As mentioned in my Sevilla Smith post – I’m not a “clog person” so to speak. But, the more I saw Bryr clogs on Instagram and blogs, the more I was drawn in. Overall, I like that Bryr has styles that look more like true sandals and less like traditional clogs, so to speak. The thinner, more lightweight wood provides a delicate touch, along with the smaller sole.
I’m fortunate to live near their studio in San Francisco – so I decided to stop by one afternoon and try on a few styles and see them in person. The ladies there were very helpful and patient, it was a great experience overall.
‘Tis the season for sales – here are a few from some of my favorites, along with those I’ve been eyeing but haven’t yet pulled the trigger on. I will try to keep these updated over the next few weeks, as multiple variations of Black Friday sales have emerged as the norm these days.
It’s been a while since I last purchased workout clothing, most recently from Outdoor Voices (review here). Which all in all, is a good sign. However, I was in need of replacing an old pair of leggings, so as I researched sustainable activewear I stumbled upon Girlfriend Collective.
They’re not a new brand by any means, though this was my first time hearing about them. Girlfriend Collective leggings and sports bras are basic in style, but come in over 20(!) colors and a wide range of sizes at a reasonable price point. Their leggings start at $68 and their bras at $38. I decided to give them a try after reading some positive Instagram comments about their leggings.
As much as I love my Form Bag (reviewed here), I was looking to switch things up with a part-time backpack. Despite the comfortable and wide Form Bag strap, I still found myself sometimes tensing up my shoulder to carry it. I like that a backpack more evenly distributes the weight of a laptop, so I was in the market for a black leather backpack. I have a few existing packs, but they’re all colorfully nylon.
When the Parker Clay team reached out to collaborate, I was intrigued by their lineup. Their goods are all ethically made in Ethiopia – from the leather sourced from local farmers to the women who are paid a fair wage with employment advancement opportunities. I decided to try out their popular Miramar backpack style. Now that I’ve used it for a few weeks, here are my thoughts so far!
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.