Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Name is Ashley and I am a Shoe-aholic

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

Gray Boots
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.


♥ Marcy ♥ said...

I LOVE ALL OF YOUR SHOES! Pshhhh it's a total girl thing and I deem (is that even a word?) everyone neccessary!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love them all! :) And they're all totally necessary!

Young and Fabulous said...

i need to invest in a fabulous pair of pink heels

i am saving for leopard Louboutons..I am freakin dying for those babies!

i agree that shoes are a great purchase because we wear them EVERY DAY!!

im sorry about your strict budget BUT..at least you have 8 sexy heels to get you through it!!


J and A said...

Love them all! I hear ya, I am always like I need these for this and these for this... :)

Michelle (michabella) said...

GIRL! I am right there with you!!! Though mine is more of a Jessica Simpson heel obsession. I have to seriously talk myself out of buying them. It's bad.

I ADORE those Kate Spade heels!!!!

Unknown said...

Wow, you are a shoeaholic but good thing you like CUTE shoes. Umm, can I have those boots? They are to die for!

Café Moka said...

I wish I had all of your shoes! Great collection!!! The pink heels are so cute, I want them!!!

Michelle said...

I love them ALL! Plus some were gifts and some were necessity, so that's okay!

Happy Tuesday! xoxo

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Mrs. Nix said...

Have you ever seen the movie "In Her Shoes"? My favorite line from it is this...

"I get something out of them! When I feel bad I like to treat myself. Clothes never look any good... food just makes me fatter... shoes always fit."


B F said...

I love the sparkly shoes!!!!

Katie said...

and to think I thought I had a problem! haha jk :) I love them all and you make me feel better about my love of shoes!

MLD said...

I got 5 pairs two weekends ago.. I will look into finding a meeting or support group for us to attend!

Unknown said...

Your sparkly shoes.. Well I got those in hot pink for my wedding day <3
I love shoes too. I have way to many pairs :)

Anngela said...

Since half of them were gifts/for a wedding you're safe :) I love the pink, mustard and white pairs--and of course the gray boots, they are so comfy :)
I'm pretty sure my 60+ purse/wallet/clutch collection is out of control to some, but not to me!!!

westcoastsoul said...

You have such great taste in shoes :D

Courtney said...

I love all of your shoes! They are all so fun!! My question is, how do you store them?

Pink Champagne, Gatorade, and MRE's said...

you can never have too many shoes!

Nicole said...

hehehe... I like shoes too... but I had to cut them out :(

capperson said...

A girl can never have to many shoes! I'm a shoeaholic also. I got six pair or more for Christmas and have atleast brought 6 pairs since. My dad alway asks why I have perfect shoes to match my outfits and he's a guy so he just doesn't understand but my response is always "because I buy the shoes and then find something to match them"!

I loe all of your shoes!!

Faith said...

i think shoes are the best addiction to have! in your defense, i blame your family! haha. :)

Anonymous said...

I adore this post! You are too funny :) Love your taste in shoes- every single pair! Good luck with the budget :)

Jessica and Stephan said...

I love shoes too! Problem is, I have a tom boy side of me so sometimes I get stumped on how to match them to an outfit, especially with skirts and dresses!

Lindsay said...

Those champagne ones are my favorite!!!

I feel like you can totally justify each of these pairs, they're all different colors/looks. It's not like you bought 8 pairs of black heels! But then again, I have a borderline shopping issue so I'm probably not the best person to give advice on the subject lol

redwhitebride said...

I have and love that last yellow shoes! :) don't worry, ashley... you're not alone.

Megan said...

Hey, most of them were gifts, so that's totally okay! Haha!! Love the pink heels!

Jesica said...

All I can say is that each and every one of those shoes is DIFFERENT, and that's ALL that matters =) As long as you're not buying 12 different pairs of black pumps I think the shoe thing is totally in control! PS. I love all of those!