My Style is… Effortless

Shop the Look

After the Harvest Comes the Chill

By Alicia Fischer, Communications Director

Harvest in the valley is a wonderful time of year. People come together to pick their crops, press the grapes, and reap the benefits of the year’s production. The air is filled with a hint of vinegar as the new grapes ferment, and workers, families, and friends come together to celebrate another successful season.

Depending on what you’re going for, harvest time can range from September until November. In Napa Valley, harvest time is usually warm, with the sun setting earlier and clinging to the last days of summer before things start to cool down. After the harvest comes the chill, and this year we are fully prepared for when the fog rolls in and blankets the vines in its soft, dewy mist.

Sounds like it’s time to bundle up and get cozy! Check out our knits that are perfect for snuggling into winter. Bring on the cold!

ANDIESHOOT-9

ANDIESHOOT-1

ANDIESHOOT-4

ANDIESHOOT-14

ANDIESHOOT-5

ANDIESHOOT-7

ANDIESHOOT-6ANDIESHOOT-15

Fall Fashion in an Indian Summer

By: Alicia Fischer, Communications @ Our Hands For Hope

California is known for its great weather and incredible outdoors. Here in Northern California, our story is a little different. While the sun definitely heats things up in the Napa Valley, our friends directly south in San Francisco aren’t so lucky.

Thankfully, San Franciscans are finally experiencing their Indian Summer. As the rest of the country starts to get into fall, San Fran is extending summer just a little bit longer with some fun in the sun.

Here’s an ode to knits in an Indian Summer. While the rest of the country begins to bundle up, you can still rock a beanie and some boots as the sun shines through fall.

BEANIEBOOTS-3

BEANIEBOOTS-4

BEANIEBOOTS-5

BEANIEBOOTS-7

BEANIEBOOTS-14

BEANIEBOOTS-6

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.

BEANIEBOOTS-1

[BCBG, DKNY, Tracy Reese]

BEANIEBOOTS-2[Rebecca Minkoff, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger]

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

BEANIEBOOTS-9

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

BEANIEBOOTS-10

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

BEANITEBOOTS-11

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