I mean, REALLY.
HOW CUTE AND FUN IS MY KID?!? I’m one lucky mama.
We are both dressed head to toe in Nordstrom.
Because that’s just how we do things around here alot of the time. 🙂
Carter’s clothes are Boden and Stride Rite: shirt HERE, jeans HERE, tennis shoes HERE
My clothes: MUST HAVE shirt HERE, embroidered jeans HERE (still 40% OFF!),
leopard flats of mine sold out, similar HERE , MK silver watch HERE
(Yep, I wore my shopping uniform to shop. Again. What?)
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Still, even though his enthusiasm wasn’t really on par with mine (let’s be honest, whose is?!?), we
were on a mission for new shoes for the little guy, and we came home
with 2 new pairs of shoes.
1 pair he wanted, and 1 pair I wanted him to have.
And sadly, after much discussion, we left the store without THESE.
I was ready to walk out the door with 3 pairs of shoes for him, but he would have none of it.
Dang they were cute, but I couldn’t convince the 5 year old.
So, the second we got to the mall we headed to the kid’s shoe department.
This is what we saw when we walked in. The perfect summer playground and swimming pool shoe for kids. They are easy on and easy off and you and your kids will love them.
We’ve had a pair the past 3 summers. Luckily his pair from last year still fit him! (They were a little big last year, but perfect this year.) Love when I get my money’s worth out of kid’s items!
Click HERE for all the choices for boys and girls.
All Right! TIME TO FIND SOME SHOES FOR CARTER!
Let the shoe modeling begin!
These first two pair are good for school and for church!
Click HERE for the Halyard velcro sneaker on the left (comes in 2 colors and both walker and toddler sizes).
Click HERE for the tan oxford Sperry on the right. LOVE this classic looking Sperry.
Great with cute little plaid shorts, great with jeans, great with khakis.
I also love THIS navy boat shoe, they just didn’t have it in his size.
Click HERE for all kid’s Sperry’s. You’ll die when you see the pink and leopard ones for girls!
I can’t find this next pair online. But that’s just as well, because you won’t want to get them anyway.
They were Fugly. With a capital F.
But oh my goodness my little guy loved them!
He almost stroked out when he found these.
Click HERE for the lego crocs! They come in walker, toddler, and big kid sizes!
Click HERE for these MUST HAVE shoes for kids! 😉
These go from 12 mo – 8 years, and they come in 9 colors for both girls and boys (including pink, purple, yellow, blue, black, orange, etc.)!
THEY. ARE. AWESOME.
If your little ones are young, even an older 2 year old can slip these on by themselves AND WE KNOW HOW AWESOME IT IS TO NOT HAVE TO PUT THE SHOES ON YOUR KID EVERY SINGLE TIME. The reviews are FANTASTIC.
These are very similar to the shoes that I’ve been buying Carter for 2 years now from GAP; however, he’s almost outgrown them and they don’t make them in big kid sizes.
Thanks Heavens I found THESE!
And great news…they go from 12 mo-8 years for
both boys and girls!
I’m telling you, every kid needs a pair!
They range from $31.95-$36.95 depending on the size.
Here are some of my favorite boy shoes.
Scroll through and click on what you are interested in!
Here are some of my favorite girl shoes!
Just scroll and click!
And before we left the shoe department, I had a little fun of my own!
If your shoe size is 7 or under, then you can probably wear some kid’s shoes!
It’s a great way to save some money on shoes!
You typically just go down two sizes, so if you wear a 7 in women’s, you wear a 5 in kids.
Here were some of my favorite choices that I feel like I could pull off as a mature woman :).
a) Michael Kors classic monogram sandals HERE! CLASSIC!
b) Hot Pink converse HERE
These run large just like the adult sizes do. For size reference, I’m normally a size 6-6 1/2 in regular shoes. I wear a size 5 1/2 in my women’s converse. And these kid’s converse were a size 3.
c) Cork ballet flats HERE
After leaving the kid’s shoe department, we swung through the women’s shoe department (because, duh!) and Carter kept insisting I try on these heels.
