19 February 2014

Boy's Fashion - Blazers + $75 Boden gift card giveaway!

This is a super fun and exciting installment of my Boy's Fashion series, for 2 reasons.

1) I have never been more excited to put a piece of clothing on Bennett. When I opened the package with this Blazer in it, I kinda sorta squealed out loud. I wish I could say I'm exaggerating, but I'm not.

And 2) One of my readers will win a $75 gift card to spend at BodenUSA.com!! Keep reading for details.

Okay but first, can we please talk about this outfit for a minute??

*I was provided this Blazer for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts & opinions are my own.

White Button Up Shirt: The Children's Place
Indigo Blazer Jacket: Mini Boden 
Colored Skinny Jeans: Old Navy
High Top Shoes: Carters

As I was scouring Bennett's closet for some kind of more formal outerwear, I realized, he didn't have anything like that. Queue Mini Boden. I saw this blazer jacket and I about died, I knew it would be the perfect addition to Bennett's closet. It is what makes this entire outfit. And basically, he looks like a stud. Mama's hide your daughters. ;-)

Let me tell you the truth about something, though. Before this, I had never ordered anything from Boden before. That's not to say that I haven't drooled over items on their website many times, because I have. I've just never pulled the trigger before because I'm always afraid to try new things. What if they don't fit right? Or aren't good quality?

I'm happy to say that wasn't the case for Boden clothing. This blazer fit Bennett perfectly, and is made SO well. Durability is important when you're dealing with a crazy 4 y/o. Not to mention, I'd like his clothes to hold up so that his little bro can have his hand-me-downs. Yes? And I have a feeling this blazer will definitely be sturdy enough for Easton to wear, and after that, my baby nephew, Cooper, can wear it as well :)


Something else I found out about Boden, is that they recently launched a partnership with US-based nonprofit No Kid Hungry (http://www.bodenusa.com/NoKidHungry). Their first initiative is an interactive, personalized mini Boden catalog cover campaign. Customers can visit www.bodenbyyou.com and design their own catalog cover featuring a mini Boden island, lots of color, prints and characters. Catalogs will be mailed out in May featuring the personalized, custom designs. For ever cover designed, Boden will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry.

I think that is such a cool way to give back, and fun, too!! And as I've said before, I will always stand behind companies that are willing to help those in need.

Okay, so let me share a few more photos with you because I can't resist. And then, I'll give you the details about the giveaway.


Here's are some sweet deals for you.

If you buy three items from mini Boden, you will receive a fourth item for $1, plus free shipping!! Using code: U235 (valid through March 10th!)

More interested in adult clothing?? (which by the way, they have awesome womens/mens clothing as well, go check it out!) Use code: U229 to get 15% off your order plus free shipping! Also valid until March 10th.

Time to go shopping, aye? But first!!! Who wants a $75 gift card to Boden?? You can spend it on yourself, or get something cute (like this adorable blazer!) for your kiddos! Follow the Rafflecopter instructions to enter!

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82 comments:

Kaity Leechford said...

I am LOVING that blazer!!!!!
Seriously, Bennett needs to be a little model!!!

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Oh my, if I had a boy!! How adorably handsome is that?!?!?!

Hayley! said...

My goodness he is just adorable! That jacket is so cute!! Also, great giveaway you have happening over here!:)

QNC said...

I love all the jackets! We go to church every Sunday so having some new formal duds for my nugget would be a delight!

Daina Ankrum said...

I would by the Sorrento swimsuit in one of the fun new patterns! I started buying Boden one pieces last year and am obsessed. The quality and prices are amazing!

Alex said...

OMG the jackets! :D

beene31 said...

Carson needs this blazer!

m&msmommy said...

First off, Bennett looks ADORABLE!! So, so cute!!!
I would start off by buying the Piqué Polo, and then use the rest for more clothes for my son. It is so hard to find super cute boy clothing!

Jess Beer said...

I'd buy the pretty pintuck dress for Abbie - so so cute!

nannymegan said...

