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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May
15
2013
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Girl Crush: Go-Go-Gomez
Written by: WhyDid | Celebrity Style

selena gomez fashionOnce a wizard of Waverly Place, Selena Gomez has ditched her Disney darling act as most recently showcased in the raunchy film, Spring Breakers.  Sure she caught a temporary case of Bieber fever, but it seems Ms. Gomez is growing up and moving on.  It’s alright, girl.  We’ve all made mistakes.  If we looked back at at my boyfriend at twenty, I’d be a little red faced too.  Along with her dating and career choices, her style is also evolving and with her glossy locks, long legs, and girl next door (in your dreams) looks, she’s setting herself up to be a real red carpet darling.  Not one to shy away from a bikini or midriff baring top (clearly, she spent two hours on the big screen in not much else), Gomez has captured the perfect mix between young woman and youthful age appropriateness- unlike some of her tween trainwreck graduates.  To get Gomez’s enviable style, grab some key pieces below and start doing some sit ups, like right now.

1. Vince Leather Hi Lo Tee, 2. Jimmy Choo Anouk Patent Leather Shoes, 3. bumble and bumble Shine On Finishing Spray, 4. Smith’s Rosebud Salve, 5. Olay Complete Defense Daily UV Moisturizer SPF 30, 6. Kimchi Blue Pinup Bustie Top, 7. Vix Angola Bikini Top and Bottom, 8.Dolce & Gabbana Mock Tortoise Gold Tone Cat Eye Sunglasses, 9. Blank Denim Distressed Skinny Jeans, 10. Jules Smith Infinity Hoops, 11. Billabong Invert Camo T-Shirt, 12. Forever 21 Mock Pocket Mini Skirt, 13. Supra Vaider Sneakers

 Oh- and I’m not ashamed to admit her new single is on repeat:

xx,

WhyDid

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Apr
17
2012
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Why Did You Wear That: Oh Hey, Crochet!!
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

crochet poncho tunicWhile crochet is often associated with granola loving tree huggers or the back of your granny’s couch in doily form, it appears to be making quite the comeback and doing so quite stylishly.  So, you can go ahead and put down the Kashi and prunes.  Sure, sure, you could take it up as a new hobby.  There are enough books out there to teach yourself how to craft up your very own crochet creation… but who really has time for that?  Besides, there are plenty or pretty options already available and you won’t have to risk chipping a nail.  Crochet makes for great accessories or a sexy (knotty?) beach coverup.  The open weave gives you just enough skin showing and I mean, talk about ventilation.

crochet clothing1. Nanette Lepore Crochet Cover, $184, 2. Michael Stars Lace Crochet Tote, $98, 3. ALL BLACK Open Crochet Ballet Flat, $133, 4. Billabong Crochet Beach Short, $48, 5. Tripp NYC Crochet Skull Sweater, $82, 6. Free People Engineered Crochet Tank Top, $59.99 , 7. Mar y Sol Avery Crochet Fedora, $85, 8. Vix Tandi Crochet Top, $100, and 9. Side Tie Bottom, $100, 10. Free People Diamond Crochet Tunic, $148, 11.Bec & Bridge Anja Crochet Long Sleeve Top, $385, 12. Staring At Stars Crochet Inset Top, $34

 

xx,

WhyDid

 

image via Ecofabulous

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Jan
27
2012
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Friday Frocks: Born To Be Wild

leopardI look forward to Friday for oh so many reasons and I get the feeling I’m not alone.  One of those reasons is the prospect of letting my hair down, slipping out of something standard, and perhaps getting a little bit wild.  What better way to let people know you are serious about having fun than sporting a little something borrowed from our friends in the animal kingdom?

In case you haven’t noticed, leopard and animal prints aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.  In my opinion, leopard print is a new neutral.  If you tire of the standard “as seen in nature” prints, opt for a recolored print.

1. Torn by Ronny Kobo Jill Lace Leopard Combo Dress, $232, 2. Vix Mali Snake Print Jersey Mini Dress, $125, 3. Rachel Pally Peg Dress, $109.99, 4. French Connection Animal Magic Dress, $198, 5. Parker Open Shoulder Dress, $253, 6. Parker Strapless Pleated Leopard Dress, $253, 7. Express Leopard Burnout Elastic Waist Dress, $108, 8. Alloy Cara Leopard Dress, $29.99, 9. Milly Stephanie Ruffled Dress, $335, 10. Diane von Furstenberg Krystle Maxi Dress, $265

Grrr… baby, very grrr.

xx,

WhyDid

 

image via Color Scientist

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May
28
2011
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Friday Frocks: Run For Cover

The only thing more important at the beach than your swimsuit (and choice of juicy beach read) is your coverup.  Long gone are the days of hokey sarongs.  No need to channel Aunt Gertrude in a silly muumuu.  A coverup should be light, sexy, and able to transform from beachside to barside.  There are so many options now that I had a hard time narrowing them down to a few of my favorites.

1. Nightcap Clothing Jungle Lace Caftan Coverup, $320, 2. Anna Kosturova Magnolia Dress, $266, 3. Vitamin A Shantung Coverup, $88, 4. Beach Bunny I Want You To Want Me, $289, 5. Vix Solid Ana Short Dress, $124, 6. Letarte Popcorn Sleeveless Tunic, $198, 7. Mara Hoffman Chiffon Coverup, $308, 8. Zimmerman Copy Cat Silk Swing Dress, $345

Don’t forget some strappy sandals and my beach bag essentials to complete the look.

xx,

WhyDid

 

Photo via Kristie Colon

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