When you’re a mum, there are a lot of things ready to come between you and a rockin’ outfit:
Any one of them are challenging enough. But put them all together and you’re looking at one mother of a fashion dilemma.
Yet, as we’ve discovered, by sharing our tips and ideas with one another on Fox in Flats, it becomes that much easier to navigate motherhood in style.
And for me, it all starts with shoes.
When I became a mum, my biggest challenge was adjusting to a world where I didn’t wear heels on a daily basis.
“It’s hard to swing high in heels!”
Yup, I was one of those women who wore heels to work every day. Higher heels out at night. And at either a weekend BBQ with friends or a trip to the grocery store, I’d be wearing heels.
I did also have a pair of flip-flops that I saved for the beach, a pair of slippers for home, and a pair of trainers, but that was it.
I insisted on wearing my heels throughout my first pregnancy. I finally stopped at 8 1/2 months when I couldn’t get out of bed after traversing the steps of the Sydney Opera House the day before, in heels to attend a farewell lunch with my work colleagues.
So it was with a wry smile and a sheepish nod that I gratefully accepted the farewell gift these work friends gave me just before I stepped into the world of motherhood: a gift card for a shoe store that mostly sold flats.
Since then, I’ve become a convert – and advocate – for wearing comfortable shoes on a daily basis.
Last year, I discovered ECCO shoes, and was thrilled to find a brand that crafts shoes which are comfortable and practical enough for me to wear all day when I’m mucking in with the kids, yet are also stylish. So I feel like there’s a touch of polish to my outfit whenever I wear them – even if that outfit is just some denim cut-offs and an old shirt.
My work colleagues were thrilled to present me with that gift voucher just before I embarked on this crazy little thing called Motherhood. Now, I’m thrilled to be offering a similar opportunity to the readers of Fox in Flats (albeit, the value of this gift card is much, much higher):
“Will it be you who’s soon walking into an ECCO shoe store and taking your pick from their gorgeous range?”
Step 1. Click here to subscribe to the Fox in Flats newsletter – you’ll need to be a subscriber to be eligible to enter.
Step 2. In the comments section below, answer this question: What’s the name of one of the ECCO shoes that are coming out in March, 2012. Clue: I’m wearing some in the photos at the pet store, and at the green grocer.
Step 3. For extra entries:
If you’d like to get more entries to WIN, share the competition with your friends!
Cut and paste this into your Facebook or Twitter status updates:
WIN a $500 shoe wardrobe from @FoxInFlats and @ECCOShoes http://bit.ly/yjHa2p #WIN #SHOES
Then, in the comments section below, state where you shared it, and your Facebook name or Twitter handle. You can enter by this method as many times as you like.
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