Well, the truth is I don’t know the number and there in lies the problem.
A question for you… Is owning a lot of shoes really a problem? I think not, however crazy quotes from the great chick flick In Her Shoes were harping on at my conscience … “Look, if you’re not going to wear them… don’t buy them! Leave them for someone who’s going to get something out of them.” and… “I get something out of them. When I feel down, I like to treat myself. Clothes never look any good, and food just makes me fatter, but shoes always fit.” Both quotes quite true for me but I wasn’t being true to the quotes.
I started to think about how many pairs of shoes I have bought over the years, (aghast… over my lifetime) and not even worn, or have only worn once and then the guilt started to set in. How much money I have spent on these shoes. I don’t even want to go there, I am not even going to attempt it.
There are a few reasons why I buy shoes. Number 1… of course, I love love love shoes. Number 2… I am a size 5 and size 5s are a rare commodity these days, so when I see them I tend to buy them – sometimes to my detriment as I look at what I have purchased later and wonder what on earth I was thinking! Oh and I sometimes buy size 6s because I like them and then realize I cant wear them because they are too big! Number 3… I just can’t help myself. There I said it. I always feel I need them.
Now, the challenge. My work friend, a man who shall remain nameless. By the way, men just don’t get the shoe thing but I will leave that conversation for another time. Anyway, he challenged me to wear every pair of shoes in my closet after I really could not say how many pairs I have and he even named it “Shoesday.”
Challenge accepted! Every Tuesday I am going to pick a different pair of shoes from my “collection” and I will photograph them as evidence and proof that I am wearing them. Who knows how long Shoesday will last? Certainly not me. Am I alone in this? Does anyone else have a shoe problem? If some of my close friends do not say yes, I know they are lying.
So, my first Shoesday pair are these gorgeous little Fornarina turquoise pumps. I bought them in Bloomingdales, Chicago about six years ago when I was there on business. Absolutely no reason to buy them, no special occasion, they were on sale, my size and gorgeous and I had absolutely nothing at all to wear them with. I have worn them once! Aren’t they so adorable?