Monthly Archives: October 2018

  • Irregular Choice X Disney Bambi shoe collection

    Bambi’s wide eyes, spindly legs, and curious nature has charmed generations of kids and adults. Irregular Choice brought these sweet characters to life in their new collab with Disney. When you slip on these  you will be met with flora, fauna and butterflies along the way.  Ashbury SKies is one of the few US retailers carrying this rare, limited edition collection

    bambi boot

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    bambi pump

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  • Bambi X Irregular Choice Collection : stumbing in soon!

    What makes you different, makes you special!

    Prepare to be amazed by our unique collaboration with Irregular Choice and Disney. Join us on an enchanting woodland tale and find your head in a whirl about the beautiful collection with Disney’s Bambi.

    Always be yourself in true Irregular style.

    Stumbling into stores soon!

    BAMBI SHOESmarysue | Indie Shoe Blog for Women

  • Jeffrey Campbell Rustler Newprint bootie

    Jeffrey Campbell brings us modern, contemporary fashion every season. Inspired by ' fake news' the Rustler news print  boot will bring a touch a cleverness to your style.  This printed, hair-calf bootie features a just-right pointed silhouette. Style with all things denim. Shop here

    Rustler Newsprint
  • Irregular Choice Halloween shoe: "Mrs. Webb", "Batty for You"

    Openly declare your love for October 31st in these fabulously frightful pumps by Irregular Choice. Complete with spider and web detail, the 'Batty for You" and "Mrs. Webb"  will show that you are officially Halloween obsessed. Shop here

    Irregular Choice Halloween Heelsmarysue | Indie Shoe Blog for Women

     

    Irregular Choice Halloween Heelsmarysue | Indie Shoe Blog for Women

     

    Irregular Choice Halloween Heelsmarysue | Indie Shoe Blog for Women

     

    Irregular Choice Halloween Heelsmarysue | Indie Shoe Blog for Women

  • 5 Things To Look for when Shopping Ethically for A New Pair of Shoes

    Every purchase you make will leave a footprint on the planet. We all understand the importance of responsible consumption, yet there are few guidelines or road maps. Ethical shoe shopping can be tricky but there are many things you can start to do right now to make a difference. Thankfully, many shoe brands are using ethical and responsible principles when building their products. This list will help you know what to look for to lower emissions, reduce landfill or to ensure workers were treated fairly and paid and honest wage when making your pair.

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    1. Leather shoes

    The first shoes on record were from the Stone Age, and guess what? They were leather. Leather was breathable, durable, pliable and readily available as it was a by-product, so it was a great choice for covering the foot. The same thing holds true now. Savvy vintage shoppers know that the oldies and goodies are not the synthetic or fabric pairs. The coveted finds are typically high-quality leather ones that have lasted for decades. Leather can be cleaned and polished to look great year after year. Buy the best quality that fits into your budget. You will probably tire of the styling before they wear out. If this mindset leads to less purchases, then congratulations, you are doing your part in reducing emissions and landfill.

    2. Can your repair your shoes?

    Before you discard a broken pair of shoes, try a cobbler. A good shoe repair professional can work miracles. As long as the upper is in good shape there is a good chance they can be restored. Don’t let the prices deter you either, $20-$40 can give your shoes new life. It’s better to spend the money and keep the shoes in your rotation than have them end up in landfill.

    the bendy shoe

    3. Fair trade brands

    These brands help craftsman and sometimes, women in particular, in developing countries achieve higher economic and social standards. They tend to be high quality and handmade. Central and South America and Southeast Asia are both known for their communities of shoemakers. Buying from fair trade brands ensure workers have been paid fair wages and work in safe conditions.

    4. Ethically sourced

    More and more shoe companies are starting to use recycled, natural, or responsibly produced raw materials when making their products. All of this matters and ultimately results in less carbon emissions. If something that would be otherwise discarded is being reused in your shoes, that equates to less landfill. If an upper material is natural or responsibly sourced, that typically means that less energy is used in the making of it as compared to a typical shoe. All of this means that the process of making your shoe is kinder and gentler on the planet.

    leather reference

    5. Handcrafted in the US label

    Since shoes made in the US don’t have to be transported over vast distances, they offer a lower carbon footprint. There are some cool brands starting to make shoes in Los Angeles now. Made in US also means higher standards for workers and for the environment. The US has national, state and local laws in place that regulate how workers are treated: minimum wages, overtime, and safety. Also, laws regulate waste processing, use of chemicals, water usage and recycling. Many of these things don’t exist overseas.

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