Mar
06
2014
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Why Did You Wear That: Dive In
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

kirsten smithEveryone knows I love lingerie, a good cocktail, and my maltipoo, Smitty.  Something else I love more than the average juice fasting female is swimwear.  Some girls are all about bags, some about shoes and while I love both, a bikini is always certain to catch my attention as well as my paycheck.  I even consider myself a bit of a bathing suit expert.  I mean, I spent two years having the pleasure of filling Bendel’s with barely there beachwear.

I love bathing suits so much there are times when I wonder why I don’t just move to an island and live in a bikini whilst sipping on fresh coconuts, but then I get bored even imagining it and continue on in my concrete jungle.

Sure, this took me the greater portion of a day to pull together, but because I love swimwear so much, I enjoyed every moment of it.  Whether you love a one piece or the teeniest of itsy bitsy bikinis, I’ve rounded up a suit in almost all of this spring’s biggest trends that should tickle your fancy or at least your fanny.  So, here it is.  The most elaborate swimsuit guide you’ll see and ever need to get you beach bum and poolside ready.

bikinis summer

 

  1. Peekaboo Panels: Indah Slam Mesh Patches Top and BottomsT by Alexander Wang Mesh Paneled SwimsuitUNIF Relic SuitLee + Lani The Rio one PieceNorma Kamali Spliced Bandeau One Piece,
  2. Dirty Pop: Beach Riot Ay Papi Freemont Bikini Top and Colada Bikini BottomsCynthia Rowley Underwire BikiniSalinas Ocean Print Racerback SwimsuitGiejo Abstract Plaid Bra Top and Mixed Boy Briefs
  3. Global Graphics:  Zimmerman Instinct Paneled One Piece, Cecilia Prado Optico Triangle Top and Tie Side BottomsMara Hoffman Laser Cut Bandeau Top and BottomsKushcush Bali Bikini Top and Bikini BottomsTori Praver Cabazon Top and Bottoms
  4. Team Spirit: Minimale Animale Calamity Jane BikiniLisa Marie Fernandez The Lisa Marie Two Tone BikiniLisa Marie Fernandez The Farrah Neoprene SwimsuitT by Alexander Wang Mesh Combo Halter Top and Bottoms
  5. Black (and White) To Basics: Clover Canyon Torqued Walls Bikini Top and Bikini BottomsZinke Emmi Reversible Bikini Top and Reversible BottomsBeach Bunny Laser Cut Top and Skimpy BottomRachel Pally Gia MaillotJason Wu Bandeau Bikini
  6. Fresh Blooms: Red Carter Floriculture Peplum One PieceNanette Lepore Fleur de la Mer Bikini Top and BottomsMinimale Animale Work It BikiniMiu Miu Floral Print Ruched BikiniDolce & Gabban Zaraga Blossom Print SwimsuitShimmi Stevie Embroidered Wrap Bikini
  7. On the Fringe: Indah Sports Illustrated Marley Crochet One PieceL*Space Skinnie Minnie Bikini Top and Blake Bikini BottomsIndah Havana Bikini Top and Santiago Bikini Bottoms,  Indah Patron Fringe BandeauLuli FamaCosta Buena Fringe Plunge Bikini Top
  8. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Croptops: Maaji Crop Top and Bikini BottomsBeach Riot Coral Gables Bandeau Top and Bikini BottomsMara Hoffman Naga Cropped Bikini Top and Tie Side Bottom,  Thayer Ruffle Bralette Bikini TopElla Moss Belle Floral Ruffle Bandeau Top and Tunnel BottomsWildfox Couture Tankini Top and Reve Crisscross Brazilian Bottoms
  9. Perfect Pastels: Nookie Beach Hermosas Bandeau BikiniZimmerman Verano Layered Frill BikiniMIKOH Swimwear Banyans String Racerback Top and Lanai Multi String BottomsZinke Weekender One Piece
  10. Heavy Metal: Zimmerman Scout High Triangle String BikiniVix Swimwear Solid Copper Triangle Top and Bikini BottomsLisa Marie Fernandez Genevieve BikiniAgent Provocateur Zonia Sequined Triangle Top and Bikini Briefs, Zimmerman Scout Balcony One Piece

