Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Session in Progress.

L: I need some weekend sneakers and was thinking about something like these slip-ons because they seem like the sort of things a chic Parisian lady would wear to buy a baguette.

Vans Perforated Leather Slip-On Sneaker

L: But then I saw THESE.

Vans Scaled Leather Slip-On Sneaker

L: Do Parisians wear faux snakeskin?

A: Dude, I linked those last weekend! I APPROVE.

L: Ohhh!! See? Great minds. I bought these when my shoes broke on the way to work the other day and I love them, but they're not comfy weekend kick-around shoes.

Kork-Ease Michelle

L: So am debating between Parisian sneakers (I am making this up as a thing) and slouchy slip on booties:

Frye Phillip Military Back Zip

L: Though I would prefer not to spend a million dollars.

A: Oh! Ooh! Get these:

Splendid Seaside Slip On Sneakers

L: Those are good. But look, I could spend almost as much as for boots and get these and channel 1990s me!

Ash Jam Leopard Haircalf Slip On Sneakers

A: Zig-a-zig-ah. But truly, I am looking through the fancy sneaker section of Shopbop and my mouth is hanging open:

Toga Pulla Shearling Lined Sneakers

L: Why? Why does that exist? And why does it cost $700!

A: Right? Crazy. Maybe you need some nice Bensimon sneakers? They're very Frenchy:

Bensimon Lace Up Tennis Sneakers

L: Very! One of the chicest French ladies I know just wore these Converse and made them look so, so cool. I do not think I have what it takes:

Converse All Star

A: Girl, ANYONE can wear Chucks.

L: Maybe I just need better socks. I just can't make them look....natural.

A: You need very minimal socks or no socks if you can handle it.

L: And surely socks + Chucks does not = $200. I feel like this has become a therapy session, Adrien. Send me an invoice for your services?

A: Of course. I feel like we've made good progress this session.


  1. I can't seem to wear slip ons or Chucks (so sad) .. they are the type of shoe where an 8.5 is too small and a 9 is too large :-(


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  3. I have yet to find flats or Chucks that I can wear. Flats because I have a wide-ish toe box but a super narrow heel so if they fit my toes they slide off my feet. It sucks.

    Chucks are cute but not my thing. I look silly in them.

  4. So glad to have company in what I just thought was a personal flaw!

  5. I have a pair of Chucks and every now and then I pull them out and consider wearing them. I'm just so short and I feel like they make me look even shorter and dumpy.

  6. How about Keds? Good for the slim-ankled/footed & lots of cute prints (I have zebra ones.)

  7. I have two pair of chucks: traditional low black ones and slip on navy ones! LOVE THEM!

  8. I JUST bought the perforated leather Vans yesterday. Woe them today and I'm very pleased with my purchase and I feel like this is the perfect time of year for them. Plus...they're trendy AND comfortable which is the best combo ever.