I was debating between those exact ones as well and went with the silver. I had darker jeans on that day and the silver looked AMAZING with jeans so that's what I got. Yes it's kind of flashy, but it's GORGEOUS! But on the other hand the patent is perfect in all kinds of weather. You really can't go wrong!
I cannot get this bag outta my head and I'm pretty sure that I'll get her. She's not the same as the gunmetal Alexandra I have, either. The sophia is a bit deeper in shade and more "sparkly"--IMO. Would any others agree?
I was worried that my cobalt patent would be too flashy, but I love the bag so who cares what anyone else thinks. If you love it, then that's all that matters. The silver sophia is a gorgeous bag and it will add a pop to any outfit.