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Ways to reduce plastic waste in the ocean with adidas

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wearing: adidas x Missoni jacket (love this! I wear it all the time!) / black leggings / adidas backpack (also makes a great carry-on for travel-laptop fits perfectly inside!) / recycled adidas Parley running shoes (they fit perfectly! My favorite pair ever!)

One of the big environmental topics of the moment is the amount of plastics we are finding in our oceans. As you know, this is a huge problem which affects the entire global population. Our sea life, sea creatures, and oceanic health are at stake; and we cannot sit around doing nothing. We have to act!

There are so many ways to keep plastics out of our oceans. Aside from cleaning up our current mess, we need to ensure we are not adding to it. As a world, we need to come together and keep plastic waste our of our waters, and ensure we are acting responsibly with the plastic we have in circulation.

As you know, I am huge fan of adidas. Not only are they a responsible company who works hard to make fashion sustainable, they are using technology and innovation to reduce our plastic waste, recycle the plastics we have in circulation, and contribute to the clean-up of our oceans. Love that!

I am honored to partner with adidas this month to help spread the word! We all need to be aware of the importance of reducing our plastic waste and recycling the plastics we have in circulation.

Ways to reduce plastic waste in the ocean

  • Re-use plastic items such as bags and containers.
  • Bring your own bags shopping so that you won’t need a plastic bag when you go shopping.
  • Recycle unneeded plastic items.
  • Try to not purchase goods packaged in plastic. Looks for good packaged in paper, or reusable containers instead.
  • Bring a trash bag to the beach, anytime you go! Wear gloves, and pick up any plastic you see and put it in a recycling bin.
  • Find an organized beach clean up activity, and join in!
  • Purchase products made from recycled plastic and materials.
  • Get artistic! Create artwork with plastic items and display your art in your home, or donate it to a local museum or school. Or, sell your artwork and donate the proceeds to charities who focus on recycling plastic or ocean clean ups.

adidas has an entire collection in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans aptly named the adidas Parley collection! Parley for the Oceans works hard to address environmental threats to our oceans through plastic pollution. Through this collaboration, the adidas Parley collection creates sustainable footwear and apparel which are recyclable and made from recycled materials. Love!

I’m in love with my adidas Parley running shoes. Not only are they a fabulous shoe for running, walking, and working out, I can feel comforted knowing my purchase of them helped Parley for the Oceans address the plastic pollution problems our oceans face.

You can learn more about this amazing partnership and product line online at adidas.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

*sponsored by adidas, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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DSW x Naturalizer for spring 2019

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pictured: Naturalizer high heel sandals from DSW /

Loving these fabulous high heel sandals by Naturalizer from DSW. Yellow sandals are a huge trend this spring season, and I love how I can dress them up for a fancy occasion, or dress them down for a more casual look. They’re also super comfy yet fabulous. Love!!

DSW has so many trendy shoes that are perfect for spring! Check out everything they have in-store at DSW.com.

More sandals for spring 2019 that I love by Naturalizer at DSW online now:

Which pair is your favorite for spring?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

*sponsored by DSW, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Espadrilles for spring 2019

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Espadrilles spring 2019 from top: taupe suede espadrilles / floral spring suede espadrilles / butterfly espadrille mules / mustard suede small wedge espadrilles (Under $100! Color sold out-more colors here) /

OK, so espadrilles aren’t a hot trend; they are actually a modern classic, warm weather shoe. I always over-buy espadrilles for spring and summer; because they are comfortable, and made for hot weather. Love them!

Espadrilles are my favorite shoe after my fuzzy slippers. They are soft, made from natural fibers, and keep feet cool when temperatures rise. What’s not to love about espadrilles? Love love love!!

Every spring and summer season, I love to have a variety of espadrilles to get me through the two seasons. I like an easy pair I can slip on and off on causal days. Enter these super cute butterfly mules. They are easy to slip in and out of, and feature pretty butterflies. How fun is that!

In addition to a casual slip on/off pair, I always love having a small wedge. They are great for when I need to look put together, but am not in the mood for a high wedge or heel. They offer lift and structure, while still feeling comfortable and soft. This is the style I reach for the most often during the hot summer months, and on warm spring days. For my small wedges, I picked up this mustard pair, this floral pair, and these taupe ones. OK yes, I over-bought, but I know I will wear them. When it comes to espadrilles, it is good to alternate them and not wear the same pair everyday. They need to air out.

I did not invest in a new pair of high wedges, because my old stand-by’s in black and ivory are still in great shape. I will be wearing this pair in black or ivory when I need to stand tall!

Let’s get real for a moment. In the spring and summer months, when temperatures rise, feet sweat. It’s not a pretty thing, and your shoes can suffer from it. In addition to your shoes suffering, you can pick up some nastiness on your feet. To combat this, and keep your shoes fresh, I highly recommend a shoe spray such as this one. You can spray it inside your espadrilles to keep them fresh, and to protect your feet. This will enable you to enjoy your espadrilles all season long, and also save your favorite pairs for next year, and the year after that.

Shop my spring 2019 espadrilles:

Are you a huge espadrille fan like me? If so, which styles are your favorite? If not, why?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy