I have a confession to make - I have been following Freshly Picked Moccasins on social media long before Easton was ever thought of. My friend Hannah's daughters wear them and I loved how cute they always looked in them.
Tank Jumper: June & January
Once I got pregnant with Easton I knew I would be purchasing him a pair and I was so excited when my girlfriend got him a pair for my baby shower gift. She got me size 3's so he could get a good amount of use out of them so I put them on display in his nursery and patiently waited for him to fit into them.
Once Easton was born he quickly earned the title of "Houdini" when it came to his socks. I could put them on him and he could have one removed and lost before I could walk down stairs. No matter what type of socks we tried he could get out of them.
We lost socks in the car, at the grocery store, church, family members house. Basically, every time I did baby laundry I had more single socks then pairs. So we just started leaving him barefoot which was fine until he started crawling and trying to stand up everywhere we went.
Around 8 months old, I tried Easton's moccasins on and was thrilled to have them finally fit. Then I realized I had no idea how to "style" them. All the fashion forward moms on social media had these unbelievable handmade/small shop outfits to pair with their moccs and Easton's closet, while extensive, was mostly mainstream name brands. I decided that his need to not be barefoot any more outweighed my style dilemma so I paired his Swimming With Sharks with an Old Navy onesie and called it a day.
And guess what? No one in Target asked me where his outfit was from. They were too busy commenting on how cute his moccs were. And the rest is history. Easton's little moccasin stash is now up to 4 pairs and we are patiently awaiting the arrival his pre-ordered anchors.
Clockwise from the top: Butterscotch Licorice, Born In The USA, Weathered Brown, Swimming With Sharks
I am slowly but surely getting better and pairing them with outfits and have loved getting inspiration from Freshly Picked's Instagram and all the "cool moms" on social media. I am loving learning more about the Small Shop/Handmade baby and kids clothing world and have found some amazing shops that we love to pair our moccs with.
He is just starting to walk and I love how his moccs fit him and help make his transition to walking as easy as possible. We recently took a week long road trip and it was so easy to just throw a few pairs of Freshly Picked and not have to worry about packing Easton socks/shoes to go with every outfit. Check out some of his vacation outfits below.
Shirt: Hurley - Shorts: Freshly Picked - Moccs: FP Weathered Brown
Tank Jumper: June & January - Moccs- FP Weathered Brown
Onesie: Old Navy - Moccs: FP Born In The USA (discontinued but check out Go For Gold)
Outfit: Carter's - Moccs: FP Swimming With Sharks
Onesie: GAP - Fedora: Gymboree - Moccs: FP Butterscotch Licorice
I am so excited to have the opportunity to giveaway a pair of Freshly Picked soft soled moccasins on the blog this week! Please note that you cannot have won a FP giveaway in the last 60 days and that shipping is only available in the United States (sorry!). Once a winner is randomly chosen you will need to respond to your email from me within 48 hours so I can give your information to Freshly Picked. Good luck!
Full disclosure: I did not receive monetary compensation for this post but Freshly Picked did send Easton an awesome pair of moccasins and they are graciously providing the giveaway prize to the winner. All options are completely my own and we loved FP way before this collaboration : )