Thanks to Sally's great idea of a travel work uniform -- I know this is not an innovation, but for me it actually IS -- I am trying to narrow my choices for packing. March is a huge travel month for me, and I am really drawn to dresses. Right now I am in Chicago for a quick trip, and although I am wearing long trousers today (and not loving the silhouette, to be frank) I have packed a dress for a quick meeting tomorrow morning before I fly home. I was amazed at how easy it is to pack a dress!

I have recently purchased three dresses -- 2 from JCrew Factory ($45 and $35, thanks to sale and clearance) and the CM shirtdress) plus I also have the Gap denim shirtdress which I can wear as long as I can wear tights (without them it is too short). For March and in the colder cities, I am fine wearing tights and booties. But I'm in need of at least one more pair of shoes to wear with dresses, especially if they remain a part of my travel uniform. Bonus if the shoes work well with cropped pants.

I currently have blue snakeskin wedges, which are great.

I also have wine calf hair Okalas and wine suede kitten heel pumps, but I don't like to wear either of them for work because of the skinny heel -- it feels dressier to me, and it's not as easy to walk in (it's not about heel height for me, it's all about heel girth).

Which of those below would you focus on, if you were me? (I'm showing the dresses and cropped black pants so you know the silhouettes I am working with.)

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