YSL studded suede platform sandals
Sometimes, a shoe comes into being that just makes us want to bow down to its beauty, and this platform sandals from Yves Saint Laurent is certainly in that category. Everything about these shoes, from the placement of the pinpoint studs to the simple, wide straps is gorgeous, and they'd add lashings of contemporary glamour to any dark evening look.
They're £735 at Net-a-Porter which certainly puts them well outside my pre-Christmas budget (or indeed any budget) and squarely in my 'shoes to dream about' box. YSL's shoes are increasingly occupying this space, and they just keep on impressing with their imaginative yet ultimately wearable styles.