So I have to store and change-out my clothes and shoes seasonally. In the spring, out come my sandals, flip-flops, and open-toed shoes, and in the fall they're replaced with boots and closed-toe versions. There are some flats, etc. that are seasonless and get to live in the closet full-time. Those are the shoe elite!
I organize my shoe collection in boxes with either photos or a description written on them, placed by style, color, and amount of use. (This may sound OCD, but on an average day you'll find a bunch piled on the floor because I haven't bothered to put them away, so my inner messy self does come through!) But no matter how organized they are, at the end of the season I always find a pair or two I forgot I had. I've even been known to buy a new pair, only to bring them home and find out I have the exact same pair already!
The shoe and clothes migration are actually a lot of work, and this is the time of year when my closet envy reaches its peak. My closet is about as organized as its size lets it be, so a new closet organization system isn't going to do much for it. I suppose I could paint it and make it prettier, but really, what's the point?
So I fantasize about beautiful closets with chandeliers, a place to sit down, and a spot for every pair of shoes I own. Want to dream with me? Here's some eye candy:
Ahhhhh. Well a girl can dream can't she?
Now, Jessica Alba is a girl after my own heart when it comes to shoes:
Remember Carrie's closet on Sex in the City?
Here are a couple more; a bit more subdued -- no chandelier, but I'd still take them!
(Check out all that LV luggage!)
Oh well ... back to the reality of pulling out the storage bins in the basement, taking out shoes, putting in shoes, and putting the bins back in the basement. Maybe one of these days I'll get my perfect closet ... or decide I don't need so many shoes. Dream on!