Topshop Gwenda, £58
Yes, it’s THOSE Topshop ‘Gwenda’ pumps: the ones I fell in love with when they were first released a few months ago, but which instantly sold out in the green colour I love, and started popping up on eBay for around £100 per pair. Don’t you just HATE it when that happens?
Topshop have now released these shoes in a variety of other colours (I also really love the lilac version), but I had my heart set on the green version, so when I looked at the Topshop website last week and noticed that they’d briefly come back in stock in a couple of sizes, I didn’t waste any time. I’m assuming they’d perhaps had a couple of pairs returned, because they disappeared equally quickly, but it’s always worth checking back from time to time if there’s a particular pair of shoes you’re really interested in.
As I mentioned when I first wrote about these shoes, I love these, not just for the colour, but for the wonderful, low vamp and low-cut sides. This isn’t a shape for everyone: these DO give a hint of toe cleavage, which I know a lot of people aren’t keen on, but I think it’s a great way to add interest to a classic court, and these have the kind of shape I usually associate with a more expensive brand.
As some of you know, I’m a big fan of Topshop’s shoes, which I generally find to be good quality, and true-to-size: in fact, in terms of sizing, I’d say they’re one of the more reliable brands on the high street: there are never any surprises for me when I order shoes from Topshop – I can reliably go for my usual size and know it will fit. And with that said, now I just need to track down a red pair…[Disclosure: these shoes were purchased using a gift code from MyVoucherCodes.co.uk. All opinions are my own. ]