November 30, 2012

Winter Pastels

{Photos by Sabrina; wearing dress from Taipei, Chanel bag, Ray-Ban Wayfarer}

I got my winter tires on my car. It took Canadian Tire 5 hours. The d-bags kept wanting money from me with "Your wheels need balancing" "You need proper alignment" "You need an oil change" in which I responded with: no, no and NO.

But these douches were determined to get more money, so the guy told me I needed new nuts as the existing ones don't fit on my winter rims, which is BS, as I've had these tires and nuts for 3 years. After some ho-humming he said "well, they're only $1.99" So, I said fine, as I just wanted to get it over with. Then he turned around and said "... and you need 20 of them"

So I got my winter tires on for $100. Moral of the story: 1. Canadian Tire rips you off  2. Women should not go to mechanics alone.

37 comments:

  1. Sooo chic!!! Luv dis so stunnin boots!!! Amazin picz dear;););) xx sweety:D

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  2. Haha, so true! Just for the annual maintenance I bed my dad or brother to come because when they wtart talking mechanics I just start blushing and look like they're talking quantum physics...

    I love your look so much! The boots <3

    Love,
    Jolien

    http://julianaandthedaydream.blogspot.be/

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  3. Next time bring me along, I'll smack some sense into them. I know my fair share of mechanics lol

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  4. Wow, they really were relentless. My ex used to work there as a mechanic so I use that. I flat-out tell them that I know they are pushed to sell but that's it's also bullshit. In fact, I pretty much open with that and they've always said something to the effect of, "Right. Okay. Well, we are legally obliged to tell you if we see anything else that needs fixing but you don't have to get anything else done." So, I say if you like their prices, keep going but tell then your ex/brother/boyfriend/whoever used to work there, etc. ;-)

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  5. I feel like mechanics pretty much always try to screw me over. It's like their baseline. On a happier note - I love that pastel dress all edged up with the jacket and boots.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  6. Love your studded biker boots!
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  7. I remember when I first started dating my boyfriend I took my car in for an oil change(not at Canadian Tire) and walked out with a list of things that needed to be fixed on my car with a quote of over 2000.00. I told my boyfriend everything I was told needed to be done, he looked at my car(he can fix anything on a car), laughed, told me none of this stuff needed to be done, went back to the shop with me and got the guy who told me I needed all this stuff to admit he needed to meet his quota for the month and women were easier to get money out of then men. Needless to say he hasn`t let me in a repair shop by myself since then and fixes my car himself.
    Anyways I LOVE your outfit, especially those boots!

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  8. oh i know! these guys are awful! I go home and get my dad or brother to change them for me....

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  9. You look fabulous in this outfit! Last year I went in for car inspection and they basically forced me to get new tires (wouldn't pass me for my inspection otherwise)... $500 later, I refuse to go back there without my husband ever again!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  10. Love this outfit! Especially the boots. :)

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  11. Nice outfit, amazing boots...To bad about the tires...sons of B$"%"

    hugs
    Andru
    The Black Label

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  12. What a horrible experience - I hate when retailers try to nickle and dime you.
    You look awesome in this emsemble. Love the mix of hard and soft.

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  13. Those douches don't have a life! Always take a male to the mechanics!
    Anyway, looking gorgeous! Love those booties!

    XOXO from the Netherlands,
    Lucia

    ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

    http://luciafloresdesigndiary.blogspot.com

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  14. WHEN I FIRST STARTED COLLEGE I TOOK A YEARS WORTH OF AUTO MECHANICS BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WANTED TO DO WITH MY LIFE. I GOT THE HIGHEST GRADE IN THE CLASS EACH SEMESTER. I LEARNED THAT WHEN YOU WALK INTO ANY AUTO PLACE JUST SAY," ALL I NEED ARE MY WINTER TIRES AND THAT'S ALL. DON'T TELL ME ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE CAUSE I DON'T HAVE TIME AND I DON'T CARE." HAHA

    NANCYXO

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  15. Such a cute dress, my dear!

    Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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  16. OMG I hate mechanics. Like, more than lawyers. Even when men are with you - they still do it to guys too. They once told my bf that his whole axle FRAME cracked...and that it would cost $800 to fix. My poor bf paid it.
    Turns out that there's a 1 to 0.00000000001 chance of that every happening.

    On a happier note, I love your sweet dress paired with your tough accessories!!

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  17. Mechanics... Next time bring an expert along :p (S)He can judge if they are indeed ripping you of or have a valid point!

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  18. Love these boots!!

    I absolutely hate going to Mechanics alone...I have no idea what they are talking about and end up paying whatever.


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  19. Great look, love your dress =)

    http://maramasplace.blogspot.com/

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  20. Love your outfit! I hate getting ripped off, it totally sucks.
    XO Denysia Yu

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  21. I never go to the mechanics on my own. Always make my dad or brother go as they'll know when we're getting ripped off.
    Love this outfit. Great that you paired a girly dress with edgier shoes and jacket.

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  22. Love the edgy touches you added to this pretty, pastel dress!

    Trendy Teal

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  23. Wow your outfit it´s sweet and lovely but the same time ROCKS! Your shoes are wonderful!

    Xoxo

    Sakuranko Blog
    My Facebook Fan Page

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  24. I didn't realize mechanics ripped off pretty girls too. People suck! Someone stole the catalytic converter off my wife's car today. Two clean cuts and it was gone.

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  25. This look so cool! I love how you toughened it up with the studded leather shoes!

    Lisa
    thelovelymemoir.blogspot.com

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  26. Lesson learned then. That sucks, though.

    But you look awesome. A combination of girly and edgy. Love the look :)

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  27. I really love the boots!
    xoxo
    www.algoparaponerme.blogspot.com.es

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  28. That's so rude of the mechanics! I can't believe they did that...

    On the bright side, I like your outfit a lot.

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  29. grrrrrrrrrrrr! sexism is alive and well, unfortunately. :P however, you look great, and you're smart enough to spot idiots, and not fall for or give into their garbage.

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  30. oh man, I took my car in the other day and ended up spending almost SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS. It sucked.

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  31. I totally agree! When it come to cars, for women, you either know your shit SO DARN WELL or you leave it to the guys to handle it for you eg. bf, husband or a good guy friend or in my case, sometimes my dad still helps me out =D
    I love your boots and jacket!

    http://diva-in-me.com

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  32. Love everything about this outfit!

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