I have an older post that I've been working on but IT CAN WAIT.
Warmth and comfort, however, can't.
I would like to say that following Halloween, I was incensed at the Christmas decorations that were actually already up before Halloween, at my spiritual home, Target. (Along with every thrift store everywhere.) I would like to say that - or perhaps my 25-year-old self would like to say that, but in reality, I have been near-hysterical in my joy in engaging with prolonged holiday festivity. I have bought some things. New things. But mostly I've been doing a little scouring for old things, for my upcoming (small) Vintage Holiday Party. (If you think I'm being PC with saying holidays, you are correct. I have excellent friends of many religious backgrounds and practices. Vintage, however, will tie us together.)
It has also been EXTREMELY COLD today and yesterday, and the lake/sky (not the same thing, but they were in cahoots) dumped like half a foot of snow on CLE this last week, and my trusty ol' Payless snow boots just cracked. They just lost it.
So I decided to go the route of a couple of great friends: rain boots. Plus hardcore fleece socks.
These were the only pair that fit my ZAFTIG CALVES. I did not want to pay what I paid for them so I walked away at first, and then did some math, and came to the reasonable conclusion that I would get my money's worth. I have tons of thrifted shoes, and I love a shoe bargain, but shoes are also the only clothing/accessory item I will buy new. (Let me remind you, in case you think I'm gross, that this does not include undergarmentry!) Because I am hard on them, they are hard on me if they're not good and I wear them a lot, and because. Shoes are like my Hondas and my Macbook. I will pay for quality.
...wow, Arwen. Hashtag snob, hashtag middle-class. SIGH.
But hey. They are pretty awesome. I could say they're pretty badass, but that would be crass and would not be appropriate for my Internet Presence. I COULD SAY THAT.
They are badass.
I'm a boot person. Now I don't feel like winter will make me frumpy and dumpy.
To redeem myself, I did find a BARGAIN when looking for holiday decorations. (I couldn't resist looking at the boots. I just CAN'T.)
Some Made in Canada (I don't think that's the brand, but that's what it says on four spots on the shoes, so apparently Canada is a proud shoemaker - makes sense, I had some La Canadienne's for awhile, and those are choice) fleece-lined suede wedge vintage winter ankle boots.
Don't mind if I do.
Definitely not going to be frumpy. But if I don't stop eating pierogis (sp?) and stuff, I might get dumpy. I'll work on that.
Tommy Hilfiger rain boots: $70. Made in Canada boots, $6.