What I Wore :: Almost Meeting Madden

As you may or may not have read last week on my blog, Steve Madden made a little road trip to Little Rock this weekend! My friends and I all met up at Dillard's to get our picture made and meet the man that made one of my favorite (top 5 all time) shoes.

 There we are! Standing in line. At this point we'd all gotten there and were in high spirits.

 This is the point when he arrived and we realized exactly how many people were ahead of us.

 This is the point where I asked BB to take my picture with the sign because I figured we might not make it to the front of the line before 3:30.

 Oooh, look! Pretty shoes! At this point, we'd discovered there were about 100 girls who'd bought shoes already so they could get in the VIP line to meet him first. Oh, goody. Now we started browsing for shoes to buy so we could be VIP too.

 And this is a girl posing with Steve. I didn't even wait for one that kind of looked like me so I could fake it. At this point we'd given up. We waited an hour and our Un-IP line had not moved so we decided to cut our losses. I was pretty sad, honestly, but I wasn't sure we'd even get a chance to say "What's Up" at this point.

 Regardless, we all still looked cute and got to do a little shopping so it wasn't a day totally lost. We saw Steve and it almost felt like we were a part of something cool. I guess I should have slipped him my card and asked if we could talk later about six-inch Mary Janes and platforms with sparkles.

Regardless, my trusty Jolly booties were a hit. I'm sure he sensed they were there.

A note on the blouse: I love it, and it looks far more expensive than it's $27 price tag, so I'm guessing you guys will too. It appears to be sold out online - but I just bought it last week, so check your Forever 21 store in the Love 21 section! The closest I could find is a little more pricey.

Blouse, Love 21. (similar, Elizabeth and James)
Jeans, JustFab.
Booties, ShoeMint (Similar)
Bag, Bombshell by JustFab.
Necklace, Astoria by JewelMint.

Steve Madden is coming to Little Rock!

Amah-zing news, darlings! The man behind the brand, Steve Madden, is coming to Dillard's this weekend in Little Rock for a little meet and greet. This is so maj.

I mean, come on. How can I not have a soft spot for the man who brought us these?
Every freaking girl at my Junior High had some variation of these slide sandals. We all wore them feeling so grown up every day until they started smelling weird. Oh, the 90's. You were a gift to us.

My first pair of "official work pumps" were Steve Madden. They were simple and demure - a black leather pointy toe pump perfect for business or play. They looked great with jeans or a suit. I wore them to my first official job interview (I got the job, by the way).

I was distraught when I finally had to let them go. They were well worn and the most fabulous reasonable heel height, so I hope someone found them at Goodwill and loved them just as much as I did.

And y'all know his collab with Rachel Bilson for ShoeMint is my jam.

No one does leopard like my boo Steven. These Jolly booties have a solid rotation in my closet and I will literally wear them to the grave.

Okay, well, I think we've established that Steve Madden is awesome and we all love what he does and meeting him would be cool, right? Well, here are the deets.

WHAT:                   Meet STEVE MADDEN the man behind the brand, hosted by TV personality, JULISSA BERMUDEZ

WHERE:                  Dillard’s Park Plaza
6000 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205

WHEN:                   Saturday, November 17, 2012
                                2:00 - 3:30 PM
He'll be posing for pics, signing tote bags and tees, and it's basically going to be a big awesome party and celebration of one of America's most beloved shoe designers. Dillard's also has some special gifts for those who buy some Madden shoes and you can enter to win a pair, so that's legit, so I guess I'll just see you guys there, right?