Some might find it concerning that my shoes fit in so well with my home décor. However, I think it is wonderful to have a strong sense of personal style that transcends all aspects of your life. If you know what you like and what makes you happy, then by all means surround yourself in that beauty!
Today we are discussing sensible footwear and why you don’t have to sacrifice your personal style in order to be comfortable! No one wants to conquer the world with their feet hurting, and today’s comfortable shoes are a far cry from your grandparents’ orthotics! Birkenstocks have been around since the dawning of time and I will admit I used to think they were UGLY. They were big, brown, clunky and worst of all: practical. All things my younger self and to a certain degree, current self, do not find appealing. Flash forward to a couple of years ago when I found a pair of Birkenstock sandals that I actually considered gasp cute. They were super sleek in patent black leather, with a touch of metallic gold on the buckles and in the narrow width, fit my feet perfectly. Living in a city where walking is my main mode of transport, these shoes were totally practical (I know) yet cute. I was slowly becoming a convert.
Flash-forward to this spring where it seems like every high-end designer is offering his or her own version of a Birkenstock sandal (Prada in particular has quite a few styles this season). These sandals are over the top fancy (which I love!) but also over the top in the price point (which I don’t love). So when I stumbled upon these gold Birkenstocks (color on website is: Spectacular Platinum Leather) at Nordstrom over the weekend I was beyond excited. These shoes offer just the right amount of something extra that puts them in the “fun & cute” category, but they are not so over the top where you risk seeing them in the “Real housewives of New Jersey” style book. This particular style comes in a plethora of metallic options and a variety of colors, so chances are you can find the combo that matches your own personal style. In home décor and fashion your goal should always be to surround yourself with what you love and makes you feel your best. Your feet will feel comfortable and cute with this pair of sandals, and it really doesn’t get much better than that!