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Shoe Shock Reaches 157

If any of you know me personally, you know that I have an obsession with shoes.  A sickness really.  I love them.

My addiction borders on fetish for anything high, sexy and hot.  I have about 400 pairs of shoes (so my husband keeps saying) which include everything from stilettos to platforms to sneakers.  Friends who embark upon my shoe closet are immediately taken back to their childhoods when they tried on mommy’s high heels.  My friends Christine said it was like shopping in the Macy’s shoe department.

I have shoes that I have never worn.  I have shoes that I’ve worn out.  I have weekend shoes and weekday shoes, though they often intersect.

So I have decided to create a shoe page in honor of my compulsion.  I will post a new pair of shoes when I can so that I might actually find out the TRUE NUMBER.  Any guesses?

153. Carlos
154. Carlos in Black
156. Coach
157. G by Guess

Check out the full post at Shoe Shock.

© 2010 J. H-M and CultureChoc2010.  Updated 2011.

The Shoe-Switchover

It’s that time of year again for my massive shoe switchover.  The task is daunting and takes days to accomplish but since I’m home for Spring Break it makes it less of a chore and more of a project.

Since my shoe collection has grown so much, I can only fit one season in there at a time – that’s about 12 shelves with approximately 13 or 14 pairs of shoes across – help me with the math…

That’s about 156 – 168 shoes in the closet at a time.  And that’s not counting the countless I do not have room for… oops!

Step One:  Yank all the winter-like shoes out of the shoe closet and throw into a giant pile on the floor.  The pile gets so high it grows past the top of the bed.  Dust shelves thoroughly.

Step Two:  Go up into the horror-show of an attic with no floor and throw down the ladder as many pairs of footwear as I can get my hands on – trying not to hit the cats below circling like piranhas and craftily trying to pass me up the ladder so that they can spend the day in junk and pink fiberglass.

Step Three:  Start the switchover.  Winter shoes in the summer shoe boxes and summer shoes on the shelves.

Step Four:  Involve the husband.  There are several Rubbermaid tubs sitting on beams just waiting to be brought down.  Sadly I am not strong enough to get them down the ladder without serious physical injury – so my poor husband has to traipse the tubs down the precarious, metal stairs without breaking his ass.

Step Five:  Continue switching the shoes and put the remainder of the pile into the tubs.

Step Six:  “John!  Can you please bring the tubs back up in the attic!”  He always loves this one.

Step Seven:  Arrange closet by color and style.

Step Eight:  Realize that there must be another box or container of shoes upstairs because I know that I am missing some.

Step Nine:  Go back up into the attic (both of us) and search for the missing shoes – that I can never find until the next season!

Step Ten:  The final sigh of relief when the closet is all done.  “Ahhhhhhh.”  And the satisfaction that I won’t have to do this until the weather changes again.

What are some of your “season-changing” behaviors?  Do you do the shoe switchover?  The clothes switchover perhaps?

Is your closet ready?

© 2011 J. H-M and CultureChoc2010.

Shoe Shock Reaches 152!

140. BCBG
141. BCBG
142. 143
144. 145.
146. Dollhouse
147. 148.
149. Thigh Highs
150. Vintage Thigh Highs
151. Boutique 9 & 152.


© 2010 J. H-M and CultureChoc2010.

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Shoe Shock Reaches 139!

91, 92, 93
94. Bebe
95, 96, 97, 98.
99, 100, 101.
102, 103, 104.
105, 106, 107, 108, 109.
110, 111, 112, 113.
114, 115, 116.
118, 119, 120, 121.
122, 123, 124.
126. Pour La Victoire Patent Stilettos
127. Pour La Victoire Lace
128. Jessica Simpson Sequins
129. Nine West Boots
132. Chinese Laundry
134, 135, 136, 137.
© 2010 J. H-M and CultureChoc2010.


Pour La Victoire

This month has been a stress fest!  The holidays are quickly approaching.  I’m having “cat” issues and need retail therapy.