I would looooove to rock the Denim Shirt Dress....how stinking cute!

Elena said...

I would get the Stephanie Dress

Jennifer Marcum said...

I would get the Pretty Pintuck Dress for my Daughter, and the Action t-shirt for my Son. Thank you for such a great giveaway!

Jamie said...

I don't know if I could choose! I love all of the kids clothes! The baby girl dresses are all amazing :-) But if I absolutely have to choose, I would buy the little girls bathing suit and cover up. THANK YOU!

Nani Iiams said...
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Nani Iiams said...

I love how you dress your boys. I have two little girls over here so i don't ever get to shop for little men (although we do buy boys clothes because i can't help it) It's such a weird little thing, but I would probably purchase some leggings and dresses for my little ones. we are mini boden lovers .

Cindy @ Cinsarah said...

Oh my goodness!! He is just TOO CUTE!!
I am loving that blazer and the way you styled it but most of all, that model! Adorable!

Jennifer Collver said...

I'd buy a dress for my daughter since her birthday is next month :)

Summer said...

I'd buy stuff for the baby! It's all so cute.

Ashley said...

I see why you squealed.....oh my gosh adorable! I love the cute alligator t-shirt!

undomestic mama said...

Such a cute outfit! He is so adorable, how did you get him involved in Zulily?

undomestic mama said...

Oops. I pushed reply before answering the question....I would probably buy a jacket. I kind of have an obsession for little boys in cute jackets - plus I like the layered look. The anorak one would be perfect for our rainy weather.

Laura Railing said...

The shoes are adorable! The Chelsea boots.. I die!

ColleenMarie82 said...

I like the FLOATY PARTY DRESS

Karly Gomez said...

Ah ha ha that blazer makes me wish I had a little boy to dress up in one! LOVE it!

Kiara Buechler said...

I would probably buy something for myself, mama needs some new clothes! I am loving the Colourblock Breton shirt, in any of the three colors.

Lexie said...

Love their little boy t-shirts, the vehicle one and the seaside t-shirt is what I would get!

Ashley Paige said...

Okay. First? I can't even handle that picture of B with his hands on the lapels of his blazer. TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL. Second? I would buy everything. Let's be honest. I rarely get a catalog in the mail that I don't buy SOMETHING from!! ;)

Love, Chelsea said...

Um I love EVERYTHING, but maybe the floaty ruffle dress? Yay!

Olivia Grace said...

He is adorable!!!! I love the alligator tshirt!

Elisha Kemp said...

Honestly, He is the cutest 4 year old model ever. Those boys pants (any of them!) are ADORABLE!! :)

Becky said...

I love that outfit on your little boy! After having two girls, I now have a little boy of my own to learn how to dress. I am so not into sports themed attire, so I love getting ideas of cute preppy outfits. I have had my eye on the hotchpotch Jersey dress in the seagull print for my girls on the Boden website, but maybe i need to branch out and get something for my little guy instead. He does have a first birthday coming up...

Karen Bettencourt said...

I'd love the Navy blazer and laceless canvas shoes for Tristan. That blazer would go perfect with some of his vintage tshirts. I like the Jersey Duffle jacket for Emmett too.

Bridget Heiple Reich said...

I love the Kensington Dress

Discovery Street said...

he is DASHING...Loving this outfit hard!

Caitlynne and Jared said...

I love that blazer!

I would probably have to stock up on little boy pajamas because you can never have enough of those. The dinosaur ones are my favorites.

Jenn said...

That last pic. I die.

Megan K said...

I want everything! I would get the ruffle swim pants, and the babycord bloomers!

Christy DuBois said...

They have so many cute choices. I would get the Modern Stripey Top and could wear it in so many ways.

Tara said...

http://www.bodenusa.com/en-US/Baby-0-3yrs-Dresses/73118/Baby-0-3yrs-Essential-Spotty-Jersey-Dress.html & http://www.bodenusa.com/en-US/Baby-0-3yrs-Pants-Jeans/Girls/73129/Baby-0-3yrs-Twin-Pack-Leggings.html

Megan Landmeier said...

