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Nau Clothing Holiday Pop-Up Grand Opening in NYC

Is it too early to think about the holiday gifting season? We don’t think so, especially when the items we’re highlighting today are essential to the cold temperatures and wet weather we’ve been experiencing this fall. We had the pleasure of being introduced to the refined Fall/Winter collection from Portland-based apparel brand, Nau Clothing (pronounced now). The event was to celebrate the return of Nau Clothing to the East Coast and the opening of their New York pop-up shop.

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Founded in 2007, the Nau Clothing fashion label creates premium apparel for men and women that blend technical performance and modern design, crafted from sustainably sourced materials. The sustainable fashion brand, whose name means “Welcome”, offers rain jackets, insulated and recycled down jackets, trench coats, dresses, shirts, pants, and skirts. The fall/winter collection boasts sustainable basics and outerwear essentials. Some of our favorites include incredibly soft and cozy alpaca cardigans, structured Merino wool jackets, warm and travel-friendly down pullovers, modern and ultra-soft down stoles, moisture wicking and thermal regulating pants, comfortable, easy wool dresses, and much, much more.

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We love the design aesthetic and silhouettes from Nau Clothing because of its versatility, its classic looks, and its ease of travel anywhere pieces. Pieces from the Nau Clothing collection will last you multiple seasons for many years without losing its innate style. It’s no surprise to know these pieces will seamlessly take you from season to season, year to year. Many items will easily become favorites you’ll be pulling out of your closet to wear time after time.

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The event’s music was provided by Kristin Kontrol, the newest musical endeavor from Kristin Welchez of Dum Dum Girls, while Megan Morrison, fashion illustrator from TravelWriteDraw, captured guests sporting their Nau favorites with custom artwork. Guests also enjoyed complimentary farm-to-table bites and craft beer and wine from Oregon-based Ninkasi Brewing Company and Union Wine Company.

The Nau Clothing pop-up shop is located at 262 Mott Street in New York. Hours are Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. For more information, call (212) 334-3343.

Final Two Photos by MJ Romero-Clark

Enjoy the Rain with the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection

The fall season means layering up, which equals more clothes; always a plus in our book. The fall season also means cold, rainy days, and having a prepared wardrobe is a must. When we think of cold, rainy day women’s fashion, we can’t help but think about Joules Clothing. What better fashion brand than the one known for their amazing rain collection and wellies to get us prepared for the wetter, cooler season. Today we share what we love from the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection, all of which are available now.

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All you have to do is look outside your window to see the current downpour we’re experiencing. In other words, it’s the perfect time for a cool raincoat and matching rain boots, and playful tops, and there are many to love from the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection. Get ready for functional, stylish 100% waterproof rainwear that will have you praying for rainy days. The Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection features raincoats in lots of cool, fun prints (we’re totally in love with the Raina Printed Waterproof Coat) and vibrant colors. Don’t worry the collection has traditional, solid colors for those of you who prefer understated tones, but we prefer the eye-catching options.

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Of course, Joules offers more than just raincoats. One of our favorite pieces from the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection is the chic Contessa Tweed Cape featured above. This statement wool piece is not only wonderfully stylish, it’s also quite practical for the season. We love when the marriage of function and fashion result in such beautiful pieces.

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For more practical yet stylish fashion options, Joules literally has you covered. The fall season is sweater weather and as you ladies can see, there are adorable sweater options in the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection. Their sweaters, cardigans, and sweatshirts are made for warmth, style, and comfort. We adore the Joules merino wool sweaters featuring oh-so-cute animals (how adorable are the puppies and keep an eye out for the owl on the Marsha sweater), and of course, we’re mad for the printed tops and shirts. The classic shirt silhouette goes bold with large florals and subtle with tiny prints as seen in the Charlotte Fox and Pheasant Pop-Over Shirt.

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Just like their tops, Joules has flattering dresses boasting hand-drawn prints in fabrics that feel just as good as they look. We love the modern details on the Cynthie Woven Dress (middle image directly above), and the pull-on, wear-anywhere Daylia Printed Dress (shown above in stripes, and stenciled floral).

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Last but certainly not least, we can’t talk about the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection without highlighting their amazing Wellies, many of which coordinate with their raincoats and umbrellas. To choose a favorite print is a futile attempt as they have many to-die-for print options. The Wellies range features florals, stars, stripes, solids, animals, polka dots, and much more in short, mid-high, and tall rain boots. There’s literally a rain boot for everyone. As our title says you really will enjoy the rain with the offerings from the Joules 2016 Fall Winter Collection. We’ve shared our favorites from the brand from this season, what are yours?

Must-Have Fashion from the Belldini 2016 Fall-Holiday Collection

It’s the season of cozy sweaters and chic knits. Welcome to the fall season, and the stylish fashion offerings from the Belldini 2016 Fall-Holiday Collection. Just as the leaves change, so must your wardrobe. Not familiar with the fashion brand? The LA-based Belldini offers a variety of women’s sweaters, cardigans, knits, leggings and more in both standard and plus sizes. The Belldini 2016 Fall-Holiday Collection is teeming with the season’s hottest, must-have trends – Colorblocking, Black and Silver, Menswear-Inspired Silhouettes, and Metallic Accents.

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Popular pieces from the Belldini 2016 Fall-Holiday Collection include the Carla Colorblock Mock Neck Cardigan (also available in plus size), a long sleeve dual colored cardigan with dazzling black studs and rhinestone zipper; the plush Faux-fur Vest with knit back that’s perfect for layering over any top, sweater, or jacket; the menswear-inspired Plaid Coatigan, a coat cardigan hybrid with detachable black faux fur collar, and our favorite item, the Belldini Nikki Duster, a long sleeved, frayed open duster with fringe at bottom hem. Another favorite, which sadly isn’t available yet is the Contrast Color Double Knit Draped Open Cardigan, an elegant black cardigan with contrasting red, ivory, or cobalt trim. Key details from the collection include round grommets, studs, and rhinestones, lacing, cutouts, and asymmetrical hemlines.

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The great style options are not the only wonderful things from Belldini. The contemporary fashion label’s plus size offerings (the size range goes up to 3X) are just as chic and fashionable as the looks from their standard sizes. Take for instance the below Ombre Lurex Cold-Shoulder Pullover with contrasting front shadow stripes. The cold shoulder trend is still a hot one and you’ll find many options of this trend throughout the Belldini 2016 Fall-Holiday Collection.

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Plus size fashionistas will also love the Laura Draped Cardigan with sequin yard edge and matching tank top, and the Lurex Crossover Cowl Neck Pullover featuring grommet details on the hem and sleeve cuffs.

There’s so much more to love from the Belldini 2016 Fall-Holiday Collection, we advise to to visit www.belldini.com and get acquainted with the fashion brand.