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Am about to go back to work after mat leave, and having previously been a fairly slobby dresser have decided to smarten up a little bit when I return. Partly as a reaction to having spent last 9 months covered in dribble etc (I can wear something nice and it won't get covered in chewed banana!), partly because I think I'll feel a bit more confident if I feel a bit smarter. It's a fairly casual workplace so smarten up doesn't mean very formal, but a bit nicer than jeans & t-shirt which was my previous uniform).
So have bought a couple of dresses, including this one:
but have no idea what kind of shoes to wear with it. The other dresses I have look okay with my boots, I think, but not this one (plus if we actually get a summer then knee length boots will look a bit weird). I can't wear stuff with a massive heel, & need something comfortable enough to walk a couple of miles in. I guess some sort of strappy sandal maybe? Would Mary Janes make me look like a five year old?
A colleague has a dress like that and wears ballet flats with it. Personally I love Clarks. Not the prettiest shoes but I like not having my feet massacred. I recently got some v comfortable patent things at the Clarks outlet. POsters on here had spasms but everybody in RL has spontaneously admired them.