Weekend Shopping: Steve Madden & Sephora

Hello lovely ladies!  Today H and I went on a shopping trip where he lovingly accompanied me braved the malls for a shoe-shopping extravaganza (because after last week's Jessica Simpson shoe saga, you know I needed a new pair of simple black heels.)

It all began at DSW, where I couldn't find one shoe to try on.  We then proceeded to the Galleria where I visited Nordstrom, Macy's, Nine West and Steve Madden.

I found some heels I loved at Steve Madden, but they really hurt my toes and they didn't have a size up.  We were so exhausted by that point that we went to have lunch at Panera (which, btw, has the calories on the menu now, Thank God, I won't be ordering a lot of the stuff I used to anymore)  and after re-fueling, we decided to hit one last store---Dillard's.

I don't shop at Dillard's regularly because it's across the street from the Galleria mall and I hate re-parking, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

I finally picked these lovely Steve Maddens up, which were nearly identical to the ones I tried on in the actual store. I really wanted suede heels that were high, but not the kind where you could see the platform and definitely not the kind with the 7 inch heels.

Steve Madden Russhh Black Suede

I also discovered today that my feet are massive.  They really are.  I'm usually a 9 1/2 or a 10, and lately, most store's and brand's tens have been feeling quite snug.

These ones fit great and they are flattering on.  I did feel a pinch on my right pinky toe when I was wearing them, but I have an existing blister there (darn J. Crew jelly flats!)

Back to the Steve Madden store---I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw these precious nude-colored bow flip flops and I knew I had to have them.

Hello Lover.
Do they look familiar to you?  If you recognize them, it's probably because you know that they're a replica of the Valentino bow flip flops that retail for $275.  Don't even get me started on that.  These Steve Madden versions can be yours for $40 and they also come in white, though I prefer the nude.
 I know you love my sweatpants and bow flip flops.
No, I did not wear those in public, I changed into sweats when I got home!

I know I'll love wearing these all spring and summer long! If they ever get them in black, I'll probably have to get those too.

The only other items I purchased today were from Sephora.  I finally bought Urban Decay Primer Potion (more on that later, because it deserves its own review, since God Himself must have created it) and I also bought a new cream blush product by UD called Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint in the color "Quickie" which in real life looks like a shocking baby pink. I can't wait to try it on my cheeks!  It's supposed to go on sheer.

Did you go shopping today?  What did you buy? I felt encouraged because I saw more color coming into the stores this weekend and it appeared there were more dresses and skirts too.  Thank goodness.

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

xoxo,

Veronika.

56 comments :

  1. Ooooo V! I need to get BOTH the Steve Maddens! I have been obsessed with platform heels and since I only own a couple, I want a pair like yours. Those bow flip flops are precious too! They will look great with a cute flowy dress. Great finds!

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  2. Do you know what the style name of those flip flops are? I HAVE to have them and can't find them on the Steve Madden website!

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  3. unfortunately i couldn't find them on the website either OR in any other stores except for the steve madden store :(

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  4. Hey, what tank are you wearing? Love the slouchiness and length! Happy Saturday! Xoxo Karen

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  5. karen---it's from target! it's super thin and super long and has a little pocket on it...i think it's mossimo.

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  6. @pink loulou- try your closest steve madden store!

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  7. I love the heels- simple and classic. Those bow flats are TOO cute for words. I definitely need a pair in white. Thanks for posting!

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  8. wow, i have to get those steve madden flip flops!!

    Your blog is fantastic! I also just saw that you are in Houston! So am I! It's nice to see some Texas bloggers! Take care!

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  9. Please update us if you find the style name for the flats. I'm looking all over for them and I'm not having any luck! Maybe they're that new, that they're not on their site yet??

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  10. I love those bow flip flops! Ohh how I wish I had a Steve Madden store close to me!

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  11. schnelle--- try calling your local store and ask them if they have them in stock---they should be able to tell you based on the description :) will let you know if I find 'em online!

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  12. Those flips are absolutely adorable!

    I wear a size 10 in shoes as well, and I have also noticed how snug most store brands have been feeling lately. Especially in Steve Madden or Aldo.

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  13. @mrs. v---I literally can't fit into most aldo size 10s anymore. I have no idea what happened because I never used to have that issue.

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  14. LOVELY BUYS! Im alson on the look out for a pair of black heels. I don't own any and i kinda realized that i really should so i'm going to buy my first pair. :D

    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  15. cute flip flops. Definitely better than spending that money on the Valentino's ...where the heck do they get off charging that much for flip flops?

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  16. I must have those sandals. Please excuse me while I go grab my Amex and hit up SteveMadden.com!

    (Well, let me ask first...are they comfortable?)

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  17. @jennifer---I think there's a market for $275 flip flops...I'm just not part of that market, LOL!

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  18. Don't feel bad, I'm a size 11 myself. Granted, I'm also 5'10'' so I'm not that embarrassed by it. My friend, who is 5'5'', is the same shoe size!

