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Shoetopia {Giveaway} – Closed

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I love shoes. I love them so much. Boots, flats, pumps, sneakers; I’d happily have a set in every color and every style. But even more than just shoes, I love affordable shoes. Why would I want to pay $50 for a pair of flats when I could get equally fashionable ones for $10?

Okay, so back when I lived in Utah, there was this great little store that had shelves and shelves of fashionable shoes, and when the season for that footwear ended they would load them in the back and sell each pair for cheap. This was my dream spot. I’d go to the mall and skip happily to that back section with the super cheap shoes, and often walk out with multiple pairs.

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I have not had the same luck with footwear around Boston, but since I do a lot of shopping online I found a gem that brings my back to my glory days of buying boxes of affordable shoes. Shoetopia!

This store is amazing! They have tons of great shoes, and just browsing through their site and looking at the fashion paired with their price tag makes my heart beat a little faster. Flats are about $10, pumps $20, and boots around $30. $30 for boots! Did I mention I love boots?

I contacted Shoetopia and they have been amazing to work with! Clearly they love their customers nearly as much as I love their shoes.

Okay, now to the pretty part. I asked to review the Fold Over Combat Boots (I realize it’s not exactly boot season, but I couldn’t resist).

I love how you can change up the style of this boot. Lace it up or fold it over; it looks great either way. It looks great paired with skinny jeans and the low profile of the boot makes it an acceptable choice for summer (if you’re like me you have a hard time locking your boots away) and the lining and ability to lace it up makes is great for colder weather too.
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I think Shoetopia is all around pretty fantastic. Check out their website for more of their amazing deals, and just to whet your appetite here are a few of their other styles in case the combat boot didn’t speak to you like they spoke to me:

 

Check out Shoetopia, they are fantastic!

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Now for some more fantastic news,

Shoetopia has offered one lucky winner a pair of shoes of their choice!

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of June 26th and will be emailed. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.

KidOFit Shoes {Giveaway} – ENDED

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In our house we are fanatics about shoes.  Okay so maybe I’m the fanatic and I’ve now bred fanatics.  I’ll level with you on this one.  I have lots and lots of shoes.  Lots. Of. Shoes.  Not surprising… Ruby loves shoes.  Like seriously loves them.  Probably as much as I do.  When she sees a pair that’s new to her collection she squeals, “Shoes!”  When she sees a new pair to my collection she squeals, “Shoes!”  No matter the size she will put them on and walk around in them.  In addition to being fanatics about shoes around here we also like shoes that are good for our souls.  Ahem.  I mean good for our soles.  Like my pun there?  I want my kids to have shoes that are going to be good for their little growing feet, have the perfect fit, last a long time, and be cute in style.  Can I have it all?  With KidOFit I can!

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Recently KidOFit sent these adorable shoes for Ruby:

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 IMG_8336Can you tell that she LOVES them???  Yep.  She wears them Every. Single. Day.

But what do I love about them (besides the cute style)?  I love that there’s a strap at the heel that allows the shoes to be wearable for much longer than most shoes.  Totally adjustable!  I also love that KidOFit has a transparent sole, so you can really see where the kiddo’s toes are.  Truly giving them a perfect fit!  Oh and did I mention the cute, cute, cute style???

Here are just a few other styles that can be found at KidOFit:

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In addition to all of the above… KidOFit shoes are ergonomically crafted, have an anatomical design, and offer barefoot comfort.  Dr. Ron Bar is the framework behind KidOFit and with a PhD in biomedical engineering he is definitely an expert in creating these shoes!  Yes, I have found the perfect pair of kid’s shoes.  Would you like to win a pair of KidOFit???

The winner of this giveaway is a pair of shoes from

KidOFit and it’s winner’s choice of the pair!

(Enter on the Rafflecopter below.)

