Two birds with one stone

16 May

“I like my money right where I can see it… hanging in my closet.” -Carrie Bradshaw

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<p style=By now you probably know that I really like shoes. Problem is my obsession is putting both strain on my bank account and clutter in my closet.

This morning I skipped up the street to LF (it’s only 1.5 blocks away – awesome) and that’s when it happened… I spotted the most perfect pair of clunky black wedges. It was love at first sight. I tried them on, stared at them starry-eyed, cradled them for a while, and then, with a heavy heart, said my goodbyes.

“You really cannot buy another pair of shoes”, I told myself. “Laura, get a grip and walk away.” And walk away I did. But my feelings came with me and I spent all morning being haunted by the thought of these shoes. And the thought of someone else wearing what could be mine. I think I might have a problem.

I checked my bank account a few times (like the balance was going to magically increase or something), and that’s when it hit me… I have a trash bag of old clothes and an overfilled closet in desperate need of spring cleaning. So I dove in – filled up another bag, and headed off to Crossroads Trading Co. to try and make some extra $$$.

I waited in angst as they rummaged through my beloved items (I form really strong attachments to my things), but was pleased to find out that I had earned exactly $8 more than I needed to buy the shoes. You know what happened next!

So, it is with a lighter wardrobe and taller shoes that I write… it’s true that every problem has a solution, sometimes you’ve just got to get creative.

*image via dirty little style whore

5 Lovely Comments on “Two birds with one stone”

  1. Cassiopeia 17. May, 2010 at 3:39 am #

    Hehe. Great story. We do indeed need pics now! :D Wish I could part with enough stuff to make any money at all… Saying that, noone else would buy the crazy things I own ;) Xxxc
    .-= Cassiopeia´s last blog ..Boater Success… =-.

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  2. kirsty 17. May, 2010 at 2:52 am #

    i have the exact same mentality- what can i get for flogging what i already have. also in reverse- i’ll sell a fair bit on ebay and instead of saving it, think “yay now i can get that …. that i’ve been wanting for ages”. it is a bit of a problem…
    .-= kirsty´s last blog ..A model crush: Freja Beha =-.

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  3. Hannah 16. May, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

    What a perfect plan! You definitely earned those shoes. Now we need pictures!

    xoxo Hannah
    .-= Hannah´s last blog ..Lookbook: Aqua and Purple =-.

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  4. FayFrisco 16. May, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    Hahaha! Very Creative indeed!
    So, did you end up buying the shoes?
    I don’t think you’re the only one with the Problem… Have you been reading other blogs lately?!?!? haha
    Besides, better way to spend your day, I mean you would have spent the same amount on bay breakin’ drinking & umm, running?
    xx

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    Laura Reply:

    I sure did! Couldn’t resist.

    And this is a very good point you make. Thanks for helping me justify my purchase! I like the way you think :)

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