Do you have the same problem as me? VNg calls it “an addiction.” I ignore his false and exaggerated accusations. The truth is, I love shoes. The right pair can give you loads of confidence while the wrong ones make you run for the darkest corner (regardless your outfit.) VNg teases me, but he gets it. (I see him swapping shoes in the morning as he checks the mirror before he leaves.)
But, maybe you also have another problem I have. It’s called, “soul-crushing student debt.” Maybe you have another name for whatever prevents you from being financially reckless; for me, it’s that.
These issues don’t go hand in hand harmoniously. And, the latter causes me to run the former through hoops like, “are they practical,” “how many times will I wear them,” “does the price match the value,” “do I need these?” I keep a budget and a spreadsheet (thanks, Extra Petite) and calculate things like CPW (cost per wear) before I buy or keep.
But, every rare once in a while – I do something that merits completely impractical, but very lovely shoes. I treat myself!
I got these and will never look back. I think it’s important to (occasionally and responsibly) throw aside your rules and go for it! (And, since I only spent $42.47 it’s not like I’ll be missing my next loan payment. In fact, I’ve been aggressively making larger payments to demolish my debt – but that’s another story.)
How do you treat yourself?