July 31st, 2013

Comfortable Run-Around

look i love

My recent post on Birkenstocks got me thinking, what would I wear them with? Didn’t take much to come up with the answer– I’d wear them with what I run-around in already. Ta-da!

Sweatshirt, Birkenstocks, JeansPendant, Sunglasses, Duffel.



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Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag


Belted wool blazer


Blade velvet slingback pumps


Silvia silk-twill scarf


Logo-embellished leather loafers


Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt


Braided leather bangle


Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress


Gate knotted leather slippers


Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat


Santos de Cartier metal shield sunglasses

  • This is a great post- I love your choices!

    Sara G.July 31st, 2013  9:10 PM

  • Love everything but the Birkenstocks. Sorry…

    GwendolynJuly 31st, 2013  9:37 PM

  • LOVE it! i spent a large part of my childhood summers on the New England coast (I grew up in NYC + LI) and i lived in my Tevas and Birkenstocks. i never felt quite comfortable wearing them in NY; i look forward to seeing more Birkenstocks on the streets. i think it’s all in how they are styled, and i think you nailed it.

    kateJuly 31st, 2013  9:43 PM

  • i am so there with your run-around chicness! i have no problem with the birks -done right. in summer i also like the sleeker madrid (a quieter dr scholl’s model) and the t-strap gizeh. (they both give a nicer leg with dresses/skirts/shorts.) come late autumn, i am not afraid to slip on the classic arizona with a tweedy rag wool sock. (think lauren hutton, not deadhead) there’s comfort food and comfort foot. some things are beyond fashion and that combo instantly makes me feel ‘leaf peepin’ cozy. i like classics and easily draw the line at the furry celine shower slides. go figure…

    agnesAugust 1st, 2013  4:33 AM

  • Love the outfit! I have a pair of Mephisto sandals, very similar to Birkenstocks, although maybe not quite as “granola.” I first bought them while pregnant with my son in 2008 – third trimester during the summer – and they were so comfortable. At the start of this summer, I bought another pair for the comfort and love how flexible they are with so many outfits. Mine are silver, so they look great with a pop of red or coral polish on my toes! I am constantly stopped on the street with complimentary comments about them, which surprised me initially, but now, not so much! Comfortable and boho-granola chic all in one! Will be wearing them this weekend during my visit to NYC, and will sashay around the Bergdorf shoe section in them!

    MonicaAugust 1st, 2013  7:49 AM

  • I have a pair of black Granadas (the multi-strap style with buckles) and always get compliments. I like them because they are simple and graphic (and comfy). And if you have nice feet, Birks put your pedicure on a display platter.

    joannawnycAugust 1st, 2013  8:00 AM

  • Love it!

    PhyllisAugust 1st, 2013  8:22 AM

  • after you post the other day, I searched for pictures of nice pairings of birks with fashionable outfits and came across one worn by Joyce Croonen on mydubio.com. I think you would love that look, too, whites and black birks, very chic.

    ameeAugust 1st, 2013  9:18 AM

  • Can’t do the Birkenstocks personally.

    kayce hughesAugust 1st, 2013  9:33 AM

  • I love this look! Especially the APC sweatshirt, there is a cream sweater by them on net-a-porter, I just have to have. The tom ford aviators make the look perfection.


    Caitlin ConfidentialAugust 1st, 2013  9:45 AM

  • I have the Madrid in silver and black patent, and the Sparta in bronze. I have yet to get the Arizona, but I agree with Agnes, I can definitely see them in the fall. I love them in the camel color as you have them here. Definitely a classic, yet totally current, look. Love all the pieces.

    AprilAugust 1st, 2013  10:45 AM

  • Spot on for a Birk look. Thanks for the inspiration. I also like the idea of a slouchy tweed sock with the Arizona when the weather cools.

    LynetteAugust 1st, 2013  10:52 AM

  • More looks here: http://www.studded-hearts.com/2013/04/bassike/

    ameeAugust 1st, 2013  11:51 AM

  • I bought my first pair of Birks last summer and now am totally in love with them. They are comfortable beyond belief and much more stylish than flip flops. My first purchase was gold and they are chic with just about everything. I do agree with previous comments that you have to be careful how you style the rest of your look. Style meets practicality for summer footwear that’s affordable.


    MelanieAugust 1st, 2013  12:20 PM

  • Love this look! And love the very civil Birk discussion. I’ve never had a pair but I’m leaning toward ordering the camel suede in this post since I discovered they come in narrow and in a soft foot bed in addition to the traditional (more structured) foot bed. I’m sure I will be subject to some shoe scorn but on the other hand, so what?!? Cool is cool.

    RobbiAugust 1st, 2013  5:17 PM

  • yes, minus the shoes 🙂

    AnitaAugust 1st, 2013  6:52 PM

  • I love everything except the Birks. I have a great pair of low heeled neutral JCrew sandals that I would wear in place of them. But I love everything else about the look!

    MonicaAugust 1st, 2013  9:20 PM

  • october leaf-peeping, apple picking -here I come! http://clairesfieldnotes.tumblr.com/post/57067528317/http-theatlasandtheoyster-tumblr-com

    agnesAugust 1st, 2013  9:49 PM

  • Thank you for posting this. I have been wearing hot pink gizehs all summer long!


    ChennillAugust 2nd, 2013  9:35 AM

  • Love it! The gizeh is my birken of choice. I have been eyeing off that APC sweatshirt, too!

    CeeCeeAugust 2nd, 2013  9:46 PM

  • The first step is confidence! If you are fashion conscious the pairing is key. I am partial to the Milan and have always kept a pair for the lake and beach. I usually go far beyond my usual thought process to make them (I hope) the last item that you look at!
    By the time you notice you think “they work!”
    The comfort could be worth it-I change my mind every season. A good manicure is a must!

    AliAugust 2nd, 2013  10:59 PM

  • I admit I am being influenced by everyone from you to Mark D. Sikes to Vogue that perhaps these shoes are not so bad. After all, fit flops have been my go-to walking shoe and they are pretty ugly. Perhaps it is your color choice that is not quite right here. White or black may have been more appealing with your other selections.

    PaulaAugust 4th, 2013  8:57 AM


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