My name is Tara and I have a shoe fetish

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I was having a good moan recently that since having babies and putting on weight, many of my lovely bling shoes no longer fit.

I have a pair still in their box sitting in the wardrobe (I bought them as a treat for myself to wear after baby was born and they didn’t fit – that was 3 years ago!). They sit there blowing raspberries at me every time I open the door, taunting me with their little whisper: “Fat feet, fat feet, fat feet.”

So then some people starting exclaiming at how many pairs I owned and how unusual it was and what a freak I am (Ok they didn’t actually say that, but that’s what I heard) and I thought, I’m not unusual am I? Surely every girl has to have a certain number to pair up with different outfits?

Don’t they?

So then I thought I had better check exactly how many pairs I have squirrelled away back there in the dark recesses of my wardrobe.

And OH MY WORD!

And this isn’t even all of them!
There are four pairs of knee-high boots – two of them are exactly the same!

In my defence I would just like to say that I don’t drink, I don’t smoke and I don’t do anything illegal (good heavens I sound boring) so all those shoes are my one vice.
Ok, my second vice. I am a beauty product junkie too.
Oh, and I’m a bit addicted to the movies.

But other than that, shoes are my only vice.

So, come on fess up, you’ve got more than me haven’t you? Haven’t you?
If not what’s your ‘vice’?

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48 Responses to My name is Tara and I have a shoe fetish

  1. Dave says:

    MODERATED!!!!

  2. Dave says:

    Awww c'mon Tara.My first comment wasn't that bad! :DMy vice cannot be spoken about publicly. Chocolate Tara!Get your mind out of the gutter!!If your shoes were made out of chocolate I'd be in trouble and so would you.

  3. Dave says:

    Awww c'mon Tara.My first comment wasn't that bad! :DMy vice cannot be spoken about publicly. Chocolate Tara!Get your mind out of the gutter!!If your shoes were made out of chocolate I'd be in trouble and so would you.

  4. CK Lunchbox says:

    Uh, you have my wife beat… I don't know if that's a badge of honor or anything among women?

  5. CK Lunchbox says:

    Uh, you have my wife beat… I don't know if that's a badge of honor or anything among women?

  6. Tara says:

    @Dave: what are you talking about 'moderated'? I don't have comment moderation on. Unless of course it's REALLY bad and then the internet wizard may have stepped in . . . @CK: I don't know if it's a badge of honour either but I'm taking it.

  7. Tara says:

    @Dave: what are you talking about 'moderated'? I don't have comment moderation on. Unless of course it's REALLY bad and then the internet wizard may have stepped in . . . @CK: I don't know if it's a badge of honour either but I'm taking it.

  8. Boringly I don't actually have that many, but a good friend once confessed to owning 70 pairs!

  9. Boringly I don't actually have that many, but a good friend once confessed to owning 70 pairs!

  10. Tara says:

    @Nappy Valley Girl: 70! Is she Carrie Bradshaw? See now I've gone all, 'actually I don't have that many do I? Maybe I should pay a visit to the shoe shop . . . '

  11. Tara says:

    @Nappy Valley Girl: 70! Is she Carrie Bradshaw? See now I've gone all, 'actually I don't have that many do I? Maybe I should pay a visit to the shoe shop . . . '

  12. Vered - MomGrind says:

    Haha sorry can't help you here… I love fashion but shoes/ handbags are not really my thing. HOWEVER, I have more pairs of jeans that I could possibly wear in a lifetime so I guess that would be my vice. 🙂

  13. Vered - MomGrind says:

    Haha sorry can't help you here… I love fashion but shoes/ handbags are not really my thing. HOWEVER, I have more pairs of jeans that I could possibly wear in a lifetime so I guess that would be my vice. 🙂

  14. My vice is beauty products and lovely yummy lotions and potions for the bathroom. Oh my God, I believe everything I've ever read about the benefits of slathering octopus spit or gerbera juice (okay, so I'm paraphrasing/exaggerating here) all over my body and actually hyperventilated this morning when my goodie box of new Philosophy stuff arrived. Seriously, I had to breathe deeply into the box of goodies and almost inhaled a polystyrene packing tube.

  15. My vice is beauty products and lovely yummy lotions and potions for the bathroom. Oh my God, I believe everything I've ever read about the benefits of slathering octopus spit or gerbera juice (okay, so I'm paraphrasing/exaggerating here) all over my body and actually hyperventilated this morning when my goodie box of new Philosophy stuff arrived. Seriously, I had to breathe deeply into the box of goodies and almost inhaled a polystyrene packing tube.

  16. Potty Mummy says:

    You know, I don't think of myself as a shoe junkie but I'm sure I have almost as many pairs as you (by which I mean, you are NOT a shoe freak). And as for the fat feet thing? Has no one ever told you that when you have your first pregnancy your feet – for want of a better word – 'spread'? Gross, I know, but true. There are plenty of women – myself included – in teh same boat. That's the good news. The bad news is that no matter how much weight you lose, your feet probably won't shrink back… Sorry to be the bearer of rubbish tidings Tara!

