Cha- Cha- Cha- Changes

Okay, now try and get that song out you of your head!  Life is full of changes and sometimes you simply can’t fight it. It’s with a heavy heart that I’m announcing I’m no longer going to be selling shoes.

We're Closing

Happy Shoe Day is going back to its original glory!  Back to where I search for fabulous shoes and show off how a pair of shoes can complete an outfit.

What does that mean for the Happy Shoe Day Shoe Store?  Shoes won’t be available for sale on the site.  Being a full-time mom, working part time and starting my own consulting firm I simply don’t have the time and energy to also own an online shoe store.  Its been a hard decision to close this part of Happy Shoe Day but its what is best for my family and my sanity.

Searching for a positive in all of this, I’m looking forward to going into a shoe store and shopping!!!  Instead of checking out their inventory and wondering how my little shop can keep up.  Also, I no longer will feel guilty buying shoes when I have a basement full of shoes.  Not sure our bank account is happy about that part.

Happy Shoe Day, the blog, isn’t going anywhere.  I’ll be posting more about trends, fabulous finds and even featuring some baby shoes too.

Everything Must Go!

Where do we go from here?!  Well, I need ALL of the shoes that are in my basement to GET OUT!  I’ve updated the shop to the lowest prices possible.  What you see is what you get… all available sizes are there.  Minnesota peeps: check out the shop and then e-mail (or text) me with your order.  This way I can just drop them off and we don’t have to worry about shipping.

I want to thank everyone for supporting this venture.  What a dream come true to have owned my own shoe store.  I’m sad to see the shoes go but excited to see what the future holds.

Happy Shoe Day CLosing Party

And because I always love a reason to shop, see friends and enjoy a class of bubbly I’m going to have my final shoe party.  Come to the Happy Shoe Day Headquarters and shop the rest of the inventory.  The Style Trolley will be here to help complete the outfits with beautiful pieces.

Details: Sunday, July 23rd from 2-6 pm. 4860 Highcrest Dr, Excelsior, MN.  E-mail me at happyshoeday@gmail.com if you’re interested in stopping by.  Would love to see you!

 

Have a happy shoe day!

The Inside Scoop: Macy’s Jewelry Event

Macys Ridgedale is having a party and it is getting fancy!

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On Wednesday, July 12th  from 11am – 7pm in Macy’s fine jewelry department they’re showing off some seriously beautiful diamonds.  It is only for one day they will show off these one of a kind diamonds that have never been carried at Macy’s before.  This a great event to shop for weddings, push presents, a special birthday or the holidays aren’t too far away; start checking off the list now!

While you are shopping the bling grab a glass of bubbly and meet Macy’s Personal Shoppers.  That’s right, Macy’s has wonderful personal shoppers!!  (I’ll have more on that in a separate post).

You know this girl LOVES a deal… make an appoint with a personal shopper and you’ll get an additional 20% off already discounted pieces

Now let’s look at some diamonds!

Bracelet

ring  necklaceearrings

Stop the Flop

It’s a summer shoe staple… flip flops.

Flip Flops
Courtesy: sheknows.com

They are the first shoes taken out when the seasons turn from snow filled winters to sunshine springs.  They serve their purpose of an easy slip on shoe but these days there is no reason to be wearing them.  As my mom, the flip flop queen, reads this I know she’s going to be disappointed

but this is for all you flip flop lovers… PUT THEM AWAY! It’s time to dress up those feet for summer with comfortable, supportive and stylish sandals.

I went to 3 Minnesota Boutiques to pick out some of my favorite sandal styles!

Let’s start at Primp Boutique:  Primp Exterior

The Primp location I usually shop at is located in Excelsior but each of their 6 spots have a special inventory of clothes, accessories and of course shoes.

These 2 sandals that I picked up are great because you can wear them with anything… they are casual and neutral!

qupid

These are from the Qupid shoe line and are $22 from Primp.  They are perfect for a more casual look, easy to put on as you run out for errands.  They totally fulfill the purpose of a flip flop but have a lot more style to them.

Bamboo

These are Bamboo sandals and are $20 from Primp.  These have much more of a Tory Burch look to them and resemble flip flops but with an ankle strap added.  The gold accent and the pink tone will be easier to dress up for your night out on the town.

