Finally Kicking Off Spring

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With all the cold and rain recently, it seemed as if Spring may just pass over us this year. Now, following another long weekend of rain, sunshine has managed to peek through bringing temperatures as high as 85 degrees along with it! The kids are happy, I am happy, and we plan to spend as much time outdoors as possible. We are lucky to have a backyard in our building, which is perfect for our family five to to spend these spring evenings. The kids usually kick around a soccer ball and I bring a blanket, order a pizza, and enjoy the time as they run all over burning off energy before bedtime. Quite often, our neighbors join in too, so it turns into one big party.

As much as I’ve been looking forward to this warm weather, I have yet to turn over the kids’ closets for warm weather. That entails digging through last years clothes to see what fits, not mention all the summer sandals and shoes. They have each grown so much, and nothing seems to fit their little feet!

When it comes to buying shoes for the kids, Zappos has always been my go-to source. Their shipping is fast and free, which is great because I placed an order the other day, and we’ve already received their new kicks just in time for these warmer temps! Plus their 365 day return policy makes swapping out sizes super easy, and their replacements usually arrive in a matter of days!

Zappos carries a wide variety of brands, but one shoe that is a must have for summertime for the entire family is Crocs! Crocs have come a long way from their freshman clog style, but make no mistake about it, all three of my kids still love them. I wanted something comfy for them to wear to school, and still be sturdy enough to hit the playground afterwards, while not worrying if they happen to get wet from the spray grounds in the parks.

Ryder’s taste and style has been changing on what seems like a monthly basis, so he usually doesn’t like anything I pick out for him. With this, I sat him down in front of the computer, and let him scroll through the Zappos website. He ended up choosing these CitiLane Roka in his favorite color- Navy! I was so happy with his choice, as these are the perfect slip-ins, and I know he will be living in all summer long, especially in camp!

The girls’ styles have also evolved. Siella’s look has taken a sporty turn, which has totally been influenced by kindergarten, where as Gemma is all about looking “fancy” (as she likes to put it)! With this contrasting looks, fortunately the Crocs selection on Zappos for girls is pretty wide! I found at least four different pairs they would love, but settled on the Isabella Glitter Jelly, Blossom color for Siella and Silver for Gem! Their clothing styles may be different, but they are both in sync when it comes to footwear! Since Gemma is all about the spray grounds, I couldn’t resist another pair of the Classic Clogs. I have a feeling these will get lots of use this summer. Siella is eyeing the clog style now too, so I may have to get a pair for her, as a little birthday gift.

And if you are wondering about what style I am wearing. Well last year, I fell in love with Crocs’ newest sandal called Isabella, so I picked up a different color for this season, ok maybe two colors, because they were just so comfy and I got a ton of wear out of them last summer.

Super excited that it’s finally sunny and warm. I can’t believe the school year is almost out, and we are counting the days until summer break. Enjoy the sun friends.


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Once a fashion showroom owner now turned mom and blogger/writer. Brianne Manz lives in New York City with her husband, three children and enjoys their fast paced city life. Her blog Stroller In The City boasts about city living, family travel, kids fashion and all things that are mommy. Being a mom doesn't mean you need to lose sight of the cool stuff. Brianne has has been featured on the Today Show, E! News, and People Magazine to name a few.