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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

My New Valentino Rockstud Pumps



I FINALLY DID IT. Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past couple of years you’ve probably seen the quintessential blogger shoe – the Valentino Rockstuds. After years of wanting these shoes I finally purchased the iconic slingback.

I was arguing with myself in my head because they are a ridiculous price (€730). When making an “investment purchase” you have to think about cost per wear not just upfront cost.  It’s so hard to spend a lot on one single item, but if it’s something classic, timeless and well made and you wear it over and over it’s a smarter investment than a less expensive item that falls apart or you wear a couple times. Thankfully, I was lucky enough to get these gorgeous beauties in the Summer sales on FarFetch and I’m over the moon.

First off Rockstuds come in three different types of leather. Soft leather, pebbled and patent. For years I was set on nude Rockstuds but the nude only come in either the soft leather or patent. I’ve never been a fan of the patent version, most fake Rockstuds are made of plastic and appear as patent leather. And after researching online I discovered the soft leather is notorious for scuffing. Nude was out of the question. Do I get the black ? So boring. Valentino Red Maybe ? Possibly as a second pair but too limiting for my first. The Solution ? This beautiful pair of pale blue (almost pearlised) pumps in the pebbled leather. I wear an awful lot of navy so these seemed the obvious choice. Plus they go perfectly with my blue Furla Metropolis bag.

Before buying my Valentino Rockstud pumps, I did quite a bit of online and offline research about them. I have tried them on in-store numerous times to be sure of my size. I'm usually a size 36 but I am a Louboutin and a Valentino size 35.5.

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