This is no laughing matter. This is serious. I have a probl....
OK it isn't THAT serious but my mom pointed out to me the other night that if we count Christmas, I have purchased or received.....8....yes EIGHT pairs of shoes...all since December 25. How could someone POSSIBLY need so many pairs of shoes in such a short time period?! To that, I have no answer. But here is a list and some pictures of the shoes I have received/purchased:
the dog chewed the originals of these and I LOVE these shoes. So my mom got them for me for Christmas
Christmas from Mom -- I LOVE these. I didn't have a pair of shoes to wear with brown of any kind so CLEARLY i needed them
Christmas from Mom-- I had black and brown boots but nothing cute and these were a GREAT price..plus they are slouchy
Chrstimas from Jess -- they are so amazing! I LOVE them!!
Christmas from MIL -- I didn't have any - and what girl doesn't need a fabulous pair of pink heels?!
Christmas from MIL-- needed NICE red heels. I use to have hooker-ish red heels that were patent red and NOT comfortable...I finally gave them up about a year ago when I realized that I NEVER wore them because they were so uncomfortable
Necessity for Christina's wedding
Necessity for my sister's wedding
replaced the blue anniversary shoes that J bought me that didn't fit
Now I know I have another problem -- I can rationalize each unnecessary pair of shoes.
Due to some recent events, I am now banned from purchasing shoes...for a while. No I wasn't caught smuggling shoes out of a store in my purse or under my shirt, I just don't need to be spending money on superfluous items.
But I LLOOOOOOVVVVE shoes! I get so much use out of them! Shoes are SUCH a great purchase for me -- I wear shoes every day. =)
This post did show me that I can still acquire amazing shoes through the help of my family who live me and are, apparently, willing to feed my shoe hunger =)
Now this may or may not seem like a lot of shoes in a short period of time. The PROBLEM I have is that I TALK about shoes...a LOT. I share them here; I talk to J about them; I talk to my friends about them; I talk to my family about them; I'm obsessed and I don't want to stop. I can ALWAYS use another pair of shoes.
In order to really kick our butts into gear, J and I are devising a STRICT budget to live on for the time being, which doesn't include a shoe budget. I know in the long run this is the best thing. But right now, I'm pouting. A lot.