It Was All Yellow

Leandra Medine | April 30, 2012
“Every time I look at you two, a Coldplay song plays in my heart.” Do you watch Girls? I just ripped that line off from Lena Dunham’s character, Hannah, under the influence c/o–not in the blogger sense–some trippy tealeaves. That show is good: the perfect dose of wit, quirk and cynicism. It also reconfirms that no girl’s bone-buddy is actually just a bone-buddy. Hey! What a perfect parlay into the color yellow!

On my body! Look at me, look at me, this is my predator face, look at me. No, really, I learned how to conjure up a predator face using my own facial features over the weekend. Apparently, this is what turns man repellers into getters though, if you ask me, it’s more asymmetrical-weirdo-with-ambiguous-smirk than anything. I digress though, here’s the motivation behind this post: I can really appreciate the color in question. I like corn, I like bananas, I like loose fitting things. Why not combine the lights of my life and feast my legs on these. Reactions to the pants have included: McDonald Hamburgers–I’m still a bit fuzzy on this but I think understand the underlying sentiment–and are those supposed to fit like that.The fact of the matter is, yes. And I don’t eat hamburgers, so no.

Shortly thereafter I looked into the trenches of my closet and noticed that I really do like yellow. So I added a skirt and called it peplum because that’s what I do. I lost the predator face and before I continue I should have you know the wheels of brain are moving a bit slow this morning so I apologize for the lack of poetic prose and meaningful dialogue. This of course opens up the question, is the dialogue ever meaningful or prose poetic but I’m going to avoid having you answer that just ask that you please throw me a bone, I feel like a baby fetus just seeing day for the first time. Ya di, ya di ya, long story short: then there was a jacket.

And alas, while this didn’t intend to function as any sort of lesson in layering it seems it may have done just that if lessons in layering were actually just small baby tutorials for people who want to be overtly vocal about certain colors and theme their lives and exteriors by the boundaries of different Coldplay songs. Did I not make this clear earlier? Up next week: Clocks. Double-fisting watches: it was cool in the 80s, for a brief moment in the early thousands, why not re-penetrate the beauty of embracing different timezones from the simple comfort of your own wrist.

Acne jeans, ALC tank, Charlotte Olympia wedges–these come with a story, stay tuned, Dannijo and Jennifer Fisher necklaces, Miu Miu skirt, Paper London coat.

Photos by Naomi Shon

  • Tinacious Me

    love these layering lessons! You make dressing up so much fun!
    Tina @ Tinacious.Me

  • Julie

    love love the yellow!!


  • minnie

    yellow + powder/beige = amazing!

  • Alexandra

    Those shoes KILL me!!! I love them so much. Do they make walking a challenge?

  • Gabrielle @ LookSharpSconnie

    Good morning! Enjoying some repellant here w/ my vanilla biscotti keurig-cupped coffee.

    I'm liking the clown vibe. I think that, more than anything, evokes the thoughts of Sir Ronald.

    Interesting your pairing of shades. Is the jacket the same tone as the skirt, or do those differ too? Marvelous.

    I'd probably kill someone for that coat, but then again my chances of escape thereafter clad in said attire would likely prove quite slim.

    Missing your commentary on the shoes. Wouldn't mind seeing a post devoted to your take on those puff ball wonders.


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  • Joana

    Loving the triple yellow, and more than anything that it's not all matchy matchy though you did come pretty close to it. I luuuurve your basic top too, the shoes not so much, but that's just me :p

    xo Joana

  • Man Repeller

    The shoe miss is deliberate! You'll see why $oon

  • Jody-Ann

    Looove girls! haha

  • FrissonFolie

    The wedges made me blind for the yellow lesson, but I'll get better on paying attention to what's important (eventually)

  • WearAbouts

    I love the pants…and the blazer even more!! LOVE THE WEDGES!!! so unique. all of your pieces are statement! 🙂 great necklace !<3
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  • Nina Papaioannou

    You do have a lot of yellow 🙂 The trench is my favorite ! Your shoes are amazing I don't know what story you will tell us but they tell a story by themselves!!!

  • Donna

    Your shooooeeesss! I love those pants too, they look amazing on you.

  • .

    I think I just drooled on my keypad looking at those pompoms on your shoes. Holy shit. Love.

    Nice repellingness today!

  • Aurélie and Angelo

    The coat and the shoes, LOVE!

  • Natasha Fatah

    Loving this tribute to Lemon. 🙂

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • Domonique Wilson

    I like the fit….it's not all about tight fitting all the time….also I'm more preoccupied with your shoes…pretty darn awesome!

  • Pretty Kitty Publishing

    Penetrate this: those shoes are rad.

  • Thrill Of The Chaise

    Those wedges are so badass.


