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It’s time to take a stand

It’s time to take a stand

Fashion

I spend a lot of time talking about how fashion should be ethical and giving back to society in every way it can. It’s also up to us as consumers to actually make this happen and support these brands. This post is going to be about TOMS who’s fashion I will not showcase in this post in more than the pins I’m wearing, but there’s more to come for sure and you’ll understand why after you’ve read the post. I also want to start off by saying that this post in now way is sponsored by TOMS, but that it’s my choice to bring awareness to an amazing brand.

 I think it is important to talk about this and share a brand with you that stands for everything I do. The pins I’m wearing in the picture above all have different meanings to them and I’ll actually go through them one by one. They’re not just pins, they actually make us aware of what TOMS is doing concretely to help and by wearing them I take a stand too.  

The Giving Shoes are brand new and made for school and play. TOMS provide multiple styles and offer a range of sizes to fit kids from toddlers to teens and so far 70 million pairs of shoes have been given. Think about that next time you’re buying shoes.

Your TOMS Eyewear purchase helps restore sight to an individual through sight-saving surgery, prescription glasses or medical treatment. 445 000 treatments have been provided to individuals in need so far.

Infection is a leading cause of death among mothers and newborns worldwide. TOMS Bags purchases provide training for skilled birth attendants and the vital materials needed to help a woman safely give birth. TOMS has helped 70 000 mothers to this date.

More than 780 million people don’t have access to safe water. TOMS Roasting Co. purchases support water systems in seven countries – in the same regions where they source their coffee beans. So far 400 000 weeks of safe water have been provided and as I’m not good at math, that sounds impressive, but you do the math.

In the United States, nearly 1 out of every 3 students reports being a victim of bullying. The numbers are similar in the rest of the world. Purchases of the TOMS High Road Backpack Collection will help provide the training of school staff and crisis counselors to help prevent and respond to instances of bullying. 44 000 students have been given the gift of kindness so far.

These are the reasons why I wear my pins with pride and I urge you to go to their website to check them out. This is hands down how we consumers can take a stand, so let’s do it. Numbers are impressive, but we can increase these numbers. Together.

Denim sweater: Zara
Jeans: H&M
Sneakers: Jim Rickey

Photographer: Emil Eriksson 

127 Comments

  1. Taylor Mobley
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 03:06 AM
    Reply

    First of all: your outfit is the perfect street style look. #obsessed. Second: I LOVE Toms. Have you read the book written for entrepreneurs by the owner of the TOMS brand? Here’s the link: https://books.google.com/books/about/Start_Something_That_Matters.html?id=G1am8cNM5cMC&source=kp_cover
    Those pins are awesome. I’m already a huge fan of pins ( I think they look awesome) but the fact that these have amazing meaning behind them is even better. I think my favorite is the “give kindness” pin. I was a victim of bullying growing up so it hits close to home.
    Taylor
    blondeandambitiousblog.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Friday May 12th, 2017 at 08:19 PM

      Thanks hun! I actually have the book, but haven’t got as far as to reading it, but will try to find some free time (what’s that?) to actually read it. I’m sorry to hear you were bullied, but then again, you became one heck of a strong individual!

  2. Laurelle
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 03:35 AM
    Reply

    Oh my gosh, these numbers are incredible!!!! 70 MILLION pairs of shoes!? I love brands like this, that strive to better the world and the lives of others! And I love that you care so much and bring attention to us, your readers, to brands like this! I hope someday they do sponsor you! 🙂
    -Laurelle
    http://www.bellebylaurelle.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Friday May 12th, 2017 at 08:20 PM

      I know right. That’s why I felt I needed to actually talk about this brand, sponsored or not! 🙂

  3. Emily
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 03:40 AM
    Reply

    Ahhhhhh I love Toms! I have more Toms shoes than any other brand. I’m ashamed to admit I didn’t know they did all this! I knew the coffee and eyewear causes, but this makes me want to go buy a bag right away. My favorite posts to read and write are ones about a brand you truly love!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Friday May 12th, 2017 at 08:21 PM

      Me neither, but as soon as I found about regarding all of this I was like “I’ve gotta share this”.

