One Glitter Shoe That Will Get You Through All of Your Holiday Parties

There is just something about the holidays that scream glitter to me. I always find someway to incorporate it into my holidays looks - whether it be on my lips, eyes, clothes or my feet - I must always sparkle during the holidays. However, if you're more on the conservative side and can't wear glitter on your eyes/lips or you're just looking for a fun shoe to wear this holiday season, take a look at this pump from Shoedazzle.

Available in 3 shades, Raziel is the perfect pump to take your party wardrobe to the next level. I have this in gold and I absolutely fell in love with the ombre glitter.  sd-razielsd-raziel-2

I will warn you...this shoe is not for the high heel faint of heart. It runs true to size and has an outside heel height of 4.5 inches. There is no platform in this shoe so don't expect it to feel comfortable right off of the bat - you're going to have add some inserts and break it in before going outside with it. I recommend that you plan on wearing this on occasions where you're not standing or walking much - not more than 3 hours neither. It is imported and made of faux-leather and glitter. 


How To Celebrate The Fourth Of July in Style (A Quick Nail Tutorial & OOTD Inspiration)

Happy 4th of July! Isn't it amazing how much inspiration you can pull from the world around you for your next outfit of the day? I created this outfit for the 4th of July and what started as a simple pair of jeans and white t-shirt spiraled into a montage to the holiday!

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But the star of my look was my nails today! Here is a super quick video tutorial on how to achieve this look all by yourself.


Products in this look: Nail Polish: Starry Starry Night, Blanc, Life of the Party JustFab - Stretch denim jeans Shoes - Shoedazzle Brandee Foot Petals Blossom Cushions

I hope you all have a safe and fantastic 4th of July!



Shoedazzle Kamaria Pump

I love a good strap up sandal for summer so I'm always on the look out for unique ones. I spotted the Kamaria pump on Shoedazzle the other day and I was intrigued by her and the pattern on it! IMG_8458

An embroidered pattern combined with a laced-up construction make Kamaria the ultimate look-at-me heel. I was drawn into this pump because it is subtle shoe that is sexy without screaming "hey look at me now". You can pair this cutoff shorts, skinny jeans or a wide pants leg (like I did). 

MATERIAL: Fabric and faux-leather. Imported. COLOR: BLACK MULTI OUTSIDE HEEL HEIGHT: 4.5" FIT: True to size CLOSURE: Adjustable wrap up straps

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Feel free to dress these up or down with your favorite beauty and fashion accessories!

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Shoedazzle Evi by Madison Pump - A Review and Shoe Comfort Tips

Marilyn Monroe said it best. Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.

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That's literally how I felt when I tried on the Evi by Madison pump. If you guys remember, earlier in the month, I did a introductory post on Evi just to introduce it to you and make you aware of it's launch before it sold out. It's basically a redesign and relaunch of the Lulah pump from 3 years ago.

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Oh high heels, how I've missed you! I wore these for about 8 hours over two days (once on the weekend and then during this photoshoot) and they are insanely comfortable. I always get so many questions asking how can I possible wear a 6 inch heel for so long without cringing and my number one tip to you is that it takes a lot of practice. Honestly, I used to wear sneakers every day of the week until I got used to wearing high heels and the only way that I was able to master them was to constantly wear them around the house and practice. And, as any master knows, there are always little things that you can do to make anything easier. For example, if I'm in the market for high high heels, I always look for a pair that has a platform on it so that it can balance out the height.

Another tip that I can tell you is to make sure that you have a steady supply of Foot Petals on hand. Foot Petals is a brand that creates the most comfortable shoe cushions for high heels and flat shoes. I literally have boxes of their tip toes that I slide into the ball of my shoes before putting them on. These make my feet feel like I'm wearing nothing at all, especially when I walk so it gives me the ability to rock them all day long. There are so many different inserts that you can try depending on what your preference is: tip toes, softspots, technogel, you just have to figure out what kind of comfort you're looking for.

Besides looking for comfort, when I wear high heels, I always pair the bottom of my shoes with these Sole Stopperz to add some pre-made traction to them. You won't catch me out to dinner slippin' and slidin' in 6 inch heels on your shiny waxed floor. No sir!

All you have to do is take the petal-shaped stick-on, pull off the adhesive backing and press it firmly onto the bottom of your shoes. Make sure that you step down on it firmly a few times to secure it in place.

