Its time to get back to work - working at home that is! I completed a thirty day contract which included long hours with no days off. Today, I feel a bit lost as I file final reports and clear off my desk.
I just can't stand to think of losing all of the organization and free space I have worked so hard to get in my closet. My stack of clothes and shoes waiting for final decisions about sell/toss/keep was getting too tall so this morning I started taking photos of items to list on ebay. These Mia boots were in the sell pile.....
In searching ebay and etsy for brown leather vintage boots I realized most of the boots I had on my watch list looked alot like this! I guess we just belong together! So I suppose I will be selling this stack
in order to buy something else on my gotta have list!
In looking back at this near miss of a fashion disaster - the one we 50+ year old women fear the most - getting rid of something we should have kept! - what was the key learning point for me? I think the difference became that now I am consciously shopping. I quit wandering the malls and swiping my credit card - hoping to eventually have enough. In this thoughtful process it became clear that I don't have brown boots to wear with my skirts. The next step was pinpointing exactly why I don't wear the brown boots I have. I prefer my black boots. Why? It's because they are about an inch taller and I like the look better with my skirts.
I love my shorter boots and many of them have a western look. I wear them with my jeans. So now, for the first time in 30 years, I have two categories of need for brown boots. I searched ebay and etsy for brown leather vintage boots that were tall enough to wear with my skirts. I still haven't found them but I haven't bought another pair of the wrong ones either! My watch list contained several boots to wear with jeans that I liked. Then my Mia boots photo pops up on my computer to be loaded onto ebay and I see them for the first time in a new light. The mind is an amazing thing!
P.S. At least I saved myself some shipping charges!