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of May 26th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by KidOFit, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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Hey Dude Shoes {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you are having a wonderful day with the people you love and that you are being treated like a Queen (or King!). Today I’ve got a lovely giveaway for you that you will fall head-over-heels for in love!

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Hey Dude Shoes is a super cool line of Men’s and Women’s shoes that are uber-comfortable. The company prides itself on the comfort of its shoes, and to that I can attest! My husband reviewed a pair of Hey Dude shoes last year, and he loved them. He still wears them a few nights a week and they’re still as comfortable as they were when he first purchased them!

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Last May, Hey Dude only sold Men’s shoes, but said they would soon be coming out with a Women’s line. Well, they’re finally here, and I’m excited to present to you one of their female styles–the Pasione Lady!

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These shoes are C.O.M.F.Y!!! First of all, there’s a thick layer of furry fluff lining the whole shoe that feels like a dream to walk on. The fluff keeps my feet super warm and snug, and I almost don’t want to wear socks with them because they feel like slippers inside! Hey Dude has managed to take the classic lug boot style–which can be fairly heavy–and make it super light; only 5 ounces! And the insole conforms to your feet, giving them cushioning and support.

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I wasn’t sure if I could pull these boots off, but I think with the right outfit, anyone can make these awesome boots work–and believe me, they’re so comfy and wonderful, you will want to make them work! I only wish it was colder here in California (the “cold snap” snapped and is already gone) so I could wear these more often!

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Hey Dude also sells the Abetone Lady shoe, a few other Women’s styles, and tons of Men’s styles. All of their shoes can be purchased online or through one of their Stockists (check their online map to find a store near you). Or, if you’re really lucky, you could win a pair of the Pasione Lady Shoes today!

Win a pair of Pasione Lady Shoes from Hey Dude Shoes!

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of February 25, 2014, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Hey Dude Shoes, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Okabashi {Giveaway}

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So it may seem a little rude to be posting about sandals when most of the country is under snow and ice and freezing temperatures, but summer is coming, right? Even though it may not feel like it to some of you, it will be here before we know it, so let’s have some fun day-dreaming about what it will be like when you can wear shorts, t-shirts, bathing suits and sandals…

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Okabashi is a sandal company that has been around for 30 years this year and focuses their efforts on making quality products. Their shoes are 100% recyclable, made in the USA and have a 2-year guarantee! Plus, after you’ve worn them to death and are ready for a new pair, you can send them back to the factory and they’ll recycle them for you. Talk about good karma! I reviewed a pair of Women’s Okabashi sandals last June and I loved them! Still love them, actually. You can read my review here, but basically I’ll just say they’re comfy, supportive and come in some super cute designs and colors. And even after a summer of wearing them just about everywhere they still look like new!

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But this review isn’t about my Women’s sandals–this time around, I decided to try out the Men’s line! In my last review I mentioned how much I liked the Men’s Indigo sandal in Brown, so I knew this was the sandal I had to try for my husband. Luckily, he agreed they were his favorite pair and that’s what we were sent to review.

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The sizing is kind of funny–they’re grouped in sizes like size 9.0-10.0, 10.5-11.5, 12.0-13.0, etc.–and he’s right on the border of a 10 and a 10.5. He ordered the 9.0-10.0 because he didn’t want them to be too floppy, but that left his heel right on the edge of the sandal. He doesn’t regret it–they’re still comfy the way they are–but had he known they’d run a little smaller he may have gone with the 10.5-11.5 instead. He says that they are by far the most supportive sandals he’s ever had, though he’s not a huge fan of the nubs on the arch. However, he walked all the way to the pool and back (about a mile) in them while pushing the stroller and had no complaints, so all in all, he says, they’re a great sandal.

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Okabashi sandals can be purchased online through their website or at other online retailers. The Indigo (Men’s and Women’s) cost $22.99, but certain styles can be purchased on sale right now for as low as $10.99! Or, if you’re feeling lucky, you can enter the giveaway below and try to win a pair of Okabashi Sandals for you OR your Man!

