Posted by: navalanche | May 3, 2012

Do these shoes go with this blog?

It’s probably best to start this post by saying that I have little to no fashion sense at all and don’t like to shop for clothing.  My winter attire consists of sweatpants and t-shirts and my summer attire consists of shorts and t-shirts.  I rely on my sisters Sue and Kat to help me dress for special occasions.

It’s not like I don’t have clothes, I have tons and tons of clothes, in every size I have ever been and ever will be, but that’s not what this post is about.

It’s the same thing with shoes.  I know what I wear, I don’t know what I possess.  I wear three pairs, an ill-fitting pair of Reebok athletic shoes, a pair of Minnetonka sandals that should have been thrown away last year (if not in 2010) and a pair of open backed Keds.

If I need shoes for a special occasion, I borrow them from Sue.

Since I have excessive amounts of clothing that I don’t wear, it’s probably not a stretch to imagine that I have a number of pairs of shoes taking up valuable space that I don’t wear.

And I do.  They are either buried in my clutter or stored in wicker baskets or in odd places, like this magazine rack full of shoes.

It’s easy to deduce that I do not need any shoes.

Unfortunately, I continue to struggle between the reality of the situation and a bargain.

It was pure happenstance that I walked by the shoe rack at the thrift store where I found a cart load of shoes, in my size, of which nearly every pair was brand new.  And to further complicate things…..they were $2 a pair.

I started looking at the flats (or sensible shoes as Kat calls them) and picked out a few pairs.

Then I chose a few dressier pairs with small heels.

Then I picked a few high heels, after all I have a party this weekend and those Vera Wang’s will match the outfit that my sister Sue put together for me perfectly.

Fifteen pairs of shoes and $31 dollars later they were all mine.

Either it’s time to sort through the shoes or I’m gonna need another magazine rack.


  1. Oh my god! Yikes that’s kind of a misstep. It’s not even a question. If you bought 15 pairs, get rid of 20. Just do it now while the shoes are still new to you.

    • I’ll start with the magazine rack of shoes. There has to be at least 10 pairs there.

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