Why Did You Wear That: Dive In
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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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Why Did You Wear That: Don’t Sweat the Technique
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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



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Setting the Mood: American as Apple Pie
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

god bless america I know I may complain a bit (who me?) and threaten to run off to the south of France from time to time, but the fact is, we do live in a truly great country.  We’re free to do what we please- whether that be speak our minds or watch as much Real Housewives as our brains can tolerate.  Clearly, seeing as there is an entire market dedicated to apparel smattered with our American flag, I am not alone in my love of the land of the free.    So, let’s try and remember why we’ve been awarded the freedoms that we have and wear our flags oh so proudly.

flag apparel

Torn by Ronny Kobo Boyfriend Tee, $174.60, RUNWAYDREAMZ Vintage American Flag Shorts, $179, Wildfox Couture American Heart Manhattan Cardigan, $269, Converse All Star Specialty Flag, $84.13

God bless!



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Gift Guide: A Rated G Valentine’s Day
Written by: WhyDid | Gift Guide

beauty and the best rated gCupid and I hate to be pests, but there is no stopping the calendar.  February 14th is on it’s way and whether or not you are choosing to ignore it, time marches on with or without you, my friend.  Maybe you’ve just started dating someone potentially special (but how can one really be sure?) or perhaps you just want to trade gifts with girlfriends instead.  Whatever your Valentine’s Day is shaping up to be, there are some very sweet options so as not to appear completely crazy in love (or creepy).  Nothing worse than going all in without the slightest bit of reciprocity.  Awkward.

g rated valentines day gifts1. Alphabet Bags Heart Tote, $23, 2.Diptyque Roses Pink Candle, $32, 3. Kate Spade New York Say Yes Necklace (Ooh La La), $62.99, 4. Wildfox Couture Gold Sparkle Heart T, $107, 5. Lanvin Set of Envelopes and Colored Pencils, $115, 6. MARC by Marc Jacobs iPhone 4 Wild Hearts Case, $34, 7. Tory Burch Red Leopard Heart Scarf, $122.99, 8. Paw Me a Cup Tea Set, $45.99




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Why Did You Eat That: Steel Magnolia


It may now be known as the infamous location of Lilo’s Tweet about failing her drug test, but Magnolia was worth stopping by well before LoLo got hammered. With the original location in the heart of Hollywood, it’s the perfect place to people watch in the evenings. Or for a more secluded moment, take a seat out on the back deck. I was excited to see a second location in DTLA for a much more chill atmosphere.


Upon arrival at Magnolia, you must order a Grape Collins (unless, of course, you’re wearing your SCRAM bracelet). It is a perfectly refreshing mixture of muddled grapes and deliciousness.


After a quick toast to good company, go ahead and be sure to order the tuna tartare. It’s something I’d like to call lifechanging. Piled atop a fresh avocado, the tuna is super fresh and seasoned just enough. If you’re not much for seafood, the macaroni and cheese is a surefire hit. The herb roasted organic chicken and the marinated skirt steak are both home runs in the entree department (although the the brussels sprouts steal the show in my opinion).


Oh… and as if you even have any room left… there’s the mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwich to top things off.

Magnolia (Hollywood)

6266 1/2 Sunset Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90028


Magnolia (Downtown)

825 W. James M. Wood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90015


So what’s a girl to wear to dine at Magnolia? If you can’t beat em, join em:

Screen shot 2010-09-27 at 9.51.54 PMWildfox Couture Witchcraft Tee, $78

O44LFL-26126 by Lindsay Lohan Lily Lace Stretch Legging, $66

house2009712447_p1_v1_m56577569832049884_254x500House of Harlow 1960 Leslie Square Toe Platform Booties, $275

Screen shot 2010-09-27 at 10.03.26 PMStella Mc Cartney Studded Eco Suede Shopper, $1695



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