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2011 January 2

Hello blog-land, and happy 2011! Though I enjoyed my vacation, I have missed the blog and I look forward to taking on the new year with a commitment to keep up regular posting, so I hope you keep reading!

What was going to be a somewhat rushed visit home to Rhode Island for Christmas became extended due to the blizzard, so I got to spend a lot of time on the couch, watching tv and hanging out with the family before getting a flight down to Florida, where I enjoyed a second Christmas with Joe’s family, as well as much-needed sunshine, outlet shopping (more on that later), and manatees! We got back to New York on New Year’s Eve, and I was a little surprised at the very large piles of snow still blocking the sidewalks, nearly a week after the snow first fell.

Those of you who know me know I have a rather strange dislike of ice and icy sidewalks, especially since I have spent nearly every winter of my life in the Northeast. This dislike means I have a very serious pair of Sorel snowboots that I wear pretty much from the first signs of snow or ice to April. This is neither attractive nor very practical, but it gives me a little bit more assurance walking on the slick sidewalks. I usually keep a pair of heels and a pair of boots at the office to change into, or stash a spare set of shoes in my bag for other situations, but this attachment to snow boots has caused quite a few wardrobe dilemmas.

my trusty steeds

What do all of you do in the winter when the weather is really frightful? Do you sacrifice fashion for function, or brave the ice in heels? Do you think you can get away with wearing snow boots with every outfit, as long as they’re somewhat cute? I want to hear what you think!

*image via Barry Yanowitz*

3 Responses Post a comment
  1. Melissa permalink
    January 3, 2011

    I say safety first! I have had the misfortune of having to wear a VERY unattractive orthopedic boot when I fractured my foot, and that is so much worse thatn wearing a comfy, warm snow boot!

  2. January 3, 2011

    Boots all the way! I’m very into practicality (and bringing extra shoes to change into). Wearing my nice shoes on the street is a) dangerous, and b) makes it way more likely I’ll ruin those shoes. So nyet to that!

  3. Raquel permalink
    January 4, 2011

    Boots! Warm and comfortable feet and a safe commute trump all! Plus the salt ruins shoes. I feel like if you’ve got enough confidence while wearing your practical boots, you can totally pull it off. Plus, there are very cute hats, scarves, coats, and gloves to wear to make up for the lack of fashionable footwear. It’s a good balance!

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