Aug
06
2012
0


Why Did You Wear That: Black and White and Anything but Boring

black and white rachel bilson emmy rossum sophia bushI have collected quite a bit of clothing during my time on this planet, and while I do have pops of pink and pretty patterns, I always seem to be drawn back to the basics of black or white.  Safe?  Maybe.  I prefer to call it classic, contemporary, even minimalistic.  Pairing black and white might seem obvious or boring, but if done with well tailored interesting pieces, it is anything but your average cater waiter uniform.  Incorporating different textures like lace, leather, satin, or chiffon, will take your look from flat to fully dimensional.  Trust me, no one will mistake you for the hostess at your local Olive Garden.

When you invest in quality pieces, you can mix and match them for all new looks that are anything but boring.

black and white clothing1. Haute Hippie Tuxedo Sleeveless Blouse, $285, 2. Madison Marcus Elegance Lace Pants, $285, 3. BCBGeneration Cielo Pumps, $99.99, 4. Free People Best of Both Worlds Shirt, $118, 5. Marni Contrast Stripe Pants, $550, 6. Ivanka Trump Ginger 2 Pumps, $135, 7. Patterson J. Kincaid Farrow Button Down Blouse, $168, 8. Pins and Needles Lace Mini Skirt, $39, 9. McQ Alexander McQueen Two Tone Leather Ankle Boots, $665, 10. Alice by Temperley Lottie Lace Appliqued Top, $330, 11. Karl Pacey Faux Leather Mid-Rise Skinny Pants, $200, 12. Jimmy Choo Abel Pointed Patent Leather Pumps, $495

Simple as black and white.

xx,

WhyDid

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Jan
06
2012
0


The List Volume LXIII
Written by: WhyDid | The List

Just as time marches on, so do the lists.  You didn’t think that 2012 would be any less annoying than years past, did you?  With the onslaught of new reality TV, celebutards, and fashion delinquents, the best is yet to come.  Bring it on 2012!

  1. Bubble Lounge.  This may very well be one of the worst places in New York City.
  2. Rainboots in the airport.  Call me an optimist, but I think you, me and Terminal B are in the clear as far as rain showers are concerned. 
  3. Magazine covers that are so photoshopped I have to actually read the headlines to figure out who the covergirl is.
  4. People who post photos of other people who could look like them (with enough photo filters and if I squint my eyes) and pretend it’s them.  That’s just weird.
  5. Kanye West.  Just please stop talking… and tweeting.
  6. People who think they are funny.  Mostly because people who think they’re funny usually aren’t.
  7. Season 5 of Jersey Shore.  Seriously, are we still doing this?  Is there even anything left to smush?
  8. Can we stop speaking like valley girls and using abbreviations for everything?  OMG, that’s AMAZE, obvs!
  9. There are so many problems with this video (and yes, it’s for real).  First of which: muffins and cupcakes are not the same thing. (Thanks, Cat).
  10. ESPN commentators apparently need some geography lessons… not to mention some practice in current events seeing as they don’t know where West Virginia is, nor do they know who Michelle Obama is.  As a matter of fact, all on air media personalities should probably do their homework before speaking. Don’t just talk for the sake of talking.

xx,
WhyDid

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Sep
25
2011
2


Look for Less: Fancy Pants

There are certain things that make getting dressed in the morning that much easier… and no, Rachel Zoe is not an option.  We’ve already addressed one wardrobe essential with the blouse, but what’s a girl to wear on the bottom?  If it’s too chilly for a skirt (or you’re just too lazy to take a razor to your gams), slip in to some sleek tailored trousers.  There are so many options for pants, that you really can’t go wrong once you’ve found the right fit for your figure.  Wide leg works great on most gals, flares are great for a curvy bottom half, and high rise for ladies looking to add some curves.  Check out these sexy celebs in their fancy pants and re-create the look for yourself:

1. Topshop Ponte Shrunken Blazer, $80, 2. Current/Elliot The Stiletto Leopard Print Pants, $198, 3. Boutique Green Silk Pintuck Cami, $90, 4. Rebecca Minkoff Black Nylon and Leather Flame Studded Satchel, $297, 5. Chinese Laundry Whistle Platform Pump, $69.95

1. Halston Heritage Polka Dot Tie Neck Blouse, $265, 2. Theory Max C Original Pant, $235, 3. REISS Daria Black Resin Hard Case Clutch, $245, 4. Ivanka Trump Bulbli Pump, $125

1. Equipment Crepe de Chine Brett Blouse, $198, 2. Acne Side Slit Trousers, $350, 3. Modern Armour Cuff Bracelet, $27.44, 4. Report Signature Parker3 Platform Pumps, $151.22

Bottoms up!

xx,

WhyDid

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Aug
25
2011
0


Look for Less: There’s A Blouse In The House

A piece that all women would be wise to incorporate into their wardrobe is a feminine button down blouse. I tend to be a little “bottom” heavy – aka lots of pants and bottoms and not a top to go with ‘em. A beautiful blouse can be very versatile depending on how you style it. From a casual outing (Rachel Bilson) to a very important meeting (Duchess Kate) a blouse can be worn for almost any and all occasions. Once you come to terms with the fact that titty tops are no longer appropriate, you too will be embracing the ladylike blouse.

1. Equipment Vintage Washed Blouse, $196, 2.Genetic Denim Corbin Short, $132, 3.Sam Edelman Wilma Suede Wedge Bootie, $150, 4. Ray-Ban Rounded Wayfarer Sunglasses, $103

1. Lovers & Friends Printed Boyfriend Blouse, $106, 2. Bullhead Black Vintage Flare Bright Eye Jeans, $49.50, 3. Steve Madden Westii Platform Wedge Sandals, $99.99, 4. Calvin Klein Leather Tote, $148

1. Equipment Brett Colorblock Tuxedo Blouse, $208, 2. Milly Black Button Front Skirt, $365, 3. Jimmy Choo Black Patent Leather Agnes Pump, $396

xx,

WhyDid

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Aug
07
2011
0


Look for Less: Teen Queens

Sunday night Hollywood’s hottest headed to the 2011 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles.  While this isn’t quite the Met Costume Gala and may be frowned upon by the fashion elite, I always like seeing the fresh young faces in more casual, carefree attire.  This year, the stunning starlets certainly did not disappoint.  Below are a few of my favorite looks.  I’ve recreated each to show you that looking red carpet ready is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Blake Lively in Gucci, Christian Louboutin, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels

1. Boulee Serena Dress, $209, 2. Ivanka Trump Pinkette Leopard Pumps, $135, 3. House of Harlow 1960 Gold Triangle Drop Earrings, $100

Nina Dobrev in D&G (dress and clutch), Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, jewelry by Ippolita


 

1. Paul & Joe Sister Gingham Bandeau Dress, $193.94, 2. Nine West Glowing Platform Pump, $89, 3. Poppie Jones Mini Turnlock Clutch, $19.95

Lucy Hale in Giuseppe Zanotti wedges

1. Rebecca Minkoff Claudia Dress, $129.99, 2. Alexander Mc Queen Suede Finned Wedge, $1,050, 3. Kora Black Horn Inlay Ring, $145

xx,
WhyDid


Photos via Just Jared

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