Wednesday, July 22, 2009

THE CHILLY JILLY


The Chilly Jilly: a lightweight microfiber wrap that folds up so small, you can fit it into your purse or even your evening bag. No more freezing in the air-conditioned office, theater, or restaurant....

All photos used with permission from Chilly Jilly Wraps.


This is one of those fabulous things that I wished I would have invented! I'm always getting cold in theaters and doctor's offices! And anytime I see a new idea like this, I'm always thinking "Why didn't I think of that?" Do you do that, too?


I recently read about entrepeneur Jill Boehler's creation, the Chilly Jilly Wrap, in
More Magazine (the magazine for 40+). Click here for the article, She Became a QVC Star in Two Years.


Jill was a speech pathologist. She was at a restaurant one night and was freezing in the air-conditioning. When her husband pulled out a pair of compact reading glasses to read the menu, she wished she could have just pulled a compact wrap out of her purse to keep her warm. And that idea was the beginning of the Chilly Jilly Wrap! However, the hard part was still ahead - researching to find a wrinkle-free fabric that would be soft, provide the right amount of warmth, and could be folded up to fit in a purse. She was finally inspired by the stretchy, shiny microfiber fabric of athletic biker's shorts! Then, when she got on the show, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, sales really took off. The next big "break" was when she appeared on QVC and she's now been on there nine times
! Of course, all her success came with a lot of hard work, determination, and not giving up!


I just think this is such a super idea and had to share it with you!


Check out her website,
ChillyJilly.com; there's a listing of stores by state that carry her product.


Now, why can't I think of something like this!!!

5 comments:

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

I'm glad you did!!! This would be perfect for me. I always get cold in a restaurant or somewhere even in the summer and of course I don't carry a sweater. Awesome! Thanks!
♥ Teresa

Aimee said...

That's a great idea! I am always cold and don't want to carry around a bulky sweater. I love how it fits in the small bag and you can just throw it in your purse.

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Olive Rue said...

That's really cute. But I honestly don't see myself wearing one. I bet you would just look fabulous sporting one though.

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Okay, I found the ebay site for you that sells the delicious faux goodies that look so yummy, I only bought the dessert tray from her, but I really really want to buy some of her great items. I left you a convo back on Etsy too for a couple of the shops where I buy my cottage cupcakes and cookies;)

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/mrs.ol_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_ipgZ

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Patti, this sounds like something I could use.

Thanks for following Bella Vista. I look forward to getting to know you. Please come back soon...you are always welcome.

Barb

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