Should I Buy This?


On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 12:02 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:
Should I buy this? A more important question: why do I want a sequined half-top?

To wear with my sequined suspenders?

On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 1:26 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:
Because you’re quietly insane. Does that top go above your boobs? What about your actual boobs? What will they do? You might need these for them.

But actually what will you wear that with?

Here is my big conundrum: I know exactly how I want to look this season (Ralph Lauren fall ads 1980s/90s, men & women) and I have many (not all) of the pieces to execute it BUT:

I lost that tweed blazer last year just when I finally figured out how to actually wear it. Now I can’t find another good one that isn’t ($$$).

Last question: would ya look at these?

On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 1:38 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:
That’s an Amelia boot if I ever saw one. Would you ever consider wearing them with high waist, cropped and flared burgundy chords?

Like chinos, but for da ladiez who are not bizarro criminal Jareds from Subway. Re: the shrug-wannabe, I think I would wear with the sparkle suspenders. And high waist jeans? And a button down shirt underneath it all (then I’d go around singing Shakira)–

Now how do you feel?

Also, I don’t know what blazer you’re talking about but I am confident we can find you a new one, starting here.

I know it’s not cheap. At all. But it’s cropped and you know there’s only so much longer we will care about wearing longer jackets and it’s also black and the quality is good and my hunch is that you can kind of wear it forever.

On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 3:46 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:
I feel great about Shakira-anything. Also I love those pants. Is that the length to wear with ankle boots? I never know what to do there but we both know one thing: skinny jeans and ankle boots are the devil.


The blazer that’s lost is way more like this, but this isn’t it.

I basically want to be this girl minus the dumb ass hat and dark collared shirt. (I think I hate dark collared shirts.) I want to wear a tie too. You’ll be cravats girl and I’ll be “Hey! loosen up and stay for dinner!” girl.

man repeller-hat girl

Truth q: are these going to be ugly on the leg?

Also this suit is reason alone to propose to myself.

Last thing: yes or no?

On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 4:27 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:
I’m not so upset you lost that blazer. I think you should get a double breast herringbone one. You know who made really beautiful ones this season? Isa Arfen. I think if you’re going to invest in one thing, outerwear is probably it. Ends up being cheaper if you consider how many H&M or Zara jackets you’ve probably thrown away. And, yeah — you’re going to want short jackets again really soon! I am sure of it. Stop buying long ones now. Trust me.

Also, you are going to hate those Gucci sandals. They will to make you look like a tree that has been gnawed at by the trunk but still maintains mass everywhere else. These, on the other hand, are gold. Literally and figuratively.

Or! Earth to Amelia! Horsebits!

That Ellery jacket is giving me life, but like, how do you wear it when it gets a teeeensy bit colder? That thing has the shelf life of like, an organic fig. You can wear it for three days in the Spring and two days in the fall and then what? It’s relegated to wishful wearing. Unless you’re Rihanna and have a driver/car that doubles as a handbag and coat and umbrella, etc., in which case you don’t have to worry about things the rest of us plebes do.

I actually can’t stop looking at the jacket, though. Maybe you can wear a blanket as a coat over it like a nouveau/urban poncho! Should we timeshare it? Finally, that Topshop skirt is great but I don’t trust you with it. I feel like you think you can barge in here wearing over-the-knee boots (I really want these) and a shrunken sweater without looking like an elementary school teacher. Can I instead persuade you in the direction of this guy, which thinks it’s Miu Miu and impressively almost tricked me, too?

Also, since our first correspondence, I have broken up with the sequined shrug and am now committed to the acquisition of the following outfit:
a) This sweater
b) These jeans
c) These shoes

On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 6:38 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:
I…am actually going to buy those Gucci shoes. They even look bunion friendly. THANK YOU. What are your thoughts on open toed shoes in the late fall/winter though? Do you think I have to save these? I can’t remember under what circumstances open toes look ridiculous but I think they exist.

Good call on Isa Arfen, mostly because it just took me on a quick rabbit hole to Yoox where I found this dress that I am definitely buying to wear to all of the 3,000 weddings I have coming up between now and June 2016.


Down to timeshare that jacket, but how can I split real estate with a woman who doesn’t trust me with a tweed skirt! Don’t you think it’s mid-calf and therefore kind of cool? Maybe I’m making it into something it’s not. I’m going to keep looking. (Gr8 boots)

Re your links:

A) I almost sent you that sweater too, for you
B) Don’t you have?
C) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As for me:

A) Shade
B) This blouse I will never wear
B and a half) Trou$ers
C) A groovy bag

Also, this is your Dries coat but not.

Are we thinking about coats yet or no? When I say we I mean you, me and Abie.

On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 7:38 AM, Leandra Medine wrote:
Your e-mail is really overwhelming me. I don’t understand why you think you’ll wear a see-through button down with a pussy pow at the top when historically you hate all shirts that aren’t button downs or turtlenecks. I think you’re going to look like you’re sunbathing topless in a canoe in those marble mirrored round sunglasses and I think those Frame jeans, though a good effort, are trying too hard to evince the 70s flare — that trouser waist line has middle school history teacher relaxing on weekend with teenage daughter written all over it.

Oh, that is my Dries coat, but from Asos. Good thing I bought it for a similar price at a Barney’s Warehouse Sale. #RIP

Anyway, I bought the outfit cited in my previous e-mail so I feel like I’m tapping out, as in, poor. Just one question: where are we on bubble gum pink and safety buckles? I like both.

On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 8:48 AM, Amelia Diamond wrote:
Way harsh, Tai Food. I don’t think those jeans want to be anything other than what they’ve been trying to be lately, like Gavin DeGraw and his fedora.

I like the pink but I haaaaate safety buckles. They make me think of NSYNC or Driver’s Ed. Bigger question: why do you think you suddenly want a bag? You never want bags. (Or do you just want bubble gum pink and safety buckles?)

I’m gonna get this skirt in navy.

This turtleneck

Wear it with those trademark loafers until it gets too cold for bare legs and call it a day.

PS Rainbow Bright ski pantz (vote on who wears them at Feb fashion week)

On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 8:51 AM, Leandra Medine wrote:
So you’re going for Selma Blair in Legally Blonde, huh? Why stop at the loafers? Get a twinset. Wear your pearls. Here’s a headband.

While I was finding you a headband, I came across this.
I love that thing.

On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 10:28 AM, Amelia Diamond wrote:
Minus her headbands, Selma Blair dresses awesome in Legally Blonde:

man repeller-legally blonde headband selma

That thing you sent is nuts. It’s great.

( Q: Are you already sick of suede? )

Look at Isaac on Mr. Porter! Hey Isaac, I have a question for you!…. Why male models?

Also, just got back from the Bliss and Mischief preview (Hillary says hi) so I logged right onto Matches and think I should buy these.

Shoes to pair with, please.

On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 2:07 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:
That was such a drunk email.

On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 2:14 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:
Guilty as charged! Just like my credit card.

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