9.24.2010

The Chungs: My Madewell Purchase

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I know I already snuck these into a shoe shot with the Annie's in Central Park, but I wanted to give a proper introduction to my new go-to oxfords, 'the Chungs'. I was practically acting like a giddy third grader with a crush when I bought them, writing Madewell all over twitter like a little girl with a sharpie and a bathroom wall, but I'm pretty sure they were my most expensive purchase of all time so you can understand where the excitement was coming from.

I tried on the fringe clogs first and walked around the store for a bit and loved them, I absolutely did, but they just didn't seem so practical for my every day life. First off, I wear oxfords every single day. I wore one pair until each shoe had a large hole in the bottom, another until the sole started flapping, and yet another until the little weaves started peeling apart! I wear oxfords to the grave!

The second strike against the clogs was that they were heels and I just simply do not wear heels to class – which is pretty much the only place I get dressed for anyway. The final factor that I weighed out just before I made my final decision was the fact that clogs may not be "in" next season but oxfords are classic enough to be "in" until the end of time! I'll be getting these babies resoled for the next ten years.

Needless to say, I'm verrrry satisfied with my choice! I'm not sure if they're Alexa for Madewell since they're not under that section of the Madewell website, but they previewed with her lookbook earlier this year, so I appropriately titled them, the Chungs, as in "baby, have you the Chungs laying around anywhere today."

26 comments:

April said...

They're amazing!

Marloes. said...

I love your shoes!

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Tamara said...

Those shoes are adorable. They remind me of the ones I want by Plenty by Tracey Reese. Fantastic find.

--Tamara
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One Girl said...

those are...quite gorgeous.

Siubhan said...

They're very pretty – masculine and feminine and perfectly timeless – and I love that you have a nickname for them already!

Amber Blue Bird said...

snazzy shoes

fashionforwriters.com said...

You know I've supported your CHUNGS since the very beginning! They're gorgeous, my lady!

xo Jenny

Myriam said...

Such a great investment! Oxfords, especially walking around campus, are the way to go! I want to try out some clogs, but definitely not at retail price...they're on my mental thrift-wish list.

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moonshinejunkyard said...

those are lovely and shoes are one thing you definitely have to spend some money on to get something of value...like something you can have resoled in ten years! i love your practical side, starr, and hearing the thought process that went into your purchase. you are a wise and careful buyer which is rare and good!

wish i had your long legs to better pull off the cute socks-n-shoes look! i go straight from sandals to boots in the fall.

by the way happy fall!

Phara said...

My shoe collection consists purely of oxfords. Can't live without.
Love these! They 'll go with everything.
X

Me said...

Those are lovely, I'm so glad that oxfords haven't caught on mainstream yet too thats always a plus!

Meggstatus said...

Perfect. Perfect. Perfect.

Rosie said...

I've seen these in store too. I love your rationale for buying the oxfords though! When I tried on the Chung Clogs I literally had to pry them off my feet.I'm just too broke :(

Jen said...

I'm so glad you ended up getting those madewell oxfords because they are gorgeous and perfect for you! i'm jealous! :)

Ctoonz said...

i love to see the contrast stitch in the shoes, its just sooo neat and nice! :)

Jasmine said...

teehee i kept the bag too! even the bag is cute :) i am so jealous of your oxfords! ah! they're gorgeous and if i had them i'd probably resole them until i dieeeee!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

They look like beautifully made shoes, and the little fringe gives them that extra something special! Now that I've discovered oxfords, I also plan to wear them until I die!

Daria Hlazatova said...

this is exactly the kind of shoes i want and need!

Manja said...

These shoes are amazingly pretty!

Midwest Mayhem said...

Very lovely shoes, smart purchase!

Venn said...

theyy r justt so greattt! great choice,, :)

xoxo

Jennifer Dawn said...

Love the shoes! Everything in Alexa's Madewell collection is perfection!

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Liz said...

such good shoes! they are not part of the alexa chung collection though... she didn't design any shoes so they're just 100% madewell!

kathy said...

Oh i love them, they'll go perfectly with just about everything (am super jealous that madewell doesn't deliver to the UK!) x

abigail oliveros said...

great photos! love the outfit.

green gable said...

I love your shoes!