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shoemanic

30 Nov

lovelies, i need to confess that i have a shoe addiction.
the thing that gives me great strength, is knowing that i am not alone with my condition.
but at least i’ve come to admitting it. that’s the first step, isn’t it?

i honestly don’t know how many pairs of shoes i own. but i do know that it’s still in the double digits… i think… no, it is. maybe i should get down to counting them some day. but then again i might really freak out and recoil in horror at the sheer number of shoes that will be laying around the floor.
ah i dream of the day, when i can have a whole room just for my shoes. or a room big enough to fit my shoes and my clothes. just looking at some of the shoe closets of some celebrities makes me want my own even more!
take a look:

rachel zoe’s shoe closet

khloe kardashian’s shoe closet (that’s not even all of it!)

christina aguilera’s closet (home to about 750 pairs!)

just wow, right?
i can fit in my closet just about the shoes needed for spring/summer and fall/winter respectively. it has a couple of top shelves that are really high up, so i stow away the unseasonal ones up there. however, it is still a bit of a pain, because i do have to really wedge every pair in there, and stack them on top of eachother…  here is a picture of my closet during spring/summer. you can actually see my timberlands and winter sneakers in the top part, below and behind them are boots and uggs.

not much space left…

of course it doesn’t help that i wear a size 41- my shoes are by default quite big! that is probably a reason why i do have so many shoes, because my size is a bit harder to find, when i do spot one that fits, i pounce!
i made a bet with myself, that for the whole month of october i wouldn’t shop for anything. ruthlessly nothing. and you know what? i did it! i went an entire month without buying so much as a t-shirt, nothing! i rewarded myself by buying a pair of shoes in the first november week. bam!

so pretty, couldn’t just leave them. no.

now that i’ve shared my main addiction (yes, there’s a couple of minor ones that involve bags and jeans…), i want to hear from you! what can’t you resist buying?

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january sales steals!

17 Jan

i just came back from new york, the big apple, the concrete jungle where dreams are made- and i was overwhelmed!

it’s bigger, flashier, more glamorous and just much much more than i had expected in my wildest dreams!

needless to say, i splurged in the post-holiday sales, and i just managed to find space for my new things in my (already overflowing) closet… in the next couple of days, i’ll post pictures of my bargains, which included Hervé Leger dresses, Stuart Weitzman ballerinas, and other goodies, that are so much more expensive in europe!

on my second and third day back, just to get adjusted and overcome my jetlag, i went shopping! the end of year sale was still on, and even if it wasn’t as fresh, i still managed to find a couple of steals!

the first stop was my beloved h&m, at which i found a casual navy racerback tank dress for 1(!!!) euro, a white t-shirt to add to my basics collection… the two items i am most happy about are a beautifully colored denim shirt (i was looking for a nice one since i read Karen’s blog post), and a checkered flannel shirt from the men’s section (think abercrombie meets europe)

next stop was mango… the thing with mango, is that sometimes i find really great stuff, but other times, i really have a hard time even liking their things… i don’t know if i’m the only one with this problem- somewhat strange! in any case, this time i was lucky in finding beautiful beige suede ballerinas with black leather details, for an absolute steal!

my last destination for the day was zara! i absolutely love love love zara… i could seriously always find something there, be it just a top, shoes or a pair of pants- zara consistently delivers! i had to really control myself not to grab things left and right, and focus on what i need or don’t have… as if! my conquest was of course shoes! fabulous patent leather nude platform sandals with gold details, and black textured leather ballerinas – probably the 23rd pair in my closet :)

there, so these are my january sales steals in vienna! i should really stop buying shoes, but it’s like an addiction! i’ll take a picture of my shoe closet for you guys- you’ll know what i mean by addiction :) it’s just that i can’t resist beautiful footwear, and it’s not like i don’t get good use out of them! i made a rule a couple of years ago, not to buy shoes that don’t fit properly… “they will stretch”, “get softer” etc, are all excuses, because deep down, we know they won’t stretch or soften that much to make them comfortable!

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