Untitled2_2 We've been debating the merits of River Island over at Catwalk Queen this afternoon: personally I've always thought RI's biggest strength was its shoes, and I'm loving these black patent Mary Janes, which are a lot like the Manolo version, but with a much more affordable £44.99 price tag.

River Island are far from the only store doing patent Mary Janes, of course, but the white piping on these makes them a little bit different, and adds some of that sixties style that's everywhere right now, too. Yay for River Island!