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If this winter gets any colder, I swear…

I’ll spare you the rant about how cold it’s been this winter, and how the wind never stops blowing, and how my hands are now a permanent frost-bitten mottled white and purple (not attractive at the best of times), and just say this…

If this cold weather keeps up, I’m investing in a Lippi Selk Bag.  Yes, a wearable full-body big poofy sleeping bag. You read that right. Fashion, shashion – I’m staying toasty.

Dental appointment?
Client meeting?
Night out with friends?

Sure… but I’m coming dressed as the Abominable Michelin Snow Man, but in tasteful eco-khaki green instead of white.

Warm is the New Black. 

Picture it. I’ll make one last half-frozen parka-wrapped dash down to the post box to grab my package, scuttle back home and rip into the wrapper, clamber into the sleeping-bag-suit… and never come out until spring. (Except for the call of nature, of course: you gotta unzip and pull down for that — they even say so in the FAQ.)

Fashion, thy name is padded comfort!  

Laugh if you will, but I’m declaring a whole new Nordic fashion trend… and I’ll be the only one who’s not standing about turning blue from the cold.  Selk Bag, babe.  You know you want one.

6 comments… add one
  • Anne Maybus 2009/01/31, 10:40 pm

    We have the other extreme here. We have broken our record for the hottest number of days in a row. I wonder if they could make one that will cool instead of keep you cosy?

  • Celine Jalbert 2009/01/29, 9:57 am

    Hi Jen,
    I am enjoying your blog very much. Especially your blog posts about getting through winter. I live in New Hampshire and we have certainly had a winter that may go down in history.
    When you live in an exceptionally cold climate warmth takes priority over fashion. Although I do like to look fashionable–
    As a child, what I liked most about winter was coming into a warm house that smelled of baked goods and chocolate.
    Your writing takes me back to those days.

  • Ching Ya 2009/01/29, 3:14 am

    I don’t mind dressing up like a dumpling or a Godzilla in a winter. I did once while I was in Japan, and friends gave me a “Is it really that cold??” look, I don’t bother at all. It’s freaking cold! Still, only the camera could get me off the cozy jacket and giggling while squeezing out the unnatural..’Cheese!!’..

  • domestika 2009/01/28, 6:15 pm

    Cosy Godzilla — I like that, Deb!
    DJ, how did you know I was (half) thinking of you?

  • The Actual DJ 2009/01/28, 4:32 pm

    I wish I’d had one of this this weekend. As some of you know, my furnace konked out Friday night, and was not working until Tuesday afternoon. Mmmm. Snuggly.

  • Deb 2009/01/28, 9:40 am

    He looks like Godzilla! Nice cozy warm Godzilla, I’m sure…

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