Monday, 7 February 2011


Zara top, Topshop skinny jeans, Isabel Marant boots, Essie 'Exposure' polish

Well, this month I made rather a big purchase, it has to be said. Despite my smug face, I sadly cannot pretend such splurges are de rigueur in my life - one day, one day! I had seen the Isabel Marant 'Dicker' boots (I know, I didn't choose the name) on Net-a-Porter whilst I was on holiday in Spain, and I knew that they would sell out in the click of a stacked heel. And sure enough they did! 

I trawled the internet searching for said boots and at last came across them in Australia at The New Guard in Adelaide ( 

The lovely sales people shipped them over, dealt with my every panicking question about customs charges and VAT (suffice to say, belatedly, I found out these charges were extortionate and will NEVER be doing this kind of thing again) and solved my every whimpering post-discovery-of-charges questions. Their patience could not be surpassed! 

But all's well that ends with a pair of Isabel Marant boots. Taupe suede, with a perfectly walkable heel (this from a girl who carries a change of shoes to work) and somehow they do just go with everything as everyone promised, Dead Fleurette included! 

I shall be wearing them to death in Parisian-esque simple outfits day in day out. 

EDIT: Despite seemingly having sold out everywhere, I stumbled upon a new stockist today - Ruby and Tallulah


  1. Perfection! Love the boots on you. And if you don't mind my asking, how much were shipping duties? I've a been lucky with my international etsy purchases. Xx

  2. you look great! i got a pair myself too. i must admit, it's a perfectly designed ankle boot!

    xo miss sophie

  3. Hi Natalie - thank you! They were a bit of a mad purchase but very pleased I got them! Spurred on in part by your lovely Isabel Marant boots. Have you taken them off yet? :)
    Will have to DM you about the charges, they were horrifying! xx

  4. Congrats! You carry them very well!!

  5. Hi,
    I'm new to your blog. They look great on you! I have them as well, and hope that I'll be able to wear them soon. Can't wait for spring. /Sara

  6. @Garderoben: Thank you for your lovely comment - I'm enjoying the boots so much! There was a week of sunshine when I first bought them, so I was able to wear them day in day out, but now the rain is back they have had to go back on their shelf for a while. Hurry up Spring!! x


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