Summer Collection Launch

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As we briefly touched on in our last email, sticking to a routine and our regular schedule has been key to maintaining normalcy for the HDH team. With this said, we decided to go ahead with the release of our Summer Collection! We worked super hard to design each piece, making decisions along the way including fabric changes, color swaps, and alterations to make it the most comfortable, flattering, and size-inclusive collection possible. 

As a thank you to all of you for your patience and support through this wild journey, we are offering 10% off today’s new Collection along with our recent Spring Collection. Simply enter code ‘Summer10’ at checkout.

New Pieces:
1. Short Shorts (XS – Plus 4)
2. Square Neck Button-Up Top (XS/S – Plus 3/4)
3. Long Sleeve Romper (XS – Plus 4)
4. Short Tiered Dress (XS/S – Plus 3/4)
5. Gathered Midi Dress (XS/S – Plus 3/4)
6. Square Neck Midi Dress (XS/S – Plus 3/4)
7. Collared Button-Up Midi Dress (XS/S – Plus 3/4)
8. Collared Button-Up Top (XS/S – Plus 3/4)

In all honesty, it’s been so moving to see all of the orders being placed, whether it be full-priced items, our face masks, or even gift certificates (which are always still available here!) We understand that purchasing full-priced items is not possible for everyone right now, so to see our customers support us however they can means a lot, even it it’s a quick shout-out or message on Instagram.

If you would like to participate in our #OOTDistancing challenge to win a $500 HDH gift card, share a photo of yourself in your HDH while social distancing, tag @hackwithdesign, and use the hashtag #OOTDistancing! We will choose one lucky winner! No set end date yet, but follow along on Instagram for any additional updates!

Summer Collection Sneak Peek

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If there are two things we’ve learned so far on how to get through such unstable times, it’s to continue creating and to follow through with a schedule and routine, even if it’s not perfect.  With that said, we have decided to continue with our upcoming summer collection launch! We found so much joy in designing and creating this collection, and are hoping it’ll spark a little happiness and anticipation among our customers! Maybe a pair of comfy shorts to look forward to in the mail, or a linen dress that brings hope for the next brunch you’ll be able to go to. We won’t be launching the collection until Monday, 4/13, but until then, enjoy a sneak peek of what you can expect!

In other news, we have been subcontracted to make masks for the MN Department of Health. This means we are able to re-open the studio, focusing on making more masks and shipping your orders out! Thank you all for your patience and support as we are regularly making updates. 


Erin’s Favorite Maternity & Nursing-Friendly HDH Pieces!

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Now is a bit of a scary time for new moms and moms-to-be out there (and everyone really, but the hormones seem to be amplifying it, am I right?).  I hope you’re all finding ways to relax.  For me, it’s been cleaning out my closet!  I like taking the time to put outfits together and seeing what I can mix-and-match.  Versatility has always been important to me, so I look for pieces I can wear again and again.  When I got pregnant last year, I was really worried about being able to find clothing that fit my growing body that would also be versatile enough to be worn again after my baby was born.  I didn’t want to spend money on something so short term.  Luckily, Lisa had my back, and so much of what I’ve been wearing during this time in my life, I’m keeping post-pregnancy and nursing!  Check out some of my favorite styles that I wore versions of during my pregnancy last year, along with the styles I’m wearing now that my baby is here and hungry ALL THE TIME 🙂

– Erin, Director of Operations


Erin’s Favorite Maternity-Friendly HDH Pieces! 

The Maternity-Friendly Roundup
1. HDH Basics: Reversible Tank Jumper
2. HDH Basics: Easy Jacket
3. Long Sleeve Tiered Dress
4. HDH Basics: Reversible Wrap Dress

Take a look at these maternity-friendly HDH pieces! Our HDH Basics: Reversible Tank Jumper is made from a stretchier ribbed material that has more give and works well with a growing belly. The HDH Basics: Easy Jacket can be worn over a belly of any size and quickly elevates any outfit. Our Long Sleeve Tiered Dress and HDH Basics: Reversible Wrap Dress both have a roomier bodice and skirt that accommodate a changing body and their linen fabrics are guaranteed to keep you feeling cool – so important if you find yourself super pregnant in the summer like I did!  Tie the included sashes a little tighter for a more fitted look post-pregnancy.


