I want these Stella McCartney flatform lace-ups really badly, but there are about 995 reasons why it's not going to happen for me. I don't even care that they've been worn to death in street style photographs, or that they would probably look disturbingly large in a size ten. I was going to post an example of a cute high street imitation, but nothing really compares to the originals, with the perfectly bizarre combination of shiny vegan leather, smooth wood and chunky white plastic.
I've imagined the life we would lead together, me and these shoes: We'd run around town on bright New York spring days, me with an ice cream cone that might melt onto the laces (but would never leave a stain) and the Stellas paired with white frilly socks for maximum cuteness. We would go to the movies together and picnics in the park, but they would never get scuffed up because the city would be clean and everything would be perfect. The end.
Stella McCartney Black Britt Shoes, $995, available at Stella McCartney.
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