  4. Anthony @oh_anthonio
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 03:50 AM
    Reply

    Loving this post and the positive message behind it! I really love how Toms gives back as a fashion brand. I remember the first pair of Toms shoes I bought and the little note inside about how they give shoes to someone in need. Definitely a fan!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Friday May 12th, 2017 at 08:22 PM

      See, I had no idea about all of this. Glad you know more than me!

  5. Stephanie
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 03:51 AM
    Reply

    I didn’t know TOMS was doing so much in other parts of the world and community! I also didn’t know they had bags and glasses. I love their shoes and what TOMS represents so I need to check out these other products!

    Stephanie | http://www.dotsandhoney.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Friday May 12th, 2017 at 08:22 PM

      Me neither, I thought they had shoes and that’s it…

  6. Carrie
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 04:50 AM
    Reply

    Wow this is so cool
    http://carrieslifestyle.com

  7. Open Kloset
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 08:36 AM
    Reply

    Hey Thomas,
    I never Heard about TOMS but To be honest I am Amazed with the Pins and of the Story and Meaning Behind! Love Love Love
    I am so Happy that you Wearing these Pins and The Better World Message is So Important! I am so Happy that thank to you I know now This Brand:)
    I want some Pins sooo Much:)
    The Denim Sweater is Gorgeous and sooo Cool in you:)
    Love Kisses
    Karina
    The

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Friday May 12th, 2017 at 08:26 PM

      Just tell me and I’ll send you some hun! 🙂 xx

  8. Isabel
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 10:12 AM
    Reply

    My dear, as usual you look so gooood!
    I love your look from head ( hair included!) to toe.
    But most of all I love the way you envolve yourself and others in such a huge and important cause. Fashion must serve this causes and you really did a great work here. I will check their site for sure! Thanks for sharing!
    Love,

    Isabel

    PS: miss you too!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Friday May 12th, 2017 at 08:24 PM

      Haha, hair included… I miss you so much babe!

  9. the Fashion Matters
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 12:38 PM
    Reply

    I like your sweater! interesting read too x

    The Fashion Matters– Travel & Fashion Blog

  10. Aldora
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 01:02 PM
    Reply

    Oh wow those pins look pretty on you Thomas! Who would have known they exist for such a noble cause? I’m so glad that TOMS is giving back to society in such a meaningful way and will definitely support their cause 🙂 Thanks for sharing an raising awareness, Thomas! You’re the BEST 😉

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Friday May 12th, 2017 at 08:27 PM

      Aldora babe, we share that first place of being best right? xx

  11. Bailey
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 01:11 PM
    Reply

    Great post!! Totally agree!! Toms is an amazing brand!

  12. Samjah
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 04:19 PM
    Reply

    Wow!! Now I have a whole new perspective on Toms! Not only do they have fashionable items, they also have a meaning behind their message. I love this! Now I want to purchase Toms even more!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Friday May 12th, 2017 at 08:27 PM

      I know right! 🙂

  13. Charissa
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 05:14 PM
    Reply

    Amazing to give brands like these some extra attention. I think Toms is such an elegant and nice brand. Also loving your look here.
    XO Charissa || http://www.ladygoldapple.com ||

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Friday May 12th, 2017 at 08:28 PM

      Thanks a lot, Charissa!

  14. Ria
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 07:27 PM
    Reply

    Love that this isn’t sponsored and you’re just sharing a good message. Love the shirt you’re wearing too!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Friday May 12th, 2017 at 08:28 PM

      Thank you for acknowledging that fact! 🙂

  15. Iliana
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 11:46 PM
    Reply

    I love that you did this without being sponsored! I love TOMS, what they stand behind and the cause. I’ve bought a couple of shoes from them but didn’t know they had pins. They’re super cute and my favorite one is the give same birth.

