Last weekend my girlfriends and I met up in downtown Long Beach for a little celebratory birthday (not mine) dinner at Michaels Pizzeria. It’s the number one Zagat rated pizza restaurant in the country, so we went in with high expectations, and it definitely did NOT disappoint. I mean, the baked speck covered mozzarella appetizer that we got was so amazing I could have eaten ten of them (it was small) and called it good — definitely one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. But my pesto, artichoke and potato pizza was pretty dang delicious too. 
Going out with my friends was the perfect opportunity to break in my new favorite heels from ShoeMint. I’m sure you guys know about ShoeMint by now, but it’s a free members-only website with gorgeous, stylish shoes. When you sign up they ask you a few questions and then give you recommendations based on your style, and they release new styles every month so there are always lots of fabulous choices!  ShoeMint recently partnered with Aldo, and the pair I have (the “Tegan” heels) are a pair from their new higher quality line, and they’re amazing. So comfortable, and so obviously well made. I can’t stop wearing them! 
So how about winning yourself a little Valentine’s Day present? Today ShoeMint is giving away a pair of shoes (of your choice) to one lucky reader! 
To Enter: 
This giveaway will be open for one week, closing next Thursday at midnight. It is open to US and Canada residents only. Good luck, and Happy Valentine’s Day!
top: similar
coat: c/o sheinside
leggings: c/o sheinside
tote bag: similar
heels: c/o shoemint “tegan”
sunglasses: c/o lulu*s
necklace: c/o i-ella


  1. Love this look!
    Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  2. Kira says:

    I Love the Kathy!

  3. You are rocking those heels! I love ShoeMint's Estelle boots.
    elise.rabatin (at)

  4. I'd love a pair of the Robyn's!

  5. Kathy B says:

    I love the Katrine boots! Thanks for this giveaway!!
    kathy . beaudette (at) gmail . com

  6. I love the Torrie shoes.
    landis . caroline (at) gmail . com

  7. Lisa says:

    Oh, I love the look of the Skyler!

    Lmmayer (at) outlook (dot) com

  8. Sarah S. says:

    I love the Marlee shoes

    Sarah.Saslow (at)

  9. Oh my gosh I remember pinning that coat on my wishlist months ago! I totally forgot about it. How do you like it? Is it like a real winter coat, or more light weight?

    And as for the giveaway, I am all signed up and I would pick the Willow pumps!

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

  10. Kate says:

    I love the Estelle boot!
    garzkate (at)

  11. Teeter says:

    There are so many beautiful shoes, but I'd love to strut around in Willow!

  12. love the bailey boots, but your look is really selling the tegan heels!

    komeallie (at)

  13. Alicia says:

    Definitely the Stacey! alicia (dot) passfield (at) gmail (dot) com


  14. mican says:

    Love the black Estelle boot! So cute!

  15. Liese says:

    I love their new Stacie flats.
    annaliesefoote at gmail dot com

  16. wtiger9 says:

    Oooh, it's a toss up between the Bailey boots in black or the Willow heels in grey.
    wtiger9 @ bellsouth . net

  17. Laura says:

    I love the tegan that you are wearing!

  18. I love the Melissa Camapana Zig Zag flat. So pretty. jennfcsu at msn dot com.

  19. chapfan says:

    I'd be the Adeline. Not sure how much practical use I'd get out of it, but the wow factor is totally there for me.
    sarahrebeccachapman at gmail dot com

  20. I would pick the Naomi shoes. Happy Vday!
    POKERGRL8 at

  21. Bethany says:

    Sammie or bovary! Gorgeous!
    bethany (dot) jane (dot) germane (at) gmail (dot) com

  22. LOVE that coat! And your hair looks so cute.

  23. Jessie M says:

    Love the cobalt and leather. And ohhh Shoemint.. my biggest weakness! If I won, I would for sure choose the Katrine booties 🙂

  24. I have a shoe mint account and have been eyeing the Tegan heels for a couple of weeks now! I'd love to own a pair as I don't have any chunky heels 🙂 I also ordered this coat after seeing it on you and plan to wear it out tonight!

  25. Kimi says:

    I love your outfit! If I won I would for sure pick the Katrine booties!
    kokamura12 (at)

  26. Janssen says:

    Love the ones you picked the most, frankly. Love the stiletto looking front with a back you can really walk on.

  27. karen says:

    i love the lorri! (

  28. I adore your outfit! I love your pick! I'm also digging the tegan heels.

  29. Kristina says:

    Loving this look!! The blue is very pretty on you and your coat is gorgeous!!.

