When I first laid eyes upon these Nanette Lepore slingback booties, I thought they were awkward-looking with their chunky heels and forest green color. I mean, I still don't find the photo of them online to be attractive at all. The ruffles change nothing -- for some reason, I was reminded of these slingback clogs.
But I saw these booties in person today, held them in my hand, tried them on -- and decided that I should just try on every single item that I've ever found hideous or even slightly ugh-ly because these shoes look so much better in person.
They have a Victorian-era flavor and are one of the most comfortable heels I've ever worn (and I'm making it a New Year's Resolution to wear heels more often). I'm excited to conjure up ways to incorporate this forest green piece that I had previously shunned into my wardrobe. There is something unusually feminine about Nanette Lepore pieces that always makes me go back.