I need, some new stilettos, can’t walk, down the street in those, you are, who you wear it’s true, a girl’s just as hot as the shoes she choose
I used to have an addiction to shopping. But after the mother paid off my credit card for the 3rd time and part of my student loan (all spent on clothes mainly) I decided it was time to stop acting like a fashion whirlwind and get smart about how I spent my money.
So I developed an addiction to private sale sites instead (well Cocosa mainly). But again this has been a nightmare and has not helped my bank balance in any way. As anyone who has ever had an addiction to shopping, the desire for shiny newness added to the potential for bargains is likely to equal purchasing disaster.
Not only has my spending gone up, I now have a walk in wardrobe (aren’t I lucky? the boy gets the boiler cupboard) full of very expensive clothes that either a) don’t fit or b) I am loathed to send back because they are too pretty and a designer label and I have to keep them. Have to.
Like the Nina Ricci ‘Jackie O’ sunglasses I recently bought from The Outnet. I love them, but seriously, they are far too big. Taking the photo for this post I had to take about 30 snaps to find one that didn’t actually look too ridiculous. But have I sent them back? Oh no. I love them too much.
Or how about my Michael Kors ‘zebras’ (shown here), they are beautiful, but honestly I look like a drag queen in them. I walk like a drag queen in them. I could never walk in platforms before, I had no idea why I thought that Id be able to walk in them just because again they have a designer label.
I think I need an Ebay account. But it’s painful. I want to keep these things. Maybe I could use them as ornaments on my sideboard, or on the new shelves I am getting for my bedroom. We have a guitar taking pride of place in the living room so why can’t I display my beloved items as well?
The other problem is that these sites have introduced me to labels I would never have considered before. Like Chloe. Not See by Chloe which I adore, but the real thing. Or Charlotte Olympia shoes, or Mui Mui. Or Marc Jacobs. But mainly Christian Louboutin… and oh YSL. I want some Tributes so badly. But they are platforms and I know I won’t be able to walk in them, but they’d look so good on my shelf.
But I mainly love Christian Louboutin. I own just one pair (ok, two, I bought another pair yesterday, oops) which have been worn approximately once. On the day I bought them in Paris. I’m scared of damaging them so much that they have been in the box ever since. I have promised myself that I will wear my new wedges more and hang the cost of replacing the red soles.
Beautiful things are there to be worn after all. Even if they cost as much as a sofa. Or a flight to Paris. Although if I did get a flight to Paris I would only buy more shoes.