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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Isabel Marant Dicker Boots

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(Isabel Marant dicker boots, Hamilton the cat)

If you read my DETOX post, you'll know I'm trying to change the way I look at buying clothes. I am limiting myself to purchasing 4 or 5 pieces per season, and want to invest my money in great quality clothes which I know I will have for years and years. (I'm not sure what effect this will have on my blog, but if I get really boring do let me know!)

My first investment purchase has been these Isabel Marant 'dicker' boots. My intention isn't to suddenly start buying loads of really expensive things (I can't afford to anyway), but thinking I'd never find a pair of these boots in the first place, I half-heartedly phoned every Marant stockist in the UK and they all put me on waiting lists, but the last boutique I rang had one pair left. I couldn't let these babies pass me by. No regrets either - they fit like a glove and will go with everything I wear. The colour couldn't be better either. My parents went halves with me for my up-coming 18th birthday which was very kind. The girl at the boutique I got them from said they might be the last pair in the UK, but I think she was just being nice. In any event, I got very lucky and I think they were meant to be!

I comfort myself with the fact that I have probably spent the equivalent in Topshop on things that have ended up in charity shops or on eBay after being worn very little (something I refuse to ever do again). I know I will get my money's worth out of these perfect boots. I'm even taking them to a cobblers to have an extra protective layer put on the sole, just so they last longer! You won't be seeing them until I turn 18 now (a weeks times!) because my Mum has tucked them away. What a motherly thing to do!

Also, thank you for all your amazing feedback on yesterdays post. I was worried I had rambled on a bit, but it was lovely hearing what your ideas about shopping/consumerism are. Maybe I'll do more talkative posts in the future. You're all wonderful.
x

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84 comments

  1. i love these beckyyy! love love love them! xx

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  2. I love those shoes, gorgeous :) X

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  3. My, those boots are perfect! Can't wait to see them in an outfit post x

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  4. Nice boots!

    XOXO

    http://lauralexo.blogspot.com

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  5. great boots!! want to see you how to pair them XD

    www.mrsvintagehk.blogspot.com

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  6. They are gorgeous!
    Sophie
    x

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  7. gorgeous boots. and adorable kitten :)

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  8. You chose the perfect ones !

    http://cuteredbow.blogspot.com

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  9. i love investments!! you will never ever want to give them away! you'll see. i love the sand color because that is what makes them perfect for spring. it is so you and i can't wait to see you wearing them.

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  10. Great idea. Really is worth the investment in timeless. classic pieces. EBay is such a pain as well!

    Helen, X
    areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  11. Pretty boots ^^
    looks like it's really good quality shoes! Really nice investment!
    Cute cat btw

    xx

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  12. I love these booties! No boubt they are perfectt for a new start! :) Hope your warbdrobe will become a clothingheaven! ^^ and I hope one day I can get myself to do this too! x

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  13. simply beautiful, timeless x

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  14. you have them? i am so jealous. :)

    la tiquismiquis
    http://tqsm.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow! The boots really are gorgeous! And the cat is sooo cute ^-^

    Cheers, Martin

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  16. ahh no wayy! they're gorgeous x

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  17. how cute, the little black kitty i mean! and those booties are dreamy, too! ;) xoxo

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  18. omg! I'm so in love with your new boots <3

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  19. is that your kitty as the black puff! so cute.

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  20. Oooh yay! Love them!!
    And I decided that starting next month I'm changing my buying philosophy too. I'm not doing the closet clean out part yet but I'm going to try the 4-5 pieces a season =)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

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  21. Love this shoes !
    lovely cat !

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  22. They are so beautiful!
    I want them too...

    Cute cat ;)

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  23. LOVE LOVE LOVE these boots! So gorgeous xx

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  24. Oh dear. I watched first that the cat was a hat.. O_O

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  25. Those boots look amazingg! ♥
    And what a cute kitty :D

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  26. These are THE perfect boots! And yr cat is so adorable (I have the same bedsheets :))
    X

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  27. Beautiful boots and really nice writing Girll :)
    xx

    ps thanks a lot for commenting on my blog:):)

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  28. I'm also trying to shop this way,,,smart, but difficult! And, a shop owner at 17? Damn, good for you girl!

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  29. They're beautiful and your cat is so cute!

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  30. Beautiful boots :-)

    I love your blog !!

    xoxo Michaela

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  31. they're so lovely - and the best thing is, is with quality things like this they'll last for ages & ages!

    i cant wait to start buying investment pieces but my student budget just doesn't allow for that at the moment, so fast, throwaway fashion is all i've got at the moment, aha. what i'd do for an aquascutum trench or burberry leather jacket though! oh well, primark will do for now i suppose... x

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  32. Absolutely beautiful booties! My gosh I am detoxing, you've inspired me so much!




    x

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  33. These boots are incredible. You have a great way of making things a signature piece, so I'm sure these will just become a part of you!

