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Puffy Coats for Winter Warmth



Holidays, Winter, Storms are Here

Bundle Up Precious!







The winter chill has once again swept the land except for a few sun and heat blessed spots.  We are pulling out our favorite puffy coats to guard against the frigid temperatures.  I have quite a few favorites that are worn throughout the season for different occasions.  My ultimate favorite, Burberry, was purchased around ten years ago and still is my go too coat.   The warmth and fit is ideal and flattering. The investment was well worth it.  My other beloved coats are worn too depending on the weather and what I am doing.  All and all, they are a must.

What made me think of the puffy coat was not just because of the cold. No, I wasn't imaging a puffer fish either since some silhouettes are just too outlandishly big. When, I envision a puffer coat,  I prefer a more fitted look that flatters.   Rather recently, I learned about "memory quilts" from a chic lit novel called Pieces of the Heart by Karen White.  In the story, the women came together and created memory quilts out of fabric from every period of someone's life. The characters would sit and sew by hand together with tea and chat.  This led to a conversation I had the other day with some of my friends.  We were at lunch and one of my friends asked, "Are women more content today with all of our incredible advances or are they more unhappy and perhaps meaner than ever to one another?"  In our discussion, we noted that in today's landscape many women do not have a community of supportive women to bond with on a daily basis.  Thus, they are isolated which causes all kinds of ilks.  In the book, the characters found time to communicate and create with the process of quilting.  In my mother's generation, they drank coffee, smoked cigarettes while the kids played by themselves unattended.  Conversely, our generation seems to have spent an inordinate amount of time driving too and fro rather than congregating together.  Why even the work environment now has employees wearing head phones so that they can concentrate, while they sit huddled together in everyone's personal space.   In my career, our offices had open doors to meet and discuss with the ability to shut the door and work productively in quiet without distraction.

Therefore, we were wondering if women have somehow lost their identity and confidence building connection to other women in today's crazy world.  We know the "social contract" of civilized community is defunct today and with this notion have women's personal self confidence building connections also been weakened? The social mores of yesterday such as being nice, resolving issues, agreeing to disagree, thinking of others have left the building.  And, instead the bully mentality is at full throttle.  Interesting to speculate.  While you are using your thinking cap - get your puffy coats ready for action.

Puffy coats are hot this season.  And, here on the ones on my "It List".   Love the color hues too. 


 Let's Hear it for Color!






Winter infused days, classic chevron quilting and very warm.  100% polyester fill.



Sam Edelman Chevron Puffer Jacket



Packable, super warm with rave reviews - Bernardo is based in Montreal, Canada (Enough said.)


Lots of Colors - 90% Down Filled; 10% Feather Filled


Classic Black








Super warm with 600-fill powered down to keep you warm! 


With Fur


Ultimate warmth with fur.  Luxurious. 





There you have it.  Puffy coats that are stylish and flattering plus warmth providers.  Don't be a puffer fish, choose wisely.  Add some color or collect a classic black for a stop the press ensemble.  While you are cocooned in heat from your new piece, remember to be nice and loving to all.  If you are lacking connection, plan an event to bring friends together or go out to lunch rather than sit at your desk.  Take action and fill your life with light, friends, family and laughter.

"I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your being." - Pieces of the Heart by Karen White



Until Next Time! Be Kind. Be a Light. 


Love, Kim




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