Goldsign virtual high-rise jeans
Rag & Bone/JEAN mock sleeveless turtleneck
Inhabit boiled wool cardigan | year or so old
Kara small dry bag
Sandgrens New York clog boots | Gift for review
I can’t really complain, given the recent blizzard conditions much of the east coast has been dealing with, but this weather in Texas is crazy. Cold and dreary one day, sunny and warm the next. Again. Not complaining at all; I actually love it, but it makes me even more frustrated when we have REALLY cold weather. I just want it to stay warm and sunny all the time.
Anyway, that’s neither here nor there, just to say that yesterday was freezing and dark and cloudy, and I was just cold all day. And today, it’s sunny. Still cold, but a beautiful sunny day, which makes it feel much warmer. So, I’m wearing the same outfit I did yesterday, just with a different black shirt underneath.
I’m still really pleased with these clog boots, and wear them often, but I’ve found that my feet stay cold in them, colder than any other shoe I own. I wear “regular” socks with them, nothing very thick or heavy, sometimes a smartwool pair, but I always find that my toes are frozen. Is it the leather? I don’t know. Any suggestions? There’s not a whole lot of room inside the boot for heavier socks though. I wonder if a shearling insert would work? But then I feel like the boots would be much too snug…
Finally, this is the time I start to think about spring wardrobe planning (if you can say I do such a thing…) and what I want to wear when the weather warms up. I have a few ideas. What about you? What are you dreaming of (sartorially) for spring?
My clog boots are suede with a shearling insole, and I don’t even need to wear socks with them (and I’m the person who starts wearing wool socks in the fall). I don’t wear them on snow/ice type of days, so not sure about the 0 degree winter mix, but for regular Missouri winter they’re perfect. I was surprised to find them as warm as they are – if they’ll fit in your boots I would give them a try. They don’t seem to take up too much room, especially since they don’t alter room in the width the way thick socks do (or my problem, the top of my foot/arch area). Are your smartwools the casuals line (thin, more like regular socks)? I’ve stocked up on wool and wool blends that are more slim fitting – the kind without padding and more shaping to the socks (tighter knit areas, etc), the best are the ones knit for right and left specifically, and use those with tighter fitting boots.
hi! just wondering- is there room in the boot for an insert? i bet there isn’t for a custom ortho insert – but maybe for a generic dr scholls insert? I’ve heard those wooden soles are flat (no molded support like dansko) – if i could remedy that this would be a great choice. less $ than no.6 & just as cool looking.
(ps. i ordered the perse cardi on that massive sale, will report back!
I live in part of the country that just got smothered with snow, so it’s kind of hard to think about Spring clothing when I just started wearing sweaters. (It was a really warm Fall and I’m constantly “flashing”!). Of course, a girl can dream, right? I just ordered a Black Crane Square Shirt in charcoal, which is sort of like an open jacket without closures. I think it’ll be kind of cool over a white tank or tee. And I FINALLY found a pair of black oxfords by Clark that fit my large clodhoppers and don’t make them appear too big. Plus, in the “A woman can never have too many stripes” category, I bought a cotton red/white striped long-sleeve tee from J Crew’s new Spring collection, but it’s running a little too short for me, although I like the slightly weightier feel of the fabric. Not sure if I’m going to keep it.
Grechen Reiter says
i think they would fit a generic insert – of course, if you KNEW you were going to have to use an insert and wanted it to be more substantial (a custom insert), you could order up accordingly. honestly, i’d contact them and see if they recommend that.
i find that the boots fit perfectly, and comfortably, but without a lot of extra room. so i think an insert wouldn’t affect that much, but i’ve never used one, so i don’t know what they do to the feel of a shoe.
hope you love the cardigan!!
Grechen Reiter says
my smartwools are pretty thin, normal socks. i have a pair of the toe socks, that are very nice, and fitted, but not very warm, honestly…I’ll try a shearling insert, i think that’s the best solution. we don’t get super-cold here, but i want them to be my go-to winter boots, so i need to work on making them a little warmer!!
i have shearling inserts in my no 6 clog boots. they cost i think about $30 and i got them from no 6. they fit into the bottom of the clog and make them feel heavenly. i wear thin-ish ankle socks with them and sometimes no socks at all. highly recommend.
Cindy Hoffman says
Hey there Grechen, I really like that outfit. I love your style too, I believe it will go well with my body and of course help me to get over this crazy weather. I bet those boots are comfy too. Thanks for sharing this.
I had the problem Gretchen describes with a pair of boots I otherwise love, and a pair of shearling insoles solved it right off. Mine were $10 from my local organic clothing shop. Perfect, easy, low-tech solution. Highly recommend as well!
Grechen Reiter says
thank you for the feedback!