“I’m a bit grungy – I love wearing boots. But I also love putting on a beautiful white dress and jewels. I have those two alter-egos.” ~ Ellie Goulding
If you live in New England, you have probably heard of L.L. Bean. What is more you have probably owned, wanted to own, or settled for a knock off pair of Bean Boots. Boots that are back ordered for months on end and are the equivalent of the iPhone, but in footwear.
There is a reason. They are amazing quality footwear. They are warm, durable, and most importantly comfortable. Much like Uggs, they are not the most fashionable of footwear, (at least in my opinion) but for Winters in the Northeast they are a must for any wardrobe.
All I want for Christmas
The number one item on my list this year from Santa, was a pair of Bean Boots. Living in the city, I do not want to walk around in my Columbia snow boots, which are more suitable for snowmobiling or playing in snow, then traipsing through the streets of the Concrete Jungle. And while I am guilty of owning Uggs, (They are warm!) I am also guilty of slipping and falling on the city sidewalks because they have no tread on them. At least I always saved the coffee when it happens!
Thus, it was high time to protect my klutzy self and get some decent footwear.
Boy did Santa deliver!
Back in November, L.L. Bean had been having 25 percent off which is unheard of, (though they proceeded to have it up until Christmas!) and it included their boots. I put a bug in Santa’s ear, (I have connections!) and my Christmas wish was granted.
Style and Sizing
Because I mainly wanted them for Winter, I wanted the ones that were lined with shearling so my feet would be warm.
I had been hesitant about ordering them. My feet are small, but wide, and all the reviews I had read mention that they run large. But with twenty-five percent off, it was to good to pass up. So with a prayer to the shopping gods, and lots of research, Santa ordered me a size down and an extra wide.
The reviews were accurate and they do in fact run large. When I first tried them on, (barefoot) I was actually worried they were still to big, but once I added socks, they fit perfectly.
They were ridiculously comfy, even barefooted, and super warm. I shoveled snow in them and my feet didn’t get wet at all (take that Uggs) nor did I slip and fall. (nah nah Uggs!) They weren’t literally heaven sent and my feet were dancing in happiness.
Despite living in a ski town, styling Winter wear has always been a struggle. It is clunky, bulky, and so very unchic. That said, I decided to channel my inner non-existent ski bum, and go all slope side out, with a sweater, leggings, (yes you can start screaming basic) my Michael Kors jacket, that legit looks like a Canada Goose knock off, and finished with a Love Your Melon beanie and my Winter staple blanket scarf from Urban Outfitters. The look was classic ski town, and with all the snow and the polar vortex temps, I was not going to freeze anytime soon. In fact I got multiple comments about how warm I looked.
It isn’t the chicest look, but it is certainly the warmest and sometimes that does trump fashion!
What do you think of the look? Do you have a pair of Bean Boots? How do you style Winter Boots?
16 thoughts on “What DO I Wear?!?! The Most Coveted Winter Boots”
I need these! We don’t get much snow, but we get so much rain my feet get wet even in boots. Plus I love cold countries. Love these and you still look cute and chic in my opinion😙 x
They are the best! I shoveled in them and my feet stayed dry AND warm! They are definitely perfect for cold countries…Especially New York at Christmas time😝 awe thank you so much sweets! You really are the best!💗
omgg those boots sound so cool
Thank you! They really are!💗
Yay for warm boots! Great gift for yourself! 😉 These are so classic looking! Sure, they’re not sleek and stylish but there’s a place for them. Here, the most popular winter boots are Sorels. I tried them on and they’re so HEAVY. I felt like I was lifting 5lbs each foot. I ended up getting a pair of North Face boots. For the record, Uggs are so ugly and useless! 😛
Yes! My feet are definitely thankful! There really is! Sorels (and Columbia which I have a pair of) are popular here as well, it like you said they are ridiculously heavy. Great for the mountain, but to walk around a city? No thank you! Bwahaha Uggs totally are! I admit I have a pair, they are comfy, but ugggg are they an eye sore! Thanks for stopping by Beauty!💗
Used to LIVE in my bean boots while growing up in NH and going to school in Boston! Definitely a necessity for winters! I have mine stashed in my closet because Los Angeles “winters” don’t really require them quite as much, but I always pull them out when visiting family in New England!
Despite being born and bred in NH this is my first pair! (Can I even call myself a New Hampshirite?😝) they really are! Haha. I imagine not! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have an amazing New Year!💗
Omggg ugh…. Gianna has joined Team Starbucks… cri… Maybe one day she will come to the light side 🙂
Yasss!,, haha nope not if I have anything to say about it!💗
Omy these look awesome! Perfect for snowy weather and super cute xx
They are! I am obsessed with them! Thanks beauty! Happy New Year! Sweets!💗
Look at all that pretty snow!! & look at you – gorgeous. I’ve never even heard of Bean Boots before until now, though they certainly sound amazing. To be honest, I’ve never owned a pair of Uggs but if you say Bean Boots are even better for Winter than Uggs are then one day, if I ever go on a skiing / snowy holiday I may have to purchase some (if I can somehow get my hands on them). I’m glad they ended up fitting you perfectly with socks on, the online shopping Gods were definitely on your side. Love the look hun!
Awe your comments always brighten my day!
They are a Maine company, so everyone has them in New England. Lol. They really are! I finally caved and have been rocking them every day!
They definitely are! And yes girl! You do! Thanks sweets so am I! They definitely were! I hope you have an amazing day! <3
I think your comparison of L.L. Bean boots being the iphone of winter boots is SO accurate!!
Hehe thanks beauty! And right? They so are! <3