I'm sorry but that jumpsuit looks like the Ghostbusters uniform.
Sorry...is that a bad thing?
@Hillary my thoughts exactly.
Looks like something a mechanic would wear. Coverall plus alterations = a whole lot cheaper than $575
The model isn't selling me. She needs to look a little more stoked about the fact that she's wearing a 600$ cotton jumpsuit.
PS. shoes would be an investment. You can't afford NOT to buy them !
No. Shoes are not an investment. I really wish people (mostly women) would stop describing expensive purchases as "investments". It almost always sounds like a way to rationalize or peer pressure what are often bad financial decisions. You may get a lot of enjoyment and good feelings from owning nice shoes, and that's ok, but it doesn't make that purchase an "investment". When you make an investment, you give money expecting to get more money back. Calling expensive purchases "investments" helps to perpetuate the stereotypes that women are a) bad at math and b) bad at making responsible financial decisions.
17 beats is being flip, but the idea behind "investing" in high quality shoes/clothes is that they'll last much longer than the cheap versions, saving you money in the long run.
@Vanessa also, I judge you on your shoes
Judge away! I love my shoes no matter what you think of them :)I get that spending more money on better quality materials and construction can save you from having to pay for replacement and repair. Still, for as many times as I've heard that argument, I know almost no one who actually really wears their shoes out before buying new ones. For as many times as I've heard "oh but these $400 shoes are an investment" I can also probably count on one hand the number of people I know who even go to the trouble to weatherproof their shoes. I'm not saying "don't buy expensive shoes" - that would really be the pot calling the kettle black. I absolutely think you should buy the best quality you can afford, even if it means having fewer shoes/clothes overall. But it's a sunk cost, and if a person rationalizes a purchase that is out of his or her current reach by saying it's an investment, it probably won't save the person any money in the long run.I know I'm out on a limb ranting about an offhand comment that was meant to be fun, and I don't mean to pick on 17 beats.
well said, lady