Staying Warm: Lands’ End Cire Down Parka

The weather here in the midwest has been surprisingly moderate although we’ve had a few unpredictable bitter days. The temps have stabilized and coat weather is definitely here to stay. After taking the Quality Coat Challenge last year, I’ve become a huge fan of Lands’ End. I ended up wearing the black Lands’ End coat all winter. And as much as I gushed over the cream Nautica coat, it just wasn’t a very practical choice for me. It was a little too fancy. I let it sit in the closet in fear of ruining it.

This year, I was offered one of Lands’ Ends best down jackets; the Cire Down Parka. I was in the mood for a little color, so I chose a pretty currant color. Now, I’m longing for the wine color too.

Lands' End Cire Down Parka Lands' End Cire Down Parka
Excuse this afternoon’s tired face. It’s hard out here for a preggo.

I love this parka. The fit (regular sizing) meets my criteria. The arms are long enough and the coat covers my bum. I’m grown and it ain’t all about looking cute anymore, so the cheeks must be covered. The overall fit is also flattering and the removable belt helps give the parka a nice, feminine shape. I don’t touch anything that’s tailored to fit rectangles, so I really appreciate when brands take the time out to stitch and gather to accentuate curves. And yes, I had to do some major belly stuffing for obvious reasons, but the fit is yummy, regardless.

The Cire is lightweight, but very warm. I don’t like to sweat and I usually do when I’m wearing too much. The Cire is perfect. Some hidden gems actually went into the process of designing this warm, lightweight parka; Ciré Down which delivers shiverproof style and 600 fill power down which adds warmth without weight. Some other things the Cire features, which seem to be the Land’s End standard are: two-way zipper, wrist lining, and a detachable hood with removable faux fur trim.

The Cire Down Parka is an awesome coat, which I will be frequently wearing this season. It’s currently marked down from $159.00 to $79.99 at Landsend.com! You can take advantage of the savings or enter to win one below!

Win a Lands’ End Cire Down Parka!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends on November 14th, 2012 at 12:01 AM EST. A winner in the U.S. will be randomly selected, announced in the Rafflecopter widget above, and contacted via email. Check out my Giveaway Rules if you have any questions. Good luck!

Lands’ End provided me with 2 jackets; 1 to evaluate and 1 (to be chosen by winner) to give away. Keep it movin’ son!

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is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper.

94 Comments

  • Reply January 2, 2013

    Leea

    Hello! I loved your review on this coat. I’m making the move to Chicago in less than a year and am on the hunt for a durable yet stylish coat. Curious: what size did you purchase yours in? I’m about 5’8″ (I also have really long arms) and was wondering whether to get the parka in a Tall Small or Tall Medium. Thanks!

    • Reply January 2, 2013

      Sheena

      Hi Leea,

      I’m wearing a size XS regular. I’m 5’5ish with long arms. Tall wouldn’t hurt!

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    Breanne

    Dark Wine

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    Beverly Metcalf

    Beautiful coat! I would choose the black color. Thanks.

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    sheryl cullum

    Classic navy I would choose

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    Kellie Conklin

    I would go with the Black although all the colors are very pretty! Thanks

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    Pauline M

    I would love the classic navy!

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    Claire

    I’d choose Dark Wine!

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    Miz Vickik

    I’d go with navy =)

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    Dee Hadley

    Classic Navy

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    Carolyn Walsh

    Black!

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    Nicole D.

    Alpine Forest.

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    christal c w

    I would choose dark wine

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    Jaclyn Reynolds

    black!!

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    Thomas Chappell

    My fiancee would love the Alpine forest color. We just found out she is 2 months preggers :) super excited

    • Reply November 13, 2012

      Sheena

      That is awesome news! Congrats!!

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    cheryl bowman

    love the silver frost

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    Nicole

    Dark wine for me!

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    Valerie Taylor Mabrey

    purple
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  • Reply November 13, 2012

    Jill L

    I love the Silver Frost.

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    JoAnn F

    I would choose Alpine Forest!
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  • Reply November 13, 2012

    Erica C.

    I would get Silver Frost.

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    Nicole C.

    I would choose the Dark Wine.

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    Mary Casper

    I would choose red

  • Reply November 13, 2012

    JEWEL

    I love the color CURRANT

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    melissa Resnick

    black

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Lorena Keech

    Dark Wine

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Theresa D

    I would choose Classic Navy.

