Saturday, 26 September 2009

New Toms

I first saw Toms on the feet of some random guy on the bus, and thought they were interesting looking. They kind of looked like Slip-On Vans, but more casual and comfortable, and not as good looking. I saw them on a lot more people and they really began to grow on me.

They all looked so comfortable, but I really was in between minds about getting them: they weren't exactly the cheapest of shoes and I'd never heard of the company before either. So I Googled them and I'm happy that I did! Buying these shoes is for a great cause:

The company was started in 2006, by Blake Mycoskie. He went to Argentina and was shocked to see so many children without shoes. So he created Toms. Literally, for every 1 pair you buy, 1 pair goes to a child in need. So far, over 140,000 pairs have been given to children in need. Talk about guilt free shopping!!

My mind more made up, I decided to ask someone who had already bought a pair to see if it was really worth it (I really do my research when I buy something). I remembered that the lovely Jane from Little Violet Dress had bought a pair and read that she loved them. I asked her what she thought and she said that they were really comfortable and definitely worth it because of the good cause behind it.

Now to find the perfect pair: after a bit of research, I stumbled across these from Shudoo.

I don't think I've ever owned anything this colourful before. Initially, I wasn't going to get them, and had decided on a plain blue pair. Then an email from Leia changed my mind:
'I know they're a bit wacky, but you do already have a pair of navy blue slip on shoes, don't you? (Aren't the Vans a similar color?) Besides, I think they would be a really great way to spice up a simple outfit. You can just throw on blue jeans, any t-shirt or hoodie in a neutral color, a plain bag, and then BRIGHT shoes and it instantly makes you look more dressed up and fun! Don't you think? They'd also work with denim skirts (& tights if it's cold), harems, or cargo pants.'
I am so glad I chose this colour. They are really fun looking and as Leia wrote, perfect for spicing up an outfit!

I absolutely love them! I've been wearing them today and they are so light and comfortable. I love the colours on the pair and I know I'll definitely be wearing them a lot!

So do your bit and buy a pair of shoes!

Sherin xx

P.S. The winner of the Perricone giveaway are the lovely girls from We Were Damsels! Congratualtions. Email us with an address and we'll pass your details onto Perricone.


Leah said...

Congrats on your Toms. You helped a child by purchasing one. I ordered my Toms already. Can't wait to get my feet in it. But being the boring me, I ordered black. Hahaha!

Anonymous said...

I love them!! They look like slippers - but in a good way! The good karma is just a bonus, in my opinion. Enjoy them :D

Cafe Fashionista said...

The kitschy colors are so adorable. I've been eyeing some Toms lately, but not sure if I'm going to buy yet - you are changing my mind with your description and pictures. Love! :)

Couture Cookie said...

They are very cute! And it feels so good shopping when part of the money you pay goes to a good cause... for me, that's always an excuse to buy something I sort of don't need or can't afford. :D

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I agree with Leia, they are the perfect way to make a casual outfit so much more stylish and cooler. :)

They look great on you! I will have to look into buying a pair!

CC said...

They are definitely cute but I don't think I would wear them. :)


Maria Confer said...

Your Toms are awesome! I've been really wanting a pair, especially all the new fall styles they have.

It's such a great company.

jane st. clair said...

yaaaay! i love my TOMS so so so much, and now i have my mom hooked on them. they're super comfy and so fun!

Luinae said...

Wow, that's a really great cause! And you chose some awesome shoes.

Couture Carrie said...

Such a great company! Congrats on your fab purchy, darling!


Natalie said...

I love toms!! i dont own a pair yet, but i would love to! they are so cute :) especially the metallic silver and gold ones


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Little Red said...

I really like them! They look great with your outfit! The colors and design are just so cute.

Cheryl said...

Leia was absolutely right! the print is so beautiful. It brightens a simple outfit and at the same time you are helping one child right now too.:) Glad you bought them. You have such a kind heart. :)

LAYNE said...

I love guys who wear toms. The got guy in their commercial is sooooo hot


Anna said...

I found out about Tom's a few yesrs ago, before the big craze hit- but aren't they cute? At first I thought they were a little questionable, but i saw a really cute sequined pair and loved them from there on. Yours are cute too!

bee.marie said...

I have recently become OBSESSED with TOMS shoes! They are super comfortable and so cute especially the gold glitter shoes that wear to FSU games and get so many compliments.

Dream Sequins said...

I haven't been the biggest fan of Toms, but I do enjoy that flash of color on you! :)

thesydneygirl said...

aww u look great in them! :D x

OceanDreams said...

I like your Toms, very cute and sassy! Not to mention comfortable, I think you paired them with the perfect outfit, truly. :)

Miss Neira said...

you look adorable in them!

Mary-Laure said...

They're very popular here in California.

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