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My Trusty Six

Fall Snow (Douglas Cushnie via Flickr)

Winter plopped down this week like a sledgehammer. I’ve lived in Colorado for over 40 years and on the one hand, nothing surprises me weather-wise, but on the other hand, this was a buzz kill even for me. Getting dressed today had me diving into the dark corner of my closet to unearth my snow boots, so I could take Jackson for a walk, while the temps were still in the teens. I think it’s sliding into single digits tonight. Good grief.

Living through countless winters of ice, snow and freezing temps, I’m here to share the tried-and-true boots that carry me through an entire winter. I recently added the Moto Boots from the Nordstom Half-Yearly Sale to make up my indispensable six, and I love them.

The Moto Boot / Waterproof / Wear with Jeans, Leggings

Aquatalia by Marvin K ‘Sweetie’ short boot

The Tall Boot / Wear with Skirts, Jeans / Dress-up or Down

Ugg “Darcie’ boot, with adjustable calf buckle

The Active Boot / Waterproof / Sledding, After-Ski, Dog Walking, Kid Toting

Sorel ‘Joan of Arctic’ Knit boot

Rugged & Mountain-y / Weatherproof / Casual, Weekend, Mountain Girl

Bos. & Co ‘Outercity’

Short Boot / Waterproof Suede, Non-Slip bottom / Dressy, Great City Boot

Aquatalia ‘Famous’ bootie

Ankle Boot / Waterproof, Non-Slip bottom/ Dressy, Date-Nights

Aquatalia ‘Ruby’ bootie

As you can tell, I’m a huge fan of waterproof options. I love suede and hate the idea of ruining it in wet weather. Aquatalia makes gorgeous suede in flexible, cushioned, weather-proof options and I always get mine during a Nordstrom Sale, even if it’s the middle of July. These six boots are my BFFs all winter long and what I’ll be reaching for day-in and day-out over the next few months.

How many winter boots do you have? Which ones are your winter BFFs?

x Laura

 “My 30th birthday will be arriving in a few months. It’s not arriving unexpectedly, I just wish it would have given me more of an advance notice, say another 30 years.”   — Jarod Kintz

Nothing New – Day 28

Plaid + Bomber

Plaid + Bomber

Wearing: Zara bomber jacket / J. Crew plaid shirt / Loft bootcut jeans / Dolce Vita boots / Sundance leather & silver necklace.

Spring outfit, fall outfit. This one could go either way and I’ll probably resurrect it in about 120 days.

The plaid shirt is brushed cotton and so soft. That’s one thing that I’m becoming more picky about, fabrics and how they feel on my skin. It’s like when my kiddo was three years old and would only wear certain socks that didn’t have an “ouchy” seam across the top. I think we had two pairs that were “okay” and this went on for about 6 months. Well, I’m getting to be a little toddler-ish too. Funny how that happens.

What are you particular about?

x Laura

Be picky about who you keep around you. Personalities, words and traits do naturally rub off. — unknown

Nothing New – Day 4

NothingNew-4

NothingNew-4b

I don’t know, what do you think of this cowgirl-meets-Asian-watercolor print? I completely forgot to accessorize in my haste to take pictures, but I’m a chronic under-accessorizer anyway. Does anyone else have this problem?

Wearing: Anthropologie top / Lucky Brand jeans / Sam Edelman boots (similar here)

Because it’s Friday, I’m going to throw a 5 Random Things into today’s post as well.

  1. I can’t even tell you how excited I am about this concept. Tween bras that aren’t sexy, push-up or sparkly. And the creator is 18 years old. Bravo!!!
  2. My favorite is the infinity scarf with the secret pocket. Check out 7 Ways To Wear Your Valuables While Traveling.
  3. We all run into ruts when it comes to creativity. Here are 10 Ways to Boost Creativity by Doing Less
  4. The best website for fashion & beauty I’ve come across lately is Rank & Style. YOU. MUST. GO. SEE. IT. It has reviews and Top 10 lists for everything.
  5. Lindsey over at Thrift and Shout puts together amazing outfits that can cost as little as $17. She always looks cool and proves that you don’t need to spend a lot of cash to have style.

Have a great one!

Laura

Rock the Boot

Timberland Partners with Pharrell Williams on Eco-Friendly Boot

This is timely news for me. We just saw Pharrell perform with N.E.R.D on Sunday night and he is one cool dude. They opened for the Gorillaz (who put on a sick show) and he got the house jumpin’. Pharrell knows how to work a crowd and how to lay down a thumping track. It also looks like he knows how to design a boot with lots of swagger. He teamed up with longtime, boot mainstay, Timberland to make a line of eco-friendly boots out of organic cotton and recycled plastic bottles, materials from a company called Bionic Yarn, which he co-owns. The line of shoes and boots drops in January 2011, so be sure to check them out. Oh, and he said N.E.R.D.s new album hits November 2, so he’s been a busy little bee, hasn’t he?!

Hey, this is cool, I just found a video from one of the songs he debuted from the new album on Sunday night. Here’s “I Wanna Jam” from the new album Nothing.

Alright, moving on to the upcoming festivities of Halloween. In the spirit of this weekend of ghouls and ghosts, I found two tasty-looking cocktails. They are easy to make and just the thing to serve to bewitch a houseful of friends.

Black Shadow

Preparation:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or serve on the rocks in an old-fashioned glass.
  4. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Kiss of Death

  • Prosecco or champagne
  • Maraschino cherry

Fill a champagne flute with cold bubbly. Garnish with a cherry.

 

Photo: Cecelia Feld / http://www.Studio7310.com

Have fun this weekend, but please don’t let anyone drink and drive. Kids will be out on the streets and you know how crazy and unpredictable they can be when they’re all hopped up on sugar! Be safe and well.

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Street Inspiration: Chunky knit + boots

 

Chunky scarf + trench + desert boot (photo: 21eme arrondissement)

 

Sean from Seattle could not be more stylish in this outfit. He’s working the chunky knit scarf, relaxed trench and worn-in Clark desert boots (plus a rolled-cuff in his jeans). He looks hip without looking forced and this is a spot-on outfit for guys this fall. Change it up to suit your personality, but all the elements are there.

Here are some options for you or your man:

Love this look, guys and so many of the pieces are classic. You’ll be able to wear the boots and trench for years to come.

Shop this look locally in Denver/Boulder at:

Related reading:
Street Style: Men’s Fall List

In Agreement (featuring the WSJ Men’s Heritage-Hipter Matrix)

–Have a great day!