Back in August, I started shoe shopping for fall. I selected shoes I thought were stylish, that I’d wear often and would complement my wardrobe.
The old me would have impulsively clicked my way to buying several pairs of shoes the same day I put together that post, elated to have found such cute footwear. But I am not the old impetuous person I used to be. I chose to put shoe shopping on the back burner for a few weeks so I could make the best decision.
I waited and waited. And while I waited I really mulled over what would work with my wardrobe and decided that I didn’t need any more tall boots, that 3″ heels are rarely worn by me and that I can go yet another season with my existing black ballet flats, even if they do make my feet look like boats.
Once I had an idea of what to look for, I started shopping. Within minutes, I discovered these Tsubo cognac booties on sale at 6 pm for about $52.00.
Tsubo is the most comfortable shoe/boot brand I’ve ever worn. I wore a similar pair of Tsubo booties on three separate European trips and not a single blister.
Next, I found these Vanelli wedge pumps also at 6 pm (navy is now sold out) for about $75.00
I’ve worn them three times already.
And I bought these great quilted burgundy flats with a patent leather toe, also by Vanelli. When I ordered them on October 6th they were $77.00, now they’re selling for $105.00. Score!
They are so comfortable and are a close match to my Hermès Ferroniere scarf.
Last week, I wore them for the first time to meet a girlfriend for breakfast, then to a couple of home visits. They are very comfortable. I didn’t even have to break them in. Having these shoes in this color is going to mean my Ferronnerie will get a workout this season.
I feel great about my purchases and although it really would be great to own these Frye boots – really great – I know I’ll wear my Tsubos more. And all my purchases fit in with my capsule wardrobe that Vivienne put together for me.
I’m pleased to know I am capable of resisting impulse buying after many years of doing just that. Is it the economy? Is it my maturity? It is that I’ve learned from my plethora of past shopping mistakes? Whatever the cause, I am pleased with my purchases and with myself. I know that I can take the time to decide what I want and carefully select items I’ll wear at a price that won’t fill me with regret.