Skip to main content

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




Comments

Popular Posts - Last 30 Days

Books to Read - February 2021

  Read, Read, Read "We read to know we are not alone." C.S. Lewis Do you love to read? I do.  In fact, I always have a book on deck for my pleasure.  I wake up in the morning and carry my favorite novel downstairs.  It is how I start and end my day.  I am always reading.  It is my quintessential past time.  What do I like about the novels I chose?   I enjoy historical fiction with tales about the human condition.  Or I love stories told in a new place that I have never visited. Afterwards, I want to travel there and sink into the surroundings.  If I enjoy an author, I will read ALL  his or her books.  I tend to read books where the woman is the lead character.   I enjoy the strife, angst, and messiness of the characters' lives and how they prevail with strength, wisdom and love.  The struggle reminds me of the complexity of life and the beauty all in one snapshot.   Additionally, authors who share human drama, vivid details of the landscape and scenery plus poured their h

Perfume Spritz - My Favorite Things

  Beauty in a Bottle "Perfume heralds a woman's arrival and prolongs her departure." Beauty is hard to describe.  The very essence of what is beautiful varies from person to person, culture to culture and land to land.  Perfume is similar to the idea of beauty. It is subjective.  Perfume is a mystery, and its elixir is a marvel. The scent becomes its own magic.  It is the lingering scent that creates a moment or recreates a memory of a person.  Whether it is spice, floral or warm notes of lavender or vanilla, a scent can bring immense comfort and pleasure.  What does stand the test of time is a signature perfume.  Perfume was created in 1340 for the Queen of Hungary.  Thus, the story of fragrances commenced.  Perfume remains at the top of everyone's list of "feeling good."  Additionally, perfume sales in 2020 were close to $34B.   We all have experienced being around someone who smells divine.  The scent is memorable and hard to capture in a bottle. Even in

Happy Valentines Day 2021

  Love is in the Air!!!  Or is it Snow? "Where there is love there is life." Mahatma Gandi What Does Valentine's Day Mean to You?  It is snowing hard here in the Pacific Northwest.  We have eight inches, and it is still swirling down and covering everything.  The beauty of snow changing the landscape is a sight to behold.  Ever since I was a child, I have loved the snow.  We used to play endlessly in the streets building snowmen, having snowball fights, making snow angels, sledding and creating igloos. We did not go inside until we were cold, wet, and hungry.  We were always in the elements playing with friends or family members. The days of being a child without a care in the world are indeed cherished.  Today, I love the sound of kids playing in the snow.  It is wonderous.   Of course, Valentines Day 2021 for me is a winter wonderland.  Hopefully, we will continue to have power.  It remains to be seen.  Mother nature moves at its own pace and can never be accurately pr

Winter Fashion 2021

  The Chilly Artic "Good clothing is a passport to happiness." Yves Saint Laurent Yves St. Laurent Fashion Exhibit - Seattle Art Museum (2016) The winter of 2021 has been brutally cold across the country.  One for the ages. With snowstorms, bitter winds and ice, the frigid temperatures have seeped into everyone's bones.  Even places slated to be warm in February tend to be on the cooler side of the temperature gage.  Though, I must note that temps are slowly getting warmer in the sun infused states.  Beyond the weather, nerves remain flared as people struggle to get the vaccine, keep safe and bundled up all in one sweep.  The stress is at an all-time high.  It seems to me; we need to sit back and figure out how to be helpful to one another.  To be positive and appreciative for family and friends during these trying moments. We are closer to having everyone vaccinated and getting back to a semi-normal life.  In the meantime, we must be patient and diligent awhile longer.