Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Shoes in the City: My month in high heels

(or: the part where Rosa attempts to take action on tackling the new years resolutions)

So, to begin my attack on the new years, I have listed my resolutions here and now intend to set myself mini challenges for the coming months. Taking my resolutions one at a time, Ive decided to start with my wardrobe.

(p.s any ideas of challenges would be appreciated)

Looking around the internet Iv come across many cleve ladies dealing with their over flowing wardrobe or battling our current consumerist society such as: Esme and the laneway, The Vintage year, Already pretty, Blogher and My 50's year. The Ladies have all challenged themselves to not buy anything, not wear anything unthical, not to buy anythig until they have worn everythig they own, lots of inspirational ideas and all have kept up to date through their blogs!

(my shoes in Ireland...only half the collection)


However dealig with it in my own, Iv decided to battle my shoe addiction. I am a self confessed shoe addicts, I suffer from the affliction shared by Imelda Marcos, Carrie Bradshaw, and probably most women...




We are kow high heels are sexy. Men and women alike are drawn to them, some regard them as objects of bauty to be owned and looked at and dreamt but wheres as others see them as an everyday nesscesitie (the galmourai, the cherry blossom girl, this ladie...) My boyfriend loves me in them, I love me in them, so what is it holding me back from making the most of my buldging shoe-drobe?...

(the boyfriends 3 favourite things?...)

glamourai inspo.


The cherry blossom girl and her fantastic collection...dream bag!


So like many women who own 30 pairs of shoes, I only really wear one pair regularly: as a meens to an end for the next 28 days I must:
-Eear high heels 5 days a week
-Wear every pair I own atleast onece
-I have the option to change pair for travleing if I am a) late b) its raining c)walking a ridiculous distace or d) the shoes are hurting me
- If it is option d I must change shoes for a diffrent/lower pair
- Kittens are allowed
-Heels must be worn at all times out of the house this includes supermarket!


Ok so Im doing this for lots of reasons. To force myslef to not waste money on things I dot wear, by wearig them. To become fully capable on a pair of heels. To feel like a tall girl. To see if I get treated diffrently. To loose the stigma I attach to wearing heels on a regular basis. To prove to my boyfriend spending money on shoes isnt a waste of money ("but look I wear them everyday!") To attempt to ruin my feet once and for all :-)



But if SJP can do it why cant I?



Mila said...

Wow, what a lovely post! I want to shop right now! <33

Thanks so much for your amazing comment, it makes me feel a little shy, but also very honoured to get such a huge and heartwarming compliment from you.
Thanks with all my heart, dear!


A dreamer said...

hahaha. can't wait to see the results of this ' wear heels 365 days of the year' resolution.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for adding me to your blogroll. I'm really happy!

tatel said...

Hahahahah i want pictures of yourself wearing the heels everyday. It's a nice resolution...i feel like I've been inspired... I'll wear my heels today for no special reason or occasion.

Besitos y gracias por esos comentarios!

Mandi said...

I could never just not shop for new clothes! haha Of course, I get most of mine from thrift stores, so it's not a huge hit on the wallet. But it's a huge hit on the closet.
Oh... and I've been attempting the wear more heels thing too.... which is really hard when I have to walk a mile to class with lots of snow and ice! haha Maybe I should've waited till spring.

heartofpearl♡ said...

thanks for visitng again:)
oh and your shoesss im jealous. you have so many !! but then again i think i have heaps too but ones i dont like or never wear! what a waste x

Eleanor said...

I can totally relate to you with the shoe addiction. I admire your courage, but theres no WAY I could stop shopping.
xx eleanor

P said...

This is a formidable task - good luck! I love heels but my feet don't. I need to give them a little break...I fear this means FLATS. Ugh.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. So happy to be here...

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