Isabel Marant Dickers And A Tweed Pencil Skirt


Isabel-Marant-Dickers-in-Black-Suede

The more I pay attention to style, the more I find myself singling out certain designers as my pals.

Take Isabel Marant, for example. I own two of her Étoile Isabel Marant jackets, one aubergine tweed, one black. They have served me very well, worn with everything from brown cords to Levi 501s and Doc Martins. Etoile is her non-stratospheric-in-price line, and although these jackets will not last a decade, maybe not even 5 years, they’ll give me a short glorious burst of frequent wear.

Thanks, Isabel.

The thing is, once you get a designer’s aesthetic in your head, you start to look out for their work. And I kept seeing Marant’s iconic Dickers ankle boots. Everywhere. Miss Sophie was particularly guilty.

But Dickers are often sold out online. I looked and looked for a substitute, but found nothing with that silhouette and detail. Or a low enough heel for my walking commute. Lo and behold, Barneys has boatloads in stock.

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So now I can wear my purple tweed J. Crew pencil skirt sedately with low heel pumps, or pull on ankle boots and tights to edge towards Artsy. With a peacoat and scarf for walking in San Francisco. By the way, I haven’t bothered to spray the suede. If it’s raining I wear Kamik wellies. Sturdy will out.

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When I get to the office I don’t need more than this old Target turtleneck tee to feel dressed. Wood heels make for A-1 stomping, and the turtleneck reads kind of Mod to me. I feel sneaky urges to don a headband, style my hair in a flip, and start doing the Frug. Oh that all our accessories might encourage us to dance.

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38 Comments

  • 04/11/13
    7:25 am

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    donna said...

    I love this look on you, marant is one of my favorite designers and you wear her so well. xoxo

  • 04/11/13
    7:57 am

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    materfamilias said...

    Perfect! I have the Acne Pistols which fit the same category, I think, but I now wish I had something with a just slightly lower heel. . . .And you know you look awesome in that last photo, right?

    04/13/13
    9:56 am
    Lisa said...

    Thanks! The Acnes are similar, as are some at AllSaints. AllSaints came out with the lower-heeled Jodhpurs after I got these Dickers.

  • 04/11/13
    8:04 am

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    AggieK said...

    Great outfit – I think this is the first time I’ve liked booties with a skirt on anyone.

    04/13/13
    9:56 am
    Lisa said...

    I’m flattered!

  • 04/11/13
    8:47 am

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    Susan Lucas said...

    Well done.

  • 04/11/13
    8:50 am

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    Pam@over50feeling40 said...

    Nice Job…I really like the boots and skirt alot.

  • 04/11/13
    8:55 am

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    déjà pseu said...

    A+++ ! Love the little bit of Artsy sneaking in there.

  • 04/11/13
    9:27 am

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    Sandy said...

    For months I would see Katie Holmes photographed in these short beige boots. They looked kinda grungy, kinda messy. So was I blown away when I discovered they were the Isabel Marant Dicker boots that I had no idea I desperately needed! Suddenly they looked so much better when I knew they were Isabel Marant. I’m still on the fence about that beige color. Practical me sees me stepping in or being splased by something two minutes after walking out the door. I think black is a much better choice. Looks great on you!

  • 04/11/13
    9:32 am

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    Judith/Ida said...

    2nd Photo,you have the stance of just about to stamp the feet and do the flamerco tad difficult with the skirt though!!

    You wear the tweed elegantly.Judith

    04/13/13
    9:57 am
    Lisa said...

    I need castanets! I take your tweed stamp of approval very seriously:).

  • 04/11/13
    10:22 am

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    mette said...

    Agreeing with Judith above, though I believe for flamenco, the shoes need to be more sturdy.
    The pose and you are perfect though.

  • 04/11/13
    10:28 am

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    That's Not My Age said...

    I think these boots are fantastic – and you’ll wear them with everything. I have the Acne Pistol boots too and they’re a bit higher than the Isabel Marant’s, not exactly comfy all-dayers. You have a fabulous figure, by the way!

  • 04/11/13
    10:45 am

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    Mimi said...

    Love the boots and your style gives them an additional boost. I’m not fond of the current bootie-shoe look, or whatever it is called, but these boots have classic style. I just discovered your blog and I am loving it.

    04/13/13
    9:57 am
    Lisa said...

    Welcome, Mimi.

  • 04/11/13
    10:56 am

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    Cat Lavelle said...

    You look fabulous and you brought a smile to my day with your post.

  • 04/11/13
    11:28 am

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    Whitney Worthington said...

    OMG the Frug! Totally makes me think of Sweet Charity and being in that musical back when I was in high school… haha.

    I love how the boots continue the eye line down as you have it match your tights. Quite chic.

    XO

    Twitter Daughter

  • 04/11/13
    11:41 am

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    ilona said...

    You carry both the clothes and the attitude well!

  • 04/11/13
    12:34 pm

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    Susan Partlan said...

    Very nice styling, and yes, the turtle neck does read mod. A-1 stomping sounds like fun!

    It must be quite a bit colder up in the city than it is here on the Peninsula. I’ve been in sandals yesterday and today.

