Fashion Discussion: Cheap Shoes?

Necole Bitchie recently reported that rapper Maino expressed disdain for model Rosa Acosta, saying he would never date her because she wears cheap shoes.

He said, “Someone asked me would I ever try to talk to her and I said, “No disrespect but [that ain’t] my type. Look at your shoes. Look at your bag. … Imagine I pull up somewhere and you got Jay-Z, you got Diddy and n*ggas about their business. I pull up in my Bentley and jump out, and this b*tch got on her cheap shoes. I don’t want you, if I can’t sport you.” Rosa responded, “ There is a difference between simple and cheap. I will not wear something that is fake so I will wear whatever I can afford. If I can just afford Forever 21 shoes, then that’s what I am going to buy…I am still the same girl that came from the Dominican Republic. My family has never been rich. I’m still not rich. Why would I go and buy a $2000 pair of shoes that I can’t afford when I can actually help my family that’s still living in DR, or I can save my money or I could spend money on my education. What is wrong with buying something that’s inexpensive?”

Kudos to Costa. Tons of women live above their means for the sake of fashion, and run behind on their rent and other bills to have the latest it item. I totally respect Rosa’s honesty. Don’t try to floss before you can truly afford it. Jay-Z and Diddy, Beyonce and Rihanna, have all worked countless hours at high premiums to afford their astronomical shoe budget. Until you have tons of disposable income to spend on clothes, your money is better flourishing in an investment account, not diminishing in your closet.

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Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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