There’s always that one trend that you say you’re not going to do but somehow or another you end up doing it. For me, it’s the Birkenstock trend. Yeah I said it. Birkenstocks.
I was at my hair salon right before I got a pair and admitted to going down this ridiculous road. I am always talking about how old I’m getting and how I can’t shop at Free People anymore because it’s too young. Now I have to admit I’m wearing comfort shoes. Ouch! I gathered my courage and made this grand announcement to about 7 ladies. Here I would hear firsthand what people are thinking about the trend. So I got myself together and said, “I think I’m going to buy a pair of Birkenstocks.” Much to my surprise, no one objected. I even had a stylist say how comfortable they are. I quickly told her, “ Honey, that’s not why I’m getting them.” Ha! Sure the comfort is the bonus but I’m getting them because after countless bloggers that I stalk have been strolling around in them, they finally, well, grew on me.
I am wearing BIRKENSTOCKS. Me. I even told my husband years ago to get rid of his raggedy old pair. When I was telling him the trend of comfort shoes making their way, and that included Birkenstocks, before he could even say anything, I immediately shouted NO. I knew where he was going. He wanted to buy a pair. All these years of hard work couldn’t be undone. I would know when to stop wearing them. John would keep wearing them years after their expiration date. He was with me when I bought a pair or two so I couldn’t deny him his own pair. I’m not that mean. He had to promise right then and there, however, that when I say he can’t wear them anymore, he has to listen. Ha! Hey, I’m helping him out too. I don’t want him to look out of place or anything. He’ll thank me later for always looking out for him. Haha!
What trends have you caved to?