It seems inconceivable, as I spent the last few hours today sweating around NY in a miniskirt, that only two weeks ago I was wearing thick wool sweaters. That is the way of Michigan summers, I suppose. As a teen growing up in Marquette, MI, summers meant new bikinis and a new J.Crew cotton rollneck sweater. Remember those? [snort]
But because I’m a 90’s girl, summer also meant Birkenstocks. So cool with that rollneck sweater! And fall? Well. Fall meant Birkenstocks WITH SOCKS.
I loved it then, I love it now. Naysayers, say what you nay! I’m unabashedly, unapologetically, unashamedly going to rock Birks with socks.
I had to work through a few things, though. Here’s what I learned:
1. The newer Birkenstocks that say “soft footbed” are MUCH more comfortable than the Birks of yesteryear *cough*90’s*cough*. No break-in period required. And that birko-flor stuff is crazy soft, as is the suede. As much as I wanted to be all die-hard CLASSIC LEATHER BIRKS OR BUST….those were the pairs I returned.
2. For wearing birks + socks with skinny jeans, the socks matter. Trying to get the right level of scrunched at the top of the sock was driving me nuts until I found these socks from Free People. The little crochet hem saves it. (Of course, one doesn’t need to worry about scrunching socks if wearing Birks old-school: straight-leg jeans with ripped hems, Wigwam socks. #ohyesIwill #withachoker)
sweater: Marc Jacobs James Sweater, on sale!! at Nordstrom
jeans: Rag and Bone (old)…but the similar Rag and Bone Stretch Skinny Jean in seaside wash is on sale for $118
socks: Free People Short Highland Boot Sock (If you don’t want to pay shipping for just a pair of socks….I strongly suggest this sweater. It is everything. Or hey – Nordstrom has similar socks in a longer length.)
lipstick: Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Coy
All of these pictures were taken not far from my parent’s lake house (“camp”). Didn’t I grow up in a gorgeous place? #blessed #justkidding
I have such a love-hate relationship with #hashtags.
Anyway, happy Friday!! Mike and I are headed up to NY for the Reward Style party on Saturday….anyone else going? It’s always a good time, and Mike’s bringing the camera, so hopefully we can find some good #nyfw inspo….we will see.