Maven pick: The life after Birkenstocks edition

Good morning, Monday. It's going to be a busy week so I'll get right to it. I thought it would be fun this week to feature the little things I'm loving for Spring, some trends I've spotted, or just some fun items I have my eye on as the weather turns warm. Now if only the sun would come out. Cue Tomorrow...

So maybe you've moved on in your mind from the Birkenstock but not quite willing to give up that jolie laide comfy sandal vibe for Spring. I know, me neither. Sorry honey (by honey I mean my husband), I can't quite quit that look. As much as you would love me to. No can do because there's cuteness to be had. 

I was in one of my fav neighborhood shops the other day (Diane T.- dangerous) and spotted these super cool Ulla Johnson slides that off the feet looked clownish but on looked elegant and chic and were super comfy. I can't stop thinking about the. They're kind of the most. Barneys had them in black but now they're sold out. I love them. Plus Ulla just opened a store in the city I have to check out. The cork sole definitely feels very 'stock life, but next level. Good times.

And lately I've been finding myself on Goop quite a bit- I've come around to Ms. Paltrow of late. Truth is, she's got realllly good taste. So these Laurence Dacade flatformy looking things made me feel good about life. I didn't feel good about the price, mind you, but I love the look of both of these shoes. Very cute. Great for stomping around town and the beach and everywhere you want to go this Spring/Summer. I think it's the feminine bows that make them feel new- so cute with wide legged pants or a pretty button up dress. The black ones feel so dressed up in the right way and the engineer striped jobs are so cute with a white cropped jean. Lovely. Sure these are more espadrille than Birkenstock, but still love the utilitarian vibe they give. So good.

Oh and if you think I forgot about you girls who like to pay rent/mortgage and shop, fear not. I spotted these cute little babes from Sam Edelman called the Henna and at under 100 bucks, they are a great way to embrace this hot little trend. I love the gingham print as well as the silk- both elegant and cute and super affordable. Plus they come in many different fabrics just in case you need to buy more than one. Wink. 

So that's about it for today- it's raining here in NYC but a little peep at these shoes made me feel a little brighter. Because that's what's up this ready to wear sandals kind of Monday in the 212. Yours, in sliding along. XO