Sometimes you come across a style of shoe from a designer that just seems to be meant for you. You buy them and wear the crap out of them, you go back and purchase another pair in another colour, and before you know it, you find yourself eagerly watching each season to see the new colours available.
I first picked up a pair of Michael Kors Fulton moccasins years and years ago- back when the design was fairly new, and MK hadn’t completely saturated itself in the market (not that that is a bad thing). My black leather ballet flats, with black hardware went everywhere with me, never pinching or rubbing and always looking brand new. I went back and bought some more pairs, and before I knew it, I had a bit of a collection. I had just found the perfect shoe (for me at that time). Of course after a while, I reminded myself that there is so much more out there than these flats and in a panic, abruptly cut off my little addiction. I had enough pairs of these to cover the population of Africa and I just new that enough was finally enough.
Anyway, for the next couple years, I admired the shoes from a bit more of a distance and wouldn’t allow myself to pick up any more when I was in a Michael Kors store. Of course, I was still shopping there regularly, who wouldn’t, but just looking at other things. A couple weeks ago, well maybe about a month ago now I walked in to my “local” Michael Kors store, just to browse and ended up bringing this pair home, among a couple other treats. It had been so long since I had worn a pair of Fulton’s (I had to get rid of most of my pairs because they were completely worn out over the years) and I absolutely could not resist the Earl Grey shade it was available in. I slipped them on, and sure enough, I remembered exactly why I loved those shoes so much and how comfy they are.
Certainly I won’t be going nuts again (any time soon but never say never) purchasing the shoe in every colour- I think that phase is done, but I will say how nice it is to wear these and for them to feel special all over again.
Have you ever bought too many of a style of shoe? Or too many of a style of anything? I always think if something works for you, you might as well buy it in every colour, print, &c. I think I just got too crazy a couple years ago with these ones…