I Never Knew I Needed So Much Stuff! Should I Buy This?

The sun is shining and so are the sales

06.23.16

On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 8:18 AM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

$hould I buy these with the colored straps and the raffia! How fun right?

I also want this Isabel Marant bracelet, so ’70s glam, but I don’t want to pay over $50 for it, so that’s out. Womp.

Oh, and these weirdo fish earrings are swimming in my cart.

What are you in the mood to shop for right now? I’m feeling all over the place but know I don’t even want to SNEEZE near fall stuff yet.

On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM, Leandra Medine wrote:

Yes, so hard to the:
+ Castañer sandals (but I also like these for you?)
+ Fish hoops (Can I get them tooooo?)

You like the Isabel Marant bracelet because it looks like a Céline one, but is still expensive, so why bother?

One of my favorite things about summer is that I feel like you can do it in six items or less.
+ One great top
+ Good shorts
+ A caftan (but it’s more like a dress-tan)
+ 1 of 3 (or all) of the following shoes: slides, lace ups, espadrilles
+ Quirky sunglasses
+ So many colorful accessories to decorate your appendages

Sartorial addendums for this particular summer are quirky basket bags and robes.

The PROBLEM with me is that I am such a consumer at my core and *totally* use stuff as a numbing mechanism/reward so I just end up buying the same five things over.

Right now in my carts around town:
1. This awesome top.
2. Pants, not shorts.
3. These, duh.
4. This and these and this

And wait! This hat!

No, this hat.

On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 12:49 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

Leandra!! This rarely happens because usually there’s like, a hot pink fupa vest that you’re trying to force on me, but for once I want everything. ALL OF IT. Except that last hat because I am still working through my emotions regarding fedoras.

Ok. I am having a panic attack because the sales are so good. Moda Operandi is basically giving away shoes, like these Aquazurra shoes with the pom poms that everyone went pom pom over are now 400-ish from 800-ish.

Those pretty clear + floral Paul Andrew shoes you Instagrammed once are now 500-ish (still a lot but before they were wild PLUS, Cinderella trend!!)

Speaking of expensive things on sale that are still expensive but I want so badly: this Dolce & Gabbana striped lemonade purse.

Also, where have these DSQUARED denim shorts been all my life and why are THEY so expensive, too?

In the land of shorts I can afford, are these cool or tacky? (An eternal life struggle)

On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 2:44 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:

Remember my list of questions to ask yourself before you buy stuff on sale? Here it is again; read it, live it, be it.

I feel like I have completely stopped buying heels because I wear them so infrequently and spend enough time with you to know that you don’t really wear them either, so I’m pleading the fifth on those Aquazzuras, recommending these mid-heels instead.

Jingly!

Or these.

These?

But omg, wuht!

Would you ever with these?

I’m going for these.

Which will look so great with the DSquared shorts I just bought per your suggestion!!!! Those were a suggestion, right?

I shall wear this top, which I think is actually lingerie.

Are you still on an embroidery kick? I like this skirt, if so! — I feel like it would look great with all those tight tanks you’ve been wearing lately and some clunky shoes. You have Rochas guys similar to these, right?

Hey! Fun game, if everything on the internet was free for a day, and you could only get one thing, what would you buy? I’d get this.

Just kidding. But like, idk, this is pretty?

On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 8:30 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

Oh. My. God. Leandra. That. Ring.

Your question is stressing me out I have no idea!!!! One of these? This? Possibly this Dolce tile bag? God. I need to think.

While I think, I’d like to direct your attention to the Browns sale

But, actually, first I need to acknowledge that, yes, I’m still on an embroidery kick (gonna get that Topshop skirt!), and every pair of shoes you selected for me above are so good and I wish they weren’t because I really want to treat my self to a new pair of shoes and now I don’t know which ones are THE ones!…it really might be the Dolce ones.

Fucking Dolce!

LOOK AT ALL OF THIS DOLCE ON SALE. THIS DRESS!

Not on sale but…BANANAS!!!

Back to the Browns sale: these are very not me but how cool are these Natasha Zinko boxing shorts?

Also now’s the time to strike on swim, huh? I like this one because it’s pretty and has my initials on it.

A game for you: say you could only wear one shoe for the rest of your life but you had to pick it now, what would it be?

On Sun, Jun 19, 2016 at 3:41 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:

Tough call between the yacht and the Dolce bag, how are you going to choose?

A couple other couples of things:
1. I can’t think of a single good reason for you not to get those Natasha Zinko shorts.
2. I can’t think of a single good reason for me not to get this unassuming ribbed tank top (except, I guess, that it’s kind of expensive?).
1b. Those bananas are bananas, but stick to the fish hoops!
2b. And for the enchilada: all these links.
+ I want this skirt.
+ And I want to wear these shorts and sandals and this blazer as an outfit.

Also, I’m not answering your last question. That’s rude. But I do very much like all of these!
One.
Two.
Three.

Meanwhile, here is the answer to all your styling quandaries!

On Sun, Jun 19, 2016 at 3:53 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:

P.S. This sorry ass thing was *made* for you.

On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 2:02 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

K, I know you sent them as a joke but those Stella goggles would actually be superb in the ongoing fight to keep my falsie eyelashes alive — even though the doctor said I should definitely wash them or risk lash mites. (These shoes wear falsies, too).

I love that canvas tote!! I love even more that the brand is called Cathy’s Concepts. Cathy and her damn conceptual mind, you know? Speaking of conceptual, I like how Stella McCartney tricks buyers into purchasing a fanny pack by calling it a “running belt.” Stella, this is a fanny pack. Accept the greatness of kangaroos!

I fell out of my chair at those Renè Caovilla sandals. They look like something Barbie would wear if her feet would only flatten the hell down. I love them. Wear with femme stuff or juxtapose ($10 to the DBJ!) with “edgier” shit? I don’t have edgy shit so…

Ho! Hey! Just like that Lumineers song I hate. Leandra, those Giamba shorts are ~*wild*~ and will make you look like a tap dancing ring master.

Fine, don’t answer about the shoes. Here’s another Q: this retro-y Adidas sweatshirt is $54 — I should just get it, right? Wes Anderson would want me to.

ALSO!!! You sent me two pairs of all-white shoes, is that a thing? Will I look like a nurse? Walk me through plz.

On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 2:16 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:

You’re useless. Bye.

Photographed by Krista Anna Lewis; creative direction by Emily Zirimis. 

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