M and I have had a busy day, our houseguests are in and settled for the evening, and I have been online stress shopping. Shoes, my nemesis. I cannot help it – shoe shopping is where I blow all my hoarded spending money. And Zappos.com is where I generally go to get my fix.
Tonight I was actually in practicality mode, in that I want/need a new pair of casual oxford type shoes for work. My last favorite pair were purchased in 1994, and at that time were the most expensive shoes I had ever purchased at $129 from Nordstrom. They were simple, black patent, chunky heeled lace up oxfords that I wore with everything from jeans to dresses and tights for the better part of 15 years. I had them resoled and reheeled on multiple occasions and only gave them up when the cobbler told me a hole they developed could not be repaired. For the last few years I have been looking for replacements and have even purchased two different pairs, which I subsequently sold on ebay after one season of wear. They were just not right.
Tonight I ordered two different pairs from Zappos.com, of which one will hopefully be The Pair. As much as I think I want to keep both, I know I will only keep one. M hates these things and has disparaging things to say about them, while at the same time understanding that he will never understand my sense of fashion and what is comfortable on my feet for the job.
But while on the Zappos website, I was looking at and drooling over a lot of other super cute shoes, the vast majority of which I could not or would not try to wear. They were too high or the wrong shape for my foot or wrong for any/all aspects of my life. Still, fun to look at and imagine being the girl that can walk confidentially and gracefully on 4″ stiletto heels.