Firstly, I have to apologise in advance: these really are appalling photos of the shoes! I'm afraid my camera battery was dying after an epic Anthro try-on session, so I only just had time to snap one or two of these two pairs. The King's Road shoe store is tiny and it was just me a sales assistant, so I was trying to be as little weird as possible with taking shots of the shoes, hence the awkward angle. I was really terrified that she thought I was some kind of high class shoe fetishist. Awkward.
Antaresia T-Straps by Miss Albright
I seem to have developed a real thing about grey, but not just any grey: dove grey. And these are as (love-)dove-y as you can get. I was intrigued as soon as I saw the sideways bow online, add to that that they're made by Miss Albright, seriously competing with Seychelles to be my favourite shoe brand (only thing that's stopping them is price!).
I tried on the US7 (which I think is the EU38) which I should have known would be a mistake: repeat after me, Miss Albright always run huge. I would want to order a US6.5 which would probably be perfect. As it was, I could feel my heel wobbling out in the heel. The strap does mean that you won't actually fall out, so if you were desperate, then your usual size (with some heel grips) would do in a pinch.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this makes it to sale. Second markdown would be ideal, since I'm not sure how often I'll be able to wear these without scuffing them up (particularly in London, bah humbug), and the strap itself might not be the strongest around. Still, I'd probably pay £60 for these, if they get marked down at the right time, i.e. not this week!
Malbec Heels by Miss Albright
How could I not try on these heels when they're named after one of my favourite tipples? When in doubt, if you can, order the Argentinean Malbec!
I ordered this from the sales assistant in the same fricking size as the other ones, and I had the exact same problem: I need to go down at least half a size - the 6 might even work here. It is hugely to the credit of Miss Albright that I didn't completely fall out of these shoes, even when they were about a size and a half too big. They felt really sturdy and comfortable, even with the d'orsay cutaway style.They felt oddly like a combo of the Anticipation Heels and the Slinking Frills Pumps. Obviously, they look more like the latter but there was a solidness to them the reminded me of the AH.
The colour of these shoes was just gorgeous, fantastic autumnal burgundy tweed which I can already see going with a tonne of things in my cupboard. What really sells it for me, though, is the adorable bow on the back, made from the same v. shiny patent that the heel is made from. Eee.
Definitely a sale must have. Again, please don't me be poor when these do make it to sale. And don't let them go on sale with all the other shoes at once!
I'm really looking for some nice nude shoes at the moment, but I don't seem to be having any luck. The ones I see in store all seem to have Striperella-esque platforms on them or are just not quite the right shade of nude: too pink, too tan, too -ew- grey. Sigh. I'm loving Seychelles' Chirp wedges, which are on sale at Nordstrom, but not in my size, alas. If anyone sees a pair in a 7, let me know?
The other shoe on my radar at the moment are these shoes:
The nude ones look like perfection, but of course they seem to be sold out everywhere. I've managed to find the grey in Bermuda, of all places, so I'm thinking of caving... Can't tell if I'm just substituting, though...
Argh. Shoe madness.