Why Did You Wear That: Work It, Girl.

By |March 19th, 2013|Why Did You Wear That?|

whydid workoutDespite the clumps of half melted snow on the sidewalk and being pelted by sleety raindrops the moment you step foot outside your door, “spring” is only a day away.  Typically, this would signal oncoming warm weather and the switch from snow boots to skimmers.  However, by the looks of things, we’ve got a little while longer to spend in the gym sweating to the oldies before shedding the layers and revealing our soft summer skin. (Punksatony, we’re reviewing your contract right now).  So instead of drowning our sorrows in baked mac n’ cheese, let’s take advantage of the opportunity to shed a couple of those extra LB’s we packed on during winter hibernation because those are not the “lumps” they were talking about when they said lovely lady lumps.

While I do have a very difficult time spending ninety dollars on a pair of pants I’m simply going to sweat in, you also don’t have to look like a tool on the treadmill.  Fortunately, workout wear has taken a turn towards stylish.  Take a cue from these on trend gym approved styles and feel the burn.  Just remember, your workout clothes are not street clothes.  Lulu leggings are still leggings, so please don’t sit down at brunch post downward dog next to me.  I don’t want cameltoe with my croissant.

fashionable fitness wear1. Unit-Y Pirouette Bra, $20, 2. C9 by Champion Seamless Cami Bra, $16.99, 3. Lole Bra, $50, 4. Sweaty Bands Floral Frenzy Head Wrap, $15, 5. GapFit Breathe Striped Racer Tank, $19.95, 6. adidas by Stella McCartney Run Performance Tank, $90, 7. Asics Hydrology T-Back Running Tank, $35.99, 8. Nike Stanton Hoodie, $90, 9. C9 by Champion Athletic Shorts, $16.99, 10. Asics Gel Noosa Tri 8 Sneakers, $130, 11. Nike Free TR 3 Print Running Shoe, $99.99, 12. GapFit gFast Lightweight Printed Leggings, $54.95, 13. Nike Legend 2.0 Dip Dye Capris, $65, 14. Lug Life Puddle Jumper Bag, $96, 15. ToeSox Toeless Yoga/Pilates Socks, $14.99

Hop to it.



Why Did You Wear That: On Target Trend

By |March 18th, 2013|Personal Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

spring trends 2013 striped pantThe best way to freshen up any spring wardrobe is with a fresh pop of color.  These Mossimo® Striped Pants from Target are the perfect way to transition from chilly winter into brisk spring by incorporating a striking pink with deep navy pin stripes.  Paired with a cozy navy cashmere sweater for the early portion of spring then a crisp white tank when the heat kicks in, these polished yet relaxed pants are the answer to weekend errands, brunch, and summer Fridays.

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kirsten smittysweater: Henri Bendel (similar here), striped pants: c/o Target, shoes: Jimmy Choo (similar here), bag: Malini Murjani, watch: Michael Kors, dog: Smitty

And be sure to check out the rest of the StyleList Curator Network‘s take on spring trends from Target.



WhyDid and Win: You Want This Kohl in Your Stocking.

By |December 10th, 2012|Why Did You Wear That?|

We all dream of designer duds, but not all of us have the deep pockets to afford them.  That’s why all of the luxury designer collaborations have been major for all of us aspiring fashionistas.  There was Missoni for Target, Margiela for H&M, Christopher Kane for Topshop, and Prabal Gurung for J. Crew to name a few.  This past October, Narciso Rogriguez unveiled its collaboration with Kohl’s at the IAC building in New York.  I was fortunate enough to score an invite to a truly beautiful event.  As if the atmosphere and passed cocktails/hors d’ooeuvres weren’t enough, we were all gifted a serious swag bag on the way out chocked full of pieces from the collection.  Several attendees were decked out in the pieces as well, and I’ve got to say, they looked absolutely fabulous.  The look was strong colorblocking, detailed tailoring, and bright pops of color and pattern.

