moving seven times in the last four years (ahhhh….student life) has seriously caused me to reevaluate all the stuff in my life. i have spent so much money over the years on clothes, shoes, bags, books, and knickknacks, that i just do not need. my new year’s resolution for 2012 was to shop less, but shop smarter. i now try to only bring things into my life that add something to it. i am not quite perfect, but i am getting much closer.
as i packed up my wardrobe again, i realized that i do have some things that are perfect for my wants and needs. a few years ago, i was looking for a pair of black work pumps. my criteria was 1) round toe, 2) no more than 3 inch heels, 3) no logos (or red soles), 4) full leather upper and full leather sole, and 5) COMFORTABLE.
enter the kate spade karolina shoe.
although i found them on sale, they were still quite a splurge at the time. three years, lots of walking on nyc streets, and multiple trips to the cobbler later, they still look amazing.
most importantly, i am still thrilled every time i open my closet and see them inside. worth every penny.