Wednesday, October 28, 2009

to chuck or not to chuck?

This year I bought two pairs of Chucks. One for my little sister and one for my little niece. Nada for me. The thing is, I've always been intimidated by Chucks. I know that sounds ridiculous, but for a tiny 28-year-old person, it really is. The line between insouciant cool and adolescent playing dress-up is a fine one when you're 28 and barely 5 feet tall.

Do you think it can be done? Do these J. Crew looks only work because these chicks are super leggy and skinny? Or do small chicks with hips have a chance?

Will be pondering this issue until I see a small chick my age successfully rocking Chucks. And then I might actually shell out $65 for J. Crew's Jack Purcell sneaks. Maybe.

6 comments:

cd said...

Yikes, Cel! I'm 32 and petite! And I wear Chucks! Hmmm, I hope that inspires you, Heeheehee!

The Coastal Chicster said...

i totally understand what you mean! i think it all depends on how they look on you. i've never had any luck with chucks - they seem to make my feet look long, which, in turn, makes my legs look shorter! aaah! i've got a pair of coach sneaks that look like this:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3054359/0~2376780~6009391~6010096~6022517~6022523?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6022523&P=1

and i find that the shape of these is more flattering on me...even though they're the same basic idea as chucks. :) i like wearing them with blazers in the fall and winter - i think it looks pretty neat. :)

joylet said...

ive been thinking of getting chucks too but i want the CDGXPlay ones.. if i can find a benefactor! My bf has the Jack Purcells.. its masakit daw sa paa.

The Chiconomist Celine said...

Tin - this is true! But you have that whole French insouciant cool thing going and I'm ... I dunno what the hell my style is. Must troll your blog for inspiration :-)

TCC - thanks for the comment! I agree that blazers and Chucks are the way to go ... maybe I'll take the plunge soon!

The Chiconomist Celine said...

joy - talaga masakit? HMM. forget it then! super mahal ba yung CDGXPlay Chucks? they're cute pero parang you have to pay so much extra for a teeny tiny graphic!

joylet said...

that was his general complaint. ayaw niya kasi yun stereotype chucks so he got the jack purcells when he was at hongkong 2 years ago. re cdgxplay.. hassle medyo a bit kalokohan if you dont get it on sale i think itd be 15KPHP retail.

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