From Man Getter to Man Repeller: Turn Porn to Prunes

March 28, 2011

I’m just warning you before we start that the title of this blog post lacks the revelatory “A Ha!” moment. It doesn’t make very much sense now and will likely continue to do just that. I am however, a sucker for alliteration and I think porn is an underrated word. It rhymes with corn, after all.

In any case, in honor of Monday, Man Getters become Repellers and this sets the mood for an entire week of fashion do’s and fornication don’t’s, starting with what I will call the newest rendition of Kimberly Taylor‘s naked dress.

dress: Kimberly Taylor, shoes: YSL

I take my initial point back, porn does in fact play into the nature of this blog post right here and it’s staring you smack in the face. I have to say, I do love an overtly sexy dress, it leaves plenty of room for me to exercise my most flamboyant creative license and turn what could likely end a dry spell into the very reason one falls under this spell. See that, fashion is very paradoxical. 

In any case, here’s what I did to re-establish my personal style.

mint green button up: Kimberly Taylor, silk utility jacket: Rachel Rachel Roy, gold cuff: Young&Ng;, bolo tie: Alex + Eli via Of a Kind

In honor of spring: two layers of thin outerwear, for one thing. Heavy arm bands for another. And an adjustable bow tie to keep my hands busy. Metallic nails are optional though highly recommended.

black necklace: TOMTOM Jewlery

…It wasn’t enough though, I sensed an element of bowner was missingso I did what anyone would do in this sort of absence and added another bow.

necklace: TOMTOM Jewelry, additional bow: Shop Joy

See the thing that’s so great about this here bow is that I can pile it onto my bolo and be layering bow ties,or…

I can wear it in my hair and just be straight up cool. 
And now, for the final look, everything together, including myself, as one…
You don’t think I’d have left those YSL tribute sandals on? In true man-repelling spirit, I only ever bought them to wear with bell bottoms. We’re talking a 6-inch heel here, people. So here’s to a potato sack/cowboy boot hybrid a la Rag and Bone. 
booties: Rag & Bone

Such, such were the joys. You see that? I just can’t stop laughing. Man Repelling is so much fun. Get in on the party, people. Try a conversion for yourself, share photos and tell of your tales.

How ’bout that for turning porn to prunes?
All images by Naomi Shon. She’s my knight in shining armor.

  • http://www.theiconicblog.com The Iconic Blog

    Love the bows.xx

    Melanie
    http://www.theiconicblog.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12526067662581214314 s. p. stanley

    Success!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00186653388828397132 indie.electronic.alternative.

    you aren't repelling shit here honey. it's too damn cute. military, sheer, bows, platforms, perfection!
    http://indieelectronicalternative.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07365229747072003248 Ashley

    okay this is perfection. Besides the fact your humor has me continually repeating "i love this chick!" your style is so so good…the juxtaposition is spot on. Fortunately i have enough of my own porn-worthy dresses to convert into street chic…loving the R&B; booties!

    -AR
    http://plum-bucket.blogspot

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07059499136811807327 CINCHED AT THE WAIST

    you never fail to surprise/inspire me. jaja amazing-ness.

  • Anonymous

    http://jump4love.com/welcome58.html

    if you really seriously looking to have a relations – why not to try?
    in this life we have many chances, but sometimes we just broken them from our lazy and just not having time for OUR life. we don`t say them you will for 100% find your soul mate, but you could just try and see what will be.
    choice always in your hands.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01695069680470033086 featherfactor

    Amazing prunage job. I adore that hair bow….I love all things bows + hair.

    http://www.featherfactor.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09102166402432092809 hattitude

    Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

    this is an awesome post. the first photo i was thinking, damn she looks great. by then end i didn't even have words. awesome outfit. i love love love the bow ties. i wore a similar one in my post today!

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 Lydia

    Prunes are way cuter than porns.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00207083711507978637 Eugenia Woods

    Love the result!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05882333911932324281 blue roses

    mmmmm, upon reading, i immediately metamorphosed from plump and luscious to shriveled and decadently sweet. this comment makes no sense, but i love, as always, your transformation from seductress to stop-in-your-tracks-and-flee(ress).

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    Lovin all the layers lookin good!

    http://www.fashionablecollections.blogspot.com

  • http://floraspring.wordpress.com/ floraspring

    Oh mha lord! I do believe I'm in love with your dress <3 <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11519884084613665286 Ashley

    love how u transformed that dress. and that green button up is stunning

    http://www.postmodernrunway.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09739251167444138491 Fashion Agony

    Awesome man-repeller look! :)

    xoxo
    http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

    Love the green jacket! I need one of these:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18265420991342432233 Mrs. C

    Bowa are amazing and perfect for man repelling….classic!!
    You don't need it but check out my Move It Monday exercise for swim suit season….eeek!!!

    http://www.mrscapretta.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02415471318176509309 3andahalf
  • Anonymous

    lovelovelove the rag+bone booties

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    lovely look, gorgeous details

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12347329353442093349 Michelle Lee

    lovely :)

    would love for you to read my interview with lumete eyewear designer
    http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08209410201811304112 Neiry

    Nice job, love the outfit!

    http://a-little-awkward.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13141167982326852808 Matter Of Style

    love the sheer skirted dress and girl you have very beautiful legs

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08109300958931611033 Chaquito’s mode

    Perfect outfit! I really like your blog, greetings from Argentina

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00664528074695778095 B

    http://www.roma-ny.blogspot.com
    i want to crawl inside your brain and see how it all works.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07236780030505220647 Jamie

    You are freakin brilliant. Seriously. I was just saying the other day how the idea of man repelling is so appealing to me yet I can't seem to get it down. I always defer to the good ole sex appeal side of things then get annoyed when approached absolute cavemen. I really need to work on the art of turning porn to prunes…and STAT!! I will work on this and report back!

    http://www.glamlatte.com

  • http://radartothescene.com/ smurik

    What's the nail polish? It's gorgeous.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller

    @smurik OPI, called Birthday Babe!

