and speaking of practical footwear, what do YOU think about birkenstocks? (yes, serious question.)
i bought a pair of sleek, non-birkenstocky, madrids on super sale last summer, and i guess those were my training wheels. then one morning this past january i found myself entranced by an older woman's gizehs while stuck in the world's longest line at my favorite deli. after positive affirmations from becca, who seems to have cool down to a science, i went for it. (red first, which i immediately sold in favor of some ashley olsen blacks.) not long after my gizeh procurement, amidst teasing from my mother, the above image appeared on the sartorialist. then this man repeller essay happened.
this whole thing has me so discombobulated! i'm really feelin' the birks this summer. have i been viewing birkenstocks with unnecessary disdain all these years? is this related to my new obsession with incense? is it just because i'll be 32 in july and i'm throwing in the towel? THOUGHTS?! help me work through this. or don't, because i've worn things that have elicited the side eye for most of my adult life. :)
(this post probably should've happened on saturday [4/20], but earth day seems just as appropos.)