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The Challenge of a Shoe Addict

ShoesIf there’s one area of my closet that I am willing to admit is obscene, it’s my shoe collection. Notice that I say collection as I consider that each pair was added to the collection with specific reason (even if the reason was, “I just like them.”) But with so many pairs, I think it’s time to take action. I try my best to give them each a chance to shine once or twice a year, but lately I find that for one reason or another particular styles continue to collect dust. In an attempt to prove the cost was worth it, I’ve devised a plan to wear a different pair each day, until the entire collection has all been worn. Not only will this be my style challenge over the next few months, but it’ll give me great perspective over the needs and no’s of the addiction for future buying and current trading.

ShoesTo start, let me give you a quick introduction to my shoe closet. Yep, shoe closet. I took all my clothes out of the closet and placed them on a rolling rack in order to give space to the shoes. (But I also live in a house from the 40s so closet space is very minimal)

ShoesI will admit I have a few styles that have multiple colors, such as the Lita (or in my case, faux-litas). I also have a few pairs of hiking boots and athletic shoes, in which I’ll leave out of this experiment. But all “fashionable” sneakers will be included.

So today, Tuesday October 30th, 2012 marks day 1. I’ll update every two weeks or so, on the progress, the outfits and realizations I come about through this adventure.

ShoesI’m kicking off this experiment with my favorite pair of boots. Frye Campus talls, a staple for any “Buffalo” girl’s closet. I’m 99% positive these are from the 60’s or 70’s due to the thick sole. This style is still produced by Frye but the soles and leather are much thinner. I believe I bought them from Buffalo Exchange Tucson (Central) for $55 a few years back. By far the most comfortable boot I’ve ever owned and they go with everything!

ShoesCheck back in two weeks to see the progress!

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but shoes are certainly more noticeable.

-Stephanie, Buffalo Exchange Tucson & Shoe Addict Extraordinaire.