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Back to School Shoe Shopping

This post is sponsored by Shoe Carnival, but all opinions are 100% my own.
On Me:  Jeans // Top (old) // Shoes c/o // Sunglasses c/o // Watch c/o
On Leighton:  Dress c/o // Shoes c/o // Bow c/o
School shopping has always been one of my favorite times of the year.  Picking out trapper keepers, Lisa Frank folders and of course new shoes!  No first day of school is complete without new shoes.  I’m so excited to be teaming up with Shoe Carnival again today to show you another perfect back to school pair of shoes for this year.  You need a casual everyday wear pair, a dressy pair and an athletic pair.  I can’t believe Leighton will be 3 next year, and we are debating on putting her in the 3-k program where I went to school.  She may not be in school yet, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t do some back to school shopping this year!
Leighton goes to daycare Monday through Friday 10 hours each day.  And as long as it is above 50 or so and isn’t snowing or raining, you better believe they will be outdoors.  Leighton loves to be outside, and she plays hard on the playground!  When I was picking out shoes for her for this year, I wanted to make sure I got some great shoes that could carry her through this next year – casual, dressy and athletic.  This casual pair of Keds will be our go-to pair most days, but occasionally Shane just loves to put her in a pair of Nikes, some shorts and a t-shirt for an extra casual play day at daycare.  It works out perfectly though, because she would run around on the playground, stomp in the mud and rustle in the leaves all day if we would let her.  Occasionally Leighton’s daycare class has parties or dress-up days (think school pictures too!), so you will definitely need to have a dressy pair of shoes for those days.
I bought Leighton the cutest pair of “big girl” Keds.  That’s right, actual shoestrings (and ironically, mine don’t have shoestrings.)  = )  No school year is complete without Keds in my opinion.  You might remember we dressed Leighton’s other Keds down here with a romper, but her shoes can just as easily be dressed up with a pretty gingham and ruffled dress for school.  And since I couldn’t resist not matching her, I picked up this adorable pair of Keds too for myself.  These are the perfect outfits and shoes for back to school style.  Have you done your back to school shoe shopping yet?  What are your favorite back to school shoe styles?
  1. Love the mommy and me Keds, so cute!

  2. How cute are these pictures! And I want her dress for my little girl. 🙂
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

  3. Love the matching Keds! Way too cute!

  4. So cute, love the matching Keds!

    xxS

  5. So cute!! Love both of your outfits and the matching keds! xo

  6. This top is absolutely adorable on you! I love your sneakers too!

    Fizz and Frosting

  7. you both are so cute! Adore the sneakers!

    SIMPLY SUTTER

  8. Oh my gosh!! You two and your matching Keds!! I love it! ADORABLE.

  9. I love your matching keds! So adorable and love your little ones gingham dress!

    Xo,
    Britt

    http://www.bybrittanilauren.com

  10. Such adorable mommy & daughter outfits!

    http://ohduckydarling.com

  11. This is too cute!! I love the front tie 🙂

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

  12. Yall are too cute!! Love her shoes with that dress!

    Karen
    http://LadyinViolet.com

  13. There are few things I loved more as a kid than going back to school shopping for clothes! It was like an early Christmas!
    – Jessica
    Miss Moore Style

  14. Is it weird that I desperately want your daughter's dress in adult version? SO cute!!!!
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

  15. you all are WAY too cute!!!!!!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

  16. I love how your outfits coordinate with the Keds + your tie up and Leighton's bow! Serious goals!!!

  17. You girls are always so stylish! <3

    xo,
    Larissa

    livingincolorblog.com

  18. You two are seriously too precious! I adore her gingham dress! And, this tie front top just won my heart! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

  19. I love that you took the laces out of your shoes! So cute! And how presh are the two of you?!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  20. Hey,
    Great style. Looking so Beautiful.
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  21. I'm not necessarily in "need" of shoes, but I absolutely love the idea of buying new shoes for the fall and winter months aka "back to school". I'm actually so glad I never have to go back to school again, but I do love fresh kicks 😉 xx Adaleta Avdic

  22. Ok, Leighton is getting SO big!! She looks adorable- and your outfit is too cute!

    xo,
    Emily
    http://www.lifewithemilyblog.com

  23. Haha I literally laughed out loud when you mentioned Lisa Frank! I was obsessed with all things Lisa Frank! That was the epitome of back to school for me. Your shoes and top are super cute too, love that color!

    ~Hillary
    http://www.styleinasmalltown.com

  24. This is so adorable! I live that you matched your top and shoes!

    xo Rachel
    To Hell in a Handbag

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