Let’s talk footwear.
For the past three years, I’ve been living mostly in flip-flops, ugly (but comfortable!) Sketchers slides, and occasionally ballet flats when I feel like being a little dressier. So basically, I was winning best-dressed contests left and right. Just kidding, I’d give myself a zero when it comes to fashionability.
Recently, I decided that I needed to overhaul my style because I somehow turned into a super-frump (or at least felt like I did) after having two kids. I also decided that I want to start being more selective about what I put into my closet:
I don’t want to keep buying cheap, mass produced clothing from stores with questionable manufacturing practices.
I do want to support brands that are committed to fair working conditions for workers across their supply chain and that are making strides to reduce their environmental impact. (You can check out a list of some brands I like that meet these standards here).
With these factors in mind, I’m slowly renovating my closet to reflect not only my fashion ideals, but my social ideals as well.
And for today’s giveaway, I’m so excited to feature an ethical footwear brand that caught my eye with their minimalist leather shoes:
ON THE THIRD DAY OF ETHICAL CHRISTMAS, CURATED CASSI GAVE TO ME: A $50 Gift Card to NISOLO!
Nisolo shoes are handmade in Peru from ethically-sourced leather and their designs are sleek and beautiful. The company is fully transparent about their supply chain and provide fair trade wages, healthcare, and a safe working environment to all workers.
A few of my picks:
Equador Huarache Sandal (left above) // I love, love, love these woven leather sandals. They’re made from a super soft leather and after a few days of breaking them in, the leather stretched and conformed to my foot for a perfect fit. I wear them with everything – they look great with work outfits and they’re a comfortable way to dress up a t-shirt and jeans ensemble. And they’re on sale right now!
Chelsea Boot (right top) // I have been eyeing these boots for about three months now and I’m thinking they’ll be my next purchase – maybe a Christmas present to myself! The contrasting black leather with the brown sole is so eye-catching and they’d look great with pretty much any outfit in my wardrobe.
Emma d’Orsay Oxford (right center) // I’m not usually one for loafers, but the side cutout makes these so unique. They’d be perfect for adding a little sophistication to a work outfit.
Isa Boot (right bottom) // An updated take on the chukka boot for all of your 90s throwback needs. I think these would be more suited to casual outfits, but could also look cute with a floral dress a la Monica from Friends.
Check out Nisolo and find something you love!
How to enter the GIVEAWAY:
2) Comment below and tell me what you would get from Nisolo if you win.
The contest is closed and our winner is Traci Lee! Congratulations!