You know what's not so funny? I took a little trip to DSW with Grace and because I have absolutely zero self-control I left with THREE pairs or shoes.
But you see, I had to get all three. Or rather, if I was going to get one pair I had to get all of them because they are each different and there was no way I was going to leave empty-handed. I think you'll agree with me once I show you.
See? A pair of comfortable black flats that have the cutest lace up detail on the back, a pair of fun, mustard yellow flats with a flower detail on the toe, and one pair of super practical black sporty slip-ons. All necessities . . . kind of.
The big problem? Finding a place to put them. Just over a year ago I shared with you a complete list of every single pair of shoes I owned. Since then I've done some purging (and let's be honest, some shopping), so I'm curious to see how things have changed. I copy and pasted my original list below, but I've crossed off shoes I no longer own or comments that no longer apply and put updates in italics. For fun, I also put them into categories.
To Deal With the Weather . . .
brown northface wintery boots
black hunter rain boots
Summer Loving . . .
black pair of fit flops
gold leather strappy sandal i bought somewhere in europe
maryjane crocs (these give me blisters so I don't wear them)
summery flats with a peep toe that gave me blisters the three times i've worn them
pink t-strap sandals
I Could Wear These to A Wedding if I Had To . . .
black pointy steve madden high heels
black leather heels
black nine west heels
Everything Else . . .
black birkenstock clogs
colorful checkered slip on vans (come to think of it, i'm not sure where these are)
stripey slip on vans
black slip on shoes that are semi work appropriate,
heeled black ankle boots that i've
old lady pumps that i wore to my grad school interviews, but haven't worn since
black ninewest boots
black old navy canvas boots (these are old but never made it on the original list)
brown cia bella leather boots
black wedges with a canvas sole (these are old but never made it on the original list)
black blowfish flats
yellow boc flats
black privo flats
black suede shoes with a small heel
Right now, I'm up from 26 pairs to 30. But since two of the pairs I added should have actually been included in the original list, its really only like going from 28 to 30. Not bad, right? But, these two extra shoes must have been the tipping point because it has become full fledged shoe chaos in my house. I'm in desperate need of an organization solution.
Are you a shoes girl? How many pairs do you have? And please help a sister out here - where do you put them all?