Wednesday, 23 April 2014

If the shoe fits ...

There's been a bit of chatter out there in the blogosphere lately on the subject of shoes … and who has a lot or a little of them.

Now Sue … who seems to me to buy a lot of shoes … bravely revealed her entire shoe collection … and it really wasn't terribly excessive at all.

And then Sandra revealed her entire shoe collection … and it was a very modest, respectable size.

It was at about that point in time that I realised I may just have a little problem … a bit of a footwear fetish … a moccasin malfunction … a clodhopper crisis … which has remained unacknowledged until now.

But in my own defense … and heaven knows I need one … it must be noted that this collection has been amassed over a loooong period of time … which may in turn lead to the acknowledgement of previously undiagnosed hoarding problem.

So in an effort to put myself on the road to recovery … one must first face the reality of the issue … and face it head on.

So … *deep breath* … here … is my shoe collection.

The espadrille collection


The sporty collection


The hand me down collection


One of the side effects of having freakishly small feet is that whenever someone else finds themselves shod in a pair that feel a little snug … they hand them down … to me.  After all no one has smaller feet than me.

Not Hubby.


Not Master 16.


Not Master 14.


Not even Buster.

Note:  This photo may not be strictly to scale
The only ever worn once collection


I think you can probably tell why!

The wedge collection


The evening collection


The one legged collection


The heels collection


The flats collection


The mule collection


The sandal collection


The short boot collection


The tall boot collection



This pair also belongs in the hand me down collection.

The butt ugly but oh so comfortable collection


The slipper collection


Which would also be quite at home in the Butt ugly but oh so comfortable collection.

The bridal collection


PHEW … that's it … I have faced my demons and revealed the evidence of my excessive behaviour  … well except for my thong collection … that's them over there.


I'm hanging my head in shame … please don't judge me!!

28 comments:

  1. No judgements here! Although I don't have a shoe issue, I do have a leetle problem with jackets :-) I do love your collections of one...and your thong collection is a magnificent sight to behold! I was happy to note you are also in Oz...hello from cool Canberra.

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    1. Hi Jazz … everyone has to have at least one vice don't they :0)
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  2. I love the arrangements for the photo shoot. Hope this helps you over come, ha! I love the picture of Buster's foot (paw). At first I thought it was you bending over - his enlarged paw looked like your hair, at first glance, anyway.

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    1. That's why he fits so well into the family … he's just another redhead ;0)
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  3. I am in awe!!! and I have had to rest my finger from all the scrolling haha! you have a huge selection of shoes, boot, flats etc! I see this as shoe preservation, I do! look at me, I wear my same shoes until they die and then they are gone, forever! yours will always be with you, you are a shoe hero! (I see the error of my ways now, I just need more shoes!!) x x x x

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    1. Somehow I think you have the more sensible, well balanced approach to shoes … but I probably could open a shoe museum ;0)
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  4. Wow good on you......but where do you keep them all....I don't have a thing for shoes...but my teen on the other hand!!!!

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    1. Two big under bed boxes on wheels … it doesn't sound so bad when I can say all my shoes are under the bed ;0)
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  5. Bloody hell woman, I feel quite inadequate. What a hoard!
    How teeny are your feet, too. Don't stick them next to my huge plates of mate, I'll look like a Hobbit in comparison! xxx

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    1. My small feet are part of the problem … I rarely find shoes that fit … so when I do see them I feel like I should buy them … whether I need them or not ;0)
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  6. Tsk, tsk, tsk! I thought I had it bad! I think your feet are wonderful. I have the ugliest feet in the world (due to my wearing heels for years -- why didn't anyone warn me? and would I have listened?).

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    1. I purposely showed you their good side ;0)
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  7. ROTFL-I snorted out loud at the one legged collection! I love your shoes. I am indulging in shoes and boots now more than ever before (because I lack a husband to look askance) I regret getting rid of some of my shoes in the past. I used to have the idea that if I got a new pair I should purse something older and perhaps out of style. How silly of me!
    It's amazing how big Buster's foot is! I never would have guessed that!
    xo

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    1. LOL … the size of Buster's feet is rather surprising … and somewhat unbelievable :0)
      That one legged collection … I haven't a clue where the other half went ;0)
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  8. Haha ha ha ha! Loved this fun post, and yes MY what a lot of shoes! Never again will hubby ever be able to moan at all about mine, as they pale in comparison to all seen so far!

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    1. If he dares to complain just show him this post and he will realise how lucky he is ;0)
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  9. Just playing a little catch up with your blog. Lovely as ever. Great photos and words fill the page. What a great shoe collection. Belated but happy happy birthday wishes to you. 45 and fabulous!!!

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    1. Aww thank you Jennifer … that is very sweet of you.
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  10. Good grief, Jo! I am judging, I'm afraid - and my judgment is, get yourself to Shoeaholics Anonymous, now! xxx

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    1. I promise not to buy another pair … for at least a month … unless I do ;0)
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  11. Well done on sharing! When you said thong collection I was thinking of a completely different thing. A thong in NZ is a G string, a bit of annal floss! We call your sort of thongs jandals over here. Your post was hilariously entertaining and I love that you have tiny feet, smaller than Buster even!! Clever girl.

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    1. Sue … as a New Zealander … you are almost Australian … and I can't believe you don't call thongs thongs … I'm scandalised!!!
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  12. Love, love all of them! You are absolutely wonderful and I judge by your incredibly huge collection of shoes. I came here from the blog of Sandra and I really enjoyed your post, your blog and your sense of humor. I'm your new follower now, dear Lady.

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    1. Thank you so much Rosy … lovely to have you here :0)
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  13. Jo, I have some serious shoe envy!! I am seriously running out of room to hide my shoe collection so I can't ever hope to have such a collection as yours!

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    1. Don't despair ... you just need to get yourself a bigger house ;0)
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  14. Blimey, I need to get out there and buy me some more shoes. My collection is totally crap compared to yours. I just went away for a week's holiday and I only took the Havaianas I left the house in with me - ha ha. Sad but true!

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    1. At least you didn't waste time on your holidays trying to decide what shoes to wear ;0)
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