10.11.2009

Splish Splash!

I am a notorious puddle jumper. It all goes back to a childhood laced with hot pink Barbie galoshes trimmed with plastic tassels and paired with a raincoat of the same shade. Back then my tendency for puddle hopping had to do with the glee I felt as my mother’s face crumpled in horror at the sight of me dripping wet from head to toe in what she could only imagine was water from a backed-up sewer off somewhere in the distance; now my affinity for such jovial jumping has more to do with the romanticism associated with the rain. After all, if puddles are nearby, a cute boy longing to be kissed a la Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man can’t be too far off now can he? Thus, it is time to shed whatever shoes happen to be strapped to our feet, and slip our tiny tootsies into a pair of rain boots. Don’t worry darlings, only the most fashionable for my little fashionistas!

Urban Outfitters “Equestrian Rainboot” I know this probably sounds downright bizarre; but I’ve been having a love affair of sorts with Urban Outfitters’ Equestrian Rainboot for the last few months. Perhaps it has to do with their très fashionable asymmetrical top line or their supremely functional rubber sole and weatherproof construction. No matter the reason, I have been visiting them Online everyday for the last four months, and I see no end in sight – unless, of course, I simply take them home with me. Unlike some rain boots that are very bulky and masculine, the Equestrian Rainboot retains a very sophisticated, feminine ambiance which it releases like pheromones with each wear. Don’t be surprised if you find a trail of cute boys following in your wake, kittens…just thank the boots!

Hunter “Original Gloss Rain Boots” How I managed to survive this many years without a pair of Hunter Boots in my life is truly unfathomable to me. Somehow all of their footwear fabulosity managed to evade my notice, and keep away from my radar until finally I spotted Kate Moss donning a muddied up pair, and I realized…I need those! Of course, the flat black or navy blue simply wouldn’t suffice. No, I need something with a little sparkle, a little glam, a little…violet! Oui, the Hunter Boots that managed to stop me dead in my tracks are the Original Gloss Rain Boots in Violet. Unlike the Original Hunter Wellington, the Glossy version has the same lacquer finish as a pucker that has just been slathered with Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss. Aside from the shine factor, however, they’re a dead ringer for their more muted counterpart; even bearing the same buckle-strap detail about the shaft – which I simply can’t help but adore. Pair them with skinny jeans and a dark top to leave a very colorful impression.

Sperry Top-Sider “Sadie Tall Boot” You may have to put away your heels when the ground turns slick, but there’s nothing in the rule book that says you must forsake height when the weather turns stormy. You simply have to find a safer way to strut your stature in style; and that, mes chers, is via the Sperry Top-Sider Sadie Tall Boot. Crafted out of the same waterproof upper as the typical rain boot, the Sadie Tall Boot sports a two-inch rubber outsole platform which provides the very same traction as a flat boot, with a two-inch boost, of course! If you ask me, the true piece de resistance of this ravishing shoe lies not in the heel, or the heavenly Winter White hue, but in the ivory Micro-Fleece collar complete with a beauteous brass button displaying the emblem of a very nautical anchor – an adorable detail that kicks the personality factor up a notch!

Nomad “Puddles Plaid Rain Boot” There’s something about black and white that is so very captivating to the fashion senses – the juxtaposition between dark and night; good and evil; or just simply a pretty color combination that can work with virtually everything in your wardrobe. I’d say Nomad’s Puddles Plaid Rain Boot is the latter. The houndstooth print is ever so slightly reminiscent of a more neutral-toned Burberry design; whilst maintaining its own classy identity. I’m overwhelmed with the urge to slip them on over black skinny jeans, and pair them with a coat in a creamy color; the end result is bound to be unequivocally sublime.

KORS Michael Kors “Stormy Rain Boots” I am truly convinced that Michael Kors gets his kicks out of torturing me. His good time is had at my expense. His jollies are provided by the mere thought of my clawing, scrambling, and saving for his blatantly divine creations. It’s true, Michael knows exactly how to get my goat simply by thinking up designs that leave my legs nothing more than a quivering mass of JELL-O. It’s no different with his Stormy Rain Boots. No more does one have to worry about leaving the house in rain boots that are practical yet utterly embarrassing to look at. The Stormy Rain Boots have all of the elements of a fashion boot – from the belted harness accents around the ankle to the pull-tabs flanking the shaft – in the form of a rain boot. Part motorcycle madness, part equestrian excellence…I’ll take them in Fatigue, s’il vous plait!

Ready for an afternoon of splishing and splashing in a brand new pair of rain boots, darlings?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Urban Outfitters, Shopbop, ShoeBuy, DSW, and Bloomingdale’s for the pictures.
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40 comments

Couture Cookie said...

The UO boot is really stylish - I love everything equestrian. I am still dreaming of the Chanel Chamelia, though...

Couture Carrie said...

I luuuuurve this post, darling! I sometimes wear my J. Crew riding wellies when it's not even raining! Would adore a pair of Hunters someday too!

xoxox,
CC

simplycheapchic said...

my best collegiate investment would have to be rainboots! i have pink and green plaid and navy with little white anchors!

so awesome! and soooo practical!

-simply cheap chic

Emily said...

I really don't know how to pick my favorite, I love all of them! I want a pair of rain boots so bad! :)

B a la Moda said...

Michael Kors´one are amazing. Super beautiful. Great report.
xoxo
B* a la Moda

Jackie said...

I want a pair of rain boots. They would certainly come in hand right now. I've only found one pair to tickle my fancy (over 4 years ago). They were simple and hot pink, but not on sale =[

ninneta said...

i wish i have a perfect place to wear something like that here in Indonesia. But we rarely walking. Because it's not really safe to walk around here.

but thanx for the info...

kisses,

ninneta

janettaylor said...

I am not a huge fan the classy rain boots' shape, but the last one is cool. I have a miu miu rain boots and I adore them...

XoXo

Leah said...

The Sperry Top-sider rain boots is my favorite but I love the design of the Urban Outfitters. If only these boots are not heavy, I would definitely buy a couple to bring back home. Happy Sunday to you!

Dina's Days said...

I just left a similar comment on HiFashion's blog about this, I think these boots are so adorable. I need some so bad, especially in Ohio. I think the Urban Outfitters pair is super stylish and almost does not look like a rain boot. Must have!

Jacqueline said...

I love my Hunter boots =)

FashionSnag

meraldia said...

I like the last one very much! I love wellies but in my country is still hot and I guess I have to wait till January to wear them :(

Jaime said...

Love the first pair- so chic. I adore my floral rainboots though! :)

Stephanie said...

I love rain boots. They are so much more than they use to be. You can actually make a fashion statement with them. I love the Hunter boots in purple. They are fab. :)

Sherin said...

These are all perfect for winter! It gets so wet here that rain boots (wellies) are a complete necessity. I adore those glossy Hunters. I love hunters boots and definitely want a pair.

Rina said...

I love Hunter Boots! :) In pink they are so so cute!!!

Cancha-diction said...

TRETORN! Get some TRETORNS! They have saved my life in the puddle weather! And they are lined with fleece!

Ok...that's my plug for Tretorn. :)

Great post!

la petite fashionista said...

i need a pair of rainboots oh-so-very-badly! it has been raining nonstop lately :)

Anonymous said...

I've been debating about the Hunters forever. I LURVE them, yet how much do I really need them? Sigh. I so want the metallic ones. Such a conundrum. Ah ha

Kristin said...

I posted as anonymous. Sounds about right. Insomnia has me loopy. I wanted to p.s. it up and say, that plum pair you found is most gorgeous!

jeannie said...

great picks! I need a pair of cute rain boots!!

Elizabeth Marie said...

I love the Hunters too!!! How have I survived 28 years?? I mean, it doesnt rain that much here but still...and of course the color is perfection!

ana b. said...

I love this post! I'm a notorious puddle jumper too but more often than not I'm in prissy flats or slippery high heels. I would definitely love to get some of these boots.

ryder said...

Hunter “Original Gloss Rain Boots” are stunning! now im obssesed

Anika said...

Love, love, love this one.
Officially obsessed with wellingtons *and thinking of joining a recovery club for it*

Don't own a pair, but oh my oh me don't I want to put on a pair and gallavant down a street, splashing in every single puddle :)

Chloé said...

Hunters are the best. my friend's wearing them all the time. no, seriously, ALL the time. but I love Michael ones though. These are one fashion rain boots!

the NEO-traditionalist said...

Ohhh I love my hunters, but now I want those first ones from Urban Outfitters too, hmmm. Thanks for your sweet post. You have great taste in movies and I love that you call magazines "glossies"---haven't heard that in ages...and I'm totally using it from now on. You're great.
XX Kate

Signe said...

haha, lovely!

daisychain said...

Love the UO pair. I adore puddle jumping. I have some sweet black with ditsy floral print wellies that I pull on around this time of year!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Oooh... I love wellies! I searched high and low for Hunters, but couldn't find them anywhere. Instead, I got a pair from Aigle and they're adorable. Perfectly red!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

You had me at the equestrian rain boots. But I'd take all of them! Love this post!

xo

kpeach said...

I love how sophisticated the Urban and Kors boots are! xx

Keith said...

Wow. These are all fantastic. Not sure which I like the best. Hope your week starts off well. Cheers!

Miss Neira said...

wow that sadie tall boot is GORGEOUS!!!!!
i love that it has a high heel, more rain boots should have that!


xoxo

Mimi said...

love all these beautiful choices- especially the plaid ones! who could resist jumping in a puddle??

michelle_ said...

rubber wellies are making a huge comeback . They're so great to be worn at the Woodstock music festival and on gray rainy days. The brighter, the better !

glistersandblisters.blogspot.com

Nicole Marie said...

i'm definitely getting rain boots this year!!

All Women Stalker said...

I'm a puddle jumper (and dry leaves crusher!), too. Unfortunately, my friends would be horrified if I wear these boots to go out. Haha

-meream

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

I looove the pink boots, so awesome .

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etnies trainers uk said...

wow really awesome and amazing designs that i found on this blogs..
thanks for sharing this and i would like to buy the black one....

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