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Standing in my Shoes – Introducing Anna at Cienta Kids UK

Spring is finally here, peeps! It is my favourite time of the year. Days are getting longer, the light is beautiful and soft, flowers start to appear everywhere, even in places you wouldn’t expect them. It feels like the light at the end of the tunnel is finally in sight. In winter, I just want to hibernate and hide under my duvet, but when spring finally shows up, I feel alive again! I must have been a bear or a hedgehog in another life… Anyway, I digress. Today, to celebrate the arrival of spring, I wanted to introduce my friend Anna and her gorgeous Cienta Kids UK canvas shoes. 

Shoes from Cienta Kids UK are eco-conscious, made from natural materials, machine washable, kind to growing feet, super stylish & berry-scented.

These cute little shoes tick all the boxes for us: they are smart yet comfy. The range means there is a style for each of my little ones. They are washable (and still look decent after washing!), and they smell of sweets. What’s not to love? I just want a pair for me too!

Shoes from Cienta Kids UK are eco-conscious, made from natural materials, machine washable, kind to growing feet, super stylish & berry-scented.

With no further ado, here is Anna’s story. She is one of my closest friends, a wonderful mama, one of the nicest people I have ever met and she also happens to be the owner of Cienta Kids UK.

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Copyright: Anna Watson

Hi, I’m Anna! I have always loved shoes, probably because 9 times out of 10 they fit – unlike when I admire a Bandeau dress or Pair of Slim Fit Jeans!

Shoes from Cienta Kids UK are eco-conscious, made from natural materials, machine washable, kind to growing feet, super stylish & berry-scented.

Copyright: Anna Watson

I remember my first pair, a red leather Sandalette from Startrite, still available in their Classic range. This is me in my red shoes with my Grandad.

Shoes from Cienta Kids UK are eco-conscious, made from natural materials, machine washable, kind to growing feet, super stylish & berry-scented.

Copyright: Anna Watson

I was so proud of them! That feeling has stuck right through to my first pair of red-soled Louboutins.  I purchased my first and only pair in Bergdorf Goodman, New York on my 30th Birthday. Luckily I got them then as 9 months later my son Freddie was born and my heels now make special appearances only a few times a year!

After having my children Freddie & Annie I threw myself head first into motherhood, something I had always looked forward to.  Life hasn’t been all bunting and baking, the past few years have been tough.  Freddie was diagnosed with Autism and ADHD and I soon realised my life would be going on a slight detour from the path I thought I was on.

My youngest Annie, who is now 6 and a budding Imelda Marcos, asked me a while ago: “When you were a little girl, what did you want to do for a job? Was it your dream to work for Grandad?”

Wake up call!!! Time to do something I always dreamed of. It probably  wouldn’t be everyone’s dream but it’s always been mine.

Cienta shoes have been made in the La Rioja region of Spain for over 30 years and are now available to buy in the UK through Cienta Kids UK. They are eco-conscious, made from all natural materials, machine washable, kind to growing feet and super stylish (if they’re good enough for SJP’s girls…) and they are even berry-scented.

I have loved this first year launching Cienta Kids UK and I really feel I have started to get my mojo back. I have collaborated with, called in favours from and met some wonderful, inspiring women and look forward to meeting many more.

The highlight of the past year has to be the excitement of seeing Prince George wearing a Navy Canvas T Bar on his 3rd Birthday. I sold out pretty soon after that.

There are more Navy Bars on their way for SS 17 along with some new colours, styles and prints, even a liberty print…here’s a sneak peak….

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Copyright: Cienta

At Cienta Kids UK, you can get classic, all natural, canvas shoes for children aged 12 months to 12 years (sizes EU20-42).

Win a Pair of Cienta Kids UK Shoes!

I have teamed up with Anna to give away one pair of Cienta Kids UK shoes to one lucky reader.

To be in with a chance of winning just complete one or more entries below. Good luck!