    Xx
    Iliana | http://www.sophisticatedfashionista.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 06:27 PM

      I love that pin as well! 🙂

  16. Jennifer Quattrucci
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 11:47 PM
    Reply

    My Dearest Tommy,
    Truly genius. I am completely impressed. I was not aware of all that the Toms brand has accomplished and all it stands for. The pins make such a statement showcasing the enormous impact and difference Toms has made transforming the lives of so many. I’m glad and not surprised you wrote this without being sponsored. You continue to inspire and amaze me. Thank you so much!
    Love always,
    Your Jenny

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 06:28 PM

      Thank you so much for your ever so kind words, Jenny! <3

  17. Jenelle
    Saturday May 13th, 2017 at 02:55 PM
    Reply

    I feel like I spend so much time talking about Toms. I actually don’t even own any of their shoes, though I have helped my friend to accumulate a few pairs by way of encouraging and recommending them! Recently we were shooting for a local shopping centre and I saw the Toms eyewear display in the optometrists. It came up in conversation so many more times that week, as we had no idea that they also not only made glasses, but that they had a huge division dedicated to the sight program. I think they are just an incredible company and business model and could not agree more with you and your enthusiasm for them. I look forward to the days that more companies follow suit.
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 06:29 PM

      I have to admit Toms was a new acquaintance to me apart from the shoes and the fact that they do so much for people in need is truly amazing! Can’t wait for other companies to follow suit, just like you said! xx

  18. Christine Kong
    Saturday May 13th, 2017 at 06:50 PM
    Reply

    I always knew that Toms was an amazing and generous brand that gave back in terms of shoes and sight, but I had no idea that they were involved in so much more. It’s amazing that Toms gives back so much especially in this world we live in where the bottom line always seems to be the number one priority. Companies that give back always have a special place in my heart and think it is amazing that you have brought awareness to everyone with this post. I definitely will not have to think about any Toms purchases I make because I know that a part of that purchase goes to something wonderful to help others. Love this double denim look and the pins add such a statement! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 06:30 PM

      Thanks hun, I had no idea either, that’s why I felt I just had to get the message out there! xx

  19. Samantha Mariko
    Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 01:14 AM
    Reply

    I’ve heard that TOMS gives a pair of shoes when a pair is purchased, but I didn’t realize how much they were actually doing until I read your post! I’ve always loved the brand but never owned my own pair of TOMS. I think this summer is the time for me to purchase a pair 🙂 I love that denim pullover, by the way!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 06:34 PM

      Same here, never owned a pair, but now it’s time to invest and give back 🙂 And thanks Samantha!

  20. Aurela lacaj
    Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 02:53 AM
    Reply

    I love TOMS shoes, I been wearing them for so long and never knew they are involved in so many charities. I feel so ashamed and ignorant. Thank you for sharing this incredible post and the meaning of all the pins you are wearing. Also I never knew they have bags and glasses. Now I won’t hesitate on purchasing another pair of Toms for summer. You are so inspiring and I always love reading your posts. Thanks for sharping and continue to inspire!
    Aurela xoxo
    http://www.aurelafashionista.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 06:34 PM

      Then that makes two of us as I had no idea that they did all of this until I did some homework. xx

  21. Candace Hampton
    Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 05:32 AM
    Reply

    Okay, I knew about TOMS shoes as far as giving a pair to someone in need, but had no idea about the other things like eyewear and water they provided. What an amazing brand that goes above and beyond. Definitely a brand I will always support!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 06:35 PM

      And a brand I just found out about doing all this so I’ll definitely do more shopping from them!

