Because It’s Monday

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December 9, 2013

And maybe you feel like road-mapping your next full week of outfits

When I get to work on Monday mornings, I look for two things. The first is almond milk. I have recently decided to forgo dairy consumption and my stomach is effusively grateful.

The second is a smoke signal. One that outlines hope. I’ll take any indication that will manifest as it pleases —  I don’t care how: temporarily impair my eyesight if you have t0 — that this week is going to be a good one.

The one right in front of us in particular holsters a boxcar full of profound anxiety because Susan Miller all but laughed in my face last week when I clicked into Astrology Zone and thought, okay, Suzy, let’s make this a good one! Evidently, it will not be a good one. I’m paraphrasing the following but she basically told me I’m better off peeling my nails from their beds than continuing on this trajectory called Leandra’s life, which, by the way, I will have no control over. None! At all!

Also of note: Venus is to blame for my imminent demise. But I digress.

I found almond milk but I’m still seeking the signal. In the past, it has appeared as quality Internet fodder. Sometimes it’s Buzzfeed showing me weird under water critters who also know how to juggle and fill out 1099 forms. Other times, it’s a very robust helping of personal style which, as far as I’m concerned is the most accurate euphemism for a Monday morning brain massage when considering she (or he!) who loves fashion.

I haven’t found mine yet but in a deeply humble effort to help you find yours, here’s an outfit I wore last week, shot last week, haven’t taken off since last week to get Monday morning’s ball sack rolling with the homies. There are so many matings to be had with just a measly denim jacket and the tuxedo blazer that cloaks it. Reverse it, take one off, take both off, tie one around waist, wrap one around your shoulder. Oysters.

The shoes are Céline (now at least — they were Steve Madden when I first got them in 2001) and them jeans are Acne. I appreciate the nature of their high waist demeanor because sometimes after a big ass lunch, I look like a metropolitan kangaroo, harboring life with my lower stomach.

Other days I just feel like an acrobat —

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But in the grand scheme of things, that is always, like even the longest Monday, very short-lived.

Isabel Marant x H&M blazer, Acne jacket and jeans, Valentino clutch, Celine platforms and Khai Khai rings.

  • Judas Lee

    Acne jeans have got outlandish stretch!
    and yes this is not that gal who struggled to fit in that white denim skinny hahhh….
    <333

  • Josephine Baker

    Great post! Thanks for brightening my Monday morning! (Also, love those shoes!)

    http://www.mybeautifullife.me

  • Judas Lee

    Acne jeans have got outlandish stretch!

    and yes this is not the gal who struggled hard to fit in that white denim skinny hahh…

    <333

  • Q

    love the hem of the jeans… sooo nice.

    http://www.myclayexperience.com/

  • The Provoker

    Well written Leandra. I knew you’d finally cave for those celines, they’re fab but I would wish they made the sole in a different texture, but yeah they do make you SUPER tall. Love the hems on those denims, I just cut off the hems on my old ones and put them in the washer, then ba,, trendy. Btw, I just posted a super gorgeous and rare one-off floral perspex
    clutch with gold hardware I got only for 50USD on my blog, it’s a great
    holiday gift option, you need to check it out and tell me if it’s worth
    it! <3

    xx The Provoker
    http://www.the-provoker.com/2013/12/floral-clutchin.html

  • Hannah

    Happy Monday, repellers! My kin, yo.

  • M

    Well done on giving up dairy – Almond milk tastes sooo much better anyway! Love this look, the layers are perfect and the shoes are pure awesomeness :-)

    x

    http://www.covetique.com/alexander-wang-rocco-tote-6774.html

  • Emily

    I’m sensing some Jane Lane in your hair, I like it!

  • Natali

    You’re just so hilarious! These shoes are like a dream!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • Anna Carina

    Ha, I love your sense of humour and the fact that you put on an outfit that you like so much you haven’t change it since. Also i love the shoes, I love shoes anyway.

