I can hardly believe I’m saying this— especially given that the official state shoe of California is the humble “flip-flop”– but as of February 20th, I’m proclaiming it to still be boot weather.
Spring usually comes early to San Diego, complete with endless weeks of sun and mild temperatures. Yes, I know– we’re spoiled. And although we Southern Californians are notoriously weather pansies, in our defense, the weather has been nothing short of bonkers lately.
This last weekend the neighbors to the north of us in Los Angeles got the worst of it: thunderstorms, high winds, flooding, mudslides, and even sinkholes.
Around our immediate hood in Oceanside, our next door neighbor’s raised cement yard collapsed, palm trees have been ripped to shreds or fallen and we even experienced something we haven’t seen since our days in Washington state: sleet.
That being said, I’m grateful to come from the weather unscathed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who was injured or affected by the bizarre weather happening around the country in recent weeks. It’s been scary for many people and we can only hope that milder spring weather is on its way soon to all of us.
But back to boots. Because that’s what I’ve been living in for the past few months.
As we all know, boots can cost a pretty penny, but thankfully I found many of my favorite pairs sold during the off-season for super cheap. These thigh high boots for instance, I bought last summer online from ASOS for $50.
And they’ve definitely come in handy while combatting the rain and cooler temps.
Chloe Bisou’s sweet little sweatshirt has also come in handy– you’d be surprised at how even pugs become acclimated to milder temps. Chloe now shivers when the weather dips below 65 degrees, so I’ve been throwing this soft french terry sweatshirt on her when we go out.
And yes, we made the sweatshirt. And yes, we will selling them in a variety of colors VERY soon in our Etsy shoppe. So stay tuned!
What boots and warm sweatshirts are you still wearing? Feel free to join the conversation and leave us a comment below!
Heather: Pink floral dress, handmade by The Stylish Bisou. Grey over-the-knee boots, ASOS, currently sold-out, find a similar pair here. Polar bear crossbody handbag, Kate Spade. Long drop earrings, Forever 21, find a similar pair here.
Chloe Bisou: 100% French Terry, pink bow, Stylish B. sweatshirt; available soon on The Stylish Bisou Etsy shoppe.