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Think back to when you first discovered your favorite hobby – remember that initial passion you felt? That knowledge that you had found something special, something that would inevitably become a part of you. Read more »

marcy -Aug 20, 2014, 3:10PM
looove these ideas. Jana you are insanely beautiful!!!!
Lee @ Modern Granola -Aug 20, 2014, 1:33PM
hey, this is pretty cool. thanks for the easy tips!

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Those last nights of summer where you can feel the golden hours soaking into your soul.  They knock at the wild heart that lies beneath, and you can feel a new adventure settling into your bones.  Pack your bags and take to the road. Bond with the sounds of the old Silverado engine as it tells stories of the unknown.  Find the adventure, chase the light…let the sounds and sights of the final days of a northwest summer prevail. Read more »

Sarah -Aug 20, 2014, 3:37PM
Hazel and Pine these photos are stunning! I've never seen free people look so good! The thought, details and artistry that went into this shoot is incredible. Love the textures, color and most of all the spirit and soul that shines through!
Alexandra -Aug 20, 2014, 1:36PM
The lighting in the field photo is brilliant- the florals are so vibrant in that dress. I also love the flannel shirt layered beneath - that would look so sweet with a pull over gray sweater. Love the bright lips & the scenes with that beautiful blanket. A lot of my fondest summer memories involved blankets like that and the back of pickup trucks. Warm regards, Alexandra

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Imagine a life where days are spent tending to the land on which you live. The food you eat is the food you grew. You get your hands dirty – and it’s always in a dress. Adorable goats, chickens, and rabbits grace you with their presence every day. Beauty is all around, and you never cease to notice it. Read more »

christina -Aug 20, 2014, 1:52PM
so inspirational! - christina
Alexandra -Aug 20, 2014, 1:49PM
This makes me want to run out and grab a progressive farmer boy. I loved the photo of the goat in the flower crown - the most adorable thing I've seen. I love the song "Girl From Impanema." I wonder if her man has Portuguese/Brazilian roots. My Portuguese 86 yo grandfather was raised on a Portuguese farm and still has a huge veggie garden he mans all himself here in the US. Also, adored the point of making a choice to love- such a gem of perspective. Warm regards, Alexandra

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This post is part of our restricted diet series from Beth of Tasty Yummies. Read more »

Jeanatte -Aug 20, 2014, 4:27PM
Wow, this sounds pretty amazing. Looks like I have something to make on the weekend!
jessi -Aug 20, 2014, 2:01PM
yuuuum! definitely gonna try this but might use basil instead!

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We talk a lot about oils here on the Free People blog, and for good reason – they’re amazing for both your external and internal health. Personally, I’m a fan of coconut oil: I cook with it, slather it on my skin, rub it into the ends of my hair, and even add it to my coffee and tea. Read more »

Steph -Aug 20, 2014, 2:18PM
I'll have to try this!!!
Alexandra -Aug 20, 2014, 1:53PM
Pinned! Can't wait to try it out . Thanks! Warm regards, Alexandra

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I’ve always been a hoarder collector by nature. As a child, I had the eye of a magpie, collecting and displaying little things I’d find, but while this habit started out innocently enough, lately I’ve felt the need to simplify. Read more »

