I’ve always been a huge fan of printed shoes. I think it’s probably mainly because I own shoes in pretty much all colours now, and I do try not to buy more unnecessarily these days, so a pretty print or pattern make it much harder to say, ‘Don’t you already have some that look like that??’ They can also be a great way to add some interest to an otherwise simple outfit, like a little black dress or a classic jeans and shirt combo. I do love me a good statement shoe! And this little lot of pretties by Dolce & Gabbana make a statement and a half – mainly, ‘CHECK ME OUT, I’M FREAKING AWESOME!’
Seriously though, you couldn’t really get a more Spring appropriate collection of shoes, could you? Florals are obviously all over the place this time of year, but it isn’t often you see hydrangeas featured. They’re a flower I’ve always loved – I don’t know if it’s just because they remind me of English summers in my Grandad’s garden, or if it’s the beautiful violets shades, but love ’em I do. I know Madonna famously loathes them, but even she must admit that the pretty pastel petals on these are darn endearing. And best of all, they have that shiny, polished finish, meaning even the great ‘ol British weather can’t spoil them!
Shape wise, I’d have to go with the slingbacks as my favourites, though I’ve never had much luck finding ones that don’t irritatingly slip off my heels every 5 minutes. The mary janes are a little clumpy for me, but I do really like the 60s/70’s vibe they give off, and as for the flats, well, I’ve never been one to get excited by flats, but hydrangea covered flats with a big old brooch on the toe? Well that’s another story!
Of course, I could just but them all to decorate the place. Well they’d last a lot longer than real flowers, right?