26 September 17, 2008

Red Wellies!

I went with the Hunter Festival Wellingtons!

I do have to admit, they are a bit snug on the calves. I still love them though.

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26 Comments

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    Cathe
    September 17, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Cute! I have a pair of boring ol’ black ones – not willing to be that adventurous when it comes to fashion for me feet.

    I like the red with the black contrast!

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    Jamie
    September 17, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    YES! Great choice. Those have been on my wish list for awhile.

    Red Wellingtons are the only way to go!

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    All Things Lovely
    September 17, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    They are way too cute. I so wish I had reason to even wear Wellingtons!

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    Danyelle
    September 17, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    They are perfect! I especially love the detail on the side.

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    Lili
    September 17, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Cute Nicole!

    I have been wanting the Huntress for awhile now, but the lines on the side are a great detail.

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    Nicole (also!)
    September 17, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    So cute! I join you in the land of larger calves… though I don’t think mine would even fit in your adorable wellies! :)

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    Devin
    September 17, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Love your boots! I have the same issue with snug calfs:( but they look really good on you. My husband bought me a pair of “Sperry Top-sider” rain boots last year. We live in Seattle so, I have had a chance to wear them 8+ months out of the year. Here is a link to a similar pair:

    http://www.sperrytopsider.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=994&itemType=PRODUCT&iProductID=994&pageSuffix=Recently%20Viewed%20Item

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    megan
    September 17, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    those are great! :)

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    leah ring
    September 17, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    i love the color combo. what brand is that beautiful magenta purple dress.

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    Susan
    September 17, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Those look fantastic!!

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    Miss B.
    September 17, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Sooooo cute!!!! Love the red and the purple skirt. You are fearless with color and it ALWAYS works!

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    Meridith
    September 17, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    The snugness of the calves could become a problem, they could chafe! I’d return them and look further

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    becky
    September 17, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Love! How is the padding in the soles?

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    Jessica
    September 18, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Yay! Red Wellies…awesome!

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    Making it Lovely
    September 18, 2008 at 9:12 am

    : Leah ring, the dress is from Old Navy.
    : Merideth, I think they’ll be fine with thin knee socks.
    : Becky, they’re comfy!

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    simone
    September 18, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    so cute!

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    gumbo
    September 18, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    I’m also a girl blessed with shapely calves and have a hard time buying boots. Could you tell me what the circumference is at the top of your new Wellies?

    Great choice!

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    Birdie
    September 18, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Cute. I still can’t plop down the money for Hunters though. It seems crazy that they are so pricey when it’s just rubber – I mean, tires for your car are less. Maybe I’m just not looking at this the right way :)

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    Hankie
    September 18, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Nicole,

    Check out the link below… Target has some cutie booties for sale… A few are on clearance… YEAH!! Many w/an adjustable strap at the calves.

    http://www.target.com/gp/search/601-1989509-9128103?field-keywords=rain+boots&url=index%3Dtarget&ref=sr_bx_1_1

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    Making it Lovely
    September 18, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Birdie, they ARE pricey. I’m expecting them to last for a looooong time though, so I don’t mind paying more for good quality. Plus I figure I can wear them throughout the winter too with the fleece inserts that are available (or just warm fleece socks).

    Gumbo, they’re 14.5″ around the top. Zappos claimed another inch, but I measured mine at 14.5″ (the same size as my calves).

    And thanks, Hankie. I saw those too when I was trying to decide which boots to get.

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    Lor
    September 19, 2008 at 4:13 am

    Great choice – love the red! They look really cute with your purple dress. Lets hope it rains soon so you can try them out!

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    Ivan
    September 20, 2008 at 8:35 am

    They are very smart, as Hunter wellies always are.

    Seventy-five pounds sterling (or its dollar equivalent) is still a lot to pay for some extra contrast stripes on standard red Hunter wellies (themselves not exactly cheap either), though.

    Most of my own Hunter colours collection was made in Scotland, so I’d be interested to see how long they last you, since they are made in China these days, and I have heard about durability problems since production was moved over there from Scotland. The most common problem so far seems to be the sole treads splitting. You can get protective sprays that will clean the wellies and help keep out any UV degradation through bright sunlight (another killer of Hunters).

    I would heartily recommend the Hunter fleece stockings also that you mentioned. They come in various colours, and can also be worn indoors instead of slippers or bedsocks.

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    Kristin Nicholas
    September 24, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    I have the same boots and I promise, they are worth the $$$$. My husband and I raise sheep on a farm in western Massachusetts and we wear them for walking the fields. They also go fine in town. Love your blog. Glad I stumbled upon you via Mags Kandis.

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    alis
    October 6, 2008 at 6:02 am

    They vertainly possess that fairy tale quality you would expect from rain boots, but one can’t help but wonder how you are going to tuck your pants in them?

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    alis
    October 6, 2008 at 6:03 am

    Sorry, I meant “certainly” not “vertainly..

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    alivicwil
    October 12, 2008 at 3:10 am

    I don’t think I’ve owned gumboots (wellies) since I was 6 years old… But I bought some yesterday!

    I saw them at Floriade (the Canberra tulip festival) and fell in love with them, but had to think about it. I think the fact that you bought some recently helped me to make my mind up.

    My boots are here: http://www.tamarahenriques.com/well_toile.html

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