Thursday, May 24, 2012

Spring Shoe Spectacular

Spring Shoe Spectacular in Albuquerque, New Mexico

This was one of the biggest shoe floors I have ever seen! This was only half of it!

Chinese Laundry Selection

My travel essentials: Gossip magazine (the airport is the perfect excuse/place to read these things), fashion magazines, scarf (doubles as a pillow), notebook for inspiration, ipod, gum, chapstick, MAC lipgloss, Daisy by Marc Jacobs travel size solid perfume.

Arm candy: Marc by Marc Jacobs watch, Pretzel bracelet from BCBGeneration (did you know pretzels our a sign of devotion? My friend has the other half)

Finger candy: Rings from BCBGeneration & Vince Camuto

Easy shoes to slip on and off: Chinese Laundry Big Bang
I swear I didn't mean to disappear! Last week I caught the flu and was swamped at work so I didn't get the chance to blog at all :( I am trying to catch up and going on a blogging schedule to keep me on track!

Anyways I got to go on my first business day trip on Saturday to Albuquerque, New Mexico. You see I wear many hats at Chinese Laundry. I work in the Marketing department which already covers so many different facets. One day I can just be doing all our social media, another day I will be maintaing the website, and another day I will help cast models for a fashion show. The jobs truly do vary and I find myself doing something new each week. So, this past Saturday I got to be a sales rep for the day.

Dillards is a relatively new account for Chinese Laundry so we are definitely trying to build our relationship with them. So when they invited us to their 2nd annual Spring Shoe Spectacular we knew we had to be there. Our sales rep had got the dates mixed up and the other half of our team were attending a celebrity baby shower we were hosting (cough Kristin Cavallari cough) so they asked me if I would like to go in his place. Of course I jumped at the opportunity!  Yes it was on a Saturday but who can say no to a free trip and a new experience.

I flew out of LAX at 7am Saturday so I had to be up at 4am (not my ideal Saturday wake up time) and got into New Mexico around 10am. I was surprised how big the shoe floor was! We don't have many Dillards around us so it definitely caught me off guard. I was there to help pump up our brand to the employees and customers. We have a smaller selection at Dillard's so it was definitely important to let the customers know who we are and what we are all about. I got a lot of positive feedback and a lot of compliments on my shoes :) I got a chance to meet the other vendors and talk about their business as well. This trip definitely wanted to me look further into a sales rep position!

As you can see, I did not post a full body outfit shot. It was a long 13 hour day for me and personally was so exhausted after everything that you wouldn't want to see what I looked like! My outfit was really simple, I wanted to be comfortable for my flight, yet still look cute and professional. I opted for a boyfriend sheer teal button down with a pair of liquid leggings (worn in a previous post) with my favorite pair of platform sandals, the Big Bang from no one other than Chinese Laundry!

The day went by so fast and was so tiresome but in the end it was an amazing experience and I learned
a lot :)

I promise not to disappear again! I have a lot more posts to share with you!
Stay tuned!


  1. Oh, my God, I love shoes! I need a pair of flat sandals, but so far I haven't seen anything interesting to buy. :(
    This post is great! I love your blog. :D
    I'm following you. :D If you want, you can find me here:
    Thank you and have a nice day! :*

  2. such a nice post,if you like we can follow each other ;)

  3. Love your watch!
    Thanks for following, I'm following you too :)


  4. hope you are feeling better! :)

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  5. Omg, I would stay the whole day on that shoe place!!!! <3
    and i loved ur rings!!!


  6. Very nice!



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