There are so many reasons to love the thawing of winter—heading to the playground, heading to the zoo, heading to the pool, basically heading anywhere that gets your stir-crazy kids out of your cooped-up house. But, the best part is the shoes! Spring shoes are so easy—throw on a pair with some jeans and a cute top, and you have yourself an outfit, am I right?
Now I could have gone crazy with heels, because the internet has exploded with some ridiculously amazing heels lately, but let's be realistic. Those suckers would sit in your closet and you'd feel guilty about them every time you opened it until finally you'd hide them in the back under a pile of sweaters so you can't see them anymore and completely forget they ever existed. Not that I know anything about that.
Instead, I rounded up ten pairs of flats and sandals that will take you from the coffee shop to the playground and maybe back to the coffee shop, depending on how rough a day you're having.
Before kids, Kara was the sort of gal who backpacked around Europe in heels (true story), rocked tiny hats and really big bows (sometimes at the same time), and liked to think she was always up for an adventure. After kids, she wore yoga pants. Lots and lots of yoga pants. And worked on creating a permanent indent in her couch. She succeeded. In an effort to get her groove back, she started the lifestyle blog Fabulistas, where she features glittery fabulousness for moms and their kids, brings adventure back into her life with the Fun Project, and generally makes other parents feel better about their housekeeping skills. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.