I just purchased 8 of these sets from eBay for $2.78 a piece for a total of $22.24 with FREE ship...
When planning for my wedding, and deciding who I was going to ask to participate in my wedding party, I had to remember to be sensitive to the economic climate we are facing in our country. As close of friends as we all may be to our Maids, and Matrons, you never quite know all the financial hurdles they may face.. So, with that in mind, I promised my maids that I would try my best to mind their pocketbooks as I do my own, and that even though it's Patrick and my "Big day" for our wedding, I didn't expect anyone to spend a zillion dollars on anything they were really buying just to make me happy.
One of the major highlights of my wedding planning with my maids and my promise to save money as we go, went a little something like this on our GroupMe blog about 2 weeks ago:
"....be proud.. you know I'm good at bargains.. and now I even amaze myself! Shopping at Rue21 for some jeans, I came across some shoes that look EXACTLY like those designer shoes for $145 by Jeffrey Campbell Garret that we all love. I love a great deal!!! Guess what? I just bought every one of you a pair!!!! "
That day I felt amazing, not only because I found some amazing shoes, but because I was able to afford to pamper my maids in a way that they all could enjoy and feel a connection through. We all L-O-V-E shoes.
.but then again..who doesn't love a great pair of shoes?! For many ladies a cute pair of heels can transform your mood or turn your whole day around. Being able to gift these sexy heels to my ladies meant a lot to them, which meant a lot to me. And they are perfect for my wedding colors since my maids are all wearing vintage-inspired varying shades of purple dresses.. I love the suede and velvet combination and how the colors literally POP together.talk about a little vintage-retro-flavor!
I still can't believe I came across such a great deal. The shoes were originally $26.99,which is what I paid and because I bought so many of them at once, Rue 21 contacted me to notify me that within 14 days of my purchase, the shoes went on clearance and I am eligible for a refund for the difference! Tomorrow on my off day, I plan to use the money I'm getting back to purchase all my maids emergency kits and other little things that I can put together for our Bridesmaids Luncheon I'm planning. I'm so excited to be able to give back to them something as they help me plan for my big day.
God is amazing! I'm so in love with these shoes and the fact they will be able to be worn many times after my wedding wherever my happy maids decide to prance off to in the night makes me feel so good inside. I'm a frugal person by nature, and love knowing that when I spend money it's not a pure waste or in vain. Being able to get some designer replica shoes for now, $9.99 made my whole day.. no, my whole MONTH! lol.
These shoes alone say so much about my personality and theme: modern vintage with flair. I'm so excited that my bridesmaids love them because it made me really joyful to be able to afford something that they all will actually hold dear. To be on a budget and be able to "splurge" for 6 people who mean so much to me felt really really REALLY good.
Love you ladies and I'm so glad you love these shoes!! Next up, finding suitable jewelry!