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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

Baby, it’s cold outside

In Bratislava -- photo via TonboGirl.blogspot.com

Today, I’ve found some street style ideas on how to look chic even when the weather is cold, cold, cold. These shots come from Bratislava, Slovakia, Chicago, and Moscow and you can just feel the cold by looking at them! Nonetheless, they have taken to streets with style.

photo via Chicago Streetstyle Scene

Moscow, photo via Slickwalk.

We might see a few flurries today in Denver, but the snow has been flying since Thanksgiving up in the Rocky Mountains. I have yet to break out my snow boots, but I know that the time is coming. Now, I see a lot of “winter boots” shown in magazines and in blogs that consist of sky-high heels or platforms and I think, oh those are cute if you’re going from car to restaurant, but how in the heck can you actually walk on snow or ice in those puppies?! Even the beloved/reviled classic Ugg boot is an iffy choice when it’s slick outside (absolutely no traction on those things). No, I’m talking about real winter boots for sledding, walking kids to school, traipsing through ski towns on winter holiday, commuting to work, going to classes, walking the dog, etc. You know, the ones you’ll reach for most days.

Here are some favorites that have loads of style, functionality and will keep you looking chic:

And for the guys, who do so much snow shoveling, car scraping and much of the sled pulling, here are some warm, rugged choices for him too. It’s not a bad holiday gift idea either. Treat him to warm feet this year and he just might make that early morning espresso run for you!

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