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

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  • I Love the Kathy!

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

  • I'd love a pair of the Robyn's!

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

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

  • Oh, I love the look of the Skyler!

    Lmmayer (at) outlook (dot) com

  • I love the Marlee shoes

    Sarah.Saslow (at)

  • 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

  • I love the Estelle boot!
    garzkate (at)

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

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

    komeallie (at)

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


  • Love the black Estelle boot! So cute!

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

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

  • I love the tegan that you are wearing!

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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 πŸ™‚ I also ordered this coat after seeing it on you and plan to wear it out tonight!

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

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

  • i love the lorri! (

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

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

    Kristina does the Internets

  • Love the Estelle! gulbransonjill at

  • I love the Stacey flats in orange πŸ™‚
    godslittleangel92 at

  • I really like the Katrine boots in brown!!


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

  • I love the alana wedges and the tegan heels!

    mywindycity [at]

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

  • Love the Stacey flats!

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

    chelseawoodring at hotmail dot com

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

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

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

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

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


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

  • I love the Estelle boots in both colors. πŸ™‚ themickeyness (at)

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

    joellenzafacon at gmail dot com

  • Naomi heel, but there are so many else, decisions, decisions!

  • Most definitely the Bovary in blue!! (

  • 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!

  • I love the black Bailey boots (

  • 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. πŸ™‚ Thanks!

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

  • 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 πŸ™‚
    Best wishes from Canada,
    β™₯Vivienne von Feel Wunderbar

  • The SAMMIE wedges are amazing!!! This is a great giveaway! thanks!! Also you look great, as always! πŸ™‚

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

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

    thanks again!

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

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

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

  • 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! πŸ™‚
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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

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

  • 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 πŸ™‚
    My pick would be Stacey in grey.
    lantosjudit {at} gmail {dot} com

  • Would love the katrine or bailey boots!! You look gorgeous in that outfit! Love it! πŸ™‚

  • 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

  • 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

  • This outfit is awesome!!

    LOVE the estelle bootie!

    Liz @ Sprinkles&Sequins

  • I adore the Tegan heels – so chic!

    kimbercrafts (at) gmail (dot) com

  • I sort of love the Tasha boot!


  • I like the Bovary heels!

  • Oh I want those Norah heels.

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

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

  • 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

  • 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 πŸ™ 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!

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


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

  • I love your necklace and coat!

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

  • love the Tasha booties!


  • Signed up! I would get the Lorrie heels!

  • 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!

  • I love the Melissa Petal flats!

  • I love/need the Katrine boots!

  • love the bailey boots

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

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

    braynofchalayn at gmail dot com

  • Am in love with the Raquel sandal.

  • Signed up. The Bovary heels are to die for –

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

  • You always look gorgeous! I love the necklace! πŸ™‚

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

  • I'm digging the Katrine in brown.

  • My favorites are called Stacey. Gorgeous!

  • 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.


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


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

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


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

    Sandy a la Mode

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

  • 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!

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

  • I've been eyieing the Tegans! So cute!

  • Love the Estelle boots!

  • I would love the bovary heels in black!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  • JAK

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

  • The Bailey boot in black

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

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

  • I love the Vivienne Westwood Jelly Loafers and Tegan heels!


  • I would get the bovary shoes. Love your look!

  • I love the Tegan but also the Giselle πŸ™‚
    latteloveblog at gmail

  • I like the like dr scholls lucia

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

  • I love the Melissas Campana Zig Zag or the Estelle πŸ™‚ my_belle_michelle at hotmail

  • 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!

  • I love the Katrine boot –

    thanks! rusthawk at gmail dot com

  • I like the Vivienne Westwood Jelly Sandals <3

  • I'd choose the Camara wedges!!


  • 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!

  • Evidently the free pair of shoes has a price limit! oh well πŸ™‚