Y’all already know this winter has been on some Kentucky Freeze-A-b*tch type stuff. It’s been horrendous. I’ve quit Chicago a plethora of times, telling it to pack its sh*t and GO and I meant it. It actually had the nerve to be -11 for a couple of days. What in the not-so-hot pits of Dereon hades? *Sigh* But y’all know I love the Windy to the core. Like Google, Chicago is that abusive husband who kicks me in my throat often but I stay with anyway because he is nice to me for 3 months out the year. I can change HIM, ok? hehe
My regular winter jacket is a Kenneth Cole Trench thats actually quite warm (and cute to boot). But a couple of weeks ago, I decided to go invest in a NorthFace coat (yes, I consider anything you spend over $200 an investment. And, of course I wait til most of winter is over to make this decision. *Side-eye*). And I’ve seen a lot of folks rocking this cute long NorthFace jacket that looked soooo warm. It didn’t look like one was wearing a puffy sack nor did it look like folks were doing their best Michelin Man impression. I trotted to the NorthFace store on Michigan Avenue and described the coat to a worker and they knew exactly what I was talking about.
I goes to find it and I see a rack of them with a sign of 25% off. I sweahfoGAWD and 3 wise White men that I did a lil jig. I scooted my feets and slid across the floor like Usher from the “Burn” video. BEST.DEAL.EVER! Thinking that you are going to pay full price for something and finding out its cheaper is better than:
- Finding $10 in the pocket of the jeans I hadn’t worn in a while (I was so thrilled I made it my Facebook status)
- Realizing that “Scrubs” was coming back for an 8th season (I need some JD in my life)
- Getting an “A” on the paper I finished 15 minutes before it was due (the story of my entire college career)
Bought the jacket for $75 less than the retail price so I was all grin at that cash register, and armed with my new (and first ever) NorthFace jacket (henceforth known as Northie), I felt confident that I could handle whatever winter could throw at me.
Of course, it ended up being super warm for most of last week, reaching 60 degrees on Tuesday, so I was unable to put on my newest purchase. Yesterday though, the high was 35 degrees and I was super geeked to put on the jacket. My sister goes “You best wear a tank top under that coat because clearly you won’t need nothing else.” Me: “Thou shan’t hate on me and my coat. Kthanx”.
*Looks outside* Are the birds returning from the South? Oh HELL NAW! I need at least one week’s use from this coat. Ain’t that about a b*tch?!?