I just got this red hat the other day and although it’s still pretty hot in the afternoons here so there’s no reason I should be wearing a winter hat, I’m still finding an excuse to wear it almost every day. I haven’t worn a beanie in years, so I think I’m just making up for lost time…so many beanie wearing opportunities missed!! 
Also, I was kind of worried about pairing red shoes and a red hat (in my head it seemed a little too loud), but as soon as I put them on and realized they were identical shades of red and together they added a perfect pop of color to a dark outfit, I was totally in love. New favorite combo. 
. . . . . . . . . . 
today I’m partnering with ShoeMint to give away a pair of free shoes to one lucky winner! Have you heard of ShoeMint? They’re a fabulous free, members-only website with gorgeous, high quality and affordable shoes designed by Rachel Bilson and Nicole Chavez and manufactured by Steve Madden. They’re constantly adding new, on-trend styles to the site, and they always have free shipping and returns (a huge selling point for me). Enter to win a pair below! 
To Enter: 
  • sign up to become a ShoeMint member (completely free, takes 2 seconds, and gives you 20% off your first order!), and then come back here and leave a comment telling me which pair of shoes you would get if you won. Please include your email address in the comment so you can be contacted if you win.

this giveaway will be open for one week, closing next Tuesday, November 26th, at midnight. It is open to US and Canada residents only. Good luck!
coated denim: old navy
shoes: “ruby” flat c/o shoemint
necklace: forever 21, similar
hat: downeast
bag: c/o lily jade


  1. Britters says:

    I'm signed as a ShoeMint member with bdimassi at trilogygroup dot net

  2. Ash says:

    I loooove this outfit! Actually, I love everything you're posting lately…I know it's hard work to get all these posts (especially for Babble) together but they are appreciated. =)

  3. Signed up with my email

    I love the Sienna – such a cute bootie!

  4. Love the Cece in red!
    Tracy (
    Its Mostly About Fashion


    i love the Caroline loafers in brown πŸ™‚

  6. I loved all the shoes they recommended for me, but I would probably go with something like the Emily.

  7. this might be my favorite outfit of yours yet! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! πŸ™‚ I feel like I need every single piece!
    – Katie (

  8. I love the flats you're wearing! I would choose the mint colored ones though πŸ™‚

  9. i might select the Ruby red fun!!!… but I like the Nadine shoes also. So many lovely shoes & I LOVE shoes!

  10. Kelsi says:

    I would love CeCe or Karla or Lola, as I'm in the market for new black heels. Love shoemint. It's free shipping gets me in trouble.

  11. Tacy says:

    I love the Emily flats in emerald:) signed up with aetjapkes @ gmail .com

  12. I like the Caroline in cognac or gold foil, but both were sold out in my size! stephanievstagg @ gmail .com

  13. Teeter says:

    So many beautiful shoes to pick from! I love the red flats your wearing and Sienna in black- I love the fun buckles on both.

  14. kate says:

    I would loooove the fanny ankle boots–so adorable and functional! Thanks Merrick! (

  15. I would get the Lily or Erin black boots.

  16. Already signed up.
    Would definitely get the shoes you are wearing!

  17. Mrs Gray says:

    I would get the Ruby in mint! So many cute ones to choose from!

  18. I would love the Sienna boots in black πŸ™‚ So adorable!

  19. Already signed up! I would get either the Sienna or Erin! Hard choice! Great giveaway! Thanks!!

  20. The Britt riding boot would be great!

  21. Roberta says:

    Just signed up. I would either get Emerald or the Britt riding boot. There are so many choices.

  22. Madeline says:

    I would get the Yosi Erica studded flats! So lovely and chic πŸ™‚

  23. Ooh, I love the Yosi Ariel Lace Smoking Slipper. Signed up with πŸ™‚

  24. CW says:

    I adore the Cameron flats in black πŸ™‚
    godslittleangel92 at

  25. Jen Baker says:

    Signed up!! I would get the Marcelle heel. It is so elegant & classy looking! Thanks for the giveaway!
    email – jekurtz{at}asu{dot}edu


  26. Kylie says:

    I would love the Sutton boots!

  27. Bethany says:

    I was already a member. I would absolutely get the Lane boot. I'm kinda obsessed with short/ankle boots and I would just have to add it. The question would be..what color? πŸ™‚

    Email linked to my account!

  28. Sean C says:

    The Sutton Boots in Olive are stunning! I'd choose those.

