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FlashBack to 1987, I was 5 years old and the youngest of 5 kids, to say I wore hand me downs is an understatement. My mom would send me to 4 year old preschool in my brothers, YES MY BROTHERS, old brown saddle shoes (what I would give now for those vintage brown suede and leather shoes!) but at the time, they WERE SOOOOOO UNCOOL, girls in my class would run away from me for wearing the shoes! So for Christmas that year, I asked for my FIRST pair of designer shoes, PINK REEBOKS! While most 4-5 year old girls are begging for Cabbage Patch Dolls, Popples, Barbies, crafts and books I prayed and prayed for these sneakers! My mom, aka Santa received the message. She then told her dad, my grandpa, how much I needed these shoes! Christmas came and I GOT THE REEBOKS!!!!! I put them on my feet and just like Cinderella, I realized a pair of shoes can CHANGE YOUR LIFE. You should have seen me strut my stuff as I entered that PreK 4 classroom post Holiday break! (Werk it, own it, werk it, own it sang in my head as I headed to the art area of the classroom). Life is short, buy the shoes!

Truth: I slept in the shoes for over a week because they made me feel beautiful!

Annie

Annie

Hi! My name is Annie! Welcome to ManolosAndMinivans, which is a place where I can be completely raw about motherhood, fashion, home, travel and everything in between.

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