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Ridiculous Prices.

Hey Ladies,

I just went into Nordstrom's yesterday and saw the most tacky and ugly pink sequined dress on the planet (in my opinion) and look at the price tag and it's $2,230. THAT'S RIDICULOUS IMO. I don't care who made it ,it was disgusting. Did anyone ever see a beauty product, clothing, etc where you had to hold back laughter and disgust because you could never imagine anyone buying it for that much if so, please tell me what it was and the price. 

xoxo,

Kelly

P.S I'm not trying to offend anyone who would buy something like that for that price, I just have a different style and budget.

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Might as well use some gold plated staples priced at $175 for that bag LOLGoldplated-Staples.jpg

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I guess if I had gold staples I would staple a suit, too? That's obviously the logical thing to do.

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Oh ho, designer paper bag, sounds like it belongs to the same people who might own this: a $300 toothpaste squeezer.

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Oh but wait! if you think it's a waste, oh no no! I'm sure you can also use it for your hand cream too, cuz that would make the $300 price tag so much more reasonable looking. #Sarcasm

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A budget is really all relative, as are the things you value and how you choose to spend money. I like to think of myself as reasonable, but my mother, for instance, would faint if she knew how much I had spent on one bag (but in my mind, I'd rather buy an expensive bag and have it last for 5+ years than buy a new bag every year or so).

 

I would never, ever spend money on an expensive pair of shoes ($500+, but let's be real; I've probably never spent over $115, to be safe). I know people who love to buy $800 Louboutins, but to me, they go on your feet, and I just can't get excited about them. A bag, though, I do value -- but some people are the opposite! I buy expensive makeup, but some would say that it all looks the same on your face.

 

Income is also a huge factor -- if you're making millions a year, or have access to it, spending $500 on a dress you won't wear more than a few times is nothing. To me (and I suspect to most people), it IS a lot of money. Another example is vacation -- I love to travel, and I'd easily spend money on traveling over other things. I have a great aunt, though, who never took her family on vacation because she felt there was nothing to show for it; instead, they chose to spend their money on nice furniture for their house. I value the experience and the memories, but she thought tangible things were a better investment. Again, all this to say that how people value things can be so different -- someone else's purchase I would throw a side eye at might be reciprocated by said person for my spending $84 on an eyeshadow palette when NYX makes lovely colors, you know?

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I wear a "special" shoe size (read that as: not usually carried in stores because my feet are like boats.) Finding shoes under $120 or so is all but impossible and the few times I have, they fell apart in about three months. So, on average, I spend between $120 and $200 on shoes, no matter what my income is.

 

That said, I just don't get $800 shoes that aren't anything more than a regular high heel with some stuff glued or sewn on. There's a significant comfort difference between shoes you can grab at Payless (which sometimes has my crazy special size) for $25 and most mid-range (say, $80-and-up) shoes but I haven't found any special properties in shoes that make them worth anything close to $500 or so to me. 

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High five! I used to be a 12/12.5 (a non-existent size), and since having a baby I'm a solid 13. BOATS!

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well one can travel and also buy expensive shoes Smiley Happy

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I love seeing all your responses! It's hilarious. I feel like if you really want something you should get it as long as you aren't going into debt to buy it. I know people with a ton of money that would never buy a 15,000 purse, but this girl at McDonalds that i saw a month ago showed off her new birkin to all her friends and it wasn't even fake. Champagne taste with a beer budget.

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This is fun.  I found a $50,000 crocodile umbrella 

 

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THIS MAKES ME SICK OH MY GOD.

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My eyes are crying. Smiley Sad

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I am laughing and crying inside at the same time. Laughing cuz I can't beLIEVE anyone would think it's a good idea or buy it, and crying because those poor creatures died for nothing, NOTHING (I can see the point of wearing leather clothing, but I do not see the point of leather umbrella or coin purse).

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That is such a waste of animal life!  What was the crocodile doing to them, anyways?

 

 

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I thought the exact same thing! Poor guy Smiley Sad (or girl)

 

I'm going to tell myself it's fake crocodile (but at $500, it probably isn't…right?).

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Ew that's a bit creepy!

Whimsically yours,
Janine

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Ack, I'm willing to pay a bit more for something that's durable and timeless, but trendy or tacky looking stuff...NOPE. Especially things like BASIC t-shirts. Versace currently has some that are $150? Really $100 for a t-shirt?

 

The worst is ostentatious things like this LV bag:

 

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I'm sorry but you could not pay me to rock a denim print LV bag.

Whimsically yours,
Janine

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I'm with you! I would never carry that; it's just not my thing. Trendy bags are too expensive for what they are, in my opinion; I don't have the kind of money to spend on a bag I'd get sick of carrying. Longchamp makes really nice leather bags (the  kind that run around $450-$1,300) -- the classic ones are beautiful, but some of them are so awful. If I spend a lot of money on a bag, I want it to go with everything and to be timeless! Smiley Happy

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THAT THING IS HIDEOUS. Almost as bad as Justin Timberlake in all denim yuck! I think that when people have all labels it just looks terrible no offense to others who would want something like that. tumblr_m9hvtye3EB1rqcu9eo1_500.jpg

i just can't lol.

Can't we all get the louboutins and prada bags instead of denim Louis Vuitton's and looking like a hot mess.

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That is one ugly bike! *just my opinion*

It hurts my eyes!!! lmao Smiley Tongue

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Have you seen this ridiculous hula hoop chanel bag for spring/summer 2013? The small version cost $3100!

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Here's Karl with his *interesting* creation!

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That is the most preposterous looking handbag I've ever seen.

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