Quantcast
Primp

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!

You Might Also Like

94 Comments

  • Reply
    Leea
    January 2, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    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!

    View Comment
    • Reply
      Sheena
      January 2, 2013 at 6:10 PM

      Hi Leea,

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

      View Comment
  • Reply
    Breanne
    November 13, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Dark Wine

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Beverly Metcalf
    November 13, 2012 at 10:42 PM

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

    View Comment
  • Reply
    sheryl cullum
    November 13, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Classic navy I would choose

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Kellie Conklin
    November 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

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

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Pauline M
    November 13, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    I would love the classic navy!

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Claire
    November 13, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    I’d choose Dark Wine!

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Miz Vickik
    November 13, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    I’d go with navy =)

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Dee Hadley
    November 13, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Classic Navy

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Carolyn Walsh
    November 13, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Black!

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Nicole D.
    November 13, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Alpine Forest.

    View Comment
  • Reply
    christal c w
    November 13, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    I would choose dark wine

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Jaclyn Reynolds
    November 13, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    black!!

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Thomas Chappell
    November 13, 2012 at 5:24 PM

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

    View Comment
    • Reply
      Sheena
      November 13, 2012 at 8:43 PM

      That is awesome news! Congrats!!

      View Comment
  • Reply
    cheryl bowman
    November 13, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    love the silver frost

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Nicole
    November 13, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Dark wine for me!

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Valerie Taylor Mabrey
    November 13, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    purple
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Jill L
    November 13, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    I love the Silver Frost.

    View Comment
  • Reply
    JoAnn F
    November 13, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    I would choose Alpine Forest!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Erica C.
    November 13, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    I would get Silver Frost.

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Nicole C.
    November 13, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    I would choose the Dark Wine.

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Mary Casper
    November 13, 2012 at 5:18 AM

    I would choose red

    View Comment
  • Reply
    JEWEL
    November 13, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    I love the color CURRANT

    View Comment
  • Reply
    melissa Resnick
    November 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    black

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Lorena Keech
    November 12, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Dark Wine

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Theresa D
    November 12, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    I would choose Classic Navy.

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Lisa Carr
    November 12, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    I would choose black.

    View Comment
  • Reply
    jen gersch
    November 12, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    siver frost

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Kathleen
    November 12, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    Looks great on you!

    I’d probably pick Alpine Forest

    View Comment
  • Reply
    deana c
    November 12, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    I would choose the Classic navy!

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Romney Donald
    November 12, 2012 at 3:21 AM

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

    View Comment
  • Reply
    dani marie
    November 12, 2012 at 3:05 AM

    torn between currant and black.

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Kelly G.
    November 12, 2012 at 1:12 AM

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

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Jodi
    November 11, 2012 at 10:34 PM

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

    View Comment
  • Reply
    brenda c
    November 11, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    silver frost

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Jennifer Marie
    November 11, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    I think I would get the silver frost

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Dorothy Deakyne
    November 11, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    red

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Katharine Davis
    November 11, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Alpine Forest

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Brittany
    November 11, 2012 at 5:46 PM

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

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Tamar
    November 11, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    I love Currant.

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Cindy B
    November 11, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Black!

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Robin
    November 11, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    I would pick black

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Katy M
    November 10, 2012 at 8:08 PM

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

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Karen Gonyea
    November 10, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    LOVE the Black :)

    View Comment
  • Reply
    John Hutchens
    November 10, 2012 at 5:23 AM

    black

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Elizabeth Ferree
    November 9, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    I would choose the silver frost

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Julie
    November 9, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    the dark wine thanks ;)

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Christine
    November 8, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    black

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Susan Chester
    November 8, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    I would choose it in Classic Navy.

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Cálaeb Temple
    November 8, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Silver Frost

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Sharon Rooney
    November 8, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    I would choose Dark Wine. So pretty

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Cindy A.
    November 8, 2012 at 8:44 AM

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

    View Comment
  • Reply
    jefoxx
    November 8, 2012 at 4:57 AM

    I am thinking that I would pick Alpine forest.

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Carolyn N.
    November 7, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    I would choose classic navy.
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Shannon
    November 7, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    Black for me!

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Tabathia B
    November 7, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    I love the dark wine

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Tina M
    November 7, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    black

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Hillary
    November 7, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    black..definitely.

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Betty Baez
    November 7, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Alpine forest

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Rebecca Graham
    November 7, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    I would choose the Classic Navy.

    View Comment
  • Reply
    tracy davis
    November 6, 2012 at 9:59 PM

    black

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Thomas Murphy
    November 6, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    I like the black parka

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Ashley
    November 6, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Alpine forest

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Stacie
    November 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    I think the Dark Wine is really cute!

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Amanda Sakovitz
    November 6, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    I love the black parka!

    View Comment
  • Reply
    kathy dunaway
    November 6, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    I would choose the Silver Frost.

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Eve
    November 6, 2012 at 8:29 PM

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

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Eve
    November 6, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Id pick Alpine Forest

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Monique Rizzo
    November 6, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    I like current.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Debra Ford
    November 6, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    I would go with the dark wine

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Mary Calabrese
    November 6, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    I like Silver Frost

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Tari Lawson
    November 6, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    I would choose currant.

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Holly C.
    November 6, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    I like the dark wine the best!

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Jessie C.
    November 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM

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

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Jenn M.
    November 6, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    I like the silver frost color.

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Kristy Thiel
    November 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

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

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Katherine
    November 6, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Classic navy or Black

    View Comment
  • Reply
    rachel
    November 6, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    i like it in black

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Liza Glick
    November 6, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Black for me!

    View Comment
  • Reply
    jules mcnubbin
    November 6, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    i like the Silver Frost one best :-)

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Ann Fantom
    November 6, 2012 at 8:25 AM

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

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Peggy Rydzewski
    November 6, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    i would choose current

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Kelly D
    November 6, 2012 at 6:12 AM

    I like the Silver Frost.

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Adrienne gordon
    November 6, 2012 at 5:51 AM

    i like Dark Wine.

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Cynthia C
    November 6, 2012 at 5:33 AM

    I’d choose Dark Wine

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Kristi C
    November 6, 2012 at 5:11 AM

    I would choose the Classic Navy.

    View Comment
  • Reply
    Elena Vo
    November 6, 2012 at 1:12 AM

    Currant…it looks great on you!

    View Comment
  • Reply
    michelle jonassen
    November 6, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    I love the Silver Frost!

    View Comment
  • Leave a Reply

    Pin It on Pinterest

    Shares