The Collection

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Last week, I mentioned my shoe collection in a post. Or a tweet. Or both.

I like shoes, that’s no secret.

Just ask my husband, who’s continually astounded as to how many pairs I have.

I don’t know, I haven’t counted recently. I would venture, around 50 pairs? That includes about 8 pairs of Nike sneakers, courtesy of my previous employment there (I’ve given away a good 30-40 pairs over the last 5 years) and numerous pairs of ugly flip flops.

I’m not here to show you those.

I’m here to show you these.

The Wedges

What I used to wear to work

The sexy heels

But these are what I wear regularly….. the flats….

You likey?

Tell me, which ones are your favorites?


I love my girls, Kir of The Kir Corner and Angela of Tiaras and Trucks, and they’re hosting the Summer of Sole Sisters, so I’m linking up!




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  • July 22, 2011 Julie

    What size? Can I go shopping in your closet? I love the white heels with the buttons!
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    • July 22, 2011 Alison

      Size 7! I got those (they are actually a very light grey) from Nine West in a factory outlet in California about 2.5 years ago!!

  • July 22, 2011 Barbara

    Those wedges make me swoon!
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    • July 22, 2011 Alison

      Hee hee! Thank you!

  • July 22, 2011 Kir

    OMG, I”M IN LOVE….in LUST, in love??? OMG. You have a fantastic collection…will you put them up on our blog hop??? Please???

    wow, Alison, these are FANTASTIC, they are just gorgeous like you!!!

    *SWOON* I love your shoes. *Sigh*
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    • July 22, 2011 Alison

      Aw, thanks Kir! I’ve linked up!

  • July 22, 2011 Jaime

    Oh wow…I’m so envious. I love shoes, but too broke to buy them these days. I heart wedges. They are my faves!

    • July 22, 2011 Alison

      Oh I haven’t bought shoes in a while – these are all old! And wedges are my faves too.

  • July 22, 2011 ddigerati

    Gorgeous shoes! I love the wedges. Are they comfortable? I need to go shopping!
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    • July 22, 2011 Alison

      Oh yes, wedges are the best type of shoes! GO SHOPPING!

  • July 22, 2011 angela

    Swooning. Really. Maybe it’s too much caffeine, but I LOVE the first wedges with the buckle and EXTRA LOVE the wine slingbacks.

    Please link for the bloghop! Your collection is droolworthy.
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    • July 22, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Angela! I’ve linked up!

      The buckled wedge is one of my faves, they’re so comfy I actually wore them when I was 6 months pregnant!

  • July 22, 2011 jacqui

    This whole time, I’ve been picturing you wearing the sexy heels all day while you tweet.
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    • July 22, 2011 Alison

      Why, yes Chick, you got that right.

  • July 22, 2011 Jackie

    LOVE the wedges!!! I think I only have one pair of sexy heels, and I can barely walk in them, haha! But like you, I wear flats everyday.
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    • July 22, 2011 Alison

      Thank you!! I have a secret talent – I can walk and run in very high heels πŸ™‚ But I don’t advise it when carrying a child hehe.

  • July 22, 2011 Natalie

    Looks like someone needs to have a night out on the town to prance around in these sexy heels!
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    • July 22, 2011 Alison

      You think? πŸ™‚

  • July 22, 2011 Kristin

    I’m drooling over those wedges. I very rarely meet a pair of wedges that I don’t love.

    Actually, I’m drooling over your entire collection. Those beige pumps? To.die.for.
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    • July 22, 2011 Alison

      You’re a shoe-lover too?? Yee haw!!!

      • July 22, 2011 Kristin

        Absolutely, although my collection is severely lacking right now. (Although I did just find a pair of red wedge espadrilles to replace the ones that died!)

        But I’m a size 6 – and sometimes a size 5-1/2. And I have narrow feet. My husband says they look like two little dinner rolls. So, shoe-shopping can be difficult and frustrating at times (but SO worth it in the end!).
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  • July 22, 2011 Christine

    Am in danger of ruining my laptop because I’m drooling uncontrollably. Ooo. La. La.
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    • July 22, 2011 Alison

      Hee hee, thank you!

  • July 22, 2011 KLZ

    Those purple slingbacks in the work montage? I want.
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    • July 22, 2011 Alison

      If you’re a size 7, I’ll have them ready for you by January 2012.

  • July 22, 2011 Jessica

    Very cute. I don’t think I could wear half of them though.
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    • July 22, 2011 Alison

      Thank you. You could wear the flats!

  • July 22, 2011 Lindsay

    Ahhhh I used to have tons of shoes…my pretty pretty shoes…

    Then I got pregnant and my feet grew.

