If summer were a shoe, for me it would be the gold Birkenstock. If you search gold birks on my blog you can see all the ways I’ve worn them over the years…. from my BaubleBar jewelry collection in 2014 (remember that!?) to my trip to Cuba, my guide to packing for Cape Cod like a local… to so many other places and posts. They are the best. I’m currently on my second pair and they’re falling apart. I plan to get the soles replaced as birks really do get better over time (they mold to your feet!). The problem is, they always sell out! And I don’t think they even made gold ones last year. So anytime I wear them (which is all of the time, haha) I get so many questions and have nowhere to send you!
AND THEN! Over the long weekend a reader DM’d me to tell me that they are currently on sale at Rue La La! I threw up a quick little instagram story over the weekend and over a hundred of you bought them. Things tend to go quickly at Rue La La but right now they are available in most sizes. So if you’ve even thought about them a little I would say GO FOR IT. I love them so much. Shipping is $10 which is annoying, but the price is still better.
I wanted to add:
They made them again this year and you can purchase at Shopbop, Zappos, AEO, and Urban Outfitters, but I prefer the Rue La La version with the lighter sole. The black sole is probably more practical (the lighter sole will get dirty) but the heart wants what the heart wants.
Sizing is TTS / slightly wide. I am a true 8.5 and take an 8. I always move the buckles to a more narrow setting (I think the second or first hole?) for a better fit. Watch out though, they ALWAYS sell out. I’m not messing around here – I’ve been saying this since 2014!!!!