Mother’s Day is next weekend, Ladies! If you’re looking for a great gift for the fashion-loving Mom/Sister/Aunt/Friend in your life OR searching for gift suggestions to pass along to your spouse, you MUST take a look at Brian James Footwear.
When I was expecting my first child, I was bombarded by articles from BabyCenter and HuffPo Parents listing all the things I absolutely needed to do before Baby arrived. They told me that I should take lots of naps because I’d never sleep again until my children were in college and that I should plan a Babymoon because I’d probably never have one-on-one time with my husband ever again either. Frankly, lists like these annoy me. If you think having a baby means lots of naps and oodles of adult conversation that doesn’t center around diapers and milk, well, I don’t know what to tell you. Because…duh. Then there were the silly claims that after Baby arrives, I’d no longer be able to wear white or high heels. First of all, anyone can wear whatever color or footwear they want whenever they want, regardless of the risk of potential spit up situations and discomfort. Secondly (and most importantly), is that REALLY anyone’s major concern when they are expecting a child and about to embark on the great adventure that is motherhood? Heels?? Wearing white? Gimme a break.
In any case, this notion that you have to give up looking cute or feeling good once you have kids is, in my humble opinion, hogwash. Yes, comfort is key when you’re pushing a stroller or chasing after a toddler, but there’s no law that says you have to trade fashion for frump the second you give birth, or that you must choose between style and comfort. Motherhood is certainly full of surprises and definitely keeps you on your toes, but if those toes can be tucked inside some super comfy and super stylish shoes, well…all the better!
Brian James Footwear is the brainchild of Angela Edgeworth, the creator of award-winning pediped Footwear – one of my absolute favorite brands of children’s shoes. In keeping with pediped’s comfortable style, Brian James is a collection of beautiful shoes for women with an emphasis on quality and comfort. From ballet flats and sandals to wedges and boots, Brian James offers a variety of styles that are comfortable enough for daily wear without compromising style.
When my Brian James brown leather booties arrived, I couldn’t wait to get those suckers on my feet. I was anxious to see if they could really be as comfortable as I’d heard. Yup. They were. The heel is about 2.5 inches high, which gives me some height without killing my feet if worn for long periods of time. The inside of the shoe is super cushy, with great arch support and just the right amount of room in the ankle area. I’ve pushed the double stroller all over the City of Philadelphia in these puppies and I couldn’t have been more comfortable.
The leather is a rich and beautiful brown and wonderfully soft. The booties look great with jeans or dresses, and transition easily from season to season. I’ve worn these booties so often that my other shoes have started to get jealous! Now that the weather is warmer, I’m anxious to try some of the Brian James sandals (hello, snakeskin), and I’ve got my eye on several pairs of the ballet flats. If they are any bit as comfy and cute as the booties, I know I’ll fall in love with them too.
The moral of the story? Moms can be fashionable and Moms can be comfortable. You don’t have to sacrifice either and you deserve to be both! This Mother’s Day treat your tootsies (or the tootsies of a Mom you love) to some fabulous Brian James shoes!
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