Sole Society weekender bag // Zara sandals //  Asos bandeau top // T by Alexander Wang tee //  Saint James for J.Crew tee //  Target tee // Rag & Bone shorts

gap tee (old) //  american eagle shorts //  birkenstock sandals

Sundry tank // Target hat // American Eagle denim shorts //  Mylo Jewelry necklace // Gorjana cuff // Birkenstock sandals

mossimo jeans // vince tee / gap denim jacket //  j.crew panama hat //birkensotck sandals

R13 distressed tee //  Rag & Bone boyfriend shorts // Zara leather sandals (another great pair) // La Mer Collections watch // J.Crew Factory chainlink bracelet

Birkenstock sandals // Old Navy top // Mossimo shorts

Pickwick and Weller tank //  Rag & Bone boyfriend shorts // Zara leather sandals (similar) // Tory Burch Robinson satchel (middy version) // J.Crew panama hat

Target tee // J.Crew panama hat // Zara girls leather sandals // Ray-Ban original 58mm aviators // La Mer Collections watch c/o // Banana Republic knot bracelet //  Mossimo denim shorts

Merona dress // Old Navy twill jacket // J.Crew panama hat //  Tory Burch Robinson satchel (middy version) //  Zara girls leather sandals // Ray-Ban aviators

This post has been long overdue. I was going to write it before I purchased my first (ever) pair of Birkenstock sandals, but I think after owning two pairs now and actually wearing and styling them, I can provide better feedback. Besides all the men out there, I don’t know if all the hate the Birkenstock trend has gotten is necessarily from how ‘ugly’ they are. I think it may have more to do with what they’re associated with and how they’ve been styled in the past. I’m a big believer in the art of styling. Anything can be cute or ‘stylish’ if it’s styled right.

As with anything else you see on a blog, in a magazine, or in a J.Crew catalogue, when a piece is styled right, everyone wants in. This is exactly what happened with the return of Birks. One blogger, celebrity, or campaign styled them right and everyone wanted in. Do I think Birkenstocks can look extremely granola, hippie, and unflattering, yeah for sure. But again, when done right, I like them.

For me, Birkenstocks and denim are a match made in heaven. There’s something about the two paired together that’s very au naturel (which I love!). After months of being on the fence, I caved. And I’m glad I did. Not only are they great for my denim-dominated closet, but they’re incredibly comfortable, and so easy to slip on when you’re running out the door. They’re definitely wide and run large (I ordered a size 34 kids), so I do recommend sizing down. I was able to snag this black leather pair from Zara kids that are pretty identical to Birkenstocks and although I appreciate the sleeker look, they aren’t as comfortable.

I’ll conclude the longest Birkenstock post alive by saying, if you’re on the fence, go for it! They go with everything and they’ll be the most comfortable sandals in your closet. You’ll at least get your monies worth and most likely get a reaction out of your boyfriend or husband (which in my case was a negative one lol).

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the whole Birkenstock comeback. Do you own a pair or do you hate them?

Wind Blown

Target tee //  Gap denim jacket // SheInside skirt (old) // Nine West caged sandals // Target clutch // J.Crew Factory chain link bracelet //  Baublebar necklace

Photos by Christine Sargologos

I’m slowly but surely learning skirts don’t necessarily have to be overly feminine. I talked about branching out in this post and I’m so glad I am because I’m obsessed with this combination. I think the stripes and denim keep it casual and very ‘me’ and the caged sandals keep the look interesting. Put it all together and you have one of my favorite outfits I’ve worn on the blog so far.

On a side note. I picked up this Target tee for less than $10 and I’ve worn it A LOT. Like too much. I love it when I toss something in my cart without thinking and it ends up being a favorite in my closet. Can’t beat $10, people!

Weekend Recap

Went back to school with Reward Style and Gorjana

Apparently Lola is not a big fan of cleaning the office. Wearing American Eagle shorts and Joie sandals

Being dramatic hiding in the couch cushions

On a neutral kick. from left to right: Marshmallow, Sand Topez, Chinchilly, Miss Matched, and bottom: Limo-Scene

Sundry tank // Target hat // American Eagle denim shorts //  Mylo Jewelry necklace // Gorjana cuff //  Birkenstock sandals

Can’t wait to fully get into this book!

Why hello there 90 degrees, nice, to see you again (NOT)! I’m such a complainer about the heat, but seriously, the second you walk outside it just slaps you in the face, ugh. Double the showers, AC blasting, sleeping with just the sheet, and a whole lotta pinot grigio. That’s kinda what went down this weekend. Mike and I also made it to a friend’s baby shower on Sunday and I managed to pick up two new books. I go through phases with reading/ books (I’m so not cool) and right now I’m all about it. Have you read The Power of Now or #GirlBoss yet? Any thoughts? So excited to dive into both.

I know it’s only Monday, but I can’t wait until this week is over. We have family coming in town for a cousins reunion on Saturday and I cannot wait. One of my favorite yearly traditions #weekendsarethebest.

How was your weekend?

Light Wash

H&M sweater (love this one) //  AG Piper Crop boyfriend jeans (very similar) // Zara sandals (similar) // BaubleBar necklace // Tory Burch Robinson satchel (middy version) // J.Crew Factory chain link bracelet

Photos by Christine Sargologos

Keeping it simple in a pair of light wash AG Piper Crop boyfriend jeans and an oversized sweater. Overthinking an outfit doesn’t always prove to be correct and in my case, more often times than not, less is always more.

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