Spring has certainly sprung across North America, but in my wardrobe—not so much. B.K. (Before Kids), I prided myself on keeping up with seasonal trends, but these days it takes an intervention before I realize that I’m still sporting maternity leggings and ratty nursing tanks. Rather than wait to be accosted by the proverbial Stacey and Clinton, I decided to get proactive and consult with some of my most fashionable friends, followed by an insane amount of “research” in the Pinterest hole. The good news? I’ve decided to share everything that I learned and thus have compiled this season’s ‘Must-Haves for Moms.’ That’s right—here are the crib notes on summer mom style.
What’s better than having 2 pairs of shoes? Having 8. Tanya Heath Paris has come up with an ingenious design after years in France, where you can pop off the heel on a shoe and swap it out for another.
What makes CHOOZE shoes different? Could it be their subtle or bold variations or their unique and beautiful look? The answer is yes. Being unique is something to be proud of and CHOOZE is dedicated to its mission of elevating and empowering individuality. CHOOZE shoes are matched but never the same. What is that? The shoes don’t match? People rarely wear matching socks anymore, so why not move on to two different shoes? By encouraging people to wear two different shoes, CHOOZE builds confidence and creativity in individuals, creating an open mind and allowing them to be open to thinking differently and being open to new ideas.
Available at nordstrom.com
Price Range: $18-$50
Do you ever see a great deal on cute little leather mary janes or winter snow boots and then, well, AAAGH. You can’t remember the exact size of your childrens’ feet. They change so fast – don’t they? Well, with our little cheat sheet Shoe Size Chart, you will be fine. Cross off their current size as they are wearing it, and you’ll be one step ahead.
It’s always so tough to get a good measurement, and the best machines are the old-fashioned metal ones we used as kids. If you are ever in doubt, it’s best to go to the shoe store and be properly fitted. I find that European sizes tend to fit a bit smaller than their North American counterparts. Always measure feet while standing, and it’s also best to measure wearing the socks that they will have in the shoes. (Or at least the same thickness).