Post # 1
I’m wearing these black shoes with a very short heel on them, which I bought for like $40 at JC Penny. They are comfortable, look fine, and are the exact perfect heel height to keep the hem of my work pants off the ground. I love them.
But when I drive, shifting my foot back and forth from the gas to the brake has rubbed the black paint off the back of the right heel. So I just colored it in with a sharpie.
This is what happens when you buy cheap shit. You have to color the heel of your shoe with a sharpie.
Also, when I was younger, I had these cheap black hooker boots that were amazing. So comfortable I could wear them all night, even though they had 4 inch heels. One day, the pleather (yes, pleather) separated from the zipper on one of them and I was distraught. My favorite boots, deceased??! No way! I superglued it back together and continued to wear the boots for another year or so until the pleather finally gave out.
You know you’ve MacGyvered some cheap item back together because you refused to admit that you’d spent money on trash. How did it go?
Post # 2
I saw the title and immediately thought of a pair of shoes I have too!
Bought some $20 wedge heels off of eBay (I know, probably don’t need to say much more) and within a week, the wedge separated from the body of the shoe. I superglued it back together just to make it through the day. Never again.
I’ve also bought some nail polish on Amazon because the prices on there were much cheaper than other sites, only to have them be fakes.
Post # 3
TheGridMonster: You mean to tell me you actually LEARNED something from your purchase of cheap crap??! I never do! I just sew on new buttons, carefully repair ripped seams, and pour in oceans of glue until I am satisfied that I can get another few uses out of it 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
Bought one of those super sparkly bracelets from Claire’s because I noticed I have a distinct lack of bracelet’s and I wanted something glitzy to go with an outfit. Took it home, a week later pulled it out to wear for the first time and took off the tag. Finally noticed that one of the little stones has already popped out. Ah well, the tag’s off now, it was 12 bucks and no one will notice it anyway.
Post # 5
iarebridezilla: I’m in my 20s. Saving for a wedding. Everything I buy is cheap shit hahahaha
My fake designer wallet is coming apart after a month of sort of heavy use. Am I’m going to keep using it? You betcha.
Post # 6
Bought a nice cheap statement necklace from china, like $5. Broke out in a rash the first time i wore it.
Bought cheap ketchup to save money, tastes awful.
Bought cheap flats from target, like $10. Big ass blister the first time i wore them.
Post # 7
iarebridezilla: Haha! Well, while I haven’t ordered another pair off eBay yet, I would be lying if I said I didn’t wear the superglued pair until it was beyond repair 🙂
Post # 8
MrsRoberts52: I’m almost 30 and saving for nothing in particular, but I still buy cheap shit because I prefer quantity and variety over quality. So no judgment here 😉
I have always always always carried cheap purses. With my old one, the shoulder strap would always stretch itself out really long from carrying the weight of the purse, so I sewed it in place at the perfect length with super heavy duty thread. Took me ten minutes. Totally worth it versus the cost of buying a better purse! Also, I was able to machine-wash it after it mysteriously got beer spilled all over it one time. Try and machine-wash your LV bags — you can’t!! 😛
Post # 9
I’m also guilty of sewing up a hole in the toe of a pair of tights and then dousing it in clear nail polish to keep it from running … and then wearing the tights a few more times until they were beyond repair.
I have plenty of money. I don’t know why I do this.
Post # 10
iarebridezilla: Hahaha yes!!! I have resewn the straps on so many old dresses. Good as new! 😀
Post # 11
iarebridezilla: Hahahaha I totally do the pair of tights with clear nail polish! haha I need to just get new ones now haha
I actually bought a pair of cz with pearls earrings for my wedding off of a cheap site and when I got them in the mail, the pearls fell of immediately! I tried super gluing them back together but they would fall of every couple of days…haha I ended up buying another pair for the wedding, 4x the price of the cheap ones…haha they lasted all day!
Post # 12
iarebridezilla: I’ve totally black sharpied my heels before.
Post # 13
Shoes. I ‘d buy cute but cheap shoes that would either hurt to high hell to walk in or fall apart in months. Never again. Shoes must be comfortable and I only buy leather and it’s worth the investment. Heck, it’s not even that expensive. My Nine west wedges I have on today cost me $40 and have lasted me 2 years of almost daily Spring and Fall wear.
Watches. I tried buying cheaper <$200 watches but the face always gets all scratched up and looking like crap. No more trying to be cheap and saying, it tells time all the same. Only 1 classic watch with sapphire crystal face for me. Even if it costs 1k, it lasts me over a decade and look as good as it did on day one.
I love inexpensive things and deals, but no more cheap crappy quality for me. I make enough to enjoy the items I buy.
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
I buy the same pair of cheap ass white girl boots from Kohls every season. By the end of winter the soles are separating from the bottom of the shoe. But I love the way they look on me, so I just suck it up and buy a new pair each season. I guess I’m lucky that they keep making them? I’ve thought several times, “I should just invest in a really good pair of boots.” Never happens.
Post # 15
iarebridezilla: I bought the cutest necklace at Charming Charlie. It was jingly (like a belly dancer’s skirt) and silver and perfect. I wore it once. It made my neck smell like metal. And now it sits in my drawer, never to be worn again.