Saint Laurent ‘Jane’ wedge sandals / Lela Rose floral print bardot dress

Saint Laurent 'Jane' wedge sandals Saint Laurent 'Jane' wedge sandals

Saint Laurent ‘Jane’ wedge sandals, £710

Proof that mixing metallics is not only perfectly acceptable (Who needs fashion “rules”, anyway?) but also extremely effective when done right, Saint Laurent’s ‘Jane’ wedges combine a textured gold leather upper with a silver glitter heel, to absolutely stunning effect. I could look at that heel aaaalll day, in fact.

Although wedges are often considered the casual option for footwear, these shoes also prove that doesn’t have to be the case: in fact, the glitter on the heel is far more dramatic when spread over the wider surface area of the wedge, than it would be on a stiletto heel, giving these a very striking look. In  order to balance out all that glitter on the heel, they’ve kept the front of the shoe very simple, sticking to the tried-and-true single strap sandal, to create that “barely there” effect. Finally, these have a heel height of 4″, with a small platform sole, which should make them fairly easy to walk in, too.

This week, rather than having the shoe and dress of the day as two separate posts, I’ve decided to combine them into one, so here’s my second pick of the day:

Lela Rose Floral-print wool and silk-blend dress

Lela Rose floral-print wool and silk-blend dress, £1,715

Like the shoes, this dress is very much in the “fantasy shopping” category, because as you can see, it’s astronomically priced. It’s also absolutely beautiful, however: that blue and white china print is almost guaranteed to get a positive reaction for me, and I could say the same for the bardot-style neckline. This dress does have a “fishtail” style hem, meaning the back of the skirt is longer than the front: that’s one detail I could live without, to be honest, because I tend to prefer skirts to be the same length back and front, but it is something a little bit different, for those who like their fashion with a bit of a twist!

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