It Begins

February 23, 2009 § 5 Comments

Here’s where the story begins…

I have shoes. Lots of shoes. I always have, or at least before I did, I always wanted to. It probably goes back to my elementary and high school days when, donning my plaid uniform, the only thing worn that could be personalized were your shoes.

I particularly enjoy the ability shoes have to define an outfit. I think a person’s style can be most easily pinpointed by their accessories. But enough seriousness.

My shoe addiction has become a joke amongst my friends, particularly my coworkers. My coworker, Bethany, keeps tabs on what’s on my feet and promptly calls me out when I wear a pair she doesn’t recognize. She’s not psycho, I promise…she’s just lucky enough to sit next to me. Well I’m her manager, so she technically has no choice.

After a discussion about my constant struggle of trying to find the best way to organize the shoe collection in my small apartment, Bethany asked how many pairs I own. I honestly didn’t know. Ridiculous! And then she decided…she wanted to see every pair of shoes I own. Every. Last. Pair.

Her challenge to me: to wear a different pair of shoes each day, until every pair has been worn. No repeats. We would keep a photo journal, and see just how long I could go before I had to repeat a pair. I’m not even sure what the final count is….but the seasons will have changed by the time I’m through.

I’ve accepted, and this is the journey through my shoe wardrobe. Read. Laugh. Enjoy. Comment.


§ 5 Responses to It Begins

  • Fred says:

    And so it begins 🙂

  • Annette Hunt says:

    What a great idea! Although I must confess, I don’t have the guts to do something like this. I counted the number of shoes and boots in my closet years ago, decided it was a foolish exercise to undertake when I got the final numbers, and vowed never to do it again.

  • Paula Crisp says:

    I’m so glad John sent me the link to this! You and I are kindred spirits. I too went to private school where the shoes were my only outlet for my personal style. I also gained weight a few years back… and even though my clothes didn’t fit at the time… my shoes did.

    Not sure how many I have.. last count was 160.. but I’ve added to my collection since then. Cool idea! I like it!

    • pairdiem says:

      I’m so glad he did, too! Glad to have you viewing and voting, and especially your comments. I’m very impressed with your 160 (and counting) shoe wardrobe! Ah, shoes always fit, isn’t that why we love them…

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