|Yes, that is a mirrored metal heel.|
I always try to wear the new stuff before re-wearing anything older. This brings up a couple of problems though - by wearing them immediately, I don't always have time to regret buying them and it's a pain in the rear to try and sell worn shoes if I decide an hour into wearing them that I don't really like them. The other problem is that if I wear them immediately, I may force an outfit to go with them that may not look all that hot. I could wait until I have more time to put something together, but I don't because that would mean wearing something else in the meantime. I'm not a fan of delayed gratification. If I don't wear them immediately though I'm always terrified of the inevitable question from my hubby - "How many of these have you actually worn?" He doesn't have an issue with my collection of shoes, but he would like to make sure I keep it in control and actually wear what I buy. I don't think it would sound very good for me to have to tell him all but 10 or 15. His eye might twitch if I could wear a brand new pair of shoes everyday for two weeks and not have to buy anymore.
I'm trying to come up with a more happy medium - where I try to wear everything within a reasonable time but don't force myself to wear the new stuff first. Of course, I do run the risk of never getting to a pair just because there are so many new and coming at any given time and if I'm doubling back and re-wearing stuff, then I can't ever get to the new stuff. If they languish too long, I'll throw them on eBay <---I've got a backup plan for everything...don't you, too?
I know women who have massive collections of shoes and don't even wear heels. I'm not one of those. Not by a long shot. I wear heels to the grocery store and to Lowe's. Even though I wear them all day, every day there just aren't enough days to wear them all. I believe I have a problem. No, not THAT problem. I need to start wearing TWO pairs per day. That's it! That's the solution! Problem solved. Just don't tell my husband. ;)