Uggs Forever

Uggs Forever

UggsI have just received delivery of a new pair of Uggs. Cosy, chunky, timeless, unglamorous Uggs – in cream.  Not of course that the colour  matters, Uggs are the one fashion staple that quite frankly work in every colour. For years I avoided them, I knew instinctively that my husband would abhor them and that they would do nothing for my figure or my wardrobe, but one Winter I relented and now I haven’t looked back. To be clear, I will never wear them outside the house, these are for my private indulgence only. Arriving home from work in the evenings, I drop bag and coat, kick off heels, pull on my cashmere leggings and sink my tired feet into my yummy Uggs. What happened to your pencil skirt and heels my husband whines as I scrap my hair into a lopsided bun. Not tonight darling I murmer as I saunter off to the kitchen with happy feet.

UggsOne of my biggest regrets last Winter when we were living in the wilds of Ramelton in the stormy northwest of Ireland, was that I hadn’t packed my old navy Uggs. A friend came to visit and strode through the front door in her Uggs like a carbon copy of her ten year old daughter. I wanted to grab them then and there, but alas she barely took them off. ‘God its freezing up here’ she said, ‘so glad I have my Uggs and my woolly pjs’!

UggsTalking about Pajamas. I must admit I’m not a huge fan. I get why people like them, but I never seem to find a pair that works. That’s why the invention of ‘lounge wear’ to skulk around the house, suits me down to the ground. Soft long draped cardigans over wool leggings is my idea of heaven and I have dedicated a whole shelf in my wardrobe to my amassed collection. I dream of rainy Saturday afternoons curled up with a book and a pot of tea – wearing my perfectly elegant lounge wear. I often wonder about taking my ‘lounge wear’ to the air and trying to reinvent that feeling on the plane. But alas. I am usually over burdened with too much luggage as it is and besides this is a private thing.

But for now dear readers, today is Saturday and I have my new Uggs.


Emer Maria Kielhorn lives and works in Dublin with her husband and two cats.

6 thoughts on “Uggs Forever”

  1. I really loved this post as someone who has been unsure of the UGG trend….I see the appeal as a sort of indoor slipper but have never managed to bring myself to purchase a pair – any recommendations?? I’m so tempted to try! Re PJs I’m not a huge fan either but one thing I do indulge in is silk PJs from companies such as Equipment (fyi their silk shirts are a must for any woman’s daytime wardrobe). With regards taking loungewear to the skies, I have become addicted to my cashmere loungewear sets as the perfect companion to my long haul flights.

  2. I like your idea of using Uggs for indoor use only. I agree there’s not exactly a fashion statement, and I don’t feel comfortable wearing my one and only pair outside. Wearing them at home only for comfort is a great idea! Enjoying your blog!

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