phillip lim quinn loafers
phillip lim quinn loafers

3.1 Phillip Lim black/calf hair ‘quinn’ loafers

My high heels have been swapped for flats this week, or more specifically, these sleek black leather and calf hair loafers from Phillip Lim. I’m always a sucker for a flash sale; knowing that there’s a time limit on potentially getting a bargain, or if I’m too slow, completely missing out. Usually, rational thinking kicks in, after half an hour of narrowing down what I’d like to put in my shopping basket. All ten tabs, or sometimes more, are promptly shut and all mentions of said flash sale wiped from my inbox. But like any fish at sea, the lure is sometimes too tempting to resist. A few quick clicks and before I had time to process what I was doing, email confirmation of my purchase had popped up in my inbox, informing me I had safely secured my prize.

Impulses aside, these truly are as good as they come. Slightly stiff leather that softens quickly with wear, and a design which is minimal to a point, comprising two strong elements I look for with every shoe purchase. I get the feeling that these are a pair of shoes I could wear every day for a year, and not get bored with them. For those who are so inclined, these also come in a delectable leopard calf hair, metallic, or a mock croc leather – narrowing down your favourite is truly the most difficult part, especially if you’re a loafer kind of girl, like me!


  1. Karen September 19, 2013 / 7:41 pm

    Just the absolute cutest set! I love the nail polish (I have one of my own) but those shoes! Love.

  2. Sue September 19, 2013 / 8:57 pm

    I think you may have pushed me to hit the button on the Zara version which I loved when I saw them but I didn’t realise they were a copy of the Philip Lim ones which I don’t stand a cat in hells chance of affording. Arghghgh. Enough of your awesome shoes!

    • jamie-lee September 20, 2013 / 10:16 am

      Those! Yes, I had initally spotted the Zara ones, and I really liked the style but I always find Zara’s 10 to be slightly too small on me and the 11 is way too big.

  3. findmeamuse September 19, 2013 / 9:12 pm

    Your loafers are utterly amazing!!! Such a nice texture clash and black is always perfect. Hmm… you’ve got me sizing up a pair now!

    x Mandi

  4. Maria September 20, 2013 / 12:19 am

    These loafers are lovely, I imagine it is very hard to resist stroking them!

    Maria xxx

  5. Ashleigh September 20, 2013 / 2:34 am

    these are ahhhmazing! i am so jealous! fantastic purchase girl. i bet you will live in these!

  6. Le Fanciulle September 20, 2013 / 4:46 am

    We have the same flash-sale technique! (a billion tabs & promptly followed by a rage-quit). Pretty sure this is a freaking awesome impulse buy though – Phillip Lim loafers! Thank goodness I just bought a pair of Senso shoes the other week or I’d be clicking on that link in a heartbeat.


    • jamie-lee September 20, 2013 / 10:15 am

      I totally just did the same thing at Otte again. They seem to have such good sales – this time? Resisting buying THOSE J Brand leather pants..

  7. Theresa September 20, 2013 / 5:45 am

    I have them too and love them! Looking forward to seeing them on you! 😉


  8. Kate September 21, 2013 / 11:00 am

    I LOVE those shoes…… Gorgeous.

  9. Paula shoe fiend September 23, 2013 / 10:41 am

    Love these – great buy. Rodarte showed some insane loafer-man-style shoes with a hint of leopard at Fashion week that I plan to stalk in 6 months time – they’re a total lusthave.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

  10. stephanie / absolutelyfuzzy September 23, 2013 / 2:52 pm

    What a great find find! PL does some really amazing shoes. These have been on my list for a while.. kind of glad I didn’t come across the same flash sale. I always do the impulse thing. But these are just beautiful and I’d have loved to have them too.

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