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My Latest Deal: Hunter Wellington Rain Boots from Gilt

Today temperatures soared into the upper 50s and the snow and ice actually began to melt. We're expecting another snowstorm tomorrow, but for those few blissful hours of sun and warm air, it felt like spring had finally arrived. For the first time, I wore my new Hunter Original rubber boots from Gilt (an online sample store that consistently delivers top-notch duds and amazing customer service), and I am in love. They are perfect for trekking through slush and stomping through deep puddles and mud. And yes, I do this quite often (guess I'm becoming a bona fide New Englander). After a nice long walk with a friend and our dogs, I slipped into a breezy Jovovich-Hawk for Target dress which I envisioned would look very festival-chic paired with my wellies. I think the contrast of chiffon and rubber boots works pretty well. The image filters over at Picnik help, too. If you're in the market for a pair of rain boots, I highly recommend Hunters. Another sale is bound to come around, and according to one reader, you can even find them at Marshalls for as little as $30.

What a fun outfit! Love the boots, and I love this creative shot!
#1 Peaches on 2009-02-03 00:05 (Reply)
BB you look too stinkin' CUTE!!!!! I LOVE them and want them!!!! and I think I may have to get them :-)
#2 Real Style Real people (Homepage) on 2009-02-03 09:15 (Reply)
Sigh. I'm sure that someday I'll give into Hunters ... they look adorable on you, lady.
#3 Sal (Homepage) on 2009-02-03 10:48 (Reply)
#4 The Style Diaries (Homepage) on 2009-02-03 11:16 (Reply)
I love how you wore them! They look amazing, and now I'm dying for a pair!
#5 Celeste (Homepage) on 2009-02-03 12:36 (Reply)
great boots
ugly dress
#6 that's hideous (Homepage) on 2009-02-03 13:19 (Reply)
"that's hideous" couldn't BE more wrong! (tho everyone is entitled to their own opinion)

Can I have your dress please? I love it and you are right, so festival chic. The pastels are very spring and pleasing :-)
#7 Wanderlusting (Homepage) on 2009-02-03 14:32 (Reply)
Love, love, love the look! I'd never be able to pull off that dress, but you do it stunningly! (Is that a word???) :-)
#8 Katie on 2009-02-03 15:13 (Reply)
LOVE could I miss the Gilt sale! Oh right, I didn't decide I needed Hunters until the day AFTER the sale...
#9 Maria (Homepage) on 2009-02-03 15:45 (Reply)
I love that look! I have boots like that too.
#10 Miss Frugally (Homepage) on 2009-02-03 17:22 (Reply)
LOVE the dress. love the whole look!
#11 nerr on 2009-02-03 19:24 (Reply)
That dress is tooo cute!
#12 Anusha (Homepage) on 2009-02-03 23:53 (Reply)
The look is great! I NEED those boots!
#13 Crystal (Homepage) on 2009-02-04 13:35 (Reply)
What a gorgeous outfit! I remember trying that dress on at Target last spring, now I wish I'd bought it! It looks great. In regards to your inquiry about the Abaeté for Payless sandals, they run big. I usually wear a 7.5 or 8, and I ordered a 7.5. They're a tad big - I could have ordered a I'd go down a half or whole size if ordering them.
#14 Poster Girl (Homepage) on 2009-02-06 14:17 (Reply)
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