Fall Trend: Beanies and Booties

By: Alicia Fischer, Communications @ Our Hands For Hope

Fall is usually a time for long, comfy sweaters and tall, knee-high boots. But this upcoming season is shortening things up with beanies and booties reigning over the runway.

The 2013 Fall New York Fashion Week (NYFW) had designers ranging from BCBG to Tommy Hilfiger featuring styles including beanies of all colors and sizes.

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[BCBG, DKNY, Tracy Reese]

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You can recreate these styles with our Cusco, Mirna, and Rosemary knit beanies that range from floppy and loose-fit to snug.

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Our Hands for Hope ‘Rosemary’ Knit Beanie, Rebecca Minkoff ‘M.A.B’ Tote,
Cole Haan ‘Cassidy’ Bootie, BB Dakota Amber Ombre Coat, H&M Dress

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Topshop Harem Pant, Rafaella BlouseOur Hands for Hope ‘Cusco’ Beanie, Coach Tote,
UO Necklace, UO BraceletDV by Dolce Vita Boot

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Free People Plaid Maxi Skirt, Cheap Monday Vitals Denim Jacket, H&M Basic Tank,
Anthropologie Booties, Our Hands for Hope ‘Mirna’ Beanie, Steve Madden Backpack

Behind the Essence of NapaStyle

By: Alicia Fischer, Communications @ Our Hands For Hope

A few weeks ago the team was excited to get a special invitation from NapaStyle
to be featured in their September catalog.

NapaStyle is a store based out of Yountville dedicated to showcasing the essence of Napa Valley and the uniqueness of living in wine country. It is brought to life by the mind and culinary mastery of Chef Michael Chiarello whose cooking revolves around the simplicity of wine country living. NapaStyle features items from food to cooking accessories and decor that encompass what it means to live in Napa Valley, and we are thrilled to be included as one of those items!

With harvest happening around the valley, these knits and colors pair perfectly for the long, increasingly cooler nights that lay ahead as we celebrate the 2013 harvest season.

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Here is a behind-the-scenes look at our NapaStyle shoot featuring model Courtney Erin Pierce wearing our Anita Snood, Emelda Scarf, Felicity Wrap, and Cusco Beanie.

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Check out NapaStyle to see some of their amazing products, including a few
from Our Hands for Hope!

How to wear a Summer dress in the Fall

By: Cinthya Rubio, Marketing Director @ Our Hands For Hope

It’s that time of year again when the transition from hot summer days of drinking a mojito at the beach are quickly ending, and chilly evenings sitting around a fire pit sipping on an Oktoberfest beer are just around the corner. The thought of having to buy a whole new wardrobe for the change of season excites and daunts many, but knowing how to use a fun summer dress as a fall item will take your fashion sense to another level!

Nothing screams fall fashion more than boots and knits, well maybe flannel but we’ll leave that for another conversation. I love knee high riding boots but it seems like everyone is following that trend, but there are other options people! I always incline for that subtle rocker look without looking like I’m trying to resuscitate bands like “Guns N’ Roses”, so I paired up my dress with some awesome Dr. Martens boots. Now wearing a dress during the fall or winter is torture when your legs  and arms are exposed to the chill of the wind so look for some opaque tights to protect your oh so beautiful legs, and a sweater that won’t add unneeded bulk but that will complement the shape of the dress you are wearing. Now the fun part is accessorizing! I am a fan of hats and Our Hands For Hope has the cutest hand knit hat EVER! I added their Rosemary hat to this look to match up with the boots, sprinkling some statement jewelry pieces like this brass cuff, gold rush necklace from Noonday Collection, and some Griffin Sunglasses give my look just the right amount of pizzazz.

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Nautical Knits by the Bay

By: Alicia Fischer, Communications @ Our Hands For Hope

This summer marks America’s Cup in San Francisco.
With the city in full force supporting the art of sailing, Our Hands for Hope has been nautically inspired for this season’s knits.

Check out our new nautical knits that are perfect for a weekend getaway at sea or simply sitting watch as the ships set sail.

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