Thug in a Cocktail Dress

You may remember this tweet, you may not. Regardless, today is a day reserved to appreciate the finer threads in thematic dressing. As a pioneering Man Repeller, it’s an absolute duty that I take my tendencies beyond the confines of body hovering and parlay the talent into other scopes of entertainment; enter Bravo, the channel. While New York’s Real Housewives are ridding their show of a big fat chunk of its entertainment, it ain’t over til Simon van Kempen pronounces the truth about his sexuality which, you know, means they’re not going anywhere. In light of this, today we pay homage to what is perhaps one of the most important things counterpart Alex McCord has said. Add a little oomph, picture Sonja Morgan in a cocktail dress and repeat: she is a thug in a cocktail dress. Thug in a cocktail dress? Eureka. I’ve given serious thought to this sentiment and resolved that in order to properly identify oneself as a thug in, you know, a cocktail dress, you must in fact be a thug, wearing a cocktail dress.

And so alas, I’m hip, I’m with it, I can boogie, I can curse, I can give you seductive eyes that suggest slight craziness and may also graze upon some serious mental disorder. I can steal things and break car windows, leave notes that promise to reimburse the victims.

Or I can give you fish lips and flash my pale ass legs at you all the while maintaining a visual air of, you know, thug in a cocktail dress-ness.

And ultimately, you see, if worse comes to it and my sentiment is not properly expressed, I can and will always just forget it and break out in a macarena-lambada hybrid dance. If you’re still reading, I apologize for taking ten minutes from your life that you can never regain.

dress: Elie Tahari, sneakers: Isabel Marant. Photos by Naomi Shon
That’s a peek at my behind, this is my sorry face. I’m practically a sour patch kid: sour, sweet, gone. Bye!

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Thoughts?
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05882333911932324281 blue roses

    that elie tahari dress could be caked in mud, blood, and guts and still be exquisite….

    now, your butt on the other hand…. jokes!

    beautiful and hilarious as always.

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11286149288842617111 Lia

    haha those are some pretty thug poses.

    xx
    Glass of Fashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03394947638036945392 Camilla

    I'm terrified, please don't mug me

    nice sneakers though, haha.

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02116258930954122989 Polly

    Ha you're such a bad ass thug in a cocktail dress. Love this!
    x
    polway.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17078738982847318098 Laura

    oh my god. the real housewives reference is almost too good to be true, i genuinely "loled".
    In other news, i need those shoes.
    YOU'RE AMAZING xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00861219830286309326 Maggie K.

    Ummmm can we pause for a second and talk about the blue velvet couch? Where do I get one of those?

    Maggie
    StrangerThanVintage

  • Anonymous

    Hey just started reading your webby a few months back… You are seriously entertaining yet your way of putting clothes together really inspires. Been telling some friends of mine here in Singapore about this web page. Well it takes time to convince many females here of the beauty of dressing as a repeller, but I'm sure it will catch on. =)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17078738982847318098 Laura

    forgot this little nugget…http://i-want-doesnt-get.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15221242037243007144 Megan Hemphill

    If only I had a cocktail dress, I could elevate myself from simply "thug"…HA!

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

    Funny ! the dress and sneakers look so strange together, but seperately they are great !

    http://www.tripsandtreasures.blogspot.com – spring trends

  • http://willworkformanolos.tumblr.com Shannah

    Gorg/hilar as usual. Thug in a cocktail dress, thatta girl.
    x

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

    Omg, I love this post! Hilarious!! You look great! xx

    Pip
    http://chicstayathome.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16053051466319300662 Kimberly Horne

    You are too funny and cute, love the fish lips haha!

    xoxo, Jjanga
    http://www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14001809050902751430 Bri

    Love the photos.
    Your posts are too hilarious!
    xx

  • http://www.sickcitywindows.com Dani

    thug in a cocktail dress.. only things missing are a varsity jacket and baseball cap (tags still on of course!!!!)

    xo
    Dani
    Sickcitywindows.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07973512706686284836 Janet Saucedo @StudioBlueJewelry

    Too funny….yet you still manage to look great. Your personality is too amazing it overshadows anything you put on.

    xoxo
    Janet

    http://www.studiobluejewelry.blogspot.com

  • http://www.laetitiasweeneyrose.wordpress.com Laetitia

    So fuuny! ;D
    laetitiasweeneyrose.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00249594611456435173 Daniela

    Love the contrast with that beautiful long dress and the sneakers.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00691064436394666416 T E X T U R E

    This post just instantly made my entire week!
    You are the greatest Thug in a cocktail dress I have ever seen!
    If I could have just an inch of your Man Repelling my life would be set!

    In short, I adore you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17357395790304188144 Isabella Smulders

    Hahaha you make me laugh, great pictures!
    xoxo http://www.chicfashionfreak.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01442915555278797800 Así es la Moda

    Love the sneakers.Isabel Marant <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04615779104168840422 freed mode

    good style i want these shoes lol very cute.

  • http://romans-122.com kaitlyntru

    Seriously dont know how you can repel anyone. You are hilarious.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06935177585934005255 Habiba. J

    I love this post " Thug in a Cocktail Dress", this is so you. I love how you're just having fun and not caring that you have sneakers on. Which, I'm so jealous of, I've wanted them for so long. If you get a chance do check out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts you might love to read.

    http://www.thegirlinredheels.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09213086461076294033 Ms. Style Junkie

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00981632704715509016 Blush and Flats

    love it <3

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

    Loves it. Those sneakers are da bomb.

