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Get Nicki Minaj's Rain Boots + More Wellies For This Spring!

You already know we’re suckers for parties in the rain, but spring’s drizzly days call for the proper foot wear too. Recall the time Nicki Minaj’s performance at an iHeartRadio concert was one-upped by her fried chicken necklace and a pair of bold hot pink rain boots? We do (see below)! In honor of the coming showers, we’ve rounded up the wellies and wetwear that’ll get you turning heads just in time for the next downpour.

Inspired by Nicki’s funky array of rain gear throughout the years and a line of booties by homegirl Vivienne Westwood + some of our other fave designers, we’ve scoured the web and gathered the hottest boots, from studs to bow ties, so that you’ll stay cute, come rain or storm.

+ Riding Rain Boots, Ralph Lauren

+ Bold Colors, Hunter Boots

+ Lace-Ups

+ Studded, Burberry 

+ Heeled, Hunter Boots

+ Animal-Print

+ Bootie, Vivienne Westwood



States News Service October 20, 2009 TUNBRIDGE, Vt — The following information was released by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets:

The Agency of Agriculture and Vermont Coverts will host an educational workshop on the Asian Longhorned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 5:30pm – 8pm, Tunbridge Town Hall, Tunbridge, Vermont (Downtown Tunbridge on Route 110). The seminar will be presented by Amanda Priestley, Forest Pest Outreach and Survey Coordinator, VT Agency of Agriculture. go to web site asian longhorned beetle

Please pre-register by Tuesday, November 3, 2009 as space is limited.

The Asian Longhorned beetle (ALB) threatens the health of a variety of hardwood trees in North America, including sugar maple. Native to eastern Asian, it has been found in New York City, Chicago, southern New Jersey, and in 2008, in the Worcester, MA region, 30 miles south of the Vermont border.

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), another pest native to eastern Asia, has been identified as the cause of widespread ash decline and mortality in southeast Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. It has been detected in eleven states, including Chambly, Quebec, Ontario, less than 40 miles north of the Vermont border. It feeds on all true species of ash, including white, black, and green ash. go to site asian longhorned beetle

These insects have led to the death and decline of millions of hardwood trees across the U.S., and have cost billions of dollars in eradication and outreach efforts. Early detection is key to stopping the spread of these destructive forest pests.

Come to the workshop and learn how to identify these pests (and the trees they attack), and what to do if you see one.

This workshop is sponsored by the Vermont Coverts and the VT Agency of Agriculture