I preach at the alter of simplicity. I’m not much for jewelry and accessories are a minimal part of my style vernacular. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate a person who can layer lariats, stack rings and wrap scarves that stretch as far as the day is long, but I’m not one of them. That said, I am occasionally drawn to a good statement piece. These metallic oxfords from Monoprix are a good example. They are at once understated and bold, classic and stretching boundaries. And they are my new obsession. I bought them from the store around the corner from Café de Flore where I may have fueled my shopping fervor with one too many cups of chocolat chaud. However I came to them, these shoes are my new faves. Watch this space for all the many ways I’ll make a statement in my Parisian grocery store find.