Coming from Mississippi where it is practically 100°+ year round, we know we are in for a brutal shock when we experience our first "real" winter this year. Last year, Tupelo got about .25" of snow and it shut down the whole northern part of the state...seriously. Our Christmas wish list now has things like wool socks and cuddle-duds on it...Santa, we promise we've been really good this year! We also realized that we couldn't wait on Kris Kringle to deliver, so we set out in search of winter warmness on our own.
|Practicing his "cold face"|
Finding a winter coat was on the top list of our priorities. Believe it or not, neither Heather or Brett owned a warm winter coat. Sure, we have plenty of jackets, but nothing that might ward off potential frostbite. Searching for the perfect coat turned out to be harder than expected. In a few weeks time, we immersed ourselves in the crash course of clothing technology. We knew we were looking for a waterproof, lined, hooded and able to withstand "arctic" temperatures kind of garment.
|Brightly bundled up!|
We searched high and low looking for the right coats. Seriously, we read gobs of product reviews and probably tried on 30 jackets each before we came across the Spyder outlet store at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlet mall. With a little help from the sales clerk, we finally found what we were looking for...and in cute colors too! We decided that if it was good enough for the U.S. Olympic Ski Team, then we could rock it too!
Donning our new duds may just be one small step towards surviving the New England cold. If not, at least we'll look like we tried.