Anyway, the torrential rain was marginally less attractive so we stuck with it and I managed to find a member of the team to get me the trainers I had my eye on in my size and try them on. And despite the less than impressive surroundings, I bought them because I instantly loved them. The colour, the shape, the fit. Could they be the black trainer I've been looking for?
Not too dark and solid a black, not too clompy, no sporting connotations - very much a fashion trainer - I can even see these working with opaques and a skirt. I think? And they're FABULOUS with a bit of leopard!
But taking these photos, I realise I do rather like them and so I will mull over for a little while longer. Hopefully Foot Locker is going anywhere in the next 30 days....
You can check them out here.
Size-wise, New Balance come up neat so I'd recommend sizing up. They do come in some half sizes though, which is handy. I bought the 6.5 (US 8.5) and I would say the 7 could have worked for me also but the 6 would definitely have been too small. I'm usually a 6 - a wide one.
I did find a bunch of other colour ways over on ASOS on this link
on the Office website on this link:
Zalando also have a wide range of colours, but not the one I bought...this one is close though:
Watch this space - or rather the Instagram space on this link...you'll see me wearing them there first!
Finishing with a few outfits from the last few days:
Black Top - River Island
Denim Shirt - White Company (past season - similar here)
Jeans - Topshop Jamie in Indigo (current stock - I'm wearing the 28 x 32)
Leopard Scarf - eBay (lots of sellers do these...the one I bought from isn't active anymore)
Grey Poncho - Gray & Osbourne (similar here)
White Shirt - TM Lewin
Blush Ribbed Knit - New Look (have bought 4 of these in different colours!!)
Grey Jeans - 2nd Day (similar here)
Denim Shirt - White Company (similar here)
Khaki Skinny Jeans - New Look (past season - similar here)
Scarf - Hush (SS16 Sale)
Black Boots - TK Maxx
I've been loving the denim shirt layering this week as you can see.....
Hope you had a great weekend - here's to a fab new week. Back soon with more leopard from a very unlikely source.