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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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94 Comments

  • Reply 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!

    View Comment January 2, 2013 at 5:35 PM
    • Reply Sheena

      Hi Leea,

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

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

    Dark Wine

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

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

    View Comment November 13, 2012 at 10:42 PM
  • Reply sheryl cullum

    Classic navy I would choose

    View Comment November 13, 2012 at 10:29 PM
  • Reply Kellie Conklin

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

    View Comment November 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM
  • Reply Pauline M

    I would love the classic navy!

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

    I’d choose Dark Wine!

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

    I’d go with navy =)

    View Comment November 13, 2012 at 7:46 PM
  • Reply Dee Hadley

    Classic Navy

    View Comment November 13, 2012 at 7:43 PM
  • Reply Carolyn Walsh

    Black!

    View Comment November 13, 2012 at 7:38 PM
  • Reply Nicole D.

    Alpine Forest.

    View Comment November 13, 2012 at 6:32 PM
  • Reply christal c w

    I would choose dark wine

    View Comment November 13, 2012 at 6:27 PM
  • Reply Jaclyn Reynolds

    black!!

    View Comment November 13, 2012 at 6:06 PM
  • Reply Thomas Chappell

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

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

      That is awesome news! Congrats!!

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

    love the silver frost

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

    Dark wine for me!

    View Comment November 13, 2012 at 2:38 PM
  • Reply Valerie Taylor Mabrey

    purple
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    View Comment November 13, 2012 at 2:15 PM
  • Reply Jill L

    I love the Silver Frost.

    View Comment November 13, 2012 at 1:29 PM
  • Reply JoAnn F

    I would choose Alpine Forest!
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    View Comment November 13, 2012 at 12:06 PM
  • Reply Erica C.

    I would get Silver Frost.

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

    I would choose the Dark Wine.

    View Comment November 13, 2012 at 11:13 AM
  • Reply Mary Casper

    I would choose red

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

    I love the color CURRANT

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

    black

    View Comment November 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM
  • Reply Lorena Keech

    Dark Wine

    View Comment November 12, 2012 at 6:02 PM
  • Reply Theresa D

    I would choose Classic Navy.

    View Comment November 12, 2012 at 2:49 PM
  • Reply Lisa Carr

    I would choose black.

    View Comment November 12, 2012 at 1:37 PM
  • Reply jen gersch

    siver frost

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

    Looks great on you!

    I’d probably pick Alpine Forest

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

    I would choose the Classic navy!

    View Comment November 12, 2012 at 8:11 AM
  • Reply Romney Donald

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

    View Comment November 12, 2012 at 3:21 AM
  • Reply dani marie

    torn between currant and black.

    View Comment November 12, 2012 at 3:05 AM
  • Reply Kelly G.

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

    View Comment November 12, 2012 at 1:12 AM
  • Reply Jodi

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

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

    silver frost

    View Comment November 11, 2012 at 9:34 PM
  • Reply Jennifer Marie

    I think I would get the silver frost

    View Comment November 11, 2012 at 8:47 PM
  • Reply Dorothy Deakyne

    red

    View Comment November 11, 2012 at 8:38 PM
  • Reply Katharine Davis

    Alpine Forest

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

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

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

    I love Currant.

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

    Black!

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

    I would pick black

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

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

    View Comment November 10, 2012 at 8:08 PM
  • Reply Karen Gonyea

    LOVE the Black :)

    View Comment November 10, 2012 at 6:32 PM
  • Reply John Hutchens

    black

    View Comment November 10, 2012 at 5:23 AM
  • Reply Elizabeth Ferree

    I would choose the silver frost

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

    the dark wine thanks ;)

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

    black

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

    I would choose it in Classic Navy.

    View Comment November 8, 2012 at 5:30 PM
  • Reply Cálaeb Temple

    Silver Frost

    View Comment November 8, 2012 at 1:26 PM
  • Reply Sharon Rooney

    I would choose Dark Wine. So pretty

    View Comment November 8, 2012 at 9:12 AM
  • Reply Cindy A.

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

    View Comment November 8, 2012 at 8:44 AM
  • Reply jefoxx

    I am thinking that I would pick Alpine forest.

    View Comment November 8, 2012 at 4:57 AM
  • Reply Carolyn N.

    I would choose classic navy.
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

    View Comment November 7, 2012 at 9:41 PM
  • Reply Shannon

    Black for me!

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

    I love the dark wine

    View Comment November 7, 2012 at 5:24 PM
  • Reply Tina M

    black

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

    black..definitely.

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

    Alpine forest

    View Comment November 7, 2012 at 9:28 AM
  • Reply Rebecca Graham

    I would choose the Classic Navy.

    View Comment November 7, 2012 at 12:11 AM
  • Reply tracy davis

    black

    View Comment November 6, 2012 at 9:59 PM
  • Reply Thomas Murphy

    I like the black parka

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

    Alpine forest

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

    I think the Dark Wine is really cute!

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

    I love the black parka!

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

    I would choose the Silver Frost.

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

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

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

    Id pick Alpine Forest

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

    I like current.
    Thanks for the chance.
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    View Comment November 6, 2012 at 6:51 PM
  • Reply Debra Ford

    I would go with the dark wine

    View Comment November 6, 2012 at 6:50 PM
  • Reply Mary Calabrese

    I like Silver Frost

    View Comment November 6, 2012 at 6:29 PM
  • Reply Tari Lawson

    I would choose currant.

    View Comment November 6, 2012 at 5:58 PM
  • Reply Holly C.

    I like the dark wine the best!

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

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

    View Comment November 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM
  • Reply Jenn M.

    I like the silver frost color.

    View Comment November 6, 2012 at 5:08 PM
  • Reply Kristy Thiel

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

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

    Classic navy or Black

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

    i like it in black

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

    Black for me!

    View Comment November 6, 2012 at 1:12 PM
  • Reply jules mcnubbin

    i like the Silver Frost one best :-)

    View Comment November 6, 2012 at 10:01 AM
  • Reply Ann Fantom

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

    View Comment November 6, 2012 at 8:25 AM
  • Reply Peggy Rydzewski

    i would choose current

    View Comment November 6, 2012 at 8:03 AM
  • Reply Kelly D

    I like the Silver Frost.

    View Comment November 6, 2012 at 6:12 AM
  • Reply Adrienne gordon

    i like Dark Wine.

    View Comment November 6, 2012 at 5:51 AM
  • Reply Cynthia C

    I’d choose Dark Wine

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

    I would choose the Classic Navy.

    View Comment November 6, 2012 at 5:11 AM
  • Reply Elena Vo

    Currant…it looks great on you!

    View Comment November 6, 2012 at 1:12 AM
  • Reply michelle jonassen

    I love the Silver Frost!

    View Comment November 6, 2012 at 12:33 AM
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