Valentino, Saint Laurent, Jimmy Choo, Aquazurra … all make patent or metallic, block-heel strap pumps this season that have an old-fashioned, slightly retro vibe but that are exactly the shoes you want to wear now! So amazing with distressed jeans and T-Shirts, so pretty with summer dresses! One night I fell in love with Aquazurra’s “Alexa” pumps and started an online hunt. I remembered that Topshop had similar black patent leather, block-heel pumps, but that was a while ago and apparently I had missed those.
But still, my efforts were rewarded by the internet and I hunted down some amazing, more affordable versions of the luxury dream shoes. Here you go – from top left to bottom right: