Thursday, September 28, 2017

Walking on Stardust: Glittery Juttis for Everyday Sparkle

It's not often that I crave shoes like candy, but I have a sweet tooth for juttis - the cheerful, glitzy sister to the babouche. 

Juttis go by many names, including khussa, Punjabi shoes, chappals or mojaris. I'm a sucker for all things handmade and the craftsmanship alone is drool-worthy. I'm talking silk thread, tiny mirrors, hand-stitched embroidery, sequins, eye-popping colors, delicious beads and more often than not, 100% leather. The jutti originated in Southeast Asia and Pakistan and are often worn to weddings or eid festivals. They are super comfortable and over time, will conform to the shape of your foot.

After a wicked incident with a jelly jar when I was four years old, I'm not a huge fan of high heels. My feet literally reject the idea of being forced upright for long periods of time, so flats -- especially colorful ones are my #1 go-to for school, semi-formal events or flirty-casual date nights. What I like most about juttis is being able to dress them up or dress them down. They go great with dark wash jeans and a cardigan or you can slip them on with a maxi dress and rock the town.

There's something about this colour- Navy! Elegant, Royal, Mysterious, Luxury…
I fell in love with Needledust the moment I spotted them on Pinterest. If you've never heard of them, the company was founded by Shirin Mann Sanga, a bride-turned-entrepreneur. Her philosophy is to combine fashion and comfort, which led her to design her own brand of juttis layered with squishy memory foam. Her shoes are definitely a cut above the rest, highlighting a full rainbow of colors and a wide range of patterns. There is something for everyone...even kids!

Designer Juttis from NeedleDust India. You are going to love us! Our juttis are made in genuine leather and are easily twisted in hand, making the jutti extremely soft on your feet. All our probucts are hand embroidered and hand sewed. Known as Aladdin slippers, Indian Ballerinas etc., the Indian Punjabi traditional footwear. The jutti is spotted everywhere, complementing jumpsuits, maxis, short dresses and jeans.

The only downside to ordering from Needledust is dealing with international shipping and converting rupees to dollars. I'm not a math whiz, so my tip is to copy and paste the price into Bing (including the rupee sign) to get an idea of price. For example, about 4700 equals $73.20. I believe 66 rupees is equivalent to a dollar, but the exchange rate changes every so often, so do a little research before making your purchase.

And remember to "break them in" before you wear them outside. Juttis don't have a left or right shoe, so you really have to wear them around the house first in order to stretch out the leather.

These juttis!


Enjoy your juttis!

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xoxo jamillah

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