This week presented more challenges than I imagined. I had a couple of medical topics ready to write, but, frankly, I just don't have the energy to do them today.
This morning my daily Little Pink Book e-mail hit the inbox with a discussion of dressing for long days. You know, the kind that starts with a fast-food breakfast, then the usual business, and ends with a dressy dinner out. The LPB gave great advice on clothes that can make the switch so you don't have to change. This advice also came up:
Do you know how far you will have to walk from the parking lot to the event? Factor that into your shoe (and pant or skirt) selection for the day. Keep in mind that you will be coming from work, so your feet may already be tired and may tend to swell during the evening.
So here is another tip: if you wear shoes to work that are more cocktail party than business casual, and you want to rest your feet during the day, you can carry a pair of portable shoes. Dr. Sholl's sells these vinyl ballet flats that fold into a small gold zip-bag (that I would not call stylish) that can tuck into all but the smallest purses. They have essentially zero support, but to rest your tootsies for a few hours of desk labor they work just fine. Right now they only come in black, but that works 99% of the time for me. You could also wear them to march a couple of blocks to an event and then tuck them into an evening bag. Yes, you would be carrying your heels, but life is full of trade-offs, isn't it?
So here it is- a shoe post for those of you who wonder if I ever wear something that is not a high heel!