  22. Jessie
    Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 09:33 AM
    Reply

    I love TOMS, a girl friend of mine use to be the China head for TOMS. She use to travel to lots of poor countries and to make sure all the shoes are properly delivered to all the poor kids and the needy ones. I love their business model. What I didn’t know is that TOMS has eye wears, bags, and roasting co. I’m totally with you. We need to take a stand and be more giving to the society! If we can’t do it directly ourselves, then we should participate through channels like TOMS 🙂

    xx, Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/silverado-resort-and-spa/

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 06:36 PM

      That’s such a heart warming story and just proves that they truly do what they say they do too! xx

  23. Rebecka
    Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 01:14 PM
    Reply

    Lovely analysis and talk. Been following you for some time now and you inspired my start up in one way. Never seen you talk baby or kids fashion and hope that one day you could do that. 🙂

    Ohhh may be you start with mine since the great thing about kids’ fashion is that it is much less restricted by rules and, consequently, so much more fun than adult fashion! We craft beautiful children’s apparel from jackets to tops and bags (backpacks, gym bags and bags for parents to carry their kids items in).

  24. Jo
    Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 03:40 PM
    Reply

    I had no idea that TOMS was involved in so many causes. I’m so impressed with all the different ways they are helping out and giving back to society. I loved TOMS classic designs anyway but this definitely makes me love them even more.

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 06:37 PM

      Same here, there’s something about giving back that instantaneously makes a company more appealing! xx

  25. Bella
    Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 04:10 PM
    Reply

    Måste bara ge dig massor med cred för din blogg! Så himla proffsig med sin stilrena design, snygga bilder och intressanta texter. Keep it up, grymt bra!

    Kram Bella, http://nouw.com/bellss // Instagram: bellaskoog

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 06:37 PM

      Tusen tack fina du! 🙂 Stor kram!

  26. Queen Horsfall
    Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 04:26 PM
    Reply

    Omg, this brand is so awesome! This pins are so cute and so careful! I love the idea of giving messages to people to not forget to take care of others! I actually donate clothes very often. It is so cool that you got to work with some cool brands! I need to go to Europe and discover more new designers!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 06:38 PM

      I’m quite sure they’re worldwide, hun! 😉 xx

  27. Eva
    Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 05:27 PM
    Reply

    Bravo Thomas! I love you for everything you do, it s not the first time that you serve a good cause. Yes, that means so much, a nice gesture and a beautiful image for yourself. Below the charities are also nice and trendy. I think every one can afford to take a hand ❤️
    Those sweater is super cool can I wore too 🙂
    Xx
    Eva
    http://www.themermaidfashion.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 06:39 PM

      You can absolutely have my sweater too babe and thank you for your kind words! 🙂 xx

  28. Stephanie
    Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 08:47 PM
    Reply

    I’ve got to say I admire you for writing about a brand here without it being a sponsored article. I think it’s really neat that you’re supporting so many incredible causes by purchasing with TOMS. I don’t think I ever realized they helped in so many different ways. I knew they gave shoes, but now they’re even more than that, which makes me excited to purchase from them. I still have yet to own any of their products, but now is definitely my chance. Thank you so much for sharing what they stand for!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:35 PM

      And thank you, dear, for your kind words! Let’s make the world a better place! ❤️

  29. Gracie
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 02:46 AM
    Reply

    I did know about the shoes that TOMS donates but you have opened my eyes to all the other things they donate and are involved in. What a wonderful company – this needs to be advertised more so people will support their causes by making purchases of their products. Thank you Thomas – what a wonderful company. I love their shoes & will now love their other products.

    Xxgracie

    snappedbygracie.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:35 PM

      I had no idea either, that’s why I was so excited about the brand 🙂

  30. Coco
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 03:51 PM
    Reply

    I admire you for taking a stand with Tom’s here. It’s remarkable how many projects they are supporting, all crucial causes by the way. I will check them out for sure and take my stand too. These pins look even more cute now that I know their meaning. High five to you for this post! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:36 PM

      Thank you, Valeria! High five and baci!

