Dec
20
2013
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Friday Frocks: 2013- Fun While It Lasted
Written by: WhyDid | Friday Frocks

nye partyThe hardest decision you will be forced to make in 2013 is probably what to wear while bidding it adieu.  Oh?  You spent 2013 choosing a graduate school, getting engaged, and curing cancer?  Well, the last eleven months have been slightly less impressive for me.  I still have two halfway written novels collecting dust, a never ending to-do list, and a closet that’s needed to be cleaned out since 2011.  We’ll chock this one up to reacclimating to the East Coast.  Writing this post has actually just sent me into a miniature shame spiral much like when Facebook keeps asking if I’d like to see my year in review.  No.  Absolutely not.  I lived it.  No need to do it again.

But back to what really matters in the grand scheme of life and what will be posted all over your Facebook timeline come January 1st… your party dress!  While some still feel that the last night of the year is the best and most appropriate time to wear a dress strictly constructed of sequins, others feel the onslaught of nausea and would prefer the “anti-sparkle dress.”   I straddle the middle, but am more likely to wear sequins to Duane Reade on a random Tuesday to buy toilet paper than for a specific occasion that calls for them.  That said, there is a happy ending in all of this and its name is metallics.  I think a metallic frock is a much more modern take on shine than the oh so standard sequins.  So, look for something laced with lurex or punched up with patent to get the look sans gagging.

Hm… now that I’ve taken all the trouble out of finding something to wear, now you’ve got an even harder decision?  Who will you plant those luscious lips on at the stroke of midnight?

metallic gatsby dresses nye

1. Jonathan Simkhai Colorblock Boucle Dress, 2. Capitol Couture by Trish Summerville Laser Cut Patent Leather Dress, 3. Oh My Love Metallic Surplice Dress, 4. Opening Ceremony Hope Deep V Dress, 5. Roland Mouret Malha Lamé TTD, 6. KNT by Kova & T Backless Metallic Halter Dress, 7.Milly Laminated Flare Dress, 8. Sass & Bide Here & Now Beaded Silk Minidress, 9. Free People Golden Chalice Maxi Dress, 10. Motel Cherry Pie Metallic Mesh Top Dress

On to the next.

xx,

WhyDid

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Feb
20
2013
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Setting the Mood: Opposite Day
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

black and white spring trendsThe best way to get through the next two months of below freezing temperatures is to plan ahead.  Plan vacations, plan summer shares, plan spring wardrobes… One of Spring 2013′s trends was the minimalistic and graphic use of black and white shown by everyone from Marc Jacobs to Balmain to Michael Kors.  A long time fan of bold black and white, I am happy to report that this really is one of those trends that would be hard to get wrong… (though I’m sure someone is capable of screwing it up).  You can opt for an actual black and white print or simply pair black and white separates to achieve the look that is clean, crisp, and classic.  Throw em for a loop by accessorizing the look with a red lip or bright bag.

Sophia Webster Yayoi Patent and Leather Sandals, $635, Sass & Bide The Big Go Sequin Tank, $180, 7 for All Mankind Cropped Slim Cigarette in Black & White Gloss Stripe, $198, Cambridge Satchel Two Tone Satchel, $172

xx,

WhyDid

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Feb
17
2012
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Friday Frocks: The Highs and Lows

highs and lows

Should you wear a long dress?  Or something short and sassy?  Can’t make up your mind?  You don’t have to!  Recently I’ve seen an influx of frocks that allow you to wear both.  Short in the front and long in the back.  Is this the mullet of dresses?  Maybe.  Hm… the mullet suddenly makes so much more sense to me now.  Weird.  These  schizophrenic hemmed frocks appear to be the perfect answer for an outdoor or afternoon wedding or a semi-formal party.  When you’re wearing both how can you really go wrong?

