January 14th, 2010

Getting Competitive

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Friends,

As often happens in families, we feel the need to start off the new year with a little healthy competition. Because all of us wear chucks, and because we all embark on such creative adventures, we’ve devised a little Converse contest that we like to call “Where Do Your Chucks Take You?” Here’s how to get involved:

1. Take a picture of where your chucks have led you.

2. Write a story explaining the nature of your journey (as short & sweet or as long & dramatic as you choose!).

3. Email your picture as an attachment along with your story to info@twoelle.com.

4. The first 20 submissions will automatically receive a $10 two elle gift card!

5. We will also be selecting our favorite submissions and posting them here on the blog. If chosen, not only will you & your chucks be super famous, but you’ll also receive an additional $10 gift card!

6. At the end of the contest, a grand prize will be awarded. The size and nature of this prize depends on how many submissions we get. The bigger the applicant pool, the bigger the prize! (We’re thinking something like a free pair of chucks for new adventures, parties for entire groups of participants, a spotlight night on our stage for musicians with Converse stories to tell….it could be anything!) So…..get your friends involved and then reserve bragging rights when you win.

To get this little contest rolling, Rachel will be submitting her most recent Converse journey, but after that, it’s up to you! Oh, and if you don’t have that perfect pair of chucks that will lead you to greatness, it should be fairly obvious where you can get them….

Posted at 4:15 pm by rachel in: Converse

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December 31st, 2009

Resolution: Remember What’s Important

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Friends, I’m writing today, as I sometimes do on special occasions in the first person, as it’s time to ring in the new year. I could write to you about the sales we’re having or about the perfect New Year’s Eve dress (it’s the Modern Amusement Lou Lou dress, btw), but instead, I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on our most exciting and exhausting year yet. 2009 will of course be remembered as the Hill Center year for us. Our Hill Center grand opening was one of the most monumental experiences of my life, and I had all of you there, standing by my side, to share in it. Any of you who know me well, however, know that the monumental is never as significant to me as the little things. And 2009 was a year full of lots of little things. It was the year that brought us Ricky. It was also the year that Ellie left. It was the year that Amanda went off to New York. It was also the year that she came back. It was the year that Stephen reclaimed his post as my Saturday right-hand-man. It was also the year that Kristin joined our family in an official capacity. It was the year that I had to say goodbye to Frothy Monkey as my local coffeeshop but took a piece of them with me in the form of Becca. It was the year that my family spent more time in Nashville than they surely ever imagined as they joined me in this giant leap of faith. It was a year of music; Britten, Pico vs. Island Trees, Kopecky Family Band, Laura Sweeney, and Newmatic have all graced our stage. It was a year of adventure and discovery, and, as I examined my desktop for a picture that captured my 2009, I came across this one that littlest brother Adam sent me of the pair of chucks that got him through his first semester at RISD. These star players were our 2009. They’re tattered and covered in the marks of fresh starts and creativity, but they still sparkle as only a true classic can.

Thanks for 2009, everyone. See you next year!

xoxo

rachel

Posted at 1:39 pm by rachel in: Converse, The Family

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December 26th, 2009

While Supplies Last…

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Friends, we have learned the following:

1. We love chucks. All chucks.

2. You love chucks, too. All chucks.

As such, our once-fully-stocked rainbow of Converse is beginning to sell out! The navy extra hi tops have sold out, as have the gold ones. We only have one pair of neon green left, and our stock of sequin snow leopard is seriously low. As the year winds down and more gifts are given, your favorites could be the next to go. So, if ever you were considering a piece of our rainbow, we suggest you act now….while supplies last.

Posted at 1:17 pm by rachel in: Clothes, Converse

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December 12th, 2009

On the Second Night…

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So….we thought that we were going to need to walk you through gift ideas, but apparently we have Zoe & Sidney to do it for us. Since they already had their metallic chucks, on the first night of Chanukah, they each received “I heart 2L” baseball tees. Good work, mom. What’s going to happen tonight????

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December 11th, 2009

On the First Night….

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Tonight, some of you are lighting candles, some of you are at holiday parties, and some of you are just beginning to think about the gift-giving frenzy that this time of year implies. As our favorite little sisters of style have discovered even at their tender age, a new pair of chucks solves for any situation! We’ll be throwing gift ideas at you all season, but for these two, a new pair of Converse was the only thing on the wish list!

Posted at 5:47 pm by rachel in: Clothes, Converse

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