I Miss You, Do You Miss Me?

Leandra Medine | April 22, 2011

I can’t take it anymore! I miss you hoodrats! While I am still eating fake food in the sunshine state trying to radiate my skin but successfully failing, I have to come out of this blogcoma. Why? Because I feel my creative juices being hindered by the exhausting amount of estrogen in my presence. I’m not sure if you know this, fellow repellows, but I have three brothers. Count them, three. And a rare occasion it is that all four of us are under one single roof, co-existing like it’s the ’90s.

Ultimately, this should explain why oh why oh why and why I am fit for the role (the Man Repeller role, that is). One time when I was 17 my oldest brother told me he was ashamed that I was his sister because I was so fat compared to all his friends’ sisters. So I ate apples for a year. That were covered in chocolate pudding! One time, my other brother told me I looked like a tuna fish cow. What is a tuna fish cow? I don’t know. And finally, one more time, my other brother shrieked and took a double take as he told me I looked like a lowbrow linebacker (I was wearing a rad Rag & Bone blazer.) And so I started a blog. A blog, I tell ya! This one!

Now, I have nothing important to tell you but for those of you not following me on Instagram (I hold no predisposed prejudices against non iPhone users) or Tumblr, here are a few photos that tell about my trip.

Morning, Sunshine.
Goodnight, Moon.

Polka stripes go in for the win. (shorts: Shop Nasty Gal, jacket: Veda, shoes: Christian Louboutin.)
Pool side repeller, off duty. (Blouse: Anarchy Street, shorts: Dallin Chase) And for the record, I didn’t land a date of any sorts.
I called this one, “If I Had a Twin.” We’d match all the time and when standing in rooms bound by copious mirrors, there would be…so many of us. So many. Viagra nation! (blouse: Equipment, shorts: Tibi, shoes: Alex Wang.)

Also, my bees knees are burnt so stay tuned for a sweet Instagram manipulated photo of that too.

I love you. So long.

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

    Love your poolside outfit, adorrrable. Also, those views!!! Holy cow, why am I not there?! My brother used to punch me if he lost at a video game and I was sitting in punching distance. You're gorgeous.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16222118211588319318 Lexi

    You are awesome, this post is awesome, and only in Florida can you find bathrooms lined in mirrors!

    xox Lexi
    Glitter & Pearls

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14334530676781818857 Maeva Christa Hiag

    Elle est magnifiques les photos warw ^^
    La Bise

    MCH from Paris

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06124956801511170454 CreativeCandor

    eeeeeee yaaaaayeeeeeeeeee. you're back. so so back. and I love that back! you've got some killer shoes my [internet fake] friend (that doesn't know I exist, but I follow your every move creepily via blog and twitter)!!!

  • http://www.nikimalek.com niki with one k

    this is awesome. love.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14548517494434374923 jessica january

    nothing better than a good old jewish fam jam reunion in the sunshine state. getting majorly nostalgic right about now.

    january, x

  • http://magmoiselle.fr s

    Very nice pics… Great look ;D

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

    great photographs! I love the vintage effect on them. this is amazing and hilarious.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com

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

    tuna fish cow… hilarious!


  • Anonymous

    You need some sisters, girrrrl! My sisters and I have been making fun of fashion (which I adore but they could not care less about) for years. We just ignore our brothers! I love your blog! Special request: please make (more)fun of the pose I call "the Stumblebum"…that annoying toes-touching-with heels pointed-out" that ressembles something you'd see in photo of a small child holding a huge, spiral lollypop. Thank you! mmmwww!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11268881909478319351 It’s Official

    Love you and your twin. So daring and beautiful!

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

    I missed you too! Your poolside outfit is so cute


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17363075189534258958 Kevin moreno

    nice outfit <3<3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08303339037161037296 victoria / cats dreaming in keylime

    I can be your twin, your shorter pleasantly plumper twin. : )

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07682017149882932261 Jenny Westerhoff

    thank god! i was going through withdrawal. also love the florida sneak peek, makin' me want summer NOW

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18029219123312766790 jenn of boy howdy daily

    your bathing suit is super cute, and i love that last outfit.

