Go Faux!

By Cara, age 14, California
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Bonjour, it's Cara!

Now to start, I feel I must tell you something about me. *ahem* My belief is that animals are not ours to eat, abuse, experiment on, wear, or use for entertainment. I do not eat meat, dairy, eggs (unless they come from my local seller), or any animal derived products. Anyhoo, as winter is sneaking up on us some of you may be looking around for the perfect boots, or that warm and trendy jacket! Unfortunately, most winter outerwear is made with suede, leather, or fur. :[

I decided to do a little online research to find some cute winter wear that uses no animal products! Hopefully you'll like what I found. I encourage you to wear only faux this winter, and check those tags telling you what materials were used for before you buy! Thanks for reading!


The Patchwork Cozi Boot $39.50

These boots are available on They are lined with faux fur, and the outside is faux suede. These boots are a bit expensive ... but much cheaper than Uggs, and just as cute!

The Cozi Boot $39.50

These boots are available on They are lined with faux fur, and the outside is faux suede. They also come in black, purple (with quilted diamond detail), and chestnut (with quilted heart detail). Additional colors are shown below.

The Shortie Cozi Boot $34.50

These boots are available on They are lined with faux fur, and the outside is faux suede. Available in sand and navy.

Airwalk Teagan Quilt Boot $29.99

These boots are on sale at Payless! They are made with faux suede and faux shearling with stitching shown on outside. They are available in cognac and brown.


Blu Chic Hoodie $26.99

This adorable number is a faux fur lined hoodie sweater. You can find it in Charlotte Russe stores or their online store, It is also available in ivory.

Prospect Cotton Jacket $34.80

This comfy jacket is faux fur lined with a removable faux fur trim on the hoodie. You can find it in Forever 21 stores or their online store, This jacket is also available in black.

Printed Sherpa-lined Zip-front Hoodie $34.99

Gotta love that print! This lovely sweater is lined with sherpa and has an all-over print. It is available in Aeropostale stores or their online store, It also comes in taupe.

Uncut Cord Jacket $59.99

Ouch! That price kinda hurts, I know. But there are always little chores you can do around the house for the some moolah if you don't already have it. So back to the jacket. It has removable fur trimming on the hood and is lined with a plaid pattern. This baby is available at Aeropostale stores, or their online store,

I hope this article will make you more aware of the decisions you make when you shop.
Thanks so much for reading!

Peace & Love,

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March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

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- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
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- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
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- A month full of love
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- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
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- An airport anniversary: a true story
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- Dear John
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- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
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