I was super psyched about a pair of really rad silk pajama pants in my bag, but alas all items were size Medium, which means they are sadly a little bit too big.  Sucks for me… awesome for two of you!  Since I don’t have one millimeter of spare closet space, I will be giving away my goodies to two winners who follow and retweet this message.  Be sure to include the #hashtag for the prize you’d like to win.  ‘Tis the season for sharing (and how amazing would these little numbers be for holiday soirees?).

Good luck!




Note: Narciso Rodriguez and Kohl’s are not directly affiliated with this contest.

Friday Frocks: Going Green

By |March 16th, 2012|Friday Frocks, Why Did You Wear That?|

st patricks dayI’m not typically someone who gets all decked out in green for St. Patrick’s Day.  It seems a bit trite and if you try pinching me because I don’t abide, I may very well punch you.  However, green has been having quite a moment.  So, perhaps it would be a bit easier to find something attractive, not tacky, to sport during the beer fueled festivities.  In order to still look like a lady rather than leprechaun, try these frocks that’ll have you going green whether it be mossy, minty, or military.

st patricks day dresses1. Old Navy Belted Pocket Jersey Dress, $29.94, 2. ABS Allen Schwartz Kate Wrap Dress, $118, 3. T-Bags Green Jersey Ruffle Front Dress, $89.99, 4. BCBGMAXAZRIA Angelika Drape Dress, $178, 5. Four Square Dress, $44.99, 6. under.ligne Mesh Strap Drape Dress, $495, 7. Merona Ponte Ruffle Sheath Dress, $20.98, 8. Tibi Draped Shift Dress, $450, 9. byCORPUS Knit Hi Low Open Back Dress, $19.99, 10. ASOS Dress with Peplum, $39.39

Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck.  -Author Unknown



Real People, Real Style: A Rose By Any Other Name

By |September 14th, 2011|Real People Real Style|

I don’t know a girl who doesn’t delight in receiving roses. The rose is beautiful all on its own. It doesn’t need any extra accoutrements. No baby’s breath. No carnations. It is a straightforward beauty. I would go as far as calling it a “stand alone” flower. I first discovered Rose a la Mode when she was kinda enough to link back to me on a post about the return of flare leg jeans. When I perused her blog, I was impressed with her clean, straightforward, and totally relatable style. She wasn’t all about putting on something cuuuurazy for the shock value. I could tell this was really a peek into Linda’s life and her closet– and for that, I was an immediate fan.

Name: Linda Rose

Wearing: A White T-shirt and Wide leg jeans both from Gap, Platform Sandals from Target, DKNY White Watch, Charm Bracelet

Occupation: Part Time Blogger and Housewife

Hometown/Current Town: St. Louis, MO

I would describe my style as: Easy clothes that everyone can wear…with some extras to make it special

I can’t leave the house without: Burts Bees Lip Balm

Based on wardrobe alone, if I could live in any time period, it would be: The 70’s! I love how glamorous everything was!

Best/biggest splurge (worth every penny): The best hair straightner money can buy. I have frizzy hair and those things work magic for me!

Best fashion advice I’ve ever received: You can wear anything you want as long as you’re confident in it.

Biggest fashion pet peeve (a trend that just needs to go away): Tapered pants (as in baggy on top and skinny at the ankle). They are just not flattering—I don’t care how skinny you are!

What I would tell my 13 year old self: Keep current with the jean trends – that will give away your style intellect every time.

Weirdest beauty trick that I swear by: I don’t use conditioner because I heard that it can burn your hair if you use a flat iron after. I stopped using

conditioner that day and it’s worked for me.

Don’t care if it ever goes out of style, I’m going to keep wearing: SCARVES! They keep me so much warmer in the winter, I couldn’t live without them!

I would love to trade closets with: Jennifer Anniston!

Fun fact: I only started to find my style after I got married in 2005. Before then I had no sense of style.