The Wise Words Of My Grandmother Still Ring True... #JackandLily #Giveaway

*I've partnered with Jack & Lily Shoes to Talk about the importance of great shoes for little crawlers and walkers. All opinions are my own.

My maternal Grandmother was one of my best friends. She was a sassy lady who knew what she wanted. She loved good food, fashion and times, and never missed a chance to take me off to indulge in one or all of her favorite things.

When my mother moved my siblings and I out of Miami, I still went back to visit my grandmother every summer for a few weeks. Upon my arrival we always did the same thing; we went straight to the mall for a new pair of shoes. Gammy always said, "Honey, a great pair of shoes are essential for your growing feet." We only looked for shoes that fit her two main criteria, "looked as fabulous as they were made."

To this day, every time I buy a pair of shoes, I think of my grandmother. I employ her same reasoning about the importance of shoes being well made when shopping for my son.  I think of his growing feet, and know he needs a shoe that can support his crazy toddler running, jumping and climbing, and preferably have a great look too. That's why I absolutely ADORE Jack & Lily Shoes.

I love them so much, I recently got a pair for my adorable little neighbor as a birthday gift. He's just turned one and boy is he on the move!

Style: Jessie 
Product Description:
Individually hand-crafted with breathable, genuine leather and premium, non-toxic materials (plus Jack & Lily’s signature Natural-flex rubber sole) My Shoes feature an industry-defining 3 millimeters of cushioning for a child’s tiny sole and ankle. Velcro closes make My Shoes as easy to put on as they are great at staying on an absolute must for even the busiest of little bodies. Perfect for indoor or outdoor. Packaged in our award winning, premium gift box. NOTE: All sizes 0-6 months substitute a suede sole (with two non-slip pads) to provide extra flexibility and traction for developing feet.

Jack And Lily shoes are unique for a few of reasons. Here are six very important ones...

In addition to the the quality and detail put into every Jack & Lily brand shoe, the styles are brilliant and every single one is unique!

Being the smart shopper that I am, I always keep an eye on their sale page, just in case a super cute pair pop up.

Jack and Lily shoes come in sizes 0 to 30 months or US/CA Sizes 2.5 to size 10.

To get shopping, click here!  (Use code "BLOG" at check out to save 25% on any regular price shoes.)

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