It was down to these and an aquamarine platform. The deciding factors were the studs (apparently, huge for fall and strewn over everything in the store), the work-appropriate colour, loafer-inspiration and the hidden platform which promises added comfort.
Four hours into wearing them. The toes on my left foot keep going numb, but my right foot feels fine. Still love them, but not sure I've got the right outfit to set them off.
I'm more concerned with the mosquito bite on my forehead and the awkward teenage acne that's setting up camp there.