Rothy’s Sneakers + a Mustard Color Cardigan
I’m a big fan of Rothy’s shoes. The San Francisco based company creates women’s (and girls) shoes that focus on style, comfort, and sustainability. I have two pairs of the The Point style. (Meghan Markle is a fan too!) I love them – the comfort, the easy care, and definitely the style. When Rothy’s introduced The Sneaker, I knew the style would eventually make their way into my shoe wardrobe.
Rothy’s “The Sneaker”
I fell in love with the slip-on sneaker style shoe last spring when I nabbed a really inexpensive pair of pink perforated slip-on sneakers at Gap. I wore them to death. I like the casual vibe and go-with-almost-anything style of slip-on sneakers.
When Rothy’s added the slip-on sneaker to their line, it was a no-brainer for me, knowing the quality and signature style of Rothy’s shoes.
It’s hard to believe that the seamless knit Rothy’s are made from recycled water bottles, especially because they are so soft. All Rothy’s shoes sport a signature blue edge around the heel. Most of the sneaker colors have an added signature design with contract vertical stripes on the back of the heel.
Some colors and patterns are featured for a limited time while others are staples. I was hoping to replace my pink Gap sneakers with a blush or pink pair of Rothy’s, but it’s not in their current collection. I considered buying the grey camo design (my first pair of Rothy’s is a grey camo The Point – not in the current offerings – and I love, love them and wear them a lot) but decided that the sand color was a good go-with-anything summer neutral.
One thing to mention is that Rothy’s don’t have arch support. This doesn’t bother my feet, and I find them really comfortable. The Sneaker does have more cushioning than the other styles. But if you need arch support, you might be able to use a low-profile insert.
The Important Stuff + Rothy’s Referral Link
I was hoping I’d ordered the right size. In The Point, I size up a half size because with the pointy toe I need a tiny bit more room. The reviews I’d read about The Sneaker sizing were mostly “true to size,” so I went with that. And they are a perfect fit. Super comfy too. With the knit fabric, I expect them to give a little as I break them in.
One of the best things about Rothy’s is that they are machine washable. It’s SO nice to be able to clean them so easily. And they come out of the washer looking like new. Be sure to follow washing instructions – wash in cold water, remove the insole before laundering to launder apart from the shoes, and air dry.
Rothy’s also has a referral program. When you refer a friend who purchases their first pair of Rothy’s with your referral link, you get a $20 credit. I shared Rothy’s with my friend Emily about a year ago and from her first purchase, I was able to get $20 toward my next pair (and she loves hers too!). If you decide to try Rothy’s, I’d appreciate your using my referral link.
Banana Republic Factory Mustard Cardigan
With spring here and summer just a few weeks away, I’ve been trying to incorporate some new color trends into my wardrobe. I’ve been somewhat obsessed with the new mustard shades. It’s not a color I’ve every worn – which makes me wonder if it’s a color I should wear. I picked up this v-neck cardigan at the Banana Republic Factory store (50% off the day I shopped!).
It seems an easy way to incorporate a new color into my summer style, especially since I can layer a contract or pattern tank under it. I’m still not sure if it’s my color, but I like to get out of my style comfort zone occasionally, so I think I may hang on to it and give it a try.
Beautycounter Lip Gloss
I’m wearing Beautycounter’s Rosewood lip gloss. I love how it feels on my lips. Like any lip gloss, it doesn’t last like a lipstick, but as it wears off, my lips feel like I’m wearing a lip conditioner. (By the way, Beautycounter’s lip conditioners get great reviews.) The lip gloss shades look darker than they actually are in their digital images. The Rosewood color is very neutral.
Happy Birthday to Dez & Dot!
Dez & Dot is turning 3 years old! I can’t believe it’s already been that long. When I was trying to determine a launch date for my first blog post in June 2016, my dear friend Leane suggested my birthday – June 8 – as Dez & Dot’s intro. I think the first post was actually published on June 7 or 9 to coincide with the day of the week I chose to publish posts. I’m so glad that I took Leane’s suggestion because now I always remember the anniversary of the blog.
Thank you for following along with my explorations in style. I am so humbled that what I share is of interest to you and I am grateful for the opportunity to do something that is so much fun! Please always share any ideas you have for post topics. I love your feedback and read all comments.