Should I Buy This? August’s a Weird Shopping Month…


On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 2:29 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:

Just spent *a lot* of money on these. I’m not proud of it, but I am proud of them. Are you judging me?

On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 11:22 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

The heels are made of cotton candy?

You know how sometimes when two people meet their EXACT MATCH, they hate each other? (Evil twin syndrome?) I feel like that might be you with this bag.

Look at this fancy lady coat.

But it’s not time for coats yet even though the e-commerce genies say it is, right?

…And if it’s not, what the hell do I buy? On-sale swim?

On Tue, Aug 2, 2016 at 11:37 AM, Leandra Medine wrote:

That bag is so much fun to look at! But that’s about it.

You know…you don’t have to buy anything if you don’t want to! Sometimes that’s the magic of August, isn’t it? Consumer fatigue?

That coat is fine, but this skirt is more my speed. Which is new for me! Historically I am a high waist pants or shorts kind of woman but lately I’m really interested in pairing sweaters with velvet or sequined mid-length skirts like I’m perennially dressed for Christmas holiday parties. I watched Home Alone last night and almost got excited for the fall/early winter but then dutifully put on a caftan and remembered summer never ends if you don’t let it.

Onward and upward! Should I wear this dress for my morning commute? Feel like it will give subway users something to think about that’s not Donald Trump.

If I do, should I get these slides to go with it?

Or these?

So bad they’re good — you know?

Oh! And here are a pair of frivolous sunglasses to wear only when you’re on vacation. Wear them with nothing but a b-suit.

That’s better.

On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 7:55 AM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

Yes you should get that dress and those Dolce slides but you will never wear those Marni sandals! Would you? I can’t picture your feet in clunkers like that.

Very, very in love with that Dries skirt.

…Leandra why did you watch Home Alone? What is wrong with you that you would watch a Christmas movie in the summer?

I know I don’t *have* to buy anything just because it’s August and I vehemently stand by the fact that summer stretches into mid-September and should be treated as such, but I am starting to have some tiny sartorial panics. Panics like:

Should I have taken a gamble on a crochet halter top?

Did I miss the boat on a clam-digger length pair of sailor pants?

Will I ever be able to find this in a skirt ever again and will I want to wear it?

Should I even bother buying a peasant blouse or will I be so damn sick of puffy sleeves?


On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 12:54 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:

Those “sailor pants” are actually culottes, which I thought we determined were dead to the Man Repeller office in like, February. Don’t look back! Stay convicted in your decisions. You won’t wear that halter top, I know you. I know this isn’t really an “alternative” in the same genre, but maybe get this? …Or here’s a good one! And on $$$ale.

Will look so cool with those orange tab Levi’s I generously gifted you two years ago, which are arguably the best jeans on earth.

I’m inviting myself to continue styling you. I think we should both get these shorts.

Meanwhile, in more interesting things!

This plaid headband.

And, I don’t know, I want a huge ass bow to tie into my hair???

On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 2:53 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

Ok, I think I was high when I selected those pants. (High on LIFE!)

And I don’t even want that halter top, it was more about like…how summery and superfluous it is. Maybe that’s the genre I should stick with right now.

Those shorts are great, I love when you style me. That LMF shirt is the cooler way to go, too. That headband is incredible and I think you can get that bow-rette for way less. ~*The look for less!*~ What would you do, a half up half down situation?

I just fell in love, by the way, while accidentally looking at fall which I didn’t mean to do.

I also really want these Maryam Nassir Zadeh pumps because — and I feel like I say this every year — Put Together is my future new aesthetic.

These are awesome.

Also, I don’t know what is wrong with me but I need. This. Swimsuit. Need. Should I just get it? There are three left.

On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 3:01 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:

YOU KNOW I HAVE THOSE PUMPS RIGHT? I wish we were the same size. We could share.

I could also tell those leggings are not flattering.

Hey! Should I get these?

