|Dress: Madewell, old, Arizona Sandals: Birkenstock, Caramelo Necklace: Anthro, old|
So I finally caved in and bought Birkenstocks. After two years of use, my old sandals were about as soft and foot-supporting as cardboard. After a few weeks of hobbling around in them, I realised that I desperately needed new sandals, and well, Birkenstocks are actually in right now... Which kind of blows my nerd mind in a thousand ways. What'll be next, Steve Urkel glasses?! Oh wait...
It's kind of mad, how I used to be embarrassed about owning Birkenstocks but I have done for years - either as hiking shoes, sneakers and/or the super nerdy closed-toe sandal (mine are green). I never bought these two-strap ones before because I kept thinking they'd be so easy to step out of, but man was I wrong there. Once they are on, these babies stay on. Like cement!
Of course, when the stiff leather of new shoes meet your naked feet in the summer heat, what's the most common result? That's right, flesh wounds! So the tops of my feet have been covered in sticking-plasters, but that's a price I'm willing to pay for trendy comfiness. And yes, I suppose this makes me a hipster now? I still don't have any tattoos, though. So hipster-in-training, maybe?
Also, I'd actually never worn this dress without some kind of shirt inside it before, so that was new. And the dress and sandals felt like a really nice and neutral backdrop for my crazy huge necklace with the Swarofski ball. I used to be a bit embarrassed to wear it out in public because it is pretty big, but I've gradually worn down my own resistance to the point where it doesn't even feel like I'm lifting weights with my neck every time I wear it now, hah. But to me, big necklaces are like a gym membership - if I invest good money in it, then I will damn well use it!