October 15th, 2013



Be forewarned, I am now Instagram savvy @keepitchic. It is certainly easier when my 13 year-old daughter takes my pic, but I took this yesterday at BG while trying new Chloé flats to wear during Parent’s Visiting Weekend at my older daughter’s boarding school.

Last year I bought two pairs of Givenchy ballerinas and Mercury must have been retrograde because neither pair is very comfortable. They are fine for the school-run and light errands, but not a day of walking around a campus, or London next month.

The scalloped snake Chloé is mine from 2 years ago and I bought the tan; I also live in a black pair.


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Chunky large hoops


Trio bag


High neck sweater in double face Shetland cashmere


Wrap skirt in wool felt


Elliptic Heel nappa lambskin ankle boot


Signet ring


Square sunglasses


Coat in double face cashmere


Crew neck sweater in double face shetland wool and cashmere


Elliptic Heel nappa lambskin ankle boot


Baroque hoops


Knot ring made of vermeil

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  • Do you find the Chloe flats a bit unstructured? I have a pair and do not find them very supportive. Whereas, Lanvin flats with the concealed wedge and suede lining fine for a day of hoofing about.

    ClaireOctober 15th, 2013  7:12 AM

  • love them both- easy simple and work with all jeans- great investment runarounds!

    melanieOctober 15th, 2013  7:49 AM

  • just purchased them in black and got Dr Scholls insoles……huge difference in comfort!!!

    CariOctober 15th, 2013  8:04 AM

  • I have a nude patent pair pf Chloe flats and live in them. They are super comfortable and allowed me to walk all over Paris. I was just thinking about buying the darker tan pair for fall too. Hope you like them!

    Habitually ChicOctober 15th, 2013  8:24 AM

  • just bought same Chloe flats in tan and black lanvin ones. I have to say that lanvin flats are more comfortable, but chloe are definitely cuter!
    Now on a search for perfect flat run around biker boot. Thinking about Jimmy Choo biker boots with shearling lining. Thoughts?

    julieOctober 15th, 2013  8:43 AM

  • It would be great if you could also feature “the next best thing” that doesn’t cost almost $500 for those of us who don’t have your kind of clothes allowance.

    PattiOctober 15th, 2013  9:46 AM

  • I actually appreciate your postings of quality items. There are so many sites dedicated to more affordable lines or knock-offs that by having this review I’m able to make an informed choice.

    MargoOctober 15th, 2013  12:42 PM

  • I feel if you buy quality accessories you actually save in the long run. Just buy less.
    The classics just keep on going. Just keep on giving. You really do get what you pay for. and the old adage cost per wear….


    StylesluethOctober 15th, 2013  12:50 PM

  • I may buy expensive items, but not many, and I wear everything often. I am not hardwired to post “looks-for-less” and there are already a million sites that do just that.

    PrestonOctober 15th, 2013  12:56 PM

  • Preston – thanks for responding. I guess I’ll just buy one item a year…ha ha.

    PattiOctober 15th, 2013  1:35 PM

  • Tis true never to buy anything during gmercury retrograde! But I must say those flats look quite good.

    CouldashouldawouldaOctober 15th, 2013  3:18 PM

  • Oh excellent, I’ll find you on Instagram. I joined a couple of weeks ago – it’s very addictive!

    That's Not My AgeOctober 15th, 2013  4:18 PM

  • Do you need to wear an insole with them? They look very flat, and I’m wondering how comfortable they are.

    To the person who inquired about “the next best thing,” I have the See by Chloe flats with the zipper detail that pop up on Preston’s link, and they are wonderful. Leather lined (makes a big difference) and a comfy insole.

    C.MicholOctober 15th, 2013  7:26 PM

  • These flats do, indeed, rate high marks in the looks department. My concern is how they hold up over time,,,,do they stretch much? My Chloe pair from 6 years ago did stretch out–about one whole size. Again, they look gorgeous! Thanks!!

    JaneOctober 15th, 2013  9:02 PM

  • One thing I’ve learned as I’m getting older is when it comes to fashion, you get what you pay for. I’d much rather buy one fabulous pair of shoes (be it Lanvin, Chloe, Chanel or Ferragamo) of high quality and timeless style than a bunch of cheaper pairs that won’t last the season. I’m always inspired by what Preston puts together on this wonderful blog, and even if I’m on a tight budget I can translate it into something that works for me. Cheers & many thanks for your inspiration, Laura from http://www.cocktailsandgelato.com

    LauraOctober 15th, 2013  10:42 PM

  • They stretch a bit and then I put in comfy inserts. I’m just happy that they are comfortable when I leave the store and don’t need to be worn in,– I’m over shoes that are not comfortable.

    PrestonOctober 16th, 2013  6:26 AM

  • About Lanvin, not Chloe: I’m about to purchase my first pair of Lanvin flats. If you could just purchase one, would you get patent leather or regular? So comfy and classic!

    BrittaOctober 16th, 2013  10:27 AM

  • Haha his made me laugh, as a Virgo, mercury retrograde is the bane of my life! To Patti, check out the post on Cos if you want inspiring affordable fashion.

    DisneyrollergirlOctober 17th, 2013  3:32 AM


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