I have curves. I've struggled to dress my body to flatter my pear shape. I've finally learned to work with my dangerous curves. I finally accept that this is MY shape; I've made peace with my body. I encourage other pear shaped ladies to accept and love their shape; it is a beautiful, classic womanly shape.
I'm also a ballroom dance lover. I'll share what I've learned about dressing for dance, competition, ballroom glitter, sparkle and glamour.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
This is Excess...Upcoming Purge!
My last post on essential shoes really made me reconsider my shoe wardrobe.
I do have a shoe passion, but this is excess.
I decided to do a pretty post as a send off for some of my shoes. There are just too many that don't get enough wear to justify them taking up space in my closet. It's just not beneficial to open my closet, gaze at them admiringly, then look forward to the next wearing that probably won't happen for a long time to come.
I heart shoes.
It makes me sick to my stomach that I have been this excessive. It makes me feel guilty, selfish and foolish. Past rampant consumerism at it's worst.
So over the top............
I'm getting rid of several pairs of the shoes pictured here a couple not pictured.
The shoes that I'm purging TODAY are the Sofft leopard mary janes (beautiful but painful after a couple of hours), the burgundy patent Eurosofft mary janes, The green Cole Haan sandals, and the burgundy patent pumps (next to the green Cole Haan sandals). I haven't decided on some of the others, but I will keep those shoes that get fairly regular rotation.
I am keeping the red peep toe pumps, the ivory black two tone pumps, the nude peep toes, the Sofft taupe platforms, the black latin dance shoes (I used them often for dance parties) the suede burgundy Sofft mary janes, the red Tahari loafer pumps, the purple pumps the burgundy kitten heels, the black kitten heel pumps with buckle, the gray pumps and the blue mary janes. That's still a lot of shoes...but all of those get quite a bit of wear. The other shoes not listed as keep or purge are the shoes I'm on the fence about. I haven't worn the navy blue Sofft pumps. I do wear navy pants occasionally, but I had always worn them with black shoes in the past and they looked just fine. OK....I'm adding the navy shoes to the purge list.
I had considered taking them to a consignment shop to make some cash, but I am not going to do that. They are going to Goodwill. I know it doesn't seem to make sense to give them away; but I have decided that the only way to resolve my ill feeling about owning in such excess is to make sure that they go to a place where they can be purchased and loved by someone who is shopping smart and on on a budget.
All of these shoes WERE purchased on clearance and off season, so they were reasonable, but at one time, most of them had a high-ish retail price. I'm giving away some very nice shoes, that don't get the frequent wear that they should. What is the point of having them if they just hang out and look cute.
I am swearing off of shoe purchases for the next year.
I will be looking for some athletic/water shoes, but that's it.