Friday, February 11, 2011

When in Rome...

Italy, the home of the world's most beautifully crafted shoes and the destination of my weekend trip last week. While I admired some beauties from afar (mainly through windows lest temptation overcome me) there was no purchasing on this occasion. This was no mean feat believe me. In 1997 when I was backpacking around Italy and Greece as a student, I fell in love with some shoes in Sorrento that I simply had to have, even though there wasn't a scrap of room in my rucksack. Nevertheless they were purchased and I proceeded on the rest of my trip with the rucksack on my back carrying the shoebox in by hand around the Almalfi, Rome and Athens - some sight! I'm surprised I don't have photos of myself atop the Acropolis holding those shoes...

Anyway, I digress. The point was I was in Italy and didn't buy shoes! The very fact that this challenge is starting on the 14th was the anti-imputus, so to speak, that I required. Well, that and the fact that I may have (did) succumb to a sale in LK Bennett recently enough (red, suede and fabulous) and just possibly because  husband number one was in tow when I found myself on the Via Condotti!

Husband, has now seen these photos and was somewhat in shock. Apparently he knew I had a lot of shoes but not quite how many. This led to the 'conversation'. This is when he does the "how-many-shoes-does-one-person-need-anyway-speech and I tell him he just 'doesn't get it'. We are both right so there will be no resolution but we are destined to play out this scenario time and time again, I fear.


  1. I had the same thing happen to me, my BF saw my shoe collection picture (and the number)! But luckily he didn't say much because after all it's my decision :) And it's my only bad habit!

  2. Exactly... it's down to us but that doesn't help them understand it any better! LOL.