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

    I missed you too! I love your bather and the last outfit

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08509000552394407731 Melissa

    Definitely missed you! Can you name your twin? Maybe she can do guest posts!? I see a bipolar blog in your future.. muahaha


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

    So glad you relapsed…such beautiful photos! Especially adore the poolside repelling outfit.

    much love.

  • Anonymous

    AAAHHH!!! You're in Miami, my cit!! I'm sooo gonna stalk you hahahaha nah, just kidding.. or am I? 😉

  • http://booksaremyboyfriends.wordpress.com/ booksaremyboyfriends

    Um… what men are you repelling in your pool-side retro-twist cuteness? Because those men are stupid times infinity, your legs go on FOREVER in those shorts. Great post, Chag Sameach, girl!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14115602550068814925 lis

    Hey, I'm a Brazilian girl and I LOVE your blog. Is perfect and so original! congratulations! if you could pass on my blog to say hi. Its Armário Aberto, or translating "Open wardrobe" (?? It's not exactly that, but something like that)..

    Sorry for bad english…


    Kisses… or in portuguese Beijos!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09749027762662012409 Joy

    Tuna fish cow?! What the hell…and I don't see how you are fat. Brothers are the worst!

  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com molliee

    haha these photos of you taking your photos are awesome! love it!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00838776139765282768 Sara

    You arent fat at all, I know you probably know that and dont know how much of what you said above is like sarcastic or something but i'd love to have your lovely legs, theyre what makes a lot of your gorgeous clothes look extra nice on you. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13376582865348991934 Diana K.

    YES!!! I second all those who said they had been going through withdrawal. I didn't even realize I could get addicted to a blog until I stumbled onto yours. Now I spend my mornings looking alternately at myself in the mirror and at my wardrobe, thinking, "Hmmm… this outfit needs more weird."

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15367737715191663993 J. Rene’

    Would love to follow you on Instagram! What is your handle??

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11805340398948210012 Anna

    ay, enjoy the sun, cloudy and rainy here in NY…

  • Anonymous


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02547711863361870695 Ingibjorg Ruth

    I love the looks! 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03001074851810859660 Liz

    You are so so so lovely! Your posts are always so fresh and funny and self deprecating and the fashion world needs more lovely personalities like yours!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17574427892113163954 Rada Priya

    Yr blog is so good, its Ridiculous.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04283774570729421685 Darcy

    Delightful! Welcome back!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00959290204095275687 Di

    hahaha love your behind the story!! it totally makes sense now! your brothers sound like classic brothers 🙂 And your style is just as interesting. I love these outfits! So great for the weather here~ I'm still tripping over the white outfit. Is it a sheer lace tank w/ a bandeau top + white shorts?? (the details on the shorts look fantastic). Love how all the little pieces come together. You make such cool & interesting combos & pull it off fabulouslyyyy xo Diana

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09092338997707070764 natalia

    i love that poolside outfit!!
    i am a florida gal and it's no new york, but i do love it.
    sunshine and poolside outfits!
    how can you go wrong?

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

    Oh the last outfit is awesome!!!:)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14286300420574824421 Andrea

    I love the last outfit,


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

    Your brothers were horrible, but thanks to them we have this amazing blog!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12398547380505833940 LoveE ♥

    How on earth could your brother call you fat, you're absolutely gorgeously perfect! I could only wish to be as thin as you! And I absolutely adore that jumpsuit!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10410346869848640842 Andrea

    I've been wondering how you would dress Man Repeller style in Florida… It's definitely getting hot here already, which means lots of bare skin. Men like bare skin. And as the summer wears on it gets harder and harder to layer… Ugh I'm sweating just thinking about it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02692154365553881657 Kate

    Love the blast from the past thoughts!

    And I love the last outfit!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10812125586852834577 The Fagazine

    I will be in Flo-Rida, sans apple bottom jeans, (get it? I spelled it that way cause he is a rapper named after a state.) in June. Directly after Cincinnati Fashion Week. I have double new outfits lined up. Choc FULL of Bow Ties and bright colored flamboyance.


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

    love your all white outfit!
    have a great weekend 🙂


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15308862608320193108 Lola

    Missing you LOTS and love every single outfit and your rant about your brothers, I have one and he's bad enough! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13317022428116891964 Aisling

    Wish I had a twin too! Lol. Love that outfit! And ignore brothers, they are mean by nature!


