You can always count on Sergio Rossi to pump out what I call “Cinderella” shoes: breathtaking, but totally over the top yet one-of-a-kind and “be the belle of the ball”-shoes that make the inner 8-year old girl in us scream out in excitement. Case in point: Rossi’s “Flora” slingback sandals; a delicate pair of Swarovski crystal-studded leaf-shaped slingback high heels. The black version would be a great choice for any special occasion like a red carpet event or a glamourous cocktail party and the ivory pair would make the perfect bridal shoes! Only downside? The astronomical price tag! Even the 50% off sale price is still way over €700.
Sergio Rossi Flora Swarovski Crystal Embellished Slingback Sandals, €795 || Saks Fifth Avenue
Nina “Fauna” Crystal-Studded Satin Slingback Sandals
No need to worry though because Nina is here to save the day! Their “Fauna” sandal (how obvious can the naming be though? Flora. Fauna. D’uh!) has a very similar design compared to Sergio Rossi’s “Flora” heels. The price however is much easier on the wallet, although I wouldn’t exactly call them a steal at $99.99 (sale price!) either. Plus, these come in additional colors such as gold and pewter as well. So if you want Sergio Rossi for less, these heels here are probably your best bet right now.
Nina “Fauna” Crystal-Studded Satin Slingback Sandals, $99.99 || Amazon
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