I spent yesterday morning exploring a patch of National Forest and a nature preserve that a neighbor/friend had told us about.
We had the place to ourselves and could not believe how lucky we are to live so close to the wilderness.
I've been saving up money to upgrade my 11-year-old camera this Black Friday so I will soon be able to show you all the beautiful wildlife!
Get ready for more content any maybe even some experimentations with new media... Can you guess what I have in mind?
Nisolo Amalia All Weather Boot Review
Nisolo gifted me the Amalia All Weather Boots and as soon as I received them I took them on a test run in challenging conditions even though I had chosen the stone color!
Fit / Sizing
I chose my usual size (7.5) and they fit like a glove. They are on the narrower side in my opinion so I would size up if you're planning on wearing big wool socks.
These took no time to break in. I've walked a couple miles in them on rugged terrain and have nothing to report besides how comfortable they felt. No need to switch shoes once I came back to the car.
The studded rubber soles also make them a great boot for walks on slippery terrain.
I wasn't even scared to get the boots dirty because of their waterproof suede leather. I have yet to test them in the pouring rain (Central Oregon is definitely drier than Portland) but looking at how easy to clean they were (a rag and water), I could tell that they are definitely water-resistant.
I played it safe with a black jeans / brown sweater combo but I can definitely picture all-cream outfits or styling the boots with a classic pair of jeans. I recently purchased a long flowy skirt from the thrift store that I can totally picture with laced-up boots! So many possibilities!
If you've been looking for a pair of boots to invest in this Black Friday or to treat you for Christmas, I highly recommend the Amalia All Weather Boots. They also exist in leather for a more urban look.
- Reversible Quilted Jacket - Madewell (bought second-hand on Poshmark)
- Alpaca Sweater - Everlane
- Elizabeth Jeans - imogene + willie
- Amalia All Weather Boots (stone, 7.5) - Nisolo (gifted)
What have you been saving up for in anticipation of Black Friday this year?