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Eco-Tique's Fall Eco-Friendly Clothing Essentials


Sometimes I find myself in quite a rut- focusing on the negative aspects of my life rather than the positive. The past year of my life however, has been quite incredible (and I need to remind myself that.) Jobs have fallen in my lap and people have been placed in my path for a reason. And at times, when I get muddled down by negative thoughts I have to remind myself of the opportunities I’ve been so gracefully handed. Which quite a few, wouldn’t have happened without my main source of income.

My full time job (amongst many small ones) has been working at the eco-friendly fashion boutique, Eco-Tique, in St. Paul, MN. During the past year working here, I have had the wonderful opportunity of meeting Terri Bly, owner of The Nature of Beauty, and being able to work not only for Eco-Tique but her company as well. So today, I give a shout out to Eco-Tique’s top fall must haves which can be found at The Nature of Beauty.

Ideo is one of my current favorite brands that Eco-Tique carries. A French Fair Trade company, Ideo continues to create garments that transcend current trends, setting them a part from many other eco-companies.

Ideo Garance DressThe Garance dress is super fun. With corset-like ties up the back, this dress is definitely unique, making my “favorite fall” list.

Garance BackWe’ve searched far and wide for organic leggings that don’t cost an outrageous amount. Ideo has quenched our thirst and ended our search, allowing us to bring our customers affordable leggings. So please, feel free to high five whoever is nearest you at this present moment and let out a little shriek of joy.

Ideo LeggingLooking for a sleek and sexy holiday dress? Kelly B. has created exactly what you’re looking for. The Sage Turtleneck dress is perfect for holiday parties, allowing just enough skin to show and hug your curves while looking unbelievably classy. In a recent fashion show, our model sporting this dress, received the most cheers from the crowd. I suggest sporting it with bright red mini boots to complete the look.

Like the look and feel of UGGS but hate what they’re made of? Check out Simple’s new winter boot. The Toest can be worn folded down (shown here) or worn up for a slouchy look- my personal favorite.

Don’t like what you see above? Don’t get your panties in a bunch! Head on over to The Nature of Beauty to see the rest of Eco-Tique’s Fall Essentials!

Images Credit: Ideo, Simple, Kelly B. Couture

Written by Emily Konkler

Born in a small town in southern Minnesota, which didn’t quite fit her fancy, Emily headed for New York City soon after high school. While living in New York City, Emily's keen fashion sense was harnessed, transforming from a hobby to a quintessential passion. Emily has been involved with the fashion industry in numerous aspects including modeling, styling and managing runway shows.

Emily lives with her boyfriend Matthew and her overweight cat, Sisu, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She enjoys painting without talent, reading into the wee hours of the morning, rubbing Sisu behind her ears, sewing on her new machine, eating curry and naan whenever possible, wearing boots all year round, spending good ol’ quality time with her friends, drowning in organic cotton and giggling with her boyfriend.

Currently, Emily is a fashion design student and works at The Nature of Beauty-an organic beauty oasis, where her love for everything organic has flourished and taken her heart by storm. Follow her on Twitter @thekonks.

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