A Style Success – Thanks Madden Girl
I’ve got a little story for you. A story about success.
Last week I stopped by the shoe store at our local outlet mall. A quick glance around brought me excitedly to these bad boys (or should I say girls?):
I tried them on, loved their wackiness and took them home. I pranced around the house in them. And then I boxed them back up and returned them the next day.
That was a giant success for two reasons.
Normally, I’m so insanely practical. Don’t forget that eight short weeks ago I felt that I only needed to own a few pair of shoes. A pair for warm weather, a pair for cold weather. Done. The fact that I even considered such an “impractical” pair of shoes shows that I’m beginning to understand how style works for me.
Shoes are a fun accessory and can be a unique personality piece.
Part two? I returned the shoes the next day. Once I got home and surveyed my closet I realized I was still missing some basic shoes – a black dress shoe and a black boot. Since I am operating on a very tight budget, the Madden Girl shoes had to go.
Just like with shopping on ebay or craigslist, more-often-than-not another will come along. There will always be awesome, quirky, funny shoes. I can pick up a pair another day.
Not to mention we are about to move into our wettest season – it’s gonna rain for the next four-six months. The only place I’d be able to wear these cuties is to the garage to feed my composting worms. Not very exciting.
A silly and simple story, I know. But I’ve come to learn that success should rarely be measured by its wow-factor.