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Get the Look: Every Type of Birkenstock Sandal

After putting together Friday’s post on the revival of Birkenstocks, and having a late birthday lunch with friends (thanks Marcie & Deb!), I headed to The Tannery to try on Birkenstocks. As they’re hardly sexy, I felt like I was trying on shoes that an college roommate left by the door. But, once I channeled the women in the street style photos, I was on board. So I turned my attention to how Birkenstocks actually felt on my feet.

The leather of the Arizona sandals were a little stiff for me, (though likely fine for most anybody else), and I didn’t even bother trying on the Gizeh thongs (I can only wear flip flops with ribbons, not leather, between my toes). It’s too bad, because I really like the white Arizonas. They remind me of my white rubber platforms slides by Patrick Cox from the mid-90s (which I actually still have and should perhaps resurrect).

The white Birkenstocks are so obviously a cute style statement and would not be mistaken for the schleppy misguidedness. Look, if you’re going to wear Birkenstocks because they’re back (and by back I mean, by those who matter, i.e., Phoebe Philo, Marc Jacobs, Jenna Lyons), then you’re going to have to cultivate the total look. (I can do a post with specific clothing picks too if anyone’s interested.)

Back to the try-ons. I also slipped on a slouchy pair of mocha suede Arizona sandals with rose gold buckles (nice styling touch), which also happened to be labeled “soft footbed.” Bingo. Pure comfort. (For sizing, go down one.) I could definitely get on board wearing these. Thing is, I haven’t been into earth tones the past ten years.

Back home, my search for size 36 black suede Arizonas turned up “out of stock” messages. Not willing to languish on a wait list, I ordered the Arizona Soft Footbed Suede Sandal in Velvet Gray from Nordstrom’s. (By the way, the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is in progress.) Admittedly, it is going to be harder to pull off elegance in gray suede than crisp black, but so be it. Besides, I’ve been totally into my gray Madewell jeans, so this could all be good.

And, fact is, I’m headed to the Outer Cape for most of the summer, where looking just so is just not.

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1. Birkenstock Gizeh Thong in Black Patent

2. Birkenstock Arizona in White with White Sole 

3. Birkenstock  Gizeh Thong in Metallic Blue

4. Birkenstock Cairo Woven Leather  

5. Birkenstock Granada Soft Footbed in Oiled Leather

6. Birkenstock Arizona in Caribou

7. Ar By Tatami Birkenstock Dakar in Red w/Leopard Fur Sole

8. Birkenstock Catania by Papillio in Metallic Turquoise Leather

9. Birkenstock Granada in Metallic Silver

10. Birkenstock  Gizeh Thong in Mint Linen with Cream Sole

11. Birkenstock Arizona in Violet Nubuck

12. Papillion by Birkenstock Madrid in Leopard Classic 

13. Birkenstock Striped  

14. Tatami  by Birkenstock Adria Flecht 

15. Birkenstock Arizona in Hippie Flowers 

16. Birkenstock Madrid in Gold Metallic 

17. Birkenstock  Yara in Oiled Leather

18. Birkenstock Chania Gladiator

19. Birkenstock Florida in True Leopard

20. Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed in Green Suede

21. Birkenstock Milano in Black Patent Leather 

22. Birkenstock Mayari 

23. Birkenstock Curacao by Birki Stretch Sandal

24. Birkenstock Arizona in Floral  

25. Birkenstock Gizeh Thong in Tango Red

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Saturday Say It: Start of Summer Means Breton Striped Shirts


Or just a “striped shirt” graphic tee. Ha ha. Happy holiday weekend.
Edith A. Miller Striped Shirt, $128 at Need Supply Co.

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Get the Look: 22 Men’s Watches

We seem to go through a lot of watches at our house. I still have my prized Cartier (thank goodness; I’d be crushed if I lost it…too expensive to replace), but oftentimes, especially in summer, I just like to throw on a Timex with a stretchy metal elastic bracelet. (I wear it to the movies too; Indiglo rocks.) Unfortunately, the batteries don’t last very long. At least mine don’t. I’ve taken to treating them as disposable, which is of course ridiculous.

My husband also favors a Timex. For him it’s a plain white face with black numbers and black (imitation?) leather strap. I’ve tried to buy him nicer watches, but he protests. I think I did finally get him to wear a similar style, slightly upgraded, but he does so begrudgingly. He loses them, which I don’t really get since he’s generally pretty organized. But whatever, not my problem. My son loses his watches too, which is my problem, but he just bought himself an expensive Swatch, so we’ll see.

I love wandering through watch stores, whether its Tourneau in Boston, Cartier in New York, or Wempe in London. (Admittedly, if there’s also jewelry I tend to get sidetracked by the diamonds.)

