Why Don’t You… Wear Metal Heels?

‘Why Don’t You’ is my weekly tribute to legendary editor Diana Vreeland who penned a column of the same name for Harper’s Bazaar for 26 years begging, “Don’t just be your ordinary dull self. Why don’t you be ingenious and make yourself into something else?”

Aldo Cooley Heels

I hate the sound of walking on metal. It usually means that one (or both) of my taps came off of the heel of my pump, somewhere in the city, leaving me walking on a nail head.

One of the worst sounds in the world.

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Be Mine.

Kate Spade Shanghai Takeout Bag

A story about love lost.

Specifically, the things I didn’t buy that haunt me. One thing in particular: the Kate Spade Shanghai Takeout bag.

A very much appropriate story, considering, we met a year ago, during last February’s New York Fashion Week.

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5 Style Lessons Courtesy of How to Get Away with Murder’s Michaela Pratt

Here on The City, we are all about cultivating personal style, luckily, we can look to some of our favorite celebrities for a few style lessons.

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I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with my life on Thursday nights for the next two months. I’d been in a committed relationship with Shonda Rhimes, her primetime shows, and a good pour of red in a mason jar.

And now, it’s gone.

Over.

Winter break or some mess.

In its absence, I’ve taken to scouring the Internet for outfit inspiration courtesy of How to Get Away with Murder’s Micheala (Makaylah? Mikalah? Buller?) Pratt. I hope this doesn’t come off the wrong way, but she is everything sartorially that I hoped Viola would be. Whip smart and stylish to boot. My kind of girl. Aside from that whole Aiden debacle because #GWORL.

In my research, I noticed a few patterns that I would like to apply to myself, and so, here where are, with five style lessons courtesy of Ms. Pratt.

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Why Don’t You… Wear Novelty Tights?

‘Why Don’t You’ is my weekly tribute to legendary editor Diana Vreeland who penned a column of the same name for Harper’s Bazaar for 26 years begging, “Don’t just be your ordinary dull self. Why don’t you be ingenious and make yourself into something else?”

Skyline Tights

It’s the worst time of the year for me.

“I know you’re crusading against coats and sensible clothing, but, it’s time,” ______ said over the weekend.

It was easy to get away without wearing tights and actual coats in the city with weather that would be in the high 50s one day, low 40s another, before landing back in the 50s.

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Why Don’t You… Wear Coordinate Jewelry?

‘Why Don’t You’ is my weekly tribute to legendary editor Diana Vreeland who penned a column of the same name for Harper’s Bazaar for 26 years begging, “Don’t just be your ordinary dull self. Why don’t you be ingenious and make yourself into something else?”

How to wear coordinate jewelry

Although I am far removed from the days of learning latitude and longitude in geography class, one of my favorite activities was to determine specific points on the globe according to points on the geographic coordinate system. But who knew that I would be using that in real life? Especially concerning my accessories.

You hear that kids? You will use your geography skills in real life!

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