In the Mood For: Spring Wi$hli$t

Leandra Medine | April 14, 2011
 bustier: Mara Hoffman, shorts: Carven, shoes: Topshop, hat: Forever 21, blouse: Opening Ceremony 
I would toterly wear the above outfit to the beach, suede wedges et al. Actually I wouldn’t. The shorts are Carven, for one thing. And I am a firm believer that beach dress-code decorum should express that bathing suits and bathing suits only are permitted on sandy grounds. That said this is still a prime example of the shit, weird shit you can find me rollerblading in on any given day. The Opening Ceremony blouse at right is super sheer so instead of rocking exposed nipples, why not rock a multi-colored bustier a la Mara Hoffman? Though I should note, should you want to rock those nipples, you should go ahead. I’m not trying to hinder any creativity here.
Below, find more from the $pring wi$hli$t of my $oul
 Something green. Kermit is very right now. $123 at Pixie Market
I suppose this Miu Miu mini skirt will do as well. $640 at Net-A-Porter
Chic organza shorts because though I love denim, its growing tired. As is linen. As is traditional silk. Bonus points for the bowner and fancy factor. Wear these to brunch with your in-laws. In-laws? $238 at Pixie Market
Or you can follow my lead and get a similar pair by Hy&Dot.; They offer fun print mixing capabilities and have an air of sleek Jill Stuart about them. $80 at Shop Nasty Gal 
You will obviously need a blouse for your in-law shorts. How’s’a’bout a cropped, pleated, silk one? It’s like a shirt after my own heart. And here’s the punch: at only $44. Eureka! (Mikkat Market)
I for one, would prefer nothing more than to finish off any look from the lookbook of my life of with these Acne wedges. Those nutty professors do no wrong by me. $700 at La Garconne
And finally, to shield your eyeballs from the sun, or to wear while in doors in order to properly depict the confessions of a Douche Bag:
Karen Walker eyewear. There is no other way. $210 at Gargyle
  • New York Don’t Leave Me

    I love that bustier!! Just got to figure out where I can wear it!

  • Eugenia Woods

    Love that Miu Miu skirt!

  • Anonymous

    none of it is particularly repellent, not even for the most narrow minded straight man!

  • Ashley

    great pics i love the organza shorts and boutier! so fun!


  • Collections

    Love that Mara Hoffman bustier and those Karen Walker sunglasses are stunning.

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  • salome

    Nice list ;))

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  • Fashion Agony

    Wow, I absolutely love all of these shoes!


  • Elizabeth xoxo

    OMG….why acne….why….< ???>

  • Elizabeth xoxo

    as in…why cant i afford you !?

  • Jessie

    loving that hat. soooo incredible. you always have the best picks.

  • Anonymous

    that bustier is out of this world!

  • Mrs. C

    LOVE the glasses! Agreed…no other way! And the wedges are just fantastic!! I have teal and fun flats on my list for spring. What ya think?
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  • Molliee

    Love these sunbird:(

  • Ali K

    Major problem … i can find those shoes on topshop or the bustier on shopbop major sad face right now I NEED those shoes

  • Molliee

    Wow thank u iPhone! I meant I love these sunnies!

  • indie.electronic.alternative.

    bustier bustier bustier. i vote bustier. love mara hoffman usually, but this is by far the raddest thing i've seen of hers. get it girl.

  • Ingibjorg Ruth

    I love it all, especially the blouse from Opening Ceremony 🙂

  • Absolutely Mrs. K

    well this is something i haven't seen before, what a thrill to see. the shorts and the bustier are to die for, i love the stripes and the print. they would look like so much fun together. the shoes would be smashing with the outfit. how fabulous are they (although not for me, 5ft is just too small, they would look like lumps).

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  • jhuynh

    those wedges look sooo similar to acne's

  • Golden Girl Olive

    Yes! I'm so in love with organza shorts for spring and summer I just bought some from modcloth…


  • With love, Ana.

    I love those Topshop wedges <3

  • Michelle Lee

    love the bustier, green dress, and the shorts from third pic?

  • ﻌFashionQamarﻌ

    Love the ACNE shoes, they are perfect!

  • Amanda

    I just came across your blog for the first time…I love your style and your personality 🙂

  • Lillian

    I just recently made a polyvore set of my own with the same bustier, check it out here:
    Love your outfits!

  • Katricia B

    I love your roller-blading outfit… Roller-blading CHIC! The bustier would TOTERLY do well as a training bra… hm, maybe I shouldn't try to mentally compensate for the price. :p

    Peace, Katricia.

  • Lydia

    I really want to see that little white blouse paired with either of those adorable shorts.

  • Llara is the Little Scribbler

    Question: what would a dedictaed repeller be doing with in-laws. Word dude. Word.

  • Mcmaris

    I love all of these shorts and the Mara Hoffman bustier is amazeballs!

  • CoutureJunkie

    Those are all great picks. But I swooning over the Mara Hoffman bustier and those peach organza shorts from pixie market ♥.


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  • The Fancy Teacup

    You've got me sold on the crazy bustier, the organza shorts, and the totally decimating Acne wedges.
    much love.

  • Kimberly

    love all the pieces so amazing especially that green dress and those pink shoes!

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  • Theresa B.

    I just stumbled on your blog. Freaking. Awesome.


  • Anonymous

    Loved everything, especially the hat. I wear hats often and never really thought of them as men repeller.

  • Gabrielle

    love love love all these spring/summer pieces!!

  • Kate

    Love the pieces!! Especially the "kermit" green!!

  • Anonymous

    love the hat
    best pick of the bunch..

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  • Dominique

    WEIRD! Great minds thinks alike…on the shorts and bustier that is. Check it:

  • kelly frances

    i love the miu miu skirt and the karen walker sunnies are to die for

  • SKT

    GREAT CHOICES (but you don't need me telling you that!)
    and omg those acne wedges are jizztastic central

    xx, Sarah from Labelholics Anonymous

  • Audrey (hkittygirl)

    I want those shorts, the skirt, and pretty much everything on your wishlist!

  • Chantelle

    great selection.. i had my eye on those acne wedges a couple days ago too… now they're back to haunt me!

  • Iubire

    I want those wedges are fab…!
    lovely blog is my favorite!

  • Neiry

    Love the $44 blouse, i think that it is because im too cheap.

  • Whatstrend?

    Love the shorts and blouse in your wishlist!! Could be mine!

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  • Anna

    love all the polka dot choices!

  • theartofbeingfashionable

    Love love love the Acne shoes – feel you on the nuttyness of the shoes.. but who can't use a little Kookiness in their lives!

  • Stephanie

    i can't help but think that your "wishlist" could easily be obtained by charging it to your credit card. by the frequent brand-name-dropping you do, i don't doubt those items aren't out of your reach.

    doesn't that defeat the purpose of an actual wishlist?

  • Ruby Girl

    reeeeally cute looks! newest follower! <3

  • Twenty.Something

    Those shoes are HOT! I want them and need them.

    Great picks! Happy weekend!

  • Margot

    Oh I love those organza shorts! You can find almost the exact same pair of shorts as those polka dot Hy¨ at Free People for only $58 i bought them a few weeks ago 🙂


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  • fashion westie

    I like the SGC silk organza shorts from Pixie Market and have the Karen Walker sunnies—you gotta procure these babies, they'll rock your face off like nothin else.

  • haikarapaprika

    Speaking of kermit green, I just spotted this dress:

    It would be perfect!