I’ve spoken many a time about how shopping is difficult for me. I don’t like any part of it, so when I find something I like – I buy several. My pants are all the same Sonoma brand from Kohl’s – same style, different colors; Target shirts are all Merona; socks are all Smartwool, etc.
It’s the same way with shoes. You probably saw in the closet swathing that I had several pair of my ‘man shoes’. I have seven pair of Josef Siebel, to be exact. Six in rotation (two black, three brown, one tan) and one pair (black) in reserve. Every year I add a new pair to the mix.
It’s not my fault – I have weird feet and if the shoe fits…. heh heh. Truly, if you find something that works, why keep looking, right? You don’t see me out there looking at new husbands, right?
I also have a pair of Skechers sandals that I like very much. They’re wearing out so I went online and ordered two more pairs from ShoeBuy to keep in the closet for future summers. The problem was, the heels were slightly different – too high. These were basically my sandal in a ‘wedge’ style, and while I can appreciate how other people like wedge shoes, I simply can’t get on board with them. (By the time I step out of my box and embrace the style, they will no longer be stylish. C’est la vie.)
ShoeBuy has a free return policy, and while I was putzing around waiting to send the two pair back, I managed to snag the last two pair of regular sandals that will ever be made in the old style, ever again.
So here I am with all these boxes, getting two of them ready to return, and Lloyd looked at them said, “You’re as bad as the people on that show. You’re a shoe hoarder. You’re a shoarder.”