I went shoe shopping the other day. I brought home two pairs of high heels. Hubby says, “You didn't used to like shoes so much. What happened?”
I know I tilted my head like a puppy hearing a funny noise. And then I reminded him about my close first-name relationship with the Italian shoe guy in Germany — the man would set shoes aside in my size, and then whisk them out for me whenever I came in. I bought several nice pairs of Italian leather shoes. *sigh*
But when we moved to Hawaii, I gave up shoes. I wore flip-flops, or slippahs as they're called there, for three years. I am now back to living where I need shoes. Hence my shoe-shopping the other day. And RWA National is coming up; definitely need shoes.
Seems as if I've landed in the right local chapter too. There is a cult of the shoe in Heart of Dixie. I love it. 🙂
The shoe I want is here. I believe it's safe to say I won't be owning this shoe anytime soon. In fact, when I told hubby about it, he gave me the puppy head tilt. And then he said I was crazy, off my rocker, nutso.
Yes, I crave a pair of Christian Louboutins that cost $900. Hubby doesn't think I need them. The good news (I hope they fit right…) is that I've scoured the web and found a pair that look just like that — for under $60. They aren't Louboutins. But if you see me wearing them in San Francisco, let's just pretend like they are. 🙂
Any shoe fetishes to report? Designer clothing? Other expensive things that seem a bit frivolous? (Yes, I can't imagine WHY that shoe costs 900 bucks, but it's a lovely thing. Nude heels are all the rage, you know.)
Hmm…. I think I’d like these. They’re $25 cheaper, too. Of course, I’d have to spend $200 getting a dress to match them.
Hope I did that right. Maybe we can just spray the soles of some cheaper shoes red?
And yes, welcome to the Shoe Cult. Soon you’ll find yourself ordering a $100 pair and thinking – wow, what a great deal! It’s a sickness.
Oooh, SP, those are pretty!! You should see the Louboutin boots. $1500 for a nice pair of suede knee high boots. I want those too.
This is an awesome link for looking at CL shoes and boots. I’m with you on the red spray paint. Maybe we can fake it. I hope the shoes I’ve got coming look as good as I hope. They’re patent nude, but that’s okay. They look the same otherwise. Now if only the fit is right.
Cult of the Shoe is capped, Lynn. Respect it. Live it. Love it.
Believe it or not, I’m not taking too many pairs of shoes to Nationals this year (I think my record was 11 pairs.) I’ve pretty much planned my wardrobe around my two favorite pairs–a pair of red patent leather peep-toe stiletto pumps and my First Sale shoes (which are beyond fabulous…)
But that doesn’t mean I’m only taking 2 pairs to SF…
I haven’t finished the wardrobe planning yet. (Shh, don’t tell, but I haven’t even started.) But, I just bought the best black peep toe side cutaway stilettos and they are COMFORTABLE. So definitely need those. I have my patent black pointy pumps. Red patent peep toes; red satin peep toes; leopard peep toes. I have the CL lookalike coming. I have a rocking tan stiletto I just got.
I don’t know which ones I’ll bring!!! Wahh!
I’ve decided to let hubby blame HOD and the Cult of the Shoe for my fascination. He doesn’t know (or care) that I didn’t even know any of you that well when I hauled about 9 pairs of shoes to National last year. I wasn’t yet aware of the CotS — I had glimmerings of it, but wasn’t fully aware.
Yes, your FS shoes are fabulous! I tried to tell hubby he could buy me those CL’s when I made my first sale, but he seriously wasn’t getting it. Silly man. Thinks a television would be a better use of the bucks. Sheesh.
DH should buy you those shoes when you sell. What better way to celebrate??
OOhhh… can I change my vote?
Or maybe these.
Hell, I’m not picky…
Sigh. Shoes! My favorite:-) I went shoe crazy a couple of months ago: Baby Phatt, Carlos Santana, Steve Madden. All high heeled. I only wear high heels – and I still live in Hawaii! I don’t wear slippahs cuz they don’t have heels!
Do wish I was going to be seeing you in SF, Lynn!
Ooh, aren’t those gorgeous, SP!? Yes, how can one decide!
Morag! So happy to see you here! And yes, girlfriend, you always wore rocking shoes in Hawaii. 🙂 I was a slippah girl, but you never caved in and always wore the most gorgeous things. 🙂
I will miss you in SF! Wish you could be there too. 🙁 I’ve been thinking about you, even if I was a dimwit and never called. *sigh*