Had a Shoegasm at ALDO + $100 Giveaway (closed)!

the four

Last night I hosted a fun reopening event at the ALDO in Pentagon City. They went all out hiring a DJ, photographer, 15% off all weekend (so if you’re needing shoes head on over!) and having lots of snacks (I may have had a few Apple O’s). The new store at Fashion Centre is so nice. It’s remodeled with a fresh new look. It feels like you are in fancy shoe boutique — and they’ve got the shoes to back it up. This location has shoes that you actually can’t get in the other stores, like the new collaboration collection called RISE where they work with designers, currently Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, to develop a special collection. I think I tried on every pair from that collection. These are my faves — the BUITO, the PRAVDA, the MUSILOVA (in both colors), okay so basically all of them. I ended up taking home these beauties — the DARELBEIDA in white with a lucite heel — so perfect for summer! I know, you want them all now right? I can’t say I didn’t try on like 7+ pairs of shoes. I totally did.

**Update — This giveaway is now closed.*** Lucky for you, I’m giving away $100 gift card to ALDO! All you have to do to enter is leave one comment on this post. For 4 additional entries (not required), you can like ALDO shoes on Facebook, twitter, or me on Facebook, twitter. Already like & follow? Then just comment on the pages or tweet via those channels and come back and leave another comment per channel on this post telling me you did, and for each channel you enter on — so separate comments for the separate platforms so I can count them. I know, kinda confusing, but basically if you do it all you will end up leaving 5 comments on this post and therefore have 5 entries to win. Enter before Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 11:59 pm EDT. I’ll be selecting the winner via random.org and announcing it on my Facebook & twitter on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. And make sure you leave me a way to contact you or make sure you are paying attention to my twitter and Facebook to see if you win! *See all giveaway/sweepstakes information below.

(Above) Marla from ALDO taught me how to do “the four” which is apparently the perfect way to pose to get a full view of your shoes by lifting one leg up and making your legs into a 4.

white platform shoes

Lots of mod moments this season with black and white, lucite heels, and metallics.

mens shoes

Being a girl I’ve never really taken a look at the mens side of any shoe store for that matter, but ALDO has some seriously stylish shoes for men! There were almost as many men in the store shopping as there were women! Even the socks were cool! See what I mean by “boutique style” — the new store is gorgeous.

gold and neon necklace

If you are looking for accessories, they’ve got everything from jewelry, to sunglasses, nail accessories, and scarves. I learned that many of the scarf designs are drawn by a designer in house (at the ALDO HQ in Canada)! Cool job, right? Lots of trendy pieces that are super affordable.

aldo shoes

It was a really fun night with the ALDO ladies. Honestly, I was really impressed with the current shoe selection. Lots of gorgeous shoes, and surprisingly really comfortable. I was able to stand and walk around in my LAURENZA pair for three hours without a problem! The RISE collection that I mentioned above even has extra padding, and this pair is seriously cushy.

Giveaway/sweepstakes rules: No purchase or payment necessary. Only one necessary to enter, 4 additional opportunities to enter are available but are optional. Open to all United States residents. Sweepstakes prize is valued at $100. Chances of winning do not increase by purchasing products from aldoshoes.com. By entering this sweepstakes, the entrant acknowledges that they are eligible for this sweepstakes according to all laws set forth by their home state. Entrants who do not meet these criteria will be disqualified. Winner is liable for any taxes associated with the prize. The promotion period for this giveaway will close on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 11:59pm EDT and a winner will be chosen via random.org on April 17, 2013. The winner will be contacted privately if contact information is provided and MegBiram.com may choose not to publish the winning entry on this site. If the winner fails to claim their prize within two weeks of notification, another winner will be selected from eligible entries. A list of winner(s) will be available within 2 business days of the close of the sweepstakes, by request, and available for 6 months thereafter. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes sponsored by ALDO.

This post was sponsored by ALDO. All opinions are my own.