Messy in Fabulous Shoes

Messy in Fabulous Shoes

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I Have Enough Shoes?!?

This morning I was in my closet picking out my clothes for the day and suddenly a realization hit me like a thunderbolt... I have enough shoes. Now I know enough is a relative term and some might say I have more than enough. But I think I simply have, well, enough.

And you should know I have been downsizing. In the past few months I have purged clothing and shoes alike. Purple Heart and Vietnam Vets of America have certainly benefited.  But I also benefited as I took advantage of consigning for the first time. Chic Envy - a fabulous shop - opened a location less than a mile from my house.You can consign 20 items at a time and I couldn't believe they chose 16 of mine. Including some shoes that I just don't wear anymore even though they are still fabulous:

Tahari Ivory/Black Patent

Via Spiga Camel Patent with Ivory Piping

Calvin Klein Micro-Suede Strappy Sandal

It's not that I don't love each of these it's just that I don't wear them so why shouldn't someone else enjoy them (and I'll enjoy the 50/50 split!)? So yes, I think I have enough. I know T is worried that this purge means there will be a later surge but I don't think so. I think I'll just live with what I have for a while. Unless of course something REALLY special catches my eye ;).

Saturday, February 9, 2013

It's a Sign

I don't have any hobbies. Well, unless you count shopping, napping and drinking wine (which I know my gal pal Luanne totally counts!). Oh, and I watch TV and read.  But I don't have hobbies. Like my guy - he golfs, he drag races, he works on cars. I mean, I've scrap booked a few times but that can hardly be called a hobby since I need a cocktail just to get through a session (Every year I make T a homemade Christmas gift. Who knew this was the gift that keeps on giving?!).

So we've been talking about a hobby we can do together and I came up with hiking. Now I have no idea whether or not I will like hiding - especially since I don't like heat or bugs - but I said I'd be willing to give it a try.  We haven't yet but I've got a girls' trip next weekend that may involve hiking if the weather cooperates.

I have a credit at DSW so popped in to see what was available.  And I found this (kinda cute but very comfy) pair of J-41 Trail Blazer sneakers.  On clearance.  And with my rewards certificates they only cost $2.06.  Yep, you read that correctly.

So it's a sign right?  God and/or Mother Nature is telling me I should try hiking.  And if I hate it, I'm only out 2 bucks.  But with these awesome shoes I'll love it, right?  I mean, how can I not?  Especially with a bunch of hysterical girlfriends who believe our reward should be wine, vodka and the like?

Now what hobby do you have?  I've ruled out stamp collecting but am always looking for something new!