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Snuggle up with the LA Free People Showroom
Anyone who comes in and purchases a sweater, thermal, or sweater legging will be entered into the raffle to win a trip to the LA showroom! The trip includes a sneak peak at the spring line, lunch with the showroom team as well as a styling/fit session with the new product. The more items you purchase the more chances you have to win. Opportunity ends Monday!
For more information and to RSVP click here.
King of Prussia Mall
The store will be participating in the mall-wide trick-or-treating going on 11am – 1 pm on Saturday, October 29th. There will be candy and cookies, live children-friendly music, and pumpkin decorating with glitter, feathers, gems, and other crafty items!
Pumpkin decorating will take place from 1-3pm.
Music featuring live jazz, with Max Christian on piano and Ryan Hux on double bass, will play from 1-5pm.
All Day – purchase a black, orange, or “ghostly” white item to be entered into a raffle for your chance to win a unique piece from the Fall display or an FP gift card.
For more information and to RSVP click here.
If you live in the area we hope you can make it!
A great batch of photos from our various store gals showing looks they love for fall!
And last but not least, give your bodycon a little twist by adding a pop of color underneath! Pictured: the fp spun velvet leaf dress, seamless slip, brit boot and boucle textured jacket (my new love – i just bought it!).
You all look amazing ladies!
Get cozy at Free People Seattle! Enjoy hot cocoa and apple cider while you shop all day Friday and Saturday (10am – 8pm)! With every “cozy” purchase made you will be entered in a raffle to win a $50 gift card or special one-of-a-kind gift basket :)
Check out their facebook page for more info and to RSVP!
Stop by Free People Pittsburgh this Friday through Sunday for our Fall Student Appreciation! You’re back in school and the weather is getting cold. Come into Free People and enjoy 15% off with your student ID!! And join us Saturday for Halloween costume ideas and treats!
Check out their facebook page for more info and to RSVP.
Lastly, Free People Wicker Park is hosting a Trunk Show with local jewelry designer Dallas Maynard on Saturday 10/22!
Dallas will be in the store selling her pieces from 11am to 9pm.
There will be fall inspired beverages and hors d’oeuvres and live music from Rebekah & Charity from 5-8pm.
All guests who make an in-store purchase and “like” Free People Wicker Park on Facebook on Saturday, October 22nd, will be entered in a raffle to win a Free People gift card!!
In addition, any customer attending the event who “likes” Dallas Maynard Jewelry on Facebook on the same day, will be entered in a raffle to win a piece of jewelry from the Dallas Maynard Collection!
Winners will be announced on Facebook on Monday, Oct. 24th.
Visit their facebook page for more info and to RSVP.
We have an adorable visitor today… Naomi’s pup Abigail :)
homemade bagels at a goodbye party for our graphic designer…he is leaving us to go to grad school and we’re going to miss him very much :(
We’re sending him off with a book of inspirational quotes :)
And in his honor, here’s a highlight from his time here at FP – who remembers Dog Talk?!?
Lots of fun stuff going on in our Free People stores this weekend! Here’s the low-down:
Free People Arlington is having a Halloween Party Saturday 10/15 from 10am – 9pm!
Special Halloween snacks will be available in-store throughout the day and DJ Whiskey Sherpa will perform from 6-9pm!
With any purchase of an orange, black, or “ghostly” white item, shoppers will be entered to win a raffle. Prizes include a Free People gift basket full of goodies like a Nylon mag subscription, nail polish, candy and a Free People gift card! Lastly, anyone who “likes” the store on the day of the event will be automatically entered to win a gift card :)
For more info check out their facebook page.
Stop by our Studio City store on Saturday 10/15 between 11am and 5pm and help support rescued animals in their search for a good home! Bring your pup and receive a free goodie bag for the little one – and with every purchase your dog gets a handmade scarf from the Free People Studio City team and you will be entered to win a special GRAND PRIZE!!! Details to come:)
Lastly, support another great cause at our Portland store this weekend! All day Saturday 10/15 get 15% off your entire purchase for all customers wearing pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness – and you will also earn a raffle ticket! Spend $300 or more and you’ll also earn a raffle ticket. 3 raffle winners will get baskets full of handmade goodies from our store team! There might be some pink hair dying going on as well ;)
Visit their facebook page.
The lovely and creative Geneva of A Pair and a Spare contributed this amazing guest post for our blog!
Fishtail skirts have dominated the recent SS12 runways and are oh so sexy. What better way to jazz up a thrifted skirt than by creating your own fishtail style? Follow my steps below, it’s incredibly simple!
A thrifted skirt (I picked one with some subtle pleating)
A pair of scissors
needle and thread
1. Put your skirt on and mark where you want the front, and shortest, part of the skirt to finish.
2. Take the skirt off and fold in it half down the front of the skirt – so rather than the back and front lying against each other, it’s the two sides that face each other – the way you might fold trousers before you put them on a coat hanger. Make sure the fold is directly in the middle of the front of the skirt.
3. Lay the skirt on the floor and cut out the front of the skirt – you want a straight line for the first 30cm or so to create the mini part of the skirt, then tapering down to the back and bottom of the skirt.
4. Try the skirt on to see if the cut out is big enough. I did this a few times, cutting more away to suit what I wanted it to look like. It’s always best to take this part slowly and do small amounts at a time.
5. Once you have a cut out that you like, fold over the edge of the skirt about 1cm and iron. You may want to double over twice but my skirt was made out of a fabric that didn’t fray too badly so once was enough.
6. Sew a small stitch all the way around the hem.
7. Iron flat again.
Voila! All done.
Now wasn’t that simple? I absolutely love how this style moves around when you walk! Now that I’ve tested the process I’m going to make a few different coloured versions too.
Amazing!! thank you so much Geneva!
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