Why Did You Wear That: Little in the Middle

By |September 12th, 2013|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

It is my belief that most women either love their torsos or love their legs and the alternate tends to be their trouble zone and bane of their existence- much like fitted sheets are to me.  Then I guess there are those handful of you bitches who can’t even comprehend what a “problem area” is.  I am not one of those, so read on and continue not hating me.  From the time I put on my first pair of tights for ballet class, I cursed my thighs.  I always longed for gazelle like legs, but instead was blessed with a set of sturdier stems.  A guy I was once dating nearly got clocked for calling them “healthy.”  Wrong answer, bro.

When the crop top came back in to heavy rotation this year, I really couldn’t have been more thrilled, unless someone told me there was a new way to make millions while simply drinking rosé and people watching.  You see, the chances of the crop top returning to relevance again and my being of age appropriateness overlapping are quite slim.  It’s kind of like a blue moon and I’m sure there’s some statistician out there who could calculate the odds, but I cried to my statistics professor to avoid failing, so I’m not your girl.  Point is: you give me an opportunity to wear a crop top, and I’m taking it.  Like here and here and, well, now here.

kirsten smith

kirsten smith

kirsten smithjacket: Diane von Furstenberg (similar here), top: American Apparel, pants: 7 for All Mankind, shoes: B Brian Atwood, sunglasses: Chloe, bracelets: Alex and Ani, bag: vintage (similar here)

So, if you’re sick of seeing me in crop tops, blame Jenn Seracuse… and my parents.



Photo credit: Michael Stiegler

Would You Wednesday: Is That a Mirror in Your Pants?

By |August 15th, 2012|Why Did or Why Don't?|

metallic denimCelebrity Blues Metallic Skinny Jeans, $44

Spring and summer 2012 brought us colored and printed denim… so what precisely does the fall have in store for us in the way of denim?  Brace yourselves… if brands have it their way… everyday is going to be a party.  Aww sookie sookie now.  Denim takes a cue from the disco era with metallic shades ranging from pure platinum to glamorous gold.

I want to say that I like it because as I think about it, I’m picturing the likes of Gisele and Miranda channeling their 70’s disco divas in shiny jeans and feathered hair, but then I remember that 98% of the population does not resemble that of a super model.  This is when I start to think about ol’ Sally over there, three cubicles down sporting the trend and all of a sudden it’s anything but appealing (kind of like the tuna fish sandwich she’s chowing down on).  This is most definitely one of those trends that could either be le freak c’est chic or just totally lay a gasser…

metallic jeans1. Hudson Krista Metallic Super Skinny Jeans, $198, 2. Karen Millen Limited Edition Metallic Coated Jeans, $125,, 3. Current/Elliot The Stiletto Metallic Jeans, $245, 4. 7 for All Mankind The Skinny Jeans in Metallic, $198, 5. Alice + Olivia Metallic Skinny Stretch Jeans, $195, 6. J Brand 901 Super Skinny Coated Jeans, $207, 7. Rich & Skinny Legacy Jeans, $172, 8. bebe Silverado Metallic Skinny Jeans, $129

Can you dig it?



Why Did You Wear That: I Would Like To Extend to You an Invitation to The Pants Party.

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

floral printed denimRemember back when I  invited you to the Pants Party?  Well, you knew I was going to RSVP “YES” to my own party.  Duh.  So, I found a pair of pretty awesome floral jeans at Zara (that were only $60!) and paired them with one of my favorite slouchy Kain tanks so as not to look too prissy, pretty, pretty princess-like.  (I don’t like to blow my cover too early).  This outfit is perfect for hanging out casually or could be a great date outfit with some strappy heels and shiny accessories.  I opted to lounge in the sunshine and slip my shoes off.  I “topped” it off with a big ol’ top knot.

denim floral printed

floral printed denim

giant top knot

printed floral denimtank: Kain, jeans: Zara (similar here), shoes: Colin Stuart, hair: top knot, necklace: Maya Brenner



Why Did You Wear That: Party Pants

By |February 29th, 2012|Celebrity Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

celebrities wearing printed denimForget your party shoes, this spring it is going to be all about your party pants.  In addition to bright bold denim, designers have shifted focus from fancy tops to fabulous bottoms.  Whether you pick floral, ikat, or animal, be sure to pair your party pants with a simple top.  Wear ’em during the day to bring some fun to ho hum errands or take ’em for a spin around the dancefloor just after midnight.

printed denim1. 7 for All Mankind Second Skin Legging in Kauai Floral, $189 , 2. Michael Michael Kors Ikat Print Silk Blend Pants, $175, 3. DKNY Floral Slim Pants, $225, 4. Paige Denim Skyline Ankle Peg in Chello, $189, 5. Current/Elliot Leopard Print Skinny Jeans, $270, 6. 7 for All Mankind Second Skin Legging in Garden Party, $189 , 7. Paige Denim Skyline Ankle Peg in Somersault, $189, 8. Balmain 3/4 Length Shorts, $1,025, 9. J Brand Floral Cropped Skinny Jeans, $203 , 10.  AG Adriano Goldschmied Stilt Cigarette Leg Jeans, $185

Party on.