Thursday, February 7, 2008
My New Altered Shoes
Yesterday, I spent most of the morning visiting doctors, labs, imaging, being poked, prodded, pulled and squeezed and needed a pick me up. Low and behold, in my purse, I found 2 $10.00 off coupons for a very favorite shoe haunt in my neighborhood. So off I went quickly forgetting the past several hours.
Now, just because I have a shoe fetish does not mean I get out of control when it comes to buying shoes. I am much better than ever I was with only about 18 pair of shoes in my closet compared to when I was in my 20's, 30's and 40's. At almost 62 in a few weeks, working at home and no night life to speak of, I can't justify having the amount of shoes I used to have. Now I buy cozy, comfortable shoes I can wear all the time with my funky wardrobe of casual clothes.
So, while looking around not sure even if I'll buy anything, I came across these little black slip ons that had a plain black ribbon tie in the eyelets. Immediately I thought, being the type that loves to alter things, of how cute they would be with several different strips of dotted fabric instead of the ribbon. Needless to say, I purchased them at a whopping 16.99 plus tax with the $20 off, quickly took them home, pulled out the black ribbon and inserted the fabric. I just love it when a little idea turns out to be my now favorite pair of shoes.