To buy or not to buy, that is the question. October 26, 2015 08:33

My weakness has always been shoes.  For other people, they can walk away from an outfit to “think about it”, but for me it is “could I put my size 4 feet in this size 6 shoes without looking like I wore my mother’s shoes.”  After an un-encouraging amount of ill-fitting shoes I’ve purchased in my teenage years, the lesson to be learned boils down to this: if the shoe fits, buy the pair that accentuates the most outfits where one is at least work appropriate.  Why? Because a real NYC apartment closet can not accommodate all the shoes Carrie Bradshaw owned.

Two Perfect Souls - Carrie Bradshaw's ClosetCarrie Bradshaw's Closet in Sex and the City (Photo Credit: The Coveteur)

Two Perfect Souls-Real NYC Closet
What a typical NYC closets looks like (or smaller) (Photo Credit: The Apartment Therapy)

Imagine wearing a dark pantsuit, now add Polka Fur or MoonDance by ALL BLACK.  They add a youthfulness to your outfit, making you more standout and interesting.  In an ocean of blue, gray and black conservatives, the shoes are a breath of fresh air and a creative outlet.

Now imagine navigating the NYC subway system and the cobblestone streets downtown in these flats paired with vintage jeans or pairing them with chic culottes at the Met.  These flats will serve you well wherever you go.
Two Perfect Souls - All Black Polka FurTwo Perfect Souls - All Black Moon Dance

Using this method, I am able to avoid a costly mistake I made a long time ago with a pair of satin mules with jewels in 4 inch heels.  It is beautiful and in pristine condition in my closet because I really didn’t find more use of it other than a formal night out.  Let me tell you, the cost per wear is still high for this one.
Do you have a rule that you go by before purchasing a pair of shoes?  Let me know on Facebook, would love to hear all your ideas!