When Rothy’s announced its latest merino wool collection of flats, points, loafers and sneakers, I was pretty excited. I’ve been a fan of Allbirds wool offerings and, in general, appreciate the anti-stink nature of wool compared to other materials. I was in the market for a nude-ish neutral shoe for fall, and decided to get The Point in Camel Wool to test out their new wool flats.
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.
Rothy’s latest silhouette, the Chelsea, is a spin on their existing sneaker style. I tried and reviewed the Sneaker when it first came out last year, and wanted to do the same for their latest style. The Chelsea is a high-rise sneaker profile that features the same sole, shape and material as the Sneaker. I decided to buy a pair in Lilac Grey, a nice neutral that can be worn for any season.
Though I generally appreciate the gravitas that comes with good, ol’ fashioned paper stationery – I also love modern touches with digital variations. We used Paperless Post for our rehearsal dinner invitations last year and was pleased with the experience. So when the Paperless Post team reached out for a review collaboration, I was excited to check out their latest offerings!
Ah, Reformation. I first became familiar with the cool girl brand in 2015, when they were heavily advertising on Facebook to the 20-something NYC demographic. At that time, I wasn’t ready to spend $200+ on their beautifully flowy (and sometimes revealing) dresses. I was re-introduced to the brand by way of ThredUp, where you can submit a Clean Out Kit and earn Reformation credit with a 15% boost!
After reading more about the brand, I learned that they practice sustainability through minimizing their environmental footprint. I had no idea they were an environmentally conscious brand, and they even produce a year in review report. Given that context, I feel a lot more comfortable spending $100+ on their beautifully designed garments. And I hope this review will help you feel the same as well!