Win a Pair of Okabashi Sandals!

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of February 11, 2014, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Okabashi, but all opinions are strictly my own.

The Great Christmas Giveaway – $100 to JollyChic! – CLOSED

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As a college girl, Christmas break was magical for so many reasons, and one of the things I loved most about these carefree days without homework or exams to think about, was the time I got to finally do some much-needed shopping!!  For four years, I basically only bought clothes during Christmas break, so naturally, I think of Christmas and I think of getting cute clothes and how less dreary January will be because of my new wardrobe 🙂

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The holidays are the best time to go shopping!  You’ve got time, you’ve got some holiday cash (or hopes of receiving some), and a new year is about to start!  Plenty of reasons to hit up JollyChic!  There are about a thousand things to love about this shopping site.  You’ll find all the hot items like boots, lace dresses, vintage, skinny jeans, leggings, heels, handbags, and the list goes on and on.

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After doing a little window shopping myself, I was really impressed with the prices!  For such a high-end, fashion-centered shop, I was expecting much higher prices, so I was just so pleased to find many, many things I wanted to get.  I was planning on picking out one thing, but couldn’t stop there.  These were some of my favorites:

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and this dress ($18.99).

I think I was most impressed with their shoe selection and the most glorious boots for very reasonable prices.  Definitely have my eye on a good pair of snowboots.  Ultimately, I ordered:

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m201309061446wjzthis backpack ($24.99), and…201307180912lvfthis dress ($22.16)

So stickin’ excited.  I’ll be sure to do a fun photoshoot when everything arrives!  May this be a begining of a wonderful relationship with JollyChic!

  Visit jollychic.com and feast your eyes and on the beautiful clothes, handbags, and accessories.  Yum.

Well, Dandies, start freaking out because one winner will receive a $100 giftcard shopping spree to JOLLYCHIC!!

This also means FREE SHIPPING for you!

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Dec 25th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Repeat Possessions {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I’ve been in this awesome purge-mode lately, throwing out all sorts of junk we’ve accumulated over the last 5 years.  I got a full two boxes ready to donate after going through my closet and drawers.  I’ve decided that I have quite a few pieces of clothing that only pretty memorable and kind of overwhelm the outfit, and they don’t transfer well when I try to pair them with other things.  For example, this crazy bright yellow skirt only works well with one other shirt, so those two are always worn together, and it never looks right to put them with other things.  I’ve decided that I need more staples, classic pieces, and “repeatable” items!

Repeat PossessionsYup, its Repeat Possessions again!  Remember our giveaway with them in July?  This store sells familiar favorites, fashion statement pieces, and everything in between.  Tops, denim, bottoms, activewear, dresses, outerwear, shoes, jewelry, accessories, and even kids clothes!  Here are some of my new favorites from their current selection.

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See how all of these could be so versatile and interchangeable?  Ya, I need more of these in my life.

Repeat Possessions also has a great line of activewear, and I was able to review their T-Party Yoga Pants.

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THESE are staple.  Wear them to the gym, wear them to bed, where them to get the mail.  I firmly believe that no mom or woman over 22 should be wearing neon, charactered, baggy pajama pants on any occasion, indoors or out.  Yes, I did some of this kind of purging too.  I’ve decided that black yoga pants can replace a large slew of obnoxious pajamas, sweat pants, and gym clothes that I should not have been still wearing.

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These are great.  Snug, very long (though maybe a little too long for someone 5’2), good compression, and the fold over waistband is awesome for tummy support, as it can be worn up or folded down.  These are sold for $25, and are available in thirteen other colors!  These are made out of a cotton/lycra blend that is thicker than other sweatbands I’ve owned, making them warm and supportive.  The care instructions say to hand wash and line dry, but I’ll probably still wash these in the washer.

Thanks Repeat Possessions!  I love their customer service, by the way.  They do a good job in making ‘repeat customers’.

