Friday, January 9, 2009

In which I take fashion advice from a fellow blogger

The zipper broke on my Columbia winter coat. I love this coat -- it's warm and comfy and my favorite color.

But when the zipper broke I realized it was time for a new coat. My Columbia served me well for five Michigan winters.

I went to the mall in search of a new Columbia coat -- stick with what ya know, ya know?. Holy heck, y'all. I loathe me some mall.

I hit JCPenney's. And Sears. And Lands' End inside Sears. And Macy's. And all the little stores in between. Including Eddie Bauer.

I didn't find another Columbia coat.

I found an Eddie Bauer puffy coat.

And I wouldn't have had the balls to buy it if it weren't for blackbird, sitting on my shoulder and whispering in my ear "it's OK to buy a puffy coat. I bought one. My puffy coat is the warmest thing I've ever worn," she said.

I am now the proud owner of a puffy coat - in chocolate brown (which EB doesn't show on their website). The fur trim? Gone. Because yuck, fur trim. But the coat! She's warm! And I love her!

Thank you, blackbird, for posting about your puffy coat!

(Because I love my puffy coat so much, I'm going to get the zipper fixed on my Columbia coat and keep it for dog walks in the woods. I'd hate for a branch to snag my puffy coat. That would make me very sad.)


penny said...

Wooo! New coat! You'll have to model for a photo of it. You definitely don't want to snag that coat. That would seriously suck.

I love new coats. I buy them all the time but rarely wear a coat. Almost everyday I hear "Where is your coat, girl?" and I say "What are you talking about? It's not that cold. It's 36 degrees, that's not even freezing yet, you wuss."

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

So very glad you found a new coat that you love. :)

eurolush said...

Next thing you know, we'll all be in puffy coats...

PS-My sister Beth's brown puffy coat is thoughtfully named "Brownie."

She actually says the name very lovingly, as if it were a close friend. "I went for a walk with Brownie," she'll tell me.