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TGWIF: White Chucks + Dresses

In my mind, Chuck Taylors are a timeless classic that go with pretty much everything, and are always appropriate no matter the occasion. I’ve loved them my whole life, putting them in the Shoestring logo for a reason. But what I really love is that Chucks (and classic street sneakers of all kinds) are having a major moment in fashion right now — especially with dresses. Or at least that’s the case here in Texas.

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Shop My Closet on ThredUP

I hope that in 2015 I can inspire at least a few more people to be a bit more intentional and thoughtful about the way that we shop, and the snowball effect that each purchase can have in a positive way. To kick things off, I wanted to share with you a chance to actually shop my own closet. I recently sent 3 HUGE BAGS of gently-worn and new-with-tags items to thredUP, one of many favorite online consignment shops that are the next best thing to swapping with friends.

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Shoestring Events: Red, White & Blues Swap

Besides apple pie, there are few things more American than a pair of blue jeans. From James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and Jack Nicholson in Easy Rider to Olivia Newton John in Grease, we’re a nation obsessed with our Levi’s and our Calvin’s and our Joe’s, Hudsons, Papers, and Paiges.