For March’s Sake, Should I Buy This?

The Writers | February 20, 2017

Leandra and Amelia email about the question always on their minds…

On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 9:32 a.m., Amelia Diamond wrote:

I don’t know if it’s the cup of coffee I just inhaled or that I am procrastinating, but I feel like I have never needed a pair of shoes so badly before that I for sure cannot afford.

In less-dramatic, but still not-practical shopping subjects, do you still care about silver-glitter cowboy boots? Because the Saint Laurent ones are on sale.

Also, I’m buying this.

I suddenly want EVERYTHING. U?

On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 1:06 p.m., Leandra Medine wrote:

OH MY HASHEM THOSE BALENCIAGA ANKLE BOOTS! I think you’re inspired by the sun being out.

I’ve been bit by the Vetements bug. I want these boots

Obviously I will not get this top, but how great?

I hate those Saint Laurent boots, btw. Love this Ulla Johnson dress tho. And these hoop-de-doops.

 

On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 1:57 p.m., Amelia Diamond wrote:

The Vetements bug is biting me a bit too. GET THE SHOES.

Could you DIY that top or would that not be the point?

Def (sorry) do the hoops.

Should we get these because they say L.A. and the L is for Leandra and the A is for me?

Another question: At 40 bucks, how important are crushed velvet socks?

There’s so much pretty new swimwear being sold, like this Made By Dawn two-piece or this Stella McCartney set that I’m getting distracted.

I love these jeans. They’re the a-bit-more-affordable version of the perfect Brock ones, and they’d fit over cowboy boots…of non-glitter variety. (Yeesh.)

I could wear them with these Dries boots. I’m hungry.

On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 2:45 p.m., Leandra Medine wrote:

I’m definitely buying this $4 headband from Amazon to approximate the Altuzarra runway. You in?

Meanwhile, here is my spring lewk:

I like your velvet socks question but will see those for this SCRUNCHIE!

And two final questions:
1. Are brooches coming back?
2. Wtf is this thing? I think I want it.

On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 4:02 p.m., Amelia Diamond wrote:

How did you even find that headband? Yes, I am in. Can we Amazon Prime them for tomorrow? And I love your spring lewk. It’s marigold and mustard season, for sure. (CUE OUR HATS!)

I am, as R. Eric Thomas would say, here for that scrunchie. Ponytail creases suck, velvet rules. Fun fact: I took the cotton cover off my satin pillow because of Haley, even if it does look a little porn-y.

Brooches are definitely back. I like the idea of having a signature one, almost like a monogram, that moves from thing to thing. Like you and your mushroom. Here’s a snake for $15. I feel like patches are back, too. (Thanks, Gucci.)

I really, really, really want to wear these wheat earrings.

With those jeans above, this blouse

And these pink, suede shoes.

Also, that’s a makeup brush. I’m on the hunt for the one @farahdhukai uses. Can I get a pillow made of one, too?

On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 5:38 p.m., Leandra Medie wrote:

I hate the outfit you just put together.

I’d rather you wear this dress

With these around your wrists, not ankles

These shoes, or these shoes

This bag (actually, that one is expensive…this bag!)

Put dis around your shoulders

+ These sunglasses.

And bye!

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 2:20 p.m., Amelia Diamond wrote:

I so appreciate that you want to make me look like the high-ponytail girl from Grease who organizes all the student functions because 1) it is better than the time you wanted to make me look like Zelda and 2) I really like those bags/that sweater.

In a rogue move apropos of nothing beyond my adult hiccups (just texted you about them), I MIGHT GET THIS NAVY FAUX-FUR COAT FOR $282!

More rogue moves because I want STUFF, fuck outfits right now. I’m in the midst of a fashion week wardrobe complex, let me have this:

A giganto pearl

A pineapple-printed Dolce cardholder

What’s more dumb, that cardholder (whatever, I want it) or this brown baseball hat that says “Balenciaga” on it, which I don’t want, but why the eff is it $200 and sold out?

I mean I know why. Merch, man.

Should we get these to wear over cowboy boots right now?

I’m having an IDENTITY CRISIS. Do you feel like you just went on a journey with me?

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 4:41 p.m., Leandra Medine wrote:

Amelia, you are not supposed to wear the sweater like it’s the outer shell of a twin set! You’re supposed to wrap it around your neck like it’s a scarf with a belly that hangs over your shoulder.

I think track pants for cowboy boots are a great idea, I see the new Calvin Klein is already giving Céline and Vetements a run for their kingdom. Also, that pearl is way too literal for you — can’t you at least get this shark tooth hoop? Plus, it’s under $100 and still Simone Rocha.

BUT BACK TO ME NOW IT’S ALL ABOUT ME. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THESE JEANS?

To wear with this necklace, but nothing else?

I could conversely wear the necklace with just this bodysuit

Meanwhile, I love this top. How would you wear it?

With this skirt?

And these and these?

Or is your heart still set on these?

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 6:38 p.m., Amelia Diamond wrote:

Gimme that shark toof.

