I'm super unprepared this year for my trip! I think it didn't register to me how cold it was going to be, and I am flying out tonight! I actually just got my iphone unlocked today as well, so I can use it outside of the US. Didn't know that process would have taken at least a week! So I paid some website more money to do it faster haha. Anyway, luckily I had the foresight to buy these Sorel Shila Suede boots from Ruelala. They arrived last week and I think they will save me big time. They are shearling lined, and the lining is actually removable as well. They are made to withstand up to -40 degrees! So they better keep my toes toasty! Hehe.
I don't like how big the "Sorel" brand name appears on the bottom side of these shoes, but they were only $50 on Ruelala and they were the only pair that had my size so I couldn't really be picky. I like the Sorel boots with fur from Nordstrom, but I don't really want to spend $120 for a pair of snow boots I will not use again.
These are what they look like:
So they are kind of like extremely warm Uggs with better soles. They feel pretty comfortable to walk in, although I haven't tested them since they are way too hot for LA. I hope that's the case! I got them in size 6.5, which is my normal shoe size and they seem to fit true to size. I think I will wear them without socks or thin socks only because of the existing lining.
Anyway, so this is kind of the last piece of warm weather item that I needed to get for my trip. I can always get some more hats, scarves, gloves, or other small items once I get there.
Ahhh flying out in 4 hours! I should finish packing and get my butt to the airport. Well, I will try to post from China, but I'm not sure how often I'll be able to. But I will be back on January 15th, so I hope you all have a very Happy New Year! Fingers crossed that my body parts won't freeze off while I'm over there! Hehe.