THE SHOES: Dolce & Gabanna crystal-embellished velvet pumps, £1,660
I know it’s only been a couple of days since I last showed you a pair of Dolce & Gabbana pumps – and a not dissimilar pair either, given that they’re from the same collection – but I’m sure you’ll forgive me for showing you these ones, too: especially once you take a look at those heels!
THOSE HEELS. I’ve said in the past that I’m not a fan of “novelty shoes” and that I like a heel to LOOK like a heel… Well, I’m not sure if these count as “novelty” heels, but if so, I take back everything I’ve ever said, because I LOVE them. I the shape of a delicate gold cage, housing a selection of tiny crystal flowers, they’re so pretty it almost feels like it would be a shame to wear them and risk ruining them, don’t you think?
In addition to the flowers in the heels, there’s another sweet like floral clasp on the strap, plus a veritable flower garden on the toe. All of this sits atop a rich plum suede, which gives all of those flowers a wintry feel, and a touch of opulence.
THE STYLE: skirt // cardigan // cami // bracelet // nail polish
This skirt is also available in black, and if money were no object, I’d probably buy both of them. I’ve featured quite a few leather skirts lately, and I think this one would be a nice way to take my love of that flared silhouette into the colder months of the year. This look would probably also require a pair of tights in order to beat the chill: this burgundy shade is quite prevalent at the moment, so it shouldn’t be hard to find a match (if you want to), but if not, good old black opauqes would also work.