  • Anonymous

    I do looooove the base dress!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07948533402407856322 I Dress Therefore I Am

    LMAO I love you! Man Repelling > Man Getting ;)

    Alexa Rae xx
    (http://idressthereforeiam.onsugar.com)

  • Celeste

    This dress is amazing start to finish, love it in all phases of pelling, pro- to re-!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05273998954002596499 Jenny

    I've been using "ladies we are man repelling tonite". Genius. Love your blog!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16066052473829974209 Layered Black

    You are a true layering god. I bow down!
    {not to be mistaken for bow- as in bow-tie)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14968142062097796652 Deni

    OMG! I totally love your rag & bone boots…stunning look, hun!

    xx
    deni.

  • http://modanistajunkie.com modanista junkie

    The outfit is amazing and love the necklaces!!!

    xoxo,
    melrod

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06117570524856256281 New York Don’t Leave Me

    Love the bows, give me inspiration for my Philip Lim Bow Tie. Great look! Still sexy in my opinion.

    http://www.nydontleaveme.com

  • http://fashionslap.blogspot.com/ fashionslap

    I can only imagine a man looking at your blog and thinking "Oh man she's hot…wait wait what is she doing? Dear god stop the madness"…really that's what I imagine. LOL love that skirt.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02351869206880031770 Yevgeniya Yelkina

    those YSL shoes! talk about porn helllo

    HYPNOTICFASCINATION

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06782565149629105377 Katie

    At the risk of sounding like a creep, you have fabulous Barbie legs dear. You are fucking owning that dress.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00690431259394899077 SKT

    hahah couldn't say it better myself ^

    you look fabulous in that first photo!!! but the outfit you put together is just jizztastic. loving it. xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110129229977718587 The Magic Mirror

    AHAHAHHAHAHAHAAAA!!! This was hilarious! I do have to say I love the repeller outfit better than the getter! The boots are my favorite. Thanks for the laugh!

    Kisses from Wonderland
    Amber
    http://themagikmirror.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07904293199101553442 Jessie

    i love bows with everything. they always look so adorable.

    http://wordbyjessie.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00273517365832446003 TheFashionAddict

    you are so funny! I love the look, you could never be a man-repeller.

    http://lavie-amonavis.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15746912354916977828 Ara

    Your're just an artist at putting clothes together. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12069426957408106950 Kimberly

    love the man repeller look so amazing!

    http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01142451652755518642 Tassos P

    I love the YSLs but the rest are really man repelling… I know, I 'm a man :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18435101143164983582 Rachael

    Such a good idea! Love the outfit you created out of that sexy dress!

    http://www.rachaeldiab.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13436918763087465761 MYRMECOPHILA

    Lovely bows! great outfit!

  • Anonymous

    such a good conversion xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    You are freaking adorable. It's a grand slam when you pile on the bows and wear those 6 inch killer heels.

    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10456155196741471087 Danish Demeanor

    ha ha oh what pruny porn…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02923638990922673108 Steevy

    i love how you incorporate bows into so many of your looks!

    -Steevy
    http://donteatread.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14073793137784988332 Megan Hattie

    So fantastic! I love the flowered bow especially, you put this together so well <3. Big big fan!

    Cheers!
    –Megan//themartiantide.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14069481872747102043 nina rowan

    At the beginning of the post I thought you went all sexy on us…

    but I am very proud you turned that around quickly!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17570422656943252958 neko

    sis, know what's REEEEALLY repelling??!

    CELL-U-LITE.

    something you aint got none of!

    (you lucky porno prune, you ….)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03255132710874351411 KATJA

    Oh I just adore you! Fashion AND intelligence – it CAN go together – add a dash of humor and you get a true inspiration for all women out there who'd rather strutt some personality than become fashion slaves. But in such a stylish way! :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09688241539562913947 Joy

    You are way too funny! Where has this blog been all my life?!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02572848072138411656 Neifile

    I'm loving it! I adore your outfit, and your Jacket! Oh my god, i need it!

    http://www.neifilef.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09113056625709563735 ♥Run With Fashion♥

    LOOOVE THE SKIRT!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03001490403699458982 ﻌFashionQamarﻌ

    Love everything about this post!
    Your humor is awesome, your style ist lovely
    and the fact that you look like you have never used Make-up is pretty much amazing.

    http://fashionqamar.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08107223367018940482 Gabrielle

    Loving this man-repelling look! Those Rag & Bone boots are to-die-for.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00151857033683848670 Luiza

    Ohh well…this is so me, can I borrow your closet for ever? :P

    Kisses,
    Luiza from Lifestyle Philosophy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06303665587576888183 Nomadic D.

    apart from being hilarious as usual, it seems you have purchased the very boots I've been coveting for so long. do you love them? are they comfy? should i get them too? do you want to just send me yours?

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

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  • Kandeel

    omg suuuper old post but this is the coolest love the nails!