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Staying Warm: Lands’ End Cire Down Parka

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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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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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94 Comments

  • 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!

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    • 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!

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  • Breanne November 13, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Dark Wine

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

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

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

    Classic navy I would choose

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

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

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

    I would love the classic navy!

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  • Claire November 13, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    I’d choose Dark Wine!

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

    I’d go with navy =)

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

    Classic Navy

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

    Black!

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

    Alpine Forest.

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

    I would choose dark wine

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

    black!!

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  • 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

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    • Sheena November 13, 2012 at 8:43 PM

      That is awesome news! Congrats!!

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

    love the silver frost

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  • Nicole November 13, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Dark wine for me!

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

    purple
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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

    I love the Silver Frost.

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

    I would choose Alpine Forest!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

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

    I would get Silver Frost.

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

    I would choose the Dark Wine.

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

    I would choose red

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  • JEWEL November 13, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    I love the color CURRANT

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

    black

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

    Dark Wine

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

    I would choose Classic Navy.

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

    I would choose black.

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

    siver frost

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  • Kathleen November 12, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    Looks great on you!

    I’d probably pick Alpine Forest

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

    I would choose the Classic navy!

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

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

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

    torn between currant and black.

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

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

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  • Jodi November 11, 2012 at 10:34 PM

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

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

    silver frost

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

    I think I would get the silver frost

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  • Dorothy Deakyne November 11, 2012 at 8:38 PM
  • Katharine Davis November 11, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Alpine Forest

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  • Brittany November 11, 2012 at 5:46 PM

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

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  • Tamar November 11, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    I love Currant.

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

    Black!

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  • Robin November 11, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    I would pick black

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

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

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

    LOVE the Black 🙂

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

    black

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

    I would choose the silver frost

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  • Julie November 9, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    the dark wine thanks 😉

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  • Christine November 8, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    black

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

    I would choose it in Classic Navy.

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

    Silver Frost

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

    I would choose Dark Wine. So pretty

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  • 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.

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  • jefoxx November 8, 2012 at 4:57 AM

    I am thinking that I would pick Alpine forest.

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

    I would choose classic navy.
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

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  • Shannon November 7, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    Black for me!

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

    I love the dark wine

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

    black

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  • Hillary November 7, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    black..definitely.

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

    Alpine forest

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

    I would choose the Classic Navy.

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

    black

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

    I like the black parka

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  • Ashley November 6, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Alpine forest

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  • Stacie November 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    I think the Dark Wine is really cute!

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

    I love the black parka!

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

    I would choose the Silver Frost.

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  • Eve November 6, 2012 at 8:29 PM

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

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  • Eve November 6, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Id pick Alpine Forest

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  • Monique Rizzo November 6, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    I like current.
    Thanks for the chance.
    [email protected]

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  • Debra Ford November 6, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    I would go with the dark wine

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  • Mary Calabrese November 6, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    I like Silver Frost

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

    I would choose currant.

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

    I like the dark wine the best!

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

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

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

    I like the silver frost color.

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

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

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  • Katherine November 6, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Classic navy or Black

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  • rachel November 6, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    i like it in black

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

    Black for me!

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

    i like the Silver Frost one best 🙂

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

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

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

    i would choose current

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  • Kelly D November 6, 2012 at 6:12 AM

    I like the Silver Frost.

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

    i like Dark Wine.

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

    I’d choose Dark Wine

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

    I would choose the Classic Navy.

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

    Currant…it looks great on you!

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

    I love the Silver Frost!

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