Thursday, June 24, 2010


Have you heard of TOMS Shoes? Do you have a pair? Do you know the story? TOMS was founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie. Blake is the cousin of a dear friend of mine from grade school, Kevin. His concept and idea was so simple in the beginning and has turned into a very successful AND generous business. He traveled to Argentina and saw that so many children didn't have shoes. He decided to start a shoe business and for every pair of shoes he sold, he would give a pair to a child in need. How fabulous is that? Have you seen the commercial? It will melt your heart.

Remember this post? TOMS came out with wedges this year and they're selling like hot cakes. The salesman at Nordstrom said they got 28 pairs in one day and by the next they were down to 7. I would say its a win/win for everyone. Great shoes for paying customers and a pair for a child in need.

Turns out the princess got her own pair of TOMS today. Her Aunt Meredith deemed it necessary that she have the gold pair. It looks like she's spoiled beyond belief before she ever even arrives! Is it that everything is cute in gold or in a baby size or both? I don't know, but these shoes are about the cutest things I've laid eyes on. Thank you Aunt Mere! Jules is sure to sparkle in these babies! Now, when she starts asking for Manolos and Christian Louboutins I'm sending her right over to your house.

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and buy some TOMS. It's for a good cause.



  1. You are welcome! I cannot wait to see her in them!

  2. A lifelong habit of buying Toms really isn't a bad deal...
    But if Mere continues her lifelong habit of buying Manolos, then Eric might have to sell a kidney or two.