    My Aunt and my sister have my shoes now.

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    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      I’m fortunate my feet went back to its original size 5 days after giving birth!! At least you know your shoes went to family πŸ™‚

  • July 22, 2011 sparkling74

    Since I am on a crusade to rid the world of opened toed shoe wearing in public, I have to say the bottom right pair are my faves!

    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      Oh those are super comfy! And you can’t see it clearly in the picture, but there’s a sparkly skull where the ribbon is!! I wore these a lot when my feet were swollen while pregnant.

      Why the open-toed shoe hate? How else will we show off our pedicures?

  • July 22, 2011 Staying Afloat!

    I’m salivating over those wedges. Probably because I don’t own a single pair. :o(

    I cannot remember the last time I went shoe shopping. Must put that on my to-do list!

    Going out on a date night tonight and all I have are flats, or boots.
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    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      Oh good excuse to go shop for something!!! There’s nothing like a pretty pair of heels to liven up an evening πŸ˜‰

  • July 23, 2011 Alexandra

    50 pairs?



    They don’t call me Imelda Marcos for nothing.

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    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      I would LOVE to see your collection, shoeho…er, I mean, Your Highness πŸ™‚

  • July 23, 2011 Rach (DonutsMama)

    Nice. Although I’m pretty sure I’d fall over in those heels! Flip flops are my wardrobe staple too.
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    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      Thank you. And I have. Fallen over. *Ahem*

  • July 23, 2011 Amanda Austin

    My favorite? The black and white lacy sexy heels! My heart skips a beat when I see shoes like that!
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    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      Oh yes, I can see you in those!

  • July 23, 2011 Sandra

    I’m salivating…going to short-circuit my keyboard!

    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      With your legs, you could pull off any of those!!

  • July 23, 2011 Missy

    That’s a lot of shoes! I go through tennis shoes really quickly. It’s kind of a pain.
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    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      That’s not even all of it. I didn’t photograph the older wedges, a few more pairs of flip flops and 2 pairs of shoes I’d already shown before πŸ™‚

  • July 23, 2011 liz

    All you ladies and your heels and wedges!


    The lacy ones are sexy, girl!

    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      Hee hee! There are sexy flat shoes too!

      The lacy ones look like lingerie, which is why I bought it lol

  • July 23, 2011 Evonne

    I love shoes! I really love those navy wedges! They are navy right? (small computer screen over here!)

    Can I come shopping in your closet?
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    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      They’re black actually πŸ™‚

      Sure, come armed with lots of cash!

  • July 23, 2011 mom2kiddos

    Hey, we’re the same size – 7. How tall are you anyway? I love all of them, but might not be able to pull off those heels anymore.
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    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      I’m a mere 5’3″. Tell me you’re not taller hehe. I don’t think I can pull the sexy heels off anymore either!

  • July 23, 2011 Mandi

    Serious shoe-envy right here!

    MmmKay…My favorites were the black lacy looking heels and the nude heels with the two buttons! Yum!

    Thanks for posting, I love a peek in someone’s closet every once in awhile.
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    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      You have good taste!!

  • July 23, 2011 Galit Breen

    Girlfriend! You ROCK the shoe collection! I wish you could take me shopping! What do you recommend for gorgeous yet comfy?

    Fantastically done friend!

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    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Galit!

      I’d recommend wedges (obviously). Heels with no discomfort of stilettos and they can be casual AND dress an outfit up! Colors? I’d go with neutral – tan, beige, or black. Always walk around for a little after while trying them on!

  • July 23, 2011 melody

    Totally love the blush colored wedges!!!!!!

    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      They are one of my favorites πŸ™‚

  • July 23, 2011 Ann

    I am strictly a flip-flops kind of gal….there is no other shoe for me!
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    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      That’s true for me too for the past 18 months!! I do occasionally wear the wedges πŸ™‚

  • July 23, 2011 Runnermom-jen

    Ooh, mama…those are some pretty hip shoes! I have to pick just one favorite? The top row looks pretty awesome to me πŸ™‚
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    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      Wedges are AWESOME!

  • July 23, 2011 Cheeseboy

    My favorites are the, ah, I have no idea. I’m sure my wife would like a pair or two.
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    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      There’s nothing like a pair of shoes to make the wife happy.

  • July 23, 2011 Theresa

    Wow girl, I am so impressed with anyone who can still wear heels! My 40 year old feet cannot wear them for longer than 20 minutes or I get sharp shoots of pain up my leg! I get foot and leg cramps!

