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A Boot for all seasons, especially winter @MuckBootCo #MuckBoots #sponsored

Winter weather is coming to New England. You better be prepared with a great boot!  I am so glad that @MuckBootCo sent me a pair of boots to test out. I do love a good pair of boots but what can be tricky during the winter is matching your winter boots to a work or casual outfit. Not everyone likes to wear bulky snow boots.

The Original Muck® Boot Company has a boot for everyone in your family. If you are like me and like a sturdy leather boot but don’t want to worry about snow, salt and damage to your boot try the woman’s combo leather boot.  The Original Muck Boot Company sent me this tall, sleek leather Combo boot to test out. What I like about it is that it not only looks great with a skirt, dress or leggings but it is made with water resistant leather, warm neoprene, and it is comfortable. It is a pull on boot with adjustable calf straps too.

All their boots come nicely packaged in a sleek black box and with a nylon shoe bag as well so it makes a perfect gift.They have a great line of cold weather boots  including the Arctic Après Lace, which is functional yet fashionable near the slopes or in your driveway. These are waterproof too and have a warm fleece lining and a slip-resistant sole. The company’s mission was to create the most comfortable, high performance footwear on the market and to solve the need for a more comfortable boot for use in messy and tough conditions. Indeed they did create a great line of boots!  Every boot in the line is expected to deliver the same 100% waterproof quality and comfort that inspired the original footwear. I do like how there is a breathable lining inside the boot as well. There are over 60 styles of rubber and leather footwear, all designed to tackle tough conditions – or just to look fashionable. So if you are looking for a warm, waterproof boot this season this is the line for you.

 

Disclosure: The Original Muck Boot Company sent me a pair of the woman’s combo leather boot. As always all opinions in this blog post are my own.

I love the packaging that The Original Muck Boot Company sends their boots in! #muckboots

I love the packaging that The Original Muck Boot Company sends their boots in! #muckboots

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Clothes, shoes

Fall into Fitness: My Fitness Goals, @PlanetShoes #fit4fall

So my fitness goal for the fall was to start back up exercising. As lame as it sounds I get very little exercise in the summer in a structured way. Kids are home and combine that with work and their activities I tend to not head to a gym but rather get my exercise from any various activities we may do as a family (bike ride, surfing, etc.) When planet shoes asked me to participate in their sole sisters blogger campaign for their get fit challenge I was so excited. They would send me a new pair of sneakers and I would be motivated to start exercising again.  It has been a slow start (see picture below!)  I am having not only a hard time motivating myself but my dog as well!.

In all seriousness I do have fitness goals – but they are small. I wanted to walk the dog at least a mile every day. Now I am starting to up that and yesterday we went for a two mile walk. Today I even jogged with the dog! So the goal now is to vary the walks – not the same route, walk fast, uphill jog, etc. just to mix it up a bit.  I also want to head back to my dance classes at idance boston

They have unique dance classes that I was attending regularly but it did not seem like a workout!  I am not sure I can do a 5k (why does it seem like EVERYONE is participating in a 5k, mud run, 10k etc.) (I am not a runner so these events scare me!)  There is even talk with my fellow bloggers to participate in a walk/run. I would be on the fast walk side! Well, with my new bright sneakers from skechers and with my fury walking buddy I think I could add a formal race to my list so stay tuned!

#FallFitnessFail  #Fit4Fall

#FallFitnessFail #Fit4Fall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure:  Planet Shoes sent me a pair of sneakers to test out and help me with my fitness goals. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clothes, shoes

Summer dresses and footwear from BCBGMAXAZRIA

I can’t wait for the summer weather to arrive here in Boston – it has been chilly these last few days and I am glaring at fashion magazines wishing to wear some of the fun clothes. On my list of items to buy this summer are some fun shoes and a tank or two!

Our friends at Bluefly have the best clothes. Check out one of my favorite designers bcbg on Bluefly. If you love flirty, feminine dresses and stylish separates this is the collection for you (and oh the shoes!). I have a black BCBG skirt that I bought years ago that I still wear to every occassion and everyone complements me on it!

Here are some of my favorites I spotted on Bluefly.  This lime neon burnout cotton racer back tank combines two trends in one – bright and a sheer, almost lace looking tank – love the sheerness of it.

I remember years ago I was invited to a white party – where you wear all white (I did have a hard time deciding what to wear ) This white striped chiffon one-shoulder gown would have been just right!  So pretty.

For shoes I am craving a flat and a wood heel. Love the bcbg shoes! These beach leather ‘Agreice’ buckle platform sandals are the perfect summer accessories for cute shorts and dresses. The pewter leather ‘Betsy’ cluster flats would look great with jeans and some silver jewelry!

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Fitness Shoes for tweens?

This must be a new trend I am not aware of – fitness shoes for girls.  While I have talked about my FitFlop sandals on a number of occassions I was surprised to see they came out with fit flops for kids. I personally think fit flips sandals are very comfortable. While at first I thought that is so cute, my next thought was, do my girls really need a sandal to tone their legs?  The fit flops web site says their shoes are “footwear with a gym built-in. FitFlop. Get a workout while you walk” Do kids really need a workout?

Their web site does say “FitFlop footwear protects kids feet without limiting movement, and let growing feet stretch and flex, with more foot-to-midsole contact than stiff and structured-soled shoes”  But the top part of this section still says get a workout while you walk.

Then as my girls were watching TV a commercial came on for Shape-ups for girls. Really?  What message is this sending them?Just some thoughts…..What do you think?