  31. Claudia Salinas
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 04:40 PM
    Reply

    I’ve always loved TOMS shoes, I had no clue they made pins, eyewear, bags and even coffee, I’m impressed! Their philanthropic programs are admirable, more companies should have these kinds of initiatives. You seriously should be a spokesperson for them. Thanks so much for sharing this! Btw, I’m obsessed with the denim jumper and the way you styled it with those TOMS pins. xx

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:37 PM

      I most certainly should so let’s see if they read this 😉 Haha. And thanks, love that jumper too 🙂

  32. Jo
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 05:19 PM
    Reply

    What a great post here. I’ve always loved TOMS shoes since I was very young. I’ve heard the incredible causes the company always supported but what you shared here impressed me even more. I will definitely continue to support the companies like Toms who gives so much back to the community.

    Love,
    Jo

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:37 PM

      That is truly important. To give back no matter how much or little it is. ❤️

  33. Jen
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 06:05 PM
    Reply

    I only thought Toms gave a pair of shoes away when you purchased one. It’s good to know that they really care and give back in all aspects and in all ways! What a great company. I really want to start doing this somehow with my blog and my life in general. Life is too short to be selfish.

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:38 PM

      That’s exactly what I’m thinking. Life IS too short to be selfish!

  34. Michelle
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 07:18 PM
    Reply

    What a great cause, Thomas. I’m such a huge Toms fans – my kids all have a pair. I love that they give back in so many ways. How many companies can say they do that? I love these pins – I would totally rock them on my denim jacket – thou I’m totally obsessed with your denim sweatshirt. Love your laid back vibe and powerful message 🙂
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:39 PM

      Well Michelle, you’ve basically already saved the planet with wearing Toms and I know how well you think things through before you purchase something in regards to if it’s a versatile piece that will last for years or not. xx

  35. Sharon Wu
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 07:46 PM
    Reply

    YES! I love TOMS! just did a post about them as well myself and i love their mission of giving. it’s a plus that their shoes are so comfortable and chic too. i’m loving this all-denim look you’ve got going on thomas! happy monday! xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/one-piece-swimsuits-worth-tan-lines/
    @stylelullaby

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:41 PM

      I know babe, you’re partly what inspired me to talk more about this company! xx

  36. Lily Rose
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 08:33 PM
    Reply

    Ok so I’ve always loved TOMS but I never knew they actually help out and give back to the community too. This is incredible. I think I’ll have to buy a bag or two from them next. The reason is because I’m pregnant right now and I’ve been so sensitive to anything related to women and the health of mothers and children, especially when giving birth. I feel amazing if I could support TOMS for such a great cause. Thanks for sharing this Thomas, especially when it’s not sponsored and you’re just sharing because you’re a good soul!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:41 PM

      See you’ve been helping all along without even knowing it 🙂 And yes, I understand that cause is particularly close to your heart right now! ❤️

  37. Yasmin
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 09:06 PM
    Reply

    I have two pairs of Toms and love their get a pair give a pair program. Those pins are so clever and cute. I really like how you clustered them together in one neutral look. So fun!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:42 PM

      You go girl! 🙂

  38. Jordan Chapman
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 10:17 PM
    Reply

    I’m a big believer in helping others and that’s one of the main reasons I own TOMS! I’ve got a couple pairs and they are all giving me so much peace of mind, knowing that my money is going somewhere important and worthwhile!
    Jordan xx
    http://thehatlogic.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:42 PM

      That makes two of us babe! 🙂 xx

  39. Amy
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 10:50 PM
    Reply

    I’m a big fan of TOMS, I have 2 pairs of their shoes. I’m always impressed with the design of their shoes and the way they give back meaningfully. I love supporting brands like them. Good shoes for a good cause, I love it! Those pins are so cool, I love that each one of those represent something different and a different meaning behind them. Thanx for sharing about this brand Thomas, I definitely know a lot more about them than before!

    xx, -Amy @amyytk
    http://www.BeyondBeautybyAmy.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:42 PM

      We all should give back as much as we can! xx

  40. Meg
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 11:38 PM
    Reply

    I absolutely love the TOMS brand! I wear a pair almost every day and plan on buying many more. Not only is the mission amazing, but the shoes are perfect to slip on and go run some errands.

    meg
    http://www.meghanlaurie.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:43 PM

