Monday, October 29, 2012

Wellies: a story of lust and practicality

Today marks 500 published posts!
It has been raining here in the PNW since the beginning of time October, or so.  Which means indoor projects are piling up all over the place since it's here that we'll be spending the next seven months, AND because and I don't want to look at my blue wall that shouldn't be blue, or the three different kinds of texture in my living room, or the sporadic missing baseboards throughout the house any longer.  Wait, these are my problems, not yours.  But the rain is a heavy subject for many of us, and it's the exact reason I wrote, '5 Ways to Embrace the Rain This Season'.
The rain is also what inspired today's topic: Wellies.  
You know the weather has changed when you're excited to spend your Nordstrom gift card and then some on a pair of rubber boots.  Not on a blouse, jewelry or on the MAC makeup that you would like to re-stock, but boots. Rubber boots.  And I'm not talking about the kind of rubber boots like the $15 pair that you bought last spring at Walmart and wear into your chicken coop.  
Those boots serve a different purpose--like walking in chicken poop. 
I'm sure wellies have been around since before I was born, so I'm not sure why I never connected owning a pair and wearing them regularly while living in the Pacific Northwest.  It's like simple math.  Where it rains = wear wellies.  You can wear them anywhere--grocery shopping, to the mailbox, to and from the kids' bus stop, while on an afternoon stroll through the neighborhood, Christmas shopping in the city, or to retrieve your dog from the neighbor's, after his 213th unscheduled play date with their dog, in the rain. 
You can even wear them in the snow!  Husband did you hear?!

Style:  Simple.
Practicality: Awesome.
Variations: Plenty*.

*I just happen to love the Hunter version.

Have you been considering a pair of rubber boots?  Here's a great review on the pros and cons of Hunters by Sunday Love xo  Glad to know that I wont be complaining if/when I get my hands on said boots.

Are you lusting over a fall clothing item that you want to see in your closet?  
If so, what is it?

Edit:   I have been informed via A CUP OF JO that Hunter has recently released collapsible boots.
Now you wont have them taking up half your suitcase when you travel!  Genius!

hunter boot images via pinterest


Amber October 29, 2012 at 10:04 PM  

Those are awesome. Hope you get some soon. You definitely deserve some for living in all that nonstop rain! I have considered getting some rain boots. I think they would be nice to have.

Last Christmas I was blessed to get some really awesome leather boots that I can wear all day long because they are so comfy. I really heart them and wear them whenever it's cold, yet dry outside. I was also blessed to get some new snow boots that are super cute and comfy as well. And I wear those anytime it's going to be a little wet or muddy out. I think I'm set for a while in the boot department but I will keep the Wellies in mind. They sound perfect for rain (which we don't get a ton of but still...) If I got some then I would be set for any kind of weather condition! And I really think it pays to invest in some good quality ones because I know the ones I got will last me for years and years. I've bought boots before that were cute but so uncomfortable that I can hardly stand to wear them for two hours! It's so worth it to pay for comfort and style.

Cassie October 31, 2012 at 10:14 PM  

I hear you, Ambs! Investing in great boots is worth every dollar. I have some boots that I love, but they don't sound half as comfy as yours. It's time I get prepared! xo

Sarah Von November 1, 2012 at 2:01 PM  

I hear you! I've got several pairs of boots that are fashionable/warm/snow friendly for navigating the Minnesota winters!

keishua November 5, 2012 at 12:20 PM  

i have a pair of rubber buts love them. they are really funky-bright colors. a great investment.

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