I used a free pass for my No Spender Bender today. After hurting my back last winter and spraining my ankle a few months ago, I’m begining to think high heels might be a thing of the past. I can wear them for short periods of time, so I’ll keep them for special occasions. The problem is that 50’s dresses just don’t look as good in flat shoes. On me, ballet flats and 50’s dresses look frumpy. I’ve tried to wear them with saddle shoes and it feels too costumey for me to feel comfortable and loafers just look dorky, to me. On the other hand, 30’s and 40’s sportswear looks great with a flatter shoe. While skirts and tops are great, I still prefer a dress. Dresses are just so easy to throw on and be done with it. I think I found a good day dress. The view on the right has an open neckline, moderate puffed sleeve, and A-line skirt. I think all of these elements will work for my figure. I will probably remove some of the sleeve puffiness. While I love the long and lean earlier 30’s dress, I think I’m too short for them. I know the picture isn’t very good. I’ll take a better picture when it arrives.