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Shopping For Shoes Is Pure Torture

Sunday, January 06, 2013

My daughter and I went shopping yesterday to find her some shoes since she and I have the same shoes issue and therefore she only has one pair. It is very difficult to find any shoes that fit us since we have very narrow heels and to make things worse, she has undiagnosed sensory issues. You can imagine how much fun we had at the shoe store! emoticon

We were there literally for hours trying on countless shoes after shoes (even ugly shoes) and nothing fit us even semi-well. We both settled on a pair that fit better than the hundreds we tried on after we were nearing pure exhaustion. Luckily my shoes were half off since they have a special that you buy one pair you get the second pair half off.

We hit JC Penney before that (yes, again) because she needed some pants since she complains she has shirts but no pants to match. I also wanted to see what I had missed the last time we were there since they have marked down their winter clothes and put them on clearance. I was shocked to see that they have bikinis and other bathing suits on the mannequins!! emoticon It's so cold here now and bathing suits are the last thing on my mind for sure!

She found two really cool looking metallic skinny jeans marked down, two scarves (they are solid color but have a design that is a skull and cross bones but you don't notice unless you hold it up to the light) that were marked down to $4, a cool Grateful Dead t-shirt for $2, and I got some camisoles and shirts that were marked down in the Jr. department for me. I'm so thrilled that I can fit (shirts at least) in the Jrs. department now!!! emoticon

My daughter and I can exchange and trade shirts since we both can wear the same sizes, which is very cool as it saves us money and space. I'm trying hard to be a little more adventurous in my dress and while I will dress appropriately, I am layering more and trying fun clothing. I don't want to be a dowdy mom for sure, but don't want to dress like I'm a teenager and look ridiculous either. I think there is a fine line and I'm doing pretty well.

Some things I will definitely leave up to her to wear although I may be able to fit into them, LOL.

Today is Sunday so it's coupon day in the newspaper, so I'll be cutting, filing and sorting coupons to get ready for the new sales week this upcoming Wednesday (when my grocery stores change their sales flyers).

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    Yeah, it's harder and trickier to buy clothes and shoes now that she is older and a teenager, but I was hoping she didn't inherit my hard to fit feet.

    I've never had the joy of just looking for cheap, cute shoes. I looked at ugly shoes, cute shoes, crazy looking shoes, neon-colored shoes, etc. and none of them fit either of us. It was very torturous to have it two-fold, LOL.
    1961 days ago
    I hate shoe shopping. most shoes are uncomfortable to me. i don't wear them around the house.
    1961 days ago
    I miss shoe shopping. It was like searching for the holy grail trying to find something cute, cheap, and with a comfortable fit. I was such a high when I scored! emoticon

    Now I can only wear Danskos because of my plantar faciitis.
    1961 days ago
    My daughters don't have shoe issues..but I know not to buy anything without them present. Especially my 12 year old. Enjoy your Sunday!.
    1961 days ago
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