What I Wore: A December Eve to Remember

Leandra Medine | December 19, 2011

…Steve. Get it? This week in situations that make me go, “shit I meant to press Preview, why did I press Publish Post,” I prematurely set live a giveaway that will reconvene tomorrow. It will be awkward because I’d spun it to coincide with the annual initiation of Hanukkah and also conveniently, my very own emergence from an enunciated womb. Those were a good nine months. In any case, sorry you have to wait, the payoff will be worth it. Here instead find a couple irrelevant photos where you will learn that even though I mandated I would wear a red dress with white t shirt underneath in this situation, good judgement swayed me in the direction of orange suede vest and bright yellow skirt. Really loud, really full, really cool.

Alexander Wang cropped suede trench vest, T by Alexander Wang muscle tee and yellow Miu Miu skirt magically won 50% off in store last week. Mike Biel for GofG.
The setting: Viktor and Spoils at the Hotel on Rivington. The crowd: twitter handles in real life, I see @whitegrlproblem. The flaling arms: mine. I call this one, perfecting-the-girls-that-shake-it-with-their-hands-in-the-air-dance-move-but-failing. It feels too early to be emulating a stuff Jewish grandmother so I’ve concluded that my scoliosis does not permit swift recital of dance moves that involve heavy shoulder participation. And that’s it, that’s the whole thing. Ultimately, the lesson learned here is that holiday parties rock. How go yours and what the shit are you wearing? Tell me, I have to know.
And here are the shoes, should you wonder what my ankles were doing. (via)
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05695254903533992167 Donna

    i love your outfit! that skirt is gorgeous, and the colour of that vest ♥


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

    Oh those shoes are a delight! Velvet and glitter…classic holiday combo! My girls and I celebrated a color blocked Christmas shindig…lovelovelove themed parties…I think the next might be orange and yeller….I'm inspired!! Supercute look!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    ps Giveaway on my blog, enter to win a FREE pair of shoes!!

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

    the first photo is funny ! Love the shoes

    fashion & lifestyle in Belgium

  • http://janialwayswins.tumblr.com Janice

    Love the glittery chunky heels juxtaposed with the tights, and HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS, Leandra! Thanks for serving as an inspiration to all of us MR's in the making. xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03478806963221576991 Fashionista

    fabulous shoes!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11298204663399996435 Karola

    hey!!! I really like this blog! 😀 following! 🙂
    come visit sometime! 🙂



  • http://hazylaughter.com Emily Ulrich

    Love the looseness of your look – makes that use of color all the more realistic.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08987648141579242823 Roman Trends


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05363732545969401825 Lindsey Doolittle

    Those shoes are to die for. Great outfit, as per usual. xo


  • Anonymous

    you can pull it off, no matter the look ~ love your blog!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00563701056303123135 Sara

    Those shoes… Oh they're fantastic!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13995648256596670801 Nimue

    Oh golly, the shoes are magnificent!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04223435363083291721 Liese – The Street Diary

    nice one! i love the shoes.

    find us here thestreetdiary.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14654691178100203023 Roxanna

    you look fabulous in these colors. the shoes especially ROCK!

    xx Roxanna

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14194815440194123998 CupcakesOMG!

    those shoes are HAPPENING!!

    oh, and as for me, my holiday parties are over, but i'll be wearing my Man Repller by Lineby dress for NYE!!!


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

    yes the shoes!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04893470294529632614 xxM

    You are crazy fabulous and that is all that matters! Happy first night of Hanukkah my fellow jew baby 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05341364283594095802 le sorelle

    Umm one thing's for sure, I wish I were rocking those heels this Christmas! They're killer.


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

    Okay, I have not heard what the shit in such a long time!!! Thanks for making me laugh! Love those hot shoes! They are killer! xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12972407396062492788 Xen

    cinematicly rad shoes

    one year of blog love

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09174635508282439492 Olivia

    Love those shoes so so much!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16442714409187959575 Moraima

    Amazing shoes! I read your blog all the time, you have talent

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15588937421573926958 Zoey H

    I like those shoes. Like a lot. I don't know what it is, but today I seem very glitter oriented.


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

    LOVE those shoes.

    Fashionable Collections

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12776709242483445512 pia

    such lovely colors !
    love it


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11911346524189487467 Andrea

    wow i love the shoes!

  • Annie

    Excellent ensemble, yet again.

    Happy Birthday!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12759545260010101486 The PvdH Journal

    Here we go (the nth comment on this threat about it but I cannot help myself)- I LOVE THOSE SHOES.

    How could I miss them this season? Perhaps I got sidetracked in this London shite weather- need to get myself to NYC again.

  • http://www.blondevivant.com Blonde Vivant

    Ohhh glitter heels! adorable!
    <3 Blonde Vivant

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00323955322417934528 DINA SHRESTHA

    My day starts with your blog and your wit! The shoes are so glittery, makes me want to sparkle too!!


  • http://www.dressed4success.net Dressed4Success

    Lovelys shoes!!*

    NUEVA pagina 'ME GUSTA' de mi blog…


    Clodet Illustrations


  • http://chiclittlepoorgirl.com/ Hannah

    cropped suede trench vest = next level

    my holiday outfit posts will be rollin out this week too..

    You can bet vintage shirts with half the sequins missing will be the foundation for most ensembles.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01857198373293387490 things – collection

    you look alwys so fanny!

