Friday, August 7, 2009

Gals.. and there shoes!

What is it with us girls and shoes... and the only reason i say girls.. is that there are very few guys i know who ponder over shoes.. Except one- a very dear friend of mine has formed a FB group for people following his shoes.. i swear! And he has an amazing collection as well. But back to my point... What’s with us and shoes..

We go to a party... do the socializing part, and then ponder with girl friends, oh.. such lovely shoes, such a tacky pair, oh hot combo.... and of course.. i want something like this! Very rarely the same.. but something like it! Agreed, similar stories for clothes, and purses and accessories.. but for today, I will talk about shoes. There have been endless times.. when back in the car, I would tell SD< oh did you see her lovely shoes.. and he would shrug it off and say:"What!, no I didn’t, but I did like the food!" And if i say the same thing to my girlfriend, she would nod; and we’d have an excited conversation about it.

I still remember that quote from Bend It like Beckam- “Shoes- one black and one white pair, that goes with everything!” Oh man, I was in splits.. I had heard it before!!!
Without generalizing, at an Indian wedding, the guest will wear the fanciest of clothes, heaviest of jewelry, gorgeous hair do's.. But when it comes to there shoes/ sandals..... it will one basic pair- there reasoning.. oh its so hidden under the saree/ lehenga/ salwar suit.. no one looks there! Yes people look... you cannot be wearing black Bata slippers at a wedding in Taj! :-D (Man, i sound like a bitchy snob right now!)

I had decided this summer, to not buy any shoes for 6 months.. and i was doing perfect.. for 5.5 months.... over the last week, i bought myself two new gorgeous pair of shoes... and with barely any place in my shoe closet to fit them... But of course, i will not frown, and tell SD.. oh i will just make them fit there.. Knowing very well.. That time comes to go out; it takes me 20 minutes to just get the pair out. (I have to lift shoe boxes, re-arrange them..and then find them!) Phew.. But trust me.. Its worth the effort. For me, I get ready in 5 minutes for most occasions.. What takes me the longest is finding the right shoes! I swear, We can never have enough shoes.

My girl friend’s shoe collections will put all to shame... and we can talk endlessly about the same as well! I remember watching Sex and the City.. oh for Carrie's shoes.. and the Manolo Blahnik.> Man.. When i can put my hand on them...or more correctly, my feet in them.

No matter what, there will always be this one cut, this one color, this one style.. which we will not have. And will crave to get them. And yes, we take immense pleasure in wearing the high heels for a evening out.. and nurse our feet the next day! I know when i had a knee injury, I was so bummed out.. that i had to only wear flats for almost two years... so wow! My justification: And I am making up for it now.. the new shoes for my evening out tonight!

So though I am guilty for breaking my pledge…. The pleasure of the new shoes is more overpowering.. and I say: “Come on.. I deserve it!”

Is it only me?

14 comments:

Priyanka Rajkhowa said...

Oh no...it's definitely not just you !!!

My love for high heels and shoes drives D crazy...I just don't feel confident without the right pair of shoes and heels...and I wouldn't dare make a pledge like "not buy a pair of shoes for 6months"...a peep into a fancy shoe store would be enough to break all such resolutions...I just don't trust myself to keep such a pledge and am I glad that I have company as far as that is concerned :-))

GNSD said...

Hehe... if it were not for the resolution.. i would have just gone all out! It was like a self check! Had to doit... and am glad it lasted as long as it did!

But yeah, you do need the right pair of shoes...its adds tht additional pizzaz to the whole thing... wear a simple white shirt.. but lovely blue shoes.. u dont need anything else ;-)

more for us shoe crazy gals!

RUNNN FORESTTT!!! said...

lol...hunny..this is a perfect post for the time..with natasha's fb shoe-shot..!!....i dont need to tell u how i feel about shoes...lol..but im thinking im gonna do ur resolution of 6 months 1 pair and ill make a good 1 pair... im thinking christian laboutines...i have been craving them for almost 3 yrs now..but never saved up... :-(

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GNSD said...

Pru... i am rroting for 6 month resolution.. and then coming to NYC.. to borrow your shoes

Lakshmi said...

This is interesting! I might not fit into the exact "gal" definition ;-), all I have shoewise are work shoes, a pair of sandals and a pair of flipflops..

GNSD said...

Hey Lakshmi..
I hear you@@.. i think motherhood is doing something similar to me.. and i keep to fighting it off.... Am sure my husband will be very happy when my shoe fetish subsides... for now, he has to live with that.

Smitha said...

It's not just you - I can buy shoes at the drop of the hat :) I used to love high heeled ones- which I can't wear due to a medical conditon - but that doesn't stop me either :)

GNSD said...

Hey Smitha... Thanks for dropping in.. Yes, i agree.. my doctor alwys scolds me for my heels.. i always smile, and then know, i will still wear them! ;-)

I keep teasing SD.. that i need a room.. just so that i can show case my shoes!

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