Monday, 26 November 2012

Lands' End Coat

Image by the talented Natalie Lines
 Lands' End are launching their Autumn/ Winter campaign and i had the pleasure, alongside some other fabulous bloggers, of trying one of their beautifully made Cire Down Coats from the Ladies Coats section.

 I have to say this is one of the best coats i have ever worn. The first thing i noticed was the quality and how well made it is. There are pockets on pockets with fleecy lining, a removable hood and removable fur, belt and double zip and popper fastening to keep that cold out.
I thought i'd give it the best possible test run and take it up to the highest point in Llantrisant, where the wind was howling and the temperature was 5 degrees Celsius. And d'you know what? I was toasty warm... seriously, really warm! I have never actually owned a coat that has kept the cold out so well. Most of my coats have previously been "fashion" type jackets which means i usually moan within 10 minutes of being outside. But The Cire Down felt so great on and looked as good as any fashion type coat i own.

 The Down coat is proven to be one of the warmest coats on the market, with its thermodynamic properties it can with stand severe cold which in my eyes makes it the perfect winter coat. I hate being cold so this solves all my problems as it enables me to still wear all my favourite dresses through winter, which makes this dress wearing gal, very happy!


This coat is so warm it didn't need a scarf or a hat as the hood is the largest snuggliest i have ever had the pleasure of covering my head with. I felt like the warmest Eskimo with it on!
I've worn mine here with a simple dress and a pop of colour with the tights, which is one of my favourite go-to combos.
The wonderful thing with this coat is its versatility. I will quite happily be wearing my skinny jeans with blouses or funky knitwear underneath. Pops of colour look great and add interest to the colour palette, so any coloured jean/trouser would look fabulous. Ankle booties, tights and skirts are also another go-to for me and thankfully this coat will keep me warm whilst wearing them. It also has a sports luxe feel so i think  it would look amazing with a pair of wedge hi top trainers that are everywhere this winter.






This is probably one of my favourite spots, as i've mentioned a few times before. Hardly anyone travels the 10minutes from the town up to this point, but in my eyes it's so worth it for the views and the peace. Every time i come here the view is different, whether it be due to the weather or the changing ever evolving roads. You can see all the cars scurrying around like ants travelling from one destination to another, always in a rush to where they need to be. Its nice to  stop and stare for a while.





Have you or do you own a Down Coat? I would definetly buy one in future, but I've just read up that these coats last years and years and have serious longevity when looked after, which makes it even more of a great investment piece in my eyes!
If you would like to also see the other ladies styling of Lands's End coats they are:
Jen of A little Bird Fashion
Kat of Does My Bum Look 40
Ellie of Pretty Much Penniless
Amanda of The Online Stylist

*The lovely people at Lands' End kindly sent me this coat to review and commissioned me to contribute to their Lands' End outerwear guide and i was super happy to help*


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38 comments

  1. snaps on the dress rachel! love what you did with the blue belt! gorgeous x

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    1. twinsies heeehee! great minds ay! ;-)xx

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  2. The coat looks great on you lovely and great snaps too!

    Eda x

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  3. Fantastic coat! I'm sure it is as comfy and warm as it seems to be. You look fantastic in it! Love the blue in the combo too!!

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  4. Wonderful cozy coat, Rachel! I did have a down coat when I lived in Boston, and it was heavenly for the harsh winter. You look adorable, thanks for sharing with Visible Monday. : >

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  5. Love the coat! Its so cute and not at all bulky :) Its super pretty with the striped dress underneath!

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  6. I do not need a heavy coat her, but you see nice and warm. Nice for the nice pics of my second home: Bristish country side.
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  7. That coat looks so warm and cozy! Love it.

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  8. I'm just getting caught up and must say you're looking fabulous as always dear!

    Erica

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  9. Hi!! I found you through the #YOLOMonday link up. You have a lovely blog!

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  10. hi i find your blog interesting :) so i am following you now :) id appreciate if you follow back :)
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  11. What a gorgeous coat! I have to say though, I am glad that I don't need a big down jacket anymore. When I lived in Chicago I wore them all the time, but now they're retired :)


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  12. I do have a penchant for coats, and also am firmly of the view that there's no such thing as bad weather, only incorrect clothing. As such I do have a down parka by Levis, and also a down gilet by Berghaus (which I tend to wear more when I'm camping or walking). I love my parka though, it's like wearing a sleeping bag every day! x

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  13. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I'm very happy about that, as I now can follow your great blog, too. I'm your latest fan, I love your hair and overall style!
    I really like the coat you're wearing by the way, suits you so well! Let's keep in touch, I'd love to!
    -Kati

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  14. Ah Rachel, Rachel! I have this dress too! I imagine your wardrobe to be a parallel universe of my wardrobe! I too have always bought fashion coats... and froze to death within minutes. I agree, for a practical coat this is pretty! I like how you still managed to make a functional coat look girly!
    Donna x

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  15. super cute! I have a lands end coat and i love mine! it's brown :)

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  16. Ooooh that coat looks so warm and comfy! Perfect for a windy day!

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  17. What beautiful photos! That Lands' End looks so cozy!

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  18. The coat is cute, but it's the blue touches and the red lips that make it! Top notch styling, young lady!

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  19. our weather here in canada has been in the negatives and that coat sure is perfect for someone like me who commutes daily to work. great photos!! :D

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  20. Oh you are one lucky girl to receive such a treat!

    I am in search for a warm and presentable-looking jacket to withstand the subzero temperatures, and you certainly look warm in that...

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  21. Looking lovely! That coat looks so cosy. It's so beautiful where you live.

    I did the Lands End styling the school run challenge which was fun. I like how they are trying to challenge peoples opinions of them :)

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  22. You look lovely and so cosy!

    Maria xxx

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  23. So cute! I really need a warm coat like that! You look fabulous! Love the dress xoxo

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  24. yay for coats that are actually warm! it frustrates me to no end how 90% of coats out there are $200 and no thicker than sweaters. how does that make sense?! and this is actually cute. great find :)

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  25. Love your look, Rachel!
    I'm your follower on GFC (614). Hope you'll do the same!

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  26. What a cool opportunity! That coat is gorgeous on you!

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  27. Smashing coat. makes you want to masturbate in it

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