OUR HOLIDAY GIFT ESSENTIALS!

We have listed our top 5 Holiday Must Haves that would light up anyone’s face for the Holidays.  Whether you are presenting your hostess with a sweet little something or saying “Thank You” to your child’s teacher, we have paired our top 5 Holiday Must Haves for an easy and unique gift.

  1. That’s a Wrap Scarf tied around my favorite bottle of Goldeneye Pinot Noir wine
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2. Guatemalan Mugs with my favorite Republic Red Chai Tea

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3. Slippers with a great coffee table book such as FOR THE LOVE OF SHOES! (Who, doesn’t love shoes?)

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4. Luggage Tags with a great suede journal

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5. An everyday tote with my favorite Volcano Candle! (The best candle ever made!)

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Happy Shopping! And if you ever have any styling questions, please email me at Sarah@mavencollection.com. I’d be happy to help!

xo, Sarah

giraffe WALK | The Cutest Shoes You’ll Ever See

Nowadays, there are so many socially conscious shoe brands out there. Honestly, they are all great – TOMS, BOBS by Skechers, and Keen Shoes, just to name a few. Which ever of these brands you choose, at the end of the day, the money you spend is doing something good for the world! Right?

I recently came across giraffe WALK on Refinery 29’s blog. All I could say was, “Oh my gosh! THESE!”

These shoes are gorgeous and unique, featuring indigenous techniques, locally sourced materials, and eco-friendly dyes. On top of that, each pair of shoes purchased brings income to families in Chennai, India. giraffe WALK shoes are first handwoven by the local women of Chennai, using vegetable-tanned leather, and are then finished in New York City, where an Italian-made vegetable-tanned leather sole is inserted.

I really love the different styles of the shoes – they are unlike anything I’ve ever seen before!

Aren’t they amazing?

 

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My very favorite: Ambur in Rose Metal
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Kasbah in Black
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Chennai in Violet

 

Nisolo Shoes | Handmade in Peru

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Empowering artisans/crafters around the globe to provide opportunities. I love coming across social enterprises that align with that statement.  I stumbled upon Nisolo on Pinterest when I found a pair of amazing strappy leather sandals and needed to know who made them! Upon reading Nisolo’s story, I knew they would be a permanent bookmark and a go-to for new shoes.

The founders of Nisolo came across a shoemaker in Trujillo, Peru while they were working with a microfinance organization nearby.  The shoes were beautifully handcrafted and genuine leather.  The team had spent quite some time in Peru and understood that the lack of access to a larger market would prevent this shoemaker, and thousands alike, to sustainably provide for his family. That is when NISOLO was born! The team has dedicated themselves to work with shoemakers in Peru to create a line that not only appeals to the Western Market but provides sustainable employment to the artisans and crafters behind this incredible collection!

Enjoy!

These are my very favorite!
These are my very favorite!
Oxfords!
Oxfords!
Awesome Color!
Awesome Color!
If I wasn't 5'11 I would be all about these!
If I wasn’t 5’11, I would be all about these!
Men's Suade. These are gorgeous!
Men’s Suede. These are gorgeous!
Everyday Loafer!
Everyday Loafer!
Every man should own these.
Every man should own these.

-Laura