“I like my money right where I can see it… hanging in my closet.” -Carrie Bradshaw
By now you probably know that I really like shoes. Problem is my obsession is putting both strain on my bank account and clutter in my closet.
This morning I skipped up the street to LF (it’s only 1.5 blocks away – awesome) and that’s when it happened… I spotted the most perfect pair of clunky black wedges. It was love at first sight. I tried them on, stared at them starry-eyed, cradled them for a while, and then, with a heavy heart, said my goodbyes.
“You really cannot buy another pair of shoes”, I told myself. “Laura, get a grip and walk away.” And walk away I did. But my feelings came with me and I spent all morning being haunted by the thought of these shoes. And the thought of someone else wearing what could be mine. I think I might have a problem.
I checked my bank account a few times (like the balance was going to magically increase or something), and that’s when it hit me… I have a trash bag of old clothes and an overfilled closet in desperate need of spring cleaning. So I dove in – filled up another bag, and headed off to Crossroads Trading Co. to try and make some extra $$$.
I waited in angst as they rummaged through my beloved items (I form really strong attachments to my things), but was pleased to find out that I had earned exactly $8 more than I needed to buy the shoes. You know what happened next!
So, it is with a lighter wardrobe and taller shoes that I write… it’s true that every problem has a solution, sometimes you’ve just got to get creative.