Friday, September 16, 2011

a basket of shoes




i wanted to do a post to bring this blog back to its roots. which of course means self portraits of me in my bedroom accompanied by anecdotes about how weird i am!  so i have this giant basket that's filled with my shoes.  i mostly don't wear them because, by and large, they're all broken or breaking.  i have never in my life gone to a cobbler but i'm still convinced that ONE DAY i will get them all fixed.  also i wanted to show you a picture of  my most prized possession.  the gold lettering on the insides is all but disappeared from a previous owner's wear but they are still Chanel.  sadly they fall into the "never been worn" category because i'm terrified of breaking them.  i don't even consider myself to be a shoe gal but i'm always wishing i had more and i'm always buying new ones.  what is it with girls and their shoes?

24 comments:

Emily Rose said...

I hear ya sister, I have quite a shoe collection too, but I only wear a few. but I always want more more more! you should deff go to a cobbler, your life will change! you can re-sole shoes like 4 times!! get on that, i'm telling you!

Jacki said...

Another Shoeaholic here I definitely agree with Emily Rose find yourself a good Cobbler and you will wear your High end Shoes with Pride and comfort my favourite Chanel's were given a new lease of life this way and I have had them for nearly 20 Years I used to buy in Recycling Designer Shops before it was Trendy also picked up my treasured Chanel Bag this way :)

mc said...

cute blog! awesome shoe collection too :)

amanda said...

i never consider myself a shoe gal, i try and keep my collection around 15 pairs. but i always seem to covet new ones. there is something about it. i'll have an outfit ready to go and then i'll think, 'but what if i had those shoes,,,,' oh well. i love these pics :)

vintageveggie said...

haha i too have a large collection of broken shoes that i can't seem to get rid of. i do often try to get mine fixed but it's been my experience that once they've broken they are never the same and don't stay fixed very long.

the chanel's are beautiful. i have a prized vintage dior slip that i have never worn because i'm scared i'll tear it.

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Love this post! I have a fair sized collection and there may be a couple that I have never worn. But there are always new styles that I want to try. You seem to have lots of beautiful pairs.
XOXO

Jo said...

The first photograph is absolutely breathtaking <3 You have the most amazing eyebrows!

x
Lost in the Haze

Liz said...

i just wanted to let you know that i also have a basket of shoes. seriously, a straw basket of shoes that i refuse to let go of, which is one more reason why i <3 you :)

Just a lazy morning said...

love love these pics!!
xoxo

Anonymous said...

The self portraits along with your anecdotes were always and are still my favorite part of your blog. <3

April said...

<3 Love this. I'm the same way. . . I'm convinced I'll wear everything one day!

Phara said...

I know the feeling, just bought three new pairs last week... I haven't got any space left in my room to put them all ^^
X

Christina said...

haha! I don't know...I've resorted to displaying my most un-sensible shoes around my living room as decor.

Please please please take your shoes to the cobbler! It's so worth it. I've been able to hang onto my best thrift finds for years now by investing that extra 20 dollars or so to make them last...

zoƫ, lion heart vintage said...

cobbler's are THE BOMB. i have been pleasantly surprised by their expertise on so many occasions... especially with really well made vintage shoes that just need a few things fixed. it's the well made shoes that are worth fixing up! PS your collection looks INCREDIBLE.

islabell said...

Oh hell yeah those channels would have stolen my heart too. Its so hard to wear those precious pairs on their last legs. I've been to the cobbler a bunch, sometimes it feels silly spending more on repair than on the thrifted pair them self.

Lolo said...

Lovely photos!
And lady you have a lot of shoes! ;) haha. I tend to wear mine to death - like beyond repair and then I have to throw them out.

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Joy said...

Wow that is a beautiful pair of shoes.

rachel said...

hahaha glad you took us back to your roots.
I mean, someday you WILL get them fixed, right?

nesha said...

i have a similar shoe situation, and every time i consider clearing them out i just can't bring myself to do so! ha!

Dulcie said...

These are my favourite sort of posts; effortlessly beautiful and full of intimacy. And the basket is such a clever idea for shoes! xx

Sanity Notebook said...

There must be psychoanalytic studies on girls and their shoes :p

TE AMO,
J
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Daydreamer said...

I have the same problem.I love all of them but I wear only few...:)

Kimi said...

Just started reading your blog- I have this exact same problem- a basket full of broken shoes, and nice shoes that I'm afraid to wear because they're so nice. Love your blog and store:).xxkimi

Yumiko S pepe said...

SO CUTE !!!

LOVE CHANEL × YOU!!


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