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  19. @ sally---the height definitely comes with big feet! I just hate inconsistent sizing, so frustrating!

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  20. @diana---i haven't worn the sandals for a long enough time to say---but I hope they are!

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  21. Oh my gosh I love those flip flops. I am for sure getting those babies, they're too perfect!

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  22. GORGEOUS shoes. Those black pumps are so sexy, I want!!

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  23. Veronika - I just wanted to share these flip flops that I came across while searching for the Steve Madden ones (which I can't find anywhere online, should have read the other comments before searching!). They don't share such an incredible resemblance to the Valentino ones, but they are pretty darn close and just as cute!

    http://www.amazon.com/BCBGeneration-Womens-Davie-Thong-Sandal/dp/B004CXGF46/ref=pd_sbs_shoe_1

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  24. Those steve madden pumps are seriously beautiful. I've been wanting ones like that for a while, but all the ones I look at are way too high!

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  25. Both of those pairs of shoes are gorgeous! I usually love most Steve Madden so I'm not surprised I love those!

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  26. Omigosh!!! I was just looking at the Valentino ones at a Neiman Marcus store! Gotta run to Steven Madden! ;)

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  27. Love the new pumps !

    And YES, Urban Decay Primer Potion is a MUST-HAVE. It's amazing !!!!

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  28. Do you have a link for those flip flops? They are super cute!!

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  29. YA!! New shoes - well done.

    The flip flops are uber cute and what a great score/deal.

    Love your sweatpants :)

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

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  30. Must go to SM and find shoes!!! The UD products are two of my faves! I love the color Quickie - I had it in the powder blush which, unfortunately, I can no longer find. Pair it up with a little of the NARS bronzer and it is a perfect color!

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  31. Can't wait for your review on UD primer potion! I've been thinking about getting this for awhile!

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  32. Congrats! Thoes heels are stunning and I love suede this season! :)

    <3, natasha @ ts blog

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  33. Oh my gosh! I LOVE those suede shoes. I have been looking for some forever that don't hurt. Will you review them once you have worn them awhile?

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  34. Hi again! Here is the link to the dress. Do you think it would be too casual for a date night? I was thinking of pairing it with nude pumps but not sure if that would look ok. What do you think? Also, which color do you like best?
    http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=15292&vid=1&pid=809579&scid=809579002

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  35. super cute dress! I think it would look great with nude pumps and I usually like pink better, but I think I like the blue version of this dress better for some reason.

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  36. OMG You have to tell me how you love that blush!!I am an Urban Decay FREAK!!!! I have not bought the afterglow yet though!!! I heard it was AMAZING!! Cant wait for you to review it!!
    Thanks for stopping by my love!!!!

    XX

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  37. Love the sandals! and i can't believe how similar they are to the Valentino ones

    ~M
    Classy & Fabulous
    http://Classnfab.wordpress.com

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  38. I spy your new bedding! So do you like it? I was looking at that duvet myself after you posted about it.

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  39. Such cute shoes!! I love both of them. They look fab. with the sweaties ;)

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  40. I feel your pain. Since the 2 kids I now wear a 10 1/2 to 11. And I'm only 5'5". It sucks.

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  41. amanda---i am so afraid they are going to get bigger. I love my shoes and don't want them to stop fitting!

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  42. Hi V, love your blog. Just bought this cocktail dress at L&T for a dinner dance this weekend: http://www.zappos.com/multiview/7799730/3

    Usually I would go without a necklace because I'm petite, for some reason I feel a little naked on the top with this dress. Thinking about multi-strand pearls or a statement piece. Any thoughts, suggestions? Thanks!

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  43. I love pearls! Great dress pearls are a good choice!

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  44. You inspire me :)! You have an awesome life, and from what I've read, and awesome H. You are my role model :)!

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  45. @olivia---what an amazing comment---thank you, you made my night :)

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  46. Hello! I just wanted to let you know I featured you in my blog! :)

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  47. Hey, I know this post is older now but I did actually buy the flip flops in black from the Amazon link someone left, they have them on there in black, white, beige and silver. However if you google Laila Rowe, they are for sale there for $16 in beige & black. I just ordered them on there in beige! Yay!

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  48. I just purchased the same flip flops in the same colro this weekend....don't you just love em'?? SUPER CUTE!!!

    Roni

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  49. What is the name of the Steve Madden flip flops? They are absolutely adorable!

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  50. Where could I find flip flops like the Steve madden ones?...I went to the store and they don't have them!:(

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  51. if you search "bow flip flops" on my blog, there is a post where i posted a link to site that sells replicas of the steve madden ones for way less :)

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  52. I am looking and looking for those steve madden flip flops can't find them anywhere can you help me????
    tcline@refrigerants.com I need a size 6 in all colors.
    Cell# 609-501-4000.

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  53. You should try to call a steve madden store. You should also not post your phone number online. I would delete your comment if I were you :)

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