For No Reason Other Than That It’s Spring, Should I Buy This?

Amelia and Leandra are at it again, emailing about their online shopping carts


On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 5:45 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

Normally don’t care about bags, but I really want this Rebecca de Ravenel Lolli bucket.

And this Foundrae “A”

Both are $$$ (but b-day month is two months away!) and I’d have to wait to receive so in the meantime, I might just get this very confusing shirt.

On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 9:06 AM, Leandra Medine wrote:

How are you going to wear that shirt?

I kind of love this top.

Want to wear it with a brooch.

Then take it off and put this on instead. With these.

How fun is this, btw?

P.S. Here’s an elephant to hold up your matches.

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 2:08 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

Did you end up getting that going out top? It’s so Es Jay Pee of you circa Es Ay Tee Cee. Sorry there’s someone beyond me reading my screen so I have to talk in code.

Really like that dramatic floral caftan you got going on there, too.

Bout to pop these into my lobes…

These over my face…

And then sit around like a fool until it becomes warm enough to wear this.

Also, I can’t tell if these will fit horribly but I like how breeches-y these are.

OH AND! I love this brand Khaite. Do you think this is too white for someone else’s wedding? Starting to plan my lewx for the summer series.

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 2:16 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:

I got that Khaite dress! It is very not me, but I think that’s why I like it.

I will take the shoes that it is styled with as well.

Meanwhile, re: Topshop tea dress, I don’t think I’ve ever seen you in a short-sleeve mini dress. Would you add a brooch?

A turtleneck with no shirt attached?

Personally, I would love to have that brooch and wear it on a bathing suit. Etsy has a bunch of solid and muuuuuuuch cheaper alternatives, but ugh! The size! The color! This b-suit.

Also, I have liked this linen caftan since last summer, which makes me feel less like I am trying to be a ~Balenciaga girl~ and more like I just want to wear stripes all the time.

And if I wasn’t starting to feel like a parody of myself because I have SO MANY wicker basket bags, I would probably get this bag, too.

You should get it given that you are a hen.

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 3:01 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

I will marry you if you let me borrow that dress. It’s perfect.

I don’t want a damn brooch! But I do like that hen bag. Reminds me of my favorite movie, Now and Hen, a coming-of-age tale about four chickens growing up in rural Indiana.


Which reminds me that I need this striped shirt in a “colorway” (I hate that word) that I don’t think I have?

Or should I get this one? Maybe wait until summer.

Also, it’s almost espadrille season!!

You’re always like “okay, but what are you ACTUALLY going to buy.” THIS.

Also, just in general, Matches has so much good “new” stuff under $200.

And attn: these high-waist wide-leg pants (to take the black ribbon off) are $30!

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 3:27 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:

I love your style because it is unwavering. You could literally never shop again and it won’t matter. I still do think you should get these, tho. They are very Amelia and I will do just about anything that could help conceal your bunions.

This bag is so fun, and $164 is somewhat reasonable RELATIVE to the price of so many other bags?

You know what else is so awesome right now? Everything at Creatures of Comfort starting with this and this.

Meanwhile, have we reached peak fruit print?

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 4:34 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

My bunions and I thank you; I love those slydes. Who needs arch support when you’re having fun? Not me.

Those Creatures of Comfort shorts look like the answer to so many problems, and I don’t think we’ll reach peak fruit until the end of August at LEAST, maybe mid-September. It’s just so HAPPY.

…But did we reach peak pom-pom last summer? Can’t tell if I love or hate these.

Here’s something weird that I want. A felt, wide-brimmed hat. But not to wear in the city! Will look too contrived here.

More random things:

This phone case because I’m sick of my red one.

These lip masks — have you ever done a lip mask? Weird and life changing.

And this handbasket, for going anywhere but hell.

I want to look around at stuff for you because it’s more fun — what are you in the mood for but not finding??

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 4:53 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:


Honestly? I’m not really looking for anything. I feel like I walked into a new dressing groove last summer and it usually takes like two to three seasons for me to get sick of whatever cues are informing my style in that moment. I’ll probably keep wearing caftans and like, night gowns as dresses into summer, will definitely incorporate shoes like these.

Or my own 1 and 2 🙂 –>

And lately, also, I feel much more feminine than I have in while. Lots of tweed jackets and skirts and less denim. If you were dressing me, what would you put on me?

Here’s what I would put on you.

Plastic shooz.

If “you” were a metaphor for me.

The thing I definitely would NOT put on you is a stupid wide-brim hat. Where the fuck are you going to wear that thing “out of the city”? The beach? It’s wool!

Which one of us should tackle this?

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 5:40 PM, Amelia Diamond wrote:

IDK LIKE TO THE MOUNTAINS OR IN PARIS DURING THE RAIN? It’s a work-in-progress just like my summer butt, the one I’m trying to lift an exact inch before July.

That Isa Arfen dress…both? You take left arm, I’ll take right. Also your sun shoes > Dolce. And I like your thing about a dressing groove, how you personally are in one for longer than one would expect. I feel like your summer style stays more consistent than any other.

How would I dress you knowing you’re into tweed…

This Steve J & Yoni P embroidered tweed jacket that’s half-off.

(I also really love these tweed Sonia Rykiel trousers but not together.)

You’d probably pair that with leggings so to keep in the loungewear theme. What about these Rick Owens boxers (where we could easily play find the cheap version of the same exact thing on Champion’s website, ty Vetements)

I love this gingham top so much, this would look nice with the yellow shorts but not the jacket.

But so, if we are talking outfit: tweed jacket, yellow shorts, a plain white tee (just restocked on Everlane) or this fruit shirt.

plussss shoes:
1. pool slides
2. velvet slides ($$$ good lord)
3. satin slides
4. 🙂

And that’s what they call a kick drum!

On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 2:49 PM, Leandra Medine wrote:

You do realize that you just dressed yourself, right? The same way I dressed myself even though I was pretending to dress you? I guess a person’s style is a person’s style is a person’s style.


Photos by Louisiana Mei Gelpi.

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