Mary Laura Philpott, the author of Penguins with People Problems, also writes a tongue-in-cheek blog called I Miss You When I Blink.
That's where we found a gem titled, How to Be a Ladyperson at the Holidays: 10 Important Tips.
In it, Philpott pokes fun at the way advertisers are marketing winter clothes or accessories to women.
The sarcastic tips to be a girl in December include, "Stay cozy, wear a baby."
Philpott jokes if you play your cards right, your sensitive, dad/boyfriend/professor will reward you with a pair of socks made out of his extra sweater sleeves.
Or #4: "If you're truly hot, you won't get cold."
Philpott's playful take?
Don't wear a coat over your party outfit.
Just drag it along behind you in the snow and use the oil on your legs to fuel warm thoughts.
How about #8?
"Do a sports thing. That's funny."
She jests that this ad's message is to be bold, have short hair and do something "sportsy" while also wearing your purse as an undergarment.
Finally, Philpott tackles a common theme in cold-weather ads: no pants.
In her last tip, titled "Ignore the voice of reason," she kids that wearing only suede boots and a chunky cashmere turtleneck is a look that's as adorable as it is impractical.
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