These shoes aren’t at all what I thought they were. When I saw the very first photo, you see, I thought I was looking at the INSTEP of a traditional d’orsay peep toe. As you can see from the second image, however, that open section is actually on the OUTSIDE of the shoe, meaning that when viewed from the side, it’ll look much like a two-part sandal, leaving most of the foot exposed. So, it’s a kind of reverse d’orsay if that makes sense.
I think I’d have to see these on a foot to really know what I think of them, but so far the signs are positive. I love the colour scheme used here: that nude patent upper, combined with the gold section on the heel, manages to be neutral, but still glamorous, and the unusual shape helps set these apart from every other pair of nude peep toes out there, but without making them difficult to style. In fact, these shoes should be super-easy to style, containing, not one, but two of those “goes-with-everything” colours. They’re also shoes that could easily work for day or night: the gold heel suggests they’re intended for evening wear, but I’ve chosen to style them as part of a more casual look here:
Floral print trousers and pink biker jacket
I spotted these floral print capri pants at Miss Selfridge last week, and thought they’d make a nice alternative to jeans for summer: I’ve been really loving pink and grey combos lately, so used the two colours found in the trousers to create this look, which is one that really calls for a simple, understated shoe.