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Gymboree #MadeYouSmile – New styles in time for school!

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Gymboree Sale On Now!

Gymboree always takes strides to create new and fun clothing for kids, and just recently has re-branded with a new trendy product line for kids, just in time for school!  We have about a month here until school officially starts, so back to school shopping is definitely on the list.  Even as a homeschool mom, I enjoy refreshing my boys’ wardrobe fall as stores bring out fun new fall styles. 

Gymboree Smile Shirt - so adorable

The new line includes fun new graphic t-shirts and accessories, as well as multi-seasonal basics.  Pieces are designed to work together well, being mixed and matched as your kids please.  I just love these cute girl’s shoes!  There is a lot of 80s influence in the new styles, and I just love it!  My boys will love it as well as they are interested lately in 80s music (thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy!)  It’s so fun seeing them interested in something that takes me back to my own childhood. 

And this cardigan and skirt are absolutely adorable!  If I had a little girl, these would definitely be on our Back To School shopping list.  Honestly, I would take one of those sweaters as a staple fall piece for myself if it came in my size! 

One of my favorite features of the new line is how easily the pieces can be mixed and matched together.  If you take a look through the different tops, skirts, jeans, and other pieces, you’ll see that there is so much versatility. This is a great opportunity to let your kids pick their own clothes while not having to worry they’ll be totally mismatched.  My boys love picking out their own clothes – it gives them a sense of independence and makes them smile! 

Soon to be released is also a new “Made You Smile” mobile app with fun features, as well as weekly drawings into the Surprize Surprize Sweepstakes, which has some pretty awesome prizes!  You should be able to either download the app from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store, depending on what kind of phone you use. 

If you are a frequent Gymboree shopper, you will definitely want to make sure you are signed up for Gymboree Rewards!  For every dollar you spend, you’ll earn a point!  Once you accumulate 200 points, you will get a $10 reward.  You will also have exclusive access to offers and shopping events.  Head on over to sign up for Gymboree Rewards!

Gymboree also has an awesome GymBucks program – during earning periods, you can get $25 GymBucks for every $50 spent.  That’s an awesome deal! 

When you sign up for emails, you will get 20% off your next purchase as well.  This is also a great way to make sure you don’t miss out on future sales. 

I can’t wait to head into the store and check out the new line in person and see what my boys pick out!  What are some of your favorite pieces? 

gymboree kid's clothing logo

Very Lovely Soles – cute stylish shoes for summer or work!

Cute flats crafted with printed canvas with soft patent cap toe, and an elastic opening for comfort!

 

Last year I took the big leap from being a stay at home mom to a working mom.  It was a tough transition to make but with family health concerns, the switch-around had to be done. While I miss being with my boys all day, I admit that I am enjoying the change of pace at work.  I also love feeling like dressing up and wearing something other than yoga pants and t-shirts for once, but it is coming as a challenge since I have been out of the fashion loop for a few years.  I have discovered the comfort and beauty of ballet flat style shoes and I am in love!  It is a style that I can be comfortable in at home as well as at work.  Recently I was introduced to Very Lovely Soles, a brand of high quality, hand-crafted flats.  They have a variety of cute styles and colors to choose from and I had a hard time picking just one!

 

Flats for spring, summer, or school colors for teachers!

 

Orange and blue are the school mascot colors where I work so I decided to go with Orange West Palm for a pop of color.  When they arrived, I was a bit surprised at how bright the color actually was compared to their online representation, but they will definitely work out!  Orange is a perfect summer color for just about everyone.

The palm pattern is cute but not overbearing, and the colored toe cap definitely adds to the design.  I feel casual yet dressed up when I wear mine.  And you can definitely feel the quality of the materials – the shoes  have substance and durability to them as opposed to many of the cheap flats.  Being handcrafted in Italy, I would expect nothing less!  The price tag is a bit of a shock at first but for a good shoe that has so much care put into it and will last, it is worth it.

 

Leather soles on my Very Lovely Soles flats

 

Sizing can be tricky when ordering online, but from my experience, Very Lovely Soles’ sizing is very on point.  I normally wear right between a size 7.5 and 8 and have a difficult time finding the exact right size, so I went ahead and ordered a 7.5 as that is usually my best bet.  My flats are snug as I expected but they are already starting become much more comfortable as I wear them.

I loved the packaging for Very Lovely Soles – the shoes come in a cute box with a rope handle, and have plenty of space so they do not get squished and misshaped.  Inside the box, tissue paper surrounds the shoes so they do not move around in their box and get damaged.  They were among the cutest packaged shoes I’ve seen.

Very Lovely Soles is a brand you may not have heard of before or seen in stores, but I am happy to have discovered them and the honor to introduce them to you!  You can find them in select boutiques or online at VeryLovelySoles.com.

 

Cute, comfortable flats that helped me take the leap from stay at home mom to working mom!

 

 

Disclosure:  We were provided a complimentary product in return for an honest review.

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