In The Cracks Of Light
the rain has been pouring on and off for the better part of the last two weeks, so i finally accepted defeat and took these photos indoors. i picked this little corner in our room, which is a newly-added reading nook of sorts. it’s still tragically bare and could use lots of love (even just a cushion would be nice), but i haven’t gotten around to it yet. my mind is swimming with ideas though and hopefully very soon i can put them into action.
on days like these i just love cozying up at home, daydreaming about an idyllic life in the countryside, while also gushing over pretty things i find on the web. one surprising thing i’ve come to really love is browsing jewelry online and adding my favorites to an ever-growing wishlist (please tell me i’m not alone?). a current fascination i have are gold drop earrings — especially these beautiful, high-quality pieces crafted by ethical brand AUrate.
they are on the daintier side, which i find to be a lot more versatile, as far as this more dramatic style goes. they work perfectly well for both day and night, and every occasion in between. i can easily imagine wearing these on date nights and weddings, trips to the mall and holiday get-togethers. they’re just so fun.
anyway, on to these shoes:
they are the VIVAIA sierra loafers in natural brown and boy am i a big fan of these. i love a good loafer shoe anyway (they’re great at grounding unique dresses especially), but these are SO unique not only in design, but in materials used as well. this eco-friendly brand promotes sustainability by using recycled water bottles in every pair of footwear they make. it’s all pretty fascinating and you can read more about it here.
i got my normal size in these (it also ended up being the correct option according to their size chart) but they are a tad too big on me. my feet kinda move around in them, so i do feel a bit of chafing around the edges. for this reason i know these will require a small amount of breaking in. other than that, they feel soft and flexible, but not flimsy, and the soles are nice and cushiony. i definitely recommend contacting them if you’re conflicted on what size to get!
if you like anything from the brand, you can use my code BESTIE on vivaiacollection.com to get 10% off your order (this is a non-affiliate code–just a fun bit of discount for y’all!).