Thursday, November 19, 2009

Recent Buys: Lanvin & Chloe - Long sought after staples

For several years now I have been on the search for my 'perfect' pair of knee high flat boots, every Winter lamenting I lacked this 'staple' item in my wardrobe...and finally, I have found them! I had spotted these Chloe buckle boots a while back on net-a-porter, and as always, it was sold out in my size, I was so happy to find them again...


I see that I will be wearing mostly flat shoes in the coming months, and especially for my trip to Japan, I needed some good flat shoes, including the Chloe boots, and also a nice pair of Lanvin flats, which I have also had on my 'wishlist' for quite some time...after a little rigmarole (bought 3 pairs, one order cancelled - silly shopzoeonline, one order returned to NAP), I finally found my Lanvin flats...

(pic from Barneys, although I purchased mine from mytheresa.com - excellent service!)

I am so happy with my recent purchases as they have been something I have been after for so long...what about you, any staple items on your wishlist?

40 comments:

  1. I think those chloe boots look very practical and versatile. The full zipper would make them easy on off, and also it looks like the buckle is removable if you want to dress them up a bit.

    Was this cancel order thing from Barney's? I heard stories of people ordering only to be emailed days later that it's out of stock.

    My recent staples: my Brooks Brothers navy double breasted sweater really ties together my wardrobe. I was really lacking a polished navy outer piece. Definitely a good buy, I've worn it numerous times since buying it.
    I'm casually looking for a tuxedo slipper (pref. in black suede or velvet) but the ones im finding either arent quite right or more than i want to spend. but ive seen the tuxedo slipper on the spring 2010 runways, so w/ the "trickle down" effect maybe i'll be able to cop a pair by 2011-2012. hey it worked with my black suede thigh high boots! ;)

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  2. Love your boots and the lanvin flats !They seem to look very comfortable to wear.

    I am looking for a cross body bag that i can travel easily and conveniently. But i am not sure what brand. I will be going to Hong Kong, Australia, China in the coming months...so I think probably a cross body bag is most suitable, i am not sure..actually, can you recommend me some? : )

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  3. LOVE the boots. Stylish and useful at the same time. Great buy. Hope that you keep blogging while you are in Japan!! When are you going?

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  4. LOVE those boots! They're so chic!

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  5. Yeah the boots look quite versatile and easy to match with multiple outfits. I love that about shoes.

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  6. Nice buys! Stylish and practical! Flat boots like those always seem like such a smart buy, but I never seem quite able to convince myself that they are not better with a heel :p

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  7. oh yes i absolutely agree with you , I really love the paraty bag...thanks for your suggestion : )

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  8. Those Chloé knee high boots are amazing!!

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  9. WOW!Great boots, you can wear with everything and there are the perfect accessory for winter! Nice blog!

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  10. Happy sunny thursday to youu,Brigadeiro!

    Congrats on your fabulous finds! When it comes to beautiful and comfortable ballerinas Lanvin is a must-have ;)
    I´m sure your 2 new dreamtickets will cherish you through many seasons to come!

    Ohh yes... can you imagine I finally (after months of searching) got my hands on the Ann Demeulemeester triple boots from FW08?
    Stil can´t believe I will receive them as I wanted them so badly and never thought I would... ;)

    ENJOY YOUR NEW TREASURES!!!

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  11. Congratulations on your Lanvin flats. I have one pair and they are like heaven for my feet. I used them all summer - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

    And now I am looking for some Loboutin shoes. Have to find best ones for me!

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  12. Love the buckle boots! So chic and versatile :) Congrats on your finds! I am desperately seeking Frye Campus boots.

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  13. I just found your blog through Dream Sequins! I love that you are so 'international'. I'm definitely blogrolling you!!

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  15. Preciso de umas flats pretas e lindas assim para chegar até o ballet!

    VC arrasa nas compras B!

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  16. The Chloe boots and the Lanvin flats are practical staples that you will find yourself wearing time after time. I love them so much! I'm looking for a nice everyday bag-- and spotted a few delicious looking ones at the Boyy trunkshow yesterday. I may cave on one for my birthday :)

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  17. Awsome Shoes!!!

    Now you gotta check out the custom Louboutins made for Daphne Guinness!

    http://norisolferrari.blogspot.com/2009/11/ms-fierceness-and-co.html

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  18. I totally love the boots!they are cool!!

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  19. i completely understand your happiness...those are perfect 'staple' shoes (albeit luxury)! love those Chloe boots. it really is hard to find the perfect pair.
    xox

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  20. Both pair of shoes are great. The boots do look perfect. I really want a pair of Repetto ballet flats...I keep buying cheap ones and I'd really like to invest in a nicer pair one day.

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  21. Thanks for your lovely comments everyone!

    H - the cancelled order was from www.shopzoeonline.com - I am never buying anything from them again. They cancelled because they couldn't 'verify' my credit card, how ridiculous! I have been shopping online for years and have never had an order cancelled because of that. I gave them my bank's phone number and everything...no other store has had an issue *rant over* :)

    little fish - as I wrote on your blog, if I could choose a cross-body bag, I'd love a Chloe Paraty (so gorgeous!) :)

    the photodiarist - I go to Japan mid-December, can't wait!

    the little fashion treasury - woo hoo to your Ann D's!!! It sure does pay to be patient ;) Most of the time I find my 'wishlist' items months, if not year(s) after I see them!

    Rebecca - I have heard good things about Repetto, have tried a few pairs, they're so cute!

    xx to you all!
    xx

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  22. Perfect staples. Lanvin flats always were such a must.

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  23. Those Lanvin flats look perfect!
    And suprisingly comfy.
    Great buys, LOVE this post :)
    xx

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  24. Gorgeous purchys, darling! Congrats!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  25. ooo so pretty! new boots are always good

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  26. i want the YSL tributes! But seriously, I'd take either of the pairs you got as well haha

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  27. two;
    the helmut shoe in black patent leather
    and i also need the perfect pony skin super pointy animal print shoe

    alas.....

    it's been a long search. and everytime i'm around the Helmut i need to save my pennies for other things :(

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  28. On my wishlist right now are les chiffoniers pants/leggings, a Marc Jacobs bag and a long list of other things.

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  30. The boots are great!

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  31. i'm still trying to find a pair of leather boots for when i move to new york! there was a pair of rachel comey archive boots i've had my eye on, but my size is out everywhere i look. oh! and i have a $100 shopbop giveaway on my blog if you're interested :)

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  32. those chloe boots are fantastic! theyll last forever and are timeless :)

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  33. Greeaat boots. I've basically been trying to build a wradrobe of items I love and will be able to wear for a long time.

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  34. those boots are fab im jealous x

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  35. Loveeeeeee those boots. The buckle on the side just really makes them. I want them too :((

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  36. I'm loving those boots!

    Hope U had a great weekend!

    X♥X♥

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  37. Oooh! Such great boots. It's been years now since I've been longing for the perfect pair. With winters here in Boston, they have to be sturdy, and be able to withstand the weather. Frankly, that's all I wear come winter. So I'd say that boots and scarves are my staple for winter that is.

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