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

    u look like ur havin a goood time… iv got a party to go to tomoro i hope ill be able to capture some nice photos 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12570872654773804597 Girlie Blogger

    Fabulous platforms. You sure know how to party.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00041296079873622317 Joana Sá

    Love love love this shoes

    Kiss kiss.*Jo

  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

    love that fun colorful outfit!!!

  • http://www.bangbanglafemme.com allegra

    shoes = perfection
    the vest is amaze too.

    xo, allegra


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

    I love that skirt! Actually, all of these pieces are amazing.

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

    glitter shoes, so perfect


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13074199634511639211 rachael

    haha obv your ankles were helpin you dance, it looks like!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01705038980900179510 Jade

    "Put your hands up for Detroit!" is what came to mind seeing you rocking it with arms in the air! I want that yellow skirt. It's the perfect item to brighten up my wardrobe xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06183644071815323677 Kiara Michelle King

    Man Repeller, you have to be my favourite blogger going 'round because you sure do know how to write and not to mention your obvious styling capabilities. As for my holiday parties, it's summer here so I've been trying to wear as little and as light as possible (without looking like I'm wearing as little as possible – though some don't take this same approach). Happy holidays!

  • http://anorexicescapades.com/ anorexicescapades.com

    Good shoes!

  • http://pinkwedges.wordpress.com Sheyla

    The color palette of your outfit reminds me of the brown faux suede crop top that I tried on with some bright yellow man repelling high waist pants yesterday. Are we mentally connected? I was thinking of buying a fake mustache to take pictures of myself with (I still will) and you posted a pic on you tumblr shortly after. What the eff?! LOL
    Take care, congrats and happy holidays!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15157331294725300872 jas

    the miu miu skirt is AWESOME


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04907960880069509427 Ingrid

    You must have a drool-worthy shoe closet! SO do a post on your shoe closet!!


  • Anonymous

    I fail to see how you can adopt the pretense of independence and capacity for male-repelling when men are the ONLY reason for those absurd heels. It's just our modern form of foot-binding!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00299122556052180596 Sophia

    loooooooks like you had an amazing time!! love the orange & yellow together!! xx

  • http://stylistaz.com Camilla

    I love your style and your blog is amazing. Keep up the good work:-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03491391559958690650 eDina

    very funny look 🙂 I love color orange so much and your vest is just amazing! Shoes are fantastic too, glitter+velvet=direkt hit.

    kisses from


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14740793284409948266 realelinkling

    L O V E

  • http://www.lovenycstyle.com amanda

    love the pose! love the look!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15939020329287151249 cmbh

    look that girl is snapping you! (left)

  • Karissa

    I love the skirt – gorgeous shape and cheery color! Awesome photo too. You match the lights above and the guy's drink at bottom right.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04154804645701029618 Lotus Blossom Design

    I love the fact that you chose to offset your bright upper half with sparkles down below. By "down below" I mean on your feet! haha

    BTW, I'm featuring those gorgeous Belle by Sigerson Morrison Clog Booties all this week in my Look Of The Days. Thanks for the inspiration!


  • Karissa

    One more thing, congrats on the consummation of your relationship. Amazing news that you should be able to share (your excitement in initial post was too cute)! Who said there aren't (very few) men equipped with super man repelling defense powers?


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17735896581791951670 takeachicpill

    very fun outfit and the shoes are definitely festive!;)


  • charlotte

    love the outfit, and the hottie in the corner of the shot! london men don't compare 🙁

  • http://pinterest.com/alwaysstayontop Miss Thing

    You are a friggin saint/ inspiration with this web site! Absolutely remarkable idea and I always spread the word about this site because it's so fun to read. Keep up the awesome work.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07089206246235930474 Wig

    Great shoes! I've been wearing Halston, Preen, and vintage black velvet to the holiday parties. I purchased this sparkly ban.do scarf for some holiday fun, but haven't decided how to wear it:
    I bet that you'd know in a snap!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04035567158706008659 Tittyfer and Ampleforth

    Siccccccckkkkkk shoes! xxxx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00780302035116274253 Off Glass

    Super cute shoes hunni!


  • Anonymous

    Did you know I'm obsessed with that vest…yeah like in a scary way.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12277161930587845217 Life’s a shoe

    amazing shoes!!

  • felena

    Can anyone tell me where the shoes are from? They're GORGEOUS! :))

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14360783709169946256 heavy hedonist

    Definitely dig the shoes. My Dermatomyositis will probably never let me flaunt such hip stemwear again, but I likes 'em.

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

    You always look like you are having the best time ever!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10475525254002207719 From Saks to Salvation

    Those shoes are de.lish. Why do sparkles make everything better? Absolutely love the look.

  • http://www.citysoles.com City Soles

    Love the shoes!

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  • Meri

    Those beautiful shoes cost more than my rent. For three and half months.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14531946171530002182 Mary

    You're always so joy to see!!! i love you being so full of life at all shoots)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02225423378234910210 Giorgi Sarishvili-Wazowski
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10675584423788852978 Cheio de Glamour

    WOW!!! I'm Brazilian, and in Brazil this things are very very horrible.

  • http://www.funfashionfit.com Jani

    hellooooooo shoes. love.

    **hahaha Meri, they are very expensive.


  • adeline

    Shoes are so beautiful ! I love <3