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Wordless Wednesday (not really): You Can Tell A Lot About a Working Mom From Her Shoes

Cheap Shoes

As you know, we bought a house in April of 2014 and just moved in about four weeks ago. Last year, while I was very pregnant, my husband put most of my clothes and good high heeled shoes into storage so that our town house was in better condition to show to prospective buyers. When the things went into storage, we believed they would be there only for a short time. However, we were very wrong. It took  over a year to sell our town home. 

There are so many things I could say about the process of selling our town home. However, what I want to focus on in this piece is the hardship I endured from having my high heeled shoes placed in storage for over a year.
The tagline of this blog is "A Working Mom on a Quest for Balance in Stilettos". So, high heels are kinda my thing...

After I returned to work from maternity leave, I needed high heeled shoes. However, I couldn't access them because my husband had placed them in storage in unmarked boxes. Somehow he thought it was a fine idea when he did it even though as he was packing I asked him what about marking the boxes? Since he packed them when I was about to pop, I wasn't any help. Indeed, I'd wake up to a room full of unmarked boxes and had no idea what was inside.

I Have Learned That Good Shoes Are Necessities

So, I had a dilemma. I needed shoes, but had little discretionary income. Did you read the part about the two mortgages and storage unit??? So, I did the unthinkable, I bought some cheap shoes. I rationalized that they couldn't be that bad. Indeed, there are entire stores devoted to cheap shoes. Surely, they must be worth something?!

Well, I won't name the brand, but as you can see, they shoes fell apart after one year of wear. That was surprising to me because I have some boots that I've owned for six years that still look brand new. And, I guess the kids thought they were trash because they appear to have used them as a garbage can for old French fries...

In any event, you will be pleased to know that I have retired the cheap shoes because I now have all of my good shoes back and they look better than ever. I swear, opening those boxes was like Christmas Day!

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