Sunday, September 28, 2014

Splish Splash

I am not entirely sure that you can call the fall and winter here in Portland anything other than an eight month drizzle, peppered with momentary breaks in the cloud cover. When it started pouring earlier this week I was faced with the unfortunate dilemma of either being late to work due to trying to unearth my Sperry rain boots (just like the boots in the second row, far right) or having wet shoes and wet toes. I went with the wet toes and early arrival but literally had to prop up a sad pair of flats on a colleague's heater for a good half-day before they dried out into stiff mud-caked sorry-excuses for D'orsay flats. Ick.

The 8-10 months of rain here, especially for a walk-commuter like me is made 100 times better by a good pair of rain boots that aren't just hideous, shiny, and foot-sweat-producers. I finally invested in some good waterproof footwear last year when I was commuting by foot and under an umbrella. As I suspected, a plain pair of unlined boots is entirely irrelevant as the weather gets colder. You can't rely on rubber and a pair of athletic socks to protect your toes in bad temps. Lining is everything!

Rain

 Sloosh Rain Boots (tall rain boots, top left)
Lace-up, lined Sorels (top right boots/first boot in the second row)
Loeffler Randal stylish rain boots

I am obsessed with the options above and really want to update my rain wardrobe, especially with those Hunter ballet flats and Loeffler Randal stylish boots. Now that I have a nice rain coat and a cute patterned umbrella, my feet are an eye-sore on most occasions. I seriously go through my walk-to-work shoes like they're cardboard. Putting almost three miles in on a daily basis on a sidewalk in the pouring rain is never good for any shoe, and most shoes that are built to withstand that abuse are really hideous. Time for a stylish update.

22 comments

  1. Oh wow...I love those Sloosh rain boots (and obviously the Loeffler Randals). I usually go for Hunter, but those Sloosh ones could be cuter! I love how they look like riding boots!

    Sam
    That Curious Cat

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  2. The Stylish Loeffler rain boots are my favorite!! It doesn't rain much here so I really don't have a need for rain boots but never hurts to have a stylish option just in case.

    -V
    http://stylishlyme.com

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  3. I have the Sorel boots with the fur trim that I wear in the snow...so cute!

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  4. Love your selection of boots! I needed this for my next hunt on the perfect booties.

    Red Reticule

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  5. I am obsessed with those Loeffler Randal rain boots! How gorgeous! What great picks!!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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  6. So many amazing boots!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  7. Boots are definitely needed during this season! I really like the Loeffler Randal boots. They're so chic!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  8. those are some cool boots!

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  9. I love boots season! I think I have an older style of those Sperry Topsider rain boots. They last!

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  10. L.L. Bean Duck Boots were all the rage at prep school back east in the 80s. I should get another pair!

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  11. this is such a fun post! rainy day style is my favorite! love all these cute boots! rain boots sure have come along way!

    kelseybang.com

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  12. I'm pretty obsessed with these Miu Miu's (MU 11PS): http://www.glassesspot.com/products/MU-11PS/

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  13. Love this! I used to hate rain days, but now I cherish them because I have some great options for shoes. I love the ones you featured here. Really shows how many great options are out there than just plain rain boots!


    www.lastylenysmile.blogspot.com

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  14. I like the Kate Spade Demi/F glasses.

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  15. I have those lace up sorels! SO AMAZING

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  16. classic Ray-Bans!

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  17. I have the sorel conquest carly boots and absolutely love them. They are great for rain and snow. Plus you really can't go wrong with sorel. :)

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  18. I would choose these glitter brown Versaces http://www.glassesspot.com/products/VE4273/ BUT, if I win, I'm giving this to my daughter-in-law for Christmas....so I am not sure what she would choose.

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  19. I like the Covergirl CG0524 in Shiny dark brown :)

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  20. I like the RB4167

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  21. i have the Sorels (top right)... i like to call them my "boots with tha furrr." They are basically amazing and I love them and would like to wear them every single day. I also have a pair of Hunter rain boots (classic black) which I like, but they're not as fitted as the Sorels. But you're totally right, they make the drizzly fall/winter/spring much more pleasant by keeping my feet warm and dry!

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