Luca and Harlow are exactly 2 years and 9 months apart. This was somewhat intentional because I really wanted them to be close enough in age to be able to foster a close knit relationship, but yet far enough apart to give us space to really get to spend time with Luca during those first two years, and then of course have that same time to give to Harlow, as Luca has now become really independent. I say “somewhat intentional” because can we ever really plan out life? We plan, and God laughs…you know the saying.
Anyway, when I became pregnant with Harlow, I really had no preference as to what the gender of the baby would be. Deep down, I think I really did want another boy so that Luca would have a brother. I grew up with a sister and it has been one of my life’s biggest blessings. To this day, we are still best friends–We’ve been through so much together, and we have been able to experience different life stages together, and that’s exactly what I wanted for Luca and his sibling. And if I’m being honest, I also really wanted to be able to buy them coordinating outfits!
I’ve never been a huge fan of getting too matchy-matchy, which is why I said coordinating. I like to have some matching pieces with complimenting pieces. For example, one day I might put green shorts on Harlow and a green shirt on Lu, a black shirt on Har, and black shorts on Lu…or like in these photos, I’ll do matching shirts and shoes, and coordinating neutral shorts, or something of the like…
We recently found this brand, Sydney Jordyn through kidshoes.com, and the best part is they make matching toddler annnd baby shoes, so I’m able to find matching shoes that come in both Luca and Harlow’s sizes. I’m obsessed with how cute these little pewter high tops are! And even though they have laces (the most dreaded shoe things for moms everywhere) they’re just for show and the shoes actually have a hidden zipper so you can slip them on easily.
When we shop for shoes for both boys, the most important thing above style, is the fit and the sole. We want to make sure, the boys have comfortable and good fitting shoes as their feet are at a constant state of growth. Harlow started walking almost 5 months ago, and we knew how important soft shoe support was in keeping him stable. The soles are soft enough for Harlow as a “newer” walker, so they still give his round baby feet a good roll when he steps.
Isn’t there something so adorable about little feet in shoes!? It’s always made me so happy when babies who can’t even walk yet are wearing sneakers or sandals!
What are some of your go to shoes for babies and toddlers? I’m always on the hunt for cute, good quality shoes that won’t cost me an arm and a leg!
(Herrin-T sneakers c/o kidshoes.com all words and opinions are my own.)