October 26th was National Shoe Lover Day at DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse and they sure celebrated around the country in a big way! Shoppers around the country had a chance to win free shoes for a year in every store. All you had to do was make a purchase (either online or in-store) to receive a free peel off card for the chance to win.
DSW also offered the first 100 customers that shopped in store and made a purchase their choice of a National Shoe Lover Day t-shirt or exclusive shade of Anise nail polish. After the first 100 customers, they gave out "I am a shoe lover" tote with purchase. But the fun didn't stop there....
They also decided to run another promotion for another chance to win free shoes for a year! All you had to do was make a video showing how you were celebrating National Shoe Lover Day and you were entered to win. 50 runners up would win a $50 giftcard as well.
I was all IN this contest after reading all of that. My local DSW In Lawrence NY opens at 10:00 am on Saturday so you know I was camped out early at 9:00 waiting for the doors to open. Do not play with this girl, her shoes, and a chance to win some prizes.
Since it was so early, I decided to keep my outfit simple. I throw on black jeans, my long sleeve shoe lover t-shirt, my shoe necklace and of course my Zigi boots. Yes my shoes needed to make a statement today.
I arrived with my shoe loving Mother and Aunt and let them loose in the store. I on the other hand went straight to the register to buy a pack of foot gels so I could secure my exclusive polish and t-shirt. I was not missing those items.
Once I made my purchase, I walked around the store and ended up speaking to some of the associates about the day and what they had in store for them. I noticed they had brand new tablets strapped around their necks that they could use to sign up new members and (even better) search online for an item you want that's not in stock in the store. Can you say heaven sent? It gets so tiring having to find the perfect shoe and then walk all the up to the front of the store and wait on a long line just to find out if the shoe is available online or another store?
I ended up picking up the exclusive Steven by Steve Madden Revolvir Pump in store.
- Leopard calf hair upper
- Ankle strap with velcro
- Runs true to size (I wouldn't size down for the pointed toe)
- 4 1/4 covered heel
After that, I came home and started to work on my video of how I spent the day celebrating. Now I can get away with taking these shoe, outfit of the day, and accessory pictures by myself but a video is a different story. So it took me a few hours to figure out what I wanted to do and how to do it with decent lighting. Seriously...don't try this at home folks.
I think it took me about 6 videos to get this one and I gave up! The song is Labels & Love from Sex & the City 1 and I had to add it to channel my inner Carrie Bradshaw...(dreams) one day soon.
Yes before you all ask I think I do have everything they may have given away over the past few years...and I'm not ashamed!
I also ordered the Betsey Johnson My One & Only Multi Tote and the Sam Edelman Mila Bootie which I'll be reviewing in another post.
How did you celebrate National Shoe Lover Day?
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