Posts Tagged ‘snow

23
Dec
09

Snowy Days? Wear Snow Boots. Obvious, much?

It seems sort of obvious, but yet, you’d be surprised.

Zappos - Ugg Snow BootsIt has been my experience, after several decades of existence, that New Yorkers have very bizarre reactions to snow. In short, we fear it. And while a few inches of snowfall is a mild nuisance in other parts of the world, here, it cripples everything.

Schools close and flights get canceled before the snowflakes even begin to fall, and people waver from social commitments on the warning of POSSIBLE snow showers. Seriously?!?

Snow will not kill us. Wear gloves and the right attire, and it’s actually pretty darn pretty.

This weekend, I had planned a birthday party – and 30 of my closest friends were supposed to attend. As the weather grew worse, few bothered to call to say they couldn’t make it, but most didn’t show up. I guess they felt the weather was THAT bad – that it was just simply implied. No, it wasn’t. Were they going to melt?

Perhaps people would fear the elements less if they just were wearing the right attire. I spent the duration of my party in my Ugg Classic Tall Wool boots – $200 at Zappos.com. And, you know what? I was warm and cozy – and enjoying my wine and brie. Something they could all learn from.

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10
Jan
08

Chic In Snow… Making the Impossible Possible

All this winter weather had me pretty down, mostly because I can’t wear my high heeled boots anymore. Believe me, I tried. Thinking that perhaps the sidewalk had been salted enough to add some grip, I took a couple of steps outside before sliding quickly toward my neighbor’s black lab, Lucy. She dodged me gracefully before looking back with an expression that read, “You’re not getting anywhere in those, honey. ” Lucy, I should mention, was wearing snow shoes. Seriously — tiny, sensible little waterproof shoes with rubber grippers.

I decided then and there to go on a quest for winter boots that I would actually want to wear. The stipulations were: that they must be tall enough to keep snow out, must not have a huge rounded front, which makes wee people like me look like Muppets, must have enough room to fit my skinny jeans inside, and must be chic enough to wear with most things. Now, I realize that like, ninety percent of snow boots don’t fit into those specifications. It’s a good thing I’m a girl who loves the thrill of the hunt.

After about an hour at DSW, I swear angels started singing and a light shone down on this pair of Cole Haan boots, called Mardi. Waterproof. Tall enough. Narrow toe. Lace up to fit over jeans. And tres tres tres chic. Ooh la la! I’m totally in love with them, and they even held up nicely in the middle of the blizzard last week. Now that I’ve fallen so hard (in love, mind you, not literally), I have a feeling that I’m going to hate to give them up in the spring…




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