Oct
25
2013
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Friday Frocks: Sweater Dressing
Written by: WhyDid | Friday Frocks

To me, there is no better thing than being able to look pulled together while feeling as if you are lounging in your oldest holiest sweats.  The perfect way to achieve this style nirvana is by acquiring a sweater dress… or many of them.  Be it cashmere, merino wool, or cotton blend, sweater dresses come in all shapes, colors, and patterns making it quite possible to wear one each and every day of the week.  Perfectly suited for a day at the office or a weekend brunch with friends, this knit number is as versatile as it is comfortable.  With tights, over the knee boots, and a leather jacket, no one will ever accuse you of being frumpy.

knit dresses1. 360 SWEATER Zana Sweater Dress, 2. Remain Intarsia Knit Sweater Dress, 3. kensie Stripe Cotton Blend Sweater, 4. Tess Giberson Intarsia Collage Sweater Dress, 5. Matthew Williamson Knitted Sweater Dress, 6. Jonathan Simkhai Pixel Sweater Dress, 7. Tibi Intarsia Cotton and Modal Dress, 8.Temperley London Honeycomb Dress, 9. French Connection Stripe Sweater Dress, 10. Maison Martin Margiela Paneled Wool Sweater Dress

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Oct
21
2013
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Setting the Mood: Don’t Sweater The Technique
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

sweatersIt’s easy to get melancholy over the falling leaves and temperatures when autumn rolls around.  It’s stayed strangely warm this year, but it’s merely a matter of time before you are going to be swaddled in cashmere and merino.  I may be biased having spent a portion of my professional life in knitwear, but there is not much I love more than a giant cozy sweater.  With destroyed denim, sleek leather, or simple legwear, knitwear is nothing less than versatile.  Embrace the chill and find yourself a cozy sweater to snuggle up in.

Helmut Lang Boucle Cotton Blend Sweater, IRO Piper Knitted Sweater, Equipment Asher Cashmere Sweater, Theory Zambra Chunky Knit Sweater

Bundled up, boo boo.

xx,

WhyDid

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Dec
12
2012
1


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

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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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Nov
28
2012
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Why Did You Wear That: Dress Up

whydid kirsten smithIt’s always so relaxing to go home.  There are no worries, no pressure, nothing to do, and I gain about ten pounds.  Turns out, the fine folks here are not particularly interested in juicing, Pilates, or whether or not hunting gear should be worn to dinner at Applebee’s.  That said, I am looking forward to heading home (to New York), starting a cleanse, and hitting the treadmill– hard.  In the meantime, I played a little game of dress up in a sweater dress of my mother’s that I’ve been eying for several years.  It hung in my closet in New York for a bit, but never got any play because I couldn’t quite figure out when and where I wanted to wear it, so I returned it during my West Coast intermission.  Now seems like the perfect time for this knit confection to make its way back to my closet once again.  Let’s give it another go.  Whaddya say?

kirsten smith

vintage sweater dress

all saints boots

kirsten smith why did you wear thatdress: vintage, bag: Balenciaga, boots: All Saints, hat: Croft & Barrow

Thanks, mom.

xx,

WhyDid

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Oct
05
2012
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Friday Frocks: I Can Love You Sweater.

oversize sweaterBy now, it should be clear how I feel about knitwear.  Cardigans, pullovers, hats, and gloves.  My favorite piece of knitwear, however, is the sweater dress.  By far one of the most versatile pieces of the autumnal season, it can be worn alone with a great pair of boots, with tights when the brisk breeze turns to a crisp chill, and over leggings when the snow plows start to rumble through the streets.  A slouchy, soft sweaterdress is the equivalent of an oversized boyfriend shirt.  It’s comfortable, easy, and altogether chic.  It also has the overwhelming effect of making you look completely cuddly and I cannot be held responsible if handsome strangers have the overwhelming urge to hug you when wearing one.

sweater dresses1. Club Monaco Kaylee Sweater Dress, $170, 2. Forever 21 Essential Cable Knit Sweater Dress, $27.80, 3. MINKPINK Queens Sweater Dress, $99, 4. Lovers & Friends Forever Sweater Dress, $190, 5. McQ Alexander McQueen Knitted and Lace Sweater Dress, $405, 6. ONE by YMC Sweater Dress, $199, 7. by Zoe Esky Tunic Sweater Dress, $238, 8. Rag & Bone Lisbeth Embroidered Sweater Dress, $595, 9. MHL by Margaret Howell Ribbed Knit Wool Sweater Dress, $295, 10. Rebecca Minkoff Essef V Back Cashmere Dress, $368

Ain’t nothin’ better than a dress that’s also a sweater.

xx,

WhyDid

 

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