If you’ve ever bought that awesome American flag t-shirt for July 4th only to feel like it’s kind of passé on July 5th, I just found the perfect fashion solution in these totally fab new star-adorned Lily flip-flops from TKEES spotted at ShopBop. They come in three different colors, black, blush, and post-Memorial Day white, and they even make the star sandals in kids’ sizes. I love them! Like, mad love. (Though those aren’t my own legs shown here; I haven’t bought them yet, and my pedicure is not nearly as fresh.) Related: Hot trend alert: Rose sneakers are this...Read More
6 of our favorite stylish, comfortable wedge sandals you can wear even if you’re chasing kids around
I’m so happy that wedge sandals are back in style! Because the best part of summer fashion is that it’s all about being casual, breezy and relaxed, right? So, on the rare occasion when we leave the pool and I need to dress up a little more than my go-to flip-flops, I much prefer my comfortable wedge sandals over dressy heels. They’re versatile enough to work with shorts at a backyard barbecue or with a dress for dinner out. Plus, they’re not nearly as wobbly as heels, which is great since I’m still going to be chasing my kids around most of the time....Read More
Nothing beats running around barefoot in the summer, until those soft little feet hit a rock or your kids refuse to go into the lake because of a few “icky” leaves on the bottom. So now is a great time to stock up on comfy and durable pairs of water shoes for your toddlers or bigger kids, who will be in and out of water all day. We’ve roundup up a handful of our favorite water shoes from companies we love and trust — the snappiest, sturdiest pairs of water shoes that are an essential part of summer fun. CMP is an...Read More
Though I haven’t been able to pack away the winter boots just yet (and really, spring, where are you?), I’m pretty sure the warm weather will be here soon. To help us all get ready for no-socks season, I’ve rounded up five of the most ridiculously cute spring and summer shoes for our little girls. Order now and you’ll have the perfect pair of jellies or sandals for your daughter for when the weather finally takes a turn for the better. CMP is an rstyle affiliate Known primarily for their warm and fluffy sheepskin boots, Emu Australia has also designed the cutest little Rabbit...Read More
While searching around for a new pair of flip-flops for my kids, I came across shoes of supreme coolness: Wonder Woman Havaianas! Everyone’s favorite affordable Brazilian flip-flops are now a colorful homage to the great Princess Diana of Themyscira and they come in both women’s and kids’ sizes. However I may have to get them just for me. My younger daughter said, but I didn’t even see the movie yet! (Sigh. Kids today.) Then all I’d need is a pair of those awesome Wonder Woman bracelets in our Indie Shop and my childhood fantasy would be complete. But I’d settle for Diana’s legs. And maybe that invisible jet....Read More
To say I’m a TKEES sandals fan is a bit of an understatement. Ever since I discovered them about four years ago, they’ve slowly become the only flip-flop style sandals I own. They’re comfy and can take a bit of a beating, plus they’re chic enough for me to wear into the city, but casual enough for a pool party or walk to the beach. And unlike the Havaianas I used to hoard (sorry, Havaianas!) they will never be mistaken for gym shower shoes. So when I saw some of the new TKEES styles out, which can get me exploring beyond the...Read More
It’s time for the big Nordstrom sale, which means up to 40% off on lots of goodies I might have kept on my wish list for a whole lot longer. Here, my 5 favorite fashionable items I’m crushing on right now that I hope you love too. CMP is a reward style affiliate. 1. It’s no secret that I’m an MZ Wallace junkie and for good reason; the nylon makes them great all weather bags. For summer, I need something smaller and preferably brighter, which is why this gorgeous blue satchel caught my eye, especially since it can be worn as a...Read More
Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too. We’re so excited to launch our 10th (!) annual Mother’s Day gift guide. This video with Sean Hayes (of Will and Grace fame) is our new favorite thing on the Internet. (via Isabel Kallman) A frustrated mom looking for the fabric with the two female Big Hero Six characters sparks a movement to encourage toymakers and manufacturers to #IncludetheGirls. Such an important read: Why an award winning principal feels she must retire early. Lots of great reasons to shop indie this Mother’s...Read More
If you look for a balance between stylish shoes for your girls, but also want something practical and durable, because you know, running and climbing and playing something I hear is called “chase the boys” that I don’t want to know much more about — I’m really happy to see the impressively fashion-forward cage sandals for girls now at Umi. (You may know how Kristen and I like our cage sandals.) – Don’t miss a huge limited time discount below – One look at the Rozelle sandal (for toddlers, the Rozelle Junior) and my girls oohing and ahhing, trying to choose between a pretty blue, pink, and silver, each with a...Read More
My 7 year old daughter has wide feet and we desperately need sandals! Do you have any recommendations for something cute and stylish for girls but not so narrow? Thanks! – Martha G Hi Martha, I have the opposite issue–girls with slightly narrow feet–but from that alone I’m definitely familiar with the brands that run wide on them. Here are a few ideas that should help for anyone looking for sandals for girls with wide feet. I’m a huge fan of Salt Water Sandals which seem to stretch to fit nearly any shape or size foot. My own girls love...Read More
