I features these little babies in my SS11 post on Tuesday, ordered them later in the day off of the New Look website and this morning (Saturday) I tweeted about their arrival (at 9 O'clock may I add - thanks for waking me up Mr. Postman!) I didn't realise what they were as New Look has changed it's packaging but when I opened my little black package I was a happy bunny! And there was a note about their new free returns policy by Collect+ which I think is brill as I hate paying postage and hate even more if I have to pay to send it back.
At my first look at the shoes I thought the material looked like it was slightly stiff and would be uncomfortable to walk in (thinking about using the free returns already) so I tried them on without socks/tights on and they felt a little big but thought I'd give them another chance when I had some tights on and to my delight they were MUCH better! they didn't feel stiff and bent really well at the ball of the foot, so don't judge a book by it's cover!
They look a little grey/shiny in the pictures but IRL they're quite black with just a little shine - wouldn't even call it shine, and the lining inside is just too cute! The laces are a little stiff but I'm sure they'll become more useable over time, I am tres happy with my order! Ideally I would have preferred tan coloured ones but these ones are still lovely & I love the detailing. They will save me from wearing the same Topshop pumps all the time.
You can find more from New Look's SS11 collection on their website and they've added a few new pieces since my post on Tuesday - some are rather diar, some are lovely! I'm not sure if any are out in store as I've not been to town lately (was meant to go to Brum today but my best friends got this flu, boo! get well soon Jek x) but when I find out I'll let you know!