This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stride Rite. All opinions are 100% mine.
I love shopping for myself but I love shopping for my daughter even more! It’s so much fun looking for stuff for her and she’s quite fun to shop with as she gets just as excited as I do when we see cute stuff. She may only be 2 but she definitely already has a love of shopping!
I buy her clothes from everywhere but Target is one of my favorite places to shop for her. They have the cutest stuff and the prices are always great! I’m at Target at least once a week and so when I went there last I scoped out the Surprize by Stride Rite shoes for her and they were all so darling! I have to say that I tend to be pretty picky about shoes that my daughter wears. I have felt the pain of wearing uncomfortable shoes before and I don’t want to have her deal with that so I’m always checking to make sure how well shoes are made and how comfortable they will be before we buy them. The Surprize shoes definitely lived up to expectations! They have generous fit and all memory foam footbeds which makes them super comfortable. My daughter started walking at 11 months and she’s been a great walker and now that she’s running around a lot more (like really running, she runs everywhere now!), I want to make sure that the shoes are not stiff and able to work with her natural step. These have great flexible outsoles allowing for the agile, natural step. Oh and what’s not to love about the rubber toes as they are totally cute but ensures durability. If you know kids, they can be hard on shoes so I really love that part about the shoe!
My daughter is generally very good about photos. She truly is that kid that will say “cheese” as soon as you reach for the camera. She even does that when I pull my phone out, she already knows when I’m taking a photo of her! I can usually get a cute smile out of her for at least a few photos, but of course on this day, she was not having it! I had to share because I still think they are adorable but I wasn’t able to capture her big “cheeeeese” grin that I normally get. I got her that little stuffed camera that she’s carrying around her neck and she LOVES it and loves “taking pictures” with it. She gets very upset with me when I turn it so that the camera faces out (like in the top photo) because to her, she’s taking the photo so why would she look at the pink side when the camera is obviously on the other side? I have to say, it does make a lot of sense! So yes, she will walk around with what looks like a pink pillow on her neck but it surprises a lot of people when they see that a camera is actually on the other side and they love it!
The Surprize by Stride Rite are available for the first time only at Target, and they can be purchased at all US Target locations and online at Target.com. This pair was by far my favorite and Layla adores them too. Oh and the best part, they are SO easy to put on. Just slip them on, velcro and you are out the door!