Out with old, in with the new

I bought my first pair of Hunters five and a half years ago.  At $150, it was a pretty large investment in rain boots.  A few friends already owned Hunters and sold me on the idea.  After owning less expensive boots that often cracked in less than a year, it wasn’t hard to convince me to buy up.

Enter my first pair of Hunters:

That’s how they look today. Comfy, slightly dirty and well worn.  So well worn in fact, that they cracked and the sole started to separate from the boot.  Wet feet.

You cannot live in this area without boots.  They are pretty much standard issue when you move to the city.

Thankfully, Hunters are in good supply here and today I found my new pair.  And they were on sale!!

Voila!  My 2nd pair of Hunters:

I’ve written about boots before – here and here.  Who doesn’t love all the options available now for rainy weather?!

If you need great wellies, then theses are the boots for you. With so many great colours, you will have a hard time choosing just one pair.

I’m glad it’s going to rain this weekend, because I can’t wait to wear my new boots!

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These boots were made for….

Rain.  Holy Puddles, Batman!  We had an epic rainstorm this past weekend and the forecast for this week isn’t much better!

It is still September (barely) and we are having huge rainstorms.  For those of you that think it always rains in Vancouver, you are wrong, right, sort of.  Yes, we get rain for most of the Fall, Winter and a good portion of Spring.  But the type of rain we have had lately is of Winter proportions.  You could almost use a boat or an ark to get around town these past few days.

That said, when you have kids and a dog, you just have to go outside, regardless of the weather.   So, unless you plan to stay indoors for 6 months, you will learn equip yourself with the best that rain gear has to offer.

Today, our lesson will focus on rain boots.  They come in many different heights, styles, colours, and prices.  After years of buying colourful, fun and well priced   cheap boots, I upgraded to a pair of Hunters.  A good friend had bought a pair of, swore by how great they were, and the rest is history.  Here are my grey Hunters (they were purchased before I thought I had a problem with grey):


They cost  way more than I ever thought I would pay for a pair of rain boots.  But in the 3 years I have had them, I haven’t regretted it one bit.  I had never seen Angelina Jolie in Mr and Mrs Smith, where her red Hunter boots made such a big appearance.  But now looking at it, it’s a pretty good visual.  Not sure how it would have impacted my buying decision, but doesn’t really matter now, does it ?


image from msn.com

While out shopping the other day, I saw these rain boots, which had me wishing for a second pair:


New from Hunter are the Rubber Moto.  How cool  are these ?   I also saw this Moto style from Sperry Top-Sider:


A little glossier than the Hunter and just as cool.

This Hunter boot in a gorgeous magenta also caught my attention:


Spend your money wisely, and get the best boots you can.  You will wear them as you get into your ark this winter.  I promise.


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It’s raining again…..

As I look out my window, it is raining.  Hard.  The Pineapple Express has made its way to Vancouver bringing lots of rain and slightly warmer temperatures – about 10 degrees C (which is about 48 F for those South of the border).  Overall, the day is grey.


We will be starting our 50 days of no grey challenge very soon….

In the meantime, we are doing some wardrobe planning and a closet clean up.

Stay Tuned!