I’m also straight up obsessed with Mercedes Salazar right now. These in particular.

Good way to make summer feel like it’s never going to end right?

Meanwhile, knit underwear?

I say YES!

On Fri, Aug 11, 2016 at 7:20 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

Welcome back from Ibiza you bowl of peas-a!

I wish we had the same size feet, too. I wish we had the same size feet and that I had eleven feet, total. Alas, because we don’t have the same feet, my answer is no. I do not think you should get those clogs. You always buy clogs and rarely wear clogs!

Question re: Mercedez Salazar, queen of the earring: when she holds seashells up to her ears, do you think she hears the ocean or the whisperings of a genius?

Knit underwear is the unsung hero of butts.

Here is literally all I am buying this very second, which will extend summer because it’s a straight up fantasy but will extend into fall and beyond:

This Drake’s for J.Crew unicorn tapestry-scene pajama top and these matching pants.

And having nothing to do with summer at all, just my overall life in general, this red pom pom sweater by The White Pepper. Balls to the walls.

On Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 9:01 AM, Leandra Medine wrote:

Good luck wearing those pants and not looking like an overgrown child dreaming about paintball while waiting tables at a speak easy with no particular dress code beyond “bring your flair.”

Seeing as I’ve been on vacation for 8 days and thus have not really thought about clothes beyond those of the light linen variety or shoes at all (feet in the sand!), I’ve come back thinking about only two things

1. These high waist jeans by Brock. They are expensive but I have tried on a pair and they are worth it.
1a. Wearing said high waist jeans with one of those braided belts I know your sailor friends must own in spades.
1b. And also a graphic t-shirt, preferably white with black writing.
2. This blazer.
2a. I’m still not over these. But g-dangit, I’ll take these too.

I feel like that’s me quietly wishing away summer which I swear I am not doing! But also, if you had 11 feet, dressing them would be so expensive.

Side q: is this my tiki skirt but imagined for fall?

On Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 9:50 AM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

YOU HAVE TO WEAR IT AS A FULL SUIT. Whatever I’ll do it and you’ll see.

Those Brock jeans have been on my wish list for a while. Brock in general is picking up what I’m putting down. Let’s both get them and have a contest on who can do a headstand in them longest. (I’m feeling so competitive because of the Olympics!)

Uh, speaking of Olympics and therefore fitness, H&M is making some really good gym stuff.

For a moment I thought you were going to show me a needlepoint belt and I got all teary-eyed. Like, I thought you’d never ask!

Yes to that Stella skirt. It’s like my long-gone grandmother’s house meets the paint chip section at Home Depot. And Leandra, get the pink Miu Mius. I think this is the sixth time you’ve sent me them, not that I don’t love them, but with your slip-in persistence, you are like the rogue takeout menu man who keeps sending me the same pamphlet for a Chinese restaurant that isn’t even in Manhattan. I admire that about you. (Your Stella Skirt is currently on sale for around $300, by the way.)

I’m on a plane as I write this going to San Diego for the freakend and I am 99% sure I forgot sunglasses. Mad about it because I meant to pack these giant Opening Ceremony x Gentle Monsters (big shades are back and I want to know exactly how happy Paris Hilton is) and also, these funky cool cat square dudes from Illesteva. They are not me but when do vacation sunglasses have to be.

Before the summer ends I might do something weird like buy this expensive Missoni bikini that I’m pretty sure you can’t even sweat in and this Rosie Assoulin sarong.

…A flight attendant just rolled the drinks cart over my debit card by the way. If that’s not a sign for me to stop shopping online right this second, then I don’t know what is. BYE.

Photographed by Krista Anna Lewis; creative direction by Emily Zirimis. In feature image: Lisa Marie Fernandez top, Miu Miu shorts, Maryam Nassir Zadeh shoes, Sophia Webster bag, Mercedes Salazar earrings, Opening Ceremony x Gentle Monster and Illesteva sunglasses.


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