Summer’s Last Licks

Leandra Medine | August 19, 2011

It’s leaving, but it’s not gone yet. So here’s to embracing what you have, keeping those denim underwear strapped to your little ol’legs and, you know, maybe investing in a statement collar or two.

blouse: Equipment, shorts: J Brand, collar and pinky rings: MR DANNIJO, shoes: Valentino, purse: Gryson
Combinations of fuchsia and pink began heating my loins early last spring and as it happens, the striking tones have followed us far into the trenches of summer. It’s not going anywhere either…cue this sweater. But nevermind the bright blinders and instead ponder this: while it’s still warm enough to strut your legs–sorry–I mean legz, do it. But hide your tatas and add an elegant open toe something that just screams black tie affair at a Lower East Side tequila bar. Add a big bag, it induces comfort and by that I mean, can house a pair of flats. Hey, you never know when you might need to run.
Finally, forget your wrists (and that I said this) and give your pinkies a reason to party with a stack of pinky rings designed by yours truly for DANNIJO. Your fingers will be so damn psyched you won’t have time to flex your wrist. You will however, have time to sulk in the compliments because, uh, your wearing Sinatra around your neck. Sorry, are you sick of my extensive recaps covering the collection? I’m just more proud than a proud mama. And those mothers are typically capital P, Proud.

Happy weekend. Drop crotch. What?

  • tiff

    I approve of this!

  • Fashionmonk

    I am in serious love with that handbag!

  • Nina Morena

    I want those shorts! Gotta burn everyone's retinas while I still can.

  • Alexa Strautmanis

    Collar me anytime!

  • Alyssa

    The bold and beautiful.

  • TheBeautyFile

    LOVE!! That grey must by Gryson's signature because I have a bag by them basically the same colors from years ago.

  • Julie

    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH for naming jewels after Kristen Wiig. You are a good lady.

  • Ella

    the color-blocked outfit is great, and the jewelry is killer. the shoes remind me of these really cute seafoam green marc jacobs bloomers with fabric flower cutouts i saw in a magazine!

  • Andrea

    Fantastic, I love the pink and those reddish shorts. You should be proud, your pieces are lovely!

  • Vani

    I love the shorts with the blouse and the necklace! Great outfit.


  • La Petite Olga

    All in for pinky rings!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • loubehr

    Yes yes yes & yes !!!! I love it ALL !!!!!

  • Trips & Treasures

    Love the blouse and shorts !
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  • Isi, Wake up & smell the azahar

    That necklace is so pretty. Love the color mix too.

  • Rosa Blanca

    Pink and red! beautiful


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  • Vasilieva

    that necklace is totally cool

  • Anonymous

    so simple, so chic and yet oh so man repelling. You have a talent.

  • style point

    o wow, those shoes r die for!!!!!!

  • Miss Kwong

    they are fab to transit to fall too

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  • Pupeow*

    I like the shorts : )
    Beautiful eye-catching color!

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  • MissLauraHueto

    Lovin' it all! Especially the beauutiful Valentino shoes… *-* And don't you worry, we're lovin' the 'Proud Mama' love… 😉

  • Anonymous

    "You will however, have time to sulk in the compliments because, uh, your wearing Sinatra around your neck."

    Your should be you're…

  • Anonymous

    Actually your is possessive and you're would translate to you are.

  • Collections

    Love these picks. The Dannijo necklace is INCREDIBLE. Obsessed.

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  • Style Dilettante

    OMG – that Thakoon sweater looks just like a cake I baked for my niece!!!

  • Emmy

    Thank you for designing awesome rings for my fave finger…hurrah for the pinky:)

  • Tatiana

    Love that you are making every bit of summer last! That shirt.. Ineed!

    Tatiana and the Deathly Fashion

  • Joy Mamiye

    love mr.dannijo!!

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  • Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage

    Fuchsia and pink – Although it looks rather stunning it clashes hideously with my refusal to wear anything pink or girly. I can't seem to make it work. Having said that the above style has my approval. As you were.
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  • Cassie

    noooo! summer is not ending. i refuse to accept that. i need to get a collar necklace though…

  • Fashion-isha

    That's some hot necklace…and I love the way you write!

  • Cristiana Nunes

    Love the bag and how the shorts go so well with the shirt.

  • Brittany Matthews
  • l-a-coaster

    I am still dreaming of this fuzzy pink and red striped sweater I saw on a DKNY ad, the ads are still up on their site, but NO SWEATER IS TO BE FOUND. Makes me angrier than a postal worker. I discovered a similar copy at Forever 21, but it's just not the same… Could we extend the pink and red trend to next spring too? Pleeease, Fashion Gods (whoever they are)??

  • Holly

    I love your shameless plugs- and am definitely loving this outfit!

  • Fashionista*

    Gorgeous items
    love the pink shirt

  • angelieeee

    confessions of a shopaholic! lol! never stop purchasing!♥
    you can also follow me on Twitter! :) @angelieeee

  • Alex

    Just bought this blouse on for half off!!! I would really like it paired with a necklace similar to the one posted. Love this!

  • Denise G.

    I'm digging the hot pink shirt and the handbag.
    I'd wear it with a huge deep purple scarf and skinny black or indigo jeans for the fall…

    Love, Denise

  • fashmark

    Hi Girl! Love the outfit, but the shoes! And pleaaase don't say that the summer is almost over, no one wants to be sad remembering that!!

    If you want, check out the new trends for this season. Tons of hot outfits


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