No, they're not brown like you told me to get, but they're black. Yes, I needed new black pumps, but you knew that. No, they weren't on sale. Yes, they are now the most expensive article of clothing I own. Yes, they fit fabulous and look amazing.
I don't know why I'm rationalizing new shoes to my mom. Even for as practical as she is, she never denies a fellow woman new shoes.