My friend & I are going shopping tomorrow for sorority recruitment. She's going to a school in the SEC & me in the south, so it's basically cut throat ya know.
We're sticking to the basics, but as far as shoes go, we're having a hard time justifying spending around $200 for flats we may only wear once(like on Philanthropy or skit). She has a pair of Louboutins & my mom said she'd get me a pair or 2 for recruitment if I'd like. I know they're expensive, but I've come to love stilettos so I'd wear them beyond that.
Idk, we're just having a hard time justifying it. But at the same time, these shoes are "staples"
Yes, it seems ridiculous and no sororities don't judge based off of that. But when you're going to a school that has 1500+ girls going through recruitment, they find anything and everything to cut girls from lack of recs, grades, GPA to not being well presented. Bad impressions are always bad.
How much would you pay for shoes you'd only wear once or twice?
To be honest, if you are only going to wear them once, I would only pay 2 bucks for a pair of shoes. But like you said, if these are louboutins and you are going to wear them more than once then I think it's justifiable. But make sure you do wear them more than once.
The best thing you can do is to just be nice and outgoing, even if you are not. Being friendly will leave a good impression. Tell your friend to find something in common with the girls who she is trying to impress. Make a point of talking to the girls and engaging in conversation with them. If she is memorable, her chances of being chosen are higher.
I have never been in a sorority before, but this is much like networking works in the real world. And I have landed my job through networking.
She should do her research on the sorority and the school and be ready to talk about why she is a good fit for the sorotity. They will most likely have a code of values or something that they go by. This is pretty much just like a job interview, so dress the part. Don't wear a suit, but be presentable. You don't even necessarily have to wear louboutins, but wear some shoes that look clean and nice.
She should practice how she is going to talk about herself. This is key, it's like an interview so if she can handle all of that I think regardless of shoes, she will be fine!
The only time I remember buying shoe that were meant to be worn once they were sandals at target meant to be worn during a white water rafting trip. I think I payed about $5 for them. =P If I'm seriously looking for shoes for something, I'm going to pick something I will wear again.
There are ways to get Gucci or Salvotore Ferragamo, or any high end name brand shoes that were originally 800.00 or more for less than 80.00 or even 40.00. I do believe it is a massive waste of money but to each their own.
im obsessed with shoes. particularly loboutins. if your mom agreed to buy them for you, you should be happy. if I like a pair of shoes, I don't want to think about the price. before spending a fortune though, see if you can walk on them, and if they are comfortable enough.
I'm not a fan of flats, I'm a serious high heel girl and I have bought heels that I paid too much to only wear a few times but that's how it goes. I have couple of pair that are too high that I only wear at home and in the bedroom and I have at least 200 pairs of high heels, wedges and boots so I'm changing it up real often.
i was from a sorority in the west coast and we have a pretty crazy rush week too. I would say if possible, invest in a pair that you would use in the future and for rush. but if it's something that you might not wear in the future, I had to get a pair of pink heels that I didn't think I would wear again, I didn't spend more than $40. for a one-time use, you can just get a cheap pair but obviously make sure it doesn't look cheap.
Not much. Actually I wouldn't even spend $200 on the most comfortable, stylish, and wearable shoes ever. If you can afford to throw away money like that then go for it. The justification is that you can so you will. Or what you can do is actually wear them more than originally intended. That's always a good justification.
i highly doubt that they're going to cut you because your shoes weren't expensive enough. every single one of my friends that rushed got into a sorority (in North Carolina)
and why can't you wear some of these more than once? you don't wear flats?
the most expensive pair of shoes I've bought were $50-60. I only buy shoes that I know I'm going to wear a lot.
If I knew beforehand that I was only going to wear the shoe once I wouldn't go over $50.