I love winter, but I also love being warm. I love nice things, but I also love not paying ridiculous prices for them. For some years, I’d lusted after flannel-lined jeans. Just thinking of the warmth of that flannel, flannel that turns away cold and wind while still giving me the comfort of jeans, made me happy. But the $50 to almost $100 prices chilled me to the bone quicker than any sub-zero wind chill.
Then one memorable day at Eddie Bauer, I spied with my little eyes a pair of red plaid flannel-lined jeans ON THE SALE RACK! I checked the the size, then headed for the dressing room. They were tight, but jeans stretch, right? And besides, that keeps me honest. So I grabbed a second pair in the same size and went home, happy as a woman in flannel jeans in winter.
Now when I head out the door on a cold winter morning, I don’t reach for sweat pants, I grab those jeans. If it’s really cold and windy, there might be a pair of Cuddle Duds underneath. But either way, those jeans are a few of my favorite things.
OK, it’s your turn. What can’t you live without in winter? It doesn’t have to be clothing and I guess wine could count, too, but chime in and let’s make this fun.