Me and My Red Sweater

We are no longer happy. Last week, though, we were.


You know how I know I am living a dismal existence at the hand of a city I have spent my life defending but am now beginning to question rather solemnly? Because last Monday, when it was 39 degrees, I practically farted glitter. No, really, my ass turned into an incredibly lucrative medical anomaly that I am pretty sure I can take on the road and make good money with. The reason I can fart glitter, though, is far more grave.

At the mere suggestion of a temperature not grazing the 10 degree mark, I become so excited that you might be forced to think I am a junior at Syracuse, readying for Spring Break in Acapulco. (I am sorry if you went to Syracuse or live in Acapulco — no judgement.) The fact of the matter is, though, 39 DEGREES DOES NOT A SPRING BREAK MAKE.

So what did I do?

I put on an orange-ish red sweater with really large trouser jeans (Charlotte very astutely pointed out that I look like Fat Albert which was the only ray of sunshine this day has offered) and a pair of white pumps that I have wanted to wear since that week of 50-degree weather in December but have not been able to wear because it has been so damn cold I am afraid that my toes will begrudgingly disengage themselves from the chunk of foot that is connected to my ankles and I might never be able to wear shoes again.

Then I wore sunglasses and did the sun equivalent of a rain dance which I suppose is actually the opposite of a rain dance but it was in reaction to a plethora of undesired snow and this guy (see below) didn’t even care:

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What a difference a week makes, right? Because currently, I am knee deep in a sea of new snow, which will indubitably become the city’s largest dog piss flavored snow cone in no time and all I can think is: how is it even possible that there is any more crystalline water ice left in the dag nab clouds?

Oh, the fuckin’ dag nab clouds.

Thakoon sweater, Chloe jeans, Valentino pumps, Vint and York clubmaster sunglasses.

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  • Celine

    Trust me, snow is wayyyy better than the three-week, non-stop rain that’s been punishing (and will continue to punish) milan, even if it is dog piss flavoured.

  • Max

    Lol the man behind you, first I thought it was Azzedine Alaia!

  • Bella

    I love your humour, your dance and the guy who passed by, but OMG, those are some seriously hideous jeans!!!

    • Leandra Medine

      but…but…but…FAT ALBERT!!!

  • LaRaeRae

    Heaaaaaaaard that girlfran. i finally wore my leopard pumps today because it was above zero. It’s actually TWENTY FREAKING DEGREES right now. It feels like paradise, but I did bring my boots to work, just in case.

  • misssophisticate

    I often miss my time living in New York..and then there’s times like this when I’m sipping a corona in 75 degree Laguna Beach and thinking “nah, I’m fine where I am!” I’m so sorry for any impending frost bite, but on the bright side…you’re a great dancer 😀

  • This weekend in Chicago, the weather was slightly above 30 degrees and it left like spring, so I can definitely relate! Winter storm coming our way very soon 🙁

  • Aase

    Carrie Bradshaw would’ve never let you get away with calling that sweater red as a politically correct statement. But smuck politics, you look like a trillizillion bucks!

  • I feel ya girl, we have pretty much identical weather here in Toronto. I keep looking at photos of beaches and putting on bright clothes and such to cheer myself up because I’m going to break any day now from this cold.

  • mfashionfreak

    haha i love you


  • Fat Albert IS always popular with the ladies, though!

    (Sometimes I cheat and wear my high-tech thermal running gear under sweaters just so I can get out of my parka for the afternoon.)

  • Mon

    I just keep telling myself that if I continue to blog about spring, it will be spring.
    virtual reality (in short-shorts).

  • Stef

    You know you rock them Leandra.

  • Girlie Blogger

    lol. Love this cool look. I also like the way you dance.
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  • Sylvie

    I’m super curious about how the bum of those jeans looks. Picture?

  • The New York City weather can KILL every outfit that was planed days before. It was 52 on Sunday and now today (Monday) we have a winter wonderland outside our doors. Since spring is far around the corner, outfits like yours are just winter wonderful.

  • Olivia

    it was a frigid 65 degrees in Arizona today! My sister just moved to NY so she is dying right along with you!

  • jaclyn

    lol! BTW you have some serious balls wearing white shoes in your weather conditions! But nonetheless totally expected by you.

    check my blog:

  • s

    read this to myself. laughed very hard. read this to roommate. laughed again very hard.

    yeah, I’m over this snow too.


  • Shawna

    All I can think of is that ya gotta be damn skinny to tuck a sweater into baggy jeans and still look skinny wearing that outfit! Love your dancing.

  • Carmen L.

    LOL your GIF is amazing. I do the sun dance when the weather is nice too haha And your sweater and denim combo is just perfection!


  • Mackenzie Mancuso

    That last picture.. is pretty awesome. I love your sweater!

    xoxo, Kenzie

  • I just LOVE your rain dance, you’re so cool and funny!

    Mafalda ❤

  • Lali

    I love your look! Your blog is great, congratulations!

  • Leneth

    Hahaha that guy behind you, soooo funny ! Love the sweater by the way 🙂

  • Ragia

    Love it! you are the one that inspired me to start a blog! check it out,

  • claudia

    Haha awesome GIF!

  • As a dog owner (and semi-profesh pooper-scooper by default), I totally appreciated this gem: “which will indubitably become the city’s largest dog piss flavored snow cone”

  • Chloe H

    Am I the only one who has to look up “dag” on urban dic?

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  • Sarah Nelson

    That has to be one of the greatest GIFs of all time. Also pretty well sums up how I feel on this 36 degree day in Denver after a week of below zero temps.

  • NPS

    I can’t even drink my coffee this morning that was such a funny read! Made my day!