I am typically quite conservative with my shoe choices. I don’t have an unlimited budget, so in the past I’ve focused on building up a good selection of classic pumps in neutral colors that cover the gamut from work to evening. Since I more or less have my basics covered now, I only try to indulge in a shoe when I find a pair that seems really cool and unique. I had these Nicholas Kirkwood shoes on my list since I first saw them months and months ago, and when a pair reappeared in my size and on sale I picked them up.
My favorite part of course was the ruffled back. Even though the shoe is a conservative black suede, the back is what makes all the difference, especially when walking away!
At first glance these shoes are really high, with a major platform. I love the looks of shoes like these but find them quite intimidating, and so in the past have veered away from many a tempting pair of Charlotte Olympias. After I put them on though, I found these Kirkwoods quite comfortable – and easier to pair than I thought! They even worked with a fairly conservative cashmere sweater and scarf.
I’m excited to take these pumps out soon for a more formal occasion. I can definitely see the lure of “statement shoes” from my brief experience so far with these, and can see myself being tempted by many more in the future. What are some of your favorite statement shoes out there?