Three things drew me to these shoes:
1. That amazing purple upper. Such a beautiful, rich colour, and one that will not only work now, with all of those summery florals out there, but will be just as appropriate for autumn/winter, too.
2. The swans:
Ya gotta love a couple of swans on a stiletto, right? These give the shoes a bit of a fairytale feel too, which is rarely a bad thing in my book.
3. The fact that they’d be perfect with this skirt:
Oh, THIS SKIRT. I don’t even need to tell you why I love it, do I? It arrived on the Topshop website on Friday morning, and my heart leapt at the sight of it… then sunk when I looked at the price. £95 is a little too much for me to spend on one skirt at the moment, unfortunately, (Especially considering that I’ve promised myself not to buy any more skirts/dresses at the moment.) (Also considering that, despite that promise, I may actually have ordered the pink dress from this post.) (And I also ordered it in black.) but Topshop have been releasing these full, taffeta skirts in various colours all year, and, having purchased the turquoise version last December, I can confirm that they’re definitely worth the investment. I think I only paid £60 for mine, so I’m not sure why this one is so much more, but they’re amazing skirts, and this one has a really unusual print too, which makes it all the more covetable.
But back to the shoes. While pin-heels are never going to be my favourite style, the shape of this shoe is classic enough to appeal even to some of those who generally dislike Sophia Webster’s quirky aesthetic. They’re elegant and sophisticated, with just a touch of whimsy at the heel, and although I’ve chosen to pair them with this skirt (and, er, the matching top…), I also think they’d look stunning with a basic black dress.