And yes, the Dieppas! A couple of days after I did a post on them I received a newsletter from the store with a 30% discount offer on one purchase. I didn't know how much I needed them until I got them. I've been wearing them just about everyday since then. They work so much better than ballet flats for me.
The leather was a bit stiff for a couple of days, and I was afraid I'd gotten half a size too small (I did get half a size smaller than my usual size), but all of a sudden they were perfect. One of my best purchases this year.
Oh, and I just realised that this post is more than a little bit inspired by this post by Amanda/Assembled Hazardly. There's probably a Freudian explanation for that, but I'll settle with the fact that I'm not the only one with a love for stripes and Dieppa Restrepo!