Wednesday, June 12, 2013

My first "flats" after some years (Isabel Marant's Caroll Sandals)

I'm back to you! In the last days I was super busy for my job... but here I'm to talk to you about my first "flats" (<4 in) after many years... I was intrigued by these sandals, and finally I bought them last week… I don’t know, my high heel attitude is deeply rooted in me, but, as Oscar Wlde said, “To believe is very dull. To doubt is intensely engrossing.” so I gave these sandals a try.. ;-)
They are Isabel Marant's "Caroll" crystal-studded leather sandals, their heels measure approximately 65mm/ 2.5 inches. They were defined as the "shoe of the season" (mmm, maybe). For sure they are perfect for summer (walking, sipping aperitifs, having beach parties…) and a perfect example of Isabel Marant's peculiar boho-chic and relaxed style. Btw: as you probably know (since each and every blogger in the blogosphere mentioned it), just yesterday H&M announced a collaboration with this French designer. This is what she said about this project: I aim at creating something real, that women want to wear in their everyday lives, with a certain carelessness. You dress up, but do not pay too much attention and still look sexy.” (isn’t this the dream of all of us, girls?)
My tips for you, 100% sincere as usual: 1) these sandals are really cute, but they don’t enhance at all your legs… think about this before buying them and team them with some shorts or short dresses/skirts, not to have your legs cut 2) they leave the feet nude, so wear them with an impeccable pedicure, they are particularly beautiful with white nail polish that matches the color of their crystal studs 3) they are quite pricey, if you like them, you can wait for the upcoming end of season sales, even if they were really successful and they are nearly sold out, in particular in the black version, my favorite (I looked for some similar styles, but I wasn’t convinced about them.., if you want to look for some budget alternatives you can read this nice post by spreadfashion blog)  4) your boy or man will probably prefer other shoes, more sexy, but you know, sometimes is nice to wear things just for you and that only you and the other girls can understand (and envy a little)… ;-)
Do you like them? I’ll post soon the photos of my outfit with them ...

Spikey V.


  1. These are my favourite sandals this year, but why O why so expensive?!

    1. I don't know! I was able to get some discount, since I bought them in a multibrand store where I'm an affectionate customer... still they were pricey, if you find them in the next end of season sale, maybe they will be more affordable...

  2. Sono strepitosi! Li voglio! Via alla ricerca!!!!! :D

    Buona giornata!

    1. Ciao, sono esauriti in molti numeri, in particolare in nero, in molti negozi, io li ho trovati da Antonia Accessori in via Ponte Vetero a Milano (presente anche all'Excelsior Milano), può darsi li abbiano anche all'Excelsior di Verona.
      Buona giornata.