Zara green satin ankle boots with embroidery
So, I’m pretty sure these are the most beautiful ankle boots I’ve ever seen. Like, EVER.
Bold words, indeed, but then again, “beautiful” isn’t generally a word I tend to apply to ankle boots. “Practical,” yes. “Stylish,” sometimes. Even words like “elegant” or “sophisticated” can often be used to describe this kind of style, but “beautiful”? That’s rare: so hats off to Zara, for making a pair of ankle boots so very, very beautiful, that my hand hovered over the “add to basket” button for absolutely ages, before I reluctantly concluded that I’d probably never wear them, and had to hit the “back” button on my browser, in order to remove the temptation.
(I feel like I say this about almost all of the shoes I feature here right now, but I guess that’s one of the unwelcome consequences of getting older, and realising that it would probably be better for your bank account – if not for your mood – if you were to stick to buying the shoes you WILL wear, rather than the ones you just love to look at. So, apologies for constantly repeating myself, but trust me: if I were to only ever show you the kind of shoes that ARE appropriate for my current lifestyle, it would be even MORE boring, seriously…)
These, though, are truly gorgeous, with their bright green upper, and that amazing embroidered floral print. I’ve no idea how practical they’d be: I mean, I know that upper wouldn’t last long on the rain-soaked streets of central Scotland, but then again, I suspect these aren’t exactly designed to be your traditional winter boots, are they? They’re very much a dress style, and will make a really interesting alternative to shoes for an evening out: with that said, though, on a dry day, I think you could definitely make them work with jeans or a skirt/dress too – what do you think?