 

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Dec
11
2013
1


Gift Guide: My Kinda Girl
Written by: WhyDid | Gift Guide

paper dollTraditionally, I’ve divided up my gift guides by price point, but I decided to shake things up this year by organizing by personality.  Now, there is no way on Earth anyone could possibly classify all women into five categories- unless that person was looking to face several million pissed off estrogen fueled females.  However, I’ve chosen five pretty broad categories that should be fairly helpful when shopping for your friends, sisters, mothers, and significant others.  Whether she loves all things shiny or her fingers can’t be pried from her smartphone, there’s something here for just about any woman.  And since I’ve taken all of the grunt work out of your holiday shopping (you’re welcome), all you’ve got to do is figure out what kind of gal you’re shopping for.  (If you can’t do that, I can’t be held accountable- but a helpful hint?  We’ve all probably got a little bit of each one inside of us).

The Jet-Setter

gift guide travel1. Cashmere Travel Cushion and Eyemask Set, 2. The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada, 3. Lanvin Set of Two Rubber Luggage Tags, 4. Global Chalkboard Map, 5. Skyroll Wrinkle Free Luggage Carrier, 6.Everlane Reverse-Denim Weekender

The Homebody

gifts for home1. Wildfox Gatsby Summer Night Zip Hoodie, 2. Zuzu Flame Tray & Glass Set, 3. Chelsea Market Cookbook, 4. Current/Elliot The Perfect Sweatpants, 5. Reiko Kaneko Drip Tease Mug Set, 6. Candy Stripe Woven Throw

 The Girly Girl

 

gift guide girls1. J. Crew Jeweled Cuff, 2. Jonathan Adler Unicorn Salt & Pepper Shakers, 3. Princess Decanter, 4. Amethyst Stone Jewelry Box, 5. Saint Laurent Metallic Leather Continental Wallet, 6. Skin Hooded Alpaca Blend Robe

The Fitness Queen

gift guide fitness1. Nike Studio Wrap Pack, 2. MICHI Luna Leggings, 3. Everlast Boxing Glove, 4. Nike FuelBand SE in Rose Gold, 5. Wake Up Workout Cropped Top, 6. T by Alexander Wang Rainbow Cotton Terry Shorts

The Techie

gift guide tech1. Jawbone JAMBOX Portable Wireless Speaker, 2. Jonathan Adler On the Go Charger, 3. Jordan Carlyle Deco Drip iPhone 5/5s Case, 4.
Bop Basics Cashmere Texting Gloves, 5. Moschino Bear Headphones, 6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Techno Lynne Faux Patent Leather Laptop Case

Get used to hearing, “thank you.”

xx,

WhyDid

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Oct
22
2013
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Why Did You Wear That: Fresh Coat
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

coatsThe only item more clutch to one’s closet than the perfect fall boots is the perfect fall coat.  Growing up in Florida, I was unfamiliar with inclement winter weather.  Boy, was I in for a rude awakening during my first northeastern snow storm.  This was when I took a crash course in dressing for the elements.  Never again would I be chilled to the bone without the appropriate outerwear.  Someone wise once told me that if you have a nice coat, nice bag, and nice shoes during the winter, it doesn’t really matter whether you’re wearing sweats underneath– no one will even see them.  I’m not encouraging that, but I certainly wouldn’t shame you for running to Starbucks in your jammies so long as you cover them accordingly.  While you should have one go to coat to cover all occasions, you’re going to need a couple more to fill in the wardrobe gaps.  Below are some essential styles that will keep you warm and looking cool.

fall coats

 

