Style File /// Breathe Deeply with prAna AND A GIVEAWAY!

Friends! I’ve had the absolute best time working with prAna recently! Here’s the rundown of their awesomeness …

A few weeks ago I visited their store in Portland. It’s in the darling NW 23rd area called the Alphabet District and is full of quaint shops and delicious restaurants. We (my Mom, the littles and I) paid homage to Salt & Straw and then made our way to prAna to take a peek at the Fall collection.

This sounds like the perfect afternoon, right? Hangin’ with my ma, ice cream, shopping, showing off Portland to the kiddos. But no, I somehow timed all the fun of our day during nap time. Sooooo, emotion explosion time 2,000. 

Jem and Max combusted in all their glory while the sweet gal at prAna tried to cool their jets with some licorice. Amidst her snot and tears over my phone dying (read, my only hope at quiet in the dressing room) Jemma declared that “wickorish is weally, weally yummy”. Yes, my dear, it is. Just please don’t touch mama’s clothes.

While at prAna I fell in love with this and this

Okay, and this and this and ohmygoodness, this too.

But more than their clothing I love their heart. prAna is a company focused on sustainability, quality, and immeasurable ethics. They go above and beyond in all they do; in all they create. And have from the very beginning

prAna often says, “a brand should give much more than it takes from the world“. And they do! I experienced this first hand when their Portland employees reached out to cheer up my non-napping children. I saw this in their 100% recyclable shipping materials. I read about it in their commitment to sustainability and their forward thinking as they pioneered Fair Trade Certified apparel. Perhaps, most impressive, I’ve felt it in the quality of their products.

Here’s where things get exciting for you … this jacket, the Martina jacket, is the star of my Fall wardrobe. It’s classic, comfortable, and both water and wrinkle resistant. Plus, BEAUTIFUL! 
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sunglasses, Kate Spade via Nordstrom | Martina Jacket, c/o prAna | jeans, American Eagle | boots, Fossil via Macys | diaper bag purse, c/o Lily Jade (my review over at Baby Gizmo)

Seeing how fabulous prAna is – you guessed it … you could win a Martina jacket for yourself in your choice of sand, plum red or black!

Enter below, visit the prAna website and give it some Pinterest love and share the giveaway with your friends. Supporting companies that are actively working to make our world a better place is our responsibility. So, when the time comes to invest in new clothing – check out your favorite shop’s score here to see how they rate behind the scenes. There is so much more to fashion than what we see in the storefronts! You’ll be happy to see prAna is in the very top with an A-!

I’ll email and announce the winner on October 5th, my birthday :)

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Although I received complimentary pieces from prAna, they didn’t ask me to share about them. After one too many less than ethical correspondences with various other companies, I couldn’t help but shout prAna’s story from the roof tops. They are doing good, they are doing marvelous things. And all while producing beautiful, top quality apparel. Thank you prAna, I only hope that you inspire many more companies to follow in your footsteps.

Joining in with What I Wore over at The Pleated Poppy today too!
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  1. Mai Tran says

    No country limitation in Terms and Conditions means this giveaway is international.

    • Gretchen says

      You’re right! Sorry it took me bit to respond … I got locked out of my commenting plugin :/

  2. Mai Tran says

    Coco dress is definitely my favorite.

  3. lesley says

    I just adore the Holly Dress in Black.

  4. Alisha Topete says

    I'm lovin this jacket! Would be great to add it to my collection. Gotta have a lot here in chilly MN!

  5. Natalie S says

    Also adore the Emerson Sweater! So ready for the Fall weather!

  6. Kattie Jones says

    Love the julz wrap!

  7. Raychel Mueller says

    That jacket is totally my favorite!

  8. Melissa Moore says

    I love the Mariska jacket!

  9. ruthyanntaylor says

    this jacket is amazing!! love it!!!

  10. says

    oh how can I decide! The Lucia Sweater, or maybe the Mena Sweater or the Kasey Hoodie! Love it all!

  11. Marta K says

    Just wanted to check that not being refered any specific country if this is open internationally.
    Thank you!

  12. Amanda says

    OOOOO I like the Martina in black!

  13. jessi says

    Love, love, love this jacket!! It's so perfect for a PNW fall:) My fave prAna items are their summer dresses – the Holly dress is super comfortable for hiking or for a date night!

    • Gretchen says

      It screams Fall, right?

  14. Jamie says

    I love the Bridget lined Jacket

  15. Elisa says

    I like the Eliza jacket. Have been looking for a new jacket, don't have one at all. Would LOVE to win. Thanks!

  16. Jessica B says

    This jacket is adorable. And we love licorice too ;)

  17. Sarah Hayes says

    i like the georgia wrap. this jacket is really great too.

  18. says

    So cute, I could use a nice light coat for Fall!

  19. anna says

    Love this Martina Jacket!

  20. Leah says

    Oh my! I need this jacket! Pick me pick ME!

  21. Kelsey Ellis says

    LOVE this jacket!!

