Super Important Question: Should I Buy This?

The Writers | March 21, 2016

An email correspondence between Leandra and Amelia

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On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 12:46 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

Super Important Question. Should I buy this?

On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 2:07 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:

…No. Aren’t you getting such a similar one from Reformation? It’s not just better but it’s also cheaper. And get it in white! Otherwise, it will be forever “that red dress.”

You should, however, buy these to wear with the Ref dress.

Not now, though. My guess is that they will go on sale faster than a Hamilton performance sells out. (See wuht I did there?)

On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 2:26 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

Yea you’re so right re: Ref dress but if I’m going to drop $$ on sandals this summer I want these by Chloé and I don’t mean the vegan restaurant that charges 103456 to deliver.

Because I could also wear those with these pants.

If you hate them pretend I never said that but QUICK! Look at these earrings. They’re insane, I love them. (They have in blue too but I think better in red.)

On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 2:38 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:

Amelia, you are going to hate those pants. You never end up liking pants shaped like that. Why do we put ourselves in these kinds of positions, pray tell?

Those earrings are insane and I feel like would look so cool with just like, a bathing suit.

Like, say, this one, which is $78.

Meanwhile, I am eating pistachios and think I now want these?

Also, given the fact that Dolce’s bags cost the same thing as a kidney transplant, is this “dopp kit” considered a deal? Obviously I would use as a regular bag.

On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 2:44 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

Those green sequin shoes are everything a pair of feet never knew they needed and also very Wicked in a theatrical/good way, not like the Harry Potter/Boston slang term for “cool” kind of way.

That Dolce thing comes with a mirror, +, but looks hard to carry, -.

Two fast Qs:

1) Should I get this for a party or am I being weird?

2) Isn’t this sheer short sleeve turtleneck AKA summer’s answer to the Diane Keaton Aesthetic for Those Who Overheat in Humid Climates good?

And great, thanks a lot, now I’m on a Nasty Gal sweep…

On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 2:55 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:

I love that metallic jumpsuit from Topshop!!!! You know who would look great in it? Esther Levy.

Not getting the Dolce. I’m with you. Also — sheer turtleneck = great opportunity to cover your neck for summer, but also, why do that? Slip dress season cometh, and I’m making the case for Marni.

How many Gucci loafers are too many, by the way? I like the brown sling backs a lot, and have a $500 gift card. Should I get?

I think this is an entirely separate story, but I wonder how long the Gucci spell will last. Is it a spell?

On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 3:04 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

THAT MARNI DRESS. If I tape my boobs down like Christina Ricci in Now & Then, may I please borrow it? Thanks in advance for the dress and the dance.

You want those ones, out of all the fun ones, especially if you have a gift card? They are great though. Gucci, man(e).

Does liking this skirt make me a bad person?

Also, are these considered capris? I love them I blame you.

(PS WATERMELON PASTIES)

On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 3:08 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:

Liking a skirt, under any circumstance, does not make you a bad person.

Wearing watermelon pasties to your best friend’s wedding with nothing else when you know the groom has somewhat of a crush on you, however, would make you an extremely shitty person.

Either way, don’t get that skirt because it’s too obvious. Do get those Trademark pants because they’re fantastic. Only I wonder how they’ll fall on someone who isn’t 5’10”?

Are you looking for pants? I can help facilitate a search.

Where are you on bomber jackets, by the way?

On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 3:19 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

Yea I am looking for pants. I think this is your fault, too (like the capris) but I’m sick of jeans. And I’m happy it’s your fault because at age 27-almost-8, not to sound like one of those TWELVE THINGS TO OWN BEFORE YOU DIE articles, I really do think you should have at least some non-jeans in your arsenal. If you could help that would be Kevin Devine.

My thoughts on the bomber: you will look cool it in. I will not. I have a very hard time figuring out shirts under bombers, too. They feel like such a fleeting trend that they make me nervous. If you get one, is that the one-one?

I want this bra top thing just to feel pretty in.

