Thursday, May 24, 2012


Last year in summer I mentioned to an ex-colleague of mine that I had close to 25 or 30 pairs of shoes and I never wear all of them. This colleague without mincing words said, "I really don't think you have as many pairs. I have never seen you wear anything but these black ones." Which is a lie because I have been complimented by this same person for my different footwear and of course it is all forgotten because I really abused my black heels. They were comfy, easy to find among my shoe mess, and just plain comfy to carry me around for a whole day.

Now that I am relaxing and enjoying my time at home, I decided to clean my shoe rack first. And to my surprise I found out that I have over 40 pairs of shoes including my boots, and sneakers. I am really hoping that this colleague reads my blog so that she can see the photo evidence. The fact that I still don't wear all of them remains to prove that I am a comfort junkie and as much as I like to dress up, I hate being uncomfortable. So the black shoe stays!

Consolidation of the majority shoes/sandals that I own.

My most favorite shoes and sandals. I wear them at any given opportunity.

The snake skin print is my fav stiletto. It rarely hurts but always looks good.
The one next to it in white, was in brand new condition when this photo was shot.
Now I have worn it once and I had owed this pair for a year before I wore it out. 
I am sad...I need help sometimes.

These three are my next most comfy shoes/sandals. I love the turquoise with brown stilettos. 
The light brown one with flower is so comfy that I can wear it for days without complaining.
The strapped heels make me happy.

In love with this Steve Madden that is so comfy but also a wedge. I normally hate
Wedges but this one is not so high and so easy to wear. 

Last but not the least my wedding sandals. They are gold, with gold rhinestones. 
What is not to love about it. I have it worn it so many times that it looks like this now.

Now after all these years I finally organized them into the over the door shoe rack. They sit there easy for me to wear and I am trying my best to wear different shoe each day and not to repeat them. I feel so bad for all the money that I have spent and not using the shoes. It also sucks that there are some sandals that I have never even wore once. I am going to change that this year. Looking forward for a shoe filled year.

I want to thank that ex-colleague of mine for motivating me to clean up the shoe closet and also for giving me a topic to write about.



Anonymous said...

Hi Anu!

How are you? You are relaxing and enjoying at home? Meaning not working anymore? why? gosh did I miss a post about it?

Also, can you please share the pic after organizing it on the door? I need ideas to organize my collection of shoes too ( I don't have as many as you do). For now I have dumped all in one big box! arrgghh !! Need help.

take care,
- Meenu

Anu Russell said...

I have taken a break from work. It is a very recent dev.

Bought one of those shoe organizers from WM and put 24 of the shoes in it, the rest I organized them neatly in the shoe closet.

I will upload a pic.

Shams AlFarooqi | شمس الفاروقی said...

a very interesting read indeed...

shooting star said...

love love love this post is such a welcome....Im a total shoe freak and my colleagues tell me why i need so many shoes....(for that matter even the hubby says so!!)

but as i say..a girl can never have enough shoes or bags.....:P

love ur collection

Megha Bansal said...

ah chincha! stupid blogger ate my comment. so here goes again..i was inspired to buy new shoes this weekend. Which reminds me, you didn't list your sneakers ;)
i like your shoes, really cute ones there.

Anu Russell said...

Thanks all for visiting.

Sushmita, Shoes are really important but I am so lazy!!!

Megha, I have 5 sneakers and 3 boots :)

Ash said...

Lol. You even have more shoes than I do!

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