*******UPDATE - GIVEAWAY WINNER*********
Congrats to Heather Williams, the winner of our Dansko giveaway!
One thing has become very clear: Mamas looove their Danksos! Thanks for all who participated! It was so fun reading all of your comments!
Oh Mamas. I am eating some serious crow.
Wait! Stay with me here....stay...with...me.
Ok. You know how much we've debated the merits of Danskos here at Ain't No Mom Jeans. Personally, I have not been a fan. M does own a pair of Danskos, bought long, long ago, but hides them under bootcut or flare denim, citing the fact that they are "sooooooo comfortable". Which, we decided, is at the heart of the problem. Footwear that comfortable typically sways the wearer into wanting them to be cute.
Whatevs. To me, Danskos = not cute. Even if The Sartorialist disagrees.
So when Dansko contacted us about a giveaway, I was lukewarm. But...well...we're doing this whole Season of Giving thing, and I know many of our lovely readers loooove their Danskos....so then I thought, why not? Giving is about the other person, right?
Right. And then Dansko cleverly let me choose a pair. And I found that they have some pretty fabulous boots. Wha????
I took a closer look. And found these little babies:
The Rhianna boot. Which has a 70's fabulous clog look to them - including a studded bottom, which I go weak-kneed for. Oooooo....
Suddenly, I was feeling a whole lot better about this giveaway. And once I received these babies? OH MAMA. I now know why so many moms are such huge Dansko supporters. They are indeed "sooooooo comfortable". I think an orgasmic "Oooohhhhhhhh" actually escaped from my lips when I first put them on.
And look how cute!!!
(wearing: On me - Dansko Rhianna boots c/o Dansko, JBrand lovestory flares, Banana Republic pea coat, J.Crew plaid shirt, Belle babycarrier in leopard c/o Belle...on Pax - One Step Ahead Cozy Cub Quilted Bunting)
I'm in shock. I've literally been wearing these boots every day. They are perfect with my flares. Wanna know why?
Because I'm so tall! I'm not wearing these with my hemmed-for-flats-flares...I'm wearing these boots with my high-heel, big-girl flares! The ones that I usually have to save for date night! This, people, is cause for celebration. And it hardly feels like I'm wearing heels - even when babywearing!!
Bravo, Dansko. You just made a new friend.
BTW - How hysterical adorable is the baby carrier? Belle Baby Carriers sent me one to test out...in leopard. It's actually pretty perfect for mamas like me who literally take their babies everywhere - even restaurants and parties. I'm loving how the leopard makes me feel all dressed up! Other baby carriers are so functional looking...but this one keeps me feeling all hip-mama stylish and festive. But I'm not gonna lie - one of my favorite things about the leopard is how it kinda looks like Pax is wearing a leopard tightie-whitie:
The effect is even better when he's naked. But it was 40 degrees, so you'll have to wait for the summer for that shot. We'll be doing a full review, once M gets a chance to test hers with her newborn. (In roughly 8 more days, Mamas....we're sooooooo excited!!!)
But back to the shoes. These ones, riiiiight here:
BAM. See that? I'm walking over rocks. In heels. While babywearing. And they're so comfortable, it's killing me.
So. Here's the deal: The nice folks over at Dansko are giving away one free pair of....Danskos. Any pair you like. That's right - you get to pick your own pair!
(However, I, S, will hunt you down if you pick the old Professional instead of any of the fabulous newer options. Hunt. You. Down. Cause I can run in these heels.)
To enter the giveaway, go check out the full selection at Dansko.com and leave a comment below letting us know which style is on your holiday wish list. You'll get another entry for sharing this post on Facebook. (Note: sharing is different than liking....look for the share button at the end of this post, or on our Facebook page.)
I'll pick a winner Saturday morning (December 17th) via random.org.
Here are a few more of my favorites for those who are having trouble deciding....