With all of the garment sewing I do, it is very rare that I go shopping for clothing. I walked into a local mall a few weeks ago, and wanted to flee the moment I stepped inside. To say that I am unimpressed with the mass-produced and poorly constructed offerings may be the understatement of the year.
The only exceptions are in the ridiculously expensive price range - there is bound to be one or two extraordinary creations that I would not mind bringing home, but until I win the lottery, that will not be happening.
The one thing that I will probably never be able to make for myself is a pair of shoes.
But that does not curb my frustration with the limited selection. Which, I am sure, has quite a lot to do with the fact that I am used to being able to make a dress or skirt or blouse exactly to my taste. I really do wish this could extend to my shoe collection!
There are plenty of modern shoes that catch my eye. Case in point:
Unfortunately, they are, like those fabulous clothes, far out of my price range.
And then there are the vintage inspired styles. But they never seem to be quite right. The vamp is not high enough, or the heel is too conical.
So for the time being, I am going to keep spending way too much time (which is better than too much money, I suppose) lusting after the incredible variety of truly amazing shoes that have been created over the years.
And maybe someday my closet will miraculously be filled with Re-Mix reproductions. A girl can dream, right? Because here is the perfect green shoe I have been searching for!
Do you find shopping exhausting and disappointing after creating your own wardrobe from scratch?
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