Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Do You Need a New Pair of Wellies?

Do you wear between a women's 5 and a 6.5/7?
Do you want to spend under $30?
Do you have a Marshall's store nearby?

Then you may be in luck!

I was in a local Marshall's the other day and found these rubber boots in the children's section! They are youth sized.

I typically wear a women's 6/6.5, these are a youth 5. I thought the navy color with green trim was basic and fun. They also had a cool black and green tartan plaid, and a brown herringbone tweed. They have a good tread, hit upper calf and are wide enough to get jeans tucked in (I have pretty skinny legs, so most boots are loose around the calves on me.)

And they were $29! I was in need, they (the weather experts) say we are in for a pretty wet, snowy, stormy winter around here! 

By the way, have you ever had rubber wellies that get cloudy white/gray marks on them? Here is what I discovered it is (Hunter is a popular, yet expensive, brand of rubber wellies):

What is the white residue on my Hunter boots?
Occasionally, it is possible that white marks will appear on your Hunter rubber wellington boots. This is called 'blooming', it is your boots attempting to protect themselves from environmental damage.
Every Hunter rubber wellington boot is made from 100% natural ingredients and small amounts of wax are included in the rubber compound during the vulcanization process that is used to make each pair. When exposed to certain environmental factors, this wax can "bloom" to the surface and appear as white marks.
This is not a defect with the boots, and is completely natural. If this does happen, you can wipe this blooming clean with a warm, damp cloth. We recommend UV Tech* Spray which can be found at boating, hunting or fishing stores. 

Who knew?

Oh- and those wellies I got are magical! I purchased them and voila~ not a drop of rain in two days!

Hee hee!

p.s. I took the self-portrait of me and Abbie on my automatic setting. I realized that after being Abbie's puppy sitter for 12 years, I don't have a single picture of the two of us together!



Jessica said...

I LOVE rubber boots. They are one of my favourite things about the rain! I don't have a Marshall's though. I will have to keep my eyes open though.


Lolo said...

How cute Michelle! I eyeballed a pair at TJ Maxx the other day :)Couldnt push myself to get them tho....its been too hot!! I will have to check the weather for rain....I might just have to cruise back and get them - gotta have wellies to splash in puddles now, dont we?!

Polly said...

Adorable photo Michelle!!

I have little feet too. My husband thinks it's funny that I can shop in the kids shoe section!

Hope you have a great day!!



* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

Those are so cute on you!! ;)

matt said...

I ADORE that sweet natural photo of you and Abbie! Those boots ROCK! I totally HEART Marshalls! I'm so glad you got your necklace! YAYYYYYYY! I bet it's so lovely! I adore mine! Hey guess what? I added All that Jazz Vintage to my blog side bar! ;')

matt said...

OPPPPS, I don't know why my husbands name is suddenly showing up! You don't have some weird, creepy stalker, it's me Robyn from Whimages! LOL

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Very cute...too bad my big honkin' feet can't fit in them ;)

Desert Rose said...

Abby is such a pretty girl...hay SO ARE YOU!!!

{Vintage Sweet Pea} said...

Great Wellies! I have a pair that are navy blue with little light blue horses on them! LOVE!

Great site! I will be reading often!