Bele @ BlahBlah -Aug 20, 2014, 1:45AM
Best post on de-cluttering, I also have an ambivalent relationship with purging. Part of my problem is that a lot of the thing I love are things that someone didn't think to throw out, like my grandfather's bakerlite phone. However, it occurred to me that these things were always useful until they became beautiful (to me) and so it's okay to treasure my treasures and discard the rest x
Cara -Aug 20, 2014, 1:22AM
I can definitely relate to this article. I moved to LA from the east coast about a year ago - before living here I was in Cleveland for school (in my own 4 room apartment) & still had my childhood bedroom at home in Pittsburgh as well. My life was so cluttered that I didn't know what to do with myself. Thrifting is somewhat of an art form in the Cleveland community so over the course of 4 years I collected so many trinkets / blankets / books / dishes / & vases that when I finally graduated & moved home we filled my grandmother's basement completely with boxes. When I finally decided to move to LA, I had to leave all of those items behind (which I eventually went through last summer, getting rid of all things unnecessary) and try to learn how to survive with less space & less stuff. I packed 3 suitcases full of clothes & moved to LA in September - because of couch surfing and terrible roommates I have found myself in 8 different apartments - I have gotten in the (almost insane) habit of ridding things from my life & decluttering because of this nomadic lifestyle (so much so that I couldn't stand living in the last shared apt that I was in because the girl collected so many trinkets that everything was dusty and dirty all of the time - her style was much like mine living in Cleveland) LA has been a blessing in teaching me that less is more & that life is a journey in which having more things only slows you down. I go through my clothes at least once every 2 weeks and get rid of things that I never ever wear. I have gone from having items that were from high school - to refining my wardrobe into things that I wear on a normal basis. It is completely refreshing dropping a trash bag full of clothes into a donation box. Reading this article - I realize that I no longer miss these items - in fact I don't even really remember what I have donated over the past couple of months. I've also rid myself of hoarding trinkets, cute dishes, plates & bowls (something I did in Cleveland), & now stick to only having items necessary for living simply (this includes food!). I find myself breathing deeper & thinking less about the space surrounding me - and more about the ideas I have brewing in my mind.

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Post image for The Pale Pink Nail Tutorial You Need For Fall

The moody, slate-grey days of fall aren’t too far off, lying just beyond the horizon. I’ll be sad to leave this sun-soaked summer behind, but will also be welcoming those cozy, grey afternoons with open arms. Read more »

jessi -Aug 20, 2014, 2:03PM
doing this tonight!
christina -Aug 20, 2014, 1:55PM
so cuuute. - christina

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Post image for Extra Super Overnight Superfood Pudding

If you’re looking for a superfood breakfast, this is your answer. Hands down. Read more »

Shelley -Aug 19, 2014, 5:38PM
Looks healthy and delicious!
Alexandra -Aug 19, 2014, 4:38PM
I'm weary of the chia - but setting the intention of braving it! Warm regards, Alexandra

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I have always been a fan of turtlenecks.  Read more »

Alice -Aug 19, 2014, 11:25PM
Love these looks! I can not wait for fall and sweater season. Aesthetics in Wonder
Alexandra -Aug 19, 2014, 4:41PM
I'd love to rock a sharp black Audrey-esque one this season! Thanks for the inspiration.xo Warm regards, Alexandra

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Music festivals are not always the best venue to fully experience music.  With so many people in one place, the crowd can be overwhelming, and if the artist doesn’t have the right stage presence, they aren’t able to fully captivate the audience and the performance can fall flat.  I definitely did not get to see all of the bands I wanted to see at Outside Lands, but I was able to catch a few performances that really stood out. Here are some of my highlights from Outside Lands 2014! Read more »

Tiffany -Aug 19, 2014, 2:46PM
The best festival ever among the trees and mystical fog. Loved Local Natives as well. Can't wait for next year!
Alison -Aug 19, 2014, 2:10PM
OL is always a blast. I recommend it to everyone every year. This was the first year I as able to bring someone along ( my sister-in-law), to share the love and festivities the park has to offer. We had a blast, she vows to attend every year now! Sorry I missed you there FP, maybe next year Ü. Awesome photos. Do you have many pictures of all the awesome food! That could be a post on its own!! xo

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This post comes from Julia of the blog StylonylonRead more »

Lee @ Modern Granola -Aug 18, 2014, 3:39PM
Looks like so much fun! And love the dress.
Amy -Aug 18, 2014, 2:32PM
£6.50 for a ploughmans? *faints* beautiful pictures though. A.

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Post image for How To Layer Your Summer Dresses for Fall

This morning when I stepped out into the AM light, I was met with something unexpected, yet entirely welcome: Crisp air. Read more »

Shelley -Aug 19, 2014, 5:44PM
Love all these looks. Thanks for the great tips!
amy -Aug 19, 2014, 12:00PM
LOVE this, might try it myself! <3

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