Yes, I had a torturous time this past weekend attempting (semi-successfully) to do a ruthless shoe purge from my closet.
What motivated this frightening action, you might ask? I’m moving. Yes, folks, I’m leaving New York. It’s been a good few years, but it’s time to go.
Where to, you (may or may not) want to know?
London, I tell you. Never fear. I’ll be covering footwear on the other side of the Pond. And Twinkletoes will have the New York City beat well in hand. Or, I guess, on foot.
But all this means that I have to pack up my rather large shoe collection and put most of it in storage for the year that I’ll be abroad (horrors!). And since storage space is limited and I’m unwilling to give up the shoe boxes in which I store my darlings, a reduction of the collection was required.
So, what got added to the donation pile? 10 pairs. I’m quite pleased with myself at 10 pairs. And I shall show them to you.
1. Luau-rific flower-adorned flip flops.
2. Turkish bazaar slippers.
3. Havaianas kitten heel flip flops.
4. Paul Green “Dream” tan slip-ons.
5. Biviel kitten heel pumps.
1. ECCO boxer boots (lovingly blogged about here, but always a tad too small).
2. Doc Martens maroon oxfords.
3. Valerie Stevens black leg-wrap wedges.
4. Cole Haan G Series Irvington mules.
The 10th is this pair of Giraudon boots.
They are fun and funky. They are walkable. They are stylish. But like the ECCOs above, they are ever-so-slightly too small in the toes. So are those cute Biviels up there. This is due to a lack of smart shoe-shopping in my past, but let it serve as a lesson to all that you REALLY shouldn’t buy that cute pair of shoes that almost almost fits but doesn’t quite.
I love you all, my dears. I have had lovely times wearing all of you. And now it’s time for you to go on and decorate the feet of someone else. I wish you all well.