Loly in the Sky ☁☀
SomeoneLikeYou Thursday, March 12, 2015
Ruffle Dress: Modcloth.
Stone Necklace: Forever21.
Wide Brim Hat: Brandy Melville.
Lipstick in MAC's Craving.
I bet you all along with my self thought I was never going to get outside to take photos again! Ah, but today was the long awaited day to feel the sunshine on my skin and finally go without a coat. I was in the happiest of moods! x
Another little thing that makes me so, so happy are these darling flats from Loly in the Sky. I've admired the brand for so long ever since first seeing their 'hello sunshine' flats a few years ago. They've got all sorts of cheeky phrases on their adorable flats from 'yay cake' to 'RIP diet' to simply 'oh.' What I didn't know though before they contacted me and offered to send me a pair (which I was giddy over), but they're amazing background story!
Since coming back from Italy and Europe, a focus of mine has been on buying more ethically made goods rather than fast fashion. I learned so much about what it means to be sustainable in the fashion world, and really wanted to implement its practices into my own wadrobe. That means taking my business towards transparent, honest companies. Purchasing ethically made goods that have craft and skill in them and provide fair trade jobs. Thinking before I purchase about how much I'll wear the piece and if it's a staple or a 'throw away' item. Things like that! I've thrifted all the pieces I've bought so far this year, and these shoes are the first piece I've actually gotten from a brand. I want to only focus on brands I personally support/would honestly buy from and Loly is certainly one of those!
The shoes are handmade in vegan upper by artisans in Mexico which is amazing. You can just tell the quality and uniqueness in the shoes by looking at the craftmanship-- each shoe is special. I love that Loly is not only a small business, but it focuses on this craft aspect rather than industrialized manufacturing. I think that's so unique and rare now a days! The flats are ridiculously comfy, with natural materials built in for breath-ability, and I've been parading around in them all week since I got them. Carefully avoiding puddles though so as not to spoil them!
I really can't recommend this brand of shoes to you all enough. Check out their adorable selection and see if anything catches your fancy-- I know I have my eye on quite a few pairs for the future! x
With much love, Lauren.