Post # 1
So i bought THE shoes…
The sparkly, blingy, beautiful, and incredibly comfortable Jimmy Choo’s.
I was told several times by several people that they never go on sale, they go with everything, they’re worth the investment, etc. And so I splurged.
When I bought them I thought, well, I’ve got my cousins black tie wedding coming up, I can break them in that night before I wear them for my own wedding, but now that its getting close, I can’t bring myself to take them back out of the plastic – which sort of defeats the purpose of owning them. I think part of me is hesitant because I’ve never splurged on anything like that before, and I can still return them if I haven’t worn them.
There must be other ladies out there who are usually proud bargain hunters who made a splurge… was it worth it? Did you have any pangs of regret?
Post # 3
They are gorgeous shoes. I probably would hesitate to wear them before my wedding also. Simply because I wouldn’t want to mess them up. Tell yourself you’ll wear them a lot after the wedding. Everyone deserves a good pair of heels once in their life!
Post # 4
I am a daily bargain shopper for sure, from groceries to home decor to wedding items to clothing and shoes. But my must have splurges are jeans, handbags and watches. Totally worth every penny and no regrets. They are well made and look great, get TONS of use and last for sooo long.
I’d wear the heck out of those shoes… but after your own wedding. I wouldnt want to wear them before the wedding and scuff anything up before those gorgeous wedding shoe shots.
Post # 5
I would be sure to be wearing them around the house before your wedding as to make sure they are broken in. No one wants blisters on their wedding day!
Post # 6
thank you ladies, you’re right –
I think I will keep them but wear some WAY less amazing shoes to my cousins wedding 😛 I have this funny imagination where I’m picturing the other shoes in my closet looking at these and pouting and feeling sorry for themselves.
@MsBrooklynA: Haha – a friend already suggested that I wear them around the house for a day and she would take pictures of me like – making Ramen noodles in a bath robe with them on 😛
Post # 7
@mandypop:I “overspent” on my dress and felt guilty about it for ages. And then wedding day came and it was worth it a hundred times over. Don’t feel guilty!
Post # 8
I didn’t buy Choo’s but I splurged for Kate Spade’s. I’d normally never spend nearly $300 for shoes!!! I haven’t had my wedding yet but I don’t regret the purchase, I couldn’t get them out of my mind and feel like it’s the one day in my life I can wear “special” shoes. : ) Oh and I should mention that while I’m frugal, I didn’t go into debt for the shoes or anything. I could easily pay cash, it just hurt a bit!
Post # 9
Ummmm there is no such thing as “over spending” on Jimmy Choo. Sweet sweet Jimmy Choo…mmmmm *drool* I LOOOOVE your shoes.
Post # 10
I don’t think you should feel guilty at all! It’s the most important day of your life and a girl deserves a good pair of shoes every now and then. They are BEAUTIFUL and will definitely go with a lot of other things besides a wedding dress. Just make sure you really love them and will get more use out of them so you don’t feel bad about keeping them. I agree with everyone else when they said not to wear them to your cousins wedding – let them make their big debut on your day!!!
Post # 11
I love them, I think they’re totally worth the splurge! 😉
Post # 12
When I was wedding planning Jimmy Choos were going to be my one big splurge. I looked long and hard and could not find a pair I absolutely LOVED in the price range I wanted. So go you for finding one! If I did find one I would have bought it!
But it’s definitely on my bucket list. 😉
Post # 13
I tried on a few of those too – sooo pretty – but these ones just made me feel like a movie star for a few minutes…
They were 500, which in all other circumstances would have been too much for me to even try them on, but I was so so SO fortunate/blessed that my uncle insisted on buying my dress, which left me with quite a chunk of wiggle room in our budget.
Post # 14
It’s always worth it for a pair of gorgeous shoes! 🙂 Don’t feel guilty!
Post # 15
I’d wear them again, but would first wear them in for the wedding..to make it more special! But I guess it would be a good idea to break them in, so they are comfortable the day of.
Post # 16
Yeahhhh I’m going to let the desire to keep them looking amazing take over the urge to have a Carrie Bradshaw moment (cousins wedding is in NYC and I’m wearing a ridiculous blue silk chiffon Tadashi Shoji gown I found for like 85% off at Nordstrom Rack)