Welcome, Winter

Leandra Medine | March 27, 2012

So nice of you to drop back in, I guess. We thought for just one moment you may have been taking a back seat this year in favor of more layering for the sake of layering not just for the sake of warmth but you did us wrong, Motha Nature. I told you that bi-polar hooker may mandate winter’s comeback at the drop of a snow flake. And while I spent the weekend radiating skin and what have you in Mexico it was somewhat debilitating to return home and get smacked in the vagina by a cold front. Vaginal smack, rough business. I’m just kidding though, it actually felt quite nice: I’m vibing rouge-tomate chic right now and a little cold is good for that. So here’s a little look at the happenings of my balcony on this fine Tuesday morning, where the limbs freeze like botox. I feared this outfit may have rendered irrelevant when last week summer swooped in but alas, wrong. Sweaters, turtlenecks, inconspicuous hair and the obligatory high five seem to be an appropriate outfitting method of choice again.

Turtlenecks, not just for turtles. Thumbs up, not just for Terry Richardson. Silver shoes, not just for moon men. Tassels, not just for nipples. Slits, not just for hookers–or a crafts project and finally, standing up right twenty six stories high: not just for birds.

Fupas, not just for mom jeans. La di da di da, look at me, I can’t see, la di da di da. I love movement and photos that capture it. My name is Man Repeller, bla bla turban. It’s a little bit pajama, a little bit convention, a little bit ethnic and a whole lot weird.

Vince turtleneck, Alexander Wang sweater, Asos pants, Alexander Wang shoes, Antik Batik clutch. And finally, here it is all together. This may actually serve as a sort of good lesson in living in New York, dressing the part–that is to say not experimenting with very much color that doesn’t fall on the black through white palette–and still repelling. You’ve got to admit there’s something very Christmas-at-grandmas about a sweater and turtleneck paired this way. Really though, you’ll have to admit it because I don’t do Christmas unless Jewdolph the culturally ambiguous reindeer says I could. Crickets, crickets. Me thinks I left my sense of humor in Mejico. At least it’s somewhere though. Rrrrrriba. Photos by Naomi Shon.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12463023121697072678 .Tinacious Me.

    you always comes up with the coolest outfit! how you do look so good in just about anything??
    xo, Tina

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00200817566554453809 Natasha Fatah

    You look great! Love that purse!
    And winter definitely came back in a mean way this week!
    Keep warm. 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06933090666730700519 Closeted Dreamer

    love your clutch ! and just when i start packing away my winter stuff i had to drag all back out !


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17997736932635994365 gigiicecream

    I'm not thrilled about the resurgence of winter but I suppose it allows me to revisit some of my favorite winter layering products..


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05341364283594095802 sorelle in style

    So laid back and cozy – wish I were wearing this right now!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06237339378013084155 Michelle of Chellbellz

    Ha, i feel like i need to pull out my turtle necks it's freezing in dc 40 something degrees!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00980670863346611503 Meganne

    There is something about this outfit that screems I'm going to visit my grandma and the decided to accessories my demure outfit with this souvenir from Mexico.
    Material Fixations

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

    still love those shoes the most, they're so great.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04833874587061441389 Lisa Griffin

    i loooove those shoes! but yes i haven't worn a turtleneck under a crewneck sweater since it was part of my uniform hahah
    in dramatic fashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11188731495401014352 kaye

    You finally found some pants with front slits! LOVE!!!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13506206566651723850 The Wearist

    Love those slits, so unexpected!

    The Wearist

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

    'tassels, not just for nipples'… now I only can imagine tassels and nipples all together… hehe! I think this post is a little bi-polar too, just saying!

    have a nice day, girl!


  • http://pinkwedges.wordpress.com Sheyla

    It's not a weird outfit, it's great!!
    Hope you had a great time in Mexico.
    Take care 🙂

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

    Gorgeous look! i like you layers again!
    Perfect sweater and heels!


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

    You look fabulous. This post was hilar.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12948045329625850714 Living Mannequin

    If you can make the turtleneck look good…you can make ANYTHING look good!

    -Living Mannequin


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02532025846080696690 Xoxo ☺

    Looking fabulous! Loving that bag! Xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13167676798138828854 Lolita in the Mix

    Love your writing, it is always so on point and so funny! Love the clutch by the way!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14469885489373576898 Miriamhp

    Nooo, that clutch is hideous. It repells everything, not just men!

  • http://www.modelovers.com modelovers

    LOVE your combination! I love your bag and your shoes!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15676817040325192137 Tentación de Moda

    Q LINDA!!!
    Kisses from Perú!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08448844364744612221 RaspberryBlonde

    that clutch is way cool

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04058590464057501550 patty and lo

    Ah! J'adore the turtleneck sweater paired with bad ass pants and future loving shoes. The top half looks like mom is picking you up for college winter break…amazing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02653642199877664302 Mariana

    That looks like the kind of sweater I can cozy up in and purr my troubles away, while the moon shoes shuttle me to the stars.
    Whoa- your style brings out the poet (ha) in me.
    But seriously. Love the outfit!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08156285638806607761 Sofia, Sónia e Sara Cunha

    Lovely as always.

    Sónia from

  • http://simplyclassyme.blogspot.com Inés

    Ok..wait!…I really need // want those Alexander Wang shoes!!!!, please!!!
    Big hugs!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06569563852426205282 Aurélie and Angelo

    Love this look! Love the pants, clutch and shoes!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01657102858137513991 Candy

    Gosh I looove those slit pants! Im glad to know they aren't just for hookers anymore lol!


