Monthly Archives: December 2011

pre-new years outfit

I’m pre-gaming for new year’s apparently. I’m celebrating my new shoes, my new (slash ongoing) weight loss thanks to Atkins/lowcarb diet, and my new clutch. And of course getting ready for new years – gonna wear something nice!

Hubby and I went out to a nice dinner with his sister and her fiance. I asked him to take some pictures before we went out (with my iPhone… sorry for the bad quality).

I am LOVING my new Aldo Hafen star heels. I have both pairs – leather stars and sequins stars =) I LOVE stars!. I haven’t worn them enough but when I do, I’ll post an in-depth review of these beautiful pumps. I am just so obsessed with stars!

pre-New Year's outfit
pre-New Year's outfit
Love my new Aldo heels/clutch!
Love my new Aldo heels/clutch!

[Dress: The Limited Travel Collection Dress (similar); Heels: Aldo Hafen Star Pumps; Bag: Aldo Kilmister clutch; Jewelry: Catherine Popesco via eBay]

Aldo Hafen Sequins Stars
Aldo Hafen Sequins StarsAldo Kilmister Clutch
Aldo Kilmister Clutch
Aldo Kilmister Clutch

Are you ready for Near Year’s celebrations? What are you planning on wearing?


sneakpeeq contest winners!

hey y’all –

just wanted to thank EVERYONE for entering the Sneakpeeq contest/giveaway/sweepstakes and Sneakpeeq for partnering with me and Sandpaper Kisses Blog!

Here are the winners (chosen at random by Sneakpeeq):

Grand Prize: Gwen
Runners Up: Betsy, Rocky, Hager, Jessica, and Amy

Woohoo for contests!

Winners have been notified and their winning credits should be in their accounts when they log in:) Please feel free to post what you buy with your winning credits! I’d love to see what you get!



last day to enter the Sneakpeeq contest!

Hi all – today is the last day to enter the Sneakpeeq contest/giveaway/sweepstakes! You could win a $25 Sneakpeeq gift card or one of several $10 gift cards! Plus get 20% off your Sneakpeeq order just for entering.

Click HERE for instructions on how to enter! It’s super quick and EASY and just requires a few clicks!

Here’s an example of a super cute item you could pick up with your winning gift card! This super sweet clutch is a STEAL!

Croco Buckle Clutch from Sneakpeeq
Croco Buckle Clutch from Sneakpeeq

Contest ends tonight at midnight EST! winners to be announced tomorrow!

steve madden gaayle lookalike

I’ve had my eyes on the Steve Madden Gaayle pump (in blue multi) for a long time. It’s a beautiful and colorful peep toe pump that’s bright and bold. But even though this cute shoe is currently on sale at right now for $80, that’s still a hefty hunk of cash to part with.

Steve Madden Gaayle Peep Toe Pump via Steve Madden
Steve Madden Gaayle Peep Toe Pump via Steve Madden

Enter the Bamboo Nanette-05 Colorblock Peep Toe Pump from This is a very close lookalike to the Gaayle, and at $30.40, it’s a much more affordable alternative. However, you have to keep in mind that the Steve Madden Gaayle is made of genuine suede while the Bamboo lookalike is a faux suede.

Bamboo Nanette 05 Colorblock Pump via UrbanOg
Bamboo Nanette 05 Colorblock Pump via UrbanOg

What do you think of these sole sisters? I personally love the color block look, even in shoes.

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy holidays! I am spending time with my in laws and having a blast!

My mother in law and I painted our nails yesterday in Christmas colors. I wanted to show off my new China Glaze gold glitter polish, Blonde Bombshell (picked it up at Sally Beauty). With my Christmas present book “Good Calories, Bad Calories” in hand;-) can’t wait to get reading!

I hope you have a fantastic holiday!