Christian Louboutin Aribak Lame Mercure sandals
Meet Aribak, everyone: a.k.a. the new loves of my life! These shoes are just everything that’s wonderful about Christian Louboutin shoes: the t-bar sandal will be familiar to followers of the brand, and it would be stunning with absolutely no embellishment whatsoever. The cute little bow on the heel, however, is what elevated these from amazing shoes to ‘OMGIWANTTHEM!’ shoes – and that cracked gold leather upper played a part in that, too.
These are part of the spring/summer 2017 collection, and, at the time of writing, they’re (predictably) sold out in all sizes on the Louboutin website. Where there’s a will there’s (often) a way, though, so if you really love them, you can subscribe on the site for stock updates, or keep an eye on the usual suspects (Net-a-Porter, Neiman Marcus etc), and you might just get lucky.
If not, there’s always these:
Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies Patent
OK, so it’s a totally different shoe, and if you were looking for gold t-bar sandals, you’re probably not going to just go for mint green pumps instead, are you? If you’re me, though, and you love absolutely anything mint green – as well as absolutely anything Christian Louboutin – you’re probably going to want these, too. They’re the Pigalle Follies, which, as Louboutin fans will know, is the slightly softer update to the original ‘Pigalle’ pumps. These come in tons of different colours, and are a Louboutin classic, so if your size isn’t available right now, don’t give up – you’ll find it sooner or later!
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