Winter seems to have arrived in Edinburgh and so have my wellies! As the weather gets colder outside, and the streets get wetter, I decided it would be wise to invest in a pair of wellies. That way I can leave my shoes at work and wear these back and forth between work and home and my feet will stay nice and dry! Last year, I tried doing this with my Uggs a couple times, but soon realized those are no where near to being waterproof!

Right now, the weather over here is about 45-50 degrees. People over here call this autumn, I call this the worst winter LA has ever seen! I remember my boss in LA making fun of me for wearing scarves as an accessory, as he thought they weren't really necessary. At the time, I thought they were necessary. After living in Edinburgh, I now understand the true necessity of a scarf! The wind over here can push the cold air thru gaps that are usually undetectable in clothing. Layering has taken on a new meaning to me! Just this morning, standing at the bus stop, I was thinking about how it will soon be time again for me to wear double layers on my legs. I already have begun layering up top...jackets over sweaters, over shirts. Believe it or not, my work doesn't actually have any heating. In fact, in the cafe area itself, we actually run the air conditioners year round. But, get off the shop floor (away from all the coffee machines and panini grills) and it becomes arctic temperatures! Thankfully Starbucks has some "stylish" fleeces for us to wear...this is actually because they expect us to go out sampling in the arctic temperatures! The funny thing about the fleeces is they only provide them in an XL and everyone at my store, including the guys, is quite small.

All I really want to say is, while you LAers (and some of you outside LA) are enjoying your 90 degree weather, still frolicking around in your tank tops and heading off to the beach, think of your friend Jessica who is wearing three layers too many and fondly thinking of office space heaters!


  1. Hey so I love your wellies..... have have never seen ones that are just that cool! I'm glad to know that your feet will be staying relatively dry this winter. Now when it is really cold you are just going to have to wear 3 layers of warm socks in those. :) Enjoy autumn!!!! or the worst winter LA has ever seen.

  2. Aaaah, my poor chilly friend, I love your new wellies!

    Hey, I heard that Starbucks actually keeps the A/C running all year long because it makes people want more "warm" coffee. Hmmm...

  3. Those are adorable wellies but they do look heavy. When you get home you can still slip your dray feet into a warm pair of Uggs. Reghan has wellies too. Her's are decorated with butterflies. Jelous?

  4. Jessica, as we leave for LA today you will be in my thoughts and always.....Clive


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