While I love fashion, I’ve had far too many nights out with beautiful yet painful stilettos and heels. And I’m THAT person who will make your night miserable the second I’m miserable. So if I do decide to wear some questionable heels, I’ll pack a pair of back up flats. Or more than usual, I’ll simply wear a more comfortable chunky heel or wedge. I would even wear sneakers if I could get away with it! I’ve really become self-aware and wise over the years, haven’t I?
As you can imagine, I’m also someone who has embraced quite a few ugly shoe trends. I was on board with Uggs early on. And yes, I was living in LA and wearing them with skirts. I thought I was so smart. Oh and Toms. I still love those things.
The one shoe that I’ve been turned off by for a long time is the Birkenstock. I swore that I would never wear them… that I didn’t care how comfortable they are, that they were just far too “ugly” for my taste. Since then, I’ve seen some of my fellow bloggers sporting Birkenstocks pretty well and as I was browsing around Zara a month or so back, I landed on the faux Birkenstock. And I liked them. And then I did something that I never thought I would do – I purchased them! Gasp.
I posted my faux Birkenstocks on Facebook & Instagram to very mixed reviews. I really like that these have a more feminine twist and was so looking forward to sporting what I thought would be comfortable. BUT… they aren’t comfortable. These faux Birkenstocks completely tore up my feet, and then just when I finally recovered and thought I would give them a second try, they tore up my feet again. Ironic, no?
So now I’m left with $100 uncomfortable faux Birkenstocks. The lesson? There are many trends out there and not every trend is made for everyone. And this one was obviously not for me.
Do you have any trend stories gone bad? I’ll love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!