  29. Alina Conn says:

    Love, love, LOVE the Erindera heels.

  30. All signed up! I would get the sutton boots or the jane booties!

  31. Holly says:

    I am signed up for ShoeMint using hfenner18 @ yahoo dot com

    I would probably get the Ruby in red as well – so fun for the holidays and any day!

    my email address is hritter18 @ gmail dot com

  32. Batter says:

    The Sienna boot in wine purple would be a good fall/winter boot addition. Thanks for the giveaway! bloglovewin {hotmail}

  33. Jessica says:

    I am already signed up with them and I would LOVE their SHIVA heels!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  34. Ashlee says:

    The Britt boots!
    ashleejuanita13 at hotmail

  35. Rebekah says:

    I'd choose the Lilly boot! Looking for the perfect combat boots to add to my collection!

  36. Love the ruby!.. In black especially. Jenesee at gmail dot com

  37. chapfan says:

    Erendira, Jane, or Mara. All the ones I love are out of stock in my size! sarahrebeccachapman at gmail dot com

  38. Alyson says:

    Lusting over the Emily in emerald. Or the Sienna boot. Drooling over both now and can't afford either! Thanks for the giveaway.

  39. I am signed up! and I love the Ann boots! both my favorite boots have completely fallen apart so those would be perfect!

  40. Love the Ann or Sienna boots!! Thank you πŸ™‚

  41. KK says:

    I love the Melissa Campana zig zag. I'm on my feet all day at work..the yellow would add a pop of color to keep me smiling! I am signed up under

  42. Ashley says:

    I'd pick the Melissa Campana Zig Zag in the silver or gold color (I can't pick which one I love more, but I love the sparkles for the holidays!)


  43. bdarkoski says:

    I am signed up. I love the shoes that you are wearing. I think I would choose those. I love a colored flat and they are styled perfectly.

    Thank you for all the posts. I am a young mom with 2 kids myself and I sometimes forget that it can be easy to dress cutely and still be comfortable while running around with the babies. Love the blog.

  44. Sanja T says:

    I would have the hardest time deciding between your practical and cute flats (also my favorite color) and the hot Mara heels. It is very hard.
    Theloveofcuteness @

  45. I would get the Sienna or the Fanny (which by the way is kind of a bad word in New Zealand!!) lol. lisasanders (at) gmail (dot) com

  46. i love the gold loafers, they have been on my wishlist for ages!

    & i absolutely adore your blog. found you via Socialyte Connect.

  47. chalayn says:

    I think I would pick Lane!

    braynofchalayn @

  48. I love your blog! Your style seems so accessible.

    My favorite Shoemint shoes are the Karla animal print slingbacks.


  49. Shiloh says:

    I love boots. Mine are all dying. I really miss when boots without heels on them were cool… anybody else? I really like the Ann black knee high boots in size 7! I love the slouchy chicness to them, almost cowboy but not.

  50. Ekmckeever says:

    Love following you!
    I love the metallic Carolines and the Sutton in green!
    Registered as

  51. I signed up. My email is I would get cranberry sutton boot!

  52. I am all signed up! I love the Iris heels in black! So elegant. My email is

  53. I really love your outfit! I've been always for dark outfits with a tiny bash of color. You look fantastic πŸ™‚

    I'm already a member of ShoeMint, and I took a look around the website. Daaaang! Everything is drop dead beautifuuul and I'll go for the Sienna Black Ankle boots!

  54. Lynn B says:

    I love the Sienna boots in black!
    My email is

  55. I'm already signed up! I'd choose the Yosi Pony Hair ballet flat!
    Erika W.

  56. Iris P. says:

    I'm loving the Fanny shoe!

    Loveirisblog @

  57. Janssen says:

    I love these purple Sienna boots. And if you don't have my email address, I'm not sure we can be sisters anymore.

  58. Celeste says:

    I love the Iris pumps! // thanks for the chance!


  59. karen says:

    love the Mara and Sienna. the red combo looks great on you!
    karenyuan @

  60. KT says:

    I would get the Ruby in the mint color or the Sienna boots!

  61. I love the rubys in the red, like you have! They are too cute!

  62. I love the rubys in the red, like you have! They are too cute!

  63. Ann! Or Sutton (both in black) Love them!!

  64. Love that beanie! I'm on Shoemint under my work email micaiah (dot) cass (at) and I've been eyeing the Caroline flats.

