It's Easy Being Green with Boden

March 17, 2018
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This past Christmas all I wanted was a new green coat and by golly Santa delivered! Boden always comes up with incredible 1960s inspired coats and every year I look at them dreaming of owning one.  This kelly green coat was right up my alley; classic, vintage inspired, and a part of my color palette. And although I am not really a fur person, the dash of faux fur place on the collar was just the right for me. 

I can tell you that this coat is both beautiful and super comfortable to wear. As you know those are my two main criteria when I shop. Aside from pricing, style, and color, a piece has to be both pleasing to my eye and comfortable to wear. I know I can pair this coat up with a chunky sweater and a pair of jeans and take my kids out somewhere and feel incredibly stylish and comfy at the same time. 

I cannot recommend their coats enough. It is a bit of an investment but it is such a good quality that they will last years to come.

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A Vintage Nerd, Boden Coats, 1960s Inspired Coats, Vintage Inspired Winter
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Ouftit: 1960's Styled Green Fur Collared Coat from Boden USA/Red Pom Pom Sweater from J Crew/White Collared Blouse and Blue Jeans from Boden USA/Black and White Touch Screen Gloves by Kata/Plaid Cat Ears from Claire's
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Chunky Sweater In The City

March 09, 2018
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There is no better way to spend the last days of winter than in a chunky turtleneck sweater from J.Crew. I am not a winter person at all. In fact I don't do well with extreme weather at abut I do try to embrace some aspects about them. When it comes to winter I do love the streaming pots of tea that come my way, the thick blankets on my bed to cuddle in, and the chunky sweaters to pair with some jeans or a skirt.

Chunky sweaters have been in vogue for a while with only its length and width changing ever so slightly. In the 1960's they were longer and in the 1980's they were wider but the fact is they were and are always so darn comfy to wear.

As we brave through the last days of winter here in New York I am pulling out all the sweaters that didn't get that much attention over the past few months and enjoying their warmth and softness. This particular sweater became a constant favorite as it has a thermal lining, so it kept me warm even with my jacket open.

So if you ever find yourself nearing the cold months where you live, I cannot recommend J.Crew enough as a source for chunky sweaters that are warm, affordable, and bring a vintage aesthetic to your outfit. Pair it with a 1960's styled Fishermans cap and you are ready to take over those last weeks of winter.

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Outfit: Chunky Turtleneck Sweater from J.Crew and 
1960's Inspired Fisherman Hat in black from Brixton

**This is not a sponsored post and these opinions on J.Crew are my own**

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WWI Centennial Celebration

March 04, 2018
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The summer of 2014 marked 100 years since World War I broke out in Europe. It took American some time to get involved but on April 6, 1917 Congress declared war and joined the Allied forces. Over 4.7 million women and men would serve and more than 116,000 doughboys (soldiers) would pay the ultimate price.

On November 11, 1918 the war finally ended but not without great cost. Over 40 million people perished both civilian and military and it is the deadliest conflict in human history. Its changed the way we live, the way war was conducted, and medicine. Humanity was forever altered.

Here in the states there have been centennial events throughout the country which began last year. This past fall I took my family to one of the events that was local. We drove to Brooklyn and took the ferry to Governor's Island were they held a WWI Centennial event with reenactors and original artifacts from the war. I thought it would be a good way to show my children a bit of their American history and what impact that WWI had on the world at large.

There were reenactors in uniform, a tank, medical ambulance, and so many authentic artifacts that we really did feel like we were taking a step back in time. We also met up with an officer who had a horse and who explained the in valuable role horses had during WWI. My children loved the horse and the reenactors were very informative and took the time to share a bit of history with my kids. It was a eye opening experience and reminded me of how this war really perpetually changed humanity.

If you want to find local WWI events near you feel free to check this LINK out. 

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Outfit: Blue Striped Cardigan from J Crew, Jean Skirt from Modcloth, White Blouse from Boden, Blue Turn of the Century Inspired Hat from The New York Historical Society, and Women Heroes of World War I by Kathryn Atwood
 
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