And what do you know, I loved them!
Click HERE for the Jessica Simpson heels that Carter liked. 😉
Click HERE for all Jessica Simpson heels. I have THESE and they are sooo sassy!
(Spoiler Alert: you will get to see them in an upcoming outfit post with distressed jeans
and a lace shirt!)
Okay…..so the next pics are all random pics that I’ve taken of things I liked on my last several shopping trips.
I tried on several things this shopping trip with my little man along for the ride, but I’m saving those items for future posts (there’s a method to my madness, I promise).
So I thought now was as good of a time as any to showcase some of the items
that hadn’t made it to a post yet.
I actually liked THIS wrap top a lot and can see it paired with jeans, shorts, cuffed khakis, black capris, whatever really!
For size reference, I was wearing a small.
And I thought THIS tote was greatness!
Black and White is so big right now, and I loved all the details on this one!
So chic and very affordable.
THESE shorts are great khaki shorts for those of you that like some length to your shorts.
The last couple of years I’ve wanted a leather jacket, but I haven’t wanted to make the investment because I wasn’t sure if I would get my $$ worth out of it.
So I’m thinking, maybe I should try out a faux leather option?
Faux leather jacket HERE.
It only has 1 review, and it’s only 1 Star.
But listen, I really liked this jacket.
I thought the color was great and the fit was very flattering. For size reference, I was wearing a medium. The main part of the review was that the material was cheap.
Um, yeah. It’s a faux leather jacket.
I think it’s great for what it is!
And the last outfit of the day, a short maxi and tee outfit with a denim jacket thrown on top.
The outfit all put together is a bit too conservative for me, but I know that some of you have been looking for a roomier jacket.
caslon skirt HERE (comes in both stripes and solids)
I liked this tee alot!
This jacket is MUCH LESS fitted than my MUST HAVE denim jacket (found HERE and back in stock in the stonewash!). I definitely prefer a more fitted look…but if you don’t, this could be your jacket!
For size reference, I was wearing a small t-shirt, an x-small skirt, and a small denim jacket.
I’m kicking myself for not buying the skirt.
I mean, if for no other reason than it’s an x-small.
Yes, I should buy it, and then “accidentally” wear it inside out exposing the “x-small” tag. 😉
So, that was it for Shopping With Sheaffer and Carter.
And don’t worry, Carter got a Lego set at the end for his participation.
Even though 2 pictures in at the shoe department he said, and I quote,
“I’ve had enough of this shoe modeling thing.”
Next week you’ll get to see a post where Pinterest tells both me and Carter what to do….
and he’ll be wearing some of his new shoes!
These are 1 of the pair that he ended up with.
Click HERE for his new Stride Rite tennis shoes.
I tell you, as far as I’m concerned, Stride Rite is THE ONLY way to go when you’re talking about kid’s tennis shoes. The quality is great and they last.
Many of them come in baby, toddler, and walker only. But some of them come in big kid sizes too!
Click HERE for all boy’s stride rite options.
Click HERE for all girl’s stride rite options.
One last picture for the road!
I had so much fun on this little shopping trip with my best guy!
Thank you Nordstrom for having the idea for me to highlight kid’s shoes
and for sponsoring the shoe portion of this post. It was so much fun!
Carter and I are going to have to do this again soon, maybe right before he starts KN in the fall!
Of course, I’ll probably be bawling my head off the whole time.
I know you’ve seen this tote many times before, but I didn’t know if you had thought of it as a possible gift
for Mother’s Day!
Click HERE for my tote.
is one of the more expensive CODE PINK alerts that you’ll see, but I
think it would make a perfect gift! Personalized and thoughtful!
Click HERE for my tote. I chose the grey chevron pattern.
But there are lots of other shapes and patterns to choose from! Click HERE to shop them all.
I know several of you have sent me e-mails about you getting one and loving it!
If you already have one, leave a comment with your thoughts on the bag!
See you back here on Friday ladies for a classic Pinterest Told Me To recreation!
I’ll give you a hint…..