Bring On The Cold!

A few weeks ago I received an email to tell me Blacks & Millets are working alongside brands such as The North Face and Berghaus on their new season jackets. Their range include the stylish Thermoball & Stormcloud ranges. Some great brands and lovely warm coats then. Excellent.

They kindly asked me if I would like to pick one of their coats and take part in their new campaign; Bring on the cold!

It has turned bitterly cold over the last few weeks, so I am very thankful to have been sent this very warm and stylish Women-s- Zaneck Faux Fur Parka.


Blacks Online asked me: ‘Where do you wear yours?’

My answer to their question is:  Morning and afternoon dog walks!!

 This is where I spend most my time in the day!! Me and Mollie the Collie are out at least twice a day, everyday. Come rain or shine. We are always at the park or walking through the woods. Having a nice warm jacket to wear makes it a lot easier.  Who wants to go out freezing to death?!!  I usually hate going out in the cold!

My new jacket is nice, practical and very stylish. Very warm and oh so cosy. I have wanted a Parka coat for a few years now. I am really pleased I have finally got one. I picked this jacket as I loved the style, colour and furry hood. This will keep me nice and snug through the rest of Autumn and throughout the cold Winter months. This is a best selling Parka and I can see why, It has a lovely quality look and feel to it. I wanted to stay away from black as I have a wardrobe full of black garments . So I went for a lovely grey colour for a refreshing change.

#EverydayLifeOutdoors

#Bringonthecold

About THE NORTH FACE Women’s Zaneck Faux Fur Parka:

  • Hugely popular last season and set to make an impact once more The North Face Zaneck parka is constructed from The North Faces’ proprietary HeatSeeker® technology which offers excellent warmth to weight ratios thanks to its synthetic insulation which is more durable and light weight than natural downs. 
  • An integrated DryVent™ shell wicks sweat away from the body and an enclosed zip system gives a minimalist look for understated style in the city or out in the wild.
  • Colour Swatch: Light Grey
  • Brand: THE NORTH FACE
  • Colour: Grey

Technology:

  • Bestselling waterproof winter parka from The North Face
  • Heatseeker™ – Light weight insulation
  • DryVent™ – one way semi-permeable membrane wicks sweat away from the body
  • Faux fur trim hood
  • Embroidered chest logo
  • Drawcord system at hood – customise fit
  • Centre front zip with flap and hidden buttons
  • Hand pockets with welt and flaps
  • Recommended activity – walking / leisure

Price:£260.00

I love my new jacket. It will be worn not only for dog walks but days out and shopping trips too.

What do you think of my new Parka?

You can find the full range of  Womens Jackets.

( You can check out how some more bloggers have styled their coats using the hashtag over on Twitter #Bringonthecold ) 😍

About this post: I got to pick a Winter coat to review. All thoughts are my own and I was not paid for this post.

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61 Comments

  1. Cathy Glynn
    15th November 2016 / 9:19 am

    I absolutely love that coat, it looks so cosy and warm and has some lovely detail. It would be perfect for my doggy walks too.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18th November 2016 / 10:30 pm

      Thanks Cathy, it is lovely and warm 🙂

  2. Kim Carberry
    15th November 2016 / 9:46 am

    Ohh! This looks perfect for the colder weather. You look great in it 😀 x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18th November 2016 / 10:30 pm

      Aww, thank you Kim 🙂

  3. Tamar SB
    15th November 2016 / 10:07 am

    Looks like a great coat!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18th November 2016 / 10:34 pm

      Thanks Tamar 🙂

  4. Jodie Melling
    15th November 2016 / 11:16 am

    This coat is gorgeous it looks lovely and cosy but it's also stylish and I love the colour. Jodie x http://www.wiganmum.com #TriedTested

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18th November 2016 / 10:34 pm

      Thanks Jodie, it is isn't it 🙂

  5. Little Pickles Mom
    15th November 2016 / 11:19 am

    GREAT COAT! I can't resist a fur hood. Looks super warm too. Now I just need a dog so I've got an excuse for more walks! HA ha.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18th November 2016 / 10:37 pm

      Hehe, thanks lovely. I love this hood too 🙂

  6. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    15th November 2016 / 2:00 pm

    What a great jacket. You look ready for winter!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18th November 2016 / 10:38 pm

      Thanks Heather, I am all set for snow now 🙂

  7. Jayne SMABL
    15th November 2016 / 2:07 pm

    This is perfect for the colder months ahead. I LOVE the colour! Looks fab on you 🙂 x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18th November 2016 / 10:39 pm

      Aww, thank you Jayne 🙂

  8. Please may I?
    15th November 2016 / 2:32 pm

    I have a fabulous north face jacket that I purchased for a trip to New York age beginning of the year and boy is it warm. Perfect for winter.T x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18th November 2016 / 10:39 pm

      Thanks lovely. They are so nice and warm aren't they 🙂

  9. Mary Murnane
    15th November 2016 / 5:39 pm

    Such a pretty color! Looks warm, too.Marywww.marymurnane.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 5:21 pm

      Thanks Mary, it feel lovely ans warm 🙂

  10. Five Little Doves
    15th November 2016 / 6:26 pm

    This is gorgeous and looks so nice and warm!! I love the grey colour too.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 5:22 pm

