If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, or have looked at the title, you know that I HATE paying more than I need to for an item. (And I bet all of you feel the same way, otherwise you probably wouldn't be here.)
We all love a good bargain, and we all know it's important to save money, but sometimes--and the key word here is sometimes--we make an investment. Whether to you that means paying the dreaded full price for something, or splurging a little on a piece you plan to have for years, getting an investment piece can actually save you money in the long run if it means you don't have to buy a bunch of cheaper versions instead.
Case in point: whenever I need to dress up for a wedding or something, I skip over to Payless or Target and buy a pair of heels. I might wear said heels a few times, but they're never THAT comfortable, so they end up in the storage baskets under my bed, collecting dust. Each pair might be only $20, but considering that I've done this 3 or 4 times now.... that's $80 I could've spent on one nice pair of heels to wear over and over.
So I fixed the problem:
These are SO PERFECT. First, they're red. Second, they're versatile. Third, they're reaaaally comfy. It's like having little angels supporting my feet. I bought them a couple of months ago and I've worn them about 10 times already.
The damage? $79.99. Although, as my sister pointed out to me, they're from DSW so I only paid the DSW full price and not FULL PRICE full price. Either way, $80 a pop is still more than I normally spend on shoes. But they were totally worth it.
How about you? Any big purchases lately? Or are shoes always the big purchase at your house?