hi low dresses1. Heather Hi Lo ZIp Dress, $164, 2. Aidan Mattox Printed Hi-Lo Chiffon Gown, $295, 3. Keepsake Moonlight Dancer Dress, $168, 4. Free People Hi Low Color Block Dress, $148, 5. sass & bide Secret Place Sunburst Print Dress, $485, 6. MAXAZRIA Hi Low Drape Front Dress, $448, 7. Keepsake Make You Mine Dress, $185, 8. Gryphon Francesca Dress, $495, 9. Hard Tail Sleeveless Hi Low Dress, $68, 10. Elizabeth and James Claudia Cuff Dress, $495

xx,

WhyDid

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Jan
13
2012
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Friday Frocks: Life’s a Beach

Can you pass me the SPF, please?  Oh… right.  It’s snowing here.  That means a couple of things.  1. It’s time for me to go home (to California).  2. It’s also time to transport myself (mentally) to a place with warm breezes, cool cocktails, and soft white sand.  How does one do that you ask?  Well, first of all, whip yourself up a strawberry daiquiri, put on some Bob Marley, and then peruse these vacation worthy frocks.  After you’ve convinced yourself you’re somewhere warm, head over to Jet Setter and start booking your next exotic getaway.

1. Sass & Bide Pick N’ Mix Embroidered Strapless Dress, $795, 2. Zimmermann Contrast Halter Dress, $277.20, 3. Issa Short Kimono Dress, $595, 4. Elizabeth and James Paloma Dress, $345, 5. Mara Hoffman King Tut Maxi Dress, $238, 6. M by Missoni Black and Magenta Multicolor Sleeveless Dress, $665, 7. Milly Gustavia Dip Dyed Maxi Dress, $595, 8. Naven Bombshell Dress with Shirring, $345, 9. Halston Heritage Halter Gown, $645, 10. French Connection Multi Jag Stripe Dress, $128

Bon voyage.

xx,

WhyDid

 

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May
27
2011
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Why Did You Wear That: Summer Suit
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

I love bikinis. I’d spend my life in a bikini if I could.  Can I?  It was a real blessing to buy swimwear at Bendel’s… well, not so much a blessing for my wallet, but I enjoyed doing it so much that at one point started to consider designing my own line… til I realized I’d really just rather wear them and write about how much I love them.  So, here I am. Loving bikinis and writing about how much so.

I write about them whenever I can… like here… and here… and here… you get the point.  I wish I could take a picture of my extensive swimwear collection, but alas, it is somewhere in a box in Pennsylvania or West Virginia… hard to tell.

Moving right along.  Memorial Day is what most people consider the “official” summer kick off  although the first day of summer is really June 21- aka summer solstice- aka my favorite woman on earth’s birthday- mom.  Whether you live somewhere warm and sunny or your weekends will now be spent in the Hamptons or Malibu, you’re going to need some sexy suits to keep you looking lovely pool/beachside.  From simple and classic to preferring all eyes on YOU (and why wouldn’t you?), I’ve found and assortment of babe worthy bikinis that will keep you on trend all summer long.

Light Bright

1. Trina Turk French Riviera Bikini: top, $91, bottom: $75, 2. Acacia Charlee Bikini, $187, 3. Bantu String Bikini, $143, 4. Luli FamaDelirio Bikini, $152

Wild Woman

1. Peonie Orange Candy Bikini, $159, 2. Eberjey Phoebe Jungle Love Bikini: top, $74, bottom, $61, 3. L*Space Lompopo Reversible Bikini, $149, 4. Lady Lux Love Game Bikini, $228

Fringe Benefits

1. Indah Fringe Bikini, $99, 2. L*Space Fringe Bikini, $145, 3. Acacia Quinn Bikini, $176, 4. Beach Bunny Cradle of Love Bikini: top, $180, bottom, $89

LBS (Little Black Suit)

1. Poko Pano Rock Candy Push Up Bikini, $136, 2. Red Carter Jefferson Airplane Bikini: top, $70, bottom, $52.50,  3. Beach Bunny Everything That Glitters Bikini, $329, 4. Sass & Bide Fast Forward Bikini, $126

One for the Money

1. Mikoh Santorini One Piece, $190, 2. Vitamin A Runway Wrap Maillot, $199, 3. Beauty & the Beach Monokini, $104, 4. SABZ Eclectico Triangle Monokini, $144

xx,

WhyDid

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