Thursday, 18 October 2012

Almost flat

Kori
 (Alexander Wang Kori oxfords)

I struggle to find nice flats. Ballet pumps feel to girly, velvet slippers too preppy and brogue lace-ups are just not my thing. Sure, trendy sneakers are a god-sent, but as a wise old friend of mine once pointed out, the 'ordinary' folk don't really get this new-found fashion x trainer combo, which means that to the outside world we [I] invariably end up looking like a lazy commuter, so unconcerned about their [my] sartorial demeanour that they [I] have not even bothered to change out of their [my] commuter-gear*. A look that I'm happy to sport (ha!) on a regular basis, but that might not always work when you are meeting people who are not in on the trend, and therefore might think that you are taking the piss by turning up in a leather pencil skirt and hightops (been there). Which brings us to the object of today's writings. I fell in love with the Kori oxfords by Monsieur Wang a few seasons ago. Back then it was the chain-adorned ankle boot version that caught my fancy, but as is more often than not the case with expensive fit things, by the time I convinced myself they were worth the spend, they had gone! Not this time though. I am clicking home the updated version of these perfect (almost flat) booties before I live to regret it again. Few!

*[to those who cannot relate to this, please feel free to read bracketed version only].

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17 comments:

  1. They are faaaaabulous and so you! GRAB EM! Xx Rebecca
    http://raspberry-rouge.com

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  2. I know what you mean!! I wear leather skirts and cat eye sunnies with my superga sneakers and people look at me like i am crazy!! I have the same shoes but in the boot!! They are very cool!! :) the flat ones are even better!!
    http://bonnieclydemarni.blogspot.gr/

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  3. These are so cool!!!

    http://staminasproject.blogspot.gr/

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  4. They're gorgeous

    http://turn-it-insideout.blogspot.be/

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  5. I really love these,

    http://itsraininghas.blogspot.com

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  6. I love the heel on these boots! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  7. Camille, thank you for understanding what I have been going through for the past two months... I've been looking for a pair of flats which is not kind of brogue, ballet or slipper, or even mocassin. A pair I could wear with almost everything. I was hoping, zara (as usual) would answer my prayers, but instead, has been re-editing the slippers in every color possible.
    I also fell in love with the Wang kori oxfords, but unfortunately, don't have the money for them... Also found these: http://www.minimarket.se/store/shoes/shoe-vaudeville-aw12-r-s24
    Which I might love even more than the Wangs.
    PLEASE If you find anything that won't make me look like a 15 year old school girl, if worn with a skirt, LET ME (us) KNOW. You might not save my bank account, but you'll definitely brighten up my winter.

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  8. Amazing shoes!!

    www.crwflies.blogspot.com

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  9. love it!!!!
    fran

    NEW LOOK: SIMPLICITY
    http://showroomdegarde.blogspot.com.es/2012/10/simplicity.html

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  10. Ha! Si je m'étais écoutée, ou plutôt si je ne m’étais pas contrôlée, j'aurais sans doute succombé à ces modèles. Bon, pas les Wang parce que je n'ai pas (encore) le salaire qui va avec, mais quelques paires similaires. Fou comme je reviens toujours vers des choses masculines qui ne me vont pas forcément, et fou comme je les aime. Je comprend donc ton désarroi!

    Fanny

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  11. Love 'em!!!!


    www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

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  12. These have been right at the top of my wishlist for a while now and I'm hoping to finally buy them pretty soon! Can't decide between the gold or rose gold though! x
    www.feathersandfringing.blogspot.com

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  13. You won't regret it with these shoes - I have them and they are so comfortable, I wear them ALL the time. Good choice ;)

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  14. YES! Alexander Wang's Kori boots are the peerrfect comfy shoes
    get them!

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  15. I've been on a mad hunt for some flats, and I love AW's, too, especially the longer boot version. That cut out in the heel is genius....Thanks for the great comment on my blog!
    - Aliya :)

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