As you probably know, I have a Shopbop
widget on my blog and, because of this, I get a shopping credit with them every month. I recently placed a big order BEFORE I learned about the Friends and Family sale going on now. Bummer because I could have gotten 25% off!
Ends at 3AM Central Time on Friday, April 10th
What did I order? Well, two pairs of shoes to start. Sadly, neither of them worked out. So, now they are on their way to being returned and I doubt they’ll make it back in time for me to take advantage of the 25% off sale!
But, you can! And if you order any of these shoes over which I am currently lusting I will be insanely jealous.
Clearly I’m on a sneakers
kick right now. Jason wanted to know why I’m buying yet MORE shoes and I said it’s because I’m trying to replace many of my heels with flats.
Annoyingly, I seem to be in-between sizes right now. I used to wear a 7.5 but apparently my feet have SHRUNK! Who knew that was a thing? Anyway, shoes are currently very difficult for me to purchase since they’re usually too loose in the heel width if they fit length-wise or too tight length-wise if they fit in the heel. Thankfully Shopbop
has free return shipping!
And, if you’re curious, here are the direct links to the shoes pictured above. Although, if you buy the last one in whatever size I want to order (probably a 7 or a 7.5) I will be very sad.
Also, if anyone has some adorable cognac brown leather ballet flats that they swear by, I’d love to know about it! I just tried some from Banana Republic but I was in-between their sizes. Too bad because they were otherwise perfect.
Working in downtown Chicago sounds glamorous. And in many ways it is. But one of the staples of working in “the Loop” is an entire shoe wardrobe under your desk. Or in a desk drawer. Or in a bag in the corner of your office.
Many people who work downtown have a commute of some kind. Whether it’s by train or bike or walking or some combination of the kind. Even if you drive there’s a chance you’ll still have to walk somewhere. And while some people can walk from place to place in heels others of us prefer to change into our heels once we get where we’re going.
Then there’s the weather. Rain, snow, puddles, wind. One day it’s 80 degrees and then next it’s 40. You just never know what the day is going to bring.
So, unless you want to haul your shoes back and forth (and some people do!) the office shoe selection is a must.
As you can see, I have what I consider to be the staples:
Emergency snow boots
Brown/tan peep toes
Leopard print heels
Black strappy heeled sandals
Black peep toes
Basically I can show up to work wearing whatever shoes I want and I can swap the originals out for anything here.
Of course, these aren’t all my shoes. Not by a long shot. And some of these pairs will rotate throughout the seasons.
The only downside is remembering to take a specific pair home if you’re going to need them outside of the office. Still, it beats getting stuck wearing your rain boots with your suit all day!
What shoes do you consider to be staples for your job?