I had an(other) epiphany. Again.
How many times have I said this?!!? My life is sickeningly cyclical.
I’ll spare you all a re-telling of how I finally re-realized that I have to get back on the wagon and stop binge shopping, etc., etc. Instead, I want to take a moment and show my appreciation for a few things that I consider to be the highlights of my many moments of weakness. These are the things that I come back to because they work and work well pour moi.
the roster: Acne, Isabel Marant, rag & bone, Topshop
I’m a huge fan of ankle boots. They are magical, all-weather, always appropriate for everything, and I need them. I went through a huge thing a few years ago when I had about 6 pairs of black ankle boots. My current spread is a bit more evenly distributed among toe shape, heel height, and color; it’s better to have options when you get bored with things as quickly as I do. What they have most in common is shaft height (the exception being the Dickers). I’m really picky about where boots hit my legs.
Over the years, I’ve developed the opinion that paying more for an ankle boot in a *classic* style makes sense. I wear a pair of these almost daily and they need to be able to hold up with heavy use. Although I found that my most beloved boots of this bunch weren’t of the quality I expected, a trip to the cobbler had them back in proper form. Good thing, too. I wear these a LOT and consider the money well spent.
Conversely, I have a hard time paying a lot for trendy/printed/super high-heeled shoes. The pony hair, platform, cheetah print situations were an ebay buy. I’m past the point of spending appreciable amounts on fun shoes; they’re worn too infrequently and I’m all about cost per wear, yo. I know this formula doesn’t work for everyone, but I’d rather have a few things I wear the hell out of than a huge spread of things I wear occasionally. I’ve been chasing that dream for as long as I can remember.
So here’s to the good buys. May my future binges be
non-existent infrequent because I have everything I need already.