February 03, 2016
In transit: Stella McCartney Binx
This is such a weird title and shoe choice for a girl who puts up "I can't wear flats, I always feel like I'm walking uphill" on her Instagram bio. But I can't help to share my latest and one of a kind shoe choice: The Stella McCartney platform sneakers "Binx" (click here to see the python version which I settled on).
Anyway, here's the story behind it. I've been planning a trip with a bunch of girlfriends and we are going late February. We're going to Hong Kong for a week. My last winter holiday was two years ago and I wore wedge sneakers all the way because they were huge and trendy. But I didn't really took a good care of them and since they are suede, they look so bad right now and I can't wear them.
So I had to face the truth: I can't be in 12cm Louboutins from day to night of endless walking, and I can't wear flats. I can't wear flip flops because of course I can't. I wanted to buy a pair of boots, but then I wouldn't be able to wear it back in Indonesia or Singapore. I searched for a more wearable option, with a little extra height. I was contemplating between the Binx (US$427) and Elyse (US$1,080), because they give a little more lift compared to Chanel espadrilles. Obviously the latter is twice the price and way more daring.
However, the situation is that I'm stuck in my little hometown Surabaya where there is no On Pedder or any Stella McCartney boutique which I can visit and try them on. In the end, I decided to get the Binx because they are mm-hmm.. cheaper, and I guess, more versatile and classic for my first pair of sneakers that also happens to be platform flats or however you want to call it. I'm just so anxious right now. After all these years of loathing the 'flatforms' I had to fearlessly wear them in the next 3 weeks. What if they don't fit me at all???
And just like that, I came across these street style photos of how to wear them. I mean, look at them. These girls look absolutely chic wearing all kinds of Fall outfits with their Binx(s). I really can't wait to receive them to start planning my outfit around them. Oh god, I can't believe I'm even typing this right now.
Images from various sources.