Face it ladies: we own too many pairs of shoes. We might deny this to boyfriends/girlfriends/parents/bank managers. But it’s ok, we’re all friends here. I won’t tell a soul you admitted it.
While the past couple of years have seen me observing Shoeperwoman’s Shoe Challenge from afar this year I’m actually taking part! ‘citing!
Basically from the day you sign up you have 1 year to wear every pair of shoes you own – any that aren’t worn and ‘saved’ are goners!
I’m quite good at listing things on eBay when the mood takes me but there are some pairs of unloved shoes that have slipped through the net several times – pairs that realistically I don’t/won’t wear but can’t seem to bring myself to get rid of.
This challenge should streamline my shoe collection and help me on my way to building my investment wardrobe (more on that in an upcoming post). So first thing’s first: count your shoes (61 pairs, eek) and take a photo of them all (voilà).
I was going to add the additional obstacle of banning myself from buying any new shoes during the year I take part in this but who am I kidding, I’m no saint.
pleasure |ˈple zh ər| noun: a feeling of happy satisfaction.
So says the dictionary on my Macbook Pro. And who am I to deny myself a feeling of happy satisfaction? Life is just too short, I say.
Are you taking part in the Shoeper Shoe Challenge?
EDIT: I just found 3 more pairs of heels that I forgot to photograph, thereby proving my first sentence! This brings my total to 64 pairs of shoes. How many do you have?
[ It's also just come to my attention that I don't know where my black leather over-the-knee boots are - I'm careless and I'm ashamed! ]