Are Jimmy Choo Shoes A Frugal Purchase?

Okay this may be the only time you see a picture of Jimmy Choo shoes on the Living Rich With Coupons site.  But, I thought it was appropriate for this post.

Have you ever grabbed a pair of your jeans, shirt, shoes and thought, “I’m so glad I bought this”?.  Sometimes you just find that perfect piece that works with everything, fits you perfect and is just your go to item in your wardrobe.  So, I thought it would be fun to see what you have as your go to piece in your wardrobe.  Is it as great pair of sweats?  A sweater you wear with everything, a pair of shoes that you just can’t live without?

Being a frugal shopper doesn’t always mean buying things for dirt cheap.  Say you found a pair of  shoes that were on clearance for only $5.00.  They really weren’t your first choice but they were only $5.00.  Then, you wear them once and realize that you really don’t like them or they hurt your feet or you have nothing to wear them with.  So even a pair of $5.00 shoes becomes a waste of money and totally not frugal.  But, if we spend $40 on a pair of shoes and we wear them all the time, well that is a much more frugal purchase.

So, I’d love to hear your best buys for summer time clothing and accessories.  Tell us what you bought as a bargain and can’t live without and tell us what you splurged on and are so glad you did.  I’ll go first.

My Bargain Summer piece: The Hanes Men’s V Neck Tshirts that I got for $1.67 each.  I wear them with everything, jeans, capris, sweats, yoga pants and even skirts.  They are so comfortable and I love them.

My Splurge Summer Piece: My all time favorite are my Twisted Heart Flip Flops. I wear them with sweats or a nice pair of linen pants.  I {heart} them.  I wear them so much that I am wearing them out.  And at $50 (gasp) a pair, they are not cheap.  So I’ve saved all my blow money and now I’m hunting down a sale.  But, these little buggers don’t go on sale too often.  I would be lost without them in my wardrobe.

So, you guys are next.  Tell us your best bargain and best splurge pieces in your summer clothing and accessories.  And, I’m hoping no one says a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes 🙂

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  • Holly

    Ok, this post was just cruel! I saw the post and clicked on it with high hopes. I though that you had found a discount on Jimmy Choos! I wasn’t expecting miracles, but a sale would have been nice. Thx for the tease, LOL! 😉

    • Cindy

      @Holly, LOL, A discount on Jimmy Choo shoes would involve just buying the heel or maybe the buckle LOL 🙂

  • JG

    I was thinking the same thing, Holly. 🙁

    Summer Splurge…Bally Bowler Bag. Love it b/c it’s roomy, stylish and versatile. I carry it constantly. I managed to get it for a couple of hundred $$ which was a significant amt off its retail price. But if I break it down to cost per carry, it’s one of the cheapest items in my closet.

    Bargain Summer Purchase..Old Navy Tanks. I wasn’t lucky enough to get them for $2 but $5 a piece isn’t bad. I wear them all the time. Great b/c you can dress them up or down and layer them under so many other pieces. I’m wearing one now (and will most likely wear another tomorrow…LOL).

  • Okay, I’ll go.

    My bargain piece(s): two knee-length linen skirts from J. Jill. I found them on the clearance rack for $19.99. They have a great tulip shape (think small flare at the bottom hem) combined with a bias cut fabric so they are really flattering. They’re lightweight, cool, comfortable and I get compliments every time I wear one. And they’re going on their 3rd season in my wardrobe so I really feel like I’ve gotten my money’s worth.

    My splurge piece: like Cindy, it’s a pair of flip flops! Mine are a pair of silver braided leather thongs from Born. I think I paid $70 for them. I. LOVE. THEM. They can be dressy or casual, worn with shorts or skirts or summery dresses. I feel pretty every time I put them on.

    • Emily T.

      @Stephanie, I have the gold Born flip flops, and like you, LOVE them and wear them all the time! : ) But I got mine on sale with a store coupon and paid like $40. I’m going on my 3rd summer with them. Born shoes are so comfy!

  • Lori


    Your flip flops are on sale at the link you posted for $43.99 🙂

    • Cindy

      @Lori, Yeah, not enough of a sale for me. I need 50% off and free shipping. lol 🙂

  • Laura

    my Bargain piece: Shorts that were FREE-I took old pants that I never wear that I was going to throw out and made them into Bermuda shorts! I have jean pairs, and khaki pairs and they’re great!

    my splurge: A tote bag from Banana Republic. I paid 17.95 for it, which is more than I usually spend on a bag but it’s awesome. So roomy and light, and looks good with everything I wear since it’s canvas and leather!

  • Emily T.

    My bargain item would have to be my lightweight stretchy baggy tees I bought on super clearance at Victoria’s Secret for $3 each when I was 9 months pregnant. I am 4 months post partum, and have worn the heck out of them! They are the perfect comfy top for being home with baby or running out to do a quick errand.
    My splurge item would have to be my Prada sunglasses. Most sunglasses are so uncomfortable on my face, and leave that little bridge of those nose mark. These do not- they fit me perfectly, and I feel like a movie star in them. I paid $135 (used to work at Neiman Marcus and got my employee discount!) and I’m going on my 2nd summer with them.

  • Maggie

    My bargain item would be a large purse I bought at Target (with the $5 off coupon that was going around a little while ago). I use it to take my 2 boys to the pool after picking them up for school. The bag cost about $7 or $8 I think after the coupon.

    My splurge buy is Ugg Slippers that I paid $55 for. I love comfy slippers and always wanted a pair of Uggs (seems like every teenage girl I see has Ugg’s). I wasn’t willing to pay full price or buy a pair of Ugg boots so splurged on slippers. I will get way more use out of them in the fall and winter.

  • Regina

    Bargain: An Emerald Green dress by Calvin Klein that I bought on super mega ultra clearance at TJ Maxx for $1.40. It is a very lightweight knit with a bit of a ruched waist and is sleeveless. Its the perfect summer dress for EVERYTHING. Fancy dinner or grocery shopping. You can dress it up or down.

    Splurge: My husband bought me a gorgeous Tiffany ‘Please Return To’ charm bracelet after watching me oogle it. I cannot leave the house without it on my wrist, and it always makes me feel expensive and put together. Plus, it always makes me think of him. <3

    • Cindy

      @Regina, Ah, how sweet. Well, that is worth it right there 🙂

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