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 shopbop.com) and champagne satin pump ($216 at bluefly.com). So if you choose to self-indulge, think about also donating a pair of gently worn shoes to soles4souls.org,
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.See the Top Ten Summer 2016 Trends for Women Over 40
Tags: accessories, Andra Naylor, apparel, bags, BCBG, Bottomless Closet, charity, donations, dotdigital, Dress for Success, Glass Slipper Project, Matthew Williamson, Max & Cleo, Pedro Garcia, shoes, Soles4Souls, Velvet Asha