The Lazy Shoe Zen | Photo Source: leonardparker1’s Etsy shop
A few weeks ago, I caved in to a summer sale, and bought a pair of dark-blue Converse slip-ons I’d been coveting.
Apparently I had no clue that I owned two other pairs of sneakers—both dark-blue as well.
Call the style police—I’m a repeat offender, the type of woman who likes to buy new things…that strangely resemble her old things.
I don’t buy repeats of jeans, blazers, regular shoes, boots, or handbags. But I have bought suspiciously similar black cardigans (3); black long-sleeve t-shirts (4); black pants (3) —is there a pattern here?—and sandals (786 pairs).
When I told this to a pal, she shrugged. “Maybe buying repeats means you’ve found your style.”
Um, I don’t think being drawn compulsively to the same boring items counts as fashion sense. Clearly, I need to organize my stuff, so I know what I have–and don’t buy more of it.
Awareness, as they say, is the first step to recovery. Just writing this helped me avoid buying a pair of Keen’s the other day. (Yes—dark blue.)
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