Top: Thrifted | Sweater: Ann Taylor | Jeans: American Eagle | Boots: Electric Karma
photography by Kathryn McSherry
I have been in need of rain boots for what feels like a majority of my life. I’m extremely picky; I don’t like big patterns, I don’t want super bright colors, the boots can’t be too tall, and they have to fit my incredibly high arches. After soaking through two pairs of sneakers in one of those endlessly rainy January days in LA, I became so desperate I almost Amazon Prime-d some rain boots. As I was perusing the shoe section of Marshalls over Spring break I came across these little rain boots. They slip right on, are not a ridiculous color and are normal enough that I would actually wear them in the rain. Even better? Emblazoned on the side of the box was “sustainable footwear”.
As soon as I got home I looked up Electric Karma, the brand of the boots, to see what I could find. Now, I don’t want to boast or anything, but my internet searching skills are quite impressive. If there’s anything I learned from being a crazy One Direction fan, it’s how to find anything and everything you want on the internet. All that I could find when I searched Electric Karma, though, were links to buy their boots at Marshalls, Walmart, Nordstrom Rack etc. It doesn’t even seem like they have their own website, which is very odd in this day and age. The only information I could find about the sustainability of these lovely rain boots was that they are “made of sustainable materials”. What that means, though, is still absolutely unclear. I am absolutely fascinated by this. Being sustainable is something that companies should be proud of, and is something that sustainable companies are normally very vocal about. So it remains unclear what these boots are actually made of, but I would like to assume that the box does not lie.
On a completely separate note, I am in the midst of a wild obsession with yellow. My yellow Fjallraven Kanken is still my favorite thing in the world, I wear my yellow Zara dress as often as I possibly can, and I stole this thrifted turtleneck out of my sister’s closet for this post (and, let me tell you, it was hard to give it back). My obsession with yellow is not mellow, despite the name of this post. And on another completely separate note, I’d like to point out the fact that I am wearing a turtleneck and and cowl neck sweater. I would also like to point out the fact that 10-year-old me swore to never wear a turtleneck for the rest of my life. oops.
Tunes: “Still Feel Like Your Man” by John Mayer is catchy, a work of pure lyrical genius, and worthy of being on repeat for hours (like it is right now).