After a year of unemployment I finally have a job. Naturally, I celebrated by buying new shoes!
I need new shoes for my new job. No, really, I do. ;)
I've worked for as an assistant to lab scientists for the past ten years, but my new job is at a trade organization that serves the local biotechnology community. That means have to dress a bit more like a professional than I have in the past. I'm trading my jeans, t-shirts and cardigans for skirts, dresses, and blazers so, of course, my Converse are being replaced with footwear that is more office appropriate.
Admittedly, I already have a LOT of shoes and lots that would work in an office setting but most of them are cheaply made. Cheap shoes are, unfortunately, not the most comfortable thing for wearing all day, every day. Luckily, several of the comfort brands have come out with some really cute vintagey options. I am now the proud owner of three new pairs of comfortable office-appropriate shoes!
First I bought a pair of boots to wear while commuting when the autumn rain starts. Fleur's post from last year inspired me to keep an eye out for a pair of modern boots with vintage charm. I think the Arrow boot from Fitzwell, fit the bill nicely. To me, they look like a modern twist on the galoshes that Emily from Livin' Vintage scored at a flea market. If I could find galoshes to fit over my shoes I'd be in heaven!! Until then, I'm happy with these warm and snuggly boots.
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These are Venezia by the brand Sofft. I think they have a very nice basic look that goes well with pencil skirts and pouffy dresses. The best part is, they have actual arch support so I know I can wear these all day without pain.
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These are my favorites! They are Diamond Star from Clarks Artisan line. They have a wonderful '40s look and will be great with trousers and a-line skirts. They are super flexible and comfy and feel like sneakers.
Also, now that I have a job, I can afford to buy notions and linings and...fabric! YAY! Sewing will return to Sewing Is Hard. From my first paycheck, I intend to get my machine tuned up and buy some nice wool blend suiting so that I can whip up a few more office appropriate skirts and maybe a pair of trousers. Stay tuned!