These are J.Crew's Floret Patent Slingbacks (item #15261), and I was loving these as soon as I saw them in the lookbook. These shoes retail for $265, and are only available in this dusty lilac color. J.Crew describes the shoes as such:
The perfect shoe to set your footwear collection abloom, in the season's chicest neutral. Patent-leather upper with silk taffeta flower. Man-made lining and sole. 3 1/2" self-covered heel. Made in Italy. Available at the Madison Avenue Collection Store.
So first let me say that I was able to get these shoes using some discounts, plus I got free shipping (so Boyfriend, if you are reading this, you can stop freaking out now). These are by far the most expensive shoes I've ever bought though. However, I think they are totally worth it (especially since according to the inventory check online, there aren't that many left in my size)! I ordered these in my usual size 6. I asked my personal shopper if she had any information on the size, as I already own the Cate patent slingbacks, and they are a tiny bit snug in the toebox. She didn't have any information (but agreed the Cates are a smidge tight), so I just took a chance with my regular size.
I simply love the flowers. They are pretty big, and take up the entire toe of the shoe, but I think they are just darling. The edges of the flowers are very, very lightly lined in a light brown color, which I actually like. Instead of making the petals look dirty, it helps add a touch of definition to the flowers, and keeps them from just being an overwhelming mess of white fabric.
I also love the color. Purple is hands-down my favorite color, and I love this shade of purple. It is light enough to work as a neutral and be paired with so many other different colors. I love different colored shoes, but it is nice to have some neutral colored pairs that will work with most of your wardrobe. Just as a note, if you are able to fit into children's shoes (I believe women's sizes 6.5 and below have equivalents in girls), J.Crew offers a girls' flat that is very similar to this shoe, and is available in 4 colors.
One last thing I will mention is that The Boyfriend actually preferred the Augusta Peep-Toes to these shoes, even though he knew I wanted him to like these ones better! :) And a big thanks to The Boyfriend for quickly taking these pictures this morning before he left for work!
What do you think? Do you like these shoes? What do you think of the flowers? What other colors (if any) do you wish J.Crew had offered them in? What would you wear these with?