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Sunshine is on the Way: 3 Spring Looks for Busy Moms

I looooove warm weather fashions. As I told you before – I live in flip flops and sandals year round. Love ’em. And no, I don’t live somewhere sunny and warm like California… I’m actually a couple of states higher, up here in the Pacific Northwest. The part of Washington that I live in sees big snow all winter – but that still doesn’t stop me from wearing open-toed shoes even when everyone else has their toes bundled up in 3 pairs of socks and chunky boots. So, I’m excited for the sunshine to come back again and warm my poor frozen toes…. {So I’m a little quirky – aren’t we all?} I recently received a new pair of totally amazing sandals from Earth Footwear, and wanted to put together a few great looks to feature the shoes for spring….

Pretty Beachy

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel

In my “old life”, pre-baby and blog, I used to work in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management. While I don’t miss the long, unpredictable hours, or the high stress levels – I really do miss the creativity. Which is why Polyvore is one of my favorite new sites – It reminds me of putting together new fashions for display windows in the boutiques I used to work in. I used to LOVE dressing up each day – but as a busy work-at-home mom, that’s not exactly practical, right? {When will a designer make fashions that looks good with peanut butter and dried cheerios stuck on it?….} So I’m all about looks that are pretty, but still super easy to wear. This picture above perfectly captures how I feel about the warmer months – and features the super comfy Jacaranda sandals from Earth Footwear that I told you about! These shoes are a total shocker – they look like they’d be tough to wear, right? With the straps and heel and cut-outs? But they are one of THE most comfortable shoes I have ever worn, no joke. I love the way that they’re just dressy enough to work with the pretty accessory pieces to boost this casual denim short look up a notch. Love this.

Weekend Date Night

“While clothes may not make the woman, they certainly have a strong effect on her self-confidence — which, I believe, does make the woman.” – Mary Kay Ashe

I love how The Jacaranda works just as well with a dress as they do with cut-off denim shorts! The laser-cut design is so delicate that it makes it more of a dressy sandal – but it’s got awesome features like a cushioned footbed, padded heel area, and reinforced arch support which make them feel as good as your favorite sneaker. Seriously. This shoes comes in 3 other color choices too – Black, White, and Regal Red. But I’m lovin’ how this neutral color works SO well with everything for spring! A dress like this would be so simple to throw on for a night out – the ruffled neckline brings attention to your face and away from trouble spots, and the tie-waist will define your middle. The bright accessories add a pop of color, and make sure you don’t feel like a boring mom. And the shoes give you the comfort to dance all night – {Or, as long as the baby sitter is available. But you know what I mean.}

Spring Flowers

“A girl should be two things, classy and fabulous.” – Coco Chanel

Another perfect spring look that anyone can pull off – Can you believe how these great sandals from Earth’s Spring Collection work perfectly with this look too? Shorts, dresses, and now capris – these shoes work great with any spring length. They’d even work well with some skinny jeans or a long summer dress too. And – the best part about these sandals?  The Spring/Summer 2012 Earth Collection is all under $100!  Prices range from $79-$99, and you can check out the full collection here: Earth – Step into Wellness! A well-made pair of shoes that is this comfortable and versatile is well worth it – you can wear these all spring AND summer.

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Earth Footwear would love to have you register as part of their Inner Circle – and you’ll be eligible to win various contests and prizes that they offer to their most loyal fans throughout the year. Don’t want to miss anything? Follow Earth Footwear on Facebook to learn about their latest contests and winners – and be the first to learn about new products and promotions. {Check out all of the comments from amazingly happy fans on their wall too – If I haven’t convinced you to get a pair of these shoes for spring, they will!}

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What is YOUR favorite spring fashion?

Are you a sunshine girl like me – or do you prefer cozy sweaters and warm boots? Are there any other crazy ladies out there who wear flip flops in the snow too? What fashions are you most excited about this spring – Neutrals? Bright colors? Dresses and skirts – or cut-offs and swim-suits? Share in the comments – I love to hear from you guys! And to see more of my favorite Busy Mom Inspired Fashions, check out my board on Pinterest!

{Disclaimer: I was compensated by Global Influence as part of a Bookieboo LLC campaign w/ Earth Footwear. All opinions are 100% mine, and the spring looks created here are my own design. I really do love the heck out of these shoes, and I know you will too!}



  1. I am totally digging the shoes…Spring Flowers is more my style…love it

  2. I love all of the spring outfits you have! My favorite Spring trends are florals and the colors!

    • Sunshine and Sippy Cups says

      I have a whole closet full of black tops, lol. Everyone makes jokes all the time about it. :)

      But even I love a little color in the spring! Since I don’t wear much color in my clothing, I love, love, LOVE bright accessories! And I do get into color during summer, since I love fun printed dresses.

      Ah – I can *almost* feel the sunshine!


  4. Love these looks, especially the green hoodie, peach purse and the big caramel colored sunglasses!

  5. I adore the looks – ao tempting

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