How We Really Feel About Sales

How We Really Feel About Sales

With the start of the holiday season, and especially the upcoming BFCM weekend, there's been a lot of buzz around the topic of sales. As a brand that chooses to have annual sales, we wanted to take this chance to share a bit of our perspective on the topic. 

Here's how we honestly feel about this increasingly controversial subject...

November 27, 2019
How to Care for Your Apparel

How to Care for Your Apparel

You've found some great new basics, and you want to make them last forever. While we can't quite promise you forever, we can promise that caring for your clothing properly will drastically increase the lifespan of your new favourite items. Day after day we put our clothes through a lot, so we've compiled some common questions, essential info, and our best tips to help prolong the lifespan of your clothes.

November 13, 2019
Feature: The Crofton Button Up

Feature: The Crofton Button Up

Button-ups and busty chests — the two have never seemed to really get along. We've heard the woes of busty women ring through our shop, and in comments online, over and over again throughout the years. All too familiar with this problem herself, it was Julia's personal mission to design a shirt that she could button up over her bust without any gaping. And folks; we finally did it. 

October 22, 2019
7 slow fashion purchases, as a size 16 woman, I have not lived to regret!

7 slow fashion purchases, as a size 16 woman, I have not lived to regret!

Fall is upon us, which means our closets are turning over a new leaf as well. Depending on your size, budget, and style, some might find it a bit of challenge to build a collection of slow fashion go to's and necessities. As a woman who exists in that weird world between straight & plus sizing (somewhere amidst a size 16/18), I figured I'd hop on the blog with some of my no-regret wardrobe suggestions to hopefully help a girl or two out!

September 30, 2019
A Vancouverite's Top 5 Palm Springs Picks

A Vancouverite's Top 5 Palm Springs Picks

Leave it to us to vacate Vancouver for warmer weather in Palm Springs, California, right when the sun was starting to come out! But we just had to put our new Nettle's Tale swimsuits to work! Here's our list of "must do's"... 
May 14, 2019
5 SPRING STYLE TIPS FOR EVERYONE “IN BETWEEN”

5 SPRING STYLE TIPS FOR EVERYONE “IN BETWEEN”

Sometimes you find yourself fitting in both 'regular' and 'plus' sized clothing, and that can make shopping an absolute nightmare. You go into a store with a hopeful attitude and you come out feeling less than. 

I believe there is absolutely no reason to choose not to wear something that you want to wear based on what the 'rules' are. Confidence is key and you can wear whatever the heck makes you feel good. That being said, here are some tips that work for me! 

April 16, 2018
End of January & Second-Shot Resolutions

End of January & Second-Shot Resolutions

Chances are, your New Year’s resolutions have already fallen through. We’ll let you have a moment of defeat. But no longer. Because, it's time to give your resolutions a second shot. 

Here’s a few takeaways we want to share to help you get re-inspired, re-motivation, and back on top of whatever it is you want to take on this year!

January 23, 2018
Hey! You looked great in 2017

Hey! You looked great in 2017

Last year was a big year for Nettle’s Tale. We opened the Nettle’s Tale flagship shop in Gastown (how was that only this year?!). 


But aside from all of that, it’s you guys who stole the show in 2017. Thanks for being friends, followers, and for looking so g-dang good all year. We’re just lucky to come along for a bit of the ride. So before you take on 2018, take a sneak peek at last year.

January 05, 2018
Giving Tuesday & the 10% Club

Giving Tuesday & the 10% Club

Giving Tuesday is about supporting nonprofits with the same enthusiasm that we use to scoop up early Christmas presents and discount deals on Black Friday (or speed-click sale pages on Cyber Monday!). 

For this year’s Giving Tuesday, we wanted to talk about the suit—and its charity—that started it all. Julia, the Julia suit, and the accessible water organization ACTS.

November 27, 2017
REAL TALK WITH JULIA KOCHUK

REAL TALK WITH JULIA KOCHUK

Saying I do to My Body

This past October, I got married. I did it up pretty big, too. A big, white, cupcake dress, two hundred guests from near and far. Nine months of preparations, crafting, and DIY-ing whipped by in a pleasure-filled blur of prosecco, friends faces, and silk organza. And now Im a Mrs, living with a Mr. in a new apartment.

November 21, 2017
ADVENTURES: SUMMER SEND-OFF SAILING TRIP

ADVENTURES: SUMMER SEND-OFF SAILING TRIP

This years summer send-off was perfection. We got together a gang of pals for an unconventional girls trip aboard The Porpoise, and spent five days island-hopping the Georgia Strait. 

If this sounds like an absolute dream, it was. Come relive the journey with us.

November 09, 2017
REAL TALK WITH JULIA CHURCH (FOUNDER)

REAL TALK WITH JULIA CHURCH (FOUNDER)

I wanted to start a place on the blog where we hear from everyday women of all ages, sizes and walks of life regarding body diversity, struggles, confidence and the pressures of womanhood. I want to hear these stories because they remind me that I am not alone in my thoughts and my shame and I am sure they will bring the same sense of comfort and community for many of our followers as well.

Today you will hear from me, because in order to ask vulnerability of others we must first share ourselves.

October 20, 2017