  17. Potty Mummy says:

    You know, I don't think of myself as a shoe junkie but I'm sure I have almost as many pairs as you (by which I mean, you are NOT a shoe freak). And as for the fat feet thing? Has no one ever told you that when you have your first pregnancy your feet – for want of a better word – 'spread'? Gross, I know, but true. There are plenty of women – myself included – in teh same boat. That's the good news. The bad news is that no matter how much weight you lose, your feet probably won't shrink back… Sorry to be the bearer of rubbish tidings Tara!

  18. Tara says:

    @Vered: I guess that explains your 'most flattering jeans' post. You are clearly an expert in your field and I must agree, you can NEVER have enough pairs of jeans. @Nunhead Mum: Sigh, I too am a beauty product junkie. But octopus spit? Inhaling polystyrene packing? You are so in need of a break my lovely!@Potty Mummy: OH HELL!

  19. Tara says:

    @Vered: I guess that explains your 'most flattering jeans' post. You are clearly an expert in your field and I must agree, you can NEVER have enough pairs of jeans. @Nunhead Mum: Sigh, I too am a beauty product junkie. But octopus spit? Inhaling polystyrene packing? You are so in need of a break my lovely!@Potty Mummy: OH HELL!

  20. I don't have a shoe vice–I wish I had more cute shoes but I always end up buying more black shoes for some reason! I do have too many clothes….

  21. I don't have a shoe vice–I wish I had more cute shoes but I always end up buying more black shoes for some reason! I do have too many clothes….

  22. Working mum says:

    Oh no! You've made me realise that I do have more shoes than you. However, I have them stored in different places around the house – shoe rack under stairs, in wardrobe, shoe rack in back porch, shoe rack in garage, wardrobe in spare room, etc so I hadn't ever realised the true extent of my shoe fetish!

  23. Working mum says:

    Oh no! You've made me realise that I do have more shoes than you. However, I have them stored in different places around the house – shoe rack under stairs, in wardrobe, shoe rack in back porch, shoe rack in garage, wardrobe in spare room, etc so I hadn't ever realised the true extent of my shoe fetish!

  24. Adrenalynn says:

    Um, if you're a freak I don't know what I am! I have about 30 pairs of shoes that I wear regularly… And I can't stop myself from buying more. I have to have them! It's definitely my vice. Thankfully, my feet shrunk right back after my pregnancies, so I can still wear my favorites. But I'm feeling strangely jealous that some of yours don't fit anymore, because then you get to buy new ones… Maybe I am crazy…

  25. Adrenalynn says:

    Um, if you're a freak I don't know what I am! I have about 30 pairs of shoes that I wear regularly… And I can't stop myself from buying more. I have to have them! It's definitely my vice. Thankfully, my feet shrunk right back after my pregnancies, so I can still wear my favorites. But I'm feeling strangely jealous that some of yours don't fit anymore, because then you get to buy new ones… Maybe I am crazy…

  26. Tara says:

    @Hairline Fracture: It's like me with black trousers. My husband says: "how many pairs of black trousers does one woman need?" @Working mum: Hooray, another shoe fetishist (and a sneaky one at that – I like your style!)@Adrenalynn: Hooray hooray, another one. Hate you though, how did your feet shrink back and not mine? I still get the ones out that don't fit every now and again and wear them around the bedroom . . .

  27. Tara says:

    @Hairline Fracture: It's like me with black trousers. My husband says: "how many pairs of black trousers does one woman need?" @Working mum: Hooray, another shoe fetishist (and a sneaky one at that – I like your style!)@Adrenalynn: Hooray hooray, another one. Hate you though, how did your feet shrink back and not mine? I still get the ones out that don't fit every now and again and wear them around the bedroom . . .

  28. CK Lunchbox says:

    My wife says it is… and for me to get crackin' She thinks you're great but she's not playing second fiddle to no one when it comes to shoes. Yes dear.

  29. CK Lunchbox says:

    My wife says it is… and for me to get crackin' She thinks you're great but she's not playing second fiddle to no one when it comes to shoes. Yes dear.

  30. Kool Aid says:

    That's funny. I think I have maybe 6 pairs of shoes. OK, maybe 8 pairs, but I really only wear about 2 or 3 right now.Oh, you have an award over at my place 🙂

  31. Kool Aid says:

    That's funny. I think I have maybe 6 pairs of shoes. OK, maybe 8 pairs, but I really only wear about 2 or 3 right now.Oh, you have an award over at my place 🙂

  32. Jen says:

    I would have to say so. That is alot of shoes.

  33. Jen says:

    I would have to say so. That is alot of shoes.

  34. Tara says:

    @CK: Your wife is so cool! She shoots up the superhero ratings by, ooo, lots and lots!@Kool Aid: Ooo, an award. Lovely lovely. I'm there . . . @Jen: So, you're saying I'm a bit strange then are you Jen? That's Ok, I can live with that (as I'm sat here wearing my lovey black Mary Janes with the elasticated strap – and if you're a man reading this I'm sure that makes no sense whatsoever, but rest assured it's not dirty!)

