This is going to be a little over the top, even in a law firm. And yet it's not so over the top that I could resist them. The heel is conservative and the better they stay on, the better and more natural the person wearing them looks. They are extremely wearable.
Incidentally, there was more than one winner. Another was a Laboutin Piou Piou in dark metallic red, almost burgundy. They are so special. I can't find a picture of the red anywhere online so I'll have to wait until they arrive and take pictures. Below is the shoe in black. The dark red goes SO well with the red sole. This is also my first pair of Laboutins. I'm starting to build a collection of one shoe of each major designer (so far I have YSL, Manolo, and Christian Dior - and now Gucci and Laboutin) but I haven't been back to the same one twice. One of these days I'll do a 'what's in your designer shoe collection' video.
Finally, and this might be old news, but have you tried the Cassidy Booty from Cole Haan? I got the brown leather last year and tried to find black as well but again, my size (5.5 this time) had sold out. I looked everywhere. EVERYWHERE. So you can imagine my delight when I walked in the store the other day thanks to their 25% off sign outside and found a whole new crop of Cassidys (in nubuck this year) waiting for me. I tried them on with my new 'boysenberry' 7 for Mankind skinny jeans and the salesperson told me I should just walk out of the store like that - the looked so amazing.
These are so versitile, so comfortable, and so flattering. I don't own two of any other model of shoe. That's how amazing they are. Most of the colors they come in go with any color jeans, skinny or bootcut, work pants, even skirts if they're a little flouncy. They can't replace a stilleto black bootie but they cover all the other bases.
Ok, I'm cut off of shoes for the year now (with the exception of a tall black boot that I might reward myself around review time). But I will return to the subject when I review the Piou Pious and Beverlys once they arrive.