Well.... you all know that I love shoes. I
L - O - V - E
Shoes. Always have, always will, they're apart of me and who I am sorta thing. Before I left for China I was at approximately 97 pairs of shoes. I am fully aware that this is a little on the ridiculous side. But I can't help it.
(Admitting there is a problem is one of the first steps, right? At least I am on the right track..)
This summer I did a really good job of not buying any shoes; I had to save money for China, right? Well, all that hard work has gone down the drain. I am here to admit defeat. I have been sucked in in the worst possible way.
China shoes are
There aren't really words to describe shoe shopping in China. Its amazing, and I am so sad that I will have to leave this shoe heaven. Chinese shoes are MADE for my feet (or at least that's what I tell myself). They always have my small size, and I LOVE it! And, what's even better, is that all the shoes seem to sparkle. No, they aren't all glittery and stuff (though a lot of them are), but they just seem to radiate love and beauty an joy. They sit all delicate and shiny on their little shelves, taunting me and my small wallet. Its TORTURE. And the worse part is, that compared to U.S. pricing, they are SUPER cheap. So, in a way, it is logical to stalk up and buy a lot of nice shoes for an amazing price while I'm here, but I know that I'll still keeping buying shoes wherever I am for the rest of my life. But what's a girl to do?
One of the girl's that I teach with, Teresa, gave me this advice:
"When in doubt, buy it."
I don't think this is good advice for me (or anyone for that matter), but while I am holding that pair of black velvet stilettos with diamond studded heels and embellishments, for the super low price of $10 (American money), it's the only thing running through my head. And it just gets worse when I spot the purple patent leather heels with heart shape diamonds on the toes, or the navy blue ballet flats with black jewels, or.... I can go forever, so I'll just stop there.
It literally causes me pain.
(Okay, maybe not physical pain, but you know what I mean.)
I think I've done pretty well for how tempted I have been. I've only bought 10 pairs. (So far)
So I guess this post is dedicated to now having more than 100 pairs of shoes, and also to China, and their wonderful stores that suck me right in. I hope they sell these wonderful shoes online... that would solve everything... haha.