Today, I’m starting from the bottom up.
Vegan boots: Nicora John
Skirt: Fred Meyer
Scarf: Herbivore Clothing
Faux leather jacket: Aeropostal
My new Nicora John boots are my favorite thing ever! They go with everything and are quickly becoming part of my “uniform.” These are handmade in LA, in an eco-friendly factory (solar panels anyone?). NJ is keeping the craft of shoemaking alive in the US, while working exclusively with textile leathers (meaning they’re all vegan). I can’t say enough great things about this company.
I found out Nicora John is doing a fundraiser to upgrade their factory, increase production, and lower costs.
Turns out there are next to zero shoe manufacturing facilities left in the United States available to emerging shoe companies, which forces them to outsource. The USA has lost 70,000 jobs in the show industry since 1979! And unregulated foreign-made shoes often lack animal welfare laws or labor and environmental standards.
There are so many reasons to support Nicora John. Plus, these boots are comfy! I’ll be getting the Willow boots next. So cute!
Okay, up to the skirt. This skirt looks red, but is actually a fine red and black striped fabric. I saw it on clearance and couldn’t resist (even though I’m trying to stick to my shopping goals of supporting USA-made and/or small businesses–it’s hard to break old habits and shop in a new way!).
I wore my new skirt with a scarf (purchased in a small shop), so maybe that evens things out. Scarves are my favorite way to dress up an outfit (and stay warm).
I think a faux leather jacket goes with just about anything. I wear mine all the time–with jeans, pencil skirts, dresses, and long skirts. This quilted version has a nice texture and is my go-to jacket.
I’m linking up with Style Elixir, Rachel the Hat, Penniless Socialite, and Rhea Etcetera–check out what everyone else is wearing!
7 responses to “Black and Red Maxi Skirt and Nicora John Boots”
so much beautiful…
Thank you, Arlen 🙂 And thanks for visiting my blog!
Such a cute skirt. I am glad you told us about the fine black and red stripes because otherwise I would have just thought it was red. Its a bummer when those details do not really should up in photos. But good thing it is super cute regardless 🙂
Ginger Side of Life
I was there when these fabulous boots arrived: well-made and ethical. It’s so good to support companies like these, to help people and animals. I love scarves too, my favourite accessory. ❤
Yeas, it was fun to open the package and see how great those boots are. They are more comfortable every time I wear them. They’ve molded to my feet and are not stiff or hot.
Love the boots and the entire outfit. That’s cute that you started from the ground up and why not? Your feet are the first thing to hit the floor every morning. 🙂