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Sustainable Clothing from prAna that is Fashion Forward, too

Depending on where you are in the country, it would seem that spring and summer may never arrive.  Here in Wisconsin, we are experiencing what many forecasters are lovingly referring to as “the polar vortex”.  With temperatures well below zero, it is hard to think about spring, but I find for my sanity, I need to do just that!  In an unusual twist of events, I lost weight over this long winter and have been in need of some new spring and summer clothes, so I was excited to work with prAna because I could find new fashionable, sustainable clothing for myself, but also work with a company that believes in sustainability, giving back and green living.  I received an outfit from prAna in exchange for my honest opinion.

prAna sustainable clothing

What did I think?

I am absolutely in awe of how the prAna brand works – they use organic cotton, recycled materials and natural fibers to create beautiful and unique textiles that not only look great, but also function well, too.  Their focus on using green manufacturing processes flows through from beginning to end and the end result of sustainable clothing and products is amazing, eco-friendly and something that every other clothing company should strive to achieve.  Their use of bold prints mixed with more neutral tones will draw you and have you asking for more. 

pRana Spring Outfit

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Be Fashionable & Functional with this Epiphanie Camera Bag!

A couple of years ago, hubby got me a DSLR for my birthday.  I will tell you – two years later and I am still 75% clueless on all of the things that it can do, but I still love it!  My goal for 2014 includes learning how to better use my camera and to take it more places so I can get better pictures.  The roadblock to that is, hauling it!  Anyone who owns a DSLR knows that when you go somewhere, you end up hauling around a huge and ugly camera bag in addition to all of your other bags so that you can have your camera, your main lens, specialty lenses and so many other accessories.  I have run the gauntlet of bags and have a small pile of camera bags that I have tried, used and hated.  They all hold my camera – but that is about it.  There is the mini-backpack style, the fanny pack style (yikes!), the “this screams I am just a camera bag” style and many others that I am sure you would recognize.  While all along, all I wanted was a way to carry my camera with my day-to-day without making it an event or wrapping my expensive camera in miscellaneous items to protect it in my purse.  The creator of Epiphanie Bags also had that same struggle and set out to create a line of stylish and functional camera bags!  I received a camera bag in exchange for my honest opinion.

Epiphanie Storage Bag

What did I think?

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