Winter Boots

Hello lovely people! This winter I am doing several posts on warm weather dressing and today I am highlighting my favorite winter boots. Christmas is the perfect time to ask for a solid pair of boots to last you through winter. I own almost all of the pairs that I am suggesting and have been able to use them in a variety of conditions. There are lots of options out there but these are the ones that I have had great experiences with. I use comfort, durability, quality etc… to determine how worth it a boot is. This is something that I highly recommending investing in.

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Bean Boots: I can’t possibly do a post on boots without including those classic bean boots. These have so many pros. If you are looking for one boot that is probably the most versatile and comfortable than L.L. Bean is your best bet. They are very comfortable and not to big or clunky. They also have that rubber sole and shoe which makes them great for rain, snow, sleet, mud and everything else that could possibly come your way. There is one down side to them and that is if you do not wear thick socks they can be pretty cold. If this is a big factor for you I highly recommend the shearling-lined Bean boots which I have heard great things about. Bean boots are just overall great shoe’s that can be worn in every season.

Sorel: These are the best for severe weather and lots of snow. I have a pair that I wear pretty much only when it snows a lot. This is not the boot to get if you don’t get very much weather. They are pretty heavy and much bigger. They are however wonderful boots. They are incredibly warm and comfortable.

Hunter: If you use them as winter boots than make sure to get some sock liners. They are a great option for snow and mud but are very cold without liners. There are actually quite a few good options so I highly recommend perusing the website and finding some reviews on different styles. Right now I have been looking at the adjustable ones. Also certain colors often go on sale at the end of a season, especially from other sellers such as Nordstrom Rack.

J. Crew Nordic Boots: So this is the one I have not actually bought myself yet. I have been contemplating it for a while however I do have several pairs of boots already so I am not sure I need them. I include them because they are another great option for warm and good tread in the winter. I think they look great as well! The lining these have is probably the warmest on this list.

Sperry Duck Boot: Sperry has some very similar options as L.L. Bean however the version I really like is their wool ones. I don’t have to wear thick socks and they are still light and easy to walk in. The wool on the one I linked is plaid which just adds something extra. Here is their classic version.

Another popular choice is Ugg for winter boots however I am not including them since my personal experience with them has not been great. Maybe the model has improved but I did not like how they did not have great waterproof options. My feet ended up getting wet many times when there was lots of snow. Also the tread was very poor and that is really difficult for lots of walking and hiking. So this could be a good option if you don’t need tread and it is not very wet (they are super warm).

As you might have noticed, all of my recommendations are pretty classic and well-known companies. I do think that as far as winter boots go they are well-known for good reason and truly worth it. Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any recommendations for great winter boots!

Erin

Doggy Days

Cute dogs and gorgeous fall days are definitely recipes for perfection. There is an amazing amish market just a short drive from where we are so we frequent it often. They have amazing cheeses and you can try every single one. The cheese is the biggest reason we go. They also have a great bakery and a deli with some of the best sandwiches but it gets so crowded on the weekends. This time they had all their pumpkins out which got me very excited for halloween. If you have never been to an amish market I highly recommend checking it out! Many areas of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana are bound to have them. This time we took this adorable dog with us for a fun little adventure afterwords.

We went to Hoosier Hill, which is technically the highest point in Indiana (although it may not look like it. The drive is beautiful with quant little towns and lots of farms rolling over the hills. I realized that the spot would be perfect for a bonfire and picnic. There are some small trails but it is definitely a better spot to come roast marshmallows with some friends. There are some interesting, back road, places to explore and discover especially in this fall season.

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Erin