Monday, September 21, 2009

Wanting little white (hemp) sneakers . . .

I haven't paid much attention to J. Crew since college . . . their prices have gotten a bit outrageous for items made in sweaty factories in China. Plus, there were all those issues with J.Crew selling fur and the PETA protests that finally made them stop. Anyway, I haven't looked at a J. Crew catalog in more than a decade.

But this weekend, I was visiting my parents and my mom had one in the bathroom, and, well, I needed, ahem, reading material . . . long story short, I looked through the catalog and really liked how they styled the outfits in the catalog. I doubt that I will buy anything from them, but at least I was inspired. My favorite mini-inspiration were the little white sneakers like in the outfits below:

I love the relaxed, yet professional look - this is definitely something I could get away with at work. Of course, I have no interest in buying these little white sneakers from J. Crew. But, after a bit of searching, I found the cutest, eco-friendly pair from Simple. These are the "Satire" sneaks for women made from Organic Cotton and Hemp. (GAWD - I LOVE hemp!)

Look how cute! And only $55!!But there's more! The laces are made from recycled soda bottles! No animal byproducts or even regular animal products! The bottom of this shoe is made from a recycled car tire!

So many things to love love love! Thanks J. Crew for giving me some style ideas - thanks to Simple for making something that I actually want to buy!


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