I don’t know about you, but all of this snow, ice, rain, ice……blah, blah, blah …. I am so incredibly tired of boots & thick winter socks, I could scream!
Enough of all this snowpocalypse nonsense, bring us some spring already.
Luckily, just as my sanity is ready to snap, along comes Giambattista Valli with a set of cute floral sandals that I could wear with *almost* anything.
Sigh, just in time for Valentine’s Day, these are giving me little heart-flips. Floral heels for those flirty gals who, like me, are normally more than a little bit pink-and-pastel averse.
The pink on these is so powdery-light, it acts as a color neutral. The mixed blush and black is a nice play on the classic black/white and black/tan color combos, and it doesn’t fail me here. I’ve been a big fan of mixed light/dark neutrals for years; I love how they pop against each other. But it’s probably the unabashedly feminine flowers over the toe that are clinching this crush for me. Neutral, with a touch of contrast, they manage to be playful without actually boarding the train to frou-frou land. I can easily envision these worn with a sleek, black, pencil skirt and a flirty, ivory, button-down blouse; a bit of the saucy secretary vibe would totally work with these.
As for the flats…
They’re not giving me the same crush-vibe for some-reason. Sure, I could find a fabulous sun dress to match with these. But, as usual, I seem to prefer the elegant silhouette of a raised heel rather than the grounded practicality of flats.
Although, if I were planning a wedding (rather than, in fact, approaching my 20th anniversary), the heeled version of these would be a serious contender for quirky wedding shoe. I designed my own wedding gown way back then; were I to do the same today, these might inspire me to make a gown in ivory lace, skimmed over a nearly-nude pink lining, with just a touch of elegant black contrasts. Heck, come to think of it, the flats then work as an after-ceremony reception shoe.