SHOES: Zara blue suede-effect court shoes (buy here)
SAVED: Friday, January 6th, 2012
WITH: Topshop jeans; Primark sweater (gift from my parents); Michael Kors watch (c/o Shopbop)
As you can see, I’m still taking a super-casual approach to dressing these days: I don’t think it gets much duller than the good ol’ jeans-and-a-sweater combo, but as I said last week, January is a time for comfort-clothes and dressing down: or, at least, it is for me!
These shoes were an impulse purchase in the Zara sale… I was actually ordering another pair of shoes (which will be saved soon!), and before I hit the “checkout” button, I decided to take a quick look around, as I always do, to see if there was anything else I wanted while I was there. (I tell myself this saves on shipping costs if I decide I want something else later, but it’s really just an excuse to look at more shoes…) These were on sale for just £12.99, so they found their way into my bag, too: well, I can always use a simple pair of pumps, right?
The green soles were a pleasant surprise when I opened the box the next week. A less pleasant surprise, however, was when a duplicate order appeared at my door the next day, with Zara having somehow managed to send me (and bill me for!) the same thing twice. I ended up with FOUR PAIRS of shoes – two identical pairs – but not for long: thankfully Zara send a courier to collect returns, so I’m awaiting his arrival as I write this, so I can get my refund: I mean, I like the shoes, but not enough to want two pairs of them!
The pointed toe and lack of platform is a little bit of a departure for me, but I think I’ll be wearing this kind of style more often this year: it’s good to have a break from platforms every now and again!
(P.S. There are some out-takes from these photos over here, if you want to see them!)