Tuesday, 12 July 2011

In Her Shoes

When you're in a shoe store trying on a pair of red flamboyant heels with feathers flying off the back, do you ever wish you could contribute to a good cause at the same time? Well, at In Her Shoes at the Town & Country Village in Palo Alto you can.

In Her Shoes is a cute little boutique that sells shoes, jewelery, and accessories, with a collection that ranges from cute and funky to everyday comfort. What makes this boutique unique is a commitment to giving all of its profits to the Global Fund for Women, the largest charity funding women's rights in the world. The Fund puts money directly in the hands of women who are making a difference all over the world, whether it's in the promotion of women's economic equality and health or fighting against oppression and human trafficking.

The women that greet you when you walk in are warm and welcoming, and how can you resist a cute pair of shoes when you know the money you're spending is going toward a good cause? And unlike Tom's which sells only one type of shoe, this boutique sells all different kinds! Stores like this deserve recognition for the good things they are doing!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

The Right Stripes

For a long time now, I have been prone to buying striped apparel without even thinking about it. It's like I'm drawn to striped tanks, bags, shorts, shoes, you name it. There is a right way to wear stripes and there is a wrong way to wear stripes. If it's tight, it's probably not a good idea. Stripes can make you look larger, but only if you're not wearing them right. A tight striped tank is going to show off your flaws rather than hide them. For pants: vertical stripes only. Although shorts can have horizontal stripes and still be flattering. Striped bags and hats are always fun for the summer!
The Right Stripes