Broken in

These are my old Converse sneakers, the pair that came to Italy with me and walked along the marble streets of Rome and along the canals of Venice.

They feature distressed pink plaid patchwork, which I loved at the time, but currently would prefer a simple, classic pair.

Of course I can't ever toss this pair, and breaking in a new pair is definitely not one of my favorite activities, so I will just have to embrace their uniqueness and wear them a bit longer.

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The Rundown
Chambray Shirt Tommy Hilfiger via TJMaxx similar
Striped Skirt NY&Co. similar
Willis Bag Vintage Coach thrifted
Shoes "Patchwork Ox" Converse similar
Necklace c/o A Jewelry Crush
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via Lucky Fabb
Spike Bracelet "Baby B" c/o Marrin Costello
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Cat Eye Combination" Cole Haan via TJMaxx
Nail Color "Big Spender" Essie


42 comments

  1. Aww, they're cute! I love them paired with this really simple outfit :)
    I wouldn't get rid of them either, even after I stop wearing them, they have stories to tell ;) (I wore my pair of Target sandals all over Paris and London, haha, they are gross and I still wear them all the time, not sure what I'll do if they break)
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  2. I love that you dressed this down, it's super cute! I could also see it working with the chambray tucked in and some dressier shoes for work.

    Kristina does the Internets

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  3. So cute! I just got my first pair of Converses and I love them! I love the little bits of plaid on yours.

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  4. Very nice casual look and I can see why those sneakers are your fave. They are too cute. . .

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  5. You can't go wrong with a good pair of comfy, broken in, memory holding shoes! Love this outfit and how the shoes make it so comfy and casual.

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  6. I want a pair of Converse so badly! I think they're the perfect tennies to wear with jeans, a skirt or a dress! Love this laid back look.

    Jacy
    www.lovelenore.com

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  7. Ah Converse... I have a plaid much-loved pair too. This is such a fun look--I love the way the un-tucked shirt and the Converse sneakers give the skirt such a casual vibe. May have to steal this one! :)

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  8. you rock converses like no one else I know:) Broken in--still cute shoes are the best!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  9. you rock converses like no one else I know:) Broken in--still cute shoes are the best!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  10. Breaking in new shoes is so hard! I love that these have a story behind them :)

    26 and Not Counting

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  11. Loving this cute yet casual look! Aren't broken in converses the best?! Love this whole look!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  12. Perfectly paired with the converse!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  13. I hate to break in a new pair of shoes too. Love the casual look and your sneakers are still looking fab.

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  14. You definitely can never get rid of those shoes! Maybe it's because I love Italy and know that I have kept just about everything I wore during my own trip. But this is a great casual look!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  15. As far as I'm concerned, few things beats a well-worn and comfy pair of Converse!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  16. They look fab and even better for being worn in.

    X x

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  17. Such a chic casual look! Absolutely LOVE this!

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  18. Ahh this is such a perfect outfit for fall, because it incorporates summer items into a fall wardrobe. Love that skirt!

    http://thepreppysisters.blogspot.com

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  19. They look so cute with your outfit. Nothing beats a pair of well worn sneakers!
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  20. Love those converse and your gorgeous bag!!

    xo,
    Angela

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  21. I love these sunglasses! and worn in sneakers are the best! Especially ones that have traveled the world with you :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  22. All of your accessories from the sunnies to the converse (love them btw) really make this outfit come together. You look awesome!

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  23. I love hanging onto shoes I have traveled a lot of places in. The sentimental value is half the cuteness of these! I love this casual look!

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  24. so cute, love the way it looks with the sneakers!

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  25. Love this!!

    College Cheese | You Only College Once.
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    Love,
    Wendy

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  26. So cute! You make even sneakers look glamorous!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

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  27. Something about Converse just elevates the chicness of an outfit. I have a pair of gray ones that I love dearly and have been wanting a pair of plain white ones but so afraid that I would get it dirty before even leaving the house.

    BTW, I hope you will join TBT Fashion link up on Thursday.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  28. Perfectly broken in sneakers are the best, and yours are adorable! Also loving that you styled them with a skirt :)

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  29. Nothing wrong with a pair of tried 'n true sneakers. :) LOVE your sunnies here too, babe!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  30. Perfect casual chic outfit! Love your sunglasses! Hope you have a great day!
    Mel

    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  31. So chic and relaxed look. I love the story behind your cute pair of sneakers. I'm sentimental about things as well. Love your sunglasses.

    xoxo Ra

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

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  32. You cannot beat a good pair of converse! I love the history this pair has. Mine were bought while on a trip to DC and a need for comfort. I always think about that when I wear them.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  33. Oh I can totally relate to holding on to a pair of shoes that has been places with me!
    I like this simple but very full of details look.

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  34. I've done the same! They look great though! Sneakers with attitude. Love your outfit.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  35. THIS IS FAB! I love comfy, sporty, practical, elegance so this ticks all the boxes x

    I spotted you on Cee's blog so just HAD to come and say hello :)

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  36. I adore this look! It's casual but dressed up at the same time. I should really trying wearing my converse with my similar skirt!

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  37. Which this pair of Converse might not be your first choice now, there's nothing like a good pair of broken in sneakers - especially if they have a fabulous history like this pair obviously does. Well, except maybe a pair of broken in sneakers paired with a striped mini. I love this look and am currently doing a mental inventory of my wardrobe to figure out how I can recreate it :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  38. OMG! I love this look. I will be trying it this weekend! http://soworkweekchic.blogspot.com/

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