Thursday, August 5, 2010

Guilt and Gilt

Today before my Financial Accounting class I checked twitter and saw the following...

And I thought - "Oh Yeah! I forgot that Jeffrey Campbell had a Gilt Sale today." 

I am signed up to Gilt, and Ideeli, and Rue La La. I often look to see what they have on sale, but I never actually BUY anything because 
1. I never have enough money
2. When I do have enough money I still cannot justify spending the amount they want me to pay with my meager poor-college-kid money. 


My heart stopped when I saw these...

First, realize that I have been looking for a pair of unique, almost-my-skin-tone, platformed, close toed, roundish/pointy-ish, heels for FOREVER. This shoe actually met ALL of my qualifications! 

Add THAT with the competitive nature of the website...

You have to click on the item and put it in your cart before someone else. If another person has it, you go on "the Wait List" (<-- ugh...smells like college admissions). If they do not purchase it in 10 minutes, you are alerted that it is available. However, you have to be the first to put it in your cart and buy it in 10 minutes. 

Well, I saw them and clicked on the 10 which became sold out a minute later. However I realized I needed a 9. But there was a wait-list for that. I sat there in AGONY for 3-5 minutes, refreshing the page over and over again until the 9 became bold - and I clicked and I WON! 

Victory, Thy name is shoe!!!! 

I get that in reality, it is not REALLY a contest. However being the one to click, keep the shoe in my cart, and buy the last pair of size 9s just made my inner self-centered Cancer sign and prideful Leo sign (I'm a Cancer/Leo cusp girl alllll the way) grin from ear to ear.

So then I had TWO reasons to justify buying the shoes 1. I wanted shoes like that 2. It's totally (not really) a competition - and I won!!!

Add THAT to the price

The price was slashed from $153 to $69. That's an $84 price drop. Jeffery Campbell is one of my favorite brands that I never buy because they are too expensive and TA-DA, a decently priced pair falls in my lap. 

And then you get my justification for making a purchase on Gilt Group!

I am a little worried that I dropped almost $100, no questions asked, in about 5 minutes. I am also a little worried that I had my card number memorized, which means I have been doing a LOT of online shopping to have that sucker known by heart. And I know I should feel a little guilty at spending this money I should save for books. 

But you know what? 

Guilt. Schmilt. Scottish Kilt!!!!

Do you impulse buy? What items are you on the look out for? Have any great Gilt or other similar website stories? Let me know down below lovelies!!!

The Girl with Love on her 4headddd.


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a serious Gilt addict. I remember feeling so guilty about my first purchase but it really is such a great deal. When I shop on Gilt and all the other sample sale sites I really try to stick with classic pieces that will be more of an investment than an impulse. As long as I love what I'm buying and know I'll wear it for at least a year, I consider it a good buy. I also LOVE Jeffrey Campbell! I only own one pair of his shoes but they're amazing! Soooo worth the money and so comfortable!

  2. Congratulations on winning! That is seriously awesome, and whoever thought that buying shoes could be like applying to college? But these shoes are amazing.

  3. i have never bought or been on gilt before!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Wow, Gilt sounds crazy in so many ways. It looks so easy to work with on College Fashion but then it's seems so challenging in reality...but great deal!

  5. oh wow those shoes are really cute! I've never heard of Gilt before, i ought to check it out. I'm a sucker for online shopping too...I hate trying things on!!


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