Thursday, April 7

I'm in LOVE with Chuck!

Chuck Taylor, that is! ♥

I've had this love affair going on since I was a teenager of 13 and got my first pair of white high top Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers, then proceeded to write all over them with markers, making them truly my own.
Over the years Chuck has never left my side...he's always in my closet, although now that I'm older and a little more conservative, I prefer he keep a lower profile, so I stick with low-rise. ;)
Back when I was 13 and donning my first pair so proudly, I never thought I'd still be wearing Converse at the ripe old age of 43, but here I favorites are my light pink ones,

but I have the standard white, and my feet have proudly worn so many colors and patterns of Converse over the years, from purple, to plaid, and all things in between.
Believe it or not, they can be a great conversation starter! Haha! Seriously I couldn't tell you how many times someone has said, "I love your shoes!" and we get to chatting... maybe people don't expect to see a 40-something paraplegic donning bright chucks...but I do, not always, but LOTS. :)

Oops - I've rambled so much I almost forgot the reason I decided to blog about this in the first place...I'm helping my son pick out his tux to wear to his girlfriends senior prom, and I told him I thought it would be awesome if he wore some high top Chuck Taylors with his tux, and I directed him to the Converse website which has an ENTIRE PROM COLLECTION! Is that not the most cool thing ever?!
Anyway, I've fawned enough over my guy Chuck...don't want to get my hubby jealous!


A Helicopter Mom said...

I love Chucks too! I haven't worn them in a while, but now want to go buy a pair. I put them on my little girls and they look so cute with some of their outfits!

We get down to N Myrtle a couple of times every year. Such a great area! :)

Have a great weekend.
A Helicopter Mom

Design It Chic said...

Love converse! They're so comfy and they look fun and casual. And they totally go with your son's tuxedo. You're such a cool mom! hi hi I am now following you thanks to Friendly Friday, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
Also today we have the coolest blog hop there is... no rules just fun and would love you to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday, where you can meet lots of friends and have a great time:) See you there!
Happy Friday

greenTXmom said...

I am a Chuck Lover too...and you truly know a Chuck lover when they call them "Chucks"...some people say What is a Chuck??
:) I heart my chucks, my faves right now are yellow with white polka dots. My son, he's 4, has his faves as herringbone tweed. My 12 year old has been making the statement at his school for years...his faves have been neon orange...he is definitely known for his Chuck choices. :)
I am a new follower from the Bee Friendly hop.

WheelchairDecor said...

Cute! I love shoes that make a statement. My girls have plaid shoes...they are so fun!

Becky Jane

Pandora's Cottage said...

Love this post - my daughter wore Converse all through college which was very "not cool"! Stopping by from Design it Chic - and now following. Glad I found you....

Yes I Blog said...

My boyfriend, myself and my 3 year old all have the classic black & white ones! We love our Chucks!!

Danielle @ "We Don't Have It All Together" said...

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Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Karen Mortensen said...

I didn't know that is what they were called. I think I need to get me some of those pink ones. Love them.

Groovy Baby Blog said...

Love converse !, and I love the way you write is fun to read,following you on Twitter.
Angela & Angelica