What: Silver ballet flats from Next
When: Wednesday, October 20th, 2o10
Where: Back here
With: skinny jeans (Dorothy Perkins), black turtleneck (New Look), cream jacket (gifted), cat’s eye sunglasses (eBay)
These photos are the proof that I do actually wear flat shoes sometimes: only sometimes, though! When I do wear them, it’s almost always with jeans, for some reason, or similarly casual styles: I really need to try and incorporate them into a dressier outfit one of these days, just as a little extra challenge for myself. Or, you know, maybe not.
These particular flats were from Next about two years ago, and are fairly boring silver ballet pumps with a large jewel on each toe. They wouldn’t normally merit a mention, but I did promise to wear every pair of shoes I own, and these are what I tend to reach for if I want to give the heels a miss for whatever reason. I did have to make a cut in the elastic at the back to stop them rubbing my heels. They’re comfortable now, but note to self: stop buying shoes with elasticated backs, it hardly ever ends well!
I kind of misjudged the temperature here a bit. The schools were on holiday this week and all the teenagers in our street were out wearing t-shirts, which convinced me it must be warmer than it actually was. I’d forgotten that Scottish people tend to wear summer clothes when it’s sunny, no matter what the actual temperature is!
I spotted these strange metal shapes in the park a few weeks ago and made a mental note to go back and check them out. I like ’em.
Probably a good job I wore flats for this one…
Giant Tetris block?
Such a beautiful day, despite the chill in the air.
Thanks to Terry for the photos!