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

    I feel the same way. GTFO WINTER!!! It's spring's turn, don't try to overthrow a bitch, please.
    Love the Wang sweater- so cozyfuzzy

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

    i know. i was totally totally freaked out when I stepped outside of my apartment this morning in a hat and winter jacket, and was still cold. AH super weird.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16252874556816125168 The White List

    The weather's amazing in London! 🙂 😛 (Which is unusual!)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07782873590332083233 Nickolena Coop

    Thats exactly what I have been saying about the weather. I love spring, but this bi-polarness is actually getting on my nerves.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15223039798995930661 Sacred and Profane Designs

    I'd love to see a pair of colored tights under those pants. But I know you New Yorkers always go for a bare leg…even if the low temperatures turn it purple..

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

    I loove the shoes.

    x Romi

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14953770862228544859 Thrill Of The Chaise

    Hope your vagina is ok. I recently felt the Mexico to chilly NYC punch there as well.



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00871124968347245332 Irina Bugai
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06297264045237657546 The Fashionable ESQ

    Amazing clutch.
    Give me. now.

    The Fashionable ESQ

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01270928274656422504 Leira Zetroc

    "Turtlenecks, not just for turtles. Thumbs up, not just for Terry Richardson. Silver shoes, not just for moon men. Tassels, not just for nipples. Slits, not just for hookers–or a crafts project, these come slit and finally, standing up right twenty six stories high: not just for birds. Fupas, not just for mom jeans. La di da di da, look at me, I can't see, la di da di da. I love movement and photos that capture it."

    Ah, you're too funny. I come here partially to be entertained by your writing.

    The Quiet Spaces

  • http://adahliavolk.com Chrissy

    Happy to see you back and intact, besides the low blow. This weather has got to go, but is so typical of March to act like this.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03766669407141855541 Eileenie

    Those loafers!!!! <3

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  • http://thelookandlisten.blogspot.com Neijah

    Seriously! It was 80 degrees in LA for a few weeks…then the rain came. I was so wardrobe confused lol and happy at the same time. More layering!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14175109361864026758 Tori

    Crazy cool shoes!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17943022665237299317 Opalintheclouds

    love ALL of your Alexander Wang, especially that sweater, looks so comfy yet will always look great. your layering skills are impeccable

    Emily xx


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15924256938868709222 Amanne | UrbanBedouGirl.com

    I love those pants! I might need to pick myself up a pair.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13787985862439942270 EYECANDYSTYLE

    This is just that huge, natural self confidence,therefore;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate

    You look awesome! Love that sweater and those shoes are so beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00895152914452877928 Ms.Fashionista

    Your clutch and shoes are stunning! I love how the silver shoes add a bit of sparkle. The shots are gorg also!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09424508379568199765 Hannah

    Hell yeah, loving your shiny silver shoes. and that clutch? I need it now!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10513910887708533160 Prêt-à-Penser

    aww the clutch is an orgasm! hahah

    btw beautiful 🙂


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

    loving all the layering once again


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

    amzing chic but cool and classy look … cant wait to see more summer outfit since its boiling hot in britian x



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00832340726848873899 Chila

    Lovely look, I love this kind of outfits, simple and chic

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12186901125870069099 Sharon

    Such a simple outfit, but you still look great in it!



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

    Well now I am a fan of this whole outfit. Damn cool.

    On weather chat, we seem to still enjoying of some spring here in London… and I am actually relocating to Mexico next week (Hello perpetual warmth!).


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08784047289138430006 Miss K

    Amazing shoes. I like!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15664502134805475932 Her Persona
  • http://www.splendidlittlethrills.blogspot.com Splendid Little Thrills

    I love the look of a turtleneck, but I sweat like a menopausal woman at age 26. It may be time to bring back the dickie so I can have the sexy look of the turtle neck without all the perspiration. BTW, love your silver Wangs, and I've seen you sport them often. Kudos to you, bc when I tried them on I felt like I was walking on the very extreme tip of my toes. Work it girl!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17850634239551807303 Gabrielle @ LookSharpSconnie

    I really love this. Can't believe how simultaneously frumpy and classy it is.

    Is it weird that I'm always scared you're going to fall off the balcony? So precociously placed on those high heels. yikes.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17796462385727661725 Eliza

    This look is so much more simple, streamlined, and casual than a lot of yours, and I have to admit, I kind of like it! A little change is always good from time to time, and a little casual goes a long ways.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08884059388253684523 Estherina

    Absolutely love love love this outfit!

    Step into Estherina's World

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07574981289599093195 *M

    As per usual, your humor is always the best! I'm all about the turtleneck + sweater combos. I even layered on two turtlenecks before because I was nearly frozen.

    x Monique
    Petite Avenue

  • http://www.anthologycollection.blogspot.com.au/ Anthology Collection

    loving the outfit, but your words are what got me in this post. So funny. You speak another language, and I love it!


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

    I adore this outfit. I'm a full supporter of the turtleneck.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15901568084463124376 matchalattewardrobe

    No more turtlenecks this year, I'm not going back to winter no matter what the temperatures are, but I LOVE the moon women shoes and the pants and the clutch.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15992012518203792325 Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..

    you look very cool!!!! i have the same clutch!!! 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02163169631359243246 TeuntjeVDW

    What a cool combination! Love it! xx.

  • Lareina

    This 68th commentator says i love you Man Repeller. You always make me laugh with that random sense of humour.

  • http://www.live-love-fashion.com live.love.fashion

    Beautiful view and amazing shoes.


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