Transform Your Skirt from a Man Repeller to a Man Getter

by Leandra Medine
September 29, 2010
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I once chronicled a social experiment that included my friend chopping a whopping six inches off her Alexander Wang boyfriend shorts. The result left her dry spell over and her lady bits pleased. Here today, I will chronicle my effort at doing a similar DIY with a high waisted black flair skirt purchased at Zara several weeks ago. It’s important to note that in the context of repelling, you win some, you lose some. But mostly, you lose.

Exhibit A: I wore the below outfit to dinner last weekend. I didn’t think I was Man Repelling, but I was mistaken.

See that face? This is the face of a girl who hasn’t had a boyfriend in three years. 

You see, my bare ribs are showing. That’s sexy, right? Wrong. My shirt is still buttoned up to its collar and my skirt is still channeling Weird Al Yankovic’s spoof song Amish Paradise.

The shoes were Man Repellers for another reason. While YSL Tribute Sandals are often used in the context of say, pole dancing class or tricking the masses into thinking you are six inches taller than you actually are, I was told I “look like a crippled crow” walking in said Tribs. I don’t know what a crippled crow looks like but I don’t want to look like one, I don’t think.

So, I failed my whale all the way home, alone, by myself, just me and my skirt and my cool cut out shirt. And then I thought: hey, here’s an idea.
So…

I took off the Alexander-no-Wang cut out blouse and put on a bustier. You can’t see my nipples though the nude lining tricks you into thinking you canMan Repeller score point. After the bustier was snapped on, I traded in the tributes for a more a traditional stiletto. These mother fuckers are by Brian Atwood, they pinch my feet, but I love them. And the arch is so high they make my legs look EXTRA LONG! Even despite the bad things the skirt is trying to do to my body. Then I threw tons of glittery shit across my neck.

I proceeded to wear this out to a family friend’s Bar Mitzvah event and…

…See that face? This is the face of a girl who…hasn’t had a boyfriend in three years.

Essentially, the moral of my story is this: I tricked you. One skirt, two ways, and still repelling. Cock blockers don’t become cock rockers.

Contact: HaremPants@ManRepeller.com, Tweet @ManRepeller

REPLIES
  • http://www.stylestalk.com Songya

    Damn you're too funny!! I really adore your posts. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15318966183032998930 Melissa

    I would love your figure for just one day. Also, the first pair of shoes are friggen adorable.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09018752871250031380 Little Scribbler

    Cock blockers still don't become cock rockers. Fave line of the day. Easily.

  • http://www.paulaguimaraes.com Paula

    haha, your blog is just hilarous! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07697979490850156500 Annie

    love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08637022297647357192 “hi, i’m ginnybranch stelling and i love love.”

    gurl, i thought you were carine roitfeld in the first picture! i love it!

  • Anonymous

    why is it that all of the smart girls are single?

  • Anonymous

    no matter what you do…repel or not repel you are gorgeous
    and smart
    love your blog

  • Anonymous

    You got it all, you are amazing!!!!

  • http://ritournelleblog.wordpress.com/ ritournelleblog

    Aw, I thought you had made it in the 2nd picture :-(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18225298040349571173 Michelle Bobb-Parris

    Are you awesome? Yes you are. This is one of those posts that make fashion worth reading about. There is hope for all of us.

    (Oh, and thanks for the comment on my blog!)

    Michelle

  • http://www.dalatdesigns.com Flower

    I would check you out if I spotted you in the first outfit. I like it. And ps- thank you for the hilarious post!

  • Anonymous

    you are fucking amazing

  • Anonymous

    haha LOVED this post!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12721489174660426272 Fashion Intel

    I think you are repellin the right guys because once you get a hit with that Big Love skirt and Wang top, you've found a winner!

  • Leslie

    "I failed my whale"!!! Love that phrase… does it allude to something that is over my head? Is a "whale" some kind of slang that I have never heard before?

    Hilarious… you are so cute!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17780627373668977002 flyer verteiler

    fashion intel has got it right.
    sometimes man repelling is a good thing cause a guy who dont respect some side belly buttom cleavage is a guy nobody needs.
    guuurlfriend.

  • http://moito.wordpress.com/ moito

    just started reading your blog and posts and have to say that sincerely, you are fabulous, and honestly can't believe you haven't had a boyfriend in three years!!! you seem smart and funny, and also with a lot of style. keep it up

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11194730452809489384 Lauren

    Fabulous Blog!!!! Great sense of style and creativity..I do love that bustier .. and if that is your NYC apt, it makes me have the little green envy monkey on my shoulder

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05518813441351667294 Connie @ SogniESorrisi

    Too funny! Hope you have a great weekend.

  • http://thewedordeadwager.wordpress.com/ thewedordeadwager

    I've just been introduced to this blog by a chum. I'm now hooked.

    Toast

    P.S. That cut out shirt is weird and gives me the fears.

  • http://thestylecrusader.org the style crusader

    don't believe it for one second. that second outfit is seriously hot… i love how you walked us through the transition. absolutely gorgeous. xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00613068703184093929 Yasemin

    I love love love all of your posts. But I especially love that little evil eye in the corner of the first picture.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09720118951665130815 Bex

    Haha this post made me laugh, you have a fantastic blog and a really original voice, although what you are saying is a 100% bang on the money. I will definetely be coming back for more!

    http://betweenmargins.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14236788626234431666 wool and misc

    Fuck, you're funny.

  • http://www.weightlessdog.com Turtle

    Oh, jeez, I'd have done you either way, but the second outfit is more appealing, yes.

  • Anonymous

    Will you be my best friend already!

  • http://www.taxonomyofmywardrobe.blogspot.com Veshoevius

    Hilarious! I don't know about the fellas but I love your wardrobe!

  • Andie C

    I proceeded to wear this out to a family friend’s Bar Mitzvah event HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA I actually laughing out loud at work….

  • matt
  • Annebonney1720

    I love this while peice and you just solved my outfit dilemma for the weekend approaching.