Tuesday, October 8, 2013


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If there's one trend I am in full support of this year, it's the return of the Birkenstock. I know, to some -- maybe even most -- these sandals are the exact opposite of stylish, but I love them for the utilitarian vibe they lend to outfits and for the fact alone that they are, indeed, the most comfortable shoes I could possibly put on my feet. I picked up this white pair from Amazon a few months ago (the all white is only available if ordered internationally), and after treating them with a dirt-repellent, wore them all summer, they've been all over Austin, San Francisco, and Seattle.

To avoid looking too stereotypical (by which I mean too much like myself in 1998), I've been pairing my Milanos with simple, clean outfits, nothing too complicated or fussy. Ankle length jeans, a crisp -- if slightly wrinkled -- shirt, and a few bracelets. It's an easy outfit to replicate, and one that was ideal for touring the Frick in Pittsburgh.

What I wore:
Jacket: Vintage
Shirt: Saturdays Surf / Thrifted
Jeans: J.Crew sale
Sandals: Birkenstock Milano
Bracelets: Thrifted

I wore this to: Tour the Frick house