I’m in search of a festive outfit or two for the holidays and of course with that goes shoes! Finding vegan friendly shoes in mainstream stores can be tough. I don’t mind ordering shoes online but I do love to be able to go into the store and try them on – it just saves me from having to return the wrong size and then hope the other size fits. There aren’t too many places a vegan girl can shop for shoes but Macy’s carries the Madden Girl line which are typically vegan and cheap!. These are adorable…
Madden Girl Toriie - only $49.95!!!
They’re satin with man made soles so they appear to be vegan. I love the sparkly detail on the platform – makes them fun festive without being over the top. I think I might go try them on! I love all three color options but black is so versatile…the pink and red ones are super fun though…hmmm…check out these high heels for yourself! They might be on the high side for me but then again, they’re reasonably priced and it’s not like I’m looking to wear them to work – I can handle a little pain for an evening here and there
Paired with a fun sparkly skirt and sweater they’ll help to make the perfect outfit for my holiday party this weekend. Now that the important stuff is sorted out I need to get working on the menu!
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Although I personally do not purchase leather, I figured I’d still pass this along to those of you who do. If you must wear leather, Naya is a good choice as they do their best to be as eco-friendly as possible. The good part for me and a lot of you, is that Shoes.com does carry a great deal of vegan shoes! So, if you’re working to remove leather from your closet, send in an old leather pair of shoes to be recycled or donated and then type vegan in the search box at the top right corner of shoes.com and order yourself a new vegan pair with your $20 discount!
So I was just browsing The Daily Green and there were the shoes that I’m wearing today! Too funny! I LOVE these shoes – as I’ve said before
Besides being the most comfy heels I own, they’re vegan (leather free) and made by Neuaura in a plant that recycles and avoids toxic chemicals. I purchased mine from Kind Boutique and although they’ve sold out, Erin always has plenty of super cute shoes in stock!
I’m sure you’ve picked up on the fact that Eric and I recently got married
We also just returned from our fabulous honeymoon in Greece and Switzerland. So, I figured it would be fun to share some of the photos from the wedding and honeymoon with you. We have yet to transfer the honeymoon photos to the computer so for now I’ll start with the wedding. Kelly Sweet from Grand Rapids, MI was our photographer. She and her assistant were absolutely amazing. She’s given us a preview of the photos on her blog and now we anxiously awaiting the rest of them.
Since we’re both from Michigan, we had the wedding there, in my home town. The ceremony was at my family church – both sides of my family have been members going back to my grandparents on one side and great grandparents on the other side! It was a very special place to be. I love this photo of the church…
My dress was made by Susan Yancer Hatcher in Spring Lake, MI. The first layer of tule was blue!
Our little ring bearer Winston was absolutely adorable….his tux was from Barker & Meowsky (a supporter of PAWS Chicago!)
For table decorations, I made table runners and a family friend found these great vintage white vases as Goodwill and Salvation Army. The flowers on the came from the local farmer’s market (with the exception of the spider mums) - my dad and a friend from church did the arrangements and bouquets.
Check out the rest of the photos on Kelly Sweet’s Blog -
you’ll see…my cute non-leather, pink shoes from Spring sitting on my favorite piece of family furniture – my Nana’s old green chairs, my Aunt Sara (along with help from Grandma & Grandpa) made the adorable dress for my God Daughter who came from England for the wedding, our absolutely delicious vegan cupcakes from Molly’s in Chicago, my Nana’s hanky served as my something old and something blue, the hand mirror was a very special shower gift from my cousin – handmade by a woman who took my Nana’s old jewelry and attached it to the back of the mirror – it’s beautiful and every so special, my pearl necklace and bracelet were from Bourdage Pearls in Chicago, on my right hand I wore a pearl ring which was a gift from Eric that morning (his Grandma gave it to me – it was a 1st wedding anniversary gift from Grandpa when she was pregnant with Eric’s dad – so special!), my pearl earrings were a Christmas gift from Eric this past Christmas, I made the programs and bound them on my sewing machine, we had two bands, the second (featured in the photos) is Ani from metro Detroit…
So…I’m getting married TODAY! I can’t believe how fast this year of planning has flown by!! Aren’t my leather-free shoes from Spring adorable for this fabulous occasion? They’re now on sale for half price! – too bad I missed that deal! Ha ha, I still only paid $40 which was far below what I’d budgeted! Animal friendly, eco-friendly and budget conscious – I did well!
Need new sandals for summer? These Simple flops would be a great option! Get them from Moo Shoes
An eco friendly and super comfortable flip flop, what more could you ask for?
The upper is made from recycled plastic bottles
The sole of the shoe is 100% biodegradable
The uber comfortable insole is made of EVA which is extremely supportive and shock absorbent
I think these espadrilles are FANTASTIC! I absolutely adore the gray jersey ones. How cute?! At $49.99 and with free shipping on all orders you can’t go wrong! I love Spring – they have great vegan, leather free, styles at low prices!
These are super cute and are a great way to add a pop of color to brighten up your summer wardrobe! And they’re CHEAP!!!
$28.80 - Alternative Outfitters
I not only love Neuaura shoes but I’ve always thought very highly of the company – this makes them even better in my mind…
|For 2010, 10% of NEUAURA’s online proceeds will be donated to the following 2 organizations.
|Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and to encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Through the years, they have rescued thousands of animals, and educated millions of people about their plight. The rescue and education work continues, as they advocate for laws and policies to prevent suffering and promote compassion. Farm Sanctuary remains solidly committed to their mission to end cruelty to farm animals and promote compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy efforts.
|Associated Humane Societies of NJ, founded in 1906, is the largest animal sheltering system in New Jersey. They comprise of three shelters which also includes Popcorn Park Zoo. Popcorn Park Zoo is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds. The mission of the Associated Humane Societies, including Popcorn Park Zoo, is to consistently provide the highest quality of care to all animals, domestic and wildlife, including their rescue, housing, veterinary care, placement whenever possible. It is also their mission to prevent cruelty to all animals, primarily in New Jersey, but also throughout the United States.
I LOVE these shoes from Spring! They’d be great for summer – going out, a wedding, prom, etc And best of all, they’re synthetic – no animals used for these babies!