What am I wearing: Birkenstocks
Lovingly called my "Jesus shoes" by my coworkers my Birkenstocks are currently the most worn shoes I have in my closet. Having purchased my first pair of Birkenstocks when I was 12, I didn't think they were very cool, but my mother swore by them and they were incredibly comfortable. Now 13 years later Birkenstocks are officially cool again, and I am excited to say I may be an early adopter of this trend. There are quite a few different styles of Birkenstock sandals and with their popularity increasing they have come out with different colours and textiles.I currently have 3 different styles of Birkenstocks and there are different things I love about each style.
My first Birkenstock purchase as an adult was the classic Arizona style in brown. I bought these shoes in Las Vegas, Summer 2015. The first 3 times we went to Las Vegas I had a habit of placing fashion over function, and if you travel with Joel to Las Vegas please know, you are expected to walk everywhere... all the time... back and forth, up and down the Strip. Clearly I did not learnt he first time and continued to take pretty but uncomfortable shoes.
Enter the Birkenstock Arizona; when I placed these sandals on my feat the heavens opened up and angels sang, and my feet breathed a sigh of relief. This style of Birkenstock may not be the most stylish, but they are tried and true for their level of comfort and I find myself tossing them on when I am wearing some mom jeans and a tee-shirt. They are the ultimate in comfort, the two straps can be adjusted for a roomier, relaxed fit or placed snug against your foot. The other nice thing about these shoes is that they age incredibly well. After wearing these shoes for a couple seasons they still look new!
I purchased these Birkenstocks in March, and they are my go to every day shoe. I probably wear these shoes at least once per day, every day. I sized down from a 39 to a 38 in this style, and I am pretty glad I did, they look far more attractive on my foot. These shoes are my go to for everything from a cute sun dress, to a more refined body hugging dress, to jeans and a tee and of course yoga pants. Honestly I debated buying another colour in this style, I love them so much. They have a rose gold/copper colour in the Arizona style and as soon as they release that colour in this style my credit card will be ready!
These pretty babies are currently on order! I broke down and bought a third pair because why not continue feeding my shopping addiction?! I opted for the Gizeh style because this pearl white colour is so beautiful and I think I can get away with wearing it with any neutral colour, including black or grey. I envision wearing these much like my Mayaris, dressed up or down. I honestly can't wait until these babies are in my closet!
Birkenstocks are pretty notorious for not going on sale, or if they do go on sale it is a very small percentage off. The ultimate deciding factor in just going ahead and purchasing these was that they were on sale at the Hudson Bay Comapny for $109.00 and then my mommy had an extra 20% off code! She put them through for me on her RBC credit card so I also received free shipping. Go check out the Bay online, they are having some great sales right now!
Also can we discuss how beautiful this rose gold/copper colour is? I actually just may bite the bullet and buy them anyway. oh mah gaaawd they're so pretty!