Being a mom to Siena has certainly turned my world upside down for the bestest of reasons, and while I thought I’d spend my first months as a mom in denim and a tee… little did I know I would actually be more into dresses and easy shoes like Birkenstocks and other types of slides, or low heel mules. Or maybe the extra time spent home on Instagram stalking my fave bloggers has led to more than online shopping sprees and continuous adding to cart afternoons…
These days I pride on being an online shopping guru, cause I swear to God for weeks in a row I was dreaming sales and new-in lines on so many fashion stores out there, that I legit felt a savvy sartorial. If being a mom has its massive perks it also has some weird pregnancy legacies, one off which has left me with a shoe size bigger than my regular 38 EU, so… need I say more?! I was a girl and mom on a mission: re-stock on all my fave shoes in my now current size, and add some new staples or fads to my shoe game.
With summer and the heatwave still going strong well into autumn, and the ugly chunky shoe trend being bigger and uglier than ever, I started off classic and simple: Birkenstocks. The best and prettiest ugly summer shoes ever, as classic as my grandma, as timeless as a blazer.
Why are Birkenstocks still so coveted?
Billion years after they first came out, these sandals are still a summer staple just because they’re so easy to wear and style. I picked mine in white, cause I love white sandals in summer and I think the white looks better against any outfit. I love them because they can adapt so easily to dresses, jeans, pants, jumpsuits, or any summer casual outfit.
I need to make a quick run to the market, I put them on. I’m going out for a very laid back dinner on a summer night, they’re on. I’m taking my baby out for a walk, I’m wearing them.
Are Birkenstocks more than just an ugly shoe?
Well… they certainly are not very pretty, but they look amazing. If you love fashion you know this is a great thing in 2018, and I’m not even joking. Yes they’re more than just an fad, they’re. staple and a pretty comfy cool one.
And I bet you a pair of brand new ones that your mom used to wear them too.
Anyway… I wore mine here with a polka dot dress, just cause I wanted to show them off with a dress, and also cause it was way way way way too hot for anything else. I’ve also worn them since with jeans, and even a very casual fluid summer outfit over coffee one morning.
I am wearing: Birkenstocks (shop here) | Forever21 polka dot dress | Zaful sunglasses