A Shoe Dilemma.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I am so torn. I just can't decide if I should get the Pink Petal Louboutins. I clearly want them. I just can't decide if I actually need them (I use that term extremely loosely here). I thought if I actually looked at my shoe collection as a whole then maybe I could make up my mind, but alas I am still at a loss. 

Now I have never been one to think it important or necessary to amass a large shoe collection. Like the rest of my wardrobe I try to buy "pieces" that can be worn a number of different ways and I try to buy high enough quality items that I will continue to love them for their every wear. 

Here is my current "collection."*

  1. White converse sneakers (my everyday shoes)
  2. Hunter wellies (an absolute necessity for this New England winter)
  3. Brown Coach riding boots (my favorite purchase from last fall)
  4. Bronze haviana flip flops.
  5. Mystique turquoise sandals.
  6. Michael Kors gladiator heels.
  7. Marc by Marc Jacobs black patent leather platform heels.
  8. My Christian Louboutins (oh I still love them)
  9. Black Tory Burch flats.
  10. Steve Madden leopard print flats (I never wear them but they are too cute to toss). 
  11. Not pictured (by accident) a silver pair of Jimmy Choos on loan from my sister in law. 
So that's it. Looking at these now I can see that I clearly need a pair of black leather flat boots. I also definitely need those gladiator sandals that are somewhere in Kansas right now, but do I need the Louies? 

I can't make up my mind. So I need some swaying. I'm going to put up a poll so you can let me know what you think. 

Yes, I don't need them (again I use that term loosely) but I still really really want them. Help me!

* Missing are the new Sam Edelson black/white snakeskin gladiator flats which are still in route, and my gym and tennis (for actual tennis) shoes which were not worthy of being in the same photograph as the former Louboutins

10 comments :

The Missus said...

That is a very respectable collection there! You, like me, are a shoe lover... Yet, we do not have an obscene amount of shoes because we buy what we love and will actually wear.

I think you should get the Louies.

notSupermum said...

That's a modest collection of shoes, and you don't have anything else similar to the pink beauties you crave. If you think you will wear them and get pleasure from them, then why not?

Sarah G. said...

Honestly, I think that you do need them. While your collection is undeniably great, it is somewhat on the practical side. You need a little pink, a little petal...you deserve these shoes!

Miss Lady Finger said...

Wow, that is one modest shoe collection! No winter shootie heels? No Keds ballet slips? No casual leather sandals? No high black winter boots? Such a minimal collection - sigh! I wish I could be more restrained when it came to shoes!
Hmmmmm, I actually don't think you 'need' the Louboutins. Where would you wear them? How much would you wear them? They're very pretty, but I just don't see you wearing them much! Better to put the $ into some lovely French style black knee length boots for winter Sorry! x

Anonymous said...

"will you wear them?" that seems to be the biggest question. of course not everyday, but out to dinner, to parties, etc? i could see a lot of potential opportunities to wear them in the spring and summer. if you'll wear more than once or twice, then i think you should get them. if not, then i would probably get something different

Anonymous said...

"will you wear them?" that seems to be the biggest question. of course not everyday, but out to dinner, to parties, etc? i could see a lot of potential opportunities to wear them in the spring and summer. if you'll wear more than once or twice, then i think you should get them. if not, then i would probably get something different
-bri

Julie Q said...

i'm sorry i'm still just drooling over your current shoe collection.

but my motto is to buy them or else you'll regret it and think about them all the time ;)

that girl? said...

Get them, get them, get them!!! To turn around when youre old and grey and say you owned a pair of pink petal louboutins will keep you glowing! If you dont get them you'll regret it and knowing you, I know you'll find plenty of opportunities to wear them! I am impressed with the petite-ness of your shoe collection and will not be showing that photo to Other Half! My collection is somewhat larger (and thats all Im saying!) but they're all loved and worn frequently!

Miss Lady Finger said...

Eeeek! I have been outvoted! But maybe I'm being swayed over to the dark (get them!) side anyway.....oooh I just don't know now!
You need to post a pro's and con's list - and then another list for all the occassions you'll wear them. Then we'll all be able to make a better, informed decision huh? xx

Yummy Mummy said...

Ohhh I'm still so undecided. The Husband added a little more incentive for me not to get them which I will discuss tomorrow. I agree though, my shoe collection does need a bit more girth and spice. I'm thinking the pro con list is a good idea and will be coming very soon!