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Tiaras and Trucks

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Shopping for School, Crocs Style

Thank you to Crocs for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about Crocs’ new Back to School line. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.

For all of her bubbling giggles and spontaneous bear hugs, Abbey likes to keep me on my toes.

This spring, she asked to leave a shoe store in tears, because: “I don’t think I can wear these!”  Two stores later, we found a pair she loved, and all was right with the world.
This summer, we needed easy, comfortable shoes that could splash in puddles, run through the zoo, play on the beach and wade in the lake.  We went to the Crocs store. 

Almost an hour later, tears fell again, because she didn’t want to stop trying on shoes!  Thankfully, a few carefully doled out snacks and a new straw sippy cup kept Dylan relatively calm and contained in his stroller.
We’ve been talking about backpacks and new clothes and school supplies lately, due to the pile of tear-stained preschool paperwork reminding us that the first day of school is looming on the horizon.

Carefully knitted sweaters, indigo denim, layered leggings and dresses are calling, and it's time to answer that cal.

An almost four-year old concerned with what she wears and a mommy concerned with functionality and ease of washing, due to crafts and daily playground escapades, could collide for a tantrum-inducing mall visit. 
After the Spring Shoe Fiasco of 2011, I plan on making the Crocs store the first stop on our list.
You may be picturing the basic Crocs clog and thinking it won’t work with playgrounds filled with wood chips and school dress codes, but the Back-to-School line has 13 different styles for boys and girls from approximately kindergarten through eighth grade, styles that combine the beloved comfort of Crocs with school-approved closed toes and closed backs.
Check them out for yourself.  Click on the shoes for more information, including sizes and colors (I’ll wait here; it’s ok!)

shhh...here's a hint for the hidden easter egg in the video


You never know what will strike Abbey’s fancy, but I have a feeling she’ll be drawn to the sparkles of these…
Hover Metallic Sneaker

To help combat the frustration of not quite knowing how to tie her little shoes, I might steer her in the direction of these…

Genna
I know she’d love to customize them with a few Jibbitz (though we might have to transfer her glow-in-the-dark Tinkerbell one from her summer pair.)
If you want to shop from the comfort of your couch, check out the Back-to-School section of their website.  While you’re there, be sure to enter to win a family vacation to San Diego!  Those of us in snowy climates will be dying for some of that San Diego sunshine in a few months.
Now if only Crocs made “pink princess backpacks” (an official statement from Abbey about her desired school bag), we’d be ready to begin her academic career. 
After one or two or fifty-seven more hugs from my girl.
he's going to miss her

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9 Comments:

  • At August 18, 2011 at 12:26 PM , Anonymous Auntcrazyhere said...

    My kids are teens but they (and my hubby) each have several pair of Crocs and love each and every one!!!

     
  • At August 18, 2011 at 2:27 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    Funny!  My kids LOVE their summer crocs, but these will be the first time we're trying them for the fall :)

     
  • At August 18, 2011 at 2:40 PM , Anonymous Galit Breen said...

    How cute are these? 

    How cute are your kids?

    How cute are you?

    :)

    XO

     
  • At August 18, 2011 at 2:58 PM , Anonymous Karen @ Time Crafted said...

    Your Abbey and my girl sound like they would get along great!  My girl luuuvvvs her some shoes.  And, of course, all that is pink and princess like in the world.  And since purple is her second favorite color, I think she'd roll in style in either of those two cute crocs!

    Two sweet kidlets and sweet colorful chalking. Love the rainbow! :>

     
  • At August 18, 2011 at 4:48 PM , Anonymous shellthings said...

    We had a bit of a meltdown this morning when my 5y/o could not wear his regular crocs to school. We are ordering him a pair of the school-approved ones, but they weren't going to be here in time for school today, so he wore tennis shoes... and OMG, the meltdown. Not worth it. Can't wait for his crocs to get here!

     
  • At August 18, 2011 at 5:15 PM , Anonymous Kimberly said...

    Those shoes are so cute! And the stubborn kids wanting what they want? Ick. I know how that goes!

     
  • At August 18, 2011 at 5:47 PM , Anonymous Kir said...

    Oh how I love their shoes, easy ot wear, easy to clean, go with just about everything.
    I love that last picture of Abbey, can't wait to see which one she picks. :)

     
  • At August 18, 2011 at 8:21 PM , Anonymous Elena @NaynaDub said...

    Maybe Crocs should make pink princess backpacks! There's an idea for them. ;) I like their shoes a lot lately. I didn't get any this summer - maybe next!

     
  • At August 18, 2011 at 10:20 PM , Anonymous jentos23 said...

    I love Crocs for my girls...they are so easy and cute.

     

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