The winter of the boot

At the beginning of the fall season I wasn’t sure I wanted to embrace the new “it” fashions. Sometimes, or most of the time, I don’t want to completely fall in lockstep with everyone else. The boot craze, however, got me. It’s funny, in a sad kind of way, but if you go to a mall, or Target, or anywhere out in public 90% of the women will have tall boots on. But, funny enough, I have yet to see a pair that I don’t like…except those Ugg styles…those look like pajama boots and only tween to early teen girls should wear them and only then with pajama looking clothes, because only that very limited age range can get away with that look. (Sorry, if you’re a fan, I’m sure you look fab in them!)

I’m pretty sure I professed my love for my boots here, on Facebook and Twitter. I’ll refresh your memory:

This was my daily choice of chaussure for November and December. Until the snows fell. And continued to fall. And everything got wet. And stayed wet. That’s not good for suede. So, I transitioned to my other favorite boot of the season

My wellies! Not only are these beauties waterproof, they’re easy to slip on and they’re comfortable. They’re like pajama boots, only useful in the sloshy climate that has gripped DC for the past two and a half months.

I’m not exaggerating when I estimate that my cost per wear right now for my boots are about $1 for the suede ones and .33 for the wellies. Some of the best bargains I’ve ever purchased, along with those $3 jeans I got from Loft that are probably .03 per wear now.

Yes, it has been the Winter of the Boot. And I imagine it will be the Spring of the Boot as well. Those wellies will look smashing with my orange trench!

Oh look! I’m wearing them together here!

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9 thoughts on “The winter of the boot

  1. I love boots. I haven’t been so sure about some of the trends this year. Open-toed boots? Why? But I adore the suede boots. And the wellies. They look perfect for all of this muddy, nasty weather we’ve had lately.

    Hey, we’d like to feature you next Monday on BlogTrotting! Can you have a post ready?

  2. I’m right with you on the boots! I’m living in mine too- this DC weather is total boot weather these days. I am very anti-Uggs too- why are they so big?! Can you tell me where you got your wellies?

    • Vicki says:

      Apparently this has been an excessively snowy and cold winter for DC. I’m surviving though, so next winter should be a piece of cake 🙂

      I got the wellies at Target last summer. They’ve been a great investment! Oh, I also saw some cute ones (this past summer) at Laila Rowe at Tyson’s Corner.

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