Next stop, Corset Style and Fashion Boutique:

corset styling
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Corset is located in Edina on France Ave.  What I love about Corset is that it’s not just a boutique that has amazing clothing, shoes & accessories but you can also hire them for many other styling service… for example you can have a professional stylist go through your closet and create new outfits for you. AMAZING!

Of course when I’m in there I gravitate to the shoes before anything else!

nicole

These gold sandals were a hit as soon as I brought them into my office!  They are the same style of a flip flop but the gold details with the strap is key for dressing up the flip flop style.  These nicole shoes are so great for summer with a pair of shorts or a sassy maxi.  DEAL ALERT: Head into Corset and mention Twin Cities Live now through Saturday, July 11th you’ll get them for $19.

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These Madeline sandals are the closest thing to flip flops that you’ll see me in this summer.  These are definitely an upgrade with the think straps, the silver color and even adding detail on how the strap attaches to the shoes.  Again, this is flip flops older, more mature and fashionable sister. DEAL ALERT: Head into Corset and mention Twin Cities Live now through Saturday, July 11th you’ll get them for $19.

Last stop in my Twin Cities sandal shopping is a new boutique called Merilou.

MERILOU
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Merilou opened in October of last year in the heart of downtown Wayzata.  They have a store full of unique clothing, jewelry and even some funny greeting cards. I heard about them from Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s Shopping Editor, Allison Kaplan, with the recommendation to head there for their shoes. I’m so glad I did!

shutz

These Schutz gladiators is a great example of taking sandals to the next level.  I love that these sandals elongate your legs without having to wear heels.  This style is not going anywhere so you should totally pick up a pair. These are $200.  Plus, I love how gladiators add texture to an outfit.

sam eldaman

Sam Edelman is a new shoe line to me and I’m starting to get into some trouble on their website!!  Although simple, these sandals could be a staple in your closet.  I love that there isn’t a ton of detail and for that reason that they’ll go with everything.  These are priced at $70.

joie

Ankle straps and no thongs is something you’re going to be seeing more of in store.  These metallic Joie sandals are so on trend!!  I can imagine these with white shorts, sassy shirt and some really fun metallic accessories.  You can get these for $275 at Merilou and I have to say it would be a good investment… this trend isn’t going anywhere.

I hope you enjoyed my sandal shopping adventure!!

Be sure to go out and have a happy shoe day!

I got to share my picks on Twin Cities Live!

I Went To Target For A Card & Frozen Shrimp

I’m sure many of you can relate to this.  My husband was out of town on business and his flight was delayed.   I wanted to buy him a sweet card to welcome him home because every once in awhile I like to be thoughtful and romantic.  The next thing on my grocery list was shrimp.  That is all I had to get at target yet because the cards are on one side of the store and the frozen shrimp is on the other I made a pit stop in the shoe section which led me to the clothes.

Purchases

Now besides getting those 2 things I also have my new outfit I’m going to wear!

Did I try to talk myself out of the purchases? Yes, of course! Then I also realized that these things should have been on my list to pick up.  Let me tell you why…

WEDGES

Believe it or not out of the 124 shoes I own I don’t have a pair of cork wedges.  These are perfect for any summer outfit. Plus, all flip flops and sandals  are 20% off at Target.

FLIP FLOPSAs I mentioned flip flops were also 20% off and because I am a high heel lover I only have about 3 pairs that I’ve had for years and years. Its time for an upgrade. (To let you in on another secret I took shoes out of my cart that I was going to buy!!)

Now that I’m done with in the shoe sections and only walked away with 2 new pairs (success) its time to head over to get the frozen shrimp… hang on, there is a really cute shirt!

Blouse

 

Normally this type of shirt isn’t my style but I want to start wearing more blouse like tops.  And, since I’m now officially just shopping for fun I thought lets look through these shirts.  I decided to go with the bright yellow! Oh and this shirt is on sale online if you like it.

OUTFIT

I ended up adding my navy blue pants that I got at Nordstrom Rack to my new top and wedges and essentially I picked my outfit out for work while I was there there.

 

I did end up getting my frozen shrimp but not before I bought lawn chairs! Does this happen to anyone else?  You run to a store for 1 or 2 things and the next things you know you spend nearly $100!

 

Have a Happy Shoe Day!