After going down the rabbit hole of slow fashion these past few months, I’ve discovered an entirely new world of shoes. Now, I admit not all of these are fully my style. For example, as much as I appreciate the orthopedic value of clogs, I’m not investing in a pair of beautiful Bryr clogs quite yet. Flats and booties on the other hand? I’m 100% in. One maker in particular stood out from the rest with her unique styles and approach to shoemaking – Sevilla Smith.
Only Child Clothing is a slow fashion brand based out of Oakland, CA that focuses on timeless, simple pieces. I only discovered them earlier this summer, and love that it’s a local brand with a mission and a passionate customer base. Over the past few months, I’ve collected several of their pieces and wanted to review them for those who are thinking of investing similar items.
I was fortunate enough to offered an item from Everlane as an affiliate partner last month, and decided to go with the Everlane Day Tote Mini. Since July, I’d been eyeing this newer silhouette of their Day Tote. Originally, I wanted to try out their light taupe colorway; however, it was sold out. So I defaulted to my highly trusted shade, black!
Above: Left to Right – Only Child, Everlane, Cuyana
While I love a simple, classic, fuss-free white t-shirt, I find myself gravitating towards silk and other textiles these days. Is it an age thing? Who knows. I’ve owned several silk pieces from Everlane and Equipment for years, and only recently started reaching for them more frequently. As I’ve explored silk blouse offerings from various brands, especially those that are ethical or sustainable, I wanted to share notes for those who may be on a similar hunt.
When Rothy’s recently re-released their loafer style, I immediately purchased a pair to try them out. I wanted to compare them to another popular brand – the Birdies slipper, most famously worn by (soon to be princess) Meghan Markle. Overall, both pairs have the classic loafer silhouette with no frills – though Birdies does offer a cute tassled version. They’re comfortable in very different ways, which I’ll go through in the rest of the post.