Tassels that Rock

Leandra Medine | October 26, 2011
Sometimes all an outfit needs to take it from good to awesome is a pair of tassels strapped onto your loafers, provided, you know, they’re astronaut-chic, metallic in all their glory and get the opportunity to have an unusual meta-experience, when a photograph of them being photographed is…photographed. World, be reacquainted with Chuck’s hasselblad. I suppose the meta-experience isn’t necessarily obligatory.
 I call this one, “they pinch ma’feet, but I love them.” Guess what TV show that quote hails from and you may or may not win the feet pinchers, I’ll disclaim this though and let you know I am leaning heavily toward may not though…
t shirt: Rodarte, necklace: DANNIJO

And alas, the details from up top. There’s just something so special about the way big chunky crystal fancy-pant necklaces sit on and compliments a plaid gray t-shirt, whether there’s a prom reference on said shirt or not. It may even drop from the same school of thought that preaches the combination of evening gowns and leather jackets. Or, you know, sequined pants and tap shoes. Though I think the latter is more about me having been a gay man in another life. Whatever, ultimately, readers, I apologize, the resurgence of trend stories will have to wait. This is just an outfit post.

But hey! In case you hate me, at least you can marvel in this. If ain’t the clothes doing the repelling…maybe, just maybe, it’s the face. Or knees, throwing that out there too. Fine, JK, I have a man friend. He drinks the drop crotch kool-aid. So?
  • Sex and the City. tick tick tick BOOM!!


  • Sounds pretty Carrie Bradshaw to me. Those shoes are killer. And if SATC were still on, I think Carrie would be prancing around in them.



  • Sex and the City 🙂

  • carrie bradshaw can be super annoying (especially about scrunchies) but she speaks the truth. beauty > pain.

    seriously though, those a wang shoes (haha) are stunning.


  • Some people just don't understand the whole "who cares if my feet hurt—they look so pretty!" But we do. And so does Carrie Bradshaw.

    Lovely shoes. And I always love the mixing of tshirt and fancy jewelry.

  • those are some AWESOME looking shoes! xx


  • Hmmmmm….who said that quote….I think it was Cora from the movie "Frankie and Johnny" (1991) "These shoes are cute, but pinch (kill) feet" ….hope I'm right.

  • love this outfit, so simple but yet so elegant – love your hair also.
    amazing blog, x


  • love that episode on satc. the one where carrie half walks and rides the bus with her strappy sandals to charolotte's house all the way uptown to bitch at her for not offering to lend carrie money in her time of financial crisis.

  • Ahhhhh this look is incredible!!!!


  • Yea, I have them in black and they are UNBEARABLE! Like even sitting down at a dinner table, they hurt. I feel like Mr Wang needs a new shoe manufacturer. The designs are amazing, BUT the quality is eh. LIke with these shoes, it really feels like the arch is in the wrong place or something, or the toe is too narrow… or both!

    And with the other flats I have, they are falling apart literally and its only been a month… So hopefully, someone from his office will see this and then get a new cobbler.

  • cute. love the shirt

  • Emily

    From the lips of Carrie Bradshaw. They may pinch pinch her feet, but she loves them!

  • LOVE the quote and the shoes.

    Shoe quote courtesy of Carrie Bradshaw, as she told Charlotte in the episode after her and Aidan break up and was upset that Char didn't offer to loan her money to buy the apartment.

    Ah, memories.

  • Could be any woman, as we all have shoes like that… But it's Carrie, of course.

  • CK

    Quote is from Carrie in SATC referring to how she has to walk in her uncomfy shoes to Charlotte's to save money for her down payment. More importantly, those are the kind of loafers I could get into. I have a very similar flat version of these bad boys and I love em!


  • props to both the photographer and the muse


  • AL

    Ah, Carrie Bradshaw said that in one of my favorite episodes of SATC!

    Those are amazing shoes.

  • Love mixing super fancy/intricate with plain tees! Looks great on ya.

  • luving them!!! SATC, Carrie said it to Charlotte when she was broke and had to walk to her house. x

  • i need that necklace on my neck NOW.

  • Anonymous

    Clearly I'm way behind on answering but…….SEX & THE CITY

  • that necklace is really sweet. It's sex and the city obvs. Feel free to send the necklace in lieu of the shoes since I have them already.


  • Love the quote- SATC for sure (rachel kirk beat me to the punch with the actual episode)

    Fab shoes- love the look!

