As you may know from my recent posts on the Sole Sisters facebook page, I'm currently in France with my family. And it's such a great time to be here. Autumn is just one of those magical seasons that we miss out on, coming from a tropical country like the Philippines.

I've never fully appreciated the fall season until I arrived in France. Driving by the countryside as the trees and foliage change from green to various shades of red, orange and yellow. Watching the leaves fall slowly, moving with the wind, and on to the earth. And as nature gives way to the changing of the season, the temperature starts to drop.

Emporio Armani EA7 Mountain Padded Jacket3

Winter is coming soon.

I've survived only one winter in my life, when I lived in New York. I didn't take it too seriously then to be properly dressed with the right gear. So I was always too cold. I didn't invest in the right winter coat and I almost got sick from that mistake. 

I've learned my lesson. This time, I'm more prepared. I have the ultimate jacket in winter protection, the women's Mountain padded jacket from Emporio Armani EA7 from JD Sports Fashion . It has soft and thick padding that gives protection against the bitterest winds so I can take on the elements with confidence.

It's got 2 zip-pockets to keep all my valuables stored safely and securely. And the full-zip fastening runs the full length of the jacket - all the way to the neckline. What I love about it is the luxuriously soft hood that can also protect my head and ears from frostbite.

Emporio Armani EA7 Mountain Padded Jacket2

I've been able to use this jacket a few times in 7-10 degrees Celsius and I didn't feel the cold at all. I've also used it during rainy weather and it's certainly water-resistant.

It's also in  a basic black color that makes it easy to mix and match with the rest of my winter clothes. If you're traveling to cold country in the future, I would totally recommend that you invest in a stylish, insulated winter jacket to keep yourself warm and comfortable.

Emporio Armani EA7 Mountain Padded Jacket1

Falling for fall,
Sole Sister Lois

Lois has traveled extensively and has called the Philippines, USA, Germany, Switzerland, Thailand and France, home in various stages of her life. She just recently got married and now has a healthy baby girl. She is currently based in Europe trying to find a home base for her small family. She is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of We Are Sole Sisters.

Get a FREE copy of the Sole Sister Guide to Planning an Epic Trip by subscribing to our newsletter. You can also hang out with us online on TwitterFacebook & Instagram.

Leave a Reply

Follow the Sole Trail
If you want to contact the Sole Sisters for comments, suggestions, donations, advertising or any travel related inquiries - send them to: