Can a girl have too many shoes?
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I've spent a few hours here and there cleaning my room recently and in every box and every hidy-hole, I seem to find a pair, or a long lost half a pair of shoes lurking.
I don't buy shoes that often (or so I tell myself) but I seem to have acquired a rather large collection that I've totally forgotten about. What makes it worse is that most have never seen the light of day more than once, if ever!
I've been really good this year and put myself on a spending ban when it comes to make up and beauty products. I've been using up all the half bottles of shampoo and conditioner I had lying about and trying out samples from magazines I've collected, which has really shown me how much money I have been wasting when nipping to the shops and picking up things because they're half price, or new.
There are things that I've run out of and had to re purchase, but over all, project "Laura needs to use up all the things she has" has been going really well. I've been reading other blogger's conquests with their "use up" projects and it's been really inspiring and motivating.
Back to the shoes, I tend to have a few pairs of 'everday' shoes that I wear to work which get worn out and replaced every few months so I don't really count these. They're well loved and well used :)
But then there are the many, many pairs of sandals and heels that I buy,forget that I own and then repurchase again and again. The thing is, I don't really get the chance to wear fancy shoes very often, so why I keep fooling myself into thinking I'll get great wear out of these shoes so I MUST buy them, I don't know.
The weather has been rubbish this year, and I'm on my feet all day at work so sandals aren't practical, and I physically can't walk in heels for longer than 3 minutes without getting blisters or sore feet :(
I tend to file away my new shoes for safe keeping, and then forget that I own them, so as I said before, when I do get the chance to go out in heels, off I trot to the shops to buy some, ignoring the fact I have ones sitting in the bottom of a box in my room somewhere.
So this is my plan; to find all the lost shoes I own, and wear them.
Please tell me i'm not the only one suffering from 'too many shoes' syndrome?