  • Love the necklace with the tee…

    Sex and the City, OBViously!

    <3 Blonde Vivant

  • Those shoes are so cool. I love them. I want them.

  • looove these shoes!


  • Those shoes are out of this world.

  • Su
  • It's your hair, baby. For me it's all about your hair 😉

  • It's not the face. It's the fact that they know they're not as awesome as you are.

  • Love the look! specially shoes and necklace!!!! i love it!!!!!


  • Anonymous

    Going to be a know-it-all here (at least I think). Charlotte asks Carrie if she walked and Carrie says "no, I took a cab 5 blocks. These shoes pinch my feet, but I love them." Carrie lives in the UES too, remember?

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  • OMG !! What an eye-catching shoes you got now !! So amazing !!


  • Gabrielle

    I saw you today outside of Café Gitane but was too shy to say hallo! You looked great!! 😉

  • Anonymous


  • as soon as we saw those shoes on the runway we knew they were going to be a huge hit!!
    We LOOOVEEE your chunky necklace + tshirt combo!!
    your friends over at DANNIJO sure know how to create exquisite pieces!!
    BTW, we love your blog, it´s the only blog we try to make our husbands read every now and then 😉
    Besos from Ecuador!

  • Anonymous

    Those shoes by Alexander Wang are GORGEOUS…I Want 🙂
    Congrats for you blog Leandra it's the only one that really is real and cool.

    Sucess to you. Hugs from Brasil
    Greyce Porto

  • CCCCurly haired Carrie. And there aint nothin like wearing a one dollar man t with a 300 dollar pair o shoes, girl git it

  • Anonymous

    you are the coolest thing

  • Anonymous


  • ADJ

    The necklace is the best part about this. I am loving the color combinations.


  • I <3 Chuck's Hasselblad!


  • I love this necklace! I want one of my very own.

  • OMG, necklace worn look very beautiful
    It must cost a fortune?

  • Anonymous

    <3<3 your skirt too!

  • its from sex and the city (curtesy of carrie.) love the shoes!!(I'm a size UK 6 btw :-*)

  • Love this combo 🙂

  • super look)

  • I was going to comment on the Closet Confessions post, where did it go?! I was going to say I've been reading since probably your fourth post because I think you're hilarious but that video is my favourite thing you've put here so far. I think it made me understand your attitude to clothes much better – sometimes it's like you're just being silly (which is great!) but the video showed how much unselfconscious, genuine fun you get out of dressing. I don't think that's the best way to explain it – maybe it's that you were laughing with rather than at the clothes? Anyway. It was an awesome video and I respect your attitude to it all. – From a girl who has no interest in'fashion' and dresses like Zooey Deschanel. 🙂

  • Shoes are awesome.. and love the complete look!


  • You have a man friend?? MAZELS! You go Glenn Coco

  • Ane

    wonderful look!!! 😉

  • Anonymous




  • Hey, Naomi! Just fell for those silver shoes! Alexander Wang is the most imaginative shoe designer. And your outfits' combinations are lovely, as usual.


  • " I have a man friend. He drinks the drop crotch kool-aid. So?"


  • Ugh, don't remind me how awesome those Wang's are. I returned them because ma feets were too dang wide. I cried with them on and cried when I returned them. More power to you if you can stand em.

  • i want those sleek silver pumps!!
    xx ~ kristina
    p.s. i did a post on those!!

  • I was pretty sure right off the bat that it was a Carrie Bradshaw quote… but for a split moment it made me think of my favorite working girl quote "Six thousand dollars?!? It's not even leatha".

  • bah_humbug

    can we get a close up of your arm candy? and the tee/necklace combo is so carrie bradshaw of you, much like the quote 😉

  • Perfect +1 follower 😉

  • Outsch!!! really like the shoes!! SIlver metallic nice!!!

    xx from Holland!
    It's like passion for peanut butter

  • Saw those shoes in a pinkish color on shopbop. Love them, want to marry them.

    @cherielarue on twitter

  • Loves this outfit. The shirt the shoes, perfection.

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  • Anonymous

    Sex and the city, Season 4 Episode 16 Ring a ding ding. <3

  • casually chic, totally into it!


  • I love these heels, we featured them on our blog, they're so perfect for adding shine or something unexpected to your daytime or nighttime look.

  • Fatima

    Please elaborate re: MAN FRIEND!

  • Love the necklace and t-shirt!