Rockport Shoes $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Remember my blog post about Rockport Shoes and how amazing they are??  Well, they have decided to extend their campaign a bit longer (now running through October 29th) AND giving away a $100 gift card for a purchase on Rockport.com!!  How exciting is that?!

Here are two pairs I styled and LOVED:

rockport, http://chicinacademia.com

rockport, http://chicinacademia.com

rockport, http://chicinacademia.com

rockport, http://chicinacademia.com

rockport, http://chicinacademia.com

The shoes are constructed with Adiprene technology by Adidas, making each pair of Rockport shoes the most comfortable you are likely to wear.  Check out the technology here:

Isn’t that just awesome??  So get on it!!  For every post you upload on Instagram with the hashtag #MyDailyAdventure and tag @dressforsuccess, Rockport will not only donate $5 to the Dress for Success organization, but also enter you for a chance to win a $100 gift card to spend at their store/website!  Don’t miss out on this awesome and also benevolent opportunity!

Rockport_HelpingOthers, http://chicinacademia.com

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!

Dress for Success with Rockport Shoes

Disclosure:  I partnered with Rockport Shoes for this post, however all opinions are my own.

rockport, http://chicinacademia.comI mentioned to a friend this week that the heels I was wearing were Rockport and she replied in awe, ” REALLY?!  I didn’t know Rockport made heels!”  Well, yes, they do! AND, they are amazing.

Rockport started out as a father/son company in 1971.  The question that drove their uniquely comfortable shoe design was, “Why aren’t there dress and casual shoes as comfortable as sneakers?”  Since then, they have focused their efforts on designing dress shoes with built-in sport technology.

In academia, teaching, medicine, and really any ‘office job, one is always on the hunt for comfortable, but also aesthetically pleasing heels/shoes.  Well, look no further. THESE, my friends, are soon to become your faves too.

I received two pairs of shoes to try and let me tell you, they are incredibly comfortable to wear.  I wore the heels pictured above and below two days in a row!  I walked from building to building without wanting to rip them off my feet at the end of the day.  They have a variety of colors and textures, but I chose these blue suede heels to add a pop to my outfits.  Now I want them in every color!

rockport, http://chicinacademia.com

rockport, http://chicinacademia.com

I’m posting the other pair on Instagram, so be sure to check out my post!  Now, here’s the main reason I am so excited about this collaboration:

When someone puts on a pair of Rockport shoes, they feel a sense of energy and confidence that not only helps them power through their day, but helps them make the most of life’s everyday moments; moments that can turn their daily routine into a daily adventure, whether it’s spending ten minutes walking their kids to school or trying a new local restaurant.

Rockport is inspiring people to share their daily adventures between October 15 and 22, and for each Instagram post that tags @DressforSuccess and #mydailyadventure, Rockport will make a $5 donation to the Dress forSuccess nonprofit organization.  Isn’t that amazing??  Also super easy!! So, if you have an Instagram account, all you have to do is post your photo of the day as you would normally, and simply add the hashtag #MyDailyAdventure and tag @DressforSuccess.  Each one of your posts will help donate $5 to Dress for Success!!

So, PLEASE tag your Instagram posts with #MyDailyAdventure and also tag @DressforSuccess.  A simple tag will help make a huge difference for an international organization that helps women jumpstart their daily adventures in the workforce.

Rockport on Instagram: @rockportshoes

Dress for Success on Instagram: @dressforsuccess

Chic in Academia on Instagram: @chic_in_academia

Thanks for reading!  Stay ‘Chic’!

Bows and Bordeaux

Disclosure:  I received items from Rockport Shoes, however all opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Today’s outfit involved a combination of bows and bordeaux accessories.  Reason?  I saw this bag at one of the South Walton Fashion Week shows and HAD to have it.  When I realized I was getting it about 80% off retail, I made it my own.  So, naturally, I had to style it today. Obvi.

Bows and Bordeaux, http://chicinacademia.com

Bows and Bordeaux, http://chicinacademia.com

Details:  Bag, Mario Valentino, here || Shoes, Charlotte Russe, here || skirt, Zara, similar here || Top, Limited, similar here || Necklace, Target, similar here || Bracelet, TJ Maxx, similar here || 

The bag is made by Mario Valentino – no relation to Valentino Garavani – but probably just as well made and similarly as expensive.  The bag is immaculate.  Shape and structure similar to the famous Cèline bag, but if you can find one, at a price much, much cheaper than the original.  The color of this bag is also a must-have for the fall.  If you are the type to invest in a single bag, then this would be a great color to consider. In case you were wondering: Yes, I can fit my MacBook pro in the bag.  Because you know, that’s the sign of a great work bag. 😉

I bought mine at Saks Off Fifth in Destin, FL.  They only had 1 left!!  I also paid A LOT less than the one in the link above, but if you HAVE TO HAVE IT, then I would say, it’s worth the $500 it currently sells for!  A few additional details about the bag should you be interested:

  • Dual rolled top handles
  • Open top, prong strap closure, and top zip closure
  • Exterior features gold-tone metal logo, front zip pocket, side suede detail, and metal feet
  • Interior features wall zip pocket and 2 media pockets
  • Dust bag included
  • Approx. 12″ H x 11.5″ W x 8.5″ D
  • Approx. 7″ handle drop
  • Made in Italy

Except for the shoes and bag, everything else I’ve had for some time.  One note about the shoes: I love the heel height.  Maybe 2″ at most.  However, the design makes them somewhat uncomfortable, especially if walking all day in them.  I’m hoping they will stretch out and become comfier, but I suffered a little while wearing them today. 😦  I paid $20 for them.  I would not recommend paying any more than $20 should you decide to get them.

Finally, I wanted to give you a sneak peak at an exciting collaboration happening with Rockport Shoes starting October 15th on Instagram!

Rockport Shoes, http://chicinacademia.com

Follow #myDailyAdventure to get some clues on Instagram between now and the 15th!

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!