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.)