    Kristina does the Internets

  30. Love the Estelle! gulbransonjill at

  31. I love the Stacey flats in orange 🙂
    godslittleangel92 at

  32. Team Jacob says:

    I really like the Katrine boots in brown!!


  33. Sandcat says:

    I'd get the Estelle as I want some ankle booties.

  34. Emily L says:

    I love the alana wedges and the tegan heels!

    mywindycity [at]

  35. Bailey or Stacy or…. the whole lot…. I need new good traveling shoes for this summer!

  36. Love the Emily flats. The colors are so rich.

    chelseawoodring at hotmail dot com

  37. Craig says:

    My wife mentioned your site and the giveaway so I thought, what the heck I'll try and win them for her.

  38. I love Estelle in cognac.
    clarajleonard at gmail dot com

  39. andi says:

    Robyn, Naomi, Giselle….I can never pick just one!

  40. I love the Tegans! All signed up and praying to win! lipglossnluv (at)

  41. I'd definitely get the Marlees, and then I'd go on a hot date with my husband! va va voom!


  42. E Allen says:

    Love shoe mint !!! I love the Roslyn, or Mirren, and of course the Erin cause thats my name ! haha erineallen1385(at)gmail(dot)com

  43. I love the Estelle boots in both colors. 🙂 themickeyness (at)

  44. JoEllen says:

    Love the Norah in nude! Btw….I just started following your blog and I absolutely love your style!

    joellenzafacon at gmail dot com

  45. Naomi heel, but there are so many else, decisions, decisions!

  46. Most definitely the Bovary in blue!! (

  47. With ShoeMint their are soooo many great choices, but if I had to pick just one I'd chose the Nude Naomi pair. They are amazing and versatile. Pure bliss. (
    P.S. I love your blog and style!

  48. lilypilly says:

    I love the black Bailey boots (

  49. emandtrev says:

    I would love the Anise in nude/black, BUT my number one recommendation was the Tegan! I kind of feel like a copycat, but those are pretty awesome as well. 🙂 Thanks!

  50. Jennie says:

    Oh I think I'd have to choose the ones you have on. They are fabulous. But I also love the Sammie style. (

  51. Happy Valentine's Day!
    You look absolutely stunning as always, dear.
    Btw, I absolutely admire you for looking so young even though you are a mommy 🙂
    Best wishes from Canada,
    ♥Vivienne von Feel Wunderbar

  52. The SAMMIE wedges are amazing!!! This is a great giveaway! thanks!! Also you look great, as always! 🙂

  53. Anna G. says:

    You look amazing! I really love how you paired together the outfit!

    If I could win, I'd choose this pair:

    thanks again!

  54. kimmie says:

    Gorgeous outfit, Merrick! I love your shoes, and would probably pick those (the tegan) but I do love the Estelle boot too. cute!

  55. Cute outfit and shoes. The ShoeMint site is fabulous. I'd pick the Katrine Boot in brown; they're so versatile.

  56. You look absolutely fabulous! Love this outfit! Loving the Bailey shoes! xo

  57. I joined. I'm liking the Estelle Boot, but I hope we can change out minds if we win — it's too hard to make a decision on the spot! 🙂
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  58. Chloe S says:

    I have to say, I love the Robyn and the Tegan (your pair)…although the black Tasha's are also rather gorgeous. : )

  59. Loving the outfit, especially the coat! I really like the Anise flats from Shoemint.

  60. Judit says:

    You look gorgeous in this outfit. I found your blog only about a week ago, but I love it and can't stop reading the older posts 🙂
    My pick would be Stacey in grey.
    lantosjudit {at} gmail {dot} com

  61. Léanne :) says:

    Would love the katrine or bailey boots!! You look gorgeous in that outfit! Love it! 🙂

  62. My favorites are the Katrine boots. These could be worn nearly year round. Would love to have these in black, but brown would be nice too! Thanks for the giveaway! violetgyspie at gmail (dot) com

  63. My favorites are the Katrine boots. These could be worn nearly year round. Would love to have these in black, but brown would be nice too! Thanks for the giveaway! violetgyspie at gmail (dot) com

  64. Liz C says:

    This outfit is awesome!!

    LOVE the estelle bootie!

    Liz @ Sprinkles&Sequins

  65. I adore the Tegan heels – so chic!

    kimbercrafts (at) gmail (dot) com

  66. I sort of love the Tasha boot!


  67. Bree says:

    I love the Stiges in leopard!
    jitterbug1 (at) gmail (dot) com

  68. Maren Addy says:

    I love the Estelle booties! So cute and practical. maren.addy@hotmail!

