I Must Confess: I love having plenty of shoes.
It wasn’t always so.
Growing up, I was the eldest of four children, being raised by a single mother on the pension. Money wasn’t exactly plentiful; and shoes for four pairs of growing feet really stretched the budget!
For years I wore sneakers (sandshoes? joggers? sports shoes? – whatever you want to call them!) to school – and pretty much everywhere else, especially in Winter.
During Summer, one pair of sandals had to make do for all occasions.
Fast forward a few decades, and I am relishing the opportunity to enjoy more than a couple of pairs of shoes in my wardrobe!
Hubster doesn’t really understand, but thankfully he mostly turns a blind eye to my
ever-growing shoe collection. He’s a good man!
To a bloke, one pair of black shoes is enough. Why does a woman need eight pairs of black shoes? Don’t they all look the same?!
Plenty of (Black) Shoes
But girls understand the finer nuances of shoe business.
Each different occasion, the time of day, the hemline, skirt or trouser choice affects which pair of black shoes is the RIGHT pair. It could be:
- ballet flats;
- fancy thongs;
- low heeled sandals;
- high heeled sandals;
- a court shoe;
- a wedge;
- knee high boots;
- ankle boots.
But … who wants to wear black shoes all the time? Not me!
All the Colours of the Rainbow!
That’s why you’ll also find women love plenty of shoes in all the colours of the rainbow: nude, red, gold, silver, white, bronze, hot pink, turquoise … in a variety of styles for a variety of outfits. Maybe not practical, or for everyday wear – but just to have the choice. What luxury!
Go on – be honest now – how many pairs of shoes do you have?!
Joining Kirsty at My Home Truths for another Monday of I Must Confess.