Fast forward a couple of years and I was in grad school, arriving early to an auditorium to sit in the front row for a Blake Mycoskie (TOMS creator) speech. TOMS stands for "Tomorrow Shoes" and to hear the story of how he created the concept is truly inspiring. Since that time, he has written a book that covers the same ground as his university speaking tour.
As the season of Thanksgiving (when I first discovered the shoe) and the season of giving in general approaches, here is a look at my favorite TOMS for fall!
My TOMS Wish List:
Chic and Simple and Able to Keep my Feet Toasty in Chilly Weather
Dorothy Gale Red: Great for the Holidays and I Wore my Gold Glitters all Last Fall/Winter
A Fun Twist on Moccasins
Fun Colors: For when the Air is Crisp but Not too Cold and I can still Just get away with open-toed shoes