So I splurged and bought the Absinthe heels from Anthropologie and was totally bummed to find that they are a completely different color in real life. Here is the pic on their site in all their subtle pastis creamy goodness:
Unfortunately, they are really more of a true grass green in real life and not minty at all:
Still very cute, yes, but not what I expected and a total disappointment considering this was the most I've spent on a pair of shoes in a very long time. Back they went. Oh yeah, and the little "cut-outs" detail on the toes doesn't go through, there is the camel colored leather behind it so if you wear purple tights you won't see the purple through the holes which I'd prefer.
In good news, I'm putting the refund money towards my art studio revamp! Money will be much better spent that way so I'm really feeling relieved that it turned out this way. Also, my son's summer sandals from See Kai Run that arrived the same day are fantastic and I'm so jealous of their perfect red color: