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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Whatcha Wearing - Back To School Teacher Style Linky

When Marie over at The Hands On Teacher in First asked who else was excited to pick out their back to school outfit, I was one of the first to say, "Me, me, me!!!"  Like I mentioned in a previous post a couple of weeks ago about the clothing goodies I found, having two little girls makes it hard for me to spend money on myself.  But every teacher needs a great outfit for the first day....right?

The fabulous dress I found and talked about in my previous post.

But, I'm not one to stop at just the outfit.  In addition to clothing, there is one accessory that is JUST AS IMPORTANT, IF NOT MORE SO.  And that my friends is shoes! You know what I'm talking about, right?!?!? We are standing on our feet close to 6+ hours a day.  At the end of just one hour my feet are killing me, yet alone an entire day. I'm one of those teachers who would start the first 30 minutes in heels and then kick them off under my desk (with the collection of other heels that were discarded) and slip on some more comfortable shoes.

However, it's important that the shoes I DO slip on are not only comfortable but also professional looking....  And let me tell you, I have found that shoe!  Well, to be more honest, a co-worker of mine, our amazing third grade teacher, found that shoe and shared it with all of us at work and within a few weeks, I would dare say almost every teacher on our staff was sporting a pair of these shoes.  And we were in LOVE.

At this point you must be asking yourself, "Well Katie, what shoes are they?"  Well let me show you.....they are these shoes. (I have the red pair!)

Picture from http://pinterest.com/tieks

They are called Tieks and never in my entire life, have I come across a ballet slipper that is so unbelievably comfortable that you almost forget you are wearing shoes.  And I'm not kidding.  These are not your typical ballet shoes.  They are designed in such a way, that you can literally fold them in half and throw them into your purse.  Now, I'm not going to lie.  They aren't cheap.  But my mom always told me, you get what you pay for and honestly when it comes to shoes, I DO BELIEVE THAT!  I've worn shoes that I've regretted spending even a single dime on but these are not one of them.

When you buy a pair of Tieks, you aren't just buying the shoe.  You are buying a complete package. Their attention to detail in even just the box they arrive in is beautiful.  And not only does Tieks offer comfortable shoes, but they offer them in a variety of colors and designs, which makes them so much more fun!  On top of all of that, they know what good customer service is all about.  I had ordered my mom a pair of these shoes for Mother's Day (she's a retired nurse so she appreciates a good comfortable shoe too) but I had ordered the wrong size.  When the shoe came in, my mom called Tieks and they told her to hold onto the shoe and they would send the correct size and to just mail the ones she was returning in the box they were sending with prepaid postage. Say what?!? Most places you have to pay to send things back. Plus, all the shoes come with these amazing bows - which I love to have my young daughter rock in her hair. haha

Kaidyn rocking the Tieks' bow from my shoe box. :-)

I could go on and on about how amazing these shoes are! But I really want to get to some even more exciting news - Tieks has so generously offered to give one of my readers a $100 gift card to their boutique!!!  When I contacted them, I was told that many of the staff members have parents who were teachers and really appreciated us and what we do.  How sweet!!  :-)

So now you have an opportunity to own a pair of these fabulous shoes yourself.  I'm so honored and excited to be teaming up with this fabulous company for this giveaway! So go ahead, check out their site at www.tieks.com and pick out the shoe you want to get when you win this gift card. ;-)

Picture from http://pinterest.com/tieks
In addition to the $100 Tieks gift card, I am also giving away my Mega Poster Bundle from my TpT store.  Happy Back to School time!





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61 comments:

  1. Remember...I'm the one that brought TIEKS to your attention! I'd love to win the TIEKS gift card!

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  2. Happy Feet =. Happy Teacher. ! Pick me ! I would go with red or Black :)))

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  3. I would probably get one of the classics in black :) thanks so much for this giveaway! Ps - I have a wider foot, is that ok for any of these shoes??

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  4. Oh goodness!

    I would have to get the leopard or the pop pink!!! Thanks for the giveaway! Fingers crossed I win!!!! :)

    Daina
    Sticky Notes & Glitter: A First Grade Adventure!

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  5. I think these shoes are adorable and look very comfy! I would love to win the gift card and give these babies a try!

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  6. If I won, my problem would be trying to figure out what color to get!!

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE the nude lace, and the azure patent, and the azure snake...but definitely the NUDE lace! Can you put insoles (orthotic) in these?
    Sidney
    Teachingisagift

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  8. How would you ever PICK a color? I think I would pick the red--just because I NEVER buy fun colored shoes because they seem so frivolous. Great post--and your dress is FAB!

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  9. I would have to get them in clover green! Ooooooooooooo....I have had my eye on these for a long time! Great giveaway!
    Hilary
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

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  10. What a great chance for comfort. Thanks!

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  11. I love the azure, but I'd probably get black so they go with almost everything. I am so with you- great, comfy school shoes are the MOST IMPORTANT thing.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  12. I would either get the metallic pewter or the obsidian black. I'm so interested in these shoes. Some ballet flats seem comfortable at first, but cut into my feet at certain spots and are difficult to were all day. I wouldn't mind paying so much for shoes that are truly comfortable.

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  13. I would love to try a pair of these. I have heard about them for so long and I am very curious about their comfort! I would love a pair of matte black! Thanks for the opportunity.
    -Jaime
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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  14. Oh I love them all! I think I would like the obsidian black or metallic pewter. The bright colors are so great too, but the others would be more versatile with my work wardrobe. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Jeannine
    Creative Lesson Cafe

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  15. How could anyone pick just ONE color! What an amazing giveaway!!!
    Stacy

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  16. There are so many that would work perfectly with so many of my outfits. I think I would have to stick with the black just to maximize the amount of outfits I could wear with them.


    Krystyn
    Ms Richards's Musings

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  17. O.M.G.!! I have been wanting a pair of Tieks FOREVER!! I would get the silver ones. Fingers crossed!!!

    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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  18. These look o awesome. I am so darn practical. I would just take the plain black!!!

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  19. I would love to try these! I would probably get the matte black so I could wear them more often. Thanks for the opportunity!
    jkmatuch@aol.com

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  20. Clover Green, California Navy, or Purple! So many great colors... so hard to choose just one!!!

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  21. I heard about Tieks a few months ago and was deciding whether or not to splurge. Choosing a color would be difficult too!

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  22. I can't even imagine my feet not hurting at the end of the day! These are beautiful!

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  23. I love them all! Adorable! I love the Ruby Red Patent and the Cardinal Red and the Metallic Pewter...Decisions!
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  24. OMG! I am so glad you linked up...and holy cow?!?! What an awesome giveaway! I would love, love, love to win!1! I like all the colors, but especially the pink or blue! :)

    Marie
    The Hands-On Teacher in First!

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  25. What an incredible giveaway. I'd have to pick the ballet pink or the pop pink. They are adorable!

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  26. we are all about purple here, so I would get the lilac!

    COOL GIVEAWAY!!!

    Elizabeth
    Hodges Herald

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  27. What a wonderful giveaway! Would love to win!! :) I love the basic black and any shade in blue!! :)
    My Kindergarten Kids

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  28. I've been drooling over Tieks for years. I'm dying for a pair, I would love a purple, pink, or silver pair!

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  29. I love the Brent Wood Vegan, or cream or black clasics... they match with everything :)

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  30. I would love the classic pink ballet flat!

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  31. I would want the California navy or cobalt blue. My daughter has a couple of pairs and loves them. I would love to win the gift card so I could get a pair too!

    Cindy

    CL14mentor@oh.rr.com

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  32. Love and adore either the purple or neon yellow! I love TIEKS!

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  33. Wow... I want... no I need some of these shoes! My feet hurt all the time during the school year!

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  34. These shoes are adorable! And so is your cute baby with the bow :-)

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  35. I forgot to say I would be all about those glittery "Starstruck" tieks if I won the gift card :-)

    Thanks for this opportunity!

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  36. I would LOVE a pair in tangerine (for my favorite baseball team!). I'm your newest follower! Thanks for the chance to win!
    -Andrea
    alwayskindergarten@gmail.com

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  37. Every color of the rainbow. Would love any of them ;)

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  38. I want them all! I think if I have to pick... Cardinal Red. I really need red shoes!

    -Jennifer
    penniesforluck@gmail.com
    Teaching with Grace

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  39. I would probably pick black, navy or brown so I could wear them all of the time. Thank you for the giveaway. dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  40. I would have to get the basic in black because I wear a lot of black! lol :)

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  41. Sunset stripe Vegan... Love those even though I'd have to be put on a waiting list.

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  42. I would buy the camel colored. I love nude colored shoes! That color makes my legs look great!

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  43. I would like the leopard pair! Sunny Lee

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  44. These are great! I'd either be practical and get a matte black pair or I'd be adventurous and get a cardinal red pair.

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  45. I so love the bright blue pair . . . they're so fun!

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  46. I would get the pewter - great neutral!

    Krazy Town

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  47. Shoes are cute but baby is adorable!

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  48. I would get the Brent Wood Vegan -- so I could wear them with EVERYTHING! :)

    -Courtney
    petzold.courtney@gmail.com

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  49. I have been looking for some comfortable shoes for this school year!

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  50. I love the Chocolate Brown shoes!

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  51. I like the paradise blue!! What a great way to spend the day not thinking about how tired your feet are! Great idea!

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  52. I've been eyeing these shoes for awhile, but they are so expensive that I never thought I'd get them. I really like the nude lace, black, ballet pink, and camel. Too many to choose from! How do they run size-wise?

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  53. Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway! I would get the camel colored ones so that I could wear them with anything I have on that day. I too have the stashes of shoes under my desk. I call them "half day" shoes. I can only last in some of my shoes for half a day. :-)

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