Thursday, February 4, 2010

Get out of jail free cards...?


I decided for my New Years resolution that I would give up buying new shoes for 6 months. Now, this came on the heels of the Barney's sale where I went a little wild, but, still, I'm going to give it a go. I can't stop thinking of the Sex in the City episode where Carrie realizes she has spent what would have been a down payment for an apartment on shoes. "I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!"

Not that I'm as shoe crazy as Carrie (well, maybe), but I could curtail my collecting a bit. Everywhere you turn in my apartment there are shoeboxes hiding!

One of my friends sagely commented, "Six months seems like a long time, what about the Spring collections!" (HIS resolution was to give up smoking. Overachiever).

Well, maybe I can give myself 2 "Get Out of Jail Free cards". . . hmm . . . What would be my picks? Obviously, a pair of Proenza Schoulers. If you haven't noticed, I love the design duo, and their shoes always amaze.




Oh, and Jil Sander's metal heels and platforms! I've been on the search for navy heels . . .



Maybe Christopher Kane's screw-like heels? How great would these look with a classic black cocktail dress?

And Lanvin's classic nude and cream pumps. They would go perfect with a brown shirt dress that I have . . .


And Gianfranco Ferré! What are you doing to me?! You know I'm a sucker for architectural heels!


This is going to be harder than I thought . . .


(Community Chest card parody © Littlehouse of Style, Runway shoes from Style.com)

8 comments:

Style Artisan said...

How funny. These are all amazing shoes!

You said your resolution came "on the heels of the Barney's sale."

Pun intended?

Fashionistable said...

My choice from this selection would be either the Proenza Schoulers (would be torn as to which colour though) and the Lavin classic nude pumps. Happy shopping with your get out of jail free card. But doesnt that mean that once you are out you are free for good......xxx

Sabon said...

Clever Cass..."Now, this came on the HEELS of the Barney's sale." Love word puns :) and those taupe Jill Sander heels are gorgeous. I will make you a Get Out of Jail Free card for those...but no more for you!

That Steve Guy said...

Perhaps this will help your vow:

http://www.ynhh.org/healthlink/womens/womens_6_01.html

I do love this blog, though.

Catherine said...

Too funny, Steve!

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Jade "Purple" Brown said...

the 4th pair of shoes is crazy!if i tried to walk in those i would break my neck!

Grace said...

I too am attempting my own shoe diet, (in fact, shopping diet), but it's not going to well. Reading about these wonderful shoes isn't helping either. Fortunately or unfortunately for me, I live in Sydney where very little goes on sale like it does in the States, so I suppose I'll just have to continue to dream!

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