  • 04/11/13
    1:22 pm

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    Joy said...

    You look absolutely amazing. Very chic. First time I’ve seen the Dickers worn this way but I love it.

    04/13/13
    9:57 am
    Lisa said...

    Why thank you ma’am!

  • 04/11/13
    1:37 pm

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    Eleanorjane said...

    You have the most amazing figure!

    And I’m all for that purple skirt. I have a purple boucle wool A line mini (not very short) that I’ve worn and worn this winter.

  • 04/11/13
    1:38 pm

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    ellemarcheseule said...

    Look at you, gorgeous lady.

    04/13/13
    10:02 am
    Lisa said...

    <3

  • 04/11/13
    2:40 pm

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    Rhiannon said...

    You *do* wear her incredibly well. Of course it doesn’t hurt that your pencil skirt is absolutely heaven on you. As a grande dame with a hint of artsy cousin, I’m always impressed when someone can pull off chic and sturdy at the same time.

    04/13/13
    9:58 am
    Lisa said...

    The highest goal:).

  • 04/11/13
    4:20 pm

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    Duchesse said...

    You have beautiful legs!

  • 04/11/13
    5:42 pm

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    pve said...

    You are one stylish figure.
    pve

  • 04/11/13
    7:43 pm

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    the gardeners cottage said...

    you look great lisa. and woo hoo the real deal. you probably know i have a knock off-off but i love them and wear them almost every day. i haven’t with a dress or skirt…yet, but you’ve inspired me. xo

    04/13/13
    9:58 am
    Lisa said...

    I look forward to your photos.

  • 04/11/13
    10:48 pm

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    Bungalow hostess said...

    You are amazing.
    I love how confident you are.

    04/13/13
    9:58 am
    Lisa said...

    I’m not really confident, just unable to prevent myself from taking risks.

  • 04/12/13
    5:38 am

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    Sheryl said...

    The way you have that purple skirt popping against all the black in your outfit is stunning, and it’s so nice to see you looking so comfortable in something other than navy.

  • 04/12/13
    5:45 am

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    M said...

    You wear it all well! Would that my feet were not 40 years older than my brain. ; (

    04/13/13
    9:59 am
    Lisa said...

    Ha!

  • 04/12/13
    7:38 am

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    miss sophie said...

    i LOVE how you wear your dickers! and you look fabulous in that tweed skirt/tights/ankle boots combo.

    04/13/13
    9:59 am
    Lisa said...

    Thank you for the ‘spiration!

  • 04/12/13
    9:29 am

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    Hannah said...

    I love those boots. So gorgeous!

  • 04/12/13
    10:56 am

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    grechen said...

    damn. i love those boots. but i cannot bring myself to wear ankle boots with my extra-large calves. i have a pair of lovely rag & bone harrow booties, but never wear them…

    04/13/13
    10:02 am
    Lisa said...

    I do think of these still as being Grechen-style.

  • 04/12/13
    4:23 pm

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    The Preppy Princess said...

    I do hope you’re sitting down Miss Privilege, for I must tell you that I like these. They look very cool and hip and suitable for a gazillion occasions.

    Who knew?!
    tp

    04/13/13
    9:59 am
    Lisa said...

    Will wonders never cease;).xoxox.

  • 04/12/13
    5:06 pm

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    Kathy said...

    Love them on you! I have them in beige and in black. Wear them everyday.

  • 04/12/13
    11:51 pm

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    cara said...

    You look fierce. I wouldn’t mess with you.

    And I want your boots.

    04/13/13
    10:01 am
    Lisa said...

    Trade you for two cute toddlers on loan for a few days…

  • 04/13/13
    2:16 am

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    Meaghan said...

    Ok, I really need those boots now! Fantastic styling and, as has been said, prose.
    Love your work!

    04/13/13
    10:01 am
    Lisa said...

    Thank you. I love it that you use the term “work,” for this since my day job involves bits, bytes, and lots of analysis. I like to this the blog is its own kind of work.

  • 04/13/13
    2:17 am

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    Meaghan said...

    Ok, I now need those boots! Great styling and prose.
    Love your work!
    Meaghan

  • 04/13/13
    5:06 am

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    flwjane said...

    WOWSA.

    xo jane

  • 04/13/13
    9:11 am

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    Mary said...

    Umm, does anybody think $600 is a lot for a pair of shoes?

    04/13/13
    10:00 am
    Lisa said...

    It is!

  • 04/13/13
    3:47 pm

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    Ann said...

    The outfit is terrific. It would also look good with a shorter version of the skirt (because you have tights on). I would take the skirt 1-2 inches above the knee with those booties and tights.

    You look terrific!

    Nice posting.

  • 04/16/13
    10:54 am

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    magpie said...

    Lisa, you look FAB–adorable booties, but also that amazing purple tweed skirt which must have been made just for you on Artsy days (it’s approaching an emanation of the self). I’d tried it on too at JCrew, and liked it but didn’t buy because it just didn’t look right. This shot, on you–it looks right.

  • 04/21/13
    2:20 pm

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    Blights said...

    How funny, I have just developed a thing for pencil skirts. I love how yours looks with the cowboy boots, I am stealing that look for sure.

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