Sunday, February 22, 2009

Oh shoes oh shoes....

No, I do not have an obsession for shoes nor am I planning to be the next Imelda Marcos who owns a bloody 1060 pairs of shoes. Although I wished that one day I could be able to have a room fully dedicated to only my shoes, in actual fact, I am still too far from my dream. I was very much inspired by one of the repeating scenes of the TVB drama Gem of Life where there was a big room dedicated to shoes.



This is my shoe cabinet. And I only occupy one of the 3 shelves. Of course, this is not exactly a true representation of the real quantity of shoes that I have because they were a few pairs missing in this picture as some were in my car, and some in the other shelves! I like treating my car like a shoe cabinet because it really saved me a lot of time rummaging through my shoes every morning before deciding what to wear. So, why not put some shoes in the car and then choose them when you have reached the office?!! That way, you'll never be late again.

I have to admit that I have a fine taste for everything. It does not only cover food, wine, and cigars, my wardrobe is full of expensive stuff too. I have slowly but surely growing out of the Vincci shoes fad and replacing them with brands like Nine West, Guess, Aldo and Charles & Keith not because I am a brand conscious person but simply the shoes I bought from Vincci do not seem to last. The longest period I have kept a pair of it was less than a few months and some were worn out within a month!


I am not really a fan of Zara shoes because I feel that the brand is overpriced and they are not even a shoe brand! The 3 pairs of Zara that I have here was bought from London and Milan. One pair was comfortable and the other two is only nice to look at. However, having said all that, the shoes were lasting. It's only worth buying when it is heavily discounted.



At one time, I was crazy about Aldo shoes ever since the first time I set my eyes on it in London. Later on, the brand was brought into Malaysia and I had to buy a pair from 1 Utama. After that, my collection grew to 3 pairs. After a while, I seem to loose interest in Aldo shoes because most of the designs are too unpractical for people whom have to walk around. If I am working in a confined office, then fine. The heels were too high and I make people around me looking like a midget! They are not cheap by the way and they seem to be always giving a discount from 30% to 50% for the same shoes so often that I am not taking their sales seriously.



Besides that, I also indulge in Guess, Nine West and also Charles & Keith. C&K is a label from Singapore and I must say that their pricing is very reasonable. The shoes are of good quality, better than Vincci, perhaps same level as Vincci+ and if you happen to bump into their sales period, it is really a good bargain. I bought two pairs of them for less than RM100. But right now, I am very into Nine West. Their shoes are comfortable yet stylish. Although the prices is very much on the higher end, you can always wait for their sales period where they will slash the price by half.


My other shoes include a mixture of brands where I go for the design instead brand preference. I like to buy my shoes when I travel knowing that no one or not many would be having the same pair. Some of the shoes here were bought from London and Dubai. I am one that truly believes in splurging on shoes. You can stinge on clothes and accessories but never on shoes because we walk most of the time and a good pair of shoes provide better support and comfort to the feet. I have also discuss on the importance of taking care of one's legs here. You'll never regret on investing in a good pair of shoes because a good pair will make you strut with pride and confidence!

Now, what I really hope for is to be able to afford a pair of Stuart Weitzman, a pair of Manolo Blahnik and a pair of Choos! I guess the day would come but I hope it would be soon and I don't need to reach the big 3 to be able to indulge in them! I take pride in what I wear because I believe the shoes tell a lot about a person's personality although I don't deny that some of the time, I have gotten so comfortable wearing my flip flops to work!

Just to be on the extreme side of things, it really is a painstaking effort in trying to organise the shoes. And after the patience of taking a shot of every pair I have (yet left out 3 pairs), it is now the time to document the shoes and to label the shoe boxes for easy finding.

Ta daa....


Brilliant eh?!!
P/S: I just threw away 6 pairs of shoes because I no like them anymore!!!

16 comments:

suanie said...

i would love nine west if they had my size! it's a bit difficult for me to find a pair of heels that:

1) i like
2) is comfy (to a level. heels by definition aren't comfy :P)
3) is in my size

i'm reluctant to plonk down good $$ for vincci

Philip said...

haha, I think girls are troublesome when coming to choosing and buying shoes and clothings!Men like me only wear 2-3pairs of shoes throughout a year.Anyway, you have good taste.

Myhorng said...
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Myhorng said...

if i have that many pairs of shoes, i think i'll be broke.

-eiling- said...

Suanie: It's true. When shoes are comfy, they don't look nice. But you can always go for lower heels and I'll go suggest to Nine west to make bigger sizes!

Philip: That's why fashion for ladies always make money! Thanks!

Horng: No la.. I'm sure you won't. They doesn't cost much, maybe just a month out of a year's salary! Lol..

ahhup said...

so when are you gonna show what's inside your liquor cabinet???

Anonymous said...

The shoes would not be as nice, unless they are on the sexy legs.

Huai Bin said...

Erm...Eiling, in case you didn't notice you are kinda tall and you make me feel like a midget when you wear heels too. ;)

foongpc said...

You are right about the Vincci shoes! My female friend kept complaining how fast they wear out!

But I find Vincci shoes not that nice or good quality either. I accompanied my friend to buy shoes the other day cos too free. LOL! We dropped by Vincci and I have to say, if I'm a girl, I won't buy any of them! : )

-eiling- said...

ahhup: Oh that... soon I guess.

Anon: haha... sorry no models to wear my shoes...

HB: I noticed! That's why I wore slippers!

Foongpc: Wow... you've got expensive taste and I'm sure your gf would be happy to hear that. At least she will not be getting Vincci shoes from you!

suituapui said...

My old lady also got lots of shoes...the boxes stacked up high like Twin Towers...and one night, they fell over with a huge crash...and I thought got robbers breaking into the house! Chesh!!! And she only has two feet...dunno why needs so many shoes! Women!! LOL!!!

breadpitt said...

big clap..thumbs up for this collection...salute...;-p...err u know...i very scare to buy shoe 1 ....because ...i hardly get a pair i like ...then if i found the pair i like ...then wont have my size..or its too pricyyy..lol...

Cath J said...

Yes thats briliant...:-)

KY said...

isn't vincci made of cardboard? :/

VIZAVI said...

Your shoes are not suitable for ugly duckling legs! ???

-eiling- said...

STP: Shoes to women are like watches to men! I don't know why they need so many too when they only have a pair of wrists!

Breadpitt: Then you have to learn to be a shopper! Don't be too choosy or you'll never buy anything!

Cath J: Thanks

KY: Really? I really don't know about that! Haha...

Vizavi: There's no ugly legs or feet. Only lazy ones!

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