Shoe Shopping

I cannot remember the last time I bought a decent pair of shoes- not those ballet flats and sandals kind- but a pair I can use for work. The black Aldo flats I bought in 2011 has finally given up on me and so I decided it's about time to buy a better pair. 

My newspaper job didn't really require me to dress up so flats were okay, but the corporate jungle calls for a more polished look. Hence I just had to give in when i saw these shoes at half their original prices yesterday. The brown Aldo pair was just too cute to resist. I originally wanted this in black but it's no longer available in the entire of Taiwan, according to the sales lady. The last piece was my size, so yay the universe says go for it. I practically didn't pay for this because I used the NT$1000 Mitsukoshi gift certificate given to us at work last Chinese New Year. I just added a few hundreds.

The black pair on the left is more pricey, but a lot more comfortable. The brand "Easy Spirit" is known for their comfy soles, just like Geox and Naturalizer. A bit exaggerated but believe me, it was like walking on marshmallows. Both of them are wedges- just 1.5 inch high- but I hope I don't trip or fall. 

Hay. Yes, I promise no shoe shopping until these two pairs get worn out. My conscience wont stop bugging me though- "It's okay, they're on sale." "It's okay, this one's a 'need' not a want." "But wait, 2 pairs?" "Fine, the last time you bought an Aldo pair was in 2011."

I'm glad Lent is "fast" approaching (pun intended). Time to stop all unnecessary spending (and chocolates are part of my fasting too!) and spend more time alone for spiritual renewal. 

(This is Day 13 of my #100Happydays)


Maita Atienza, Makeup Artist Philippines said...

On the other hand, having more than 2 pairs of practical shoes will allow all of them to last longer because of less wear and tear :) I say this because I used to just thrive on two pairs of shoes at a time, but then there was one pair that I particularly loved that broke my heart when they got worn out. So now, if I come across a pair of shoes that I like and I happen to have the budget at the time, I go ahead and buy it. If they are a good design and well taken care of, you will be able to justify the cost ;-)

Nice shoes :D
-->Maita @ Mrs. Diaz

Jacqueline Uy said...

Thank you! Hehe that made me feel a whole lot better :)

Angel E. said...

sabe nga nila, "a girl can never have too many pairs of shoes" ;) ok lang yan sis, weakness ko din yan, shoes!

Anonymous said...

Good post. I always say there are never too many shoes.

Kittykat Miyaw said...

I love shoes, but I try not to buy a lot as I work at home and only go out on errands. As long as I have at least 3 pairs, I'm good to go.

Nathalie said...

After splurging on my Doc Martens last December, I'm on an indefinite shoe buying ban. Lol. But it's worth it. After all, quality shoes last for a long time so our purchases are justified! ;)