  22. says

    Oh this Martina jacket is so amazing!! definitely my favorite fall piece! Love that you are taking steps towards sustainability and responsibility with your clothing as well as your accessories! You know I love me some Noonday Collection too! ;)

    • Gretchen says

      You know it, girl! You’ve totally inspired me to be more aware of my purchases! xoxo

      This last week I passed up the Old Navy clearance jewelry knowing that I’d rather invest in one, beautiful, honorable Noonday piece rather than collecting chintzy pieces!

      • says

        That makes my heart swell!! It is definitely an ongoing process. I still catch myself getting caught up in the consumerism cycle. Its SO HARD. But we’re only human and just do the best we can! <3

  23. Kathy says

    Pick me….. Pretty please:)

  24. Alexis says

    Love jackets and would love to add this to my collection.

  25. thecoffeebreakdiary says

    I love the Monica Sweater Dress

  26. carrie m says

    I like the jacket best. After that, I'd love the Fiesta Belt. Very colorful and fun.

  27. Tanya says

    I love the Mariska Jacket. So cute!

  28. says

    The Mena sweater looks amazing! But that COAT you have though! So awesome!! Would LOVE that!!

  29. emily chandler says

    I like the lucia sweater!

  30. Katie McDonald says

    This jacket is screaming KATIEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

    • Gretchen says

      Bahaha! Best comment :)

  31. Chelsie says

    I love love the Juliana Sweater!

  32. Christy Peeples DuBois says

    Gosh, I could never pick just one favorite because I like so many pieces. So I am naming one piece that I would probably get the most wear out of which is the Zoe Henley Top. I love the sweaters and hoodies but I am so hot natured and Mississippi is rather mild, most of the time anyway that I couldn’t wear one of the sweaters unless it was literally freezing. Thanks so much for this opportunity.

  33. Bri says

    Tons of cute pieces! I have to admit, I would totally pair the julz hoodie or burnout wrap with the misty leggings and LIVE in them :)

  34. Sara says

    You’ve just added yet another shop to visit when we go to Portland!

  35. Stef says

    I really like the alicia jacket/sweater. Would be super cute with jeans or yoga pants

  36. Andrea Troutman says

    I love this jacket that you're wearing in the photos!

  37. Ashley says

    I am loving the jacket you’re wearing!!

  38. Ellen Casper says

    Love the Meryl Sweater Dress

  39. arena thompson says

    I love the Mariska jacket as well :)

  40. says

    This is so exciting! You are darling and I love the jacket! So cute!

  41. Ashley Roberts says

    Such an adorable jacket! Perfect for Fall!

  42. Priscilla S. says

    I like the Sarafina Dress in Gravel.

  43. Amy M. C. says

    I love the Rhonda Duster! Thanks!

  44. Sarah says

    I love the CeCe dress

  45. says

    I absolutely love the Marisa jacket, I’ve been looking everywhere for one just like it!

  46. Holly C. says

    love the Randa Jacket

  47. Ashley C says

    I love the Nadia Long Sleeve Dress!


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  49. Linda Bradshaw says

    Bette Jacket would be what I would choose first. I need a jacket for this winter.

  50. Chelsey says

    I love the jacket for this giveaway, but I also love the Sephra Jacket!

  51. Kristi C says

    My favorite is the Sulia top in raisin.

  52. Cynthia C says

    I like the Georgia Wrap in Charcoal.

  53. Diana Bockheim says

    Great jacket!

  54. Diana Bockheim says

    The jacket is my favorite.

  55. Tarah says

    I really like the Lily Jacket

  56. Meghan Malicoat says

    I love the Meryl Sweater Dress, it is beautiful.

  57. joni says

    I love the Cece Dress.

  58. Mary Clements says

    i love the emmerson!

  59. Michelle D says

    Love the Nanette dress!

  60. says

    I love the Bridget Lined Shirt in both Scarlet and Jade!

  61. Karen Drake says

    I love the Bhakti Weekender Bag.

  62. joe gersch says

    i love the Diva Long Jacket

  63. robyn paris says

    i really love the eleanor sweater from PRANA

  64. JL Reed says

    I do love the Milly jacket from Prana, especially with it’s feminine stitching in the back. However, I think my favorite item from Prana is the bright Lyra Jackets. The paprika color is gorgeous.

  65. Tara Woods says

    My favorite piece is the Lucia Sweater in the color sahara.

  66. tina reynolds says

    My favorite is the Rhonda Duster

  67. Diane Baum says

    My fave is the Holly dress.

  68. Leslie Davis says

    Love the Jenni Skirt

  69. Melissa Stover says

    I am loving the Shelby Poncho Sweater in either pink or grey!! Thanks for the chance :)

  70. Lisa Garner says

    I love the Juliana Sweater!

  71. Samantha Erb says

    I love their Georgia Wrap in the color Winter!

  72. Kelly Greenwood says

    My favorite piece is the Nanette Dress in Grapevine. Very pretty!

  73. Candie L says

    I like the Chelsea top. Thank you

  74. Laurie Emerson says

    I love the Diva Jacket in Dragonfly.

  75. Chris Noe says

    I like the Bianca top.