I bought my daughter a new dress yesterday.
Obviously she doesn’t need it, but being a clothes addict my world would not be complete unless she had it.
Of course, everything would also break down if she didn’t have the rest of the outfit so she was perfectly coordinated.
Right shoes, right, jacket, right pants.
Yes. I. Am. That. Bad.
And all of this despite the fact that she’s not that bothered about clothes and would quite happily wear her pyjamas all day with a pair of boots. Or yesterday’s grubby jeans and a T-shirt with toothpaste smeared across the shoulder.
Mummy quite clearly has a sickness.
I’m not fussy where I shop, the requirement is it has to look funky/cute/different.
I love Boden and Zara, H&M and Vertbaudet, Matalan and Tesco.
When I say ‘I’, that obviously means ‘we’. Oh OK then, it doesn’t. She’ll basically shop wherever I drag her.
So when a PR firm contacted me and asked if I would like to review a pair of Kicker shoes I nearly fell over myself trying to hit the return on my ‘hell yes’ message.
Free shoes? Are you kidding me?
And here they are. Gorgeous pink boots that she adores and everywhere we go she gets a ‘wow, love the boots, Mia’.
Truth be told, I would probably never had bought her a pair ordinarily.
They always struck me as just a bit too expensive for a pair of ‘fashion’ boots (they retail at about £50) and the minute she scuffed them or drew on them or fed them to next doors dog I would have mild heart failure.
But she has pretty much worn them since the day they came in the post. She has worn them with her dressing gown, with a party dress, with jeans, with clam digger shorts. I did stop her short of wearing them with her swimming costume (oh, yes, she tried) because she looked just wrong.
She’s worn them to pre-school, out walking in the local forest when we couldn’t find her wellies, she’s climbed in them, played in them, helped daddy mow the lawn in them.
Believe you me, we have tested them thoroughly. I’m pretty sure we’ve had our money’s worth out of them.
You still reading? Well here’s the best bit.
If you’ve got this far I am about to reward you for your efforts: How about winning a pair of Kickers for your own fashionista? Or . . . errm, whatever the male version is!
I rarely do giveaways on this blog but am more than happy to do so with these shoes because I think everyone should own a pair.
(Really sorry, but it’s open to the UK only).
So, I am offering you the chance to get your hands on a pair – if you win you can choose from the pink pair we have or a buff pair. Tell me the size you require and voila, they’ll be winging their way to your little munchkin.
To enter? Post a pint of your child’s blood to .. (kidding kidding).
To enter the prize draw just leave a comment here. The winner gets to chose from the pink pair or this buff pair and needs to let me know the size required.
And then a brand new spanking pair of Kickers will be yours!
The winner will be chosen at random by my lovely assistants (my kids) a week today: October 20 from the UK comments.
Err, that’s it.
Good luck. x