Feathers, Nunchucks and Throw Pillows

Leandra Medine | June 23, 2011
I call this one: exposed limbs, still a virgin.
Is it a bird
Is it a nun-chuck-throw-pillow hybrid?
…Is it my tax return? 
Oh, nope…it’s just another blogger…and while theoe aren’t the infamous Litas, there are definitely little ponies on the feet in question.
Before I continue, a petit disclaimer: The Carrie Bradshaw crashed hard drive crisis at hand never diverted itself, that shit is gone. Forever. In true summer spirit though, Naomi and me said, “Hey, let’s turn lemons to lemonade, we’ll reshoot everything and make it better!” Alas though, trailing five feet tall Naomi popped by yesterday in a frantic fury, if only because she felt deep postpartum depression. “Now now, Nay nay, these feathers will make you feel better,” said I. She laughed, I laughed and while gearing to shoot the shit, literally, she realized she’d left her memory cards at home. And thus, we shot with a little baby digital monster. So please now, birds and penguins, ignore the quality of these photos. Between you and me I can’t see the difference, she’s that good.
[Cut to feathers.]
And…we’re back! Never mind the fact that the smiles you see are genuine giggles of joy and kisses of love that salute marabou vests, the summer solution to fur, and skirts that weigh 2000 pounds, my solution to gym-trotting, or even that I’ve already worked my Halloween–or rather, Fashion Week–around this outfit but now I offer this: when questionable trends point their exotic fabrics at you, you have choice: either take the blogger route, pile them together, go big or strip down to your birthday suit…and go home. Like Mary’s lame little lamb. What do you do?
If you’re a maniac really cool, or woman dissatisfied with the copious sex in her life, the former should likely win. Because really, what good are layers of chain and tassel if you aren’t going to pair them with a feathered vest. No good at all, that’s the answer.
vest: A + O, skirt: Haute Hippie, tank: ADAM, shoes: Louboutin
Shake your tail tasseled feather far and wide and give yourself a high five because girlfriend, ya’look crazy!
…Crazy awesome.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14194815440194123998 CupcakesOMG!

    oh DAMN that vest is straight ACE!!!!!! i love everything about this look. love that naomi!


  • http://mackenzie-gaudette.blogspot.com/ Mackenzie

    Killer SHOES!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00896638834590707229 Miss Molly

    you are so funny! i freaking love this!


  • Mattea

    this outfit is great! i love alice + olivia and haute hippie. good choice.

  • http://magmoiselle.fr s

    Woooooow amazing… beautiful ;D
    love these outfits ;D`

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04455529601226522447 Pepa Xavier

    Love the dress, but I'm scared to death with that vest lol.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03858171811128285179 Mariah

    This look is so much fun, I love it!

  • http://www.serialindulgence.com Maryam (Serial Indulgence)

    Thanks for the daily dose of laughter! You truly are the best…and once again, your outfit is killer.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04118277111343803905 The Fine Life

    Love the skirt, and thanks for the laughs! Your blog is always entertaining and informative. I appreciate that!

  • Anonymous

    obsessed w this skirt!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04400156530636434513 Ale.

    I initially though the skirt was a bunch of bracelets! It's rad! Who doesn't need feathers?!

    As always, so great to read you!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    Love it!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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

    Omg love your last quote XD and love that skirt!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10955116532345730478 Raspberry Jam
  • http://www.closetcravings.com/ Closet Cravings

    I find the combination of feathers and fringe undeniably fun and fashionable. =)

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

    cute post, loving the feathers


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10674130495449821496 Frannie Pantz

    What a super fun outfit! Don't worry, we all have those days. Woof. The pics look great and the story behind getting them makes them even more special!

  • Anonymous

    Oh my, oh my! You are cool! I love you and you are my idol in my idol in ny quest to dress to repel! Just thought you should know 😉

    Love from christiane

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

    Oh I'm drooling over that skirt! Soooooo fabulous and Carrie approved!

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  • http://www.hoosierdiary.blogspot.com vikkitikkitavi

    I love the outfit but that doesn't look like a marabou vest. Marabou feathers are very thin and wispy. Looks like a turkey feather vest, but that's just a guess.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09007469341924151782 Sara B

    Dang that's a good looking skirt. And feathered vest of course.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15208662102976765730 Meena Dhuga

    amazing! white really suits you 🙂 love you doin the fishy face- made me laugh!!


    Meena xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03155914158294514586 Shareena

    you rock that feather alright..! ^__^

    Did anyone mentioned to you that you look like anime character from Nintendo Ds game "Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney- Maya Fey"? sorry, i didn't mean to be a geek but yes I am a geek.. ^_^

    this is link to your look alike..

    have a nice feather day!

