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Friday, May 6, 2011

These boots are made for stomping!

Scandinavians really know how to combine function with high style!  Thanks to Happy Swede in America Splendid Willow for this image! She has a gorgeous blog, plus an online shop to buy these boots. Tack så mycket!

This weekend, I am headed to the forest and waterways of Hood Canal. Between walking through moss covered trails and getting mucky in the seaweed of the shore, these Boots are just what I'll need to stay dry, warm & very happy. The cerulean blue color is my favorite, yet I think I'll choose black so that come fall, I'll wear them again and again on the streets of Seattle. Created by the Danish designer Ilse Jacobsen, her Hornbæk line is named after the small town she is from. With her current take on waterproof gear, she has made her mark as a style icon in Scandinavian countries. It's certainly easy to see why the trend is crossing over stateside. 

Color blocking at the beach.
Made of 100% natural rubber for a more breathable boot, the not-so-secret touch is that they are lined with a cotton-fleece lining which is very light for both comfort and ease (no matter how messy you might be getting). When I'm cleaning out the oyster farm aqua purses this weekend, I'll be wishing mine had arrived sooner! Though my heart is set on these tall, lace up classics; I did find a different style on sale in Fremont over at Lambs Ear Shoes. That is, if you just can't wait to get out and get dirty this Mother's Day Weekend!

Get out of town- these are styled like leather boots! Who's headed for an ocean getaway?

I know that no matter the weather, Scandinavians spend a lot of time outdoors. It's in my genetics; plus, for nearly 3 years, I worked locally for the good of a Danish playground equipment company called Kompan. Danes know how to play so well-- and with forward thinking, sleek designs! Whatever playground you choose, get outside and have some fun!

All copyright images provided courtesy of Ilse Jacobsen Co.; with credit to Splendid Willow for the opening photo. 


  1. Carrie, what a treat! Thank you for the shout-out and yes the Scandinavians know a thing or two about fashion + functionality. Those are boots are fantastic!

    How fun that you are in Seattle! Let's keep in touch. Sometimes I am part of fun local blog parties.

    And come over and say hi on my blog. I have many local friends!

    Happy weeekend,


  2. Mon, I really like your blog and would love to hear about those local blog parties! I barely started writing at the end of last year, and have been thinking about how to meet other area bloggers.

    I'll pop on over this week and say hi on your blog, too!

    Happy end of the weekend,


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