Wearing: ASOS coat Mango blouse Gap jeans Topshop monk shoes
I definitely don't need another pair of flat shoes; I have several in all incarnations ranging from brogues to loafers via many, many pairs of ballet flats. However, a pair that was missing from the collection was a monk shoe, so of course when I saw these Topshop beauties I had to get them!
They have become a bit of a shoe du jour, lately, the monk shoe, and I keep seeing them on varying blogs but actually struggled to find some that I liked. I initially ordered a pair from ASOS but they were a bit more pointed than I had wanted so I returned them. I had seen that Topshop had a fairly cheap pair on their website (here) but I prefer leather shoes where possible so I paid the extra and got these, which I think are sold out at the moment. I also really liked the different textures, the shiny toecap and the mock croc uppers. They are so comfy, if a little wider than I would have liked, but I'll be wearing these with socks and skinny jeans; it's too cold for bare ankles now!
Whilst in Topshop I also picked up a new pair of black skinny jeans as these Gap ones have definitely had their day. I had been looking for this particular style called 'Binx' which I had spotted in a store I hardly ever go to, but didn't buy at the time, and then couldn't seem to get online. As chance would have it there was one pair left in my local store, in my size! I'm sure I'll post them soon, they are just simple black skinnies with raw hems and aren't too legging-y which I don't like skinny jeans to be!
I think these shoes will also look nice with skirts and dresses, maybe a nice jumper dress for a casual daytime look. I know I will get a lot of wear out of them!