new in: half and half
i was pretty thrilled to scoop up these Vince d'orsay flats on sale.
d'orsays are suddenly everywhere right now, but i do think these have staying power. since i'm always interested in a dressed-up take on a flat, these are the perfect finishing touch to my basic uniform.
some first impressions...
the leather / workmanship: the all-leather construction is quite sturdy and the shoe has a nice, substantial feel, which was what i was looking for. delicate slippers these are not; they feel like they will stand up to the mean streets of NYC.
the fit: slightly inconsistent from style to style – i think this is the one weak point of Vince's otherwise beautifully designed shoe collection. the d'orsay flats do run a half size large, so i took these in a 6 (i'm usually a US 6.5/EU 37). i have narrow heels, but didn't have any heel slippage in the 6. i was also concerned that these may run wide, but i found the fit to be just right once i went down half a size.
the look: love. i also tried on the black and camel versions, and if i had the budget i would have bought all three. minimal and sophisticated with an edge. the style is definitely work-appropriate and would transition well from day to night, and are comfy enough for weekends too!
worth it? yes – especially if you prefer flats over heels. i can see these becoming a staple for seasons to come.
what do you think? do you have d'orsays?