Summer’s Last Licks

by Leandra Medine
August 19, 2011
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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?

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  • http://tiffsbloggy.com tiff

    I approve of this!

  • http://www.fashionmonkk.blogspot.com Fashionmonk

    I am in serious love with that handbag!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07181089089351390664 Nina Morena

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06784045404057241884 Alexa Strautmanis

    Collar me anytime!

  • http://www.twitter.com/alyssamegans Alyssa

    The bold and beautiful.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11285421781235824373 TheBeautyFile

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16708614954109195575 Julie

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09383840833706569858 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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15352458274492211995 Andrea

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13555338365629174476 Vani

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

    Thedressingbooth

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

    All in for pinky rings!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://rocknrealprincess.blogspot.com/ loubehr

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

    http://rocknrealprincess.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 Trips & Treasures

    Love the blouse and shorts !

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01676293912277616239 Isi, Wake up & smell the azahar

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09343757393597715282 Rosa Blanca

    Pink and red! beautiful

    xx
    Rosa

    My Stylish Little Secret
    http://mystylishlittlesecret.blogspot.com

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

    that necklace is totally cool

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

  • Anonymous

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00077525792965127344 style point

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10384460696937098417 Miss Kwong

    they are fab to transit to fall too

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04300098589525993694 Pupeow*

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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13579934926599278588 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.

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

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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17926676963361210046 Style Dilettante

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

    http://www.inherentstylela.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02527008933557848354 Emmy

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

  • http://thedeathlyfashion.blogspot.com Tatiana

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

    Tatiana and the Deathly Fashion

  • http://princessred.com Joy Mamiye

    love mr.dannijo!!

    check out my fashion blog at http://www.princessred.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06923944591433064419 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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  • http://soyplease.wordpress.com/ Cassie

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16633411311924944798 Fashion-isha

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03429968469338580701 Cristiana Nunes

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06817440115036704641 Brittany Matthews
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01341973859345249606 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)??
    @l-a-coaster

  • http://goeslightly.com Holly

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15980069159146092697 Fashionista*

    Gorgeous items
    love the pink shirt

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10734126704777777772 angelieeee

    confessions of a shopaholic! lol! never stop purchasing!♥
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  • Alex

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12580044803667487381 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…

    http://www.denisegvard.blogspot.com

    Love, Denise

  • http://fashmark.wordpress.com/ 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
    http://fashmark.wordpress.com

    Xoxo,
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