** I have received free items and/or payment in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions.
We live in strange times. We have the privilege and the ability to find products from all over the world and to know and care about where and how they are made. Such abundance can be a blessing and a curse. We want to choose the very best items for ourselves and for the planet, but it can be hard to sort through the overload of information.
This is why it’s a relief to come upon companies like prAna, dedicated to sustainable, mindful clothing that is still fashionable and comfortable. prAna offers organic, hemp, sustainable, and fair trade items so that you can feel secure in the knowledge that your dollars are going towards a positive goal. In fact, they make the kind of clothes that you can toss on in the morning, knowing they will keep you stylish and relaxed no matter where the adventures of the day take you.
I received the Stacia Sweater in the gorgeous Harbor Blue color and the Crossing Cord pant in black. I feel like this outfit is just the perfect thing for a crisp fall or mild winter day. I like how their clothes arrive prettily yet simply presented, rolled and tied with raffia.
The sweater is ultra soft 100% organic cotton. It has a subtle diamond pattern on the front and a relaxed shape. The pants are 98% organic cotton, with just a touch of stretch to help them fit your every move. The corduroy texture is basically my favorite reason cold weather exists- so I can wear clothes like this!
For me, the colder months mean a huge crush of busyness- short, dark days when I rush to fit in work and exercise followed by evenings full of social engagements. I feel like this outfit is perfect to dive into in the morning, and with just a few accessory changes it can take me all through my day.
For the early hours, I’d slip on a pair of sneakers, a light jacket and a slouchy toboggan for an energizing morning walk out in the bracing air. I might change into slightly dressier but still sensible shoes for hours of working and concentrating. I think a cute high ponytail and minimal, natural makeup would suit this perfectly.
I also think this would be easy to really jazz up for a casual yet pretty nighttime look. Here I’ve added a shimmering jeweled cuff, a sequined handbag and a sparkling nailpolish. Take down the hair, add a bit more mascara and a darker lipgloss. A cute high heeled boot would finish off the look, bringing it to a whole new level.
prAna prioritizes to giving back to communities all over the world: http://www.prana.com/about-us/giving-back.html and would make a perfect place to purchase all of your holiday gifts for like-minded friends.