I know that we are fast creeping into Autumn and that May seems so far in the past by now, but here I am, finally getting around to sharing one of the amazing pairs I received from the Family Reunion collection.
As with the recent releases, although a couple of sneak peek pictures are released ahead of the day, usually they're tiny little thumbnails and don't give you a particularly close look at any of the details on each design. I have found that the more recent releases also seem to fall subject to a kind of weird panic-buying FOMO thing where people just seem to buy things without thinking about it. The number of "I bought these but will never wear them" sales posts you see in the following weeks, combined with the options to pay for things on credit or payment plans with some of the retailers, does make me worry for society a little, but I digress. I think I was trying to explain how much more impressed I was with this style in the flesh than the little-to-no detail I'd been able to see in the previews.
OK, so in terms of the heel, yes..we've seen the deer shape before, but this release did introduce us to some completely new colourways. I have to admit, I'd never considered my collection to be lacking in a pink fawn heel, but I adore the colours. The height and proportions of the heel are the same as my Cherry Deer heels. That's about where the similarities stop. The main body of the shoe is a pale lilac mesh, with scalloped green glitter over the top to make a kind of grass effect for some colourful, secret garden vibes.. There are deer, bees, flowers and butterflies on the front and sides of the shoe with a big yellow sunshine on the back. Also, lots of teeny rosebud embellishments around each shoe.
Then, of course, there are the ankle straps and T-bar, which could be my favourite element. Silk flowers, and a cute pink plastic flower buckle on the strap - absolutely perfect!