I have a shoe obsession! When I moved out of my parents house at 18 to go to college, I had 152 pairs of shoes! I know! Crazy! And I bought every single pair with my own money. My parents had said years ago when the obsession with shoes started "Get a part time job we are not buying your shoes or jeans anymore!" And I did. They didn't! Lol! I don't blame them.
I still have a problem with shoes. But it is better. JD and I have an agreement. When my shoe closets and totes are getting full, any new pair of shoes means that 2 others have to be donated or thrown away (depending on condition). Yes I am a member of Just.Fab! What a great site for a shoe crack addict like myself!
My shoe choice has changed since having babies though. I've down graded my quality. No more Nine West boots at $200 a pop. Now my shoes range from $24.99 to $49.95. Okay every now and again an expensive pair will slip in there, but mostly I try to keep my shoe budget a lot lower than it used to be.
But...now I buy shoes for my girls! Lots of shoes! Lola has a ridiculous number of shoes. Lucy has none!!! How is this possible you ask. Well I have such fabulous shoes from Lola that I've never bought any for Lucy. However, Lucy grew out of the newborn and 0-6 months shoes so fast, she never even got to wear them. Plus I had these awesome Robeez from Lola that were 6-12 months and looked like Uggs. BUT....I've lost them! I have looked everywhere for them to no avail. So Lucy has no shoes. And refuses to keep socks on, making me look like a terrible mom taking her baby out all over town with nothing on her feet when it is -22!
Well I found a woman in my small town through facebook that crochets shoes. I custom ordered 2 pair last week, and they are ready already! Look at these awesome shoes!
How great are these? I am in love. And since I HAD to go shopping today for Lucy clothes...I decided to buy clothes that will look fabulous with her new shoes! Of course I saw some great Robeez at the store that I really wanted to buy. But I've learnt my lesson on having too many pairs of shoes for babies this age. Just wait 2 months and you'll need a new pair as they grow out of them so fast. Lol! I will take some pictures of her in her new outfits and new shoes. A little Lucy fashion show maybe!? :)
*My love affair with Nine West started when I was 17 and bought my first pair of ankle high leather boots in California! I also fell in love with BeBe then!*
** And I have sworn to myself I will never own another pair of Steve Madden's for the rest of my life! His shoes are pure torture for your feet! **
Just my shoe review for you...
*** Oh and if you are ever looking for great boots that still look good in the winter (no salt stains, with no treatment for the leather) Always and I mean Always spend the money and buy Harley Davidson! I've had mine for 5+ years and they still look brand new. I wear them everyday (in blizzard conditions, through pregnancies etc...), and I just bought JD his first pair and he loves them too! ***