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Stripes and TOMS

In case you haven’t noticed from my header, I have bangs again. I also layered my hair because my bangs from the past are to my shoulders and it had looked horrible when I wore my hair down, so I needed some layers to make it look a little better.

I know a lot of people buy TOMS shoes (aka Shoes of TOMorrow) these days because they like how they look or because they are extremely comfortable.  I have had these red TOMS for a few months (maybe since the springtime) and you can tell I wear them often. My husband recently purchased a pair as well (pictured below).  The reason why I bought them is because I adore their one for one program. I don’t know if you receive their newsletter/magazine, but they bring loads of shoes to various impoverished places around the world and give kids shoes as well as work on giving eye surgeries and giving away glasses to people who can’t afford them.  Every time you buy one of their pairs of shoes or glasses, someone else gets a pair too.  Really, you are buying two pairs of shoes, just one for a child in need of a pair.  Once a week TOMS even will pick a customer and show them exactly where their shoes are going to.  The most awesome part about it is that they return to the villages and give the children shoes as they grow out of their former pair.  They build into communities and work with them.  That’s what I adore most. While you might think these shoes are “ugly” as some have told me, or if you think they are a “hipster fad” as others have mentioned to me; they not only feel amazing to wear, but a precious child who didn’t have a pair of shoes, has one through your purchase, and that’s important.

Leto informed us after we left this bench that he was yawning while the photo was being taken. So funny. He said, “I swallowed my yawn.”

Outfit details: Blouse & headband – Modcloth | Pants – American Eagle | Shoes – TOMS
Rob’s Outfit: he’s had that shirt since before I met him 13 years ago, he’s had the pants for years, and the shoes are TOMS

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8 thoughts on “Stripes and TOMS

  1. Loved the Leto story, Victoria! Swallowing yawns is a handy skill to develop. I have to do it occasionaly on my bench. As you can imagine, it doesn’t look so cute when a judge looks bored in the middle of a trial.

    Tell Rob that I think I owned that same shirt. It looks better on him.

    Tim

  2. I love the good work that Tom’s does. I have a pair, and Will has a pair, and so does Hudson. So that’s 3 kids we’ve helped! Wouldn’t it be nice if all shoe companies worked this way!?

  3. i used them for my wedding 😀 i got my first pair of toms back in 2008 and wore a hole through them by sometime in 2009. they are comfy easy shoes – and i love my ballet flat ones now. they are great for walking and go with everything. and i LOVE how classic this outfit is – you look so pretty in that hair scarf

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  4. I somehow stumbled across your blog while looking for reviews of TOMS this evening. I am looking at purchasing my very first pair! I have read all sorts of stories on various websites about TOMS making feet really sweaty so I have been hesitant to buy a pair in the past. Has this been your experience with TOMS or are your feet always dry when you wear them?

    Fantastic website, by the way! You have a new fan!

    God bless you!

    Sarah.

    1. I don’t think my feet have become sweaty, but my feet don’t normally get sweaty in shoes at all. My feet react to these shoes in the same way that they do to others. It is very normal. My husband has about 4 pairs of TOMS himself and our sons each own a pair and they’ve all been fine (other than the smell that my oldest son leaves in his haha) . I hope that has helped in some way. They are extremely comfortable shoes.

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