One lucky winner will receive a this pair of yoga pants, in your size!  Lucky for, you also get to pick out your choice of color (13 available).

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pediped {Review}

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One of the great things about having boys is that I really only have to worry about getting 2-3 pairs of shoes for each season — they each have worn the same sandals everywhere to play, their water shoes for the beach or sprinkler play, and then nice shoes to wear to church.  Done, done, and done.  One of the problems, though, is finding a shoe that will last the entire season.  I like to shop ahead and buy clearance from the end of season sales to use for the next year, and I was ecstatic when I found a pair of pediped® sandals at a sale last summer that my two-year-old has worn ALL summer this year.  They are amazing!  They’ve been able to withstand the many days and weeks at the park, and the color remains vibrant and unfaded.

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Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling have made the award-winning company the fastest growing children’s footwear brand in the United States. pediped® footwear has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development, and preeminent orthopedic medical professionals, Dr. Mininder S. Kocher and Dr. Thomas W. Vorderer, deem pediped® shoes an excellent choice for parents/caregivers who want their children’s feet to develop naturally and healthily.

pediped® footwear is sold in over 2,500 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide with an offering of more than 140 designs for boys and girls between their three lines available in EU sizes ranging from 17 to 33:

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Originals® — (0-24 months) The soft, flexible soles of Originals® are recommended by pediatricians and podiatrists because they allow children to closely mimic barefoot walking. Originals® are made of the highest quality leather on the market today and also feature a soft foam insert between leather layers. They are so comfortable, your child will not want to take them off!

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Grip ‘n’ Goâ„¢ — (9 months – 3 years) Grip ‘n’ Goâ„¢ include all the benefits of Originals® but also have special G2 Technologyâ„¢, which includes a soft rubber sole, rounded edges that mimic the shape of a child’s foot, heel stability, and a soft toe box to allow toes to grip the floor. Grip ‘n’ Goâ„¢ provide active toddlers with the ideal combination of protection and flexibility as they improve their walking ability.

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Flex® — (1-8 years) Flex® are the perfect choice for confident walkers who have developed a solid, natural stride. With cushioned arch support and a soft, flexible rubber sole, Flex® ensure comfort and healthy foot development. In addition, the Flex Fit Systemâ„¢ allows you to adjust the fit of Flex® shoes to prolong wear.

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We received the Flex Jones – Khaki in a size 30 for my four-year-old, who has gone through a number of play shoes and sandals this summer.  He’s been playing harder and harder when he’s outside over the past few months, and I’m sure that that will only continue into the fall.  These shoes are durable but flexible, and I love that the shoes have a little pop of orange peeking through to give a little bit of color.

I’m also eyeing the very cute but also very practical Originals for Baby Boy #3!  I can remember my friend first introducing me to this brand when her son started walking, and I still remember how easily she could slip the shoes on and off his feet and how well they moved with his feet while still remaining stable enough to provide the necessary traction to stay upright.

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pediped® will give back to schools as part of its pediped® ♥’s Schools initiative this fall

Enrolled schools will receive 10% back on all attributed purchases giving parents another reason to shop the award-winning brand

Schools everywhere will have yet another reason to celebrate the start of a new school year. On July 24, 2013, pediped® launched ‘pediped ♥ ‘s Schools’, a new, one-of-a-kind, giving campaign where participating schools will receive a check for 10% back on their total attributed purchases of pediped® Footwear. Each school can earn up to $10,000 per year.

School officials and leaders of the PTO or PTA are encouraged to enroll their school to best spread the word. Parents and teachers may also enroll their school into the program.  Each school will receive a unique code upon enrollment. Members of the school and community should use this code at checkout when making a purchase on pediped.com or in any pediped® owned boutique (located in Las Vegas). pediped® will compile and track the purchases attributed to each school’s code and each school will receive 10% back on their total combined purchases. Purchases will be tracked now until May 15, 2014 and schools will receive their checks in June 2014. Any purchases made after May 15 will roll over to the next school year. Schools will be able to track their earnings on pediped.com.

