The shoe edit: Spring - Summer 2012

Has anyone noticed how, when the new collections hit the shops, the first pieces that usually sell out are fabulous shoes? I've been burned so often at this that I now know to order shoes that I like with plenty of time before a new season even appears on my calendar view!

This season, I've decided to be even more diligent and make a list of my most-loved shoes from the collections, here goes...

1) The ladylike shoe: Miu Miu Peeptoes in nude patent
These demure babies will be the perfect accessory to summer suits and little dresses, and they will, like all of my Miu Miu shoes, feel extremely comfortable when worn for hours on end, which is a must! I must remember to order them half a size down from my normal size as Miu Miu sizing is generally generous.

2) The partygirl sandals: Jimmy Choo Vamp Sandals
I love metallics for evening accessories, they match with every single colour and makes packing for a holiday oh so easy... Not that any of my holidays planned for this season include any wild partying (those days are gone for now!) but these may come in handy for an evening out on the town in the meanwhile!

3) The popping ballerina: Tory Burch Prescot Ballerinas
These beauties tick all the boxes I need for a perfectly summery ballerina: colour, special texture and tiny heel to make sure I don't feel too flat on the ground. A definite must for my collection! (Hubby Dearest, I know you think my collection of ballerinas doesn't need to grow any further but consider how gorgeous these would look with some white jeans and a printed blouse?!)

4) The Carmen Miranda crazy-high wedges: CastaƱer Gabi Wedges
This is the ideal shoe for a girlie lunch on a terrace or a (slow) stroll to the beach, I think CastaƱer make the best cord wedges, period. Every self-respected fashionista should have one!

And of course, a girl needs some bespoke babies in her life so for that I'll head back to Upper Street to design and order some totally unique sandals for the new season!


makeupandpearls said...

Love the miu miu pumps!

Mona P said...

Castaners and Miu Miu's are gorgeous!

I am also getting ready for summer. I bought 2 pairs of suede Prada wedges (black and navy) on sale over Christmas break.

Couldn't find a picture on the Prada website, but here is one from this blog: http://www.theblondesalad.com/2011/12/dubay-day-2.html

Check it out, you might like it :)