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Bring your own Birks

Birkenstocks are throwback to high school when everyone had suede beige Birkenstocks that I wanted so desperately but my parents never got me.  Of course I'd probably be much less likely to be okay with them now having seen my high school self style them with whatever wardrobe I possessed back then.  Now they're back and better than ever, styled much more sleekly than I could have ever imagined.

I have finally jumped on the bandwagon and convinced myself that they will not look bad on me.  My short stature makes me hesitant to wear bulky flat shoes because I find that they aren't flattering on me like they are on the tall, thin models and bloggers that I end up seeing all over the blogosphere.  Time to get over my insecurities.. I refuse to pass up a trend that is also comfortable!!

These are the three colors I bought, what color(s) do you think I should keep?  What do you think about Birkenstocks coming back?

(Navy & Patent: J.Crew x Birkenstock |Black: Birkenstock)


Prep School Cool

Keeping it preppy, phone snapshots from my anniversary date several months back.  My good friend has an online eyeglass company called Dharma Eyewear Co. and he let me try a pair of lenses despite the fact that I don't need glasses.  They fit me quite well given the fact that I have a hard time to find sunglasses.

Quote of the day:

He who has faith has...
an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust
that all will come out well - even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.
- B.C. Forbes


Party Nails

Deborah Lippmann makes some awesome glitter nail polishes, instant nail party!


Muling Around

Love these Tibi Bee Mules.


The Original Slip On

The slip on trend has come back strong just like the Birkenstock trend.  Love the Vince Blair slip on sneakers but I don't love the price, so I was thrilled to find that Vans made a perforated leather pair of slip ons.  Besides, we all know Vans were the originator of the slip on sneaker!  They even have a snake print pair now, I might have to get them...

Available here and here.


The Bucket Bag

Thoughts are but dreams till their effects be tried.
- William Shakespeare

Last week, I was lucky enough to get the coveted Mansur Gavriel bucket bag that is sold out everywhere.  Their site had just launched and I managed to grab a large and mini.  The mini looks suitable for my height (for reference, I am 5'2") but I am still deciding about the large.  What do you guys think?
(Mansur Gavriel bucket bag)