(Closed) Have you been tempted to splurge on the details? (Manolo Blahnik at an outlet!)

posted 7 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Jeannine @ Small Chic: I swooned and swooned over this exact pair in royal blue, but I did also end up seeing them at Nordstrom Rack in the pink, I think also around the same price.  Like you, I couldn’t justify hot pink, but boy was it tempting!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I go through that debate constantly.  I have a saks outlet and neiman marcus last call next to each other in the same mall and walked away from suede black prada booties for $270 once.  I really try to justify the sale in my head (i have several booties, none suede).  I wouldve walked away from hot pink like you did.  But I know the magnetic pull you feel as you walk out the door.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I. need. those. shoes. Now.. 🙂

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

oh yeah…im bad about shoes. im SOOOO tempted to splurge on the SATC Manolos for my wedding since my shoes will be my “something blue”

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

Hmm, tricky! On the one hand, they’re gorgeous, and they’re Manolo Blahnik, and I don’t have any yet! On the other hand, I don’t really wear hot pink, and probably wouldn’t get as much wear out of them as I would if they were in black.

It’d probably depend how skint I was at the time lol, or if I needed to ‘treat’ myself. I’ve spent $200-300 on shoes quite a few times now, so the price wouldn’t put me off, but I like to get ‘value for money’.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Jeannine @ Small Chic: Oh yeah, I’m going to spend a small fortune on my shoes.  I already bought a $100 pair of Badgley Mischka flats for the reception (and they were marked down from $200; I scoured the Internet for those shoes) and I’m 95% sure I’m going to bag the Kate Spade Clarices with the sparkly glitter heel for the ceremony.  They are $325 and I so totally do not care, lol.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would love the pink, that is one of my colors!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I just bought a 600 veil.  a 600 dollar piece of TULLE.  Granted it was discounted from 1200, but it’s  A PIECE OF TULLE and I could’ve gotten something similar for 200 o something.  Damn final sales.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

My shoes are Jessica Simpson so they weren’t expensive, maybe $60? Until I added a bajillion Swarovski crystals to them! I think they’re going to be just over $400 total. I think splurging on details that are important to you is the way to go.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I LOVE them. I stopped in a Nordstrom Rack today (Annapolis, MD) and found nothing. I would have totally bought them!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@WestieGirl: Annapolis has a Nordstrom Rack? I didn’t know that.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

::bahhhhhh:: I’m so amazed at how many people will pay  so much money for a name. It’s expensive to try and impress people, but half the people you meet, while in those shoes, wouldn’t even know what they are. I mean.. unless you take it up another level and announce your manolos in the conversation. LOL They are pretty, but i can find better ways to spend my money than on a pair of shoes.. Like a savings account, retirement fund, charity, paying down your cc debt (thank god i dont have any).. etc.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@HueysLuda: Yes! At the Harbour Center where the Whole Foods used to be. Nordstrom Rack is in the old Bed Bath & Beyond space ( I think) and there’s a new DSW right next door to it that just opened.

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