On a brighter note, I finally ordered a pair of boots. The Ugg Uptown was received too negatively by y'all and the Nomad still isn't available and who knows when they will be. (And yes, ever since someone mentioned they looked like leg splints I cannot get that image out of my mind) So I've given up on Uggs and looked to Michael Kors.
Apparently there is now a Michael by Michael Kors line of shoes. Perfect for a non-committal LA winter buy!
Both $178.95 at nordstroms.com
Guess which I chose?