The weather at the weekend was so warm that it made me genuinely believe in Spring. Besides, the birds are busy in the garden, a vase of freesias is opening on the window ledge and clusters of snowdrops are nestling in sun-dappled woodlands.
All of which means that one day soon it will be possible to leave the house without wearing boots, so it’s time to step up the search for new ballet flats. I would not have believed it was so difficult to find a pair, but even Macy’s failed me. Back to England’s three shoe shops to see what they’ve got on offer.
Finally, I love the punched out holes and slightly retro feel of these black and white flats from Hobbs, too. I don’t think they’d be as versatile as the metallics, but they’d be cute with jeans or skinny chinos (also on the list for spring), or maybe a dress. Hmmm. And, they are right in my colour spectrum of black.