I am a sick sick woman. But I just can’t stop. I have an addiction and it’s BAD. The shoes have taken over my dressing room. AND my office. AND the space at the back door AND the space at the front door. There’s shoes in my car (you, know, in case I change my mind about my shoes!) and extra shoes in my gym bag – the gym clothes barely fit in the bag. I can’t have anyone come over, less they fall and trip over the shoes. I’m not asking for help – I’m JUST saying. I probably just need a good cleaning/organizing day.
I mean, it could happen to ANYONE. Right?
For instance, I was just shopping the other day at my favorite place, Covered Boutique in Uptown Minneapolis, minding my own business, when I saw THESE BEAUTIES. I mean, I had seen them tease me on facebook (hello! Try us on! they seemed to sing from the page!) , and I even tried NOT to look. Even when I walked into the store, I didn’t dare look at the shoe corner. But it was like they were calling my name….and the next thing I know, you couldn’t pry them out of my hands if you tried. YEP, they came home with me.
You know how much I love booties, especially suede booties! PLUS, I have the sister pair from last year’s collection, sitting at home, wanting a sibling:
And that’s how it happens. Shoes without a home somehow just FIND their way into mine. But seriously, I need to do something, as I can barely get to my dresser. I tell myself it’s because I’ve been traveling. I barely get my bags unpacked, and I’m packing another bag. It’s a mess because I’ve been traveling. And you know, when you’re in a new town, you want to put your best foot forward – right?
These ones are actually INSIDE the closet. And believe it or not, they’re somewhat grouped by color…
And then there’s this corner….my dog sighs whenever she comes into the room, as she’s trying carefully to find a comfy place to lay down!
This is how I justify my shoe addiction (as if it needed ANY justification, right?)
At least it’s not drugs, gambling or alcohol, right?
Although it’s a holy mess, I LOVE just sitting in my closet in the middle of all these shoes and just GRIN. It’s like a little slice of heaven!
You know, it’s so funny what you turn a blind eye to. After taking these pictures and reviewing them ON THE SCREEN, I realized, I REALLY need to organize this TODAY. These shoes deserve better!
I also realized, my hubby is such a wonderful man. He never criticizes or complains. And when he leaves even just a little but of left over hair from his beard in our sink, I’ll let him know it. The poor man! And then to top it off, the other day, he mentioned that he had plans for a special shoe closet for me next year when we remodel our second floor! Can you believe he’s planning an extra special shoe closet JUST for ME? The man of my dreams! Until then, I guess I’d better organize this mess for my own sanity – and make room *in case* other homeless shoes *somehow* find their way into my closet!
What’s your addiction?
Minneapolis fashion blogger, addicted to shoes.
PS – I’m TOTALLY BANANAS over shoes!