Also, because I’m not giving up jeans completely, I want this to pair with jeans, sort of like Brock Collection did, except I feel like I have to go to the store to see it IRL. Might pucker a bit?

Just like a cat butt.

On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 3:44 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:

Final link to that Topshop top is really good — I love that sort of Park Avenue woman having a drink downtown vibe that Brock has created. Think those need baggy jeans. You have some good ones from Zara, right?

For pants-pants, are these too close to jeans?  I feel like they’ll look good on you. Or these? Also think there’s value in investing in solid trousers. They can be such a game changer. Totally reflective of how you feel about yourself because of the way they do or don’t cut your ass-ets.
HOWEVER, don’t you find that pants are super useful but extremely boring to buy? It is never the purchase I’m excited about making. For the purpose of this e-mail chain, which will be publicly broadcast, I would like to change the tempo.

Here are things I would love to buy because they seem like so much fun!
1. Dumbo socks. Only $6, but !!!DUMBO SOCKS!!!
2. This mini skirt, because I loved it when it was Isabel Marant, and now it’s $48 from Nasty Gal. (I know what you’re gonna ask, “But how will you wear it?” I think with glitter socks and slides and a white crewneck and bomber jacket — two in one answer because I hit your previous e-mail question. Boom)
3. These insane Paul Andrew shoes.
3a. Or these half-off Charlotte Olympia ones.
4. Followed by why are these $640?
5. I’d rather this beautiful, unneccessary pouch.
6. AND OMG THIS TOP!!!
7. These are fun sunglasses.

Btw, you can get a Vetements DHL shirt from this website for $20.

And before I sign off, I just want to bring to your attention that this tiara, from the Saint Laurent spring show, which was styled like a really weird set of bangs…is…A MILLION DOLLARS.

On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 3:50 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

THAT ROW BAG!

THAT MINI SKIRTTT!!!

THOSE CHARLOTTE OLMPIA SHOES!!!!

THAT PRETTY GLITTER TOP WITH THE BOOB RUFFLE MY EXCLAMATION BUTTON BROKE

Also those Lemaire pants are basically what I wanted from the ones I sent you earlier. Amazing. Thank you. Actually hitting purchase.

Talk to you later, thnx for the shopping the shit, and just as an FYI, I’m not buying it, but I am DIY-ing this tonight.

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Collage by Emily Zirimis.

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  • Senka

    The Reformation dress and Paul Andrews shoes. I’d wear them together creating thus nauseating, over the top pretty, spring look, but I’d be happy, and isn’t that all that matters at the end of the day. With my hair down and just a hint of YSL creme de blush on the cheeks, of course. Checking out from reality and bouncing away to become a fairy.

  • I really hope you ordered the silver jumpsuit Amelia!! I bought it last week and so far have only worn it in my flat, but I WILL wear it out one day soon!

    • Amelia Diamond

      You have it?? Can you upload a pic of you wearing it??

      • Leandra Medine

        PLEASE UPLOAD A PIC

      • I’m wearing it out this weekend so I will do it after then!! If you get it, sizing is a little off I found, I had to size up for my hips & fits like a glove on the top too.

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  • Mariana

    Ok, I must be living under a rock. I never heard about NastyGal brand, it has really nice clothes for very friendly prices!!!
    Ps. That red Zoey Dress by Saloni reminded me about this Rosie Assoulin look:

  • Rebecca

    I’m trying to ‘shop within my closet’ thing to stop myself from buying unnecessary things as my boyfriend like to say… this is making me reconsider it!!!

  • THE (((ISABEL MARANT))) NASTY GAL WHITE MINI SKIRT IS AMAZING. THANK YOU. BUYING IT NOW. AH IN LOVE.

    • Also obsessed with the metallic jumpsuit and Prada glasses. My dad agrees the glasses are amazing, my bank account is giving me a hard no. But what’s life if you don’t live it on the edge? hahaha

  • Jacqueline Ho

    I just want to say that I really thoroughly enjoyed this email chain!