Monday, December 7, 2009

It's not shoe, it's me...


As my wardrobe gets larger and my apartment continues to stay the same size; donating, selling, and giving away clothing and accessories has become essential. After successfully selling 2 pairs of heels on eBay recently, I decided to take a long hard look at my shoe collection. I dragged shoebox after shoebox out from under my bed. Not surprisingly, but quite embarrassingly, there were several pairs that I had forgotten about...

Last weekend, I photographed a few pairs of "forgotten shoes" with the intent of posting them on eBay. They all looked so nice through the lens of my camera... As I took shot after shot, I started to wondering what went wrong. Maybe I should give them another chance... They really are gorgeous shoes. Do they deserve to be auctioned off?



But the truth is, when putting together an outfit every morning, these shoes never made the cut. It's not that I don't like them— I mean, I was in love with them at one point— I just have other, similar pairs I like more. We had a beautiful time together, but it was only one day, and I'm a different person now. You know, maybe we were never meant for each other in the first place...



It's really hard letting things go, but I'd rather have these shoes get the love and wear they deserve from a new owner, than sit under my bed until they go out of style. I wish them all the happiness in the world, as they step into the next phase of their lives.



(Forgotten shoe photos: © Littlehouse of Style; From top, Stuart Weitzman patent pumps, Cole Haan platform sandals, Cole Haan pumps, and Stuart Weitzman patent pumps again)


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

As your boyfriend, I find this post extremely unnerving. Although I have to say, I didn't know that you could actually part with a pair of shoes, so that gives me hope....

xoxo
You Know Who

Catherine said...

There's enough room in my heart for my shoes AND you. ; )

Dejana • shopsterium.blogspot.com said...

You should get rid of them, trust me, you'll feel better. I do a regular closet clean-up and donate all that stuff to the salvation army. Feels great, and you get extra room in your closet for new things :)

Amy Whitaker said...

Dress for Success would be so psyched!

http://www.dressforsuccess.org/

Catherine said...

Great idea, Amy! I will definitely do that.