Shopping With Andra. Fashionable Giving

November 6, 2008 • Shopping


Andra Naylor for Second City Style Magazine

Sometimes after shopping, even if I’ve only purchased from the sales
racks, I feel a tiny bit guilty about buying more clothes. I’m not
ashamed to admit that material things bring me joy, but having too many
possessions makes me anxious. That’s why I have a habit of starting a bag for the Salvation Army when I arrive home from some serious shopping. It makes me feel better about my purchases to make room in my closet by passing on some items I haven’t worn in awhile.

So in the spirit of get a little, give a little, I’ll follow each fabulous piece I tell you about in this column with a helpful tip for giving back

For example, Pedro Garcia footwear literally makes my heart sing.
His shoes are a perfect mix of edgy and elegant – if he’s working in
satin, he’ll fray the edges just so or finish a dainty pump in daring
python. Pictured here: denim pump with pearls (on sale for $247.50 at and champagne satin pump ($216 at So if you choose to self-indulge, think about also donating a pair of gently worn shoes to,
an organization with a simple mission – impact as many lives as
possible with the gift of shoes. Or read up on other ways you can help

Read more "Fashionable Giving" here.

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