I’ve been on a bit of a shoe shopping binge, and found a a few new pairs which I love (and, they’re also incredibly comfortable). Yeah!! Today I’d like to share with you two, starting with these Gucci Marmont pumps.
Just a season or two ago, you’d find me in disbelief over the idea of paying full price for Gucci shoes. I’m probably just a lemming, easy susceptible to the hype over Alessandro Michele, but in any case, I’ve become a recent convert. When I saw these shoes, and was told by my salesperson that they were selling like hot cakes, I was surprised – the past “popular” shoes he’d brought me all featured spindly high heels and/or super high platforms. These however, were pilgrim style loafers, with golf fringe and a low block heel to boot. And, they were crazy comfortable. Shoes that I could actually walk in all day…that were actually in style (and not trainers)? This doesn’t happen very often. So I enthusiastically handed over my credit card.
The shoes arrived, and I have to say that I love them. I’ve always been a fan of loafers, and these Guccis are a great twist on the style – the little bit of height makes them more comfortable to me than flats, and also they’re more flattering for the leg because of the block heel. What a great combination! I also love the little fringed leather detail. I’m not wild about the gold Gucci logo – but I do feel like they fit in well with the tone of the shoe, and it isn’t too obnoxious.
Here’s a side view of the shoes, via Net-A-Porter – the fringe cuts away on the side, which highlights the detail more and makes the design more feminine.
I’ve tried these shoes with everything – dresses, skirts, shorts and pants, and they really look great with everything. I’ve been wearing mine mostly with casual dresses (like above), and leggings and a light oversized knit on cooler days. I’m so enthusiastic that I had to track down another pair, in calf leather, to have as a backup. I took my true size, by the way – I didn’t go half a size larger, like I do with Louboutin heels. I’d definitely get your true size for these.
There’s also a high heeled version of the Marmont by the way – the crinkled gold are something special!
Next up? The Beya flat, by Nicholas Kirkwood.
I’ve been eyeing the Beyas for quite a while (I think I’ve even written about them in a past Weekend Update), and finally pulled the trigger as my trusty old Chanel and AGL flats have both seen better days.
The shoes arrived, and I’m very happy with them. I’ve actually only had great experiences with Nicholas Kirkwood shoes in general – the designs are always unique, and generally flattering. These shoes have been copied by other designers, but i love the little gold accent that the Beyas have. They’re also great quality.
For me, the pointy toe of the Beyas serve to lengthen the leg line a bit – so I’ve been wearing mine with shorts and shorter dresses/skirts. I don’t think this is a particularly great outfit above, but I snapped it the other day (when the weather was warmer!) before running out the door.
Overall, I’m very happy with both pairs of shoes – and I’m pretty sure that I’m set for flats through fall! Now if I could only find the perfect comfortable summer sandals, I’d be set…