Monday, June 10, 2013

The Perfect Summer Sandals {by Pikolinos}


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Shoes by Pikolinos; dress from American Apparel; lipstick by Radiant Cosmetics

pikolinos sandals, my fair vanity, rachel mlinarchik, fashion blog, ootd, ecofashion

Last Saturday was the perfect summer day: my friend Victoria made us a delicious brunch, the weather was warm but not humid, and I got to wear my favorite new shoes!


pikolinos sandals, my fair vanity, rachel mlinarchik, fashion blog, ootd, ecofashion

pikolinos sandals, my fair vanity, rachel mlinarchik, fashion blog, ootd, ecofashion

pikolinos sandals, my fair vanity, rachel mlinarchik, fashion blog, ootd, ecofashion

pikolinos sandals, my fair vanity, rachel mlinarchik, fashion blog, ootd, ecofashion

I'm so pleased to introduce you to my new summer sandals from Pikolinos, a Spanish company that is clearly committed to being kind to people and to the earth. This pair has beautiful Maasai beading and is part of a recent collaboration with the Association for Development, Alternative Commerce and Micro-credits (ADCAM), which works to promote social projects in various parts of the world, and specialises in education, women and micro-credit.

Even though they are brand new, they feel buttery soft like I've been wearing them for years. Plus, Pikolinos uses a vegetable tanning method, water-based dyes and solvent-free glues. I'm in love!

I'd also like to say a special thank you to the sales team at Pentagon City's Nordstrom. When I explained that I was looking for shoes that were made in the USA or fair trade, they were so incredibly helpful, and I never would have discovered this lovely company without their expert assistance. Thanks, ladies!

Shop Pikolinos at Nordstrom here (free shipping both ways!)





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Photography and styling by Victoria Corkhill.

Last but not least, I want to reassure you that I am hard at work on a few big posts, so please stay tuned for an exciting collaboration that I hope to reveal this month. :)



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