A few days ago I challenged myself to thin out my shoe collection. I call it a challenge because
1) I. LOVE. SHOES.
2) It feels like my collection has already been thinned down. Courtesy of my sister(s) who likes to shop my closet and "borrow" my shoes.
I wouldn't say it was a massively successful undertaking as I only got rid of two pairs and the closet shoe crate is still overflowing, BUT it did inspire a restyle.
See those boring black flats? I've had them since my sophomore year in high school. Not even kidding. At first they were in the Get Rid pile (meaning I was going to dump three pairs of shoes) but then I got all sad about it and pulled them out of the bag (back down to two).
At this point in the story I broke out my fabric, acrylic paint, vintage buttons, and mod podge and gave them a makeover. Now they are fresh and I will wear them again! And frequently, because I cleverly used an adorable rainbow plaid for the bow and they will match everything.