I knew it wouldn't be long before a really great alternative to the gorgeous velvet Bottega Veneta t-bars hit the high street. The £400 heels on the left (one of the nominees for shoe of the year in the Shiny Style Awards) are now only available in a few sizes at Net a Porter. Meanwhile, Faith are selling the shoes on the right in bronze or pale blue for a bargain £45. So fabulous, I couldn't resist making them the 3rd 'Shoe of Christmas'. How could I ignore such a great bargain?