Sunday, 23 October 2016

Falling into Fun with Sanuk

Fall. Fun. Leaves. Layers. Lattes. LOVE.
I don't know what it is about fall that makes me want to cozy up with everything stereotypical. If I could sit in front of a warm fire in a pile of leaves (no, I didn't think this through) while eating pumpkin pie, I'd be a happy little basic mom blogger.

But then I remember that I have to DO all the actual mom things. Lately, my style's been evolving more and more into clothes that give me the freedom and comfort to have a blast with my girls. 
Enter Sanuk.

Doesn't hurt that 'Sanuk' is the Thai word for 'fun'... Just sayin'.
Every fall I gravitate toward one pair of boots or booties that I really really love and then I wear them over...

and over...

Oh hey, Emily!
and over...

AND... Okay, you get the idea

This autumn, my favourite fall footwear is the Cush N' Blaze Bootie from Sanuk. I need shoes that are versatile, comfy and cute. I have to be able to get them on while clutching one child and leaning in the direction of the other escapee darling and I want them to hold up to everything from heading to the gym to long nature walks (carrying two tired toddlers) to meltdowns in the grocery aisle. On top of all that, I want them to look good. Plus, I live in Canada so WARM and BOOTS are basically necessities.

I know. I don't ask for much.

Running away from two tired toddlers.
Smiling at two tired toddlers.
Contemplating crossing this river to avoid two tired toddlers.
Just kidding about that last one. Mostly.

This year I have the unique opportunity of just BEING. We're in a new city for one year, I'm on leave from my amazing teaching job and I'm hanging with my two pint-sized hooligans. It's taken me some time to adjust to what that looks like but lately, we've been traipsing around the trails here in Winnipeg and getting outside every chance we get. The colours, wildlife and beauty of nature we've experienced in the city have been incredible and both my kids are avid explorers who jump at any chance to be outside. 

As weird as it sounds and as hard as parenting can sometimes be, I feel more myself the last little while than I have in a long time. 

I'm at ease with who I am and I just want to soak in my surroundings and celebrate these quiet unseen moments.

I find that the clothes I choose set the tone for my day. They either impede my joy and remind me of their presence or allow my body to be more responsive and capable of doing what I ask. And when that weight of discomfort lifts and a sense of confidence remains, fun floods in. 

And really, is there anything more captivating than liking where you are, who you are and who you're with? 


If you're loving the Cush 'n' Blaze bootie as much as I am, check them out here!

I'd love to know what piece of clothing makes you feel more comfortable and confident in your own skin? Leave me a comment!

I received my footwear from Sanuk in exchange for an honest (as always) review. Let me know below if you have any questions about them before ordering your own funmakers here!

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