Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Booties Call


Standing for two hours, soaked in all possible places during the typhoon Egay, made me swear to be more ready next time. Not that I was not; I was wearing washed jeans and bright blue cotton shirt, with a warm, water resistant trench coat to (presumably) protect me from getting wet. The people beside me failed to compare, wearing only their usual office clothes, some sans jacket, with some wobbly umbrella in hand. I thought my outfit was already “bagyo proof”, but a drenched, broken flats says otherwise. I nearly cried because that pair from Kimi is merely a month old!

I’m in serious need for some badass rain boots.

I’ve been meaning to buy a pair for as long as I can remember, but rain boots are traditionally ugly, until recent years when some shoe companies started designing pretty rain footwears. I worked in Alabang for almost 5 years, and since it’s faster to travel through friendship route, it’s practical to bring a car everyday. I park in the basement, I don’t get wet and I practically forgot about getting rain boots.

But now that I work in Makati, and have to take public transport often, I can’t risk plunging my much adored shoes in mud and rainwater. And my unfortunate Egay experience validated this need.

I roamed malls in frenzy, constantly texting my BFF who's also in search, but found none. Thanks to online stores, I found some really interesting, moderately priced booties. There were lots of choices from colorful eye candies to plain and classy (since it's my first and only, I favored this) but I'm such a sucker for animal prints and pretty, lacy prints so like a confused bride, I don’t know who to marry between these two.



Plueys in Ooh la lace
Php 2,399

Baja booties
Php 1,900


Should I get both? I'm tempted. I can use some help that can save me from spending too much! Save me? =)


From the Nook,
Dang

11 comments:

  1. Those are the exact Plueys I want!

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  2. Hi!!!!

    I love the first picture. I was thinking of getting a pair too! I love your selection, but I was thinking I could easily pair the black lace boot with almost anything.

    Maybe I'm just not partial with animal prints though!

    Keep safe and keep warm :)

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  3. i like the animal print ones, although if that is a wedge heel, it might not be smart for wet sidewalks...

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  4. you already know! my vote goes to the Ooh lalace! =)

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  5. @ Dea: Wouldn't it be cute if we meet on a rainy day and wear the same booties? =P

    @ Aicha: I agree, the ooh la lace will look good with almost anything. That's the reason I'm going for classy ones than the eye candies (which BTW are also very pretty!). Thanks and take care, too. =)

    @ Janelle: I'm also considering that, since I don't like to trip in muddy waters as well. =) If only there's an animal print with lower heels. Thank you! =)

    @ Askmewhats: Yes, I figured out what your vote will be!!! =) Miss you, Nikkilove!

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  6. @ Dea: Wouldn't it be cute if we meet on a rainy day and wear the same booties? =P

    @ Aicha: I agree, the ooh la lace will look good with almost anything. That's the reason I'm going for classy ones than the eye candies (which BTW are also very pretty!). Thanks and take care, too. =)

    @ Janelle: I'm also considering that, since I don't like to trip in muddy waters as well. =) If only there's an animal print with lower heels. Thank you! =)

    @ Askmewhats: Yes, I figured out what your vote will be!!! =) Miss you, Nikkilove!

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  7. Like others, I like the animal print, but not the heel. The lace pair is really nice, so I would get those. I mean if I were you.

    For work, when it rains I wear a pair of waterproof Docker hiking shoes on my commute.

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  8. Go for the ohhhhhhhhlalace! lovely!

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  9. nice!:)i love it!:)

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  10. i was wondering. what did you get? how are they? I've been thinking about both these boots, for quite some time, too then i stumbled upon your blog.

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  11. Hi Rita, I got Pluey's Ohh la lace. It's great, very warm on my feet (love the inside lining) and super pretty in person. The only thing is, it's a bit heavy, so remember to change to your normal shoes when indoors. :) Hope you get the perfect one for you!

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