I know I was just talking about spring in my last post but it was snowing here in Pennsylvania the other day so….. It looks like I can’t say goodbye to ALL my cold weather clothes yet. Luckily, I recently picked up two items that have been saving me on cool days. My Everlane Cotton Quilted Jacket and my Nisolo All Weather Boots.
Everlane Cotton Quilted Jacket Review
I’ve had a quilted jacket on my wishlist for awhile but since it doesn’t really get cold I never had an excuse to get one. But since I knew I’d be spending more time on the east coast I decided now was the time to pick one up! I really debated whether to splurge and pick up one from Kordal. Kordal has been making quilted jackets for years and it’s safe to say that Everlane definitely took “inspiration” from the Kordal design. I decided to go with the Everlane Cotton Quilted Jacket because I wanted to test out the style to see if it’s something I would wear a lot before I made a big purchase from Kordal.
It turns out this is the perfect jacket for cold days. I’ve been wearing it in 30-50 degree windy weather and it actually keeps me very warm! I also love that it’s thin enough to wear under a big coat. I’m wearing the size small and it is slightly oversized on me – but I wanted it to be big enough to wear over bulky sweaters.
It looks like the Quilted Cotton Jacket is almost sold out. As an alternative I would go with the ReNew Long Liner. I’ve also been wanting one of these liners because they definitely look like they will keep you warm without the bulk (similar to the Quilted Cotton Jacket).
Nisolo Amalia All Weather Boot Review
I love leather boots but I was always worried about ruining them in rain or snow. Luckily, Nisolo makes these All Weather boots which feature water-resistant leather and studded rubber sole that can be worn in the rain and snow! Plus, Nisolo is an ethical brand and the shoes are handmade in a family-run factory in Mexico. So it’s a brand you can feel good buying from.
I originally picked out the Amalia boots in black in a size 9 because a lot of the reviews said they ran small. I’m either an 8.5 or 9 so I took my larger size. However, I felt like the size 9 was too big – even with thick socks. So I sized down to an 8.5 and they fit perfectly. I also figured that over time the leather would relax and stretch so I didn’t want a loose fit to start with.
I found them to be pretty comfortable right out of the box but now that I’ve been wearing them for a few months they are even more comfortable/flexible. I’m not being gentle with these boots either – I’ve even worn them walking through a shallow creek (so I know they are “All Weather”). This will be my first official east coast winter so I’ll have to get back to you on if they are super warm in frigid temps. But right now they keep my feet warm in 40-50 degree weather.
These boots are a win in my book and I would definitely consider getting other colors!
More Nisolo Shoe Reviews
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