And just a general note, it drives me crazy when people comment on how much things cost, that I have or have bought, and how they can "get it so much cheaper" Well, I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for. Some things, sure, you can cheap out on, others not so much.
My cheap out this year was Ugg-like boots. At my retail job, I realized that even in winter, I am hot. Usually due to socks and shoes. So I'd take my socks off, and wear my shoes without. But then i'd have to put my icky socks back on to go out and home. Noticed my one manager did the same, but she'd put her Uggs on. Hmmm. Except I can't stand them, and for what I want them for, I cannot justify the cost.
So I poked around online, and found some Sketchers, for maybe 1/4 the cost of a pair of Uggs. For what I want, they are perfect. So they now reside in my closet.