Smart Is the New Pretty: Love in the Air

By |October 24th, 2012|Smart Is the New Pretty|

true love

I mean, just because I’ve basically become asexual doesn’t mean the rest of the world has.  It’s cuffing season, after all.  So while I’m happiest sitting home rubbing Smitty’s belly with one hand and holding a glass of pinot in the other, it would appear the rest of the world is falling truly, madly, deeply.

  • The moment we’ve all (okay, I’ve) been waiting for… Jess Biel’s wedding dress revealed (and it’s pink?). [NY Mag]
  • Eva Longoria dumped Mark Sanchez… and fortunately for him, I happen to be free on Friday. [Page Six]
  • Which means I will definitely need something snazzy to wear… thank heavens for Maison Martin Margiela collection for H&M (see entire collection here). [Fashionista]
  • And just in case everything sells out before I can peel myself from bed, here are a few other date outfit options. [Refinery29]
  • If he doesn’t watch it, I may just plant a big fat kiss on him like this little Romeo. [Gawker]
  • We could dance the night away in New York’s soon to be biggest dance party, Space. [Eater]
  • Perhaps you’re more of the stay at home type, Mark.  That’s cool. I’ll just whip up this pumpkin lasagna. NBD. [Food Network]
  • I may need to go ahead and stock up on Agent Provocatuer’s new diffusion line, L’Agent. [Refinery29]
  • And should things not pan out… Let’s throw in a little Ryan Gosling… just for good measure. [NY Mag]



Friday Frocks: Ray of White

By |May 25th, 2012|Friday Frocks|

girl in white dress beachAlong with the official kick off of summer, Memorial Day is also the day that white dresses get the “go ahead” green light (according to some).  While white dresses are most often associated with weddings, christenings, and clam bakes, in my book, a Tuesday is as good a day as any to wear a stark white dress.  There is just something so fresh, so innocent and dare I say virginal about slipping into a snow toned frock?  We’ve already worked up the courage with off white and now it’s go time, ladies.  Get out your Tide To Go pens, self tanner, and biggest and brightest smile.  Summer’s here and the living is easy.

white summer dresses1. Forever 21 Matelasse Cap Sleeve Dress, $10.50, 2. Nightcap Clothing Sunset Strapless Dress, $143, 3. T by Alexander Wang Cutout Crepe and Jersey Dress, $115, 4. Urban Renewal Fringe Tee Dress, $64, 5. For Love & Lemons Camilla Maxi, $255, 6. Lauren by Ralph Lauren Cascade Tank Dress, $150, 7. Forever 21 Eyelet Swing Dress, $28.90, 8. A.L.C. Lena Stretch Knit Dress, $345, 9. David Lerner Draped Asymmetrical Dress, $176, 10. Cooperative Scalloped Peplum Dress, $69

Yeah, that’s white.



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Would You Wednesday: Bewitching Bride

By |October 26th, 2011|Why Did or Why Don't?|

This bridal market, dress designers shocked us all by showing wedding dresses in one of the most unexpected of shades.  While we’ve been seeing dresses from seasons past in muted shades of pink, blush, lavender, and even grey, some bridal designers really took the plunge by showing gowns in the inkiest of blacks.  Gasp.  Vera Wang was one who really switched to the dark side by showing nine … count ’em, nine black wedding gowns.  Her collection was fittingly named Witchcraft… and well, I kind of love it.  Behold:

Pretty glorious, right?  Black isn’t often associated with wedding gowns, but if you think about it, it seems a whole lot more practical (not to mention figure forgiving).  Have you ever seen the bottom of a wedding dress by the end of a wedding reception?  Yuck.  Can’t lie, if I didn’t have a dress already, these bewitching creations might even sway me over to the dark side… much to the chagrin of my mother, of course.




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Would You Wednesday: Is White Alright?

By |August 25th, 2011|Why Did or Why Don't?|

Several brides have recently decked their wedding parties out in white (Kate, Kate, Kim). I’ve been a fan of this look for quite some time, but it seems to be shocking to some, however, this is nothing new in British culture. It is said that traditionally, the bridesmaids and other attendants wore white so as to “confuse” and ward off evil spirits. Alright, well, that’s a little ridiculous, but there’s no denying it– an all white wedding party looks incredibly fresh and chic. So what about your wedding guests?

When the first wedding photos from Kim’s wedding emerged, there was much buzz regarding Lindsay Lohan in a sexy white Jenny Packham gown. I thought to myself, “Go figure. It’s Lindsay Lohan.” Thankfully, it was soon released that said wedding had a “black and white” dress code, so Lindsay wasn’t being her typically sloppy self. Phew! There’s one thing Kim K and I can agree on. I love a good dress code. That’s all we’ve got though. Anyway, what I am really wondering about is whether or not you think wearing white to a wedding other than your own is a major fashion faux pas. Thoughts?

Here comes the bridesmaid!



Would You Wednesday: Blushing Bride

By |April 6th, 2011|Why Did or Why Don't?|

On March 26, Reese Witherspoon walked down the aisle to wed Jim Toth, but she didn’t wear white.  While Reese has been married once before (to Ryan Phillippe) she opted for something a little less traditional.  Seeing as Reese has two children (Ava and Deacon) from her first marriage, some might say that it was only right for her to not wear white.  Many traditionalists associate white wedding dresses with virginity.  Well, a couple of things here: 1. There are very few brides who actually wed with virginity still in tact (It’s 2011.  Let’s not be ridiculous), 2. White dresses actually have absolutely nothing to do with virginity.

The popularity of white dresses for weddings began back in 1840 when Queen Victoria wed Albert of Saxe-Coberg.  Before then, it was common for women to wear dresses of any color to walk down the aisle except black (mourning) and red (prostitutes).  Brides wishing to flaunt their virginity actually wore blue.  White was a color associated with wealth because it was a dress that would not be easily worn again.  It wasn’t until the 19th century that the white dress really picked up steam and became a social standard.

When I was trying on wedding dresses, I noticed a lot of muted pastel tints to the dresses.  I tried on an icy lavender, a beautiful blush, and a steely grey gown.  I was almost sold on a blush Vera Wang creation (Farrah below), but mama wasn’t having it.  Below are several non traditional gowns created by the very traditional bridal ateliers:


Vera Wang: Tatiana, Farrah, Dorothy, Didi, Felicity

Oscar de la Renta: 22E40, 22E29, 22E105, 22N46

Reem Acra



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