How I Wore My Heels: Giving Back with Easter Seals ~ I Heart Heels

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

How I Wore My Heels: Giving Back with Easter Seals

This past Friday I attended a local event in my town, The Fashion Event, that benefits Easter Seals. I've heard so many cool things about it, so was excited to check it out. In addition to local models showcasing local boutiques, a lot of the Easter Seals kids and adults also model on the runway. To tell you it was sweet is really undermining it. I was prepared to need waterproof mascara, but I wasn't really prepared by how much it would change my heart. As a mama of two kids of my own, watching the kids with disabilities fulfill their dreams and do something really, really fun with a huge crowd cheering them on was beyond words. It really struck a chord with me, and I'm now ready to get involved myself!

The entire evening was amazing from the food to the fashion, and it was a nice date night with my husband. I was super lucky to have Terri Shotts from Dillard's Park Plaza help me choose an outfit (Terri is amazing at what she does, so call her at 501-246-1343 for your next event! Her styling service is completely FREE.) I've been in love with this striped crop top from Nicole Miller ever since the designer herself came to town and I spotted it at her trunk show. I paired with this 1. State a-line skirt (my fav silhouette of all time!). I added my Tory Burch metallic clutch to really POP. And then I found these geometric pumps by Kenneth Cole in the "new arrivals" of the shoe department (T. knew it was all over at this point!). Be still my heart. Will you believe me when I tell you they're amazingly comfy? This shoe lover wouldn't lie. 

I'm so glad I was able to see the Easter Seals families and this show last week. After all, an outfit is just an outfit. And shoes are just shoes. There are so many things we take for granted. Most of those kids on the stage can't even wear normal shoes to walk. 

Hannah J. (shown above) "never had the strength to wear wedges - and when she tried them on and was able to, she was so happy. She told me that she felt normal," her dad shared. 

So every time I put on a pair of heels these days I truly remember how thankful I am, and I hope to volunteer in the near future so that maybe I can help more of these kids walk in their own dream shoes some day. What a wonderful organization Easter Seals is, and thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of something so special!

Disclaimer: Shoes were gifted by Dillard's Park Plaza in exchange for this review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Gotta love new shoes.

1 comment:

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