A note before I start... a little love note to my blogger buddies for the kindest comments on yesterday's posts. You find community & friendship in strange places, & I'm glad I found it unexpectedly right here. Love ya! Now on to today....
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Yesterday I finally unpacked all my shoes... it was like reuniting with old friends I've been missing. To my embarrassment I couldn't actually unpack all my shoes because I don't have enough room! This was shocking since I just recently purged at least 10 pairs as part of my moving rule: shoes must leave the house in the same box they came into the house in. If they don't fit anymore, there are TOO MANY SHOES. I must have used a liberal interpretation of "fit" in the box this time around because I bought two over the door racks & still had resort to stuffing all boots under the bed. (I'm pretty sure the real problem is not enough doors though...)
Now you lovely readers probably fall into 1 of 3 categories...
- Psh... that's nothing on MY collection
- This is sick & wrong
If you happen to fall in group 3, I have a few things I'd like to say in my defense. First of all, yes I know that's too many shoes but I've gotten a lot better. Also, I've never actually spent more than $30 on shoes with the exception of my running sneakers. And lastly, all my shoes are thoroughly and well worn loved... they're not just excess that are never used.
If you're in the OTHER 2 categories though, let's chat! I'm kind of a shoe-snob in the fact that I pretty much only wear pumps because they don't cut off my tattoo. I can't do gladiators, mary janes or a lot of strappiness, it's got to cover the whole tat or nothing. As I was unpacking & hanging with care I decided to pay extra special attention to a few of my favorites... Hello, lovers...
mmmm... comic book, pink tweed, class acts, & art deco...
I wasn't lying when I said I've never spent more than $30 on shoes, but it doesn't stop me from surfing through pages & pages of shoe-porn. The only way I could break down & fork out this kind of money would be if I were invited to the White House or was spending the day with Denzel Washington, but a girl can dream... & drool... I leave you with a little taste of my fantasy wish-list:
- Betsey Johnson - Alexandra - $179
- Moschino - $337
- BCBGeneration - Ariel - $79
- Badgley Mischka - Carlo - $172
- Charles David - Squeeze - $175