Post # 1
Ok, I’ve been looking for champagne wedding shoes for months now! I’ve had surgery on both of my ankles so I can only wear a max of 4″ heels and they HAVE to have ankle straps to stay on my feet, the wider the strap, the better – it gives me more support. (Weird, I know – but I’ve learned the hard way)
I knew that I would have a really hard time finding shoes that I would be able to walk in and also liked, but I found the PERFECT shoes a month and a half ago.. The only thing not perfect is the PRICE. They are Jimmy Choo’s and $525!!!!! I don’t care at all about the brand name, I’m definitely not a shoe girl. The most I’ve probably ever spent on a pair of shoes is $70 – TOPS!
So I’ve been scouring the internet for shoes that are similar to the expensive Jimmy Choo’s and nothing has been close to how perfect they are. I really can’t get over it. I posted on facebook something like “I found the perfect wedding shoe in a not so perfect price! This is beyond frustrating. Dress shopping was so much easier!” And my step mom texted me asking me if I bought them. I told her “Nope. Wayyy out of our budget.” She asked what they were and how much they are. I sent her the link to the shoes and told her they are insanely expensive.
She told me she was putting a $400 check in the mail and to order the shoes. I told her that’s really nice of her but she does not need to do that. I told her that’s way too much to spend on shoes. She said she would love to buy them, they are hot, I deserve them, and again told me to order them and that she can’t wait to see them on me. Then she said she “found” another $100 in her “budget” and that she just wrote out a $500 check to me and will mail it off tomorrow. She is craaazy about shoes!!
I NEVER EVER EVER thought I would get these shoes.. like I never even entertained the idea of spending that much $. I don’t think I’d feel right to accept that much money and spend on a pair of shoes. That’s crazy right?! But then I look at the picture and I get all swoon-y, butterflies, heart palipitations etc… lol. I keep telling myself, I need to tell her no I’m sorry I can’t accept the money.. but then I see the shoes and I’m all indecisive!
BEES! Do I accept the generous gift and spend a whopping $525 on SHOES?? Or do I politely decline and continue searching!?
Here they are in all their glory:
Post # 3
Be glad you have a nice stepmom and buy the shoes!
Post # 5
Yeah, it’s way too much money. I’m also confused why you want heels at all if you’ve had foot surgery. Heels are terrible for you. I’m sure you can find another shoe you like.
Post # 6
I say accept the gift, what a nice gesture!!
Post # 7
This is in fact a trick question….No such thing even exists.
Post # 8
Those were the exact same shoes I fell in love with… and, like you, I never thought I’d spend some much on the shoes – but I would a million times over tell you to do it!
That is SO nice of your stepmom and you should definitely get them.
Now, I say all this… with one disclaimer – make sure they fit! When I went to buy them, I was SO SAD they didn’t fit my foot! Total disappointment, since I’d gone full spectrum with that shoe! I ended up with a much cheaper pair of Enzo Angiolini pumps and was very happy with them.
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Post # 11
I don’t think I could wear shoes that cost as much as my wedding band
Post # 12
I think the shoes are too expensive (my most expensive pair EVER was $65) but it sounds like your step mom really wants to give them to you. If you think she’s being genuine and not just feeling like she should help you out, you should absolutely accept the gift.
I know that I personally love to give people gifts that make them happy- and knowing it’s something that you love love love but can’t afford, I would be very happy if I could give it to you, and really disappointed/kind of hurt if you refused the gift. This only applies if you think she’s genuine though (and from your post it sounds like she really is).
Edited to say: If you do accept her gift and the shoes only end up costing YOU the $25 difference, maybe you can spend the rest of the shoe budget on a little gift for her to show your appreciation- flowers or whatever you think she would like. My SO always refuses to cash gift checks from his grandmother, but I’m always telling him to cash it, spend half of it on a really nice flower arrangement for her, and everyone wins because she gets to give the gift and receive a sign of his appreciation in return, and he gets her gift as well. Long winded, sorry!
Post # 13
@michiru4ever: Thanks for the suggestion! I do like those.. and I think I’ve come across those while searching. Ahhh I’m so torn!
Post # 14
I own these shoes. Buy them!!
Post # 15
@kgirl91: That’s a good point! I didn’t think about how she might feel if I refused and I think you’re right – she might be a little hurt if I don’t accept. Maybe I’ll ask my dad if she thinks she would be upset…