Post # 1
I bought a pair of gold Nina shoes for the wedding but I am still thinking about splurging on my dream shoes! What do you think? If anyone has gone with Jimmy Choo’s, were they more comfortable on the Big Day?
My Nina Shoes:
My dream Jimmy Choo’s:
Post # 3
I’m far past my wedding, but splurged on Kate Spades when I really wanted Manolos. There are a lot of bees who like to save here, but I’m a shoe nut and say, if the Jimmy Choos will make you feel like a bride, do it! You’ll never spend that kind of money on shoes again.
Post # 4
Hahaha… so… funny story about me and Jimmy Choos.
I went with a couple of girlfriends to Neiman Marcus.
I tried them on.
My friends, and several people in the store, convinced me that it was my wedding and so it was worth it and I should just DOOOOOOO IT.
So I did.
I got to the parking lot. And the guilt hit.
I just couldn’t do it. 500 dollar shoes…I loved them, they were fantastic, but I just couldn’t stomach it. So I returned them…..
I bought them on eBay a week later for more than half off!!! They were worn once, Im guessing someones wedding – so there are a few scuffs on the sole, but absolutely nothing visible. And I’m so much happier with my decision.
(they look more silver in person)
Post # 5
I splurged on Kate spades too but had my eye on those Jimmy Choos as well… If they are your dream shoes, go for it I say.
Post # 6
I spent almost $800 on Christian Louboutin’s. I wore them for pictures, the ceremony, and about 15 minutes of my reception, where I promptly took them off and put on flip flops. That being said, I have worn those beauties many, many times.
I like the Jimmy Choos FAR better than the Ninas, but have you seen the Enzos from Nordstrom? They look a LOT like the Jimmy Choos, just without that ankle strap (and let’s face it- unless your legs are a mile long, an ankle strap is not flattering. And it doesn’t give you any more support than a shoe with no ankle strap). There are the ones that I am thinking about.
Post # 7
I say go for it!! It’s no different tan spending 800+ on a wedding dress that you will only wear once at least with the shoes you can wear them well after your wedding. I say go for it almost everyone splurges on something for their big day.
Post # 8
Those two pairs of shoes are so different… have you tried to find anything similar to the Jimmy Choo’s but cheaper, as PP suggested?
Post # 9
Thanks ladies! I think I have decided…I am getting the Jimmy Choo’s! I think they are very elegant and will look nice with my jewelry (and whole look in general). I do like the Nina shoes and I will be happy to wear them for other occasions. I especially love the color as it will go well with sarees. The Nina’s were only $40 so they were a great price for an everyday shoe. AND, I decided that my Jimmy Choo’s will be a reward to myself if I graduate (this May) with the gpa I want. Plus, I get to use a testing fee refund from my employer to pay for the whole thing. Overall I think I will be happy with the decision and will be a Win-Win situation. Yay!
P.S. @Mandypop: That’s a great idea! I will def consider that as an option but I am not going to count on finding the exact shoe in my size for an acceptable used price. If I happen to find it then I will just consider it a bonus. 🙂
Post # 10
I don’t have a photo of me wearing them yet, they were due to arrive in July, but I got an email on Friday saying they had been shipped!!! yay!!!!
I’m obviously biased so voted YES to the Choos!
Here they are <3
Post # 11
Ok call me crazy but I totally like your first pair better! You are paying for the name with the Jimmy Choo’s….they are pretty shoes but IMO you can find shoes just as great for a fraction of the price!
But it is your day and you deserve to feel like a princess and if the shoes make you happy then go for it!!
Post # 12
Yay! Choos all the way! I have my eye on a pair (NWR) that I may have to buy in the next few weeks…
Post # 13
I am a designer whore so I say totally worth the splurge…I know they cost a lot but they are so much more comfortable!
I had a pair of Ninas in high school for prom’s and they hurt sooo bad I swore off buying another pair.
Post # 14
I respectfully disagree with a PP who said you are just paying for the name – there is a noticable difference in the quality of materials and the quality of the construction of a classic designer shoe made in Italy vs. factory/mass produced shoes made in China.
My standard work shoe is a black kitten heel – and after wearing out 3 or 4 pairs of 40/50 dollar pairs from DSW each year, I splurged on a pair of Cole Haans and they are a lot more comfortable and haven’t worn out as quickly.
As for buying the Jimmys and keeping your eyes out for something on ebay – make sure you leave the pair you buy in the box and SPOTLESS. When I brought mine back only a day later, they practically put them under a microscope to inspect them before they did the return.
Post # 15
Update! My amazing fiance knew how much I wanted to wear an “extra special” pair of shoes for the wedding day and that I still wanted “something blue”. He took a quick trip to New York with a friend and came back with a surprise! A pair of powder blue Manolo Blahnik pumps! They fit PERFECTLY! They are so elegant and gorgeous and I can’t wait to wear them! I’ll post a pic later. 🙂