Thursday, May 21, 2009

Unintentional Knockoffs?

I don't believe in buying designer fakes (can anyone say Prado?*), but I also am not that interested in spending $865 on a pair of shoes:
1. I'd much rather spend that on an awesome trip or grow my nest egg.
2. So many things eventually end up on sale that I'd kick myself later when they do. (Case in point:,, et al. Just today I saw a cute pair of Giuseppe Zanottis for $200 marked down from over $600.)
3. And didn't you hear that flaunting luxury these days is vulgar?
But what about when you unintentionally buy something that's a knockoff? I was browsing DSW's sale today** and saw these:

$50, down from $100

They looked familiar, and then I remembered** that Mr. Louboutin makes these:

$865 (seriously, where does the $5 come from?)

Now, I don't doubt that the CLs are made of the finest craftsmanship and that the ones from DSW aren't exactly the highest quality. (And since they're fun shoes more than anything else, does it really matter? I couldn't even imagine wearing the CLs out in public for fear something would happen to them.)

But if I was shopping** at DSW, decided to pick these up, and then wore them out thinking I looked pretty cute, would I get judgmental looks from ladies who know better? (I do live in Dallas, after all.) How would I know?

* from Serendipity:
Eve: Prada! Ooh! Prada! I love this stuff!
Salesman: That's 20 bucks.
Sara: Eve, that's a horrific knockoff! At least my knockoff says 'Prada,' yours says 'Prado!'
Eve: Well, I say for a dollar I can buy a magic marker and fix it. I'll take it!

** I'm not buying non-essentials right now, so don't ask me why I was even looking.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Baby Mama

No bebe plans yet, and no pregnant friends yet, but I need to store this away for a future baby shower. I'd love a fiesta baby shower! I'd be okay in not getting to partake in the margaritas, because let's be real, I'll be busy giving the baby what it needs - mas queso.

Found on I *Heart* You

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Obsessed with Cubby Holes

Wayyyyy better than a bookcase, I am so wanting something with cubby holes...

Found here, I think it originally came from design*sponge
My mom used to have a collectors shelf like this on a smaller scale...I am emailing her right now to see if she still has it. Something like this would be perfect for my sand collection.

Apartment Therapy
So I could keep display the pretty pretty dishes and vases out in the open.

I'm still in love with the Expedit bookcase from Ikea - if only I have a blank wall big enough for it:

Both featured on Desire to Inspire

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Photo Mobile

I think this would be really cute as a mobile in a baby's nursery. It could display photos of all of his girlfriend babies at Mommy & Me.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Just in Case You Didn't Know

Without watching the video, this is a tough one.