The problem is that I already shop too much!

Last week amidst my unyielding pressure-filled existence, I decided to drop by MJM Designer Shoes.  I love that store!  It’s the next best thing to sample sale shopping.

In any shoe department it is very difficult for me to find a pair of shoes that
A.  I don’t already have.
B.  is not similar to something I already own.

I was lucky and rationalized that the price was worth it because they are made so well, comfortable and black to boot.  Black shoes are a staple.


Pour La Victoire Lace Stilettos

Pour La Victoire Patent Stilettos


Pour La Victoire has allowed me to feel happy, powerful, tall and oh so satisfied.

Try out a pair and tell me what you think…  I think it’s a Victoire for everyone!

© 2010 J. H-M and CultureChoc2010.

Shoe Shock Reaches 90!

Shoe Shock Reaches 90!

79. White Mountain
80. Gold ZINC
81. Bronze Steve Madden’s
83. Nine West
85. Paris Blues
86. Nicole

© 2010 J. H-M and CultureChoc2010.

Shoe Shock Reaches 77!

Now up to 77!  Check out SHOE SHOCK!

66. Colin Stuart for VS
67. Off-White Franco Sarto


68. White Nine West
69. Navy Tommy Hilfiger


71. Luichiny Butterflies


72. Logo BCBG Girls
73. Jessica Simpson Black Zippers
74. Guess “Glass Slippers”


75. Two Lips
76. Franco Sarto Black Patent & Gold
77. ZINC Blue Suede Shoes

© 2010 J. H-M and CultureChoc2010.


Shoe Shock – Only Up To 65?

I can’t believe that I’ve only reached 65!  Check out my SHOE SHOCK page and take my poll!
54. Marc By Marc Jacobs
55. L.A.M.B. Gorgeous
56. Cole Haan
57. Steve Madden Basket Weave Gold
58. Steve Madden Sneaker Like Heel
59. Pink Madden Girl
61. Bronze Steven
62. Dollhouse
63. Jeweled Steven’s
64. ZINC Straw Tie Ups
65. Nine West Suede
© 2010 J. H-M and CultureChoc2010.

A Shoe Addiction Gone Bad

I’ve been asking my husband since March to bring down my summer shoes.  I had a limited number in my shoe closet but since the weather is so nice, I needed more.  Now it’s May and I still have my winter shoes piled up in the corner of my guest bedroom waiting to retire to the attic and a full closet of summer shoes already at home and a lot more hibernating and dying to take up residence in the infamous shoe closet.

Today I decided that I would venture into the hot, dusty, cluttered attic and rescue my fair weather footwear.  The tubs of shoes are way too heavy so I have to throw them down the ladder and scare the fur off my cats.  One by one I threw another shoe to the floor.  I emptied 2 shoe bags and a few Rubbermaid tubs and there are still more shoes tucked away.

I closed up the attic and looked at the floor in the office and was absolutely disgusted by what I saw.  The pile of shoes that generated (if I had the $$ for them) could feed a small country.  I was appalled by the sheer number of kicks I actually have.

I can’t imagine how much I have actually spent on shoes, though I know the number would make me seriously ill.  If only I have all that cash that I spent, but then I wouldn’t be so fashionable and so happy.

I almost went to MJM today after work, using the excuse that I had to go to Petsmart.  Well, I opted to go to the pet store in my town and managed to avoid the shoe paradise completely, though I was tempted by the Nine West outlet nearby.  Again I thwarted my overwhelming urge to shop for shoes.

The urge doesn’t stop there.  When I’m home and online, it’s torture not to pick up a pair or two at Zappos or Heels.com, but I need to at least try.  My addiction is getting the better of me and definitely getting the better of my closet space.

Many girls dream of a “shoe closet”.  I have one and I need a few more.  I know it’s horrible but I have few vices.  Food, drink, clothes and SHOES.  Is that so bad?

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