Weekend Getaway: The Adirondacks

Summer is the perfect time to plan those weekend getaways, and our country is full of great escapes to explore. Last week I headed up north to camp in the Adirondack Mountains – a perfect getaway destination. The mountains, rivers, and lakes are immediately relaxing. We set up camp in Wilmington, NY right near Whiteface Mountain and Lake Placid. It was the perfect spot to explore the village of Lake Placid and to get in good hiking and fishing. The town is full of cute shops, Olympics memorabilia, nice people, and even a pile of snow they keep year round. We shopped local specialties to picnic and grill (look out for this weekend’s recipe!) You can even bring your dog into most places, so bring the trusty friend along if you go. I had Abigail, and she had a blast getting down and dirty in the mountains. One day we hiked Whiteface, the tallest mountain in the region. She made it the whole way =). I highly recommend the challenge if you’re up to it. The view and sense of accomplishment are surreal and invigorating.



My beer, the Ubu Ale, was named after a local legendary dog =)



Abigail, always thinking she’s the star of the show…



Almost to the top!


“climbing mountains is hard work, give me food!”



It’s not often you get to enjoy nighttime in the middle of the woods – talk about a getaway…

suburban square event!

free people suburban square (located outside philly) is hosting a weekend long summer kick-off party june 24th, 25th & 26th! with every $100 purchase you’ll receive a one-of-a-kind tie-dyed FP beach bag! come shop all the new summer arrivals with refreshments, raffles, other giveaways and some tricks we’ve got up our sleeves. it’s sure to be the best summer party and we want you there! visit our facebook page to find out more, and keep in touch!

here are some great pictures from lana at fp suburban square – she had a tie dye party last weekend where they dyed a bunch of our large fabric bags to give away at the party!



and here’s a little sneak peek at the fun stuff they have planned for this weekend!


check them out on facebook here!

thursday poll – edition 139

good morning! so, i know its summer and it seems a little odd to talk about thermals, BUT we have some amazing new thermal styles and i think they’re perfect for those cool summer nights at the beach :) which one is your favorite?

the solid love bug thermal:

the we the free sexy v-back thermal:

the we the free lou flannel cuff thermal:

or the stripe love bug thermal:

An inspiration from New York

I always get inspired when I go to New York and even more inspired by the Young designers who emerge from there. So, when I heard we were carrying Madison Harding, a street provocative footwear line, my inspirational bank started to fill up.
Free-spirited and all-around chic, Madison Harding thrives on the creative style that flawlessly blends modern looks with a vintage edge. These shoe designers draw inspiration for their retro, yet street provocative footwear line from the beloved Lower East Side and New York’s staggering music and art scene

Hilary Rosenman and Barri Budin bonded over a shared love of fashion and contemporary design during their college years. After school, they moved to the East Village in New York City to start their careers in the fashion industry. Hilary served as a fashion market editor and Barri assisted at a contemporary fashion showroom. Soon after, they discovered a lack of accessible, high-fashion shoes designed for the downtown city girl, so the girls set out to follow their true passion, footwear.

The name Madison Harding represents the designer’s roots, Hilary grew up on Madison Ave in New York City and Barri on Harding Drive in New Jersey.


Their shoes fit in perfectly with a New York City girl’s essential wardrobe! what inspires you about New York?

Madison Harding Forget Me Not Platform Shinobi Wedge

how to style the sheer buttondown day dress!

another how-to for you today! our stylist shows you different ways to wear the beautiful sheer printed collar buttondown day dress from our june e-catalog! i will admit, i had no idea how versatile this item is… i love the idea of wearing it as a beach coverup!

wednes-diy: friendship bracelets

a couple of weeks ago, inspired by a tutorial on honestly…wtf, one of my coworkers was inspired to bring back her love for making friendship bracelets, and created this masterpiece :) personally, i’ve only ever been able to do the straight line across or the V pattern, so i had to know how to do this.

for this tutorial we’ll learn how to make a smaller scale version of the bracelet, and once you get the basic steps down you can start experimenting with more string and lots of colors!


what you need: embroidery thread, scissors and tape.

click read more to see the full tutorial!

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