(I’m sorry the picture is so terrible. My camera has been dying a slow and painful death, and will be put out of its misery as soon as the new one I ordered from Amazon arrives. My pictures will still be bad, but at least they will be well-lit and in focus.)
I am not, perhaps, the world’s most dedicated environmentalist. True, I wrote a column on the subject in high school, cribbing most of my material from “50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth,” but I didn’t actually do any of those things. Also, it may have been the only environmental column to ever feature a defense of logging. Anyway, suffice it to say that concern for our shared planet drives very few of the decisions I make in my life, which is why I am feeling so smug about liking these shoes so much. They’re from Timberland’s new Earthkeepers line, made with non-specifically ecologically sound techniques and materials and rated on a completely meaningless scale of Earthy goodness. But they are also really comfortable and completely on-trend with the whole oxfords-for-women thing, and I love them. And now I really want these too, to wear with woolly tights and this skirt if the weather ever actually gets cold enough.
After all, the planet isn’t going to save itself.