Last Thursday night it occurred to me that I needed a pair of casual shoes that would look cute with skinny jeans. I've got so many of them now. I have plenty of casual flat boots and I love that look but sometimes you just need a casual not quite tennis shoe that looks good and doesn't make you feel like you gave up on your outfit.
Friday morning I checked out DSW online. Nothing. Then I stumbled onto Converse. Not really my style....but cute and reasonably priced. Nordstrom's had them in the perfect color. Navy Blue is a versatile and will go great with jeans. I called and made sure they had my size, they put them on hold for me, and on my lunch break I went and tried them on. I liked them, I bought them and that was that. These shoes will never go out of style since they've been around for oh, forever and they are classics. I got them home and Mj echoed my earlier sentiment. Chucks?, that's not your style. But when I put them on he liked them and said they were cool lookin' on me. They kind of have a throw back edge to them and I wasn't really sure if I could pull it off but I put them on and it just worked.
Sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning I decided that I needed a pair of Navy Blue low top Chuck Taylor's and I had them by lunch time. It's funny how it happens that way. I may be indecisive at times but when I decide I want something. I WANT it and I want it yesterday. What struck me the most aside from my ridiculous tendency for impulse shopping is the fact that I COULD buy them. There have been very lean times where I might have wanted to spend $20 bucks on something I really needed and just didn't have the money to do it. I've scraped pennies out of my car cup holder just to be able to afford a $1 coffee. I live within my means and if my means tell me that I cannot shop or that I cannot have this or that like it or not I accept it. I've always been very conservative with my money. I don't make a whole heck of a lot of it but I know how to manage what I've got. I did not have a melt down; sadly buying shoes has caused this in the past. I did not berate myself for spending money unnecessarily. My means told me I could have a pair of Chucks if I wanted them and I happily obliged.