one of my biggest goals for the new year is being more selective of the things that i buy. (not only for myself, but also for teddy and our home.) over the years i’ve caught myself buying things for the wrong reasons and then i find myself with a shocking amount of excess in my life.
so, new goal: only buy things that i love. i’ve noticed such a difference already. dressing teddy is so much more fun when i know that everything in his closet has been carefully and thoughtfully purchased. (it’s made me love getting him ready for the day, and i know i’ve saved money by not mindlessly raiding online sales.)
a few months ago i came across this small business called mon petite shoes, and they make the most beautiful shoes for babies and toddlers with simple and elegant lines and design. these shoes have soft soles, allowing little feet to grow and develop while still offering support.
i actually gasped when i opened my package from the mail. they are gorgeous.
(i think they’re actually even better in person. i can’t seem to take a picture that does them justice, and i’m always getting questions about them when teddy wears them.)
julie, the founder of the small business (nicest person ever, btw) began making these shoes for her two little girls in 2014, and since then her shop has grown to offer two darling styles in about a dozen colors. we have both the t-strap and the oxfords (both in the cognac color because i cannot even handle it). these shoes are handmade with love, which sounds cheesy until you’ve touched them with your own two hands and have convinced yourself that you need all of them. i dare you to buy just one pair, guys. double dare.
|showing a little thigh, ha!|
so going back to my goal- only buy what you love. when i slide teddy’s chubby feet into these shoes, when i see him running with his funny little toddler shuffle in them, i feel like they’re making already beautiful memories even more beautiful for me. they’re the kind of thing i’d keep in a memory box- something for his kids someday to wear. i have zero buyers remorse.
also- i have a tiny pair of the t straps sitting in a box labeled baby #2, and i’m not embarrassed about it even a little bit. (also not pregnant, in case you’re wondering. that box won’t be opened for a while, ha!)
you can get yourself a nice little discount using the code happypear15! big thanks to julie, for making such darling shoes, and to her kind assistant jenn for being so lovely to work with. we love this company and these shoes so much!