  • http://monsacbyme.com mon sac by me

    White makes such a good looking……… so chic !!


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

    feathers are great, i'm such a big fan of anything fluffy


  • http://wordbyjessie.com/ wordbyjessie.com

    feathers are a huge man repeller but every girl is in love with them. kind of a huge night.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

  • http://www.brittandwhit.com Britt+Whit

    YES! we love this! Loving the last picture where you are getting you shake on. so cute

    love from San Francisco,

  • http://tiffsbloggy.com tiff


    You'd be the opposite of a man repeller to me, sweet thang.

  • http://sweetnrawme.wordpress.com Ana Sof

    Love, love, the skirt!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08850439733627103081 Marianna

    You are very nice:)
    I love your blog!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05942764320600245819 Julie Khuu

    Love that skirt! What an amazing find…I'm sure you'd get caught up in all sorts of stuff, but totally worth it looking so chic!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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

    i love this outfit. i could never do it because im a mess. white attracts stains


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01109914166664512850 Prisoner of Fashion

    I loved writing and one's hide


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18200704591621471005 briannelee

    LOVE that skirt!

  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

    this outfit is super duper fun!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16263377842988295961 ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR

    I love that feather vest…

    XoXo-Kelli K

  • http://i-want-doesnt-get.blogspot.com/ Laura

    i wish i was brave enough to wear this look! i need a does of your confidence.
    the skirt is off the charts by the way xxx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04723856494063232502 heatherheartsfashion

    crazy and AWESOME. i think i love feathers mixed with friendship bracelets!! soo rad so rad so rad


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09001997685893437632 Elena

    hahahahaha ! so funny 🙂

    Elena from http://www.likeabirkin.blogspot.com

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

    I. Love. Feathers. This outfit is so cool.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14729497665080448566 Stella

    so in love with that skirt!! i love it!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07484603953179244458 M

    ok luv the skirt but the vest reminds me of chickens.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11355428064216517703 Kristina

    i love that your shots always have so much personality!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16599904887688070005 Ms LadyCakes

    Dude, I want to be your friend!


  • Anonymous

    Hey, we need to talk about SHOES. Not "man-repellent" at ALL. In fact, they're kinda cute. If your goal is to keep men away, not gonna happen IN THOSE SHOES.

    In fact, some of the fashions aren't man-repelling either. Your choices may label you as something of a spazz, but this is not repellent either.

    As a guy, I should know. 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14706862932542979348 the visual jerbil

    i think anonymous above wants you right bad, but I just want your dress. Happy medium?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05695254903533992167 donna

    I love this outfit! Strangely enough the different textures work so well together!


  • Anonymous

    Umm, Anonymous is sadly way too old for these sorts of things, however, Anonymous was once 22 too. Sorry "jerbil."

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

    The feather vest is so decadent, love it! Add the tassels, and you have yourself some perfection.

    ♥, Jamie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04188110009989042470 tanya.mirai

    I'm just in love with your words more than the feathers though, a feathered nunchucks would have more interesting 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05677601097693058433 augustalolita

    gorgeous outfit!! that skirt is amazing <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07614317091196277992 Amie K

    Loving that skirt and those feathers hun!

    Love amie


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07179861252309479259 Little Sable

    WOW|||| I have no words!!!!
    kisses from your follower ♡

    With love Little Sable

  • http://www.bellissimostyle.net Megan Abigail Chandler

    baller skirt … you need to do a DIY of how to make such a festive costume … or maybe we'll just let the design professionals make em … but still looks pretty rad

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06982228201852884865 swanntastic

    Nice post! I love the feathered vest. And that skirt is pretty awesome, too 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08372997456917673026 Unfinished Impressions

    i love your blog, it's so amusing!! i love how you can have a sense of humor with the world of fashion!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06229202525438559640 Míriam

    Me encanta la falda!!!! Me recuerda a un mallot de cuando patinaba!!!!

  • http://www.kimberlytaylor.com kimberly taylor

    love the shimmy shake photo!!!! great outfit xxxx big kiss!

  • http://designer-handbags-planet.com/blog/ aclineo

    feathers are my new favorite thing

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10731480551178991637 Copper Etiquette
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12943036234248059075 Seventh Of July

    So fun! love feathers 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11016337184513737184 Carolina Tarté

    i LOVE this look, dress to impress!!!
    carolina, Panamá

  • http://fashionindie.com/ FashionIndie

    Want to shake it like Beyonce in that skirt!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02320528665036533828 Lauren Helen

    I am obsessed with that skirt now… I wish that learning to cook wasn't draining my wallet.

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    Really love those necklaces!

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    That bird is fabulous! Lol.

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