It's been a generally unsatisfying week as far as this hobby goes, as I've barely had any alone time to enjoy my collection. It was also a slow week when it comes to additions to my collection, highlighted only by the arrival of two pairs of pumps. One pair was purchased because the trashing and abuse I could see in the photos led me to believe it would make a fine addition to my collection and the other was purchased because it looked as though it would make for a nice target for destruction. Note to sellers: combining shipping costs for multiple purchases leads to, um, more purchases.
my Pleaser Mary Janes. Of all the shoes in my collection that were purchased for the enjoyment of my feet, they're the ones with the sturdiest heels. Maybe one day I'll get destructive with the shoes with the higher heels but right now I'm sticking with what I'm most confident wearing. Size 8 Connies, meet size 16 Pleasers. Poor adorable things.
destroyed my Moda sandals, my favorite moment was when I put all of my weight on the heels of my shoes and used them to collapse the shanks of their victims. Since then, I've purchased a few pairs of shoes with lower heels, hoping to be able to recreate that moment. The Connies taught me that I have to keep things modest. In this photo it appears that the heel of my Pleaser is going to bend the silver pump in half but I discovered that there is no way to stabilize a pump so that it remains upright under the weight of a heel. After this photo was taken, the little Connie fell to either side as the heel dragged along the foam-padded insole but failed to cause any structural damage. From now on I need shoes with low, blocky heels because at least they remain stable and upright as I stand on them.
One down, one to go. It won't be long before I take on the self-imposed challenge of making the left shoe look worse than the right. To be continued...