Post # 17
I used to be the type of person who bought cheaper clothes and shoes in large quantities. Now I’d much sooner splurge on one item that will last for ages and not date, than spend the same on loads of things that I’ll wear only once or twice.
I am a HUGE fan of Jimmy Choo (and also Gina), and have 5 pairs of each. I’ve been lucky and bought most of mine on sale, but I bought my wedding shoes full price because they were my dream shoes and I didn’t want to risk not having them (I have a pair of Ginas, and a pair of Choos).
The Choos I have for my wedding are very similar to yours lol; they’re the same fabric and colour and have a peep-toe, but they have a lower heel and are fully enclosed around the side; I ADORE them, they are beautiful, and super-comfy. But, they’ll be staying in the box until the big day; I don’t want to wear them anywhere first, though I plan on wearing them a lot after.
When I got my first pair of Choos I was 15, so they cost a lot for me, and I was terrified of wearing them. But the more pairs I’ve bought, the less I care. They are ‘just’ shoes when all’s said and done, and they are designed to be worn, and enjoyed, not just looked at 😉 Yeah, the soles of my shoes are no longer pristine, and yeah, I have a few scuff marks on the heels, but on the whole they’re all still going strong considering how much they’ve been worn. I like to think that the fact they’re no longer pristine just shows how well-loved they are, and that I’ve got my money’s worth 🙂
Post # 18
When and where do you find them on sale?
Post # 19
I also splurged on Jimmy Choos for my wedidng and did not regret it for a single moment. I will wear them over and over again.
Post # 20
I live near London, and there are 2 JC stores near me, as well as several department stores which stock JC. Since the recession, JC have reduced styles by 30-50%, so I’ve picked up some bargains over the last couple of years (Gina discount by up to 70%!).
The problem with shopping in the sale is that not all styles are reduced, and only limited sizes are available; so, waiting can be a gamble. In the case of my wedding shoes, I paid full-price, as they were out of stock in my size, so as soon as a pair flashed up on their website, I quickly ordered them (they’ve since gone out of stock again).
Post # 21
WOW–those are beautiful!! I would definitely wear them around the house (and to your fittings) but nowhere else until after the wedding. Also, try to be really careful if you have delicate fabric (like tulle) on the bottom layers of your wedding dress, because the crystals can snag the fabric. But anyways, good luck, I’m super jealous, and you basically have the prettiest wedding shoes ever!
Post # 22
Ahhh – yeah that makes sense. I actually saw them first at Neiman Marcus but they didn’t have my size, so I figured i’d find them online and hoped they’d be a bit cheaper – but they were no where to be found other than sizes 5 or 11. So when they had them in my size at Saks I figured it was meant to be – but not without changing my mind about 5 times between the salesfloor and the register. The saleslady was like “honey these arent going on sale. Just BUY THEM”. I buy EVERYTHING on sale (including my wedding dress), so it was totally against my religion…hehehe.
Thanks you 🙂 yeah my dress is silk organza, but the sequins on these shoes are actually SUPER tiny – most of the sparkle is actually champagney-colored sparkley thread. I should still test it on the fabric sample I have though just so I know how careful I have to be.
Post # 23
I love these shoes, and say they’re worth the splurge. But maybe plan on re-wearing them after your wedding rather than before!!
Post # 24
I’m a splurger, and i have a pair of $600 designer beauties that I have worn to 4 weddings and plan on wearing to my reception for dancing- they are broken in and the soles are messy. For the ceremony and photos, I will be wearing a pair of inexpensive Ninas that have a clean sole (and thus photograph well, especially for still-life photos). Best of both worlds. You could wear them before the wedding and if the soles get messy, have the photog not photograph the soles 🙂 You dont’ want to wear brand new shoes on your wedding- your feet will kill you
Post # 25
Omg I love those!! I think its perfectly ok to splurge, occassionaly lol I purchased a gucci handbag in dsw once but I had it was on sale from $1000 to $500!! Lol needless to say I dont do that often