Thursday, October 31, 2019
Happy Halloween! It does not mean much to me anymore now that my kids are teens and it falls on a school night. It is business as usual around here, but we will put the boys in charge of handing out candy and I will make chili and mummy dogs (hot dogs wrapped in crescent roll dough). Ha! It looks like the weather will be cold and make it a perfect chili night.
When my boys were in elementary school I got my first pair of tall Target rain boots. I loved them. They lasted for a year or so and I bought another pair. I was surprised by how much I wore them. I wore them to walk the boys to and from school and to walk the dog. I wore them when it was not even raining due to the wet dew on the grass or because it had rained the day before. I wore the heck out of both pairs of $20ish boots!
After the second pair of cheap boots bit the dust, I decided to splurge on the black matte Hunter boots I coveted. I have them 7 years later and they still look great!
Tip: I bought mine at Von Maur and they are the wide calf version. I never usuaally buy wide calf boots but the sales lady told me they were slightly shorter for shorter people or people with shorter legs. They hit me at the perfect place.
Tip: Costco currently has navy and green for $89.99!
I won a $500 Nordstrom gift card from Mix and Match Mama and Sheaffer Told Me To last December and decided to get the shorter in a fun color with part of my winnings.
I wear them in the light snow, too. I wear them in all 4 seasons!
They came in super handy for the wet Derby party last year!
So, buy the boots! There are plenty of good brands besides Hunter, but I can definitely speak to the quality of Hunter. You will be surprised by how much wear you get out of them and then the price per wear makes them super affordable!
My perspective on rain most definitely changed after I had my first pair. I was no longer upset when it rained and I almost looked forward to the rain so I could wear them. I loved to style them with my outfits.
I almost think this can be a metaphor for life. If you are prepared or if you look for the silver lining, most things are not so bad. It is all about perspective.
Whoa – getting deep! You thought this was merely a post about rain boots!
Thanks for reading!