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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 »

Kenzie Smith -Aug 19, 2014, 10:34PM
What kind of tape did you use? The last time I attempted to use tape to make designs on my nails it peeled up the first coat of polish..
Shelley -Aug 19, 2014, 5:40PM
This is so cute and it looks easy to do too.

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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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Post image for Monday Quote: Everything Connects

Eventually, everything connects. Read more »

Donna -Aug 19, 2014, 10:57PM
Love it! I couldn't agree with this more. "Eventually everything comes to light, and everything works out just the way it's supposed to."
Faiza -Aug 19, 2014, 10:46AM
"Everything works out just the way it's supposed to." I do believe that's going to stick with me. Thank you.

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There are certain places that just feel like home. Read more »

Crista -Aug 19, 2014, 9:09PM
Man, I LOVE LOVE living in Denver, but I know I'd love love San Fran too. This post makes me want to find a new home....
Christa -Aug 18, 2014, 5:11PM
I'm obsessed with San Fran as well, my dad works there every so often, and I try to visit when I can all the way from CT! Beautiful photos! xo Christa

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This post comes from our Australia contributor, Miann Scanlan. Follow along with her on Instagram @freepeopleaustralia! Read more »

Courtney -Aug 18, 2014, 8:24PM
I've been craving an acai bowl so badly! It's hard to find a place in Chicago, but now I'm convinced I'll just have to make it myself! :)
Juliette Laura -Aug 18, 2014, 12:58PM
love acai bowls, this one looks beautiful.

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Post image for Free People Horoscopes By Tracy Allen, Week Of August 18–24

Follow @astrotherapist on Twitter and email to schedule a reading over phone or Skype. Available in-person in NYC! $125 for 60 minutes, $150 for 90 minutes. Read more »

Alexandra -Aug 18, 2014, 12:53PM
I'm an Aries & this is totally my week described. Staying focused - no distractions! Warm regards, Alexandra
Juliette Laura -Aug 17, 2014, 12:07PM
LOVE these horoscopes.

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Post image for Hummus & Veggie Club Sandwich

This post comes from our contributor Jill of a Better Happier St. Sebastian. Read more »

Veronica -Aug 19, 2014, 7:37AM
Wow. Absolutely yummy sandwich!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Kelly -Aug 17, 2014, 9:46PM
This sounds delicious, yum! xx Kelly Sparkles and Shoes

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