by / 12 August 2014

w.i.w.t | the sensible shoe makes its début

shoes : debenhams | dress : new look | jumper c/o f&f | hat*: asos | glasses c/o firmoo

so, these shoes. are rjr by john rocha, and  usually retail for like £45+. i saw them in debenhams' blue cross sale a couple of weeks ago when i picked up me new spiffy brogues, and they were marked down by like, 70% or something stupid, and they were only a tenner. they looked adorable, and i wanted them. and so they became mine. and then they arrived and i opened them and tried them on, and kinda thought... "hrrrrmmm no." like, i didn't instantly love them. then i repackaged them and meant to take them back.

fast forward almost a month, and as i was tidying my room on saturday morning, i found the debenhams bag with them in. i internally scolded myself for forgetting to take them back; i internally told myself it was ok, because they were only a tenner; i was internally intrigued as i'd completely forgotten what they even looked like. i re-opened the parcel, unwrapped the tissue paper, and pulled out all the fiddly bits that hold shoes together when they're not being shoes. i held them up out in front of me, kind of staring at them, waiting.

it was then that i decided  i actually really loved them. or at least, the idea of them. you know? they're kind of sensible looking. they have a thick and comfortable sole. they're flat but not without support. their dark pewter colour they're not going to show the london grime. they have a bow! for all intents and purposes, they're a great shoe. especially for a tenner! so, i spent the next half an hour digging through my wardrobe to see what i could wear to make these sensible shoes a little less matronly, and a little more adorable.

this here is outfit one of two that i decided made these shoes less *sensible looking*, and more *totally adorable* looking. especially with the addition of my newest new-favourite accessory; the lilac felt bowler i nabbed for pennies in the big asos sale last week (where everything else but it went back the very next day). this hat will also feature in the next outfit, so get excited for that. i basically just changed the inbetween bits. ha. i'm so lazy. whatever. also, that face i'm making up there about three photos in, in my "gaw i really need a haircut, but who can be bothered actually doing their manky hair for photos that will actually be going on the internet? definitely not me, that's not who". so, apologies for that.

tell me, internet; whata do you think of the shoes?


  1. I love that hay and dress!

  2. Your glassesss! I'm in love

  3. Love the hat. The shoes... I dunno. I kind of see what you mean that I like the IDEA of them but not quite sure how I'd actually wear them! Black skinnies and a casual white shirt maybe? xxx

  4. i don't even own jeans. or a white tee. but i see what you mean. i think they will be perfect fro a/w14... here's hoping!

  5. they're babes, aren't they!

  6. aw, thank you so much!

  7. I really like shoes like that! Just 'fake it til you make it' with loving them.


    Water Painted Dreams xo

  8. Love them, obviously.

  9. I really love these shoes. And the whole outfit. Why can't I make an outfit like this look SO good? x

  10. Also, you and I are jumper twins!! x

  11. I think they look good with that outfit and I love the hat :)

    Pam @

  12. I love the outfit! That dress has such a pretty pattern! I kinda love the shoes. I own some hideous shoes but they make certain outfits look cute so I kinda love 'em after a while haha.
    You look adorable though and the shoes do look good with the outfit!
    Kloe xx

  13. Still in love with this jumper, ugh ♡ love the whole look, including the shoes, they're super cute! I'm deffo one for comfortable/sensible shoes! xx

  14. well, that's one wholly positive comment, eh! X

  15. aw, fabulous! i adore your wardrobe, so this makes me happy!

  16. thought of you when i bought them.

  17. Aw I think those shoes are cute! They're not too masculine or anything. You styled them perfectly! That sweater looks so nice and comfy and I'm kind of in love with your purple glasses.

  18. This is definitely one of my favourites every when it comes to your outfits Erica! The glasses totally make it for me! xo


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