For this month’s Sarenza Brand Ambassador pick, I decided to continue with my mission to fill a few of the gaps in my shoe collection (And yes, it IS still possible to have gaps in your collection, even when you have over 100 pairs of shoes to choose from!), so I went for a shoe that’s been on a my Wish List for a while now: Studio TMLS’s ‘Louanne’ peep toes, in black suede.
I chose these because for a long time now I’ve frequently been finding myself wishing I had a pair of totally plain black peep toes. I do have a couple of pairs that vaguely meet that description, but they’re both platforms, and both are starting to look rather the worse for wear, so a replacement was definitely in order. Nevertheless, I kept putting the purchase off. Black shoes, after all, may come in handy, but they’re never the most exciting of purchases to make, and I have a tendency, when faced with a large choice of footwear, to always go for the cutest/most dramatic pair, rather than the “sensible” choice, which these are. It’s silly, really, because as I’ve said a thousand times before, the simplest shoes are often the most stunning, and they’re definitely the ones I tend to get the most use out of.
These were no exception. As soon as I pulled them out of the box, I started cooing over the lovely, sleek shape, and within a few days of their arrival, I’d already worn them a couple of times (you can see what I wore with them on one of those occasions over at Forever Amber). These were actually the first pair of open-toed shoes I wore this year, and I can tell they’ll be earning their keep, because as well as being very versatile, they’ve also proved to be very comfortable. At 3.9″, the heels are just a little lower than I usually wear, but that makes them a great walking height for me, and the suede uppers are soft enough not to chafe around the peep toe, too.
I ordered these in my usual size 4, and they fit perfectly, so I’d say they’re true to size. I went for the black suede version because it was black shoes I was looking for, but these also come in a range of other colours, both suede and patent. I’d happily buy all of these if I possibly could, but I think the soft beige version might just be next on my list…
[Disclosure: My shoes were free of charge, as part of the Sarenza Brand Ambassador programme.]