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

    Love the last outfit with your twin 🙂

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

    THREE brothers??


    No wonder you dress the way you do.


    Pls come back home to the rainy crappy North !


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

    Right, so I have three brothers, but they're younger than me so I was the one giving them eating disorders. MY SHITTY FRIENDS on the other hand have told me things like "you look like a baby cow" and "oh my, your hair feels just like a schnauzer's!" so I started a blog.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07060568771139186868 ddferg

    A TUNA-FISH COW– NOT! I don't know what that is, but I'm adding it to my vocabulary.
    Anywhooo, really happy to see you miss us too.
    Repell the Hell out of FLA!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07060568771139186868 ddferg

    BTW, just snagged some Stubbs and Wooten Cheetah needlepoint loafers–50% off. Thanks Man Repeller, for giving me the courage. You are the wind beneath my yaddah yaddah.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03630404065456263947 courtneypickard@gmail.com

    Are you in Marina Del Rey?? I live there!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13175302629203921149 Mollz

    literally have been stalking your blog like a mother. im obsessed dude. i've told all my pals. we're going to group-stalk now. just warning you.


  • http://www.samplesalesites.com Liane from SampleSaleSites.com

    Where in FL are you visiting? Easter reunion?

    Grew up in Palm Beach and now stationed in St. Petersburg. That beautiful water you photographed is why I can't live in NYC! Too much snow there! 😉

  • http://blog.bodywashsupplies.com/ Body Wash Supplies

    Brothers are so nasty, but it led to you writing this blog, so they did you a big favor. Love your post, very witty and interesting.

    Love your little pool side outfit, very cute. Love your photo's.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182177390206115375 jenny

    i love that the white shorts and blouse look like a romper. you would get extra man repelling points if it was 🙂

  • W.

    FYI – I think you mean testosterone not estrogen…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12711623379448421394 Iubire

    extraño los post divertidos con tus outfits simples y delicados…
    a tus hermanos les pegaría una patada en el culo…
    besitos y vuelve pronto……

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12803597155110452257 Kerrin

    loving the alex wang wedges…killahh

  • Anonymous

    if you are in MIAMI you MUST visit C. MADELEINE'S VINTAGE!

  • http://openid.aol.com/patworfka143 PattyP

    for a second i thought you were in my building here in florida! looks really familiar but it isn't it! hope you are enjoying your mini holiday! 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02883047003321667160 Katie Claire

    What's your instafgram username? I would love to follow you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14632956727878055730 The Chic Burrow

    Love this post! Your blog is amazing!

  • http://luvgmt.com/ luvgmt.com

    These photos are fab : D.

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

    fab as usual<3


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09845274064148639542 K.D.

    I have two brothers and the names they come up with are crazy. I was always little miss piggy… I blame them if i develop or have developed an eating disorder

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

    gorgeous photos love your outfits and some people just don't understand but we all know you are and look amazing!

    giveaway on my blog!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07268272882998196550 Gracie

    I too have three brothers so I get ya, so many put downers – bubble butt springs to mind, ha ha!

  • http://unapologetic-eccentric.blogspot.com Kortney

    You totally wore the bottom outfit with your mishpucha to Bal Harbs for some eats at Carpa…oh wait never mind, because this fakakta holiday commands we eat CARDBOARD DOUSED IN TOMATO SAUCE WITH CHEESE TO LOOK LIKE PIZZA. Ugh.

    Whatevers, you look great and I'm going back to Ha'Aretz this summer and am looking for wedges like those grey lil' Wangs. Help. Bevakasha!


  • Anonymous

    welcome back! xoxoxoxxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17393100812137382340 AlienBaby

    I love instagram and I can't wait to use Tuna Fish Cow on someone.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09272754209076126119 eatpraylove


    1. are you really in college? your worldly wit belies your age.

    2. i have three brothers. they regularly ridicule my sartorial choices. sitting around at holidays, they'll say, "hey, remember that hair shirt? oh yeah, hideous. but what about the white daisy dukes onesie? she was like Nurse JLo…"

    except not.

    ah well, now it's my goal to get a reaction 🙂

    keep it up! you are brilliant.

    and i love the "I live." way better than dying.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05926764278937228811 Vietnamitas en Madrid

    I miss Vietnam 🙁
    Vietnamitas en madrid