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Casual Friday: Elephants + Bucketfeet

Over the past few years I’ve developed a very strange affinity for elephants.  I ‘m not really sure where it came from, I’ve always wanted to go on vacation and spend time at an elephant rescue but this has progressed beyond that. I gawk at them at the zoo, watch hilarious YouTube videos (this will make your day) and acquiring more and more clothing items with the long-nosed giants.  My sister recently surprised me with this amazing pair of sneakers from Bucketfeet, with what else, elephants!  The perfect finish for a casual Friday  outfit to survive in the sticky DC summer heat.

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 Elephant Shoes
I know what you’re thinking, sneakers, at the office? What kind of ridiculous work wear style blog is this?  As I noted here, my office leans more business casual and while we are in the legal profession, my office has some leeway and I take advantage sometimes.  As a personal preference I also prefer to wear sneakers over sandals to work; anything beyond a peep toe is too much feet porn in cubicle land.
To this simple tank dress I added a crisp linen blazer for structure.  I paired it with an elephant necklace to tie in with my elephant sneakers.  A cool note about the brand Bucketfeet.  Bucketfeet takes submissions from artists around the globe and turns them into shoes  I love the collaboration and the fact that their artist base is truly global.  These shoes are insanely comfortable and also have a antimicrobial lining; clearly I’m going to have to get a pair of slip-ons in addition to these lace-ups.

 

thelookDress: Banana Republic Factory (last season, similar MADE IN USA here) | Linen Blazer: Tahari (old, similar MADE IN USA here) | Shoes: Bucketfeet | Necklace: F21 | Watch: Michele | Lips: Cynthia Rowley Beauty Creamy Lip Stain in Sugar
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