Tag Archive: flip-flops


fix-broken-shoes

My attempt at fixing my broken flip-flops.

I was simply sitting at my computer, minding my own business and working on some stuff for next week, when all of the sudden I felt a freeing breeze through my feet that was very odd. I knew what was going on but didn’t want to believe it. So I looked down, and there it was, my worst nightmare come true: the strap on my glittery gold dress-up flip flops had completely broken free from the base.

The first thing that went through my mind: NOOOOO, these are my FAVORITE dressy flip-flops! I was heartbroken. That thought was followed very closely by, What the heck am I supposed to wear for shoes all day?

On the very good advice of a friend, I employed my rarely-used stapler (in a world dominated by technology, who uses a stapler on a regular basis?) and MacGyver’d a fix that can limp them through the day…I hope. Right now, I’m barefoot, but if I have to get up to use the bathroom…it could be disastrous.

My only other saving grace is the fact that I have my running shoes here, so if worse comes to absolute worse, I’ll wear them. I mean, who doesn’t think that wearing beaten up running shoes in an office wearing your nice work skirt and shirt isn’t hot?

The only thought that is lingering in my head is this: I will have to throw them out. There’s no ifs, ands or buts about it. For someone like me, that’s like throwing out your most precious jewelry or a treasured family heirloom.

What’s your worst shoe nightmare?

Until next time, shoe lovers!

Garage sale anyone?

There’s a very real chance that I need to hold a “Shoes Only” garage sale. The only problem is, I have a really hard time letting go of my shoes regardless of how old they are or how little I wear them.

But I was thinking about what shoes I am going to wear out tonight on the way home from work and it dawned on me that there are a couple pairs I haven’t worn since at least September. So I’m trying to be realistic with myself: is it really worth owning them?

Chances are there’s someone out there who could get more use out of my pink glitter flip-flops, but I just know that the moment I give them away, I will have an occasion to wear them.

So here’s my proposal: take my poll and see how many shoes you have. If you answer options C or D, then how about we all get together and have a “Shoes Only” garage sale together! It could be fun…