Would so shop the swimwear for Ellie!

Julie S. said...

I would be working on a spring/summer wardrobe for my daughter!

beckyj @ A Lazy Crazy Life said...

I love that blazer! I'd have to get one for my boys. Either that or a cute swimsuit for my daughter!

JessyPooh87 said...

I would get Twin Pack Short Johns for my daughter.

kimmie said...

I'm loving the Boden striped tees!

suburban prep said...

As Maureen

I like the boy's wool jacket.

Michele P. said...

I would probably get the off duty shorts and a striped tee.

DP said...

I love the dresses!

Holly said...

I'm so completely in love with the Spring Parka in Blue!

tina reynolds said...

I love the PRETTY PINTUCK DRESS

eklock said...

LOVE mini Boden! They have the most adorable clothes!

Nicole Roberts said...

With baby #2 on the way and we are waiting to be surprised on the gender, I would love to have it just in case it's a boy or if we are blessed with another princess I would use it to spoil them with pink accessories!

Liberty Thompson said...

I would love to have the Denim Shirt Dress, its so adorable!

Becca said...

Boden is my favorite splurge!

Mrs Scratch said...

I love the Embroidered Folk Top for my little girl and the Laundered shirt for my little boy. They would look so put together with these pieces.

Meagan Bailiff said...

i'd love to get my daughter the floaty party dress, so cute!

kbad said...

That blazer is adorable!!!

Amber said...

I love mini boden for my Bennett and for Zoe. Their boys t-shirts are my favorite. I would buy the race car appliqué T

Liz said...

Gotta admit: something for me - no kiddo, and I'm getting married in less than three months. The Rivera Shirt Dress would be perfect on our honeymoon..

jen said...

i would definitely buy one of the dresses for my 4 year old-the hopscotch jersey and/or one of their adorable t-shirts for my 2 year old boy!

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Celeste said...

I love the Paddington dress!

Taryn May said...

I would purchase that exact blazer - SO adorable! Good choice, Mandy!

Ashley said...

I love the classic bikini top and the classic bottom in black

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Acey said...

I love the hotchpotch sweatshirt and the jersey duffle jacket!!

amanda hoffman said...

Casual Shirt
elephant check for boys

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

He is such a little stud!! I would love for you to link up his style posts to my new linkup Little Mister Style on Tuesdays!! :) I hope you are doing great!! I wanted to ask you something so look for an email from me soon! xoxoxo

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Sarah Grace said...

I love their wrap dress and classic cashmere cardigans.

Mickie Hinds said...

Oh my goodness.. I am so glad you posted this. I have a feeling I am going to be spending a lot of time on this website.. I love the little girls dresses!!

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

With warmer weather coming up fast here, I would absolutely invest in some of their adorable shorts for my boys!

Kelly M. said...

I'm loving the surf suit for my little guy! Would be perfect for our beach vacation this summer.

The Fam said...

The Girls' Appliqué T-shirt is presh!

Fran said...

He looks like such a big boy!

alexis said...

Love his style :)

Pink and Green Mom said...

I would get my daughter the Canvas Sneakers in navy/ecru dot and my son the Big Appliqué T-shirt with the shark!
Erika W.

Marttoolla S said...

Great gvw! Annndddd very handsome model ;-)

Mrs Chaplin said...

Lennox wears her Boden sequin dress every time it is clean, I would def buy more dresses for my girls!

natalie said...

Some PJs for my boys! Love the twin pack of long johns.

Shannon Dew said...

I would buy James all the rompers b/c nothing is better than a baby in a romper in summertime. Can I get an Amen!?

Jay said...

I love the Blackfriar's Jacket!

Shane Prather said...

Love the Selina dress!

Jill McHale said...

Love the Mini Boden hodepotch swimsuit!

Ellen said...

Love the jersey maxi dress