Happy Friday, sweet gals! Today I’m sharing all the weekend vibes with a simple, laid back style and some snazzy new sneakers. My new CARIUMA sneakers are definitely the star of this show. After all, sneakers oughta be fun! Right?
Recently CARIUMA, a Brazilian based sneaker brand, reached out to me offering a pair of their handcrafted sneakers in exchange for my honest opinion about them. I was impressed with CARIUMA’S dedication to environmental consciousness and ethical manufacturing. For instance, they evidently take great care to ensure that their craftsmen earn fair wages and experience safe working conditions. As a consumer, that’s important to me. You can learn more about CARIUMA’S passion for environmental and manufacturing ethics here.
But I also love that CARIUMA’S sneakers combine old-style charm and modern vibes for a truly fun, contemporary look. And still, I’ve found their sneakers to be amazingly comfortable, too.
You might be surprised to discover that CARIUMA also offers free US shipping and free returns. You can’t beat that. And when my sneakers arrived they were in snazzy bright green packaging (reminiscent of the Rio rain forest) that is 100% recycleable. Smart.
But enough about shipping and boxes and postage; let’s talk about these sneakers.
While CARIUMA produces contemporary classic sneakers in canvas, suede and leather, I chose to order the funnest pair I could find. I’m sporting the CATIBA low (they make high tops, too!) in metallic silver and white leather. Yeah, that’s how I roll.
I love wearing soft, neutral shades in easy-going fabrics on the weekends. Not only is this outfit comfy and easy to wear; it’s also soft on the eyes, gentle and chic. So these CATIBA metallic silver and white leather sneakers add just a lovely touch of whimsy.
Besides looking sharp as all get out, these sneakers were comfortable right out of the box. They came with two pairs of laces (I removed the silver metallic laces in favor of the classic white ones) and they feature a lightweight memory foam insole.
I should let you know that these sneakers are a little roomy on my slightly narrow feet, even with my favorite no-show socks (which are very thin). But otherwise, I found them to be true to size. I have no problems wearing them as they are. But if I’m going to wear them for a long stretch of time, I’ll probably need to wear thicker socks. By the way, all of my sneakers are roomy on my feet. So there’s that.
I do want to mention this sweet, off-duty plush yarn hoodie from Caslon. Mine is adobe pink, but it also comes in black. This thing is amazingly soft and luscious. Kinda like a Barefoot Dreams cardigan, but a little lighter and a fraction of the price. I’m wearing a small, so go with your lower size.
Shop the Look
I’ve prepared a shopping widget for you below, but you can also shop through all the links in the post. I do make a small profit when you purchase anything through them, but at no additional cost to you. Plus, I always look for the lowest prices for you!
The widget below includes more of my favorite CARIUMA sneakers, but you’ll want to explore the CARIUMA website for their full selection of men’s and women’s sneakers. Remember, they offer FREE US SHIPPING and FREE RETURNS.
I’m thankful to CARIUMA for gifting me the sneakers I’ve shared with you today. But it’s important to me that you know all opinions expressed here are genuine. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that support Dressed for My Day! And thanks for dropping in today.
Blessed for My Day
I learned a number of years ago that we all encounter a few fools in this life. That may sound harsh, but it’s reality. The book of Proverbs teaches us that a fool is a person who refuses to acknowledge God and chooses his or her own way in life instead. This person is beyond reproof and will not listen to reason. He or she is characteristically hot-headed, self-consumed, unreasonable and contentious.
The struggle comes when we are in a situation where the fool is someone we must, out of necessity, deal with on a regular basis. The fool could be your employer, your brother-in-law, your next door neighbor, your child’s teacher. That relationship can make life hard. But the Bible doesn’t leave us without resource.
If you’re struggling with a fool, I’d like to suggest a book that proved beneficial to me in the past. Jan Silvious’ Foolproofing Your Life shares how to deal effectively with the most difficult people in your life…from a biblical standpoint.
Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse,
and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.
Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;
reprove a wise man, and he will love you. ~ Proverbs 9:7-8