(Closed) "Poor" Taste

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 62
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6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

@likewoah:  I agree. I kind of think of Coach as “poor man’s Gucci” … but I carry one because my sister likes to give Coach as random gifts throughout the year. And free is always worth it! (Though I did ask that she not buy me anything with the giant C’s all over it. Leather only, please!)

Post # 63
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6294 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Rainstorm77:  TBF I can’t notice the difference in comfort etc in the $150 price range; for me it’s when I get to the £300/$480 range that I notice the difference.

I have a few £200/$320 pairs of shoes and yeah, I can’t tell the difference. In those cases though they were a) bought on-sale, as usual, so cost me much less and b) bought more for ‘fun’ (eg one pair I have is lilac suede with pale pink patent trims, and I just loved the style; and at $65 marked down from $320 I was cool with the price; I’d never have paid more than $80 for them).

But when you get up to the likes of Jimmy Choo etc I can definitely tell the difference and the extra $ is well worth it. I prefer quality over quantity and am more than happy with my small-ish collection that I’ll have for years to come, and can keep adding to 🙂

Post # 64
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471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@barbie86:  I’ve never tried on Jimmy Choo shoes… actually it reminds me of a post I saw on here somewhere in the last few days where the bride said she had some wedge flip flops to carry around for after her ceremony in case her Jimmy Choos became too uncomfortable, which I thought was a great idea but at the same time I thought man… if I spent *that* much money on wedding shoes, I would not want to have to change them out for flip flops because of discomfort! So I guess that made me think that more $$ doesn’t always mean more comfort. But of course, if I was offered a nice pair of Jimmy Choo shoes, I doubt I would say no! I would just have extremely high expectations. 

Post # 65
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6294 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Rainstorm77:  At a guess, I’d say that the bride in question hasn’t previously worn/owned Jimmy Choos, though I might be wrong. In which case I can see why someone would want ‘back-up’ shoes as they wouldn’t know how comfortable they’d be over several hours.

For me personally, having owned quite a few pairs, I feel no need for back-up shoes and will actually be changing into higher heels for the evening lol

Post # 66
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

@jeg14:  

@Rainstorm77:  +1 on the shoes

 

I think it was how I was raised. My parents barely scraped by and now, even when I can afford things, I don’t find it necessary to have designer things.

My brother on the other hand, who is 7 years younger than me, got a lot of name brands, etc and he thinks that he has to have the best of everything. They have been known to buy my nephews, 2 and 3, $80 shoes. I think that is ridiculous! I have a hard time buying $60 ones for my 13 year old.

I do buy my kids name brands, but it is because I don’t want them to face what I know can come along with it in school. I do try to balance it out though andthey still get some things from Walmart.

I just don’t care. In the grand scheme of things having a lot of name brands, the most expensive car and a huge house with unused square footage is not that important, plus more to clean (at least the house anyway).

Post # 67
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471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@barbie86:  I’m not a super heels girl.. I think I stopped wearing them for a while and I grew too used to flats/ kitten heels and now my ankles hurt in high heels. I must be getting old :-/ Having said that, you’ve made me curious about the comfort of such high quality. You’ll be in trouble with my fiancé if I get a new penchant for such things lol

 

@MrsUPS:  This is why I am glad all Australian schools, public and private, have school uniforms! And my 13 yr old daughter has a very strict school uniform code so luckily there is no competition for name brands. I agree with you on the car/house thing. If I had an extremely expensive car I’d be too scared to drive it! No one cares about the value when it’s on the streets, other than the owner!  I’d only want a big house if I had a housekeeper that came with it 😀

Post # 68
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

@Rainstorm77:  Yeah, I wish public schools here would go to uniforms. They do in some of the bigger cities in the country.

Yeah, if I had someone else to clean I would definitely have a bigger house but 5 bedrooms is enough at the moment and I wouldn’t even have that many if I didn’t think my kids should have their own bedrooms.

Post # 69
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7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Meh.. welcome to the club. Whilst it’s always a bad idea to buy the cheapest of the cheap, so many things aren’t worth the money.

For example, I have deformed feet, and the best shoes for me are a brand which retails at around £50 (75$) a pair. I can’t wear **** cheap shoes, but I can’t wear the expensive ones either.

Bags… I get replicas because the quality of the leather is nicer than in shops, and they retail for the same price as high street, unbranded bags.

Clothes… I often get overstock of mid range clothes online.

I don’t think it’s worth the money either.

Post # 70
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2491 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

There are certain things I’m willing to spend more money on if it means better quality. I would rather spend more on a well made, comfortable pair of shoes than have 10 Payless pairs because I know they’ll fall apart in a month and hurt my feet. Other things, I am extremely cheap with. Like buying the grocery store brand- it’s the same damn thing most of the time.

Post # 71
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327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Excalibur

@jeg14:   yes, I couldn’t care! I can afford all those expensive name brands…but why?! I think a lot of people use them as a status symbol. I have $40 and $90 high heels that are just as nice as Loubies.  I got a $4 shirt on clearance at Meijer the other day..and I got compliments on it! My friend and I went to the mall the other day and when I told her I had gel eyeliner just the same as the MAC eyeliner she just bought but mine was $3 or $4 she didn’t care bc OMG, GOTTA HAVE THE BRAND NAME!!! Lol. Are people going to notice you have overpriced eyeliner on? Lol. Another friend has a $1400 LV bag…um, that’s two mortgage payments! Dang! But to each their own. While we love to be conscious with our money, others love to spend.

Post # 72
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171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MrsRevolutionize:  I do this too! I swear every time I’m shopping and find something that I like it’s almost always the most expensive (not that I buy it of course). It’s become a running joke with Fiance and I. 

We first went to tiffany’s for our ring shopping and I pointed to one that looked interesting and the guy was like “this ring is $300,000” I nearly burst out laughing!

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