Not gonna lie, I was a bit skeptical withShoeDazzle. After all, though shoes are fun and I buy them often, anything that is remotely like an automatic payment is quite scary and not very smart for someone with a horrible shopping addiction like myself. Plus, a million questions ran through my head. What if the shoes are crappy? What if I hate the selection? What if I can’t get my money back? What if I forget? And more importantly, will it be worth my hard earned $39.95? So, when I was given the opportunity to test out a pair of ShoeDazzle shoes, I hopped on it like a typical shoe-obsessed fashion fiend. Within the week, the shoes were at my door. Perfectly packaged in the cutest hot pink box adorned with the company label. The size 9 fit to a tee – absolutely true to size. And by golly were they comfy. I opted for the STEADY boho-chic boot in Maroon at first (Yah, was trying something different and should have known I’m a creature of habit) but opted to exchange it for a pair in black. Which was a breeze by the way! The sticker is already packaged, you can hand it to your UPS guy when he hits your neighborhood, and if there are any complications just give them a quick call and they are more than happy to fix the problem.
Though the process of purchasing and exchanging the shoes was a breeze, I was most concerned on whether the affordable price was going to give me the most bang for my buck. So, I wore those suckers out and about like there was no tomorrow for the rest of the week. I have to say, with the STEADY, the quality and comfort can be compared to a Seychelles… And for less than more than half the price, it could definitely give the boutique brand a run for it’s money.
So, it was a happy ending. ShoeDazzle’s STEADY boot has instantly become my walking shoe, perfect for this typical San Francisco late Summer/Fall transition. I could literally walk in them all day… and I have! Plus, the silhouette, style, and suede really gives off a luxurious look for way less. My favorite way to wear it is with a beige cape I bought for a steal at H&M and my favorite stretchy pair of J Brand Black Jean Leggings. Add on some accessories and I am glossy mag ready! Plus, when an Indian summer hits, I can pull off the cape and rock the staple black tank top I have cleverly worn underneath. Needless to say, I’ve signed up for the monthly ShoeDazzle club and eagerly anticipate the monthly showroom sent my way. Their selection of products -everything from bags, to accessories,to pajamas! – is amazing and if you don’t want or can’t find anything to buy for that month just skip it. Simple as that. The beginning quiz is fun to take, too. I’ve probably done it like 5 times just for kicks. Haha!
You and a friend can try ShoeDazzle for free with the StyleSays + ShoeDazzle giveaway going on right now. Just head to the StyeSays giveaway page here: http://on.fb.me/pKsRWh
P.S. It all started with Kim Kardashian and now Perez Hilton is the latest ShoeDazzle stylist. What do you think about that? I’m not really sure what kind of credibility Perez has style-wise but…I guess we’ll see.
MIRA TORRES is a freelance writer whose links and articles have been featured in various online outlets including San Francisco’s 7×7, theFind, Blackbook, and Sashay magazine. You can also find her syndicated work on Myshape, Green Box Top, and the eco-fashion website Green By Design. She writes her own popular Beauty and Accessories column on nationwide news resourceExaminer.com. Mira studied Fashion Merchandising at the Academy of Art University and earned a degree in Psychology at Ashford University.
Mira Torres is the ‘Style’ and ‘Beauty’ contributing writer forSFFAMA. She is an active SFFAMA member and host of The Beauty Expo and Fashion Racked, as well as, a panel speaker atFashion Bloggers Connect.