My husband, Brandon, would be the first to admit that he is not a fashion expert. In fact, we can safely consider him the opposite of a fashionista...and proud of it. But, there is one part of his wardrobe that, for better or worse, has become contagious in our household.

I officially own my first pair of Chuck Taylor shoes.

If you know Brandon, you know that he has worn these shoes for years. He owns more than a dozen pairs, including an American flag pair, a neon orange pair, and a pair with blue flames running up the side (that he wears only for special occasions). And, let's not forget that he, and all of our groomsmen, and both of our fathers, wore chucks for our wedding.

If you know me, you know that I love shoes. I am a frequent customer of DSW and practically count the days until I get another $10 off reward coupon from them in the mail. So, when I happened upon a pair of black low top Chucks for over 40% off in the clearance section I knew it was meant to be. And, I have to admit, they are pretty darn comfortable.

This could be the start of a beautiful thing.