The Joy Of Back To School Time With My Little Fashion Girl

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We are in full on back to school prep mode around our home and I love it! I'm not thrilled with the kids heading back to school because I love having them home all the time, but there are definitely some perks….like awesome new shoes! The Joy Of Back To School Time With My Little Fashion Girl is sponsored by our friends at Zappos.

Leepz Stride Rite Shoes

Emmy is our in house fashion expert… especially when it comes to back to school style. 

The brighter the better, and if it flashes light it is a sure winner in her book. I totally agree, but then again I am a child of the 80's, so that should come as no surprise to anyone.

Emmy is really tough on her shoes and she is also constantly on the go so we go for quality and fit with her. We want her to wear shoes that give her all the support she needs to keep up with her happy go lucky life. This is all well and good, but I also have limited time to make her perfect back to school shoes a reality. 

Enter Zappos!


Can you hear the angels sing as I said that? I sure can! 

Zappos makes shopping fun and easy, even if you are slightly overwhelmed by the whole back to school scene and you are counting the 5,000 things that have to get done before the big day like I am!

Zappos puts ordering kids shoes they will love at your finger tips which made Emmy and I both giddy!

the importance of new shoes

Even when I am shopping online, I always include the kids.

I've found that a good start to the school year makes all the difference, and including the kids in the preparation is a big part of that success! Emmy and I went on the computer together to shop on Zappos. As soon she saw these shoes she was sold! Pun totally intended!

jumping for joy

We received Stride Rite’s new light-up Leepz kids shoes quickly after ordering, and the second they got to us, Emmy did what most kids do…she tested them out of course! I so wanted to tell her to keep them sparkling new for the first day of school, but I couldn't interrupt her joy. She said they even made her run faster! Oh to be a kid again…

I can vouch for their jump skills! These shoes got some air! Or maybe it is the spirit of our little fashion girl that did that?! Either way, a good pair of shoes never hurt! Be sure to check out all of Stride Rite shoes on

What is your favorite part of back to school time?

Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. Oh my goodness. How cool are those? My girls would both be all over these for school. They look super comfy too, but i love how bright and cheery they are!

  2. I love those shoes! I can’t wait to show the kids they’re gonna love them too. I agree about including the kids with school preparation. They picked out their outfits, backpacks, school supplies and has a blast. I’m sure it made them feel important and special to be able to have input. My favorite part of back to school time is the shopping. I love seeing all the sales and deals.

  3. I am checking out Zappos for shoes for my grandkids. I’ve bought shoes from them a couple of times before, and I think it is about time that I make my next purchase. The shoes your daughter chose is really cool. Love the bright colors!

  4. Your daughter is so pretty and I like her shoes too! She looks so fashionable, I think she has a future in fashion.

  5. These shoes are so adorable and cool for the kids with with style and how they light up. I love the colors of her shoes and I know my niece’s daughter would love a pair of these ones for sure. Thanks for sharing these awesome shoes.

  6. These would be the perfect shoes for my friends little one. She is fascinated with lights. I love how bright and colorful these ones are.

  7. She is adorable. I remember getting new shoes for school. For my kids, I dont always get them new shoes in time for back to school. I typically just replace them as they need them. I usually let them puck out their shoes too.

  8. even before i had kids, i loved back to school shopping lol. the aisles are so fun to browse! those shoes are so colorful and fun. my son would love the version for boys!

  9. Too cute! I remember having light up shoes as a kid. Bad idea for playing hide and seek but totally fun. I have seen a lot of the roller skate shoes here in the Netherlands but not so much of the light up ones.

  10. We love Zappos… cant beat their selection and looks like you found some fun ones! Wish Stride Rite came in adult sizes, love those fun colors.

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