I have a weakness for shoes and when I see a pair that I love, I kind of obsess about them until I get them. But one thing about me is that I rarely buy my designer shoes at full price. I mean let's be honest, $700 for a pair of shoes is CRAZY. I wait until the designer shoe sale (one in the winter and one in the spring) and buy all my shoes at 40% off. (tip: they start at 40% off and then wait another 4-6 weeks or and then they end up at around 60% off) And lucky for me a lot of the shoes that I've fallen in love with I've been able to get on sale (another tip: it helps to have a good sales person who looks out for your size!). Sure it's still expensive and you have to wait until the end of the season but for someone that loves shoes as much as I do, I have to wait for the sales to afford all the pretties that I own.
However, there are a few instances where I just can not wait until sale season (when I'm pretty positive that my size will go or that style will never go on sale) and I feel like I need them NOW. Which happened just recently with these Manolos. I spotted them at Nordstrom, tried them on and decided I never wanted to take them off my feet!