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poll time! i love our selection of backpacks…i’m thinking about getting one because i think they’re perfect for weekend getaways.  which backpack would you take traveling?

the faded cold spring backpack:

the somerset backpack:

the russel backpack:
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or the leather and canvas backpack:
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last week’s poll was very close but the winner was the solid chiffon maxi skirt!

Calvin Bradford -Dec 22, 2010, 11:47PM
Great blog post, been after that! Davidoff 4000

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you guys may have heard by now that our october catalog features three lovely fashion bloggers – natalie suarez, georgia larsen and rumi neely.  we’ll have lots of great stuff for you on the blog in the month ahead including behind the scenes videos, photos and interviews with each girl.

here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come!

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the catalog drops october 5th.

DEBBIE THRASHER -Oct 22, 2014, 4:17PM
Where is the oatmeal colored sweater with the V in the back? Did not see it in catalogue.
Erin -Jul 18, 2012, 2:16PM
A few years later but totally agree with Anonymous -September 30, 2010, 5:26PM..........LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the '07 looks. Wish they would bring those styles back!

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our lamar store in austin, texas is having a really cool event this weekend! in addition to a raffle and fall fashion ideas from our staff, they will be giving away FREE feather hair extensions and showing customers how to put them in their hair! according to our austin fp girls, this is the must-have accessory for next weekend’s austin city limits :)

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doesn’t it look amazing with the hair in the french braid?? our austin girls are going to take more photos at the event documenting how to put in the extensions, so stay tuned for a how-to post next week! :)

and if you’re in austin, make sure you stop by our store on saturday between 1 and 5 for the event!

dakota -Nov 09, 2010, 12:48AM
Order feather hair extensions at www.finefeatherheads.com!! : )
Elle -Oct 04, 2010, 12:14AM
Will you lovely Free People girls post a tutorial video for us? I would LOVE to know how to do this!!!

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Abbey Lee was caught off duty wearing our chiffon maxi skirt that was also featured in our changing rooms video.

Her high low jumper and metallic bronze jacket compliments the look, very Star Trek esque.

Her style is great !

Orianna -Feb 07, 2011, 6:26PM
Hi! I am in love with the skirt and also with Abbey Lee's jacket! does anyone know where it is from? :) Thanks in advance!
Orianna -Feb 07, 2011, 6:16PM
Hello! I am in love with her jacket! Does anyone know where it is from?! Thanks in advance :)

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our senior stylist wore the desert maxi dress with a simple gray sweatshirt and belt today and it looked amazing!

i love how our office coordinator toughened up her chiffon and lace slip with a leather jacket and sneakers!

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her sneakers and necklace are pretty rad too :)

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and our associate stylist looks simply adorable in a polka dot dress, tights and red shoes.  i also love the lone bangle worn high up on her arm!

Shelby DiMarco -Sep 27, 2010, 11:57AM
I love the first look! x xo shelby www.fleurlux.blogspot.com
brittany -Sep 26, 2010, 11:46PM
Amanduh love the new do!

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more styling inspiration for you today! we had our stylists demonstrate four ways to wear the lace mock neck top – one of our favorite layering pieces for fall and winter. featuring our lovely web merchandiser as model :)

look one:

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the lace mock neck adds a touch of sexiness to a casual look of jeans and a plaid button down. i love how our stylists layered two plaid shirts to get a mix of prints! perfect the look with a pair of rad platforms :)

in this look: lace mock neck top; levi’s 606 painted skinny; trimmed in gingham shirt; ever plaid shirt; wani slouch knee sock; miramar straps platform.

look two:
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still want to wear your spring and summer dresses in fall and winter? just layer the lace mock neck underneath and add some tall socks and heels!

in this look: lace mock neck top; aran sheer tall cable sock; ballet platform; egyptian printed bodycon dress; ring coming soon.

look three:
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this look was all of our favorites :) pair the lace mock neck with a maxi skirt, tee and biker boots for the ultimate casual cool outfit.  isn’t that necklace amazing too?

in this look: lace mock neck top; cp shades plaid maxi skirt; we the free graphic a-line tee; CP Shades Clothingsport stripe slouch sock; brit boot (no longer avail.); grecian circle ring; metal leaf ring; necklace coming soon.