      See, I’ve never even worn a pair so I really need to, haha 🙂

  41. Leila D.
    Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at 04:04 AM
    Reply

    Hey Thomas! I have always loved Toms and had no idea they do all of the above that you have mentioned. Thanks so much for sharing, now I love them even more. xoxo

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:45 PM

      I haven’t even worn a pair yet, haha 🙂 xx

  42. Vivian
    Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at 09:15 AM
    Reply

    I remember when I was in first year Uni it was when I first heard about TOMS!!! I ordered my first pair online with my bestie and we absolutely loved their shoes as they were super comfortable to put on, and the idea of giving back to the community is what we admired the most, especially when we have just learnt about how important Corporate Social Responsibility is in our lectures!!! I ended up buying 4-5 pairs after that due to how easy they are to match my outfits!!!!

    I need to check out their website again, I’ve noticed that they’ve started making sunglasses and clothing items now!! I did not know TOMS Eyewear purchase helps restore sight to an individual through sight-saving surgery, prescription glasses or medical treatment until your post. This makes me want to invest a pair now just for helping someone out 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing! I love connecting people with kind hearts ! <3

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:46 PM

      It’s people like you who make me believe in mankind ❤️

  43. Aimara
    Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at 03:22 PM
    Reply

    This is so true Thomas. I love Tom’s as well. I wish there were more brands like this one. They prove that it’s possible to make a profit and help others at the same time! Checking their website right now because I do need a new pair for Summer 🙂
    Thanks for sharing and can’t wait for your upcoming post!
    XO
    Aimara
    http://www.waysofstyle.com

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:46 PM

      Exactly, one thing doesn’t have to rule out the other! xx

  44. Everest
    Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at 04:32 PM
    Reply

    I love Toms and after reading this I LOVE ❤️ TOMS!! I always support Brands that give back to society and how they are so socially responsive and what the do resonates with your own values. Thanks for sharing this valuable information and developing my new found respect for TOMS

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:47 PM

      I’m glad you do that. I try to do my best, but should get even better at it! 🙂

  45. Kirsten Wendlandt
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 03:04 AM
    Reply

    Thomas, so wonderful for you to share a whole post about TOMS. They really are such a wonderful brand and I love all that they do! It’s so important for us to support the brands that give back to the community and help to make the world a better place. Thank you for sharing all about TOMS with everyone, hopefully thanks to you more people continue to support them

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:48 PM

      And I should probably start by investing in a pair myself, haha. 🙂

  46. Eric K
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 03:43 AM
    Reply

    Wow buddy . This was one of the most interesting reads ever . Now I deff motivated to buy TOMS. Giving back is so important and reading about those pins is so inspiring. I’m totally with you , we need to stand up for sure

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:48 PM

      Let’s take a stand together, buddy! 🙂

  47. maryam
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 04:18 AM
    Reply

    Wow I had no idea. I just checked out their website and I am impressed! TOMS is such a good brand and I have always liked their shoes, but now more so knowing how much they care and give back to the community. Thank you Thomas for bringing awareness and being so supportive of this great cause. Your outfit is on point BTW, as always.

    xx, Maryam
    http://www.glamandposh.com

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:48 PM

      I couldn’t agree with you more on being impressed 🙂

  48. Kierra
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 04:49 AM
    Reply

    Wow TOMS is doing a lot more than I remember. They used to just give a pair of shoes when someone would buy a pair. (PS I’m sitting here in my TOMS slippers right now). I love to see that they are doing even more for there company. I think I should look into ordering more TOMS, because seeing everything that they are doing is making me so happy. What a great company. Makes me want to do something good for others.
    naturallyfarout.com
    -Kierra

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:49 PM

      Haha, what a coincidence you’re wearing them. Makes me happy to think you got inspired to do good for others! xx

  49. Luke
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 07:30 AM
    Reply

    You are so right Thomas, it is time to make a stand and what better way to do it than with TOMS! Such a very informative piece, kudos to you for getting behind this.

