Packing for: SXSW

Leandra Medine | March 15, 2012

The last time I went on a work trip, I reconciled concise packing with a blog post outlining that which I intended to take. And while what’s detailed today ain’t for no L.A. trip, world, I’m going to Texas. Texas, I tell ya. Land of good vintage. In light of such, find here a small collage of fun things I have sprinkled over a very healthy dose of if-the-internets-were-my-closet projected items I want to have, etc etc. You can figure it a thematic repelling: music festival still life of sorts. Look down. Look. Look. Do it. Look.

At left, Stella McCartney overalls are photographed but the ones I’m taking are actually NSF. From front view, fairly cute but when faced with the curse of standing behind me: diarrhea butt, cha cha cha. A grey tank to wear under the overalls, red Superga sneakers wrapped far across my ankles and Karen Walker’s va va vooms. Look at them for heaven sake. A bright ass PS11 should take care of the entire weekend. In the middle, a decent night time choice. Acne’s infamous Pop Trash jeans with a silk white tank, this one a la Phillip Lim. The tropical print Altuzarra pumps are actually a joke–those sexy dudes have no place in Texas but the LD Tuttle lace-up wood heels freaks on the other hand, perfect and lovely. See this is an easy one because no matter what you bare alongside those pants, you’re birth control ridden off proverbial bat. Blee bloo bla. And finally, for a walk or some shit, a Jack Wills dress designed for a girl no older than twelve but fit for the likes of us, paired with an Isabel Marant short-sleeve utility thing of sorts. Made her Think and Pamela Love rings because your fingers asked for them and a bib made entirely of colorful Dias Muertas skulls because, well, it rocks. Thanks for helping me through that. A Saks window update awaits.

  • Irene Buffa

    i was getting sad because i thought there wouldn't be a new man repeller post today. But yay now!
    xo, Tina

  • Charlotte Wilder

    Damn, those overalls would draw me right in if I were a guy. But seeing as I'm not and most of the guys I know wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole, I think they're a safe bet as far as repelling goes. In other words: I want them.

    Have a great time at SXSW–such a party!


  • Alex

    Make sure to check out the band Hundred Waters at SXSW! They're from Florida, and they basically rule.


  • C.Vandermey

    Also check out KIDSTREET!!!

  • J’Adore Fashion

    Love everything…I want those Altuzara pumps <3

  • Bec Crawford

    Yay Leandra – bring back overalls!

    please check out my blog – an aussie girl at parsons in nyc –

  • servinupstyle

    I love all these picks! I would definitely wear those overalls in a heartbeat…not sure if they would be allowed in my high school though!


  • Vasilieva

    these acne jeans are the best

  • Kiwi’s Fashion Blog

    I am mesmerized by that neon yellow PS11!!

  • call me debbie

    This dress and these sunglasses, well can i borrow them, just for a little? They will (not) be back in no time at all!! hahaaha
    Lovely combinations as always, what more to ask for? 🙂

    (New blog needing some love and support:

  • betty
  • Closeted Dreamer

    Love those karen walker sunnies 😉
    have fun in texas

  • Closeted Dreamer

    oh yeah and I love your neon PS11

  • Sheree

    I just bought my son superga sneaks..had never seen that brand before and now you post! I want the bag and ring!

  • Lauren@Styleseer

    I'm so glad the Altazarra pumps were a joke because I was thinking as I looked that those have no place in Texas. Now, if you had a great pair of Tony Lama's you'd be all set.

  • Bettina

    I love when you write posts on what you're packing up for a trip!

  • Living Mannequin

    This collage contains all things that are good. Especially the Karen Walker sunglasses!

    -Living Mannequin

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  • Anonymous

    Yes, ma'am, that necklace DOES rock! But can you tell us more about it? Designer, etc? The link just takes me to the log-in page for rewardstyle, a private, invitation-only site. And you know I need neon skulls around my neck, invitation or none.

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  •!/tegan_grace Tegan

    You should see my friend's band DZ Deathrays (Brisbane, Australia). Kazza makes the BEST sunglasses. Have a great time! Yahoooo!

