So in an attempt to get out of my rut of loving a shoe so much, I simply buy it in another colour (I'm still guilty of this practice occasionally), or buying an ever so slightly different shoe, but in the same shade, I occasionally turn to Coolspotters, Google or other blogs to check out images for inspiration. That's when I came across these little numbers. The Isabel Marant Chili boot. From memory it retailed a couple of years back now (I think 2010). To be honest, Miranda Kerr (those legs!) and the relaxed chic of many other celebrities who donned these boots, really sold them to me as the perfect little go anywhere boot.
Photo credit (above two images): http://www.coolspotters.com/
The one thing I like about finding items from years back (in new or perfect condition), is that most people will have had their day with lovin' the item and are often keen to off-load them for a realistic or even under-valued price. After years, their lust and desire to own or wear an item has generally worn off, even more so if the item went unworn in the first instance. So picking up some of these items means that they are seen less often which to me makes the item feel that little bit more exclusive. Although I do love seasonal trends and new releases, I'm not opposed to acquiring and wearing older items of great design.
Needless to say, I have a weakness for Isabel Marant items, but only cottoned on to her greatness within the past year or so, which meant missing the release of these boots. So when the opportunity presented itself, it was a no brainer decision to snap them up and I literally got them for a steal! What do you know, I even succeeded with getting them in black!
Regarding the above photo and in my defence, my legs normally aren't actually THAT white. Whoa no! I was attempting a little bit of creativity with the photo. I disturbingly felt a sudden need to explain myself with that one.
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As you may have already gathered from my previous posts, I'm particularly partial to the 2010 collection of Isabel Marant's shoes. The cone, wooden stacked heels were featured heavily in that year's collections. They are a great height and stable so you can walk on them for hours and hours. Let's face it, comfort does get factored in.
These Chili boots work well with shorter length skirts, shorts, dresses and my favourite items of the moment, skinny or pencil leg jeans (I'm going through a real jeans phase). I love these boots with my J Brand black pencil leg jeans, my old worn brown leather belt and a basic tee. Such simplistic styling yet it makes an easy and versatile outfit that transcends most of my activities. Perfect for any daily outing, a festival or traveling (in style of course). The look even works at night for those who like to bar hop, have a few drinks or dine in an edgy restaurant.
I thought it was an appropriate time to do a post on these since I've seen a few pairs circulating for sale on eBay recently (US, UK and FR) and mostly for low prices! Just in case they take your fancy.