That Dolce skirt is so, so, so, so pretty and those Laurence Dacade boots would solve so many problems. Those jeans are party jeans. Get them. Would you wear a party shoe like the Prada floral ones you like with them? Or something on the other end of the spectrum?

Not sure if I just like these sunglasses for the color combination. Can’t make a decision on the shape. I CANNOT DO BABY CAT-EYE LIKE YOU but these are v. square.

I’m going to have to start learning to embroider because Olympia Le-Tan continues to kill me.

Shoe q: Should I get these bow mules in the color of my earlobe or in red?

I haven’t been in the mood for a button-down recently, but this striped one (from a Kate Moss collab?) is reviving the need. I also really, really like this Étoile Isabel Marant one for the red piping.

Still swim shopping. $20?? Buying these in bulk.

On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 9:16 a.m., Leandra Medine wrote:

THOSE DORATEYMUR SHOES ARE THE MOST FUN!!!!

But maybe this is better because it’s not as gimmick-y?

I so hear you on the button-down thing! (Although I am 100% pro this for winter.) I started to feel that way last winter — they’re still good in like, the context of summer while left completely open over a bathing suit, but we’re in fashion turnover mode, kind of like when cabs are all off-duty because they’re between shifts. No? Yes? Okay.

Here’s what I want to know: What are you ACTUALLY buying? I know you and you’re not going to get an Olympia Le-Tan clutch, you probably won’t get those mules because your Paul Bunions ruin the joy of footwear for you time and again. So what’s RLY in your cart?

Things in mine that I admire but won’t buy:
a) This bomber jacket
b) This robe


c) This brooch
d) This gingham jacket


e) And these metallic slides

Things I might buy at some point in the next ten days:
a) This plaid sweatshirt
b) These checkered trousers

Things I’m 100% in for:
a) These ankle boots — they’re an extra 20% off and also, are narrow enough that you can have your jeans come over them as opposed to tuck in.

On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 12:27 p.m., Amelia Diamond wrote:

Look at this cool thing!

I’m right there with your plaid balloon sweater choice. Those Sandro boots, too.

I know these are emotionally yours but I’m stealing them from you.

Right along with this Simon Miller bag that doesn’t hold our flatscreen TV phones, but so what.

And HONESTLY? I think I am gonna get the non-bow Dorateymur shoes you just suggested if I can find them in something other than black, bunions be damned, these sneakers by Eytys — I like the color — and this pullover. Normally I don’t like hoods, but I love that shape.

Oh wait. I’m getting this weirdo lobster turtleneck sweater, too. If I don’t wear it, I’ll frame it.

G2G WIN A LOTTERY! XOXO, MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER

Photos by Krista Anna Lewis.

  • Suzan

    Yes! Brooches are coming back! And in my view have actually never left.
    I’ve been ogling this one: https://theboyscouts.com/products/brooch-score

    And been playing with the idea of re-purposing earrings as brooches ever since you guys did that article on it weeks (months already maybe) ago.

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  • These are such dangerous posts to read, so many lovely things. I really hope brooches are coming back!

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  • Cynthia Schoonover

    As far as I am concerned, broaches never went out of style. I wear mine frequently.

  • Meg S

    Going to buy that headband. I’ve been using stretchy elastic things, but something more substantial might be needed in my accessory bin. Brooches never went out of style as far as I’m concerned, but I’m forever buying wooden brooches from an Australian indie brand. I want to raid my Mom’s jewelry box for my Grandmother’s vintage brooches, but I reign myself in. I know they mean a lot to her, even if she never wears them.

    Trying to justify those socks is hard, but I want them.

  • Kat H

    IMPORTANT question: what do we think about rompers? are rompers going to be at all a thing this season? i must know.

    • CM

      YES rompers are a staple, but i predict we’ll be seeing more off shoulder/ one shoulder, less boudoir-esque this season

  • Morgan Siggard

    Had the same question about those exact velvet socks! But alas… my husband would disown me if I spent $40 on socks. Had to let them go (unless there is a sale at some point!)

    • Miss J

      Mine too, but I still love them. Love him too, therefore, no socks.

  • Karen

    I feel gratified that I own those $40 crushed gold velvet socks. I asked my sister to buy them for me as a Christmas present. They are actually very well constructed and thick enough for socks to be. Decent at wicking sweat away. Honestly 10/10 would ask someone to buy them for me again. I’ve worn them with my Family Affairs green velvet pants too with no shame. 🙂

  • Heather Chambers

    This was completely ridiculous and I loved it

  • omg these posts make me want to spend every dollar in my bank account constructing a new seasonal persona

    • Elizabeth

      Right!?

  • Veronica Wilkins

    i am highly considering committing to bringing (solid black only) headbands back.

  • Bailey Stark

    THAT SIMON MILLER BAG! YEs PLs!

  • Madison Manley

    Darling, who are you kidding? Brooches never left. I wore a rhinestone pineapple today and a rhinestone emerald frog before that. 99 brooches and a problem ain’t one.