Comfortable Boots for Real Women for Warmth and Walking
Quote of the day: “To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” Douglas Adams
In this season of holiday shopping, how do you know what is a great product and what isn’t? That’s where I think the advantage of blogging comes in. Not that everyone’s feet have the same issues, yet it’s certainly nice to get a real person’s opinion.
And I hope you know by now, that I am nothing if not honest and true to what works for us. That’s why I became an ambassador for Jambu this spring. And that’s why you’ve seen us parading around town in many different styles of Jambu shoes like the flat booties we all wore, and our variations of shoes and boots.
I’ve saved a variety of boots for our last post for the new arrivals from Jambu. I figured by now, most of us are pulling out the colder weather gear, and you’re ready to hear about these kinds of boots. You have until the end of December to still use the 20% off code Jodie18 on any Jambu purchase.
The three of us have different styles and kinds of boots we are wearing. But the term comfortable boots for women applies to all of them.
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit–The Cruise Encore
These snow boots come in both black and brown.
Jeans: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Vest: The Classic-thrifted (similar here)~~Jacket: Ann Taylor-thrifted (similar here)~~Boots: Jambu c/o (here)~~Earrings: Kendra Scott (similar here)~~Hat: thrifted (similar here)~~Purse: (similar here)
Why I Wore This Outfit
This is one reason why I think skinny jeans can’t ever go out of style. They are perfect for tucking into boots. And when it is snowy or slushy outside, the last thing you want is your jeans dragging in the slop.
I actually wore tights under these jeans to keep warm. And I didn’t stop layering there. I added this boho type vest over my yellow leather jacket. We’ve experimented with layering vests over jackets in the past. The first time I saw this trick was one of those “aha” moments. Otherwise, I don’t wear my vests quite enough.
How You Could Change This Outfit
Even though I think skinny jeans work great for tucking into snow boots, there are other options. Most of us would think of cropped jeans for the warmer seasons, but they could be perfect with your boots too. Then you don’t have to tuck in extra material, and yet there is enough width to go over these kinds of boots.
Jodie’s Review of the Cruise Encore Boots
I chose these boots because I wanted a replacement for my Sorel boots. My Sorels were purchased in college (a LONG time ago). Not that I wear them often, but I found them SO heavy on my feet at the end of a day of walking. So I was super excited to get a lighter pair.
And these boots are wonderful in comparison. Now these are a little dressier than normal snow boots, but Jambu has other options too. And if the weight of the boot makes a difference for you, make sure to check out the product details. I did wear a heavy sock with these, but they aren’t as wide as many snow boots. If you like a lot of room in your boots, you’d be better to size up.
Nancy’s (70+) Outfit–The Chai
These boots are not only available in black and this whiskey brown, but they also come in the wide calf version. It says it is 16″ around the calf for reference. I know Nancy has at times bought the wide calf version for some boots, but she didn’t need to for these boots.
Why Nancy Wore This Outfit
I asked Nancy to wear a dress or skirt with the boots as a different option other than skinny jeans. And so she wore her shirt dress with a brown poncho over it. This poncho is the same one in another color that she layered over her dress on our cruise.
And look at how Nancy added a scarf to her purse for decoration. I always think this is such a fun way to use your scarves, yet I forget about it most days.
How You Could Change This Outfit
I always think that the taller boots are a smart choice with dresses and skirts. It’s a great way to show off the boots while still being feminine. Even if you don’t wear a lot of dresses in the cold weather, you could find some casual ones that fit the bill.
For example a sweatshirt dress would be casual, yet it’s still a dress. Personally, I always love sweater dresses at this time of year. I feel like they can be dressy or casual depending on what you wear with them.
Nancy’s Review of the Chai Boots
Nancy loved these boots because they were available in a color that she didn’t already have in her closet. And this whiskey brown is a neutral that goes with everything. She did say that if she wanted to wear heavy socks with these boots, she would have sized up. They run true to your foot size.
She has had issues with getting some different taller boots to fit her calves in the past, so she was glad to see the wide calf version. However, after measuring, she fit fine into the regular boots. It’s nice to have the options, especially if you like them a little bigger so you can tuck in your jeans without issues.
Charlotte’s (80+) Outfit–Lola Boots
These embroidered ankle boots come in black also where the embroidery is more subtle.
Why Charlotte Wore This Outfit
I asked my mom to wear these boots with leggings since I already showcased them with jeans. I know many women ask what shoes are the best to wear with leggings, and boots are my first thought.
The embroidery on these boots was the inspiration for the rest of the outfit. This tunic gets a lot of love from my mom as she’s worn it before on the blog. The scarf is attached to it, and my mom always wears this pendant with it as well.
How You Could Change This Outfit
If you are always cold like my mom and I, then you might be interested to know about fleece leggings. I have a couple pair of leggings with fleece lining, and they are perfect for when you’ll be outside in the cold.
Another option to wear with a tunic, is denim leggings or jeggings. Then it looks like you’re wearing jeans but they have more spandex and don’t have as much bulk.
Charlotte’s Review of the Lola Boots
Like we always say in our family, the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree. That’s why i have a pair like these as well. The embroidery, and the fun color are both wonderful details we both love.
And my mom loved not only the style but the comfort of these just like I did. The heel says 2″ yet it’s an easy to walk in 2″. These are very true to size meaning your bare feet or light socks size. If you want to wear them with heavy socks, I’d size up.
Tips & Tricks
In case you aren’t hip about purchasing shoes online, I have 2 thoughts. One, is Jambu is now even carrying purses and backpacks. And two, you can find Jambu even at some brick and mortar stores. You wouldn’t get the 20% off, but you could see about the fit, so you could possibly order them online at home. The discount code is Jodie18 and it’s good until Dec. 31, 2018.
And just like our previous Jambu shoes, the tread on these footwear are exactly what you need when it’s snowy, slippery or bad outside.
This post is a collaboration with Jambu. I feel so blessed to be able to work with companies that I think you will appreciate, work for you, and falls within our budget. Thanks for supporting the companies that let us enjoy our antics! And don’t forget to use the 20% off code, JODIE18, when you order from Jambu before Dec. 31, 2018.
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