Until last year, I got through several winters without having real winter boots. I had short booties from Aquatalia which just came up to my ankle that I wore when it was icy. For the occasional heavy snowstorm or messy slush, I wore my Hunter boots. Kind of slippery and cold, but I made it work! Then the crazy polar vortex arrived last winter, and what did I do? You guessed it, I still tried to get through the winter with my short booties and rain boots. Ridiculous. By the end of January with fashion week and some blizzards coming up, I was determined (and desperate) to get real boots. But not just any boots. I wanted to find ones that I’d be happy to wear, and that had enough style to work with my outfits. So of course I was drawn to Sorel boots. Rugged and chic, I was obsessed. Unfortunately, the ones I wanted were sold out, but this taught me to take my own advice. Get them at the beginning of the season! Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago when I was invited to the Sorel & Lucky Magazine event at Sorel’s pop-up shop at 345 West 14th St. in NYC. An evening of shopping, drinks and music, it was a fun and perfect opportunity to try on Sorel’s different boot styles and get prepared for the snow (in advance this time!).
The incredibly cute and chic (yes, you can be both!) Rachel Martino (in second photo above) of rachmartino.com was there as a host of the event and to share her Lucky picks. She was wearing the MEDINA II™ (bootie with gold metal heel shown in the first pic of the collage above) which I loved. The metal heel is reason alone to buy those booties, but I’m not sure I’d be able to do too much walking with that heel…
Below are some of my other top Sorel picks:
from top L to R: ‘Joan of Arctic’ boot, ‘Joan of Arctic’ bootie, ‘Tofino’ boot, ‘Conquest Carly’ boot
Of course, you can always go ‘old school’ and get the classic Sorel shown in the first image. Love them all and looking forward to a toasty warm winter!
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