Friday, June 11, 2010

Cheap does not have to equal ugly

I am the queen of bargin hunting. Actually, my whole family is. Shopping is not something we have to do, it's something we need to do. Like breathe. May father said it's a sport for my sisters and I.

We each have a different style, and in the end we all buy lots and lots of stuff. As one may have guessed, I can find a good deal on some amazing shoes that rival the best fashion buyers. I go everywhere. Stores, online, department stores, places that don't normally sell shoes, and stores that some people never even bother to go in. Generally speaking I spend less than $100 on each pair, with some going over and some massively under. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw an article titled "16 summer fashion ideas Under $50."

That's my kind of fashion.

Ok, maybe not. Everything was ugly. Flip through images, see something kinda not hideous, wince because Chucks count as fashion ideas (haven't they been in style since like 1950?) and then I gag.

"If a gladiator sandal and a jazz shoe had a baby, we think it might turn out like a BC Footwear SO," The caption reads, and this is staring at me. 

Now I've had jazz shoes, and I currently own gladiator sandals, and if that's what comes out when they have a baby, I better keep those shoes in separate rooms. All the shoes in Chicago and I have never seen anything like this.

BC Footwear has cute shoes. Really. These aren't them, but it's not all bad. I just don't understand why summer fashion is apparently heinous if it's under $50.  It doesn't have to be, and if someone is trying to put together a list of shoes in Chicago for under $50, and want something that doesn't make people spit out their coffee, then they can call me. I have no doubt I can find something better than this pink monstrosity for under $50.

1 comment:

sienasimmons said...

My opinion is also same as you that cheap things does not have quality though they are looking nice. Sometimes I attract to buy cheap things as they are much pretty but then I realise that they have no quality.
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