  50. LAFOTKA
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 10:06 AM
    Reply

    There’s nothing that I love more than brands with meaning behind each design. A conscious meaning is even better. LOVE the styling and adore that you explained each pin. thank you x

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 10:50 PM

      I agree, there has to be a background story to a brand and it all gets even better when it’s conscious! xx

  51. Sheree
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 11:21 AM
    Reply

    I Adore Toms, love their shoes and certainly love the story of their success. I didn’t know all the different cause and organizations they are charitable to. They seem to really care about the society and this planet. The pins are so cute and innocuous yet stylish when you put them on.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom
    Instagram

  52. Martin Ebner
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 03:50 PM
    Reply

    Great post on Toms buddy. I love how the brand gives back to less fortunate communities. I think more big brands should follow suit!

  53. amanda
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 05:23 PM
    Reply

    What a great brand to spread awareness about! I’ve always been a big fan of Toms! I think the first pair I bought was in 2010 or 11! I loved the mission behind them. I just recently found out that they also were involved in helping to train for safe births and it was from another influencers post! However, until reading this post I had NO idea the other ways that this brand was impacting the world! Like you, I’m all for supporting ethical brands and those that truly make a difference in the world and I must say that Toms really shines bright and is setting the standard! This post has made me even more of a fan! You look is incredible by the way! Love the Hunter bag you paired with it too! P.S Hats off to you for posting this and it wasn’t required! LOL Breath of fresh air for sure!

    Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 11:04 PM

      Haha, well, sometimes you do things just out of kindness, right? 😉 But I agree, I had no idea either, so that’s why I felt I need to tell 🙂

  54. Vanessa Berlin
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 07:12 PM
    Reply

    What a wonderful post Thomas! I love Toms me and my family have cool styles from them, they always show great streetstyle designs, perfect to complement any outfit. Those pins are not only cute and chic, they are the meaning of hope for all the people in need of those specific facts. Love the idea that they are spread awareness and supporting such a great causes. Now, we can look stylish wearing them and we also are contributing to make a better world at the same time! Thanks for sharing!
    Vanessa

    http://thefashionstatement.net

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 11:04 PM

      My thoughts exactly. No need to dress down just because you’re ethical! 🙂

  55. Helen Chik
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 09:15 PM
    Reply

    This actually sounds amazing Thomas and i love how each pin has its own meaning and all are addressing serious problems in this world. Give kindness is one that resonates with me a lot right now as the bullying doesn’t really ever stop after high school and after watching 13 Reasons Why I think that would be one cause I’d definitely support. Thank you for sharing this!!

    Helen xx
    http://helenchik.com

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 11:06 PM

      Bullying goes on all through life and it’s important to take a stand against that too. I binged 13 Reasons Why and basically cried my eyes out… xx

  56. marcy
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 10:00 PM
    Reply

    Absolutely love TOMS I have been wearing them since ages and they are the perfect shoe to travel. Love the fact about all this initiative they are supporting. I knew some of them but for sure not all of them so is very inspiring to know that such a great brand are supporting problems we are living today.

    xoxo
    Marcy

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 11:06 PM

      And to think I don’t even own a pair, yet, haha. xx

  57. Jacqueline
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 11:03 PM
    Reply

    I love Toms so much. They do so many great things! My friend actually works for them and had gone on several trips to third world countries and it’s been such an amazing experience. I love that you shared this because they do so many good things and their products are so awesome! I also love that you presented it in such a different way than just in wearing Toms! Look at me. Great post Thomas as always

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 11:07 PM

      That goes to prove that they really do the things they claim they do. I love getting first hand information like this! ❤️

  58. Ana Vukosavljevic
    Thursday May 18th, 2017 at 01:09 AM
    Reply

    I loove that you put effort in everything you do, truly and meaningfully. It’s so nice that every pin has it’s own meaning.

    Now, I even love you more 😀 You rocked this outfit!!