    BTW there is a shoes #giveaway on my blog http://welikeyourstyle.net/2013/12/08/wlys-chatham-wish-happy-xmas-fantastic-giveway/

  • dupras

    i just bought my first pair of high waisted jeans and am in love! This outfit looks so kick ass on you Leandra. I must have a clutch with my initials on it now…and I am the anti-monogram.

    blog.duprasdesigns.com

  • Malika Craft

    Great outfit, Love the way the you put it together! The handbag sealed it!

    https://mizani-wear.myshopify.com/

  • CarlotaLMorais

    Those jeans look REALLY good on you! And I love how simple this is, like every girl or woman could pull this off (with a cheaper pair of shoes off course). And I love the clutch with the gold “LM” its super cute.
    About the milk, Ive tried soy, oat but never almond milk! Will make sure to try but still COW milk for me is the most delicious thing

  • Mizani Wear

    Great outfit, Love the way the you put it together! The handbag sealed it!

    https://mizani-wear.myshopify….

  • Kimbrilee

    I recently decided to forgo dairy consumption as well (my tum is so happy!) I’m scared to tell my Dad of this change … he’s a dairy farmer.

  • Ross Vernon Dias

    Are these like the Steve Maddens you talk about in the book? If so, it was all worth it!

  • http://thoughtsofglam.com/ ThoughtsofGlam

    I love those two necklaces. i just did a post on some great accessories I was able to find for under $10, a couple were real statement pieces that I think would’ve given the outfit a bit of causal with a bit of glam.

    http://www.thoughtsofglam.com

  • The Wears

    Love the Jeans so much! x

    http://www.theWEARS.net

  • Lieryn

    Where can I find these Celine platforms??? I need them in my life.

  • Swanky Suri

    Let me post my nonexistent blog here, so you can look at it. And hopefully do nothing to make me famous. WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOo

  • Bodil Loïs

    Awesome shoes and bag!

    Love Bodil,
    http://www.Bodil-Lois.com

  • claudia
  • mini rose

    Oh Leandra! You make me so happy!

  • http://madamecouture.blogspot.com/ Emma Hager

    Killin it! And the Celine wedges were such a good get. They make everything instantly cooler than everything already was.

  • jas

    i really like the denim jacket with tuxedo jacket. must try.

    reckless abandon

  • Perry

    Do you think we’re cursed for not having a middle name to monogram?

  • MSCFBeeches

    That gif has me cracking up–cute. Very…cute.

    Mysocalledfashion.com

  • http://fashmongers.wordpress.com/ fashmongers

    I thought ‘perfect jeans’ than scroll down and see they are Acne. Of course!!

    http://fashmongers.wordpress.com

  • http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr/ Mafalda

    I really need to get used to these big shoes, they were ever so big in the 80’s/90’s! I’m sure I’ll love them in a few weeks. BTW, I managed to get my husband to love some man repelling shoes (Balenciaga like cut-out boots)! I couldn’t not believe my ears, he LOVED them!
    BTW2: we call this type of shoes ‘écrase-merde’ in France (step on dog shit shoes) :)

    Mafalda ❤
    http://www.mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

  • www.LydiaWho.com

    Love those shoes..

    – L

  • http://www.adashoffash.com/ Iris @ ADASHOFFASH.COM

    Your looks seem to get better everytime! That Acne jacket is a dream and the wedges are to die for <3

    Oh and yay for quitting diary, I did the same thing this year and it feels SO MUCH BETTER!

    xoxo Iris

    A DASH OF FASH

  • runway2street

    Need those wedges! x

  • http://www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com/ Hayley Mitchell-Gardner

    awesome outfit! Love the first photo of you its super cool :) and those shoes are gorgeous!

    Hayley xx
    http://www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

  • Andy

    are the platforms comfy? they look easy to walk in …

  • http://www.noglitternoglory.com/ Patricia

    Haha that gif! Great look! x

  • http://www.facebook.com/lydia.bishop Lydia Bishop

    gah you always look so amazing!
    http://www.herlux.blogspot.com

  • http://www.lezu.com/ L’ezu

    Such a perfect look, casual and sophisticated! http://www.lezu.com