obsessions, yeah i have a few… most involve thrifting, so i never feel too guilty about picking up one.more.pillowcase., when it is just a buck at goodwill.

but obsessions can come in other ways, like coveting. i covet certain things. i long for them, pine for them, look at them online. see them all over flickr which only feeds my obsession, but rarely do i pull the trigger and buy any of those things i covet. i tie them into my thrifting obsession and think to myself, “maybe today kristin, maybe today you will happen upon those sandals.” not only is that chance more than slim that i will ever see ANY of those sandals at goodwill, but for them to actually be in my size?!?! yeah, dream on dreamer. what do i do instead? i buy crappy sandals, because they are cheap. and what do cheap sandals inevitably do? break. and usually at the most inopportune times. like walking around the city with a friend… and then you are left with one broken shoe and a barefoot march back to your car, ending your night out. ( been there done that.)

this year i pulled the trigger on one of my covet/obsessions, saltwater sandals. so many pretty colors! i loved the navy, the orange, and silver. i went with silver. trouble is you can only get them online.  i hit “buy” and waited.  to say i was excited for that box to arrive is a huge understatement. i felt like a kid on christmas!
they came when i was not home.
my mail lady did not leave the box.  😦
nooooooo!!!!! (exhale)
so i had to wait 1 more day to drive to the post office in town and pick up my pkg. EXCITED!!! i brought it home and tore it open, oooh pretty….
ou salty1

ou salty2

oooh shiny.
then i tried to put the first one on. hmmmm tighter than i hoped. then i stood up and it confirmed my already sinking feeling, they are too small. not a lot, but just enough. small enough that keeping them is silly. trust me i am tempted to force them on and keep them. but alas, i will box them back up and send them on their way back to CA and wait for the next size up… that’s the trouble with obsessions, they do not feel your pain.

ou salty4

“ENJOY YOUR SHOES!” it says… pour salt in my wounds why don’t ya.
until we meet again shiny sandals.



do you covet/obsess over stuff?  do share, because i need new stuff to obsess over.

“Cure for an obsession: get another one.” -Mason Cooley



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  1. pencilfox #
    August 10, 2012

    “that’s the trouble with obsessions, they do not feel your pain.”
    i love this.

  2. August 10, 2012

    Such a disappointment. Here’s hoping the arrive quickly!!!

  3. Jill #
    August 10, 2012

    I hate – HATE – returning stuff, so much so that I’ve missed windows on the return policy (it’s why I love Zappos’ 365 day return). But things I covet? Bags. Just about any good bag, I’ll covet it. Hope your new ones get there soon!

  4. August 10, 2012

    so sad…
    I really want an iphone, bad. But we are holding out because of the cost of the monthly bill it would create. for now, we will share the ipod touch between all four of us and hope no one gets hurt in the process 🙂

  5. August 10, 2012

    Yes! I lusted over one utterly perfect pair of FitFlops for YEARS but wouldn’t let myself buy them until the perfectly functional pair I already had broke. So yes, I was left hobbling like a crazy lady out of the restaurant, arms full with two small children, leftovers, and only wearing one shoe… but I was exstatic about it! Have fun with your new Salt Waters when they finally come!

  6. Laura Yurs #
    August 10, 2012

    Nooooooo!!!!!!!!! Oh that hurts! Here’s hoping the shipping gods bring you the new size ASAP!! They are all sorts of sexy!

    • August 10, 2012

      i will be away all next week, i am really
      hoping they are here when i get back.

  7. August 10, 2012

    i’ve been wanting a pair of those, too. i just can’t decide on a color! so i’ll probably wait until next year and be completely indecisive again and then it won’t be sandal season anymore.

    that stinks about them not fitting well enough. hope the return process is simple and you get your fabulous shiny sandals quickly!
    and good for you for treating yourself!

  8. August 10, 2012

    SO many awesome colors. i may regret treating myself, this may turn into a bad habit… and next summer i will have more colors. though i do think i might treat casey to a pair next summer.

  9. Ani #
    August 11, 2012

    I covet shoes by el naturalista. Sometimes you can scour around and find them on sale (which is good because they are koo-koo spendy). Oh, how those shoes fit like a dream.

  10. boldbohemian #
    August 14, 2012

    I covet different things that are much more expensive like iPads and video cameras. Ah, well… someday.

  11. sorryforbeingawkward #
    September 19, 2012

    Reblogged this on sorryforbeingawkward.

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