Mom Style Files: Ballet, Nautical and Floral Oh My {#HotterSurprise}

I love happy mail and love shoes, so when I see a box from Hotter Shoes on my doorstep I start breaking out my happy dance.


Normally, I’d know what’s in the box, but this time as part of our Mom Style Files mission my partner in fashion Melissa and I were in for a surprise.


Hotter Surprise


In my last Mom Style Files post I tried to predict what we would receive on our doorsteps, however I was in for quite a surprise.


Here’s what Melissa and I received as well as our Mom Style Files Challenger Hyacynth.


Melissa received the adorable jewel ballet flat in coral. Initially I had styled her in a denim dress, but decided the flats would look better with a pair of skinny ankle jeans.


Melissa / Jewel Shoe / Hotter Surprise


The key with a colored shoe is to accent the shoe and not get too matchy matchy. I paired a complementary top and a scarf with coordinating colors to break up the block of color, and added dark brown jeans to create negative space between the rose colored shirt and shoes.


For our challenger Hyacynth I picked the Cruise shoe and created a nautical theme. Ironically she received the Laura boat shoe.


Hyacynth / Laura Hotter Shoes / Hotter Surprise


I decided to create a non-traditional nautical theme. Instead of the typical white and blue striped shirt with white pants, I opted for a cap-sleeve sweater with wave stripes in cream with a coral accent and then added the pop of color with the coral capris, and added a few nautical accessories.


Hyacynth was a little apprehensive at first when she saw the Laura shoes, but once Melissa and showed her just how versatile the shoe is, she was amazed by the possibilities.


As for myself, well I received the Mabel floral shoe.


Honestly not my first pick, but after perusing Pinterest I discovered floral shoes are “in” now. So I decided on a hipster casual look. My trusty typewriter t-shirt, with a pair of distressed crop jeans and my Iowa necklace, took the shoes from primp and proper to funky and fun. I also added some hot pink laces add some spunk.


Brook / Mabel Hotter Shoes / Hotter Surprise


Overall, I’d say our Hotter surprise was HOT!


*The Nitty Gritty: I received my pair of Mabel shoes in exchange for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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