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  34. The boots look amazing! I am sure you will be very happy with them:D The color is gorgeous :D

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  35. I love your boots, they are such your style!

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  36. Those boots look fantastic! I'm sure you'll definitely get some fantastic use out of those. :D Your new detox of clothing certainly seems like it's off to a splendid beginning.

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  37. They look just beautiful <3
    and I HATE waiting for presents when you've already seen them, haha.

    Rosie x

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  38. Wowza! IM boots! I love your new way but I couldn't stick to it! At least not now! I will still end up at Primark, cheep and cheerful as I am!
    xxx

    Giveaway on London Last Night!

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  39. Those are my dream boots! I've been looking for them for a couple of weeks now. I agree, it's a great investment!

    xoxo
    http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

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  40. These boots are lovely. I have the same sheets as you, from IKEA :)
    Good luck with the clothing detox! It will be worth it in the end.
    May I have your kitty? He looks so peaceful.

    M.

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  41. theyre totally worth the investment, so versatile and cute!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  42. wow they are really beautiful!
    kisses:)

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  43. great boots, very cute kitten btw :)

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  44. Great shoes dear, i like it so much!!! It looks so so dainty <3

    xoxo,

    www.theblushingfox.com

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  45. This kitten is adorable!! I love cats!
    Nice boots!

    Paula

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  46. those boots are so nice, hamilton is just a bit cute too

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  47. i am so jell you have these!i have the topshop equivalents and they really do go with everything :) xxx

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  48. Those boots are amazing!

    xx
    http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

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  49. THE best! I seriously want some

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  50. i ADORE those shoes, been staring at them forever, i imagine them to be both comfortable and beautiful


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  51. cute
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  52. they are so amazing !! seriously you have made me extremely jealous becky-may! <3 xxx

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  53. First of all a big CONGRATS for such amazing boots! Ever since I saw them on Kate Bosworth i've loved these, not for myself because they are not really my style but just adore looking at them and how other people wear them, and i'm sure you will make these look effing amazing!
    Second of all that life style of less is more, and quality over quantity is what I live for and what I started doing this year, and so far I don't regret it. I hardly have new things, that is the bad point and you feel the temptation every once in a while but overall it is worth it, because having something you know will last forever is priceless and quality shows specially on shoes and bags.

    xxx

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  54. thank u 4 your comment!

    I LOVE THESE SHOES. Awesome!

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  55. Nice purchase! There gorgeous, you cats so cute too :) Where are them bedcovers from i think i've seen them before, they would match my room so well

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  56. lovely boots, i`m thinking about investing in a good pair of oxford shoes. and I love your sweet little cat all curled up.

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  57. Oh the boots are GORGEOUS xxx

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  58. EVERYTHING about this post is lush.
    The boots.
    The kitten.
    The bed linen!
    The investing in quality goods!
    LUSCIOUSNESS !
    -Tallulah x

    TeaWithTallulah.blogspot.com

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  59. wow! congrats! amazing shoes!

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  60. LOVE your blog!

    Thanks so much for checking out my blog previously.

    I am launching on the 23rd of May and to celebrate I am
    giving away a cute handmade headband to one lucky follower!
    Check it out:

    CottonReel

    Thanks! xx

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  61. LOVE LOVE LOVE the boots! :)

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  62. These boots are perfection!

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  63. Your style inspires me <3

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  64. ahh those boots! they're practically perfect in every way. lovely blog, and thanks for stopping by :)

    love always,
    laken
    http://chaitealattefashion.blogspot.com

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  65. the boots are just perfect. WANTED <3
    xx the cookies
    share the feeling & visit <3
    www.samecookiesdifferent.blogspot.com
    PS: SOOOO JEALOUS :)

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  66. Zapraszam na bloga oraz: http://www.formspring.me/franceelegance

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  67. thanks for teasing us all young lady!! sooo jealous!!

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  68. They're lovely, I'm sure you'll style them beautifully! And Hamilton looks super duper cute, I love when cats curl up into a little ball like that! xx

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  69. those shoes are the most beautiful things ive seen!

    xx jordana
    http://bohemianmannequin.blogspot.com

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  70. We loooooove that you opened up your own boutique at such a young age! We too began our business quite young-- and it has been positively amazing!!! LOVE the suede booties, and the idea of purchasing 4-5 quality items per season; we are doing the same thing!!!!! A wardrobe to see you through a lifetime, haha! YES!

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  71. Those boots are just love! I do agree with buying items that you know will last for a long while. Quality in items are important! I look forward to posts about how you're handling your boutique! Been thinking of going that direction!

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  72. Those boots are beautiful! Do you mind to share where you buy it in London? I saw it in the Isabel Marant Shop in Paris in March but I did not buy it. If you do not mind you send it to my email writetoyvonnelau@gmail.com

    Thousand Thanks!
    Yvonne

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