block.



Girl Crush: You Can Ring My Belle

By |February 2nd, 2011|Celebrity Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

A girlfriend of mine BBM’ed me the other day in a total frenzy.  She wanted to tell me about her new girl crush and ask me if having feelings of sheer adoration for a fellow female was normal.  I reassured her that a good ol’ fashion girl crush is NBD (no big deal).  There’s nothing wrong with a little female appreciation.  Hell, we could probably use more of that kind of girl power!

Speaking of girl crushes, WhyDid has one of its own.  I had seen Camilla Belle in photos here and there and had heard her name, but it wasn’t until I saw her wearing that sexy silver Armani dress to a Golden Globes after party that she really caught my attention.  Yowza! Who is that beautiful brunette?  Her classically beautiful features and shiny dark locks are only complemented by her flawless skin and killer stems.  Sigh, I want to grow up and look like her. Though I’m still not clear as to what exactly she is famous for  other than stealing a Jonas brother away from T. Swift (I think she was in A Little Princess – in which case, I’ve definitely seen it), I still think she is a certifiable stunner.

While, the chances of me waking up tomorrow and looking like Camilla are slim to none (I’m banking on none), I’ve compiled a collection of goodies that will have me sharing some of Ms. Belle’s sexy style.  Pops of color, shiny metallics, grey pumps, smokey eyes with a glossy lip, and that gorgeous glowing skin are all pieces to the Camilla pie.  Don’t mind if I do…

Top (L to R): Yumi Kim Sheila Dress, $193, Ungaro Fever Platform Pumps, $235, Beauty in a Box Smoky Eyes Palette, $36, Tarte Vitamin Infused Lip Gloss, $21

Bottom (L to R): L.A.M.B. Chloe Heels, $325, Victoria’s Secret Ruched Cowlneck Dresss, $58, Pleasure Doing Business Metallic Sweetheart Dress, $330, Nars Bronzing Powder, $33,  Keratin Complex Shine, $16

Oh… I’ve just been informed she’s going to be in some movie called From Prada to Nada… well, she’s still pretty.



Friday Frocks: Heavy Metal

By |November 19th, 2010|Friday Frocks|

Holiday season is upon us. After we finish gorging ourselves on turkey and pie during Thanksgiving, it’s full speed ahead to Hannukah, Christmas, Holiday parties, and New Years. That means it’s time to stock up on some fabulous cocktail attire to look our best while celebrating the season. Adding a little sparkle certainly has a way of getting even the Scroogiest of us into the holiday spirit.

Herve Leger Metallic Minidress, $1,450

Camilla and Marc Rhy Dress, $760

Foley and Corinna Metallic Lace Dress, $475

Milly Liana Metallic Lace Shift Dress, $395

See by Chloe Strapless Metallic Dress, $395

Pleasure Doing Business Sweetheart Metallic Dress, $330

Halston Heritage Asymmetric Metallic Jersey Dress, $295

American Retro Rebecca Metallic Knit Dress, $198

BCBGENERATION Sleeveless Metallic Dress, $108

Bebe 2b Strapless Shimmer Dress, $34.95

Rock on with your bad self.