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the last look is all about the layers – a lace maxi dress over the mock neck top, the striped tee to dress it down a little, a tweed jacket and over-the-knee boots! she looks amazing.

in this look: lace mock neck top; daughters of the revolution lace maxi dress; we the free gathered stripes top; tweed jacket; joe lace up over the knee boot; ring coming soon.

thanks ladies!

Ali -Mar 22, 2012, 1:11PM
Love these looks! What colour are the Joe boots in in the last frame? I've been wanting them FOREVER! Think I may have to go ahead and get them :)
Elyza -May 20, 2011, 1:11AM
Fell out of bed feeling down. This has brieghtned my day!

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i’m really into our maxi skirts right now… they’re all i want to wear! i love how they allow you to be comfortable but still look put together and stylish. which of these is your favorite?

the cp shades plaid maxi skirt:

the fp one godet maxi skirt:

the solid chiffon maxi skirt:
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the leaves of memory skirt:
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or the ruffled layers maxi skirt:
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last week most of you, 35%, were digging the aviator jacket style!

Kristina -Oct 02, 2010, 8:32PM
Are you going to get the ruffled layered skirt back in stock?
paola -Sep 23, 2010, 4:24PM
leaves of memory skirt my fav.

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the lovely jenny lopez off duty in our office this week :) did you know she has a blog?

she is wearing an alexander wang t-shirt, free people pants, and barney’s co-op boots.

Lailla -Sep 23, 2010, 1:17PM
Here are the boots http://www.barneys.com/Studded%20Ankle%20Boot/500209658,default,pd.html
eunice -Sep 23, 2010, 12:30PM
your so beautiful! Lovin the outfit:)

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NY Store Visit

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During a trip to New York last week I popped into the 5th av store to check out how the girls that work there are styling themselves with the new collection.

I asked them to pick out their favorite outfit for early Fall and here is what they choose. Don’t they look adorable!

That morning the new skinny high waisted 601 Levis arrived in and they looked great, a flattering high waist that worked well with a tucked in shirt, and great to tuck into boots.

The girls were super sweet and inspirational!

Mobile Phones -Sep 27, 2010, 9:45AM
very cute
jamie -Sep 22, 2010, 11:42AM
LOVE 'EM ALL!!!!! Please keep these posts comming! ;-)

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we have some really cool new additions to our vintage loves collection this week! our vintage buyer took ten pairs of 1970s and 80s round-toe western boots to upstate new york, where she worked with woodstock artisans to transform the boots into these one-of-a-kind works of art. our buyer loved these boots because the round toe makes for a better fit, and she wanted them to have the perfect wear and tear look. to achieve this, she and the artisans she worked with used sandpaper and then carefully hand painted each boot with woodstock artist michael r. so that each pair is truly one of a kind.

as she was driving one day, ali spotted this awesome 1940s chevrolet on the side of the road and decided it would be perfect for an impromptu photoshoot with the boots. the rusty, cracked paint and vintage style of the truck could not have made a better setting for the boots to be shot in.

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shop our selection of vintage boots here.

sk -Sep 22, 2010, 9:40AM
These boots are amazing!! Love all the FP vintage stuff.

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remember a couple of weeks ago when i posted a pic of my hair? well now you finally get to see how we did it! we brought in lovely hair stylist lauren rhodes, of house productions hair studio in philly, to demonstrate how to dip dye your hair! Read more »

u tip hair extension -Jul 12, 2013, 3:00AM
Thank you for your great post. This blog is great.
Lisa -Apr 02, 2013, 9:41PM
Hi! I'm a Cosmetologist and Dip Dye and ombre is still huge and I always get appointments for it. 1. It will stay depending on often you wash your hair and how healthy the ends of your hair are. always a good idea to get a trim to remove breakage and split ends after the color is applied. 2. if you already have light hair, bleach is not needed. if you have medium/light hair, a very mild bleach can be used with minimal damage. if you have dark hair, bleach will need to be applied, probably twice, then dyed to your color of choice and then toned to make it exactly what you want. 3. you'll always use semi permanent dye unless there is gray hair, or the hair has already been dyed (aka- not virgin hair) HOPE THIS WAS HELPFUL! :)

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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 :)

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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.

olivia -Sep 22, 2010, 1:02PM
anonymous - did you ever have to bleach the parts of your hair to get the color to show? I want to do this but I don't want to have to bleach it too!
rebel belle vintage -Sep 20, 2010, 11:03PM
Wow, I love this, especially the hair styling. Gorgeous photos. ♥ www.etsy.com/shop/rebelbellevintage

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