Sunday, February 6, 2011

A not-ugly UGG

Generally, I am not a fan of UGGs (or the ubiquitous knockoffs, pseudos and wannabes). I think it is because I have big feet and the standard UGG silhouette makes all feet look bigger than they are, like you are wearing cast. Or a cement boot. Or a tree trunk. The winter version of a Croc. But the weather has been so atrocious, with more on the way, and my vanity is getting the better of me. I really, really, really want to wear some of my stylish leather boots, and Mother Nature is not cooperating. I am sick of wearing my LL Bean let’s-go-hike-the-tundra snow boots. I want to wear things like my high-heeled, cognac leather, un-insulated, you’ll-break-your-neck-on-the-ice boots. Function vs. Form. Sarah Palin vs. Sarah Jessica Parker.

I think I have found the answer in these:


Yes they are UGGs but they are not ugly. Note the slim vamp and wedge heel. Note how they look more like a boot and less like a Smurf’s foot. I think they may be the answer to my warmth-vs-fashion prayers, and none too soon, as I will be headed to NYC this week for biz, and there will be lots-o-snow there. Also there? A bloggy meet-up instigated by The Queen of Boho-Contempo Snarkaliciousness’ trip east for decor/fashion-related biz , as well as a few other fantabulous NYC-area design bloggers. I can’t wait to meet them IRL!


Raina Cox said...

LOVE them!

You will be stylish and weather appropriate. A hard combo to pull off.

A-M said...

Ooh I love them! We are the country of ugg's... the country of laid back uggs with shorts, uggs with jeans, uggs with bikinis.. sad but true. We need more of these beauties. A-M x

only a movie said...

So excited that you are meeting up with Queen Raina.

Those boots are fab. xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

I saw a really great looking pair of Ugg boots on a lady in front of my checking out at Wal-Mart. I am waiting of them to go on sale.... they looked great with khaki pants!

Hope your Uggs serve you well on your trip!


Alicia B. Designs said...

so excited so excited so excited!!! I might be wearing my faux uggs though. At least I don't wear them in 70 degree weather with a mini skirt though...


Naomi @ Design Manifest said...

Woo hoo! So looking forward to meeting you Robin. I'm sure you'll look fab... Uggs or not.

I still have yet to buy a pair but would really like the short version for quick dog walks.