    Thanks for reading my blog- and meeting Oliver Stone is still pretty cool!
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    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      Well, I haven’t worn the heels for a while now, I mostly live in flats (since the baby arrived in 2009)!

      You’re welcome, and thank you for returning the visit. Nice to meet ya!

  • July 23, 2011 Mama, Hear Me Roar

    Whoa! You have some POWER! Can’t say I have any favourites – there are so many nice ones in there πŸ™‚
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    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      Thank you!

  • July 23, 2011 Kimberly

    I love you. That is all.

    Can I go shoe shopping in your closet? If you say no I’m just going to sneak in there anyway. I’ll hide in the corner like a creeper so you can’t see me. Then I’ll pop up out of nowhere to say hi. Wait. What?

    Anywhoodles, I L-O-V-E your shoes! And wedges? My new fave!
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    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      Hon, just say the word and you can have any pair you like!

      Unless you’re NOT a size 7….. (yeah don’t be a creeper lol)

  • July 23, 2011 Miranda

    The taupe ones with the buttons make my heart go pitter patter.
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    • July 23, 2011 Alison

      They are beautiful, aren’t they? Sigh.

  • July 23, 2011 Jessica

    Oh my gosh, great shoes, can I come borrow your whole closet?
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  • July 23, 2011 Alison

    Sure! If you’re a size 7, perfect!

  • July 24, 2011 kim sisto robinson

    Ohhhhhhh, it’s so hard to decide my favorite, but i think I like the rust coloured heels the most! xxx
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    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      It’s very you πŸ™‚

  • July 24, 2011 Christi

    I LOVE the tan, open-toed heels with the buttons on the side! I can’t remember the last time I wore heels…
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    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      That’s one of my favorites too! I haven’t worn heels for a while – wedges, yes, but I’ve nowhere to go in heels πŸ™‚

  • July 24, 2011 MamaRobinJ

    Oh my goodness… I’m totally not a shoe girl but those are awesome. I fall over in heels. Even wedges. (Yes, I’m totally lame.)

    Love the lacy sexy heels though. Very nice!
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    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      I’ve fallen over too, but it has not deterred me haha!!

  • July 24, 2011 Kelley

    I looooove all of them! I really like the navy wedges. I bet you have cute clothes to go with it all, too!
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    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      Aw thanks Kelley!!! Cute clothes? Notsomuch hehe

  • July 24, 2011 tracy

    Oh hon – there is so much beauty here. le sigh.
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    • July 24, 2011 Alison

      Hehe, thank you my dear. I’d love to see your shoe and dress collection πŸ™‚

  • July 24, 2011 Angela

    Awesome collection. I love the wedges. But like you I wear mostly flats. Cute flats, but flats. I should link up with my collection!
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    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      You should! It’s open for a few more weeks! Would love to see them.

  • July 26, 2011 Vikki

    Oooooh! I’m in love with the black, peep toe, little black bow on the vamp, red inner soul..whoops sole πŸ˜‰

    Me likes. πŸ˜€

    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      With a blog name like yours, I’m not surprised! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by Vikki.

  • September 18, 2011 My Inner Chick

    —Love it, Mama!!! Brilliant. Do you walk around the house in those babies? HAHAHA
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    • September 19, 2011 Alison

      Shhhh, sometimes I do!!

  • September 27, 2011 By Word of Mouth Musings

    We could do some serious serious damage shoe shopping together! Actually my Mom used to have a double door linene closet in a hallway that was filled with – shoes. Each in their boxes with a description written on the side – no kidding!

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Tuesday!!!
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    • September 27, 2011 Alison

      Oooh, your Mom sounds like my kind of lady!! I wish I was that organized πŸ™‚

  • September 28, 2011 Jackie

    I think that I have almost as many pairs as you do but I don’t think that mine are half as cute as yours!!! I LOVE the heels!
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    • September 28, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Jackie!

  • September 28, 2011 JDaniel4's Mom

    Stopping from Time Travel Tuesday.

    I have mostly flats and sneakers. I need to be able to run after a three year old.
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    • September 28, 2011 Alison

      The heels and wedges are mostly in storage now πŸ™‚

  • September 28, 2011 Melissa

    Those heels are to die for! Oh, how I miss my cute shoes. My 5’1″ frame looks so much better in heels. But I see moms pushing strollers in heels, playing in the park in heels, sitting in the pediatrician’s office in heels… they look very uncomfortable. So I hope you hang on to those heels and savor every chance you get to wear them!
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    • September 28, 2011 Alison

      Aw thanks Melissa! Hah you’re tinier than me! (I’m 5’3″). I’m definitely hanging onto my heels, I love them. I just wonder when I’ll ever get to wear them….

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