  69. Caitlyn S. says:

    I love shoemint but I'm so broke! I got a pair of the Max boots in September in sake for $35 and they're the best purchase I've ever made!
    Right now I love Tasha and Roslyn but I'd probably get
    Tasha since I could wear them more often…. Although Roslyn would be cute in spring or summer with jeans,,,, I guess still Tasha….
    My email is

  70. Caitlyn S. says:

    It's funny because when I saw your shoes before I even read that the giveaway was for shoemint, I was thinking that they looked awful similar to a pair on shoemint… Then I saw that the giveaway was for shoemint and was like OMG whaaaat? I want to winnnnn 🙁 thank u for the chance! I love your outfit too! I've been looking everywhere for a perfect pair of oantsnlike that but having no luck. I'm too picky!

  71. I'm pretty sure Naomi would look fab in my closet! ninjaracechik @


  72. I can't get past your Tegans! I want the same ones! I'm also loving the YOSI METALLIC BRAID BALLET. They are cute!

  73. I would love to wear the anise flats any day, my email is

  74. Patti says:

    Signed up! I would get the Lorrie heels!

  75. Batter says:

    The Katrine boots in brown are so versatile! It's still so cold I can't quite imagine open toed shoes just yet! Thanks for the giveaway!

  76. Love your style. My favorite shoes at SHOEMINT are the off-white ROBYN.

  77. chalayn says:

    Hmm… probably Torrie or Melissa Petal. And as always, you look beautiful.

    braynofchalayn at gmail dot com

  78. Alina Conn says:

    Am in love with the Raquel sandal.

  79. Sean C says:

    Signed up. The Bovary heels are to die for –

  80. I would have a super hard time deciding! I really like the Skyler in blue though!
    thanks for the chance, amandambode (@) gmail (dot) com

  81. You always look gorgeous! I love the necklace! 🙂

  82. I would choose the MIRREN wedges.
    holliister at gmail dot com

  83. Tracy says:

    I'm digging the Katrine in brown.

  84. Mackenzie says:

    My favorites are called Stacey. Gorgeous!

  85. Love this fun jacket. I am always looking for new restaurants to try and will need to check this place out the next time I am in Long Beach.

    I really like the Norah heels – so perfect for spring.


  86. Amy Herak says:

    Ooh the Raquel Sandals in Brown! Just so impatient for Spring/Summer <3


  87. Mickelle says:

    I really love the bovary.
    and ps thanks for making your giveaways easy to enter!

  88. I would pick up the Marlee or the Stacey. Cute shoes!!


  89. i am already signed up for shoemint! love that site!!! they have the best shoes!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  90. Just signed up for shoemint! I really like this sight! I love the Camaras in brown.

  91. efdeho says:

    I'm already signed up for ShoeMint with the email

    And I L-O-V-E the Torrie shoes in pink. So perfect for Spring!

  92. Love both the Tegan and the Bovary!
    elizabethbwheeler (at) gmail (dot) com

  93. Emily says:

    I've been eyieing the Tegans! So cute!

  94. Tara says:

    Love the Estelle boots!

  95. Jessica says:

    I would love the bovary heels in black!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  96. JAK says:

    Love the Bailey boot in black!
    janink at uw dot edu

  97. Yolanda says:

    Love the Rylie heel in nude. Just looks simply classy.

  98. Karrie S says:

    I'd probably get the Camara in tan. Thanks!

  99. HollyDolly says:

    I love the Vivienne Westwood Jelly Loafers and Tegan heels!


  100. Sanja T says:

    I would get the bovary shoes. Love your look!

  101. Katie says:

    I love the Tegan but also the Giselle 🙂
    latteloveblog at gmail

  102. Brenna says:

    I like the like dr scholls lucia

  103. Julia Dom says:

    Love your look! So many cute shoes, but I'm really into the Marlee. jedom23 at gmail

  104. Michelle says:

    I love the Melissas Campana Zig Zag or the Estelle 🙂 my_belle_michelle at hotmail

  105. Unknown says:

    Hello, hmmm the choices… I suppose the Tegan. But if the Akasya was in stock by the time I won, Akasya indeed!!! You can find me at Thank you!

  106. Rusthawk says:

    I love the Katrine boot –

    thanks! rusthawk at gmail dot com

  107. I like the Vivienne Westwood Jelly Sandals <3

  108. I'd choose the Camara wedges!!


  109. Team Jacob says:

    Thank you Merricks Art and Shoemint!!!!
    I just found out I won. Guess I should have checked here.

    This is awesome and in time for my birthday!

    Thanks so much!

  110. Team Jacob says:

    Evidently the free pair of shoes has a price limit! oh well 🙂

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