Thursday, August 13, 2015

Back To School Style

It's hard to believe that we are nearing the end of August and that school is just around the corner!  My kids' first day is on September 2nd, so we only have a few weeks of summer left to spend with them before we jump back into our school routine.  I've procrastinated a little bit this year (maybe partially because I'm in denial that I now have a middle-schooler!) and I'm just now getting around to all the school supply & clothes shopping. So, when Boden asked me to partner with them in sharing my kids' back to school style, I thought it would be a fun opportunity to get updated pictures of them & to share a great brand with you.  Don't worry, they also have an amazing women's line even if you're not a mom, there's something for you (be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to get an exclusive discount code)!

If you're not familiar with them, Boden is a UK-based brand that now has an online US store (Nordstrom also carries their children's clothing line).  They are known for their timeless styles & impeccable quality.  I was especially pleased to find that they have modestly cut junior's-size clothing called Johnnie B Girls for my daughter who is 11 going on 16 (we currently wear the same size).  Most of the styles we've tried on at other stores are either too tight, too short or just don't fit her particular proportions that well.  She instantly fell in love with the easy fit of this chambray dress & decided it would be perfect for layering with this graphic-print sweater for fall.  After a significant amount of her pleading with me, I finally caved & ordered her these leopard-print flats, which will be perfect for wearing with everything from dresses to jeans.

HERS:  c/o Boden Kate Sweater & c/o Boden Poppy Dress

My son is at an age where he really couldn't care less about what his outfits look like, but because he's very active, the clothes have to be comfortable or he won't put them on.  He also happens to be tall & lean for his age, so finding pants that aren't overly-baggy and hit at the right length is a challenge.  We usually have to order the slim sizing, but these classic chinos were true to size & fit him perfectly - I love that there is an adjustable waist (no belt needed!) and he loved that he could comfortably run around in them.  This striped waffle-knit is the type of shirt he will live in all season long - it's the ideal weight for wearing alone now, layering over a chambray shirt later in September or under a field jacket when the weather gets cooler later on. 

:  c/o Boden Striped Waffle TeeSimilar Shirt & c/o Boden Chino Pants

I'm excited to share with you that 
Boden is graciously offering an exclusive discount for PPF readers!  Simply enter code 2N2C at the online checkout to receive 20% off your purchase.  So, if you're like me and still have some back-t0-school clothes on your list, this is the perfect time to shop & stock up on high-quality essentials that they'll wear over & over again.  This code is good sitewide through August 22nd & orders over $49 get free shipping!

Photos by Olya Myers

Thank you to Boden for kindly sponsoring this post.
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