How to enter the giveaway:

You can pick and choose a range of ways in which to enter. The only one you must click on to get into the draw is the one asking you to leave a blog post comment. You must also leave a comment telling us which shoes you would pick if you won.

Entries are open until 23.59 p.m. GMT time on Tuesday18 April 2017. Good luck!

 

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Disclosure:

– The prize will be supplied directly by Cienta Kids UK.

– The giveaway is open to UK residents over 18.

– I have not been compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.

I have listed this giveaway on ThePrizeFinderSuperLuckyCompetition Database and Loquax.

269 Comments

  1. Harley Richardson
    18/04/2017 / 11:11 am

    Joanie Liberty xx

  2. Kay Broomfield
    18/04/2017 / 11:13 am

    I’d choose these for my daughter – Joanie floral

  3. Kris s
    18/04/2017 / 11:21 am

    I’d like the navy freddo valcro plimsolls for my son

  4. Claire Reavy
    18/04/2017 / 11:52 am

    Joanie Mary Jane Blossom

  5. Tamara Foster
    18/04/2017 / 12:10 pm

    I would choose the Louis Laceless-Ice one’s.

  6. Laura Whittle
    18/04/2017 / 12:20 pm

    Joanie Mary Jane – Silver

  7. Natalie Jones
    18/04/2017 / 1:24 pm

    The Joanie Mary Janes are gorgeous! Great for my little one for summer!

  8. Dawn Andrews (@DawnAndrewsx)
    18/04/2017 / 1:45 pm

    The ‘Joanie Mary Jane – Blossom’ are really cute.

  9. samantha buntain
    18/04/2017 / 1:49 pm

    I love the “LOUIS” LACELESS CAMO for my son

  10. Michaela Jennings
    18/04/2017 / 1:54 pm

    The joanie Mary Janes – Liberty are lovely

  11. Maria Jane
    18/04/2017 / 2:11 pm

    I would choose the cute little Louis Laceless in Ice for my son.

  12. Dorota Amellal
    18/04/2017 / 2:58 pm

    Pink with flowers 🙂

  13. Zoe Mackie
    18/04/2017 / 3:18 pm

    I love them all, would love some for my daughter Willow x

  14. EJ Dunn
    18/04/2017 / 3:36 pm

    I would get the Freddo Velcro Plimsoll – Ash

  15. Sammie Hodges
    18/04/2017 / 3:56 pm

    Joanne Mary Jane silver! They are practicle but pretty.

  16. gemma hendry
    18/04/2017 / 4:09 pm

    louis laceless – liberty, perfect for my little girl for summer

  17. Marie Rule
    18/04/2017 / 4:19 pm

    I would choose the Joanie Mary Jane – Blossom shoes. They are very pretty shoes.

  18. Rebecca Phillips
    18/04/2017 / 4:40 pm

    My daughter would love the silver Joanie Mary Janes.

  19. Josh Gough
    18/04/2017 / 5:32 pm

    These are lovely

  20. liz ferguson
    18/04/2017 / 5:42 pm

    freddo plimsoles – great for the warm summer days x

  21. Joanna Ford
    18/04/2017 / 5:53 pm

    I think the “LOUIS” LACELESS LIBERTY” shoes are beautiful!

  22. AMY DENNEY
    18/04/2017 / 6:21 pm

    These are gorgeous little shoes. I would pick Joanie Mary Jane – Liberty They are cute and I would love to win. Thanks so much for the chance.

  23. Lia Burns
    18/04/2017 / 6:34 pm

    I would have to choose the ‘Joanie Mary Jane – Silver’ for my little girl x

  24. Sarah Fielding
    18/04/2017 / 6:35 pm

    JOANIE MARY JANE – BLOSSOM, they are soo adorable!

  25. mully80
    18/04/2017 / 6:42 pm

    FREDDO VELCRO PLIMSOLL – NAVY

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