Dec
12
2012
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Why Did You Wear That: Holiday Red-y

whydid kirsten smithAnd the hits just keep on coming thanks to my ahead of her time mother.  This is yet another adorable dress straight from the closet of Georgia Lynn.  I’m so thankful my mom had the good sense to hold onto some of her favorite pieces.  While I won’t be inheriting any Chanel tweed jackets (wasn’t her bohemian style), I’m happy to give several stunners of the sweater dress variety a new home.  True, you won’t be able to go out and grab this exact one but, I think it’s a great example of a dress that’s more than appropriate for a couple of upcoming holiday party occasions.

  1. The office holiday party.
  2. Semi-formal family functions (whether yours or his).

A form fitting sweater dress (or knit) in a festive color (we all know emerald green would be a fantastic choice as well) at a moderate length says, “Cheers!” not “cheap.”  No one wants to be the girl in a mini dancing on the desk/table with a lampshade on her head.  And should you have one too many egg nogs and find yourself perched upon said table, this dress will be long enough to keep Victoria’s secret.

red sweater dress kirsten smith

kirsten whydidyouwearthat

whydidyouwearthat kirsten smith

dress: vintage, boots: Steve Madden, bag: Amrita Singh, hair: Sultra Bombshell

Thanks, I’ll have another.

xx,

WhyDid

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Aug
14
2012
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How To Tuesday: No Fuss, No Muss Curls

poodle beach wavesLet’s be serious, this summer’s humidity has made poker straight hair a futile effort.  I tried this past week- left the house with hair that was sleek and sexy, twenty minutes later it was just crazy and kinky.  (Thank goodness for a quick fishtail braid).  Needless to say, this calls for an alternate hairstyle and unfussy curls are just the ticket.  Long gone are the days of pageant curls and Shirley Temple ringlets.  The modern take on curls is no fuss, no muss.  In this week’s episode, I’ll show you how to achieve the look with three straightforward methods (pun intended).

Editor’s note:  Yes, I’m an a-hole who kept referring to the Sultra Bombshell as the “Sulta” Bombshell.  Blame it on the humidity. xx

how to get gorgeous curls1. Elle Bobby Pins, $4.87, 2. Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray, $35, 3. Sultra Bombshell, $130, 4. Ultra CHI Dazzling Kaleidoscope Flat Iron, $99.95, 5. Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray, $4.49

And next week?

xx,

WhyDid

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Jul
09
2012
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Setting the Mood: Such a Beach.
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

beachy hairWith temperatures upwards of ninety, It’s been nearly impossible to keep hair frizz free, let alone poker straight.  The mere thought of standing in a tiny bathroom with a blowdryer fighting against my natural curl pattern is enough to have me contemplating pulling a Demi a la GI Jane.  Seeing as I do not have the bone structure to pull off a buzz cut, I have to deal with my tempestuous tresses in another fashion.  I’d like to go ahead and thank the Olsens for making crazy, messy, hair en vogue.  I’d then like to give myself a little pat on the back for keeping the messy hair momentum going.  Summer is the perfect time to let your hair go wild, much like your weekends.  Should you not be freshly emerging from the sea like a golden goddess, there are luckily a few tools that will give you the look of sea salted, windblown mermaid hair.

beach wave toolsAlterna Summer Hair Ocean Waves Texturizing Spray, $20Sultra Bombshell Curling Iron, $130, Josie Maran Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist, $22, Helen of Troy 3 in 1 Styling Iron, $69.99

Surf’s up.

xx,

WhyDid

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Jul
06
2012
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The List Volume LXXIX
Written by: WhyDid | The List

my friend told me i was delusionalAlright, so, I do think these e-cards have gotten a bit (by “a bit” I mean “completely”) excessive, but when I saw this one the other day, I couldn’t help but laugh… and then realize it could have been tailor made for me.  If only I had a unicorn…

sad unicorn

 

  1. Leaving my ID in the copier at FedEx.  Score for the 19 year old 5’7 blonde who found it.  Enjoy the Amaretto sours.
  2. The insane heatwave that’s happening here in New York.  Every day I wake up thinking there is NO WAY it could be hotter.  Spoiler alert: it is.
  3. Hair in the drain.  I mean, I know it’s mine, but…
  4. The last few times I have gone to Starbucks I merely ordered iced coffee.  They forgot it.  They did not, however, forget the gentleman behind me’s iced skim double shot hold the water two pumps of vanilla I’ve stopped listening ’cause you’re too high maintenance frappuccino.
  5. Delusional people.

whydid unicorn

  1. Having the most ridiculous dreams for yourself and actually saying them out loud (try it).
  2. Black diamond studs.
  3. The Sultra Bombshell.  My girlfriends have been raving and now I see why.
  4. Fun fact: sometimes I walk around the city with no actual destination and listen to my iPod pretending it’s my personal movie soundtrack.
  5. Delusional people.

May your weekend be full of glitter, unicorns, and giggles.  Now, if you don’t mind, my unicorn is thirsty.  It’s hot out here.

xx,

WhyDid

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