I have to be honest; I have never really been a shoe person. I like them and love some even, but I wont be spending my last pennies on them. I would rather buy a bag… but that’s for another post.
At home (as in America), I have a lot of shoes. I buy them, and then they sit in my closet forever. In Europe, it’s a whole different story.
I have a bag full of shoes that I need to take to the cobbler because I have worn down the heels so much. Cobblestone streets will do that to you!
I was trying to count in my head how many pairs of shoes I have lost over the past year. It’s probably around 15. This does not include shoes from my first year abroad, or shoes that I am getting fixed.
These fifteen shoes were completely alliterated on my adventures and daily life. My first pair of sandals this summer were melted thanks to a volcano in Santorini. My favorite black flats died in an unexpected rainstorm in Bordeaux.
I hat going through shoes so much here, but I do not really have any other options! I would have blamed it on the fact that they were cheap shoes bought from HM or the Chinese shops. However, my very expensive Florentine leather boots are in the hole!
I have not bothered buying expensive shoes because I know they will just die anyway. However, I am beginning to change my mind. When I look at the one pair of flats that have always been there for me, its my leather metallic J. Crew ballerinas.
Now that I think of it, my J. Crew shoes are the only ones that have lasted through my abuse. The only thing is they can kinda pinch if worn too long. Maybe a couple of Zara pairs, but they can be unpleasant once taken off.
Anyway, enough of my shoe dilemma. I am still on my search for my glitter boots. I may just have to DIY them. Arent they beautiful? I have wanted a pair ever since Miu Miu last fall. Actually, I do own a couple of glitter flats, but I want these!!! or boots!!! See below.
Then, I saw somebody wearing a pair, and I stalked them down to see where the shoes were from. Unfortunately, these Top Shops are from last year. Yet, a few websites have good ideas on how to do it yourself…. We shall see if I can find glitter anywhere in France because somehow the French don’t do glitter.