It’s about time I posted a picture of this beauty on the blog. There’s something about every single item Chloé produces that just radiates perfection, both in design and construction. Every pocket has a purpose, every stitch has a style. My favorite part? The hardware is minimal and classic, showcasing that signature “marcie” leather detailing. Swoon!
One of the tell-tale signs of a ballet dancer is that unmistakable “duck walk”. Do you know what I’m talking about? That toes-to-the-sides, awkwardly-outturned-hips strut that can only be acquired through years of pliés and ponchés? Well, now the duck walk (or at least the bunhead behind it) is entering into the world of high fashion. It’s mode of transportation? Why, these pointe shoe poser Chloé ballet flats, of course.
The soft leather shoes feature a square tip and a
ribbon-mimicking ankle-crossing strap, both very reminiscent of the shoes that keep ballerinas like myself on our toes every day. With an assortment of ballet themed color options, Chloé’s expert design has finally made it possible for everyone to feel like the sugar plum fairy, tiara and 32 fouettés optional.
Sometimes all it takes is a simple, unassuming photo to spur a 24-hour online shopping marathon. As proven by the overflowing “wish lists” I’ve created on an embarrassing number of websites in the past day, the above picture had just that effect. Although I remain obsessed with the See by Chloé tote I gushed about here, quite a few other leathery-beauts have made their way onto my radar since. Here’s a little sneaky peeky:
These bags are all structured, slightly boxy totes with some form of top handles. All are equipped with certain assets that I’ve deemed timless: classic, neutral colors, high quality leather and subtle metal detailing. Decisions decisions. Which one is your favorite?
(1. marc jacobs 2. prada 3. marc jacobs “too hot too handle” 4. chloe 5. marc jacobs two-toned satchel 6. classic celine two-toned 7. miu miu 8. prada with long strap 9. marc jacobs bowler 10. classic mulberry)
DIY net bag via Honestly…WTF, grilled dinners, scarfs as headbands a la That’s Chic, girly high tops like Mariannann‘s, everything Chloé, these shorts scouted by the Runway Hippie, hot pink gardens, and ummm Could I Have That toffee colored leather jacket? Needless to say I’m totally blogger-inspired in this Lately I’m Loving post.