    Collections

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17501377542711168336 Lillian M

    reminds me of when brides wear sneakers under their dresses thinking no one can see them… except maybe if they wore these they would look 100 better when they are lifted on the hora chair and everyone gets a view of their ugly ass white sneaker wedges!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00273240945488877081 Gorete Sousa

    GREAT PICS!!!
    loved

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09213086461076294033 Ms. Style Junkie

    You are to cute! I love it you thug! lol… Can you teach me how to dougie?

    http:msstylejunkie.com

  • http://beancakes.wordpress.com/ kristina

    you are hilarious.
    xx, k

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

    this is actually amazing!
    <3

    Fashion Philosophy
    http://www.fashionphilosophy.net

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03763999974525897604 Caroline
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02421360487758924601 Twins

    Excellent, my dream to can wear comfortable snickers with a party dress!

    Love from Monaco xx

    http://www.addict-to-twins.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14843102855542680899 Princess Angeles

    Second picture is quite funny!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14625395273907490807 Gypsy_Riot

    abolutely love thissssssssssss<3

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

    haha no one wears sneakers and a gown better!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01204052275819356588 Fashion Recession

    Hahahahha, you are just too funny, you thug ;)

    All love Lola,

    http://www.fashionrecession.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06912952855757755620 sara.ann

    you always make me laugh…and i am especially thankful of that fact this gloomy Monday morning.
    -Sara

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16542317510022502031 Styling Black

    soo soo great. you should take it one step further… thug in a cocktail dress at a cocktail partyy.
    just an idea

    stylingblack.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12143862457632911822 pelin

    Hey Leandra, you don't have to do any of those you listed above. While thinking you are man repelling, but quite contrary, melting men's heart.. I am pretty sure this breaks their heart.. And that, that makes you a thug ;) You look fabulous in anyway..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00730178215928737319 Tamina

    poor cocktail dress ;-D :-D hahaha

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

    Love the sneakers!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07754771070155843910 WearAbouts

    so sweet!!! Only you would where those two together…and only you could pull them off together! <3
    Rory
    http://www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    CHICTOPIA

  • http://ihavetude.com/ ihavetude.com

    Loving this blog…so fresh and fun!
    Check out my blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18371553258990545624 Chelsea

    ThUg 4 LyFe! ;) but seriously, your blog rocks. Thanks for making me laugh!

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

    Ah Lily Allen was doing this look years back. Get with it lady!

    Fashion Dawgs

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11232967812548391557 Zuzankita✝K.

    love that dress! and for my surprise I also like combination with shoes :)

    http://karissaworld.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.thekinas.com Bettina

    LOL totally remember her saying this and with such anger and gusto!

  • Anonymous

    i like your macarena-lambada the best

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

    loving that dress with the IM sneakers

    http://www.vasilievablog.com/
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14625802959152606446 anna

    hey, this macarena-lambada hybrid dance is hilarious! hehe
    and don't worry, those 10 minutes of my life were meant to be lost!

    http://brandnewbyanna.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10662847236197368036 Swapnil

    love this!! hahah it was a good 10 mins spent :)

    EGO OF FASHION

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

    Gorgeous. I love these shots, and that dress on you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01321688876180838093 Ría

    I love the idea of wearing the dress with the Isabel Marant shoes!

    http://www.atitelavoyacontar.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07904293199101553442 Jessie

    i have these shoes in the all black version and they are my absolute go to shoe! i am obsessed with this look. love pairing them with a dress.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16463938394811959878 Genie

    I love the dress, you pull of the thug role really well. Lol, a sour patch candy isn't as delightful as reading your posts!

    xoxo,
    Genie

    http://www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01917824316715854859 sonia de macedo

    Loving this look – especially since I am quite partial to a good pair of Isabel Marant sneakers… … …

    xoxo
    http://daringcoco.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18090883048976614929 Laura89

    wow, the dress is beatiful and with sneakers look so rebel!!! I love it!!

    Lulita's Diaries

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15037990856185460889 Yuka
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18416149135886725553 Three Drifters

    Reminds me of this SNL sketch with Kristen Wiig, where despite being gorgeous and looking flawless in her dress… she is still a fucking weirdo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-mMRHTGskY

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10393276707613083553 Natasha

    Ay mami, that's the most gorgeous dress I've seen in a while.

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

    What an amazing oxymoron of an outfit! LOVE LOVE!

    xx Roxanna

    http://www.dissectmystyle.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06034299064114357212 brigitte

    nice!

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

    what a gorgeous dress!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03652580342472050070 DelbaMé

    Ahaha. Funny post. Love the dress, envious of those sneaksss.

    Delaney
    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06578079717533698804 ††† Elmo †††

    Puuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfeeect

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09992993979200400606 Clémence

    Yes, i was still reading after 10 minutes, and really laughing!

    I so recognise myself in a cocktail dress. I always have a ritual when choosing a dress: Can I jump around in it, or act like this, or show a silly face… Because the most important is to feel comfortable enough to have a great time isn't it?!

    Also, I was just in Isabel Marant Shop in rue de Seine, Paris yesterday and she has a new pair of heeled trainers that would get you craaaaazy!

    Take care

    Xx

    http://murmureparis.wordpress.com/

  • Amaia

    Eres genial, joder!!!!

  • Lena

    i honestly don't think that making stupid face in the picture justifies the "man-repelling" effect. As well as I am sure you would not dare to wear sneakers with that dress in public (and i don't mean your dog-pissing posed photos on the streets but a fancy cocktail party)..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08910065130978001967 Little Miss Shoeshine

    loved this post – it was funny and witty!xx
    María

    http://littlemissshoeshine.blogspot.com

  • http://theguayabaproject.blogspot.com/ TheGuayabaProject

    I love the velvet blue sofa…it makes a nice contrast with your pale legs and the white dress (I'm paler).

    http://theguayabaproject.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00546930911811338371 Andrea Positano

    What's the name of this dress? I now need it. :)

  • Richard Cranium

    You people are all idiots.

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