Read the original shoe challenge (Part 1) here
Do you constantly stare into your closet with a small amount of guilt over the large quantity of clothing or accessories you have? Does the guilt stem from more than half of the items being underappreciated? If you said yes to either of these, then you and I have some similarities. Two weeks ago I challenged myself and my shoe collection. With aprox 100+ pairs, I thought it was time that each pair had a moment to shine. I’m mainly hoping to curve my shoe addiction and come to a realistic understanding of my needs, wants and style.
Day 2. Leopard Forever 21 Loafers. $8 from Buffalo Exchange Tucson (Central)
Day 3. Kimchi & Blue Glitter Booties. $16.50 Buffalo Exchange Tucson
Day 4. Sam Edelman boots. Buffalo Exchange Tucson (Central). It was only day 4 and by this point I was ready to default back to my everyday boots. Which are these babies.
Day 5. Vince Camuto leopard pony hair wedges. One of my current favorite pairs. However they sat in my closet for about 6 months before I wore them for the first time!
Day 6. Lovely People Booties. $45 Buffalo Exchange Tucson (Central). I have never worn these boots since I purchased them 2 years ago… Mainly they’re difficult to walk in with a thin tall heel. But they were always too beautiful to give up. I ended up successfully wearing them for a full day of work and to dinner. These babies are a keeper.
Day 7. Modesta Glitter Smoking Loafers. Buffalo Exchange New Merchandise.
Day 8. Robert Clergerie for Barneys bought on consignment from Buffalo Exchange Tucson East. I’ve also had these for about a year without ever wearing them. I could never figure out what to pair them with, but I found that dressing them down really made them shine.
Day 9. STEVEN by Steve Madden Boots. $25 Buffalo Exchange Tucson (Central)
Day 10. Calvin Klein Moto Boots and a vintage Billy Joel tee! Buffalo Exchange Tucson (Central) $45 boots & $35 tee
Day 11. (Today’s Outfit) C Label Glitter Booties. Buffalo Exchange New Merchandise.
Realizations and Conclusions:
I’ve come to find that I love to default to jeans and a tee, which changes my style perception a bit. I always thought I was a bit more edgy or quirky, but perhaps my style has tamed itself over the years. I’m a bit hesitant about the next few weeks as that I’ve left most of the more challenging pairs for the coming weeks. More than anything I’ve successfully worn a few pairs I possibly never would have otherwise and if the time comes to sell them, won’t feel as guilty. Until next time, cheers my shoe obsessed friends.
-Stephanie, Buffalo Exchange Tucson & Shoe Addict Extraordinaire.