  • Rubia Mala

    That is one great set of clothes! Loved it!!

  • The Antifash

    Dammit I'm stuck here in Dallas while the rest of the world is enjoying great indie tunes and good Kush (vapors of course) in ATX…Who would have ever thought? Great selection of pieces per usual, I especially love the sunnies and necklace. Have fun with all my granola cousins!

  • Keit

    Aaaah, love the outfits, very texasy actually 😀

  • Anonymous

    Ugh, I hate you so much! go away

  • Maggie K

    YEEHAW. Hope to see you there. I read your blog all the time, and I'm excited you are coming to Austin! You have to get yourself some Lucchese boots while you are here–add a little country to that style of yours.

  • Tone

    aaw, you have fun in texas, gorgeous!!!

  • Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..
  • Audrey

    love stella mcCartney, acne, proenza,…

    so beautifull

  • Mónica C. Welton
  • Bezunta

    Not very man repelling (apart form that playsuit and the shades)!! Are u in love?? Have you moved to the other side…?? lolz Well, I actually really like the neon bag n the necklace, but i hate hate hate the pumps! Im sure u can pull it all off in a very repellent way though!


  • Anonymous

    Absolutely nice post ! I love this torn jean. It is so in the trend right now !!

  • Jannine

    wonderful, suitable packing for a reppelah on the loose going tritty trott trott over tha texa-land! have fun! and of course, we await on that window event update you alien!

    XO Jannine

  • Chrissy

    Have so much fun. Love the LD Tuttles. I wish the internet was my closet too! xx

  • Mackenzie

    So cute i love all of these1

  • gigiicecream

    I'm glad the pumps were a joke. No sane person would wear heels to a festival/gig

  • dictionary_of_fashion
  • monkeyshines ♥

    love those heels!


  • Patri

    It is actually " Día de los muertos", not Días Muertas, unless that's a brand. Regards!

  • Sabina

    Love the tiny lil' dress. It would go so great with those red sneaks! Hope you have a great time.

  • marybd18

    Prepare to be out-repelled- this is atx! watch out for the weirdos! you might feel suprisingly right at home.

  • Sharon

    I love the sunglasses and neon satchel!

    Marc by Marc Jacobs friendship bracelet giveaway on my blog!

  • Ms.Fashionista

    Have fun in Texas! Love those ripped jeans.



  • Romina C.

    Love the PS11 Proenza Schouler!

    x Romi

  • RaindropsofSapphire

    You picked some great pieces! Hopefully you can stop by my personal style blog sometime too 🙂 🙂

  • audrey

    I saw you today at the StyleX panel! I didn't know you were speaking until right before it started. I will admit I was a little starstruck. I'm a big fan 🙂

  • LoveE ♥

    Awesome looks for Texas, ya should have a lot of vintage-packed fun 🙂 Have an awesome time!


    I can't wait for outfit posts in Texas! And what vintage things you find

  • nicola lynde.

    What a great collection of clothes. The sleeveless military coat has festival written all over it. And superga sneaks' are the absolute best.

  • Yuka
  • Clara Turbay

    cool blog well done.

  • beckymonster

    I love those shades, super fun!
    Have an amazing time at SXSW!!


  • Mariana Carolina.

    I loved this Dress!
    see my blog from Brazil:

  • christina

    The neon bag and the glasses. Genius! xxx

  • Anonymous

    i think i you need to read a book! i loooooove you, your style and humor.

  • Carolina Spinola

    Amei as roupas muito giras


  • Nadine

    Your blog is so inspiring!

  • Pretty Kitty Publishing

    Would love some reportage from SXSW!

  • Jess

    such great picks!!

    Check out a day in Malibu && Beverly Hills. xx

  • Sabine

    Thanks for sharing and giving me a good laugh. Have fun in Texas!

  • Sweet Indigo Road

    I really love the ripped jeans, red shoes, and navy blue dress!

  • Designer Clothing Online

    Great heels! Loving the sunglasses too!!

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  • Sojournstar