Spring is coming any day now (well, at least the Weather Channel thinks so). I always like to be prepared well ahead of time with my kids’ new spring wardrobe–especially shoes. Out with the galoshes, and in with all the fun, happy new shoes. If I had a girl, then I would so be getting her these adorably chic mint sandals from See Kai Run. I love the hot pink soles (think mini Louboutins in training, ha), which are soft, durable and flexible–perfect for summer camp and ice cream jaunts. Adjustable closures make them an easy-on/easy-off spring to summer shoe....Read More
I love Caramel Baby and Child. It’s total eye candy for me as I drool over all these adorable kids’ outfits from London. Now, if you (like me) can’t afford it, or don’t have a generous UK aunt who will send you a care package, you can still find inspiration in some of these happy, gorgeous, springtime looks they’ve put together. Socks with sandals? Who knew it wasn’t just for tourists. (Ha.) If you style it right, in a contrasty color with a bold dress, it looks surprisingly cool to me. Bright yellow sandals make everything pop including a neutral...Read More
Shoe shopping with my oldest daughter, now 8, has become quite a struggle. Not only are her feet hard to fit, they’re also tiny for her age. That means the cooler older-girl styles often don’t come in her size. But that all changed when I found these gorgeous sandals. Since they arrived in our house, my daughter has not taken off her Avarcas Pons sandals, a brand I’d seen around but never actually tried. Who knew they’re handmade in Spain using soft leather and recycled tires (cool, right?). The classic colors are the perfect casual spring and summer...Read More
It’s a good thing we’ve loved seeing stripes all winter, because this trend is showing no signs of going away for spring. It’s all over our kids’ clothes in a rainbow of colors, but for us, we’re especially digging it in clean, striking black and white. From handbags to dresses to sandals, check out some of our favorite stripey picks and let us know what you love too. Grab Kate Spade’s Small Weekender Bag from her new Saturday collection before everyone else through this special Fab.com preview sale ending tomorrow (use our invitation link if you’re not already a...Read More
It’s summertime which means if you’re like us, you probably rock flip flops like they are going out of style. And to lots of us, flip flops are synonymous with Brazil’s stylish, comfy, long-wearing Havaianas. And now there’s a new collection to support one of our favorite charities, with some lovely celebrity designed shoes. (Really, they’re actually nice!) The limited edition celebrity designed Havaianas for Baby Buggy come from a few moms and style icons you may be familiar with. (Does Courtney Cox ring a bell?) Each of them, including Nina Garcia, Rebecca Romijn, and Tori Spelling, worked with...Read More
Q: I need some new ideas for cool comfy mom shoes so I’m not in my gym sneakers every day this summer but still can run around all day. Help! -Erin L There are so many great options for busy moms these days. Your instinct is right: keep your gym sneakers in the gym and try one of these 15 cool options instead. Espadrilles This old classic feels so right now. The rubber sole is a must in their homeland of Spain where cobblestones abound. At J Crew you’ll find the affordable Soludos Espadrilles flats in red and white...Read More
Summer is all about trying new things, and we’ve got a round-up of picks so new and hot that they will melt your (breast milk?) popsicle. 1. One of our most controversial posts ever involves a European baby doll and a halter top. How do you feel about it? 2. Shop for cute shoes and help young Ugandan women? Yes, please! 3. Finally! We love these new biodegradable beach toys. And when you’re done, just bury ’em. Heh. 4. We dig this new, chemical-free bug spray. The mosquitoes, not so much. 5. Isn’t she Handsome in Pink? Absolutely. And...Read More
Designer Elizabeth Bohannan has an inspired mission: to help young women in Uganda achieve their higher learning goals. And she’s doing it through beautiful sandals. Yes, sandals. Sseko Designs (sey-ko) was created to provide women with jobs during the 9-month gap between secondary school and university, that exists so that students can earn their tuition. Many young female students are unable to compete for fair work in this very conflicted and still majorly male dominant society, making Sseko an an amazing success story that helps women beat the odds. The sandals themselves: fun, flexible and durable. Pick your size,...Read More
For those of you addicted to summer flip-flops, but who want something that’s a step up in the style department from thick rubber beach-ready thongs, I have just found the sweetest new option. The Brazilian-made TKees are promoted as “cosmetics for your feet,” which…okay. Gimmick. But a gimmick that works. I fell instantly in love with the “Foundations” line of flip-flops, which offer sleek, stylish leather flip-flops in 5 skin-tone shades. I think the palest shade, Seashell, is a great neutral alternative to white no matter what your own skin tone, but I ended up grabbing the slightly darker Coco Butter for myself. If you’re...Read More
I spent a lot of time in airports last month, and one thing became as clear as an airplane-sized glass of Sprite: Europeans are just uniquely cool. I think they must be born with it. The scarves, the sunglasses, the bags — and definitely the shoes. [don’t miss a great giveaway after the jump!] I saw lots of sandals like these handmade menorquinas from 3 Soles, and since I started wearing them myself, I’ve gotten loads of compliments. I love my Nubuck Avarcas in Alzina Green, which I was delighted to try out for the purpose of this review,...Read More
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