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Now you're all set to rock some sky high stilettos and feel like you're floating on air.


Shoedazzle Lulah Dupe - Introducing The New Evi Pump From Madison

It's Monday morning so I need to give you guys a dose of the "Monday Blues" but I promise you that you will love this! For years, I've been working with Shoedazzle and during that time, I don't think there has been a pair of shoes that have really connected to the fans as much as Lulah has.

   I was lucky enough to snag a pair in my size very early on in my career with them. The thing that you have to keep in mind with Shoedazzle is that because it is a boutique styled website, once a style is sold out, it most likely is never coming back in stock. As you can imagine, the Lulah's flew off of the shelves and left many shoe lover's broken-hearted. I kid you not - I can't believe the amount of offers I've had from people trying to purchase mines.

So last week, I received the Shoedazzle February press preview and lo and behold, there is a new style that is VERY similar to Lulah! Let me introduce you to Evi by Madison...


So far, that's all the information that I have on Evi. A pair is on the way to me as we speak so I'll have a completed review up for you soon but I didn't want you to miss out on the chance to order these now while they are still in stock. Click here to see if your size is still available.


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New Years Eve Nail Tutorial Featuring Butter London Polish and Shoedazzle Pumps

Hi guys! For New Years, I wanted to create a look for my nails that was inspired by my new Raziel glitter pumps from Shoedazzle and Desire by Dolce & Gabbana - one of my favorite fragrances. Hopefully, you'll be able to find a little bit of inspiration for your next look from some of your daily style.

Products Used: Butter London Union Jack Black Nail Lacquer Butter London West End Wonderland Nail Lacquer Butter London The Black Knight Nail Lacquer Raziel Pumps from Desire by Dolce & Gabbana Fragrancexoxo1

Say Hello to A Little Beauty - Becca Cosmetics Champagne Glow Palette

She's finally here! I have been stalking the Sephora website like a maniac waiting for the Becca Cosmetics Champagne Glow Palette to launch. I know they gave us a specific day and time (Tuesday, October 27 at 12:00pm EST) but you and I both know how friendly I've gotten with the refresh button - umm a new F5 button please. So I was at work Tuesday morning, with my eyes glued to my web browser because I wasn't going to miss this launch. Jaclyn Hill snapped (snapchat) a few days earlier that Becca told her that they only made close to 80,000 units of this palette and I freaked! 80,000 units is not a lot of product - especially during holiday season and hello, have you heard of the JacAttack? Yeah, so I was on it. And it's a good thing that I was because it launched early! I checked out around11:37 with my two new beauties on the way.

Let's take a look shall we...

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This is a limited edition palette with 3 shimmering Skin Perfector pressed shades (0.084 oz each) in Pearl, Blushed Copper, and Champagne Pop x Jaclyn Hill. It's sold exclusively at Sephora and costs $34.00.

Pearl is a new beautiful luminizer in pale linen white. At first, I was a little weary of how this shade would perform on women of color but I saw a few Youtubers swatch the product and they sealed the deal for me. Champagne Pop which I've tried in the full size version is a soft white gold with pinky peach undertones and Blushed Copper is a beautiful warm copper luminizer that is infused with rose gold tones.

I will have more blog posts and features of me wearing the luminizers coming up but make sure you pick this up (at least one) before it sells out! Don't say that I didn't warn you.


Shoedazzle + Barbie Giveaway Winner(s)

Congratulations to the grand prize winner of the Shoedazzle + Barbie giveaway - Instagram follower @Smizod! You have just won a $50 Forever21 giftcard, a $39.95 credit to and a MAC Cosmetics Pleasurebomb lipstick. It's the perfect prize pack to style yourself as the Barbie girl!


I also decided to give away two $5 giftcards to followers Roxanne Oudie and Melissa Shoelover just for participating so congratulations as well ladies!

Don't forget to stay tuned to my social platforms for more updates!


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ShoeDazzle's Stiletto Society at the Barbie & CFDA Fashion Lounge for NYFW

Happy Monday Loves! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are thoroughly enjoying New York Fashion Week!

