Recently I was inspired by Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes to create my own shelves of shoes.
This is because most of my shoes still hide in boxes and I really cannot remember what shoes I own as I do not wear them enough. For work, I am usually in flats or sneakers- yeah I know, boring.
When I unpacked them, I realized how blessed I was to have shoes from every shade under the sun (ok, I do have many black shoes…) and heels of varying heel heights. I could not believe how many pairs of shoes I don’t actually wear. What a waste! A large number of them I haven’t even worn yet and many I barely even wear once a year. I am determined to wear more of my heels and not abandon them in boxes.
I had been searching for book shelves on Ebay without much luck. However my beautiful Mom found 3 identical white book shelves from a car boot sale for me when I told her my woes. Thank you Mom! So here you are – my shoes, ex boxes! I tried to group them in colours and styles- tell me what you think.
I can still remember the first time I wore heels- I had to hold on to the wall to keep my balance. My advice for heel novices is to start low and work your way up.
I have a good balance of vintage and designer heels. 50% are vintage and 50% are from favourites such as Repetto, Chloe, Marc Jacobs (see above), MMM, Miss Sixty, Midas, Country Road and Bally. You may even see my satin white peep-toe wedding shoes with bows. Even though I don’t own any Pradas, Ann D’s or Miu Mius, I am grateful for my mediocre shoe collection. I have vowed to treat them well, care for them and to wear them more!
I have to say, I do have shoe envy when I gaze upon Jane’s ‘sea of shoes’. She has a wonderful collection. I love how she has placed them in differing heights. Having them displayed like this really helps with my indecisiveness.