Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Let's Talk About Shoes

Since I have sewer's block, I thought I'd talk about something else dear to my heart: shoes!

I'm addicted to shoes. There, I said it. Actually, I've said it before and quite recently ... but let me be clear, I don't seek help!

A few months ago, I bought 80 plastic shoe boxes from The Container Store so that I can organize and better preserve them. Many of my shoes are purchased from T.J. Maxx; others are from Zappos and occasionally, from other stores. A few pairs are older, dating back to the mid 90's. There was a great shoe store In Chicago on Michigan Avenue called The Season's Best. Their prices dropped regularly. I would walk past on my way home from work and "follow" shoes that I wanted until they dropped to a price I could afford (which wasn't much then). Do any Chicagoans know if that store is still there?

As part of getting them all organized, I thought I'd take pictures and share here in case any of you are shoe-aholics like me. One can never look at too many shoes. I'll post a few pairs every time I do it. Maybe getting this done will help me get my sewing mojo back... I'll be thinking of what to make to match my shoes!

Report Signature - These are new. The fabric upper actually has a light gold metallic in the weave. It is lined in leather and has a sassy zipper on the back heel. The lower strap is leather. These are delicious and I cannot wait to wear them!



Liz Claiborne - Deep purple suede with black patent leather and ribbon lacing. I love purple and these have a witchy feel to them. Positively FUN and yes, I wore them on Halloween!

Steve Madden - Black patent leather loafer pumps. I love the chunky heel and bronzy buckle.



Franco Sarto - Ivory patent leather with holes, bow and gold trim! Positively girly with vintage flair! They're GREAT with polka dot dresses!


"I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes." Oprah Winfrey

11 comments:

Marybeth said...

Nice! I like the purple ones best...

When Ladies Dressed said...

Thanks!...

...and I also want to say what an air-head I've been. I accidently had "moderate comments" switched on. I must of have done it a while back when I was trying to figure out how to edit a strange comment by somebody soliciting something "not nice."

I've gone back and updated w/ comments! I appreciate all of my readers so very much! Signed, Me - the Airhead.

Kathi said...

I am so jealous!! I wear AAA or AAAA shoes - they just aren't as cute!! Sometimes, SOMETIMES I can manage to make AA shoes fit, but not often and definitely not with any comfort. My mother wears size 7M and gets super cute shoes on sale for next to nothing on sale all the time. It just isn't fair.
I also like the purple ones best!!

Debi said...

Great collection! I like the purple ones and the white ones best!!! Great idea for blog postings!

Twill Jill said...

Saw you on Sew Retro. I LOVE the polka dot shoes. I have far too many shoes to bother with boxes. I took those over-the-door plastic shoe organizers (that hold about 5 pairs) and hung them along my bedroom wall. I love waking up every moring and seeing my Wall of Shoes. Very fun post - I also find shoes to be "delicious".

glorm said...

Nice collection of shoes.

I had wondered what I had said, several posts back, that would cause you to not post it. LOL. Your post at PR explained.

You will get your sewing mojo back.

Bex said...

gorgeous shoes! It just brings home to me that I haven't bought a pair in 5 months and the ones I bought 5 months ago were flat! I need new heels, like now!!!!

Carol said...

Looking forward to seeing more of your shoes. These are all lovely. I quite like chunky heeled pumps, too. I have a few pairs and I really like the look. Very 70's.

Trudy Callan said...

All great shoes.

When Ladies Dressed said...

Thank you all so much!!!

And Glorm, I'm so sorry! I just feel stupid!

Lynda said...

I love love love your new shoes.., as a woman with over 380 pair,I feel your pain...Hey, if all else fails, do like I did and tell your husband to build you a separate shoe/handbag closet!!!