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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Is-shoes--Should I keep the Prada?

Savvy breaks for frivolity, she has Is-shoes. Buy me! I understand shoes in all the languages they speak. Spanish: Comprame! Italian: Compratemi. I bought some lovely Prada shoes at a deep discount and am now faced with some options.

I normally take a 36.5 or a 37 in European sizes. These are a 36. I'm certain I would have taken a 37 in this design. There is no other pair like it before or since. $199 down from $600. They go with anything and are beautiful!!! Maybe they'll stretch...

I also bought a pair of pink metallic sandals, also Prada. The size is right. A bargain at $109.90 down from $330. It's just that I feel guilty--


Because I bought a Ferragamo bag at $498 down from $1400. I'm totally keeping it. I got it for practically a knockoff price without the knockoff guilt. The pinks don't quite match so I'm faced with a choice.

Do I really need all of this crap? Ummm, no.
Why did I get this crap? It's complicated. I would much rather have Seattle in my life. I was so distraught over his departure that the handbag was, in a word, irresistible.
Can I return this crap? Yes, I can still return the Prada. In fact that amount would easily purchase a trip to Seattle...Though that is fraught with emotional dangers.

Turns out I showed them to someone who works at Nordstom and they thought something else looks better on me. Done. They go back.

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13 comments:

MarkyMark said...

WTF is it with chicks & shoes?! Why would ANYONE spend $498 on a freakin' HANDBAG?! Back when I had my ZRX1100 (a big muscle bike), $500 would get me new, high performance tires installed! $500 for a handbag-sheesh...

Learner said...

They are beautiful shoes Savvy, but, *cough* $199???? Far, far too rich for my blood!

therealbobthought said...

girl, we was gonna whup you had you bought them shoes, they was way over priced, bess said you git a better buy at payless, she said you git bogoed ther, she said youd know that

SavvyD said...

They're handmade in Italy!! $199 is a bargain when they were $598. If you see them up close, they are freaking beauuuutiful. Anyway, I'm taking them back.

Marky Mark--I wouldn't spend that on the tires. we all love our respective toys. Especially since mine was so discounted from $1400. I know, outrageous.

SavvyD said...

Payless vs. Prada--OUCH! Y'all kiiiiill me.

urban buddha at 1602 said...

Return them !!!!!!! Must i always be the voice of reason

MarkyMark said...

Yeah, but tires are an investment in LIFE; they're the only things in contact with the road, trasmitting your control inputs to it. Oh, the price I quoted is standard for changing out a pair of sportbike tires, which my ZRX required. BTW, when I had my car's tires changed from the original, stock tires that came with it, it cost me $1200. Not only were the tires worn out; the shocks & struts needed replacement also. A car's original shocks, struts, and tires all wear out @ the 50k-60k mile mark. I don't see how you could spend less than $1200 on a set of tires, shocks, and struts for a car. And that's all for the price of a freakin' handbag @ full price! It must be nice to have that kind of money to throw away...

SavvyD said...

I would never pay full price for a handbag! I fully accept your manly interests as perfectly appropriate. I wrote this mainly to point out that sometimes we try to take comfort in THINGS when they do not fill what we really desire. The shoes are going back, though I may be stuck with the handbag since I have already used it.

MarkyMark said...

Savvy,

Okay, I misunderstood your point then. Please be aware that a Godly guy may take your interest in shoes the wrong way though. He may think that you're just like any other worldly woman; the only difference, in his mind, will be that you attend church. He may very well write you off before he even talks to you.

Please believe me when I tell you that discerning, good guys WILL pay attention to what you say & do; if they see something they don't like, then they won't pursue you. Why do you think I'm turned off to women? Was it because I've been hurt that badly by them? No, it was not; it was closely observing them, and being disgusted by what I witnessed.

As for manly interests, yeah I have them. However, I had to get rid of the big bike; it was costing me too much to operate. That, and it got me on the cops' black list in TWO COUNTIES! I was notorious for misbehaving on that thing. Had I kept it, I would have lost my license; indeed I should have for the stunts I pulled on that thing, e.g. multiple forays into the 100+ mph zone...

I kept the smaller, more sensible bike. As it turns out, I probably could have afforded to keep the bigger bike too, but it would have cost me my license. I'm starting to look for a second bike again.

As for my car, replacing the tires is what any car will require. I wasn't overjoyed at having to spend $1200 on it, but it was better than skimping on maintenance. As I said, tires are an investment in your life, because they're the only things connecting you and your vehicle to the road. To put it another way, if I take care of the make & model car I own, I'll be able to keep it until the 250k mile mark, minimum. That's music to my ears, given what new cars cost these days! So, I think I'll keep visiting the Ford dealer every 5k miles like the book tells me to...

MarkyMark

SavvyD said...

Marky Mark--Bummer about getting rid of the bike. I love a good car as I have test driven many for money and have my favorites. I love how a motorcycle looks--especially Ducati.

Most guys just notice if they like them or not and most of the time I purchase at deep discount at Nordstrom rack. What always gets me about designer stuff and even luxury cars is the amount of detail work that go into them. It is as obvious as the architecture of today vs. yesteryear.

You keep visiting every 5K and thank you for buying American. I'm thinking of getting a Ford hybrid for my next one, though I quite adore my humble Mazda 3.

MarkyMark said...

Mazda is partially owned by Ford... :)

Emily said...

I walk a lot in my neighborhood and tend to wear out shoes so much that the cobbler has become my best friend. I think that the best rule of thumb is to divide the price you pay for a pair of shoes by the frequency of uses per year. I am rather picky about shoe quality, wearability and versatility. I do spend a lot at times, but I sacrifice spending in certain areas (of leisure and recreation and other shopping) in order to make sure I am spending within my means.

Anyways, I don't know what your daily needs are, so I am on the fence about your shoe expenditures. But again, function and quality matter in some cases.

If you bought the items and don't need any of them, I agree with your other friends who posted - return them and save money. Shopping will only bring short term happiness, but once the novelty wears off - well, you are a sad person with great shoes and a great handbag.

Did you go to Nieman Marcus for Last Call? Just curious.

SavvyD said...

Emily--Didn't hear about Last Call. In the original post I said what I really wanted at the end. I think people were a little too choked up on the cost of the shoes to understand what I really want can't be bought. However, better to be a sad person with a great handbag than just a sad person!! I think I might take it back.

PS even the knockoffs cost $200, but they're illegal.