Sometime you see a shoe and are caught, intrigued by some combination of color and shape.
You have no idea if you would wear it.
If you were to buy it, you’re not sure if, or even how you would wear it.
And, you’re not sure if you would care, because it would be yours, which just might be enough.
I have these moments. Some shoes hold more of an aesthetic power over me than ought to be strictly possible.
But, I am only getting that particular Ooh La La vibe from the brown, not the black version of these booties; I do love the look of warm, brown, earthy leathers.
I haven’t purchased these, and doubt that I will. But it is this visceral, love at first sight, reaction to various shoes – shoes that I might never even have or make an opportunity to wear - that leads me to speculate that I could eventually wind up owning my own shoe museum – all in size 7.5, of course. This is also the reason my shoe shopping involves the following set of questions:
- If I love them now, will I love them 3 months, a year, 3 years from now? – And, yes, if there is not an insane discount, I will generally wait at least 3 months to make sure they meet this minimum requirement.
- While I love them, will they likely get actual wear-time should I add them to my wardrobe?
All budgetary and fit/comfort issues aside, these two required questions really do help me to control what would otherwise devolve into an uncontrolled spending frenzy.
Do you need or have any tricks to keeping to whatever shoe budget or savings goals you have set for yourself?