  • Eileenie

    hello sunshine 🙂

  • Dani Elias

    LEANDRA <3

  • Fashion Dawgs

    So bright my eyes are hurting. Good job.

    Fashion Dawgs


    holy god this is amazing. especially the shoes. a little repelling always brightens up my monday, thank you! xx

  • Izael Garrido

    you are so adorable, you look very good ! love the yellow outfit

  • amarabubz

    i had a feeling pom pom's are making a come back, adore the wedges!

  • Natali

    Gorgeous shoes and coat! I love this look!

  • Collections

    I heart those pants and the necklace.


  • Leira Zetroc

    I have trousers that have the same fit and length, and I was kind of freaking out that it would look too Mom-jeans-gone-bad. Obviously there's a "good" way to pull it off loose-fit capris and you've just confirmed that 😉

  • Made in Chicistan.

    yellow never looked so good.. actually

  • monkeyshines ♥

    adorable wedges!



    Those shoes!! Gahh I love the color and those puff balls remind me of those jelly things I se to play with as kids haha.


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  • Miss K

    So daring! I like it!

  • Creativity&Chocolate

    Great look! All that yellow looks wonderful on you! Love the heels!

  • Romina C.

    Love this casual look, the wedges are awesome.

    x Romi

  • Lauren@Styleseer

    Love, love, Love the yellow Acne jeans and Paper London coat. Gorgeous wedges, too!

  • Nathan Moy

    u r so freakin funny babes, i wud love to chat with u in person lol
    love them wedges'!!! and yellow and that waist skirt thing looks fab on u 😉

    xx nathan.niche


  • Alison

    Somehow it looks amazing on you! I love reading your blog — you make fashion so fun 🙂

  • servinupstyle

    And yet, you still manage to not just pull it off, but work it. (not sure if that sentence was grammatically correct!) Funny how while my friends at high school idolize Justin Bieber I've basically idolized you! Amazing post as usual!


  • Vasilieva

    love the pants, in a combo with these platforms, pretty awesome

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  • Ksenia

    Wonderful outfit!

  • Brooke @ Zahara Mai

    Yes… more on these shoes please! x

  • Ría
  • Sketch42

    The shoes are amazing. You know what the pants would look like on me? Bad Mom-Gap circa 2001. BRUTAL.

    And I don't know how you smile for photos everyday, I want to kill myself from just one day of it.

  • El globo de Inés

    Te queda genial este color, porque destaca mucho al ser tan morena. Un besazo.

  • Neijah

    LOL @ your intro! Totally related! Love the yellow and the way you layered it!


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  • Anonymous

    Love Yellow, Love the jeans, love the jacket and jewelry and shoes,,,,,,,, love everything but the "peplum"

  • Cristián Pavez Díaz

    The whole yellow stuff and the shoes are supreme!
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.
    Twitter: @cristianpavezd

  • Anonymous

    Nice post ! Love everything !

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  • Janice

    Love the miu miu skirt!

  • Olya

    FUN! Very great yellow color! and that surprising Skirt is just so cute! I want this heals!!!!!!!


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  • anna

    those are real killer shoes!!

  • Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..

    love the yellow skirt!!!!

  • Lolita in the Mix

    Love it; love the colour and those shoes!


  • B Allen @ What2Wear

    Love the wedges and I'm diggin the predator face
    Brooke @ what2wear,

  • knockedupfabulous

    You look great in yellow! And only you could get away with wearing a skirt over pants! ; )

  • Joana Sá

    Your style are so different and so cool
    Love all this yellow!

    Kiss kiss.*Jo

  • AmyArisse.

    your wedges are insane!

    xx Amy.

  • The Edit

    Those Charlotte Olympia shoes…I'm in LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    xxx the edit xxx

  • Styling Black

    i love the yellow pants so much.

  • Emma y Flor

    You aré so much fun! I Love yellow, your pants specially. Your accesorios aré always so coló. Your Style is unic and súper inteligent 🙂 xoxo from buenos aires.

  • Lydia

    This started off incredible and just kept getting better.

  • Vanity of Vanities

    Wow! That yellow color is a stylish one. Love the look. 🙂

    Cathy@custom digitizing

  • far and wild jewelry

    a coldplay themed fashion blog, watch your back goop!


  • Anonymous

    Ha, just got the clocks thing!

  • Mrs. Miller

    Zappa's running through my brain, singing something about snow. xoxo

  • Womens Clothing

    Those shoes are amazing!

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  • Arielle Noa

    LOVE these

  • Alyssa

    OMG I love those shoes!! Jeffrey Campbell has some great ones similar to those! I always look at for my inspiration!

  • AllieMcDee

    You are absolutely adorable. Obsessed with everything you wear and post!

  • Stacey Smith

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  • heart

    wow! wish i know how to walk with those kind of shoes on. my shoes are mostly sneakers or no heels.
    seo malaysia

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