It was bit like being on that show 'What Not to Wear', only this one would be called 'What Not to Wear on Your Feet'. Haha... ho... hum... *clears throat*. Anyway, I think in total she donated two huge trash bags full of shoes to charity. The next day I saw on TV that the pilgrim buckle was making a comeback and I called my two friends in glee. They both said the same thing. "Maybe the buckle is coming back, but never those shoes." LOL. I still think they were cute but since then, a few other friends have admitted they hated them too. I had no idea so many people were looking at my shoes nor that I had such bad taste in them.
The whole thing was so funny. I really had no idea shoes were such serious business.
I actually had a shoe intervention written in the second draft of Intrinsical. Yara was upset that Cherie had thrown away a pair of her favorite shoes and how unfair it was. It got cut, but all my friends involved loved that scene. (And wrote comments back to me to remind me that the shoes really were ugly!)
So now I'm always a little nervous to buy shoes. I always get a second opinion. According to all my friends, my taste in shoes has improved. Actually I had a little black pair (that I picked out by myself) that I wore to an upscale restaurant in New York City. I was in the bathroom and a lady was like,"I love your shoes! Where did you get them?" I had to hold back a laugh that someone in fashionable New York was asking me that. I smiled and told her, "I got them at Walmart." She cocked her head to the side, wrinkled her brow and said, "I don't think we have one of those here." LOL. Yeah, I was pretty sure they didn't. That exchange in the bathroom made me smile. See, I've made progress! I'm still not big into shopping for shoes but I do pay a lot more attention than I used to!