Such, Such Were the Joys

by Leandra Medine
December 29, 2011
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  jacket and skirt: Rebecca Minkoff, shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti. Photo by Naomi Shon

Oh July, you were a good time. Someone somewhere is rolling over in their grave vomiting at the mere notion that I’ve named an outfit post after a George Orwell essay. Sorry. But this is less about boarding school and adolescent wet pants, more about departed joys like oh, I don’t know, warm weather. I suppose we (George and me, duh) do have nostalgia in common. Ultimately though, I’m down and out. We have weeks and weeks and weeks of frigidness ahead. My toes are cold, layers thick, I can’t even cuff my jeans with full intent. It’s time to skip town. Glad to report a work trip to South Beach is on the horizon. Can you hear me, Miami? Bodycon nothing, potato sack everything. Man Repeller x The Webster, coming to a browser near you. And what with the mutual adoration for flamingos, it’s going to be fly.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05698140547900050120 PurplesPrettier

    I'm obsessed with your shoes and jealous of your trip! So the cold has finally hit NYC… bummer.

  • http://www.thefashionguitar.com Thefashionguitar

    Great shoes, great photo!

    XO Charlotte
    http://www.thefashionguitar.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15089103352911415231 Fashion Dawgs

    Aha brilliant. Enjoy Miami.

    Fashion Dawgs

  • http://www.modelovers.de modelovers

    The Shoes are fabulous!!!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE

    Tanja

    http://www.modelovers.de

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11059775998363519154 Caitlin

    Bon Voyage! Flamingo-inspired outfit on the horizon?

    Caitlin
    http://www.my-grandmothers-gucci.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13454476276707698173 Lexy

    Love that jacket–I'm longing for the days of summer again!

    Lexy
    FashionNative.com

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

    Jealous you get to escape the winter!

    I am having Michelle Chang jewelry giveaway on my blog!

    http://brileeo.blogspot.com/2011/12/new-years-giveaway.html

  • http://www.injackiesshoes.blogspot.com Alexandra

    Ooooh, I'm so jealous!!!! Have a fabulous time (and take lots of pics)! xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07019179095730808204 Laura

    amazing combo, I love your shoes so much!xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10886827011446856155 Pip

    That jacket is everything!!! I am so in love with it! I wish I could go to Miami as well and skip winter! Hate it! YOu look great in this outfit! It is so edgy! xx

    http://chicstayathome.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02756585515065845268 Aubrey and Melissa

    Oh so witty always, have an amazing time in Miami. Can not wait to see photos!

  • Lovisa

    is it too soon to say i lovelovie dove you?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08802460803153602951 karina

    great look)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06502998148007689018 Romina C.

    Love the picture, it makes me smile when I look at it. And the look perfect as usual

    x Romi

    http://blaastyle.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17653529198002823834 GiGi Reed

    I just love your smile! And your style, too! ;)

    http://www.glamorsham.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16566532867568697455 siddathornton

    come. on. summer.

    have fun in miami!

  • http://jadoreblog.dk/ J’adore blog

    Beautiful picture :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10092191420389931833 Duke Nuke Emily

    beautiful as always! love those shoes x

    XO Emily
    Moloko & Honey

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15235755566305774338 Audrey (hkittygirl)

    Have fun in Miami! Even in California, it's getting a bit chilly! :o

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01406688056052163694 Mary

    I HAVE NOT WORDS FOR DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE!!!

    YOU'RE PERFECT !

    MUCH LOVE FROM ITALY
    Maria Onorio
    http://www.thelastillusion.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14953634740350590381 Chic Streets and Eats

    Yay you are coming to my hometown! Will there be a meet and greet??? I would love to meet you!

