It is cold!
As much as I love the snow, I am not a winter person by any means. Perhaps I should remind you that, despite being raised in and now living in the Northeast, I lived a number of years down South. It’s warmer there. That’s more my style. Here, I’m a fan of late spring, early summer, late summer, and early fall. I am an oddball, I know. The cold and I just don’t get along but, thankfully, I’ve developed quite the knack for bundling up. While I still think that the cold is completely useless unless there’s enough snow to play with, a girl can still look cute while freezing, right? Right!
For that, I’d like to introduce you to Lands’ End.
I have been back in the northern part of the country for over seven years now and, despite having some quite snowy winters, I have actually not owned any true outerwear for the season since my time here as a child. Up until now, my version of keeping warm has been employing the use of layers – LOTS of layers! I’ve certainly had my fair share of lightweight jackets and raincoats but, if you take a look at my closet, you would quickly see the issue. Helpful hint, those flip flops and sundresses just won’t cut it.
Of course, when I was recently contacted by Lands’ End, I literally jumped for joy over the opportunity to not only share with you all of the amazing items they have within their outerwear collection but was thrilled that I, too, would get to try it out first hand! Having already been a longtime fan of the brand itself, I knew that I would love it. And, in case you’re wondering, I did just that.
My first mission: step one, a coat.
One of the first pieces that caught my eye was the Women’s Basketweave Wool Toggle Coat as seen in O, The Oprah Magazine. This wool coat is beautiful in its simplicity and the darling pink coloring is the perfect way to add a fantastic feminine touch to the harshness of winter.
Say it with me… “Cashmere!”
The Lands’ End Women’s Wool Blend Cashmere Duffle Coat was, easily, my pick of the bunch and for good reason. Just take a look!
Affordable luxury. This could be wool’s finest moment. So beautiful and refined, it’ll be hard not to fall in love at first sight. But just wait ‘til you feel it. The fabric blends virgin wool and luscious cashmere for a sumptuously soft hand. The coat’s styling is classic and clean with exceptional craftsmanship for an elegant finish.
To say that I absolutely love this coat would be an understatement. Between its impeccable design, the amazingly comfortableness of the cashmere and wool blend, the stylish addition of the faux fur trim, and the perfect polyester lining, it is the perfect coat for the season.
The Lands’ End women’s outerwear collection is truly amazing and their men’s and kid’s collections follow suit.
Now, onto another cold weather necessity…
My second mission: step two, boots.
Believe it or not, I’ve actually not owned a pair of true snow boots since I was a kid and my poor feet certainly took a beating because of it. This past year? I actually opted to wear the mister’s extra pair of work boots over my not-so-waterproof sneakers while shoveling our driveway. Mind you that his feet are about double the size of my own. Sure, my feet were warm but this is where my love of layers came in once more. It took about ten pairs of socks just to get a relatively normal fit but, yes, it was as uncomfortable as you could imagine. Thankfully, Lands’ End has come to the rescue once more for me!
Whether you’re looking for snow boots, waterproof boots, all weather boots, tall boots, short boots, or even ultimate boots, they have it. For me, the Women’s Renata Short Snow Boots caught my eye and I ran with them, quite literally.
We love the fact that fully-functioning snow boots can have a pretty twist. The crisscross laces let you adjust the fit, and the metal eyelets add a nice detail, too. With a cow suede upper nylon and a pretty faux fur collar, you’re ready for a snow adventure. Plenty of wiggle room allowance for your toes, too. Warning: you may be compelled to take a side trip through the snow drifts on your way to the mailbox.
I’ve found that with many boots, manufacturers use the lining for show and only on the top portion of the boot. With these boots, however, the fact that they are fully lined from the tip of the toes all the way up to the top of the boot certainly sets them aside from rest. Not only are they incredibly fashionable but they are quite functional, too!
Of course, these particular boots then go hand-in-hand with the full collection of cold-weather boots that outfit the entire family.
Now that you’ve got your outerwear necessities all set for the cold weather that is to come, you can further enjoy the season with help from Lands’ End.
Cooler temperatures and changing leaves means it’s time to add a layer or two for warmth to celebrate outerwear season, AND give people a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime Winter getaway.
Have I got your attention now?
Through a series of one-hour Twitter parties spanning from October 7th to November 11th, Lands’ End will offer participants the opportunity to receive outerwear style and shopping advice, great travel tips, and even the chance to win fantastic outerwear giveaways. These #LEOuterwear Twitter events happening on what is now dubbed #TravelTuesday will feature weekly travel or style experts who will join the discussions on outerwear, travel, and how to get ready for the cold. The event lineup is as follows:
October 7th – Packing with Outerwear Travel expert and senior editor of Travelocity, Courtney Scott, will join us for great outerwear packing tips. Follow @courtscott
October 14th – How to Pick the Perfect Coat Experts from Pure Michigan Travel will offer tips for taking a great fall trip and how to pack. Follow @PureMichigan
October 21st – How to Pick the Perfect Coat Instagram Takeover Blogger – Get great fashion advice from an expert fashion blogger who will be taking over the @LandsEnd Instagram handle ahead of this event.
October 28th – Fall Family Fun Expert mom blogger Nicole Feliciano from Mom Trends will have ideas on where to go and what to do with your family this fall and winter. Follow @Momtrends
November 4th – Planning a Winter Trip
- Pure Michigan Travel will be back again to talk about winter getaways AND how participants could win a dream winter getaway.
- Follow @PureMichigan
November 11th – Holiday Travel and Packing Tips
- Travel expert Courtney Scott will offer her tips on surviving the holidays when planes, trains, and automobiles are involved.
- Follow @courtscott
As if all of that fun weren’t enough, there’s still more!
During the #TravelTuesday Twitter parties, Lands’ End is partnering with Pure Michigan to truly give customers and winter weather fans the chance to win the ultimate prize – a winter getaway vacation!
Fans can enter this sweepstakes through November 14th and a winner will be chosen just prior to the Thanksgiving holiday later this month. The entry form, further details, and official rules for the Lands’ End Snow Days Getaway Sweepstakes can be found here.
You can purchase all of the items featured here directly from the Lands’ End website at www.LandsEnd.com or at a one of the in-store locations nearest you. To find your local Lands’ End retail store, click here. Pricing for the Women’s Outerwear collection start at just $34.99 and, through November 11th, you can enjoy 25% off of your order with the Friends and Family Sale.
Be sure to keep up with Lands’ End via social media on their Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram pages to join in on the Twitter Party fun and stay up to date on all of the latest news, biggest sale prices, new product releases, fun giveaways, and so much more!
For me, this is not only the season of cooler weather and winter holidays that are to come.
This year, it is the season of Lands’ End.
*Randi received the above product(s), free of charge, to facilitate this review. All opinions are those of the reviewer only.