Erin’s Favorite Nursing-Friendly HDH Pieces!

The Nursing-Friendly Roundup
1. Ruffle Wrap Dress
2. Button-Up Ruffle Blouse
3. HDH Basics: Short Sleeve Tie Top
4. HDH Basics: Reversible Wrap Jumper

Here are four of my favorite nursing-friendly HDH pieces! Almost all of the selects are wrap-styles, which is practical and creates a flattering v neck.  I love having a jumper that has been nursing friendly while still stylish.  Our Everything Top is another favorite one to wear while nursing (we had too many to include all the photos here).  We also recommend any of our button-up styles such as our new Button-Up Ruffle Blouse (pictured above) or our customer-favorite Short-Sleeve Blouse, which I intend on wearing with the buttons in the back just as soon as I’m done nursing!

Blouses for Every Season!

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Button-Up Ruffle Blouse |  This piece is our fun twist on a classic button-up. We traded out the traditional collar for a gathered scoop collar, and added an elastic cuff at the wrist for a small ruffle detail. These sleeves are easy to push up when needed, without the hassle of buttoning and unbuttoning at the cuffs. We also designed the Button-Up Ruffle Blouse to be a slightly cropped, more boxy fit, but long enough to tuck into a pair of high-waisted pants. With versatility always on the back of our minds, this top was also made to be worn with the buttons in the front or in the back. SHOP HERE.


Short-Sleeve Blouse |  You might recognize our Short-Sleeve Blouse from our last summer collection. It was such a hit, we’re bringing it back in brand new fabrics and colors! Substitute a t-shirt with the Short-Sleeve Blouse for a more elevated, but just as comfortable look! Details to admire in this piece specifically are its little cuffed sleeves and reversible neckline, giving you the option to wear it with the buttons in the front or in the back. SHOP HERE.




New Midi and Maxi-Length Dresses!

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(NEW!) Strappy Button-Up Dress | Simple spaghetti-strap midi dress with buttons down the front and center. Its sleek, straight-across collar compliments the large, but subtle ruffle hem. The spaghetti straps can be adjusted and tied to your own comfort! Shop here.


(NEW!) Long Sleeve Tiered Dress | Long sleeve dress with a v-neck collar, balloon sleeves, and an optional sash for the waist! This dress has two completely different silhouettes depending on if you wear it with the sash or not. Just think, two dresses in one! This style is particularly roomy with a straight bodice and a tiered skirt, and is available in sizes XS/S through +3/4. Shop here!


A Closer Look: Spring Dress Arrivals!

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(NEW!) Ruffle Wrap Dress | A spicy little dress with ruffle details and fun movement that you won’t want to take off! This reversible dress has two neckline options and a ruffle hem, along with a thin tie that accentuates the waist. Available in sizes XS/S through +3/4. Shop here.


(NEW!) Button-Up Maxi Dress | Simple and elegant maxi dress with short, subtle balloon sleeves and a ruffle hem. This dress also includes an optional thin sash to accentuate the waist if desired! We love the idea of being able to layer underneath a sweater when it’s a little chillier out, which will give the look of an easy maxi skirt. Shop here.


(NEW!) Short Button-Up Dress | A fun little long-sleeve dress with a ruffle hem and balloon sleeves. Includes a thin sash that can be worn around the waist. Don’t be fooled by the long sleeves–the Short Button-Up Dress is available in a variety of linens that are guaranteed to keep you cool in the heat! Shop here.

Spring Collection is Here!

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We are trying to push winter aside for now as we release seven brand new styles for spring! This collection features both old and new color options and highlights our love for easy, versatile pieces that work in a variety of settings. We brought ruffles, buttons, and ties to their simplest form to create easy, classic, and beautiful garments that will hopefully remain staples in your closets. All seven pieces are available in both straight and plus sizes, making our Core Collection line the most size-inclusive it has ever been.

Shop NEW Spring here!