May 19, 2012

Precious Metals

I've just been bursting with happiness walking through the mall these past three weekends.  Spring 2012 is full of colour, florals, and gorgeous, polished pieces.  Especially the shoes; they're making me weak in the knees.  Definite shoe trends are emerging, among them are suede colour blocked heels, wide strapped sandals, and metal detailing.  I would dedicate a post to colour blocked heels (and maybe I will), but for now, I'd like to focus on the growing number of shoes developing their own steely personality.  Remember the gold capped flats from Givenchy I tried on last year?

It seems Givenchy was ahead of the curve, as metal capped toes are now showing up all over the place.  Zara, Louis Vuitton and Stuart Wietzman have all hopped onto the bandwagon, cleverly mining their way to our hearts.
Louis Vuitton
Stuart Weitzman
But as I was shopping in The Bay, I found something truly unique: the Dolce Vita Archer.  So far, metal capped toes have all been seen on either flats or pumps, and sandals have been forced to wait patiently for their turn.  It is for this reason that the Dolce Vita Archer caught my eye, even from across the store.  Metal rimmed sandals have arrived.

Ingenious.  Absolutely ingenious.  No longer will you have to worry about stubbing your toes, and just imagine the glamour of having sunlight seemingly reflecting off your toes.  I tried on a pair of metal rimmed sandals from Boutique 9, and funnily enough, it wasn't the metal tip that enticed me, but the lovely, light lavender colour of the Boutique 9 Berthes. 

Although the lavender leather is heartbreakingly beautiful and soft, the sandals didn't look as chic as they did on the wall.  The wide straps made me feel like I was ready to trek through the desert, and as interesting as the exposed inner half of the shoes were, I wasn't fond of looking like I was wearing two different shoes on one foot.  However, the tasseled zipper was a delight, and I still envy whoever ends up being an owner of these shoes.

Shopping is going to be a joy this season.  There's polished luxury everywhere I look, and everything I see is telling me to indulge in myself a little.  This spring, it's all about dipping (and tipping) your toes in gold.

Image Source: Givenchy, Dolce Vita, Boutique 9


  1. I've got to be honest, I don't go crazy over pumps. But those black ones with the silver toe are GORGEOUS. They're so minimal but totally badass. If I owned them I'm sure I'd wear them entirely too much.

    May the force be with you.

  2. believe it or not, I first saw these metals only from Romwe and been liking the new trend! Possibly on my shopping list, at least to own one of every style of shoes...

  3. I love shoes with the metal cap on the toe. I think it looks so edgy and cool.
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  4. I remember when Gucci first made this look hot over a decade ago with he metal heel. Loves it! I'm loving metallic right now XOXO

  5. I've loved the metal tips on heels from the first time I spotted them but haven't seen them on sandals yet, and these are gorgeous! I'll have to keep my eyes open when I'm shopping next time to see if there is something that can sparkle on my toes! Have a great week, sweets!

    Sandy M ~ Ooh La Frou Frou
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  6. love love the green ones so chic and on trend!
    can't wait to se eyou on my blog

  7. Love this look too! The metallic cap look is so classy and elegant. Just found your blog and I'm happy to be your newest follower! I'm loving your blog!!

  8. I just cant tell which one i like
    the most,they are all so pretty!
    Thank you for sharing :)

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  10. Love those Vuittons SO MUCH!

    Thanks for the comment
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  11. I love shoes with metal details since I find them really chic and I think that Vuitton shoes are the best example of this trend, I mean they are cool and elegant at the same time.

  12. Oh yes, love these metal details on shoes !

  13. I've actually really been enjoying the colored toe caps! Metal ones, but also plain colored ones too!

  14. HOT!
    like a sexy steel toe!


  15. Been dying to get the Stuart Weitzmans!!

    x Julie x