The holiday season is upon us! Christmas adverts on TV have started and supermarkets are laden with scrumptious Christmas fare. I went to the local supermarket to get some bread today and came home with a Reindeer Christmas jumper and a few boxes of mince pies. Of course, I forgot the bread but perhaps it is time the kids started eating cereal for breakfast!
It is lovely to walk down the street and see the tinsel lined window displays beckoning the Christmas shoppers. The only down side to this fast-approaching festive frenzy is that soon it is going to get very cold! ‘Proper’ cold (as they say in the UK) where your face freezes, you can’t feel your ears and your hands refuse to function. When ‘proper’ cold arrives it is time to either purchase or pull out your ‘proper’ jacket and lets face it – this is usually a puffer jacket that is more industrial than it is pretty. Of course, a ‘proper’ padded jacket is the need of the hour but there is no reason that it cannot be that tad bit more stylish.
This thick puffer jacket has a lovely big black bow at the neck – think Michelin Man with a bow. The bow is pretty, feminine and by puffer jacket standards – over the top. For all of these reasons, I am thoroughly enjoying wearing it and I am so glad that my best friend insisted that I buy it when I went to visit her in Las Vegas.
I am a huge fan of wearing thermals and find that they are the most effective way for me to feel ‘as snug as a bug’ throughout the day. I have tried many brands but my personal favorite is the ‘Heattech’ range by Uniqlo. I have been wearing them for many years now and I love the fact that they come in many shapes and sizes so that I can wear warmer ones as the weather gets colder. This striped full sleeved ‘Ultra Heat Tech’ is my latest purchase and I can see myself using it to help layer so many outfits this winter.
Below, are some padded jackets that I think are lovely. Have a great weekend and thank you so much for reading!