“I’m excited to celebrate the start of a new school year with kids everywhere, said Angela Edgeworth, founder of pediped® Footwear. “Schools need our help now more than ever and it’s essential for them to have the things they need. We are receiving heavy support from parents and teachers alike who see the value in creating awareness on the importance of providing schools with adequate resources. Giving back always has and will continue to be a core value of pediped®.”

Please visit pediped.com/pedipedschools to enroll your school today.

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Repeat Possessions {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Repeat possessions.  Think about it.  You probably have a dozen of these.  A certain article of clothing or a pair of shoes that has become your go-to staple and the first thing you grab when you don’t want to think about what to wear today, or you don’t feel like putting in the time to make up a fashion-statement ensemble.  I have tons of these.  Some might call it a limited fashion sense or a stuck-in-a-rut wardrobe, but even Kate Middleton has a pair of tan pumps that she wears everywhere as her staple heels!

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Surely a store with the name Repeat Possessions would be the place to go for just such things.  They sell familiar favorites and fashion statement pieces, and everything in between.  Tops, denim, bottoms, activewear, dresses, outerwear, shoes, jewelry, accessories, and even kids clothes!  Here are some things I would wear again and again and again!

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Repeat Possessions sent me a classic item that I have literally worn three times this week already.  You can never have enough camis, and when I find a good one, it gets worn to threads.  I got to review the Signature Cami, and it is the most comfortable camisole I own.  It is made out of a super stretchy blend of 92% lightweight nylon and 8% spandex and it is just so buttery smooth to the touch!

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Not all camisoles were created equally, and before you disregard this giveaway because the prize is just a tank top, let me further convince you that you need one of these!  They come in SIXTY different colors (!!!), from brights to pastels to neutrals.

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I went with the “Stone” color in hopes of adding a nice neutral layer underneath shirts that dip a little too low or end too high on the hem, and since it matches perfectly with my skin, there isn’t a sliver of something white or black that stands out and distracts. image

I also really love that these are one size fits all!  They are SO stretchy that they work on all body types without looking baggy or stretched too thin on big and small bodies alike.  They are also great for pre/post pregnancy periods and they look great with an assortment of casual and dressy outfits, and the long length is exactly what I like.  This is a keeper, for sure!

Enter to win your own Signature Camisole from Repeat Possessions!

And use the code “Dandy” for 10% off your future purchases!

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Okabashi Shoes {Giveaways}–CLOSED

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When it comes to sandals, I have always owned the cheapest, thinnest, floppiest flip-flops. They’re usually cute and they match my outfits wonderfully, but they’re usually horribly uncomfortable. I have really flat feet so after wearing a thin pair of sandals all day, my feet and back will ache like crazy. So I’ve always wanted a great, supportive  pair of sandals, but all I could ever find were the sporty types that weren’t all that cute. But finally, I have found a pair that are not only cute but also comfortable and supportive!

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Okabashi shoes are so much more than regular sandals. They are 100% recyclable, 100% U.S. made, and they stand behind their products with a  two-year guarantee on any of their shoes. They’ve been around since 1984, and in 2009, the company launched a post-consumer recycling program, which allows customers to send in their shoes to the factory to be recycled. They have plenty of shoe styles to choose from, including men’s and women’s designs of sandals and flip-flops, so there’s sure to be a design that suits everyone’s tastes. The Classic Flip Flop features a classic design and comes in 16 colors, including Teal, Grass Green and Pomegranate:

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This design, the Women’s Wave, could easily transition from strolling in the sand to walking the boardwalk to eating in a beach-side restaurant with no problems:

