Saturday, June 09, 2007

IF THE SHOE FITS


Today's Photohunters theme is SHOES

This has to be one of my favorite subjects. What is it about shoes? Is it that you can ALWAYS find a gorgeous pair that fits- when none of the slacks that you've been trying on do? Must be. I know that when I go shopping for clothing 9 times out of 10 I come home with nothing but shoes. And besides, they're all so pretty and make the calves look fabulous.

I've included a couple of shots of some of my shoes. These are mostly my spring/summer wardrobe. I did throw in a couple of my cowboy boots for good measure. This does not include most of my casual sandals and flip flops- I don't REALLY consider them proper shoes.

I recently read that the AVERAGE woman owns 27 pair of shoes and spends an average of $277.00 a year on shoes. Can this be right?
Imelda Marcos I'm not- but, getting there.




Geez, this is a bit embarrassing. I think I need a 12 step program.
Now on to the handbags!

If the shoe fits, it's too expensive.

41 comments:

Crooked Eyebrow said...

They are all really cute too!

letha said...

I keep wanting to say OMG when I see so many shoes but then I think how many pairs I have.

For me it just doesn't look so many because they are all over the house and my bedroom floor lol

tegdirb92 said...

wow, I love the animal print shoes. Great job on the shots.

Jenn in Holland said...

oh, me too! Handbags!
Love your shoe shots, you've got quite a collection!

YA said...

Wow, look at those shoes...lol

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

my word! honey that's a lot of shoes! ha ha

smiles, bee

SJ said...

Wow! That's a lot of shoes! But I have to say, I have just as many, if not more!

Awesome! I love shoes!

Linda said...

I guess I'm not the average woman as I never spend money on shoes if I can help it and I probably own less than 12 pair! My mother on the other hand is a different story and I always tease her about being the Imelda Marcos of Connecticut!

Heart of Rachel said...

I love your shoe collection. I'm also fond of handbags. Buying a lovely handbag always gives me a natural high. :)

tray said...

wow. that's a whole lot of shoes. i always joke around saying that i'm the 'anti-girl'.. and i have more computer equipment and electrical 'gadgets' than shoes... which is VERY true. :-) you should see my closet. 5 pairs of shoes.. and then a huge basket of connector cables... cords... adapters... extra/old mice, keyboards... etc.

Akelamalu said...

I'll come with you to Shoes Anon, my wardrobe is much the same! LOL

I love those brown toe post sandals with the butterfly front - what size are they? Pass 'em over when you're fed up with them please. :)

Jessica Morris said...

WOW!! You own some GREAT shoes!! I'd love to be your 'hand me down to' person!!! The boots are especially nice!! I want to get myself a pair!! Do you wear your boots often?

PastorMac's Ann said...

Wow! That's quite a collection! I'm WAY below average. Great choice for The Hunt.

Pat said...

Oh my - look at all of those shoess!!! I think I have a lot too but because they are just kind of shoved in my closet, you can never tell how may are there.

Happy Weekend!

maiylah said...

lol ... i always crack up when Imelda Marcos and shoes crops up ... she was our former president's wife. ;)
guess i'm not your average woman ... like tray, i think i own more gadgets than shoes! ;-P
lovely post!

Gattina said...

I am certainly not part of shoe women ! I only have shoes I need and anyway I never look at shoes ! you could stay with me for 20 years in slippers and I wouldn't even see it !

jams o donnell said...

Almost as many as my other half, but hers are mainly Converses! Great pics!

Lynn said...

I'm a shoe woman too. I understand the compulsion to have all these shoes. Lol. :)

Barbara H. said...

That's quite a collection! I must be well below average.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Dragonheart said...

Wow, lots of shoes! My mom mostly has lots of running shoes. She has super-wide feet, so can't wear a lot of very pretty, feminine shoes.

PowersTwinB said...

yeap, looks like a problem...not you buying them, just storing them! lol..Great photo! Thanks for visiting my photo today!

Sue said...

Wow! That is a great collection!

Montserrat said...

Nice collection. I have to limit my shoes to a certain few. I have six girls, so I have to set the example. Can you imagine what my house would look like if we all had that many shoes?

jac said...

those are all some luscious shoes! thanks for visiting my first photo hunt post!

Imma (Alice) said...

I am no where near "average", lol. I have 2 pair of shoes that I bought on sale this spring as I desperately needed some, and 2 pair of athletic shoes (we used to call them runners) now that I work out in the gym (one pair was given to me recently). I usually just wear boots, and you can see 2 of the 3 pair I wear on todays post.

Everyone is invited to my blog to see my take on todays theme. Hope to see you there.

http://iwasborn2cree8.blogspot.com

eastcoastlife said...

Wow! What a great collection of shoes! You sure do look good whenever you go out! :)

MommyBa said...

Lots of shoes in your closet and beautiful pairs at that. I used to have a closet full of shoes but recently decided that I can do with just a couple. It's still more than 10 but at least it's not a closet full.

Happy weekend!

fibrate said...

Wow, what a collection! I'm getting there too...:)

Incog & Nito said...

Oh that is great. I really must organise my shoes better in our WIR, they are all over the place. Happy weekend.

Crystal said...

Wow, that is a lot of shoes!

Pato & Pearl said...

Wow.. a whole lot of shoes there..and soooo neat...I'm just impressed! One for any occassion...let me guess...still counting??..:)

Pearl

Hummie said...

You are SO organized! that is WAY more shoes than I have ever had!

Barbara said...

Amazing! What size do you wear? Ever have a yard sale?:) These shoes look like so much fun!

evalinn said...

Looking forward to the handbags! :-)

Mike M said...

Shoes???

I have to pair. The wife hates them both.

-0-0-

tasra said...

Wow! That is quite a collection. Not sure I'm ready to do that with my shoes. They're so spread out across the house that I don't think I even realize how many I have!

Thanks for stopping by!

steve said...

NEXT WEEK I'M GOING TO BUY A THIRD PAIR OF SHOES (WEARABLE).
How many pairs should a fella own any way...to run with this bunch? I doubt three is enough, but if ya'll will explain the rules and let me know the minimum accepted number, i will gladly post a picture of my shoes as soon as I reach that number.

Annelisa said...

I'm not good with clothes or shoe shopping, but shoes are probably my worse... I've got quite wide feet, so it's so disheartening seeing a pair I like, only to find they haven't got it in my size :-(

I read a very touching story about shoes while going round the blogosphere looking at Dona Nobis Pacem posts... worth a read (not one you see every day)

I can't be an average woman... let's see, I have trainers for walking and work, a pair of heels I never wear, a pair of sandals and some DM's. That's it! Oh well, one day I'll find some wide shoes that don't make my feet look like plant pots stuck on the end of my legs! :-)

Mother of Invention said...

I'm with Annelisa! I have size 11 barges and wide! I own 3 pairs..hiking bots, runners, and sandals..I can't get dainty shoes since I have to fit in a big honkin' orthotic. I really hate it as I used to be able to wear all kinds of shoes before I developed a major toe joint problem which left it permanently huge and sore!

kittycatpaws said...

meeoooowwwwww-eeeeeeeee!

now THIS is a post i can sink my feet, oops - I mean CLAWS into......oooo ......this kitty cat could spend days hangin' out in your sparkly closet - closed eyes and purring all the while.......ahhhhhh........a girl after my own .....umm......my own..........kitty cat heart???

any catnip around ???? i think i might need to be revived .......

miss u gewels .....mucho grande (ha)

xxxxx and hugs

Paul Champagne said...

$277.00 a year on shoes? That can't be right ... my wife spends much more than that.