Icy sidewalk-proof boots for easy walking

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pictured: cozy faux fur boots with lug sole (on major sale and in three colors) /

It’s that time of year when the sky could be blue, yet the sidewalks are filled with ice; sometimes invisible ice! This means if we wear a pair of shoes or boots with a smooth sole, we could spontaneously slip and fall. Ouch!

The best defense against icy sidewalks, is a lug sole. Unfortunately, many retailers don’t separate their lug sole shoes and boots in their category filter sections online, making sorting out the smooth soles from the ice-proof soles, difficult and time consuming. I have even tried typing “lug sole” into the search box of many retailers’ websites only to yield two or three pairs of shoes in the search results. There are way more then two or three pairs of lug sole shoes and boots on the market-or in stock! C’mon, retailers, get it together!

So, in order to make finding a fabulous pair of boots for winter with a lug sole (which is icy sidewalk-proof) easy for you,  I assembled a few of my favorite pairs from around the web that offer both flat and heeled styles. Now, you can look fabulous without falling while you walk down the street! Love that!

Shop icy sidewalk-proof boots with lug soles:

Have you ever slipped on an icy sidewalk? I slipped once in a cross-walk and some guy laughed at me, it was so embarrassing! I never attempted to wear a smooth sole in icy conditions ever again. Slipping on ice hurts!! I’m so thankful for the invention of the lug sole; and the fact that so many brands and designers offer a lug sole on fabulous boots and shoes with a heel! This 5’4″ girl needs some height! Bring me all the heels! haha

What are your favorite styles of icy sidewalk-proof boots or shoes for the winter season?

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Jambu boots and a fun surprise

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pictured: Jambu Rimini boots in black /

How cute are these booties from Jambu! I love my Jambu Rimini booties in black. I wear them all the time. They are so perfect for everyday wear; plus these booties are super comfy-love that! So, this is why I am really excited to announce a giveaway!

I have partnered with Jambu to giveaway a fabulous $150 gift certificate to so you too can enjoy these booties; or any shoe you want from their website. Love!

In order to enter to win a fabulous $150 gift certificate to, please visit my Instagram page and enter to win the giveaway!

To enter, all you have to do is follow both me, @BayAreaFashionista and Jambu @Jambuandco, like the post, and tag two of your friends who love shoes too! Then, we will choose one winner at random and that winner will receive a $150 gift certificate to Loving this!

*Please note, this giveaway is for residents of the United States only. You must be 18 years or older to enter. This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram and no purchase is necessary to enter. Giveaway term starts December 13, 2018 and end at 11:59pm PST on December 17, 2018. Winner will be notified via Instagram DM by December 19, 2018.

You can find the Instagram to enter on right here.

Thank you for all your support and good luck!



*thank you Jambu for sponsoring this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own

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Fashionable rain boots at great prices

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pictured: high heel rain boots in black /

The rainy season is here! Do you have a fabulous pair of rain boots to keep your feet nice and dry on wet days? If not, you have found the right place on the Internet.

My biggest pet peeve is looking frumpy on rainy days. Just because I want to stay dry, doesn’t mean I want to look like a giant puffer coat. If you are like me, you like to stay dry AND look fabulous while doing it!

Fashionable rain boots can come in many shapes and sizes. Sometimes you need a flat pair, and other times you need to look fabulous in high heels. When wearing heels in the rain, you want to rock those heels, not look like a fashion victim. So, a solid and supportive stacked heel is the perfect way to add some height without the risk of a broken ankle.

I found this pair of fashionable rain boots which also happen to be a pair of affordable rain boots for the fall and winter seasons. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, this is when we get most of our rain, so our feet need to be prepared; and fabulous! I love this pair of high heel rain boots I found priced under $60. I can stay dry, and still add some height to my 5’4″ frame.  Now THAT’S fabulous! I love a good bargain that is also on trend! Don’t you?

In addition to these high heel rain boots, there are plenty of fashionable rain boots on the market this fall 2018 season. So, I assembled the most fabulous rain boots from around the web into the shopping widget below. I hope you find your perfect pair!

Shop fashionable rain boots for fall and winter:

What is your favorite style of rain boots? Have you tried wearing high heel rain boots in the rain?

Thanks for stopping by!


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