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Okabashi also has a complete line of men’s shoes. This design, the Men’s Indigo, is my favorite:
mens indigoI was sent the Women’s Indigo in Black/Zebra. The Indigo is a new design this year and they have all sorts of cute combinations like Brown/Giraffe and Black/Yellow Stripe. I liked the Black/Zebra combo because they are neutral enough to go with anything, but the zebra pattern adds just a touch of fun to every outfit I wear them with.
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My favorite feature of these sandals, though, can’t be seen while I’m wearing them. Look at the detailing and support on these babies:
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They feel so good on my feet. I can actually wear them around all day, every day and not have a sore back or tired feet at the end of the day. I had to get used to them being heavier than my other flimsy sandals, but it’s been an easy process.  You can read all sorts of testimonials on their website, but I’ll add mine here: they’re supportive, comfortable, and fashionable, and they have definitely made a believer out of me!  Not to mention the price is great; $15.99-$22.99, and right now the Naples is on sale for $9.99! Go check them out on their website, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

And then enter to win a pair of Okabashi sandals of your choice!

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** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of June 24th and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Okabashi, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Shh-oes {Review}

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The last time I sat and enjoyed all 3 hours of church without getting up in the middle was the day before my son was born.  Since then, church has been an endless take-the-baby-out fest of feedings, temper tantrums, and diaper changes.  I take the kids out so as not to disturb the quiet calm in the chapel, yet I find myself sometimes contributing more noise than the baby, and with my shoes of all things!  Click, click, click, click.  I try to walk as softly as I can, but sometimes nothing will help save taking them off and walking barefoot.
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I love the sound of heels on pavement, but there are certain occasions where a quiet shoe is needed.  Now could there be a more perfect name for a brand of quiet shoes than “Ssh-oes“?  How great, right?  Well, they stand up to their name, let me tell ya.  I was more excited than Christmas morning when a box of two pairs of Ssh-oes arrived.
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I didn’t know what shoes I’d be sent, and my first thought when I saw they were ankle strap shoes was, “Oh no!  I hope they are tight enough!” Having skinny ankles makes it hard to find straps with enough holes and a secure fit, so I usually avoid them, but these are totally great!  The fit was snug and exactly right on the first hole.  These are the Stacy shoes in black, sold for $89.00.  PS–I’m a true size 6.5, and these in size 7 were a PERFECT fit, so order a half size up.IMG_4486I think ordering shoes online without trying them on is VERY scary, but this brand must have been tested tried and true because they are instantly comfortable and well-fitting.  I didn’t need a day or two to break these black heels in, and three hours at church while roaming the halls with a baby and a bag was nothin.  These heels are so slick!  I think they look very ‘designer’, and are so lightweight.  They are made with blister-free lycra and leather lining, and I was SO IMPRESSED with the two extra heel stops included in the box.  What an unexpected surprise that will hopefully avoid a trip to the tailor’s when I wear these out after months of use!
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Next up are the Rita shoes, sold for $69.00.  See, I really was JUST thinking about how I needed to find some cute summer wedges, and almost hit “purchase” on a Payless order.  So glad I didn’t.  These are exactly what I had in mind for some fun outfits.
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Now let’s get back to the “comfortable” feature.  I have several really gorgeous pairs of shoes that I don’t wear for more than a 5-min photoshoot because they hurt like a bear.  I could wear either of these pairs all day.  They are truly designed well, and extremely lightweight.
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I am happy to report that these are every bit as quiet and comfortable as they claim to be.  Everywhere we walked, I kept pointing out to my husband how loud his shoes were and how utterly silent mine were.  On the way out the door, I kept tip-toeing on our hardwood floor so as not to bother our downstairs neighbors, then remembered I could put my heels down if I wanted to because they don’t make a sound.
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Ssh-oes Spring collection is full of some fun colors and styles!  I would wear any of these and love them.  Cute, huh!  Go check them out!

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*This posting was sponsored by Ssh-oes, but all opinions are strictly my own
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