A #MomsDayOffContest With Crocs

I spend every second of my day doing something child related. I also nearly always have our youngest attached to my leg, hip or holding my hand because she’s a definite Mummy’s girl at the moment. To find time for myself I used to go to a fitness class but motivation for that has disappeared and so it’s become a very rare occasion that I get time by myself.

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Crocs recently asked me to take a day for myself. To drop the towel and go on my own little adventure without children it tow. I could do anything, absolutely anything. This task alone was a difficult one. I visioned myself sitting lonely in a cinema or having a lonely hot chocolate in a cafe. But I had a whole day to be me and I wasn’t going to waste that or turn down the excuse to. So off I trotted for some retail therapy because everyone knows women love shopping.

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I woke up this morning feeling excited. I took time with my makeup and put on what I hoped was a pretty dress to compliment the new Crocs Leigh II Ankle Strap Graphic Wedge sandals I had been sent to try out on my day off. Of course, I still had the school run to do but heading off child free to our local shopping centre felt weird. It always does even when Hubby is still there. There’s no one to talk to in the car and there’s absolutely no demands from anybody. I arrived bright and early before the shops opened and went for a wander to figure out exactly what shops I wanted to visit. I bought myself a Costa hot chocolate that I could drink at my own pace without someone trying to pour it over themselves.

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I browsed the makeup in Boots. Gosh I didn’t realise just how many different brands they have in the larger stores and I felt completely in my element. I came away with a couple of purchases although I’m pretty sure if my conscience wasn’t screaming at me, I would have spent a small fortune in there as they had the Soap & Glory stand which is one I’ve wanted to buy from for a while now. I then made my way into New Look and was in there for absolutely ages before I found the children’s section and unashamedly fell in love with some bits. I spent nearly £80 in there which never ever happens. The best thing about shopping child free was not having to worry who was pulling something off the shelf, or which daughter was running into people and having to run off after someone mid-decision. I didn’t even have to share my lunch with anyone!

I had a really lovely time and I’m very grateful for the shoes I was sent to enjoy my day off. Despite being wedge heels they felt so incredibly light and like I was walking on a fluffy pillow. But I am also very pleased I was given the push to take the time for myself. Next time I am going to go and get my nails done. Now it’s time for me to hand over the challenge to you…

Crocs is running the #MomDaysOffContest and prizes include: 10 first placed winners will receive £30 voucher for Crocs and £70 cash and 50 runners up who will receive £30 vouchers. That’s a huge total of 60 winners! I just wanted to say that Crocs will be choosing the winners so make sure you follow the rules. See full contest T&Cs here.

To enter the #MomsDayOffContest, simply upload a photo of yourself which shows what you are doing on your day off to either your personal Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account with the hashtag #MomsDayOffContest. You must also follow Crocs on whichever platform you’ve and make sure the photo’s privacy is public. 

Disclosure: We were compensated for this blog post.

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18 comments

  1. Sounds like you had a lovely day out and I really like the shoes.

  2. So nice to have a day off! Not quite sure when I had a full day off last

  3. These look super comfy 🙂

  4. If I had a whole day off, I’d sleep until I couldn’t sleep any longer then head out for a day of pampering and good food. Won’t happen for a long while yet now I have a 2 month old!!

  5. Well deserved day off.. and looks like you really enjoyed yourself! i do love a shopping trip child free!

  6. It’s lovely to get a day off, isn’t it 🙂 I think I’d be off with a book to a café to read and people watch in silence!

  7. Lucky mammy, just what you needed too. Everyone deserves a day of every now and then, and pretty shoes

  8. Those shoes are lovely. I didn’t realise Crocs did styles like that. Going to enter now!

  9. Ahhhh a whole day off! I’d head to the gym then the spa then get my hair done and finally sit in a coffee shop reading books. Sounds like bliss! Maybe one day eh? xx

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