  35. Tara says:

    @CK: Your wife is so cool! She shoots up the superhero ratings by, ooo, lots and lots!@Kool Aid: Ooo, an award. Lovely lovely. I'm there . . . @Jen: So, you're saying I'm a bit strange then are you Jen? That's Ok, I can live with that (as I'm sat here wearing my lovey black Mary Janes with the elasticated strap – and if you're a man reading this I'm sure that makes no sense whatsoever, but rest assured it's not dirty!)

  36. Audrey says:

    What if you drink and smoke (just socially but still, an occaisional vice) AND have a shoe fetish? Will you still let me comment?

  37. Tara says:

    @Audrey: 3 vices? You go girl! It's going to take some to beat that!

  38. Tara says:

    @Audrey: 3 vices? You go girl! It's going to take some to beat that!

  39. that girl? says:

    You see… in my blogger absence I went and missed a shoe post… arse! How many more than the picture do you have? I have about 55 I think but I bet that's not the worst! Nice choices BTW… am envying those black flat mary janes you have there! Other Half was channel surfing tonight and spotted MTV Cribs with Tamara Mellon of Jimmy Choo fame… OMG! If you saw her (two) walk in closets of shoes you would just die and go straight to heaven! We can but dream! She even got her five year old daughter a custom made pair of blue sparkly Choo's! Sigh…

  40. that girl? says:

    You see… in my blogger absence I went and missed a shoe post… arse! How many more than the picture do you have? I have about 55 I think but I bet that's not the worst! Nice choices BTW… am envying those black flat mary janes you have there! Other Half was channel surfing tonight and spotted MTV Cribs with Tamara Mellon of Jimmy Choo fame… OMG! If you saw her (two) walk in closets of shoes you would just die and go straight to heaven! We can but dream! She even got her five year old daughter a custom made pair of blue sparkly Choo's! Sigh…

  41. Turf Dad says:

    I collect Kung Fu movies. My wife was cleaning out the closet the other day and asked me what I wanted her to do with all those movies. I expained that it was my collection of Kung Fu movies and that she was to do nothing with them, if she knew what was good for her. She said that was silly. And I said, "Hey, at least it's not porn."

  42. Turf Dad says:

    I collect Kung Fu movies. My wife was cleaning out the closet the other day and asked me what I wanted her to do with all those movies. I expained that it was my collection of Kung Fu movies and that she was to do nothing with them, if she knew what was good for her. She said that was silly. And I said, "Hey, at least it's not porn."

  43. you have muchos shoes. I like the gladiator sandals.I don't own any pretty shoes. Am I a boy?

  44. you have muchos shoes. I like the gladiator sandals.I don't own any pretty shoes. Am I a boy?

  45. Marcia Francois says:

    Handbags. And watches.It's really bad though – have a look herehttp://organisingtips.blogspot.com/2008/10/ask-organiser-finding-right-handbag.htmland herehttp://takechargeofyourlife.blogspot.com/2008/08/wordless-wednesday-my-watch-excess.html

  46. Marcia Francois says:

    Handbags. And watches.It's really bad though – have a look herehttp://organisingtips.blogspot.com/2008/10/ask-organiser-finding-right-handbag.htmland herehttp://takechargeofyourlife.blogspot.com/2008/08/wordless-wednesday-my-watch-excess.html

  47. Tara says:

    @That Girl?: Jimmy Choos . . . .hmmm, am off in a daydream now. @ Turf Dad: Hey, that is one cool fetish! Not so cool if you're one of those blokes who alphabetises them. Or puts them in order of kung fooness. Or the order in which you bought them. Or something else equally nerdy. That's just going too far. @ A Confused Take That Fan: Hmm, not a boy my dear, just in need of a little hand holding. I can teach you to become a slavering beast who strokes shoes in shops. What do you mean no thank you?@Marcia Francois: ooo handbags, yes. My friend also has a handbag 'thing' and I never see her with the same bag twice! She covets those expensive 'it' bags the celebs carry but prides herself on finding High Street alternatives that cost 1 thousandth of the cost!And yes, my dear, you do have it pretty bad – but we love you for it!

  48. Tara says:

    @That Girl?: Jimmy Choos . . . .hmmm, am off in a daydream now. @ Turf Dad: Hey, that is one cool fetish! Not so cool if you're one of those blokes who alphabetises them. Or puts them in order of kung fooness. Or the order in which you bought them. Or something else equally nerdy. That's just going too far. @ A Confused Take That Fan: Hmm, not a boy my dear, just in need of a little hand holding. I can teach you to become a slavering beast who strokes shoes in shops. What do you mean no thank you?@Marcia Francois: ooo handbags, yes. My friend also has a handbag 'thing' and I never see her with the same bag twice! She covets those expensive 'it' bags the celebs carry but prides herself on finding High Street alternatives that cost 1 thousandth of the cost!And yes, my dear, you do have it pretty bad – but we love you for it!

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