    Xo,
    Ana
    http://www.chicstreetsandeats.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05329196451830464702 Dominika

    your shoes are amazing!
    <3

    Fashion Philosophy
    http://www.fashionphilosophy.net

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11882449388366920445 Kiki Janku

    Hello there! I just found your blog, congrats I love it! You have great style! Lovely post!
    Would you like to check my blog and why not follow each-other? It would be great! Let me know!
    You can come and visit my cooking blog 2 and If you like it you can follow me, but I can't follow you twice because I have both blogs with the same add!
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14654691178100203023 Roxanna

    Yowza I am dreading the cold when I'm back in the city next week…

    Love the skirt flowing away from the leather jacket. Super rad!

    xx Roxanna

    http://www.dissectmystyle.com

  • http://marantphiles.com the marant philes

    LOVE the jacket!

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

    Love the shoes!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14508259636300662418 Its Mine I Made It

    Love the shoes, nice posee
    merrry christmas

    love, alex

    itsmineimadeit.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01176243240937929546 betty
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10634373445632473836 Lisa

    Have fun in Miami! Love love love the shoes!

    http://lovestyleblogging.blogspot.com/

    LSB
    xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16712897221435359241 This Trend That Trend

    Those Guiseppi Zanottis with the leather jacket are TO DIE FOR. How were you not schvitzing in July in that?!

    Check out my giveaway with Jordan Taylor Beachwear!!!

    http://www.thistrendthattrend.com/2011/12/jordan-taylor-elif-giveaway.html

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  • Anonymous

    HI, please, could you do a post about nice hair? Am thinking about colouring my hair but don't know what to do. Maybe pink, but that trend already feels dated. Enjoy Miami!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04110193692876926234 Roberta

    pretty blog! ;) want to follow each other?

    http://traveloguewithlove.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15057101385427278906 The little world of fashion

    Ahah perfect shoes and perfect photo!
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01257677842760491738 WhatWillErinWear

    you look great as always! have fun in Miami!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07013236322969861558 Nicole @ Giraffelegs

    have fun.
    love the gold on the shoes.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06620891945379058672 Fashion Monstre

    so cute! the leather and fem dress are perfection

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12398547380505833940 LoveE ♥

    In Summer right now in Australia, so I'm not envying you at all, but have fun on your trip!

    http://stylespectator.blogspot.com/
    x

  • http://www.sickcitywindows.com Dani

    I love the soft fabric of the skirt mixed with the roughness of the leather. Great mix of mediums and expectations !!!

    Dani
    Sickcitywindows.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07650486939448955178 lucia m
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15848228991056695673 Raspberry and Rouge

    FABULOUS skirt and I love, love, love those heels! XO Rebecca

    http://raspbery-rouge.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04007364825338739929 The life after

    You're so fun! Nice outfit!

    The Life After

  • http://marimorena.wordpress.com/ marimorena

    Love the look!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15037990856185460889 Yuka

    love the pic & the shoes! <3

    http://dontthinkjustfeel-yuka.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.kyboeusa.com KYBOE USA

    Such a fun picture! Looking forward to more fun and fashion in 2012!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16362612188006508513 Amanda

    no looking forward to the cold winter ahead…
    xox

    http://www.lovenycstyle.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17797477198030786678 Lynsey Michelle

    Spent the weekend in a blizzard and had to spend countless hours trying to work a look that didn't make me look like the abominable snowman. Eventually gave up and just tried to stay warm.

    Here's to Miami!

    xx
    Lynsey
    http://www.law-of-fashion.com

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    Your heels are gorgeous!! You look really happy in this picture :D

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01321688876180838093 Ría
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    My cold toes need some Miami too :)

    Kate

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  • http://openid.aol.com/patworfka143 PattyP

    Hope to see you somewhere in Miami! It's a tit nipply over here but I'm sure it'll be back to sweltering in no time! :)
    -Patty
    @pattyHatesTwtr

  • http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com/ seekingstyleblog

    Your pictures are so fun!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • Anonymous

    Those Zanottis look sooo much like this winter's Miu Miu glittery low boots…

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