  1. The trench: Rachel Zoe London Belted Trench, Burberry Brit Short Leather Trimmed Cotton Twill Trench Coat, Club Monaco Isabella Trench
  2. The leather jacket: T by Alexander Wang Reversible Leather and Nylon Bomber Jacket, Mackage Veruca Leather Jacket, Club Monaco Lee Moto Jacket
  3. The cape: Max Studio Single Breasted Cape, DSQUARED2 Wool Cape, Anthropologie Chevron Sweet Poncho
  4. The varsity jacket: Lulu & Co Wool Blend and Leather Varsity Jacket, Club Monaco Gabi Varsity Jacket, Current/Elliot The Varsity Jacket
  5. The camel coat: Club Monaco Ashley Quilted Sleeve Coat, 3.1 Phillip Lim Split Sides Pea Coat, Joseph Man Wool and Cashmere Coat
  6. The statement coat: camilla and marc Silentium Wool Coat, BB Dakota Hazel Leopard Coat, alice + olivia Rhonda High Neck Coat
  7. The weekend jacket: Canada Goose Trillium Parka, Tibi Scuba and Padded Twill Coat, Vince Fur Trimmed Hooded Anorak
  8. The classic coat: GAP Moto Coat, Dawn Levy Harper Leather Trim Wool Wrap Coat, French Connection Leather Trim Asymmetrical Coat

Don’t be left out in the cold.

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Aug
27
2013
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Why Did You Wear That: Don’t Sweat the Technique
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

The quote above from Karl Lagerfeld has been passed around the internet faster than an Anthony Weiner dick pic. And while I first snickered when I saw it, I couldn’t help but wonder what Karl might think about one of this fall’s must have items: the sweatshirt.

I can just picture him fanning himself with leather glove clad hand whilst flipping through September’s issues. But put down the paper bag, big K. These aren’t the Champion sweatshirts of gym class past. Nor are they the Juicy Couture velour tracksuits that I was certain were the fashion apocalypse. This season’s reincarnations feature more structured silhouettes, lace insets, and little details that will have you sweating them, not sweating in them.

When worn with the skinniest of skinny jeans, leather leggings, or a pleated skirt rather than their fleeced counterparts, the sweatshirt is more fabulous than frumpy.

1. T by Alexander Wang Crew Neck Sweatshirt, 2. Helmut Lang Leather and Wool Sweatshirt, 3. By Chance Jenna Oversized Sweatshirt, 4. A.P.C. Atelier de Production et Création, 5. Chaser Nat Geo Logo Sweatshirt, 6. Kenzo Striped Lining Cotton Sweatshirt, 7. Wildfox Basic Baggy Beach Sweatshirt, 8.Theory Janelo Long Sweatshirt, 9. Funktional Discovery Sweatshirt

xx,

WhyDid

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Jul
29
2013
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Setting the Mood: Blue Jeans, White Shirt
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

denim fashion editorialThere are times when I gaze into my closet like it’s the great abyss.  Just like there are times when I stare blankly at my computer screen with my fingers poised on the keyboard, but not a thing to type.  The fact of the matter is, I tend to over complicate things.  Overthink them.  And so when I start to feel the sweat prickling on my skin as the stress sets in, I take a deep breath, and murmur to myself, “Keep it simple, stupid.“  You see, when a women has a few staple pieces in her wardrobe, she can count on them like she can count on the rain after a blowout and her monthly visit from auntie Flo.  By having a perfectly fitting pair of jeans, a fresh white t-shirt, crisp white blouse, and a gently destroyed pair of denim shorts, there is no occasion (except for black tie) that she cannot concur.  Depending on the woman, event, and accessories, the most simple pieces, American classics, can take you from daytime down time to dinner, drinks, and possibly dancing.

J Brand 485 Luxe Sateen Midrise Skinny Jeans, T by Alexander Wang Classic Jersey T-Shirt, Splendid Voile Shirt, Rag & Bone Mila Distressed Denim Shorts

Sealed with a K.I.S.S.

xx,

WhyDid

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