First up. We're ignoring the rain. Tis a mere blip in the onslaught of warmth that is on the way (if I say it enough times I will believe it - it will happen). So this optimism, coupled with a little bit of insight into A/W17 from the catwalks at the weekend means that today, I am all about the point.
Pointy shoes. And flats. They must be flat. I used to wear heels all the time during the day. I think it was the first foray into properly normal clothing once all my children started school and *heels* were my way of feeling like a grown up again.
But fast forward four years and it's all about the flats. They are more comfortable for a start. And the different options that are out there are now extensive.
Yes we all love our trainers (it's a slippery slope isn't it? Aren't they just the most compulsive purchase ever? Someone agree with me.. pleeeeeeeeaase).
But on those days when you want something a little bit different, the flat shoe is your best friend. And the pointy flat is where it's at.
It's also the clever choice to buy now and wear next season. At Jasper Conran on Saturday, the one shoe that all the models had on was the flat point. With skirts, with dresses, with trousers. Flat and pointy is all you needed.
For Spring though, it's the perfect transitional shoe. The ideal stepping stone between boots and sandals.
They also serve as being a great evening option in certain colours. Jazz hands silver for example....
Pointy Silver Flats from & Other Stories £65
Jigsaw have got this trend nailed.
Starting with their shoe, Celeste which comes in seven different colours.
Navy suede £89
Navy leather in the Tania £98
Grey leather Celeste at Jigsaw £89
Moving into the colour zone now and again, Jigsaw come up trumps.
Tania Soft Flat Shoe from Jigsaw £98
How about the wholly impractical but rather divine pale blue suede versions?
Tania in blue from Jigsaw £98
Tan at Seven Boot Lane. And 15% off all orders using the code DMB40SS17 valid until the 4th March.
Jacinta £100 These can also turn into a mule. The leather is that soft, it bends down very easily with no creasing (well - apart from where it's supposed to).
Or in the snakeskin again £100
Slingback style now. Statement all round now. Pointed and orange. Oh how I love these. With red. And pink. Or just all black.
Slingbacks in Orange from H&M £14.99 AND use 6043 to get 20% off your order but only valid until midnight on Tuesday 23rd.
Or white. I am just throwing it out there now.
Leather Sling Back Flats from M&S £49.50
And of course, there is then my favourite. Reliable and trusted. Goes with everything. Black.
Leather Sling Back Flats from M&S £49.50
This season from Seven Boot Lane, I've chosen the Jacinta flats in black (although it was a toss up whether to choose the tan or the black but I can't get by that little voice in my head that says "I'll stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour"). Which are amazing. Don't forget your 15% off.
Jacinta flats in black from Seven Boot Lane £100
Black black and more black. In suede with tassels.
Tassel Loafers from & Other Stories £65
Textured again at Jigsaw with ponyskin.
Celeste Stitch Pointed Flats £89 in black
Slip on loafers in black from Topshop £29
Backless Fringed Shoes from Mango £49.99 (perhaps not one for the rain - not sure soggy fringing is the most pleasant to have swinging around your feet).
Doesn't have to be a shoe though, how about combining points and trainers *ears prick up*. Genius. A smart variation of a trainer, for sure.
Elwood Luxury Pointed Trainers £79
And here I am today in mine.
So much for Storm Doris - yes it was windy, but that didn't mean I wasn't going to get my ankles out. I did though, take advantage of the breezy weather (ok truth be told it was quite cold) to wear my new M&S coat which arrived. In fact I was so excited to get it on and get out of the house, yes I did forget to remove the extra posh little label that says Italian Fabric. But now at least everyone who saw me today knows. And everyone who's seen my Insta feed. So long as no one's in the dark about it, that's the main thing (god I'm a moron).
Black cashmere jumper dress - hush
Black leather leggings - hush
Tweed double breasted coat - M&S
Jacinta flats - Seven Boot Lane
Earrings - H&M
Tools Bag - Balenciaga
Well, I have been writing this at the glorious and salubrious location that is the trampoline park. The kids are in seventh heaven (it's empty, hence we come as it's perfect for little chap with ASD as opposed to all other organised sporting clubs which were just becoming too much like hard work for everyone. This is the perfect compromise). Plus they have wifi...
There is a glass of wine at t home with my name on it and a bag of kettle chips to keep them company for when I get home. The poor husband will be battling with the trains which will leave me plenty of time to start researching tomorrow's blog. Hope you all survived the storm ok and have kept safe.
And happy shoe shopping....