I took a stroll to Georgetown this past weekend with two of my best friends, and one was a pair of shoes (similar here, and on sale). Despite the super warm weather, I have had these puppies on repeat for a month straight and can see no end in sight.
Last week, I promised to tell you more about Attilio Giusti Leombruni (AGL) shoes. Featuring them here represents a small change in the "rules" of My Fair Vanity, and it's one that I've been considering for some time.
All AGL shoes are manufactured in Italy and for three generations, the business has been a family affair. Although I prefer to feature brands that are made in the USA or fair trade, I strongly believe that choosing goods with high quality construction that are sourced from a country with fair labor laws can also be a sustainable consumer choice. When you buy a pair of shoes that are made to last decades or even a lifetime, you're guaranteeing your purchase won't end up in a landfill after a brief stint at the thrift store, as cheaply made pieces from fast fashion chains so often do.
From the moment I slipped these shoes on in the store, I could tell they were impeccably constructed, and like my Pikolinos sandals, these shoes haven't given me one single blister or red mark no matter how long I wear them. Instead, they feel like I've been wearing them for years, and I love knowing I can easily wear them through fall and winter. While I've paired them with a soft pink linen t-shirt and white jeans here, I can't wait to pair them with camel trousers and cream sweaters when colder days roll in.
Below, you can shop my favorite Attilio Giusti Leombruni (AGL) oxfords and smoking slippers for fall from Nordstrom:
Photography by Victoria Corkhill, who I'm very glad to have back from her round-the-world summer excursions!
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