Our recurring feature about those inexplicable manic fashion moments when all of a sudden we have to have a bizarre item of clothing. Immediately. …
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Cynthia is browsing the Anthropologie website.
Cynthia (excitedly): Ohhh Emmm Geeee. All of a sudden I must have –
Marcy: Wait. Didn’t we just do an “All Of A Sudden I Need” column?
Cynthia leans back in her chair and eyes Marcy warily.
Cynthia (shrugging): Maybe. I don’t know.
Marcy checks the homepage.
Marcy: Oh yes. We did one … six posts ago.
Cynthia (narrowing her eyes): There’s no time constraint on wanting insane and formerly derided fashion trends.
Marcy (narrowing her eyes): There should be.
Marcy and Cynthia have a narrowing eyeball stare off.
Marcy: Fine. What is it?
Cynthia (jumping up, yelling, and twirling excitedly): A faux fur… Cookie Monster Coat!
Cynthia (dancing): Woo woo! Woo woo!
Penelope Kitten peeps out from her sleeping spot under the sofa.
penelope kitten (squeaking hopefully): cookies?
Marcy narrows her eyes even more as Cynthia struggles to explain.
Cynthia: Okay. So you know how … like … before… we hated the faux fur trend?
Cynthia (waving her arms expansively): Well… I dunno, Marcy… these coats are …
Cynthia: Cute … and…
Cynthia: Cozy … and …
Cynthia: Crazy Cool! Like … Hipster Cookie Monster meets –
Marcy: – a hapless hooker from a 1970’s gangster movie.
Cynthia sits down and pouts.
Cynthia: You are no fun. But these jackets … (jabbing her finger at the computer screen) … these Cookie monster Coats… these are fun! Woo woo! Woo woo!
While Cynthia obliviously
dances lurches around singing yelling “woo woo”, Marcy surreptitiously types on the computer keyboard.
Marcy: Fine. I just bought you your very own Cookie Monster Coat. It’s my Christmas present to you.
Cynthia stops dancing.
Cynthia: You did?
Cynthia: Well. That’s … oddly nice of you.
Cynthia: Where did you get the money?
Marcy: Your credit card.
Cynthia: Can I see it?
Marcy shows Cynthia the coat she bought.
Cynthia: Oh… no.
Marcy: What? You said you wanted a Cookie Monster Coat. And, this is the best Cookie Monster Coat. Diane Von Furstenberg at Nordstrom. Only $598.
penelope kitten (still peeping): i’d just luv a cookie. hold the monsters, please.
How about if everyone calms down, has a cookie and waits for the coat urge to pass? ?
best idea all week. yum!
squeak, penelope kitten
Cynthia, I think these designers have subliminally tapped into your love of furry cats, knowing in your heart you would like to be a furry cat. Please don’t fall for this.
I have a winter jacket that is faux fur on the inside. You can borrow it and turn it inside out and it will cost you nothing.
I just don’t think it will be the same as having a … COOKIE MONSTER COAT!
I actually love those, except for the really expensive one, which, Marcy is right, looks the most cookie monsterish.
“There’s no time constraint on wanting insane and formerly derided fashion trends.”
I concur!!! I, however, never hated the faux fur trend. WOO WOO!! (Dancing simultaneously in my living room, which is the same as dancing with you guys.) Put me down for the Elevenses Bristol one in white, please. And a cookie (thanks, P-Kitty). If it’s any consolation, that really expensive jacket will look awesome on you.
The Elevenses one is my favorite too!
That blue is truly a Cookie Monster coat. It’s the perfect shade of blue. One of those “style it for Halloween, and wear it again all winter long!” deals. Yeesh.
I’ve been looking at cropped styles in blush pink. It just seems so hard to get the right proportions with these boxy, voluminous jackets. They’re growing on me, though. Still waiting to find one I love!
Ohhhh… I can’t wait to see it when you do find it! I’ll keep my eyes peeled too!