Friday, August 1, 2014

A Freshly Picked Giveaway

I recently had the amazing opportunity to work with Freshly Picked. If you haven't heard of them and you have a baby in your life, you are missing out and I'm here to save you! Long story short, they are an amazing USA born company run by the super awesome Susan Peterson {check her twitter here} -- you may have even spotted her on ABC's popular show, Shark Tank. I recently got my hands on a teeny tiny pair of Freshly Picked Neon Pink baby moccs and just about died when I opened the box when I saw what was inside.
I'm obsessed with packaging and when I pulled out this adorable little bag and pin and peeked inside I just wanted to grab the nearest child and let them run free in these bad boys.
 I was able to borrow a little one of a close family member and let them go wild with this pair of pink moccs.
First off, they are ADORABLE. Just holding them you feel like they couldn't possibly fit a human being and they must be for a doll. 
I am a stickler for construction and symmetry and they definitely passed the test. All the seams, fringe and edges were clean and you can definitely see the care and time each shoe took to make. At first, I was a little put off by the price {$60 a pair} but after holding them and seeing them in action, you can see the high quality and see exactly where your money is going (oh, hey 100% leather). I was curious to see how much an infant pair of Nike's cost and guess what, I found a pair for $60! Let's not forget, Freshly Picked is AMERICAN hand made...we can't say the same for other shoe companies.
When daddy was putting on the shoes, we had one little snag (literally). Where the toe meets the heel, there is a seam which is actually left open on the shoe. You can see it in this side profile of the moccs:
Well, little wiggly pinky toes had a tendency to pop out the seam and make it a little tough to get on at first. After realizing this, daddy was able to compensate and fix the issue, but that was the ONLY problem we came upon with the moccs. I personally like the split here to allow for air flow to make the shoes more comfortable and to help with sweaty teeny feet when they're out for a day of fun!
Freshly Picked is genius in their construction so no laces or velcro are needed. There is a sneaky hidden elastic around the ankle of the shoe. This helps keep them stretchy yet secure the entire time. We had zero issues with the moccs falling off whether they were running around on grass, concrete or dirt. 
Now, here's the big issue I have heard a lot of complaints about: the dirt sticking to the soles. Ummm, what? Yes, they are made of leather and the same color as the rest of the shoe so you want them to be nice, but how can you expect them NOT to get dirty? Let's be real for a second, baby feet are ADORABLE. Why wouldn't you want a little footprint on the bottom of your little one's shoes to keep?! People pay a lot of money to make those little footprints in plaster, but these can be used as a keepsake that in my opinion is even cuter for mommy & daddy to show off 20 years from now. After about an hour of play, I could see a very feint marking of baby toes on the bottom of the sole (check out the toe of the left shoe):
I thought it was cute!! Check out this used pair of moccs I found online:
At first you may think...eehhhh dirt, but think about where those little feet have gone. They may even be showing some of the FIRST steps your little one took *insert awwww here*. Overall, we were all very impressed with the quality and look of the moccs. They are clearly versatile, even neon pink, and can be used to dress up just about any outfit. They are soft, cozy and I wish they made them in my size!

So what are you waiting for?? Go to before your favorite pair sells out! Well, maybe you don't have a little one...yet. No excuses! They have bags too! They're also 100% leather and handmade in the good ol' US of A. I'm in love.
Do you want a chance for a pair of Freshly Picked but just can't spare the cash? Don't you worry! I have teamed up with them and will be GIVING AWAY A FREE PAIR through my Instagram! Just follow my shop at @inadreamboutique and see all the super easy rules on how to win these and 16 other amazing gifts. Good luck!

Here are some more chances to win...because I love you guys
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this fantastic giveaway and of course the ones on instagram! I have been wanting a pair of Freshly Picked since I was pregnant with my now 3 year old this would be amazing to have a pair for my soon to be here second daughter :) Nothing is cuter than an in a dream boutique turban paired with a pair of moccs on a baby!! xo