This past weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Barbie & CFDA Fashion Lounge for New York Fashion Week as an Ambassador for Shoedazzle along with a fellow Socialite Marsha from Marshbarscloset. Celebrities like Bree McLaughlin, Perez Hilton, Ruthie Davis and more stopped by the Barbie Inspired Lounge to see the ultimate glam girl herself!

The event was held to celebrate designs by Whit, Cynthia Vincent, Charlotte Ronson, Tess Giberson and Rebecca Taylor for Barbie. For two days, Fashionistas from all over traveled to the center of the meat packing district in New York City to celebrate fashion and get a glimpse into Barbie's world and inspirational style.

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I'll admit it - Barbie has the closet that every fashionista dreams of, however, the one part of it that I wish we would see more of is her shoes! Maybe one day during another fashion week show...

But until then I have a surprise for you all! After attending such an inspirational show and speaking to a ton of shoe fanatics, I've decided to host a special giveaway in honor of Shoedazzle and Barbie!


I'm giving one lucky Fashionista a $50 giftcard to Forever21, a $39.95 credit to Shoedazzle and one Riri Hearts MAC Pleasurebomb lipstick! These prizes were specifically chosen so you can style yourself to be a Barbie girl! So here's how this giveaway will work...

Rules: 1. Follow me on Instagram @Candycoatedclosets [Mandatory] 2. Repost the above giveaway picture and use the hashtag #SDSocialiteCCCNYFW - [Mandatory] One entry 3. Create an outfit - [Optional] One entry - You can use Polyvore or whatever other program you like. Make sure you use the hashtag #SDSocialiteCCCNYFW so that I can see it. Of course, I'd love to see an outfit with any Shoedazzle shoes! 4. You can earn two entries once a day until the close of the contest. Meaning you can enter everyday - once by reposting the giveaway photo and again by posting your styled outfit. Again, use #SDSocialiteCCCNYFW so that I can see your entries. 5. Your profile must be set to public. I can't stress this enough. If your profile is set to private, then I can't see your entries and well you can't win! 6. Open to the United States and Internationally. 7. Participants must be 18 or older. 8. If you're entering you must have an account at Shoedazzle so that I can order your credit. If you don't, then you can choose one item for $39.95 and I will have it shipped to you. 9. Contest ends Monday, September 15th at 7:00pm EST. At that time I will verify entries and a winner will be chosen randomly. 10. Have fun, stay stylish and remember to dream big!


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Shoedazzle & Yogurtland

I don’t know why but I’ve always been a last minute person and it’s beginning to drive me crazy. For example, I’ve seen Shoedazzle and Yogurtland post about their contest probably 5 times a day on every single social media channel that I follow them on but yet, I still waited for the last minute to decide to go to Yogurtland to take pictures. Now cue the dramatics…

Ever since I started working in NYC, I have been trying to get used to travelling without my own car and on public transportation. I swear it is seriously the worst having to figure out if I need to take the red line to the orange and then to the yellow and heavens forbids one of those lines are delayed or out of service for a few hours...(-_-) I can't...

Luckily, when I searched for a Yogurtland location, I saw there was one walking distance away from Penn Station.

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I walked into Yogurtland and decided to try the Red Velvet Cupcake Batter and French Vanilla mixed with a Cookie and Chocolate Yogurt for my photoshoot. Yum!

Once I added all of my toppers, I ran off to catch the train. It probably wasn't the brightest idea to get frozen yogurt right before a 45 minute train ride but it was probably one of the funniest moments that I've had on the LIRR in a long time. I had a ton of bags with me, my two yogurts and had my ipod blasting #Selfie by The Chainsmokers. Now just imagine me on the train ride home, head thumping to #Selfie.

"Can you guys help me pick a filter? I don't know if I should go with XX Pro or Valencia I wanna look tan What should my caption be? I want it to be clever How about "Livin' with my bitches, hash tag LIVE" I only got 10 likes in the last 5 minutes Do you think I should take it down? Let me take another selfie"

All the while I'm on the train singing and taking my Yogurtland Selfie's!

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Ah, the things that I do for good content. Anyway, I finally made it back home and changed to take the pictures for the contest!

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Shoes: Shoedazzle Ariana Shirt: Guess Pants: Dots Necklace: XSRE Ring: Shoedazzle Throwing Stones

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Shoes: Shoedazzle Chinelle

If you have a second, please Click here to head over to Shoedazzle Facebook page to vote for me @Candycoatedclosets


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