Turning Leaf

Over here in Philly I felt the chill in the air today, and it felt good. Autumn is my favorite time of year, the freshness: the crisp leaves, the warmth of the colours, and the opportunity to wear cozy clothes. I get very sentimental when I feel the chill biting through my skin. I got to my desk this morning and listened to Owen on my ipod, thoughts of getting lost in a forest and kicking leaves around, finding a log to sit on to drink hot chocolate from a flask came flooding into my imagination. It felt nice…

I think I’m going to stay right here in this mindset all day long.

Ohhhhhhhhhh man, I love autumn!

I’m pretty excited about going to an American pumpkin patch and going apple picking for a day.

I’d love to know if you guys have any fun Fall activities to share as this is my first American Fall :)

a free people wedding

one of our fp girls got married on saturday! the wedding took place at her brother and sister in-law’s farm in christiana, pa.  there were no wedding planners- everything was put together by the bride and groom and their friends and family.  the bride looked stunning in a white free people dress (from the cover of our february catalog) and sparrow ankle boots!

half of the guests set up camp and stayed the night under the stars – there was a live bluegrass band, a huge campfire and lots of smores.  a string band from asheville, north carolina, called “chompin at the bit” played the cocktail hour, followed by a surprise appearance by “the family band,” comprised of the bride’s family, who played one of the newlyweds’ most favorite songs- “home” by edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros.

sounds perfect :)

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toby’s at the wedding! wearing his best tie :)

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congrats to the bride and groom! thanks for sharing your lovely photos :)

she dreams in color

ever since the vogue australia shoot featuring abbey lee with bright pink dip dyed hair, the idea of doing it myself has sat in the back of my mind, resurfacing whenever i saw someone else try the trend. here are some awesome examples that inspired me to say yes when I was asked to be the guinea pig for our how-to video :)




the best part about it is that my ends are bleached now, and when the pink washes out i can try another color.  as much as i love the blue and green, i’ m not sure i could pull it off.  as a brunette, i’m a big fan of the ombre look in the last pic – brown with blond ends. that might be something i’ll have to try.

Autumn Gypsy


Crushed velvet, soft dresses, shawls, fedoras and heavy jewelry contrast against ripped jeans, shaggy knitwear and fur.

Chunky wedges and tiered chiffon slips will leave trails of beauty. The collection makes you want to escape to a forbidden forest and lose yourself amongst folklore and witchcraft.

She’s a traveler whose home is a charismatic caravan her rock n roll boyfriends sings poetry while she sleeps deep. It’s a world of allurement and hocus pocus.

The attitude is intense, myterious and moody, she’s a deep thinker who soaks in her surroundings,


If you like these looks go visit the Autumn Gypsy shop here


paved paradise, put up a parking lot

today is national PARK(ing) day!

on this day, activists, artists, architects, and other citizens around the country transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks.  it’s a celebration of parks and other public spaces in cities across the country, and to raise awareness of the need for more pedestrian-friendly spaces in urban areas. such a cool idea!

here are some pics from last year: