Right now, in this season of my life with five children including babies and toddlers, parenthood defines me. I suppose it has since I became a mother and likely will until they leave the nest, and it’s a state of being that I am absolutely privileged to experience and embrace. I have come to understand that while I can be a parent 24/7, it is essential for my sense of self that I maintain the things that I personally love and appreciate-my work, my art, and my personal style.
Over the years and drastic changes that my body has been through with five pregnancies and our lifestyle residing in a big city or beach town, there are few wardrobe consistencies with what I can trust and expect to get me through each big change: my shoes. I have worn and had the fortune of working with Born Footwear for years, and I am thrilled to partner with them this winter season to showcase a few of my favorite styles. Born Footwear is not only fashionable (a must for me) but they are well made and absolutely comfortable.
Whether I am chasing kids around a playground or running errands with a baby or hosting a holiday party, I can count on Born Footwear to have a style that suits the occasion. This year, I fell in love with the AVALA, a suede boot that I’ve been able to pair with a dress + leggings and even denim jeans, the GALLINARA, a beautiful and trendy over-the-knee style that I love wearing with my favorite blue jeans, and the WINEMA, a super cute bootie that has a bit of detail around the ankle making them look a bit polished but casual and cute as well. Each pair is made with five layers including a leather upper and rubber soles, designed for comfort-and they truly are. Born Footwear is made with a handcrafted construction that offers a unique stitching around the toe up to the heel that is sewn by hand and allows the shoe to flex and move with the foot for a natural feel.
The holiday season often allows me to have a little fun with my outfits by getting dressed up. I can easily pair the black suede Avala for a dressier look if I’m attending a holiday party, and the Gallinara is perfect for hosting a more casual family gathering at home. The Winema is my go-to for outdoorsy things like Christmas Tree picking with the family and I love how comfortable they are even walking around in the dirt!
Even though I can expect my days as a working mother to be filled with all kinds of different events and adventures, not to mention the chaos of the holiday season, I have embraced the fact that I won’t have full control over each day and situation. Knowing that I have the consistency of relying on a great pair of shoes makes my our adventures much easier and more comfortable!
I am happy to offer a $500 holiday shopping spree giveaway to one of you, to either add to your own wardrobe or your holiday list!
Please follow the instructions below-and good luck!