FRESHLY PICKED MOCCS

Friday, August 29, 2014

Look. At. These. Moccs. Aren't they THE cutest shoes you have ever seen?!?! I was so excited, as was E when these arrived in the mail from Rachel at Freshly Picked

Susan Petersen (Owner) started making baby moccasins in 2009 after becoming frustrated by the lack of well-designed baby shoes. Using her second child, Gus, as a mocc-tester, and a bag of scrap leather she picked up at a yard sale, she began experimenting with designs. Working at her kitchen table, on a shoestring budget, Susan persisted through some disastrous attempts until she had created a pair of moccasins that not only looked adorable on Gus’ chubby little feet, but stayed on his feet as well. Since then the moccasins have gone through about six design changes. Each change has perfected the look and the fit of the soft-soled shoe. The moccasins you purchase today are durable, well designed, and most importantly: stay on your child’s foot. Money was tight at the time Susan started and in order to earn money to start her business she got resourceful. Her brother owns a window installation business and in the summer of 2009 she convinced him to let her keep the old windows that he was removing from the houses. She spent a whole summer banging the glass out of the windows because they were encased in aluminum frames. At the end of the summer she took the aluminum window frames to the scrap yard and recycled them to get money. She made $200 dollars and with that literal sweat equity, she started her business. Each pair of moccasins, whether being shipped to the rich and famous (or at least their kids), or shipped across town, are made with care, perfection and a love for the little feet they are intended for. 


Freshly Picked has a wide variety of moccs to choose from. I decided to go with this rose gold color which is to die for! The first words out of E's mouth when she took them out of the bag was "Ohhhh Mama! They are SO beautiful!!!" (hugging them up against her little face) These moccs literally look and feel as smooth as butter! E's words were "They feel like slippers! Can I sleep with them too?!?!" 
Well...I didn't let her sleep with them, but ever since we got them these are the only pair of shoes that she wants to wear. 

  



(me) tee: thrifted // blouse: Sheinside // bracelet: thrifted // jeans: thrifted // shoes: thrifted

(e) top: thrifted // skirt: thrifted // shoes: Freshly Picked