I did a roundup of 15 stainless steel watches for women in March, but with Father’s Day upon us, I thought it would be a good time to pull together a variety of men’s watches too. As with Mother’s Day, we don’t really observe Father’s Day either. (We’re equal opportunity holiday ignorers.) I kind of ignored my husband’s birthday this year too, which I wasn’t all that nice (but he didn’t want to go anywhere, do anything, or want anything), so he deserves some recognition. Obviously, not a watch.

Here are 22 men’s watches, from sporty to sleek:






1. Zeitmaster Sport Diver’s Watch

2. Uniform Wares 104 PVD Pewter Watch

3. Flud The Exchange Watch in Birch Wood

4. Skagen Ancher Three-Hand Leather Watch

5. Diesel Chronograph Red Silicone Watch

6. Tsovet Canvas Strap Watch

7. Movado Large Bold Watch

8. ASOS Stag Print Watch

9. Coach Bleeker Stainless Steel Watch

10. Jack Spade Conway Watch

11. Michael Kors Dylan Silicone Chronograph Watch

12. Skagen Ancher Three-Hand Steel Mesh Watch

13. Timex for J.Crew Andros Watch

14. Daniel Wellington Classic Warwick Watch

15. Nixon The Sentry Leather Watch

16. Adidas Originals Brisbane

17. Komono Winston Galore Watch

18. Nixon The Kensington Leather Watch

19. Boss Hugo Boss Stainless Chronograph Watch

20. Mondaine Evo Giant 

21. Invicta Signature Two Tone Dive Watch

22. Express Silver Chronograph Bracelet Watch

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Get the Look: 18 Graphic Picture Tees

Now that the weather is a bit warmer, I have abandoned by ankle length Patagonia puffer (attractive look, I know). I love wearing an edgy T-shirt underneath a blazer. There’s been an abundance of model and street style T-shirts on the market, along with an appearance of concert tees from yesteryear.

I’ve actually gotten a couple of cute, casual striped blazers at Gap over the last year which have been a staple, along with a cream and navy stripe Tory Burch blazer from several years ago. (The Tory Burch Augusta Jacket, which is a similar idea but with much wider stripes, is on sale. Also, try Gap; maybe the Classic Stripe Blazer) Perhaps I need to do a spring blazers for daytime post!

In the meantime, let’s look at some at some digital photo graphic tees. Kate Moss and Audrey are my faves.







1. Antimatter T-Shirt by Jean Pierre Braganza

2. T-Shirt with Strass

3. Yung K Tee by Dimepiece

4. Looney Tunes Represent Tee by Eleven Paris

5. Patchwork Portrait-Print T-Shirt by Givenchy

6. Flora Mortis T-Shirt

7. Studded Burnout Lips Tee

8. QS by s.Oliver Print T-Shirt

9. Wolf Moon Tee

10. Stairs Print T-Shirt by MM6 Martin Margiela

11. Paw de Deux Tee

12. Floral Tee by Made in Hell-A

13. Heart Uneven Hem Tee

14. Tribal Graphic Tee by Eleven Paris

15. Kate Moss ‘Life Is a Joke’ Tee by Eleven Paris

16. Spiked NYC Heart Tee

17. Flower Child Graphic Tee

18. Fancy Audrey Tee

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Get the Look: 22 Digital Print Dresses

Following up on yesterday’s street style post “Style Right Now: 14 Digital Print Looks,” I pulled together 22 digital print dresses for you. (Actually, a couple of them are long T-shirts, but you could totally wear one as a summer dress if you’re petite, or thrown over a bathing suit.) Of course I won’t actually be wearing any (with red hair and freckles I’ve got enough going on without adding a print) but I really do love the digital print look, especially the landscape-y, photographic ones. I totally adore #1 and #14 is pretty cool, but then again, so is everything she does.





 S H O P P I N G 

1. Emma Cook Printed Silk Crepe de Chine Tunic

2. Helmut Lang Printed Dress

3. Milly Print Raglan Sleeve Dress

4. Tibi Flore Di Cactus Dress

5. Keepsake Be My Escape Dress

6. Preen Issy Floral Collage Print Dress

7. Akris Punto Surfer Print Sheath Dress

8. Versus Green Jungle Print Safety Pin Dress

9. Tibi Sierra Dress

10. Peter Pilotto Kristen Printed Dress

11. Dolce & Gabbana Ancient Ruin Print Shift Dress

12. Collina Strada Shiloh Dress

13. Jean Pierre Braganza Digital Print Top

14. Mary Katrantzou Sao Paulo Print Tee 

15. Love Skater Dress In Digital Mirror Print

16. Beautifully Zebra Print Dress

17. Pippa Lynn T-Shirt Dress in Digital Print

18. Peter Pilotto Mira Printed Panel Dress

19. Clover Canyon Garden Plaid Neoprene Dress

20. MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Tokyo Print T-Shirt

21. Milly Graffiti Flowers Dress 

22. Shakuhachi Geo Print Tee Dress

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