I found these Church's white brogues at Trinity Hospice charity shop, Bute Street near South Ken Tube Station, London and the black Italian-made oxfords were found on-line at ASOS Marketplace, £90 and £30 respectively. These men-styled shoes are lifesavers for me, comfortable and super stylish. But it was my friend Susan who helped give my fab flats some extra kick. Apparently there's a little "shoe string" shop in Lille, France and on her recent visits there Susan's brought me back coloured laces (sweet gift idea). The black Oxfords came to life when I replaced their severe black laces with a pop of purple. And while I thought my Church's were simply perfect, replacing the white with baby-blue laces gives them the sort of detail Scott Fitzgerald would envy. If you can't get to Lille for laces you'll find them easily on-line - a super cheap and marvelously effective finishing touch.