      Aww, thank you. The colour is lovely, isn't it 🙂

  11. Lisa Graham
    15th November 2016 / 7:01 pm

    That's a lovely coat, I like the fact that it's a longer length so if you have to sit down you don't get a wet/cold bum. I love my north face jacket but it's just a short one.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 5:24 pm

      Thanks Lisa, ye it is lovely and warm around the bum too. Also love the zip at the bottom it moves up so not tight when siting down 🙂

  12. Danielle Urquhart
    15th November 2016 / 7:36 pm

    I absolutely love that coat, I love long length jackets the colours gorgeous too xx

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 5:25 pm

      Aww, thanks Danielle 🙂

  13. Rachel
    15th November 2016 / 8:43 pm

    That jacket looks lovely on you and absolutely perfect for the winter

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 7:56 pm

      Aww, thank you Rachel 🙂

  14. Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    15th November 2016 / 9:20 pm

    It sounds like the perfect coat to keep you warm each morning, I bet you are quite looking forward to taking the dog out now!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 7:56 pm

      Thanks Sarah, I love being warm and this coat is perfect in the cold weather 🙂

  15. Kezzie
    15th November 2016 / 11:06 pm

    It looks gorgeous!!! I adore it! I'd love a proper parka from somewhere like Northface!

  16. Kezzie
    15th November 2016 / 11:08 pm

    It looks gorgeous!!! I adore it! I'd love a proper parka from somewhere like Northface!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Aww, thanks Kezzie. I love this too 🙂

  17. Rachel
    15th November 2016 / 11:17 pm

    That is a great colour. Nice to see a jacket which is warm but not too huge. I hate putting on a winter coat and feeling like the Michelin Man!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Thanks Rachel, whoo yes I know what you mean, I have a few coats like that!!

  18. Jessica Jannenga
    16th November 2016 / 12:22 am

    Love the fur trim and it looks cozy. Molly loves her walks I bet! Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesdayjess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 7:58 pm

      Aww, thank you Jess 🙂 Thanks for stopping by too.

  19. Laura Bambrick
    16th November 2016 / 1:22 am

    That parka is perfection! I love the length and fur edged hood!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 8:00 pm

      Thank you Laura 🙂

  20. Chloe/Life Unexpected
    16th November 2016 / 9:45 am

    It looks so snug and cosy. I love the added fur coat and think the grey colour is so much nicer than black. x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 8:02 pm

      Thanks Chloe, I am loving the change from black in Winter 🙂

  21. Marie Barber
    16th November 2016 / 10:56 am

    Im so in need of a decent coat this year and this is lovely, i find it difficult to find one i like this looks perfect length for me and i love the colour!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 8:03 pm

      Thank you Marie, this feels lovely and stylish 🙂

  22. Jessica Powell
    16th November 2016 / 2:10 pm

    Gorgeous coat! I splashed out on a parka style coat this year because I was sick of being cold – best deciesion I ever made! 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 8:04 pm

      Thanks Jessica, I hate being cold too.

  23. Kara Guppy
    16th November 2016 / 2:43 pm

    I have just bought a new coat and need some cold weather to be able to wear it – it has gone mild again. It is a lovely coat though

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 8:04 pm

      I bet you need it now Kara? It was freezing today here 🙁

  24. Natalia
    16th November 2016 / 5:22 pm

    wow! It looks like a really cool coat and high quality one! Also, it looks really good on you. I'm not sure if it's my style, tho x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 8:05 pm

      Thank you Natalia 🙂

  25. Jordanne Lee
    16th November 2016 / 11:28 pm

    This is a beautiful coat! I hate the cold but when you have a good jacket it makes all the difference for sure! Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 8:05 pm

      Thanks Jordanne, nothing worse than being cold 🙁

  26. Frugal Queen Hannah
    17th November 2016 / 7:29 am

    Just loved this coat. You look damn gorgeous on this coat.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 8:38 pm

      Thank you Hannah 🙂

  27. oneyummymummy
    17th November 2016 / 12:18 pm

    oh i love good winter coat, you look amazing in it… so snuggley

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 8:38 pm

      Aww, thanks for the lovely comment 🙂

  28. Serenity You
    17th November 2016 / 1:04 pm

    This coat looks so nice! Really love the colour of it.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 8:39 pm

      Thanks lovey 🙂

  29. A Labour of Life
    17th November 2016 / 4:25 pm

    I think I need that coat in my lifeWould love to have you come visit my A Labour of Fashion Link up on thursdays ( if you havent already)http://www.alabouroflife.com/2016/11/a-labour-of-fashion-in-collingwood.html

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 8:39 pm

      Thanks, will stop by now 🙂

  30. Melanies Fab Finds
    18th November 2016 / 12:29 am

    That's great timing as I need a new coat, mine isn't warm enough and I freeze on the school runs.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 8:42 pm

      Thanks Melanie, hope you check them out 🙂

  31. Anonymous
    18th November 2016 / 4:57 pm

    Such a lovely coat. Looks nice and warm.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th November 2016 / 8:43 pm

      Aww, thank you 🙂

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