  59. Jenn Hanft
    Thursday May 18th, 2017 at 07:10 AM
    Reply

    First of all, I think this has to be my favorite look ever!!! Second, I actually didn’t realize TOMS has multiple brands that support multiple causes! I really only thought that it applied to their shoe brand. I love companies that give back and it’s always great to spread the word on them!! It’s incredible how companies like these help make the world a better place especially through the help of their consumers!

    With love, Jenn
    https://www.jubilantdose.com

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 11:08 PM

      I had no idea about all of this either. And thanks for your kind words, Jenn ❤️

  60. Andreea Birsan
    Thursday May 18th, 2017 at 08:08 AM
    Reply

    First of all your outfit is perfect from head to toe, you really nail all these denim outfits, looking just like a street style star! Secondly, I’m really glad you brought TOMS in the discussion, I had no idea they were such an ethical company, whom are doing so many great things for the ones in need. Unfortunately we don’t have TOMS in here, but if they will open a shop in Romania anytime soon, I’ll make sure to get something from their store. Wishing you a lovely day! xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 11:09 PM

      Haha, I’ll take those words with me. “Street style star”! I hope they do, not even sure if they have a store over here in Sweden #shameonme

  61. Bernice
    Thursday May 18th, 2017 at 11:48 AM
    Reply

    TOMS is a beautiful brand to be an ambassador for xx not very often do we find brands that genuinely care and proactively make life better for those in our world

    https://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2017/05/18/Intimate-In-the-Streets-and-In-The-Sheets

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 11:09 PM

      True, although I’m not an ambassador, yet 🙂 Just a spokesperson out of free will, haha.

  62. Aleksandra Ladygin
    Thursday May 18th, 2017 at 05:09 PM
    Reply

    Absolutely great work!I am so impressed!Actually i did’t heard about Toms… ( how is it possible??)
    Thank you for your post!

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 11:10 PM

      It’s possible as I’d never heard of them before either, haha.

  63. frank lin
    Friday May 19th, 2017 at 11:44 AM
    Reply

    Hey Thomas! I really love the whole look!! <3
    I'm a big fan of TOMS since I know what they are doing for the world.
    It really shows that fashion can be fashionable und meaningful. I just ordered two pairs
    of espadrilles :)))))

    xx

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 11:11 PM

      See, Frank, let’s save the world you and me 🙂 xx

  64. Tandya
    Sunday May 21st, 2017 at 05:10 AM
    Reply

    I love that this post is not sponsored! You and TOMs are so inspiring! I love companies and brands that give back to people in need. I didn’t know each product supported a different cause. I love this! I have purchased a few pairs of TOMs shoes in the past, but I definitely want to check out their eyewear and bags now, as well. Thank you for sharing!

    • Thomas Falkenstedt
      Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 11:11 PM

      Thank you, Tandya! I’ll have to check out their entire collection too now. 🙂

  65. Dom
    Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 at 02:13 AM
    Reply

    Dear Tommy. I cannot begin to thank you for this post. As soon as I started getting into this I knew what you were gonna write about. Thank you for supporting Tom’s and the causes they support. When I got to the sight one I got emotional. We talk about this a lot at the hospital and Tom’s has done an amazing job bringing awareness to this so people like me can get the treatment and surgeries they need. I love these pins and I ask you to continue rocking them. Cause it literally just made my day seeing this post. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing this out of your own kind heart. People need to know about this and I’m glad you are sharing this with your readers.
    Love, Dom

  66. Deddeh Howard
    Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 at 03:21 AM
    Reply

    You’re so kind Thomas and I love reading your blog. You stand for something and that makes me keeping reading and reading. Thanks for sharing this.

  67. Alyssa Moore
    Tuesday June 6th, 2017 at 10:17 PM
    Reply

    Thomas! THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME AWARE OF THIS. I am sharing with my Twitter and Facebook Friends! This is something that needs to be shared ESP like you said “think about that before buying shoes”. This post is so touching and inspirational. Thanks again – Alyssa

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