Lately, I have been pondering my love of plaid, wool, tweed, quilted jackets and wellies, in connection with this notion of grunge. Can some of what I wear be described as grunge style? I have never thought of my outfits being grunge style. But if my references and the references for grunge are the same, I guess they could be called grunge style.
The boots that I wore today are new Bogs. I suspect that I will be wearing them a lot in the near future, particularly if Winter this year is like Winter was last year, i.e. not a lot of snow.
When I got home today, a package from LLBean was waiting for me. Last week, I commented on a blog how I had developed "a thing" for LLBean last Winter. Today, my third pair of Bean boots arrived. Clearly I have a thing for LLBean. These latest Bean boots are fleece lined and have front zips. Though I don't expect to be wearing them any time soon, I do expect to be wearing them quite a bit come Winter (when I am not wearing the new Bogs). I tried them on and, not only are they toasty warm, they are also very comfortable.
My LLBean package also included a pair of Lace Snowbell Boots, described on the LLBean website as "inspired by vintage Eskimo-style boots in the L.L.Bean archives". The boots were available in brown and graphite. When I first saw them, I wanted both colours. Eventually, I talked myself into getting the brown ones first and getting the graphite ones if I loved the brown ones once I got my hands (literally) on them. Well I love the brown ones. So I guess I will be ordering the graphite ones. I hope that LLBean will still have them in stock in my size by the time I can order them. The Bogs and new Bean boots will have to step aside every once in a while this Winter for the Lace Snowbell Boots, because they too are awesome (in my humble opinion).
I am wearing an H&M top, an old quilted Gap vest, an old H&M bubble skirt, an old H&M belt, an old Kensie coat, old Gap leggings, old LLBean socks and Bogs.