  65. Cute shoes πŸ™‚ I love the Emerald pumps! Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. kimmie says:

    I signed up, and am loving the Sutton boots! πŸ™‚

  67. Lisa says:

    I love the Bess in blue!
    Lmhadro (at) hotmail (dot) com

  68. I would probably pick the Caroline shoes!!! so cute πŸ˜€

  69. absolutely adore your look! so cute! in love with the ann boots! perfect for fall! been a member of shoemint for months now and i just love their website! such darling shoes! email:

  70. TrishCF says:

    I love so many…Britt, Sienna, Lane. It would be hard to choose.

  71. Kelly says:

    I am in love with that cute hat, and those shoes!

  72. Signed up – love the Sienna or the

  73. Natalie says:

    I would get the Sutton booties in black. Thanks for the giveaway!

  74. I would get the Ann boots in brown!


  75. Plock says:

    i like the caroline loafers

  76. Leah says:

    I think the Lily boot. I am in the market for some booties.

  77. Diany says:

    I would get the Ann Boots in Brown.

  78. I'd probably get Elloise in black but there are so many cute shoes it's hard to decide!

  79. I have been eyeing the emerald heels in the glittery gold. I bought the Sienna bought this season and love them and can't stop wearing them.


  80. Hillary says:

    Loving the emerald heels in gold!!

  81. Laura says:

    I'm thinking the Iris! I've never owned any heels before πŸ™‚

  82. HollyDolly says:

    I love the Erin and Fanny booties!


  83. Ashley says:

    my email is and love the Emma or Elloise styles! Yay shoes!!

  84. Thanks for the giveaway! i love the ann slouchie boot and the sutton desert wedge!

  85. Anna says:

    I love the Sutton wedge and the Sienna boot!
    Superchick1539 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  86. I would get either Ann or Bess. Hope I win, still got the $40 off first pair. Thank you

  87. I'm smitten with the Emma in wine suede!
    kimbercrafts (at) gmail (dot) com

  88. Jess says:

    The Emma! Thanks for the giveaway!
    crannberri7 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  89. The fanny boot is fabulous! What a great giveaway, I love shoemint! I will always wear animal print and I truly believe it's a timeless neutral! mschumaker @ gmail dot com

  90. I would love a new pair of booties! I adore The Fanny in cheetah!

  91. I like the Yosi Erica Tudded in black:) Thanks for the opportunity:)

  92. Love the Sienna bootie. Thanks for the giveaway!

  93. Maggie says:

    I need more flats πŸ™‚

  94. Chloe S says:

    Wow, those Mara heels are ridiculously beautiful. And I love your red on red look. : )

  95. Natasha says:

    Im all signed up! I am dying for the Yosi Ariel Smoking Slipper!

  96. Amber says:

    I love the Sienna, Cece, Nadine and Belia. Thanks! πŸ™‚

    lipstickcandyblog at gmail dot com

  97. I would pick the black Erin boots. I love the brown ones, but they're out in my size. I wish they would make another batch of those Emma boots, darn it.

    mahditanoshi at gmail dot com

  98. I'm loving the Silver Kali loafers. The style is classic, but the color is very modern.

    Thanks for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

    – Clarice King

  99. Emily flats, probably. I would like some cute flats!

  100. The red touches are fab!

    I would go with the Brit boots, so classic! My email is ninjaracechik @


  101. Patti says:

    Signed up and I like the Ann Boots!

  102. Becca says:

    I would go with the Jordane in grey…thanks for the opportunity, emial is

  103. Holly says:

    I'd choose the Erin boots!


  104. Lynn says:

    I am a member and love the Nadine boots!
    lynnbulk83 at yahoo

  105. Bea Araujo says:

    The Lane in natural leather is calling my name. I signed up and now I'm going to spend my morning looking at shoes. email: cheers!

  106. As someone in desperate need of boots I can wear all day long, I love the sienna boots in black.

  107. Currently on my radar… the Lola heels! I would take them both in the black and silver please!! caymccoy13 at gmail dot com

  108. wtiger9 says:

    I would get the Sutton in black, but the Iris would be a close runner up.

  109. The Sutton! But I'm not sure which color, they're all too good.

  110. Mary says:

    Definitely the Mara, such a cute t-strap heel! Marylfuller at gmail.

  111. fashion hauler says:

    Wow, What a stunning look. Really you are looking gorgeous. Your dressing style, a pair of red flats, handbags all things are fabulous. Love it all. Thanks!!
    Fashion Haul

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