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Lisa Carr

    I would choose black.

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    jen gersch

    siver frost

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Kathleen

    Looks great on you!

    I’d probably pick Alpine Forest

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    deana c

    I would choose the Classic navy!

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Romney Donald

    Red looks pretty awesome…but I love the wine colored one!

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    dani marie

    torn between currant and black.

  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Kelly G.

    I would choose Dark Wine, it’s such a pretty color. :)

  • Reply November 11, 2012

    Jodi

    I would choose the Dark Wine color in a Tall size small. Thanks!

  • Reply November 11, 2012

    brenda c

    silver frost

  • Reply November 11, 2012

    Jennifer Marie

    I think I would get the silver frost

  • Reply November 11, 2012

    Dorothy Deakyne

    red

  • Reply November 11, 2012

    Katharine Davis

    Alpine Forest

  • Reply November 11, 2012

    Brittany

    I would love the dark wine. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Reply November 11, 2012

    Tamar

    I love Currant.

  • Reply November 11, 2012

    Cindy B

    Black!

  • Reply November 11, 2012

    Robin

    I would pick black

  • Reply November 10, 2012

    Katy M

    I love it in currant! Plus, it looks awesome on you, mama! :)

    • Reply November 10, 2012

      Sheena

      Thank you! :-)

  • Reply November 10, 2012

    Karen Gonyea

    LOVE the Black :)

  • Reply November 10, 2012

    John Hutchens

    black

  • Reply November 9, 2012

    Elizabeth Ferree

    I would choose the silver frost

  • Reply November 9, 2012

    Julie

    the dark wine thanks ;)

  • Reply November 8, 2012

    Christine

    black

  • Reply November 8, 2012

    Susan Chester

    I would choose it in Classic Navy.

  • Reply November 8, 2012

    Cálaeb Temple

    Silver Frost

  • Reply November 8, 2012

    Sharon Rooney

    I would choose Dark Wine. So pretty

  • Reply November 8, 2012

    Cindy A.

    I would choose Currant. Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway.

  • Reply November 8, 2012

    jefoxx

    I am thinking that I would pick Alpine forest.

  • Reply November 7, 2012

    Carolyn N.

    I would choose classic navy.
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  • Reply November 7, 2012

    Shannon

    Black for me!

  • Reply November 7, 2012

    Tabathia B

    I love the dark wine

  • Reply November 7, 2012

    Tina M

    black

  • Reply November 7, 2012

    Hillary

    black..definitely.

  • Reply November 7, 2012

    Betty Baez

    Alpine forest

  • Reply November 7, 2012

    Rebecca Graham

    I would choose the Classic Navy.

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    tracy davis

    black

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Thomas Murphy

    I like the black parka

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Ashley

    Alpine forest

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Stacie

    I think the Dark Wine is really cute!

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Amanda Sakovitz

    I love the black parka!

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    kathy dunaway

    I would choose the Silver Frost.

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Eve

    BTW I have to say red is your color. You look amazing!

    • Reply November 7, 2012

      Sheena

      Aww, thanks!

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Eve

    Id pick Alpine Forest

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Monique Rizzo

    I like current.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Debra Ford

    I would go with the dark wine

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Mary Calabrese

    I like Silver Frost

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Tari Lawson

    I would choose currant.

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Holly C.

    I like the dark wine the best!

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Jessie C.

    I’d like black or currant (it looks gorgeous on you)

    • Reply November 7, 2012

      Sheena

      Thank you!

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Jenn M.

    I like the silver frost color.

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Kristy Thiel

    I like the silver frost or black. Thanks for hosting!

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Katherine

    Classic navy or Black

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    rachel

    i like it in black

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Liza Glick

    Black for me!

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    jules mcnubbin

    i like the Silver Frost one best :-)

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Ann Fantom

    I would like the Currant colored Women’s Regular Cire Down Parka

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Peggy Rydzewski

    i would choose current

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Kelly D

    I like the Silver Frost.

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Adrienne gordon

    i like Dark Wine.

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Cynthia C

    I’d choose Dark Wine

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Kristi C

    I would choose the Classic Navy.

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Elena Vo

    Currant…it looks great on you!

    • Reply November 6, 2012

      Sheena

      Thank you!!

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    michelle jonassen

    I love the Silver Frost!

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