Some years, even more exciting than picking out a holiday dress [or skirt or sweater!], is picking out festive shoes. I say, the more glitter, the better…!
[ Soft Gold Metallic Patent, Type Z, $40 | Cava T-Straps, Anthropologie, $298 ]
[ Etta Sequin Pump, J.Crew, $350 | Ramiro Boots, Steve Madden, $50 ]
[ Charm Heel, Kate Spade, $325 | Women's Glitters//Youth Glitters, TOMS, $54 ]
[ Glitter Slipper Shoe, London Rebel, $26 | Glitter Lace-Up Shoes, F-Troupe, #200 ]
The only downside to fun holiday party outfits + show-stopping shoes? The uncomfortable walks home. I’m a big fan of Uber all year round, but I especially take advantage of this taxi app during the busy holiday season when I can’t be bothered to wait for the unreliable Boston transit system, or when I need to splurge on a cab ride home to save my heels :)
Except here’s the kicker: Grabbing a taxi with Uber is not much of a splurge at all– I’ve easily saved money using it!
If you’re new to Uber, just know this: It’s a smartphone app that uses a GPS system to find you a cab closest to your current location. Registration is free, but you enter your credit card information from the start, so there is no actual money exchange during your ride. After your ride, your card will be charged [tip included!], and it rounds down to the nearest dollar. SEE-YA drivers who claim they can’t take cards– this is finally no longer a problem with Uber! Plus, sharing a cab with friends? There’s an easy fare-splitting option [this is news to me too!].
Uber is offering new riders a $15 credit(!) with code ShellChic13, and with extra minutes being sparse in during the holiday season, what better timing? Yes, I receive a credit if any of you sign up [the same commission every Uber rider receives for referrals], but pay or no pay, I can honestly say this is one of my top three favorite phone apps [it's available for iPhone + Android!], and while it has saved me from a lot of Boston-specific transportation headaches, it’s available in tons of other cities all over the world as well.
Enter the code after downloading the app on your phone, or sign up on a computer here.
Are you using Uber to save time and save your shoes? If no, seriously– why not?!
Fine print: ”ShellChic13″ code is valid for $15 toward a new user’s first ride taken with uberX or UberBLACK and is not valid on rides with uberTAXI.
Extra fine print: Who uses uberTAXI anymore anyway? uberX is totally the new way to go! Contrary to popular belief, it is super safe and much cheaper.