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our fp girls in the northwest and southwest districts did a fun little project where they took photos of their outfits for a week and uploaded their favorites to a photo album that they shared with me for the blog! they always have the best styling ideas and look amazing- see for yourself:

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so cute!!! thanks ladies :)

Brooke -Apr 25, 2011, 11:49PM
Does anyone know where I can get that lacy beige sweater that's on the right? It's gorgeous
Heidi -Apr 24, 2011, 10:30AM
Okay so I bought the black and beige skirt and wore is as a strapless dress over a blank tank. I paired it with one of your cream cardigans with flowers I got so many complements

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it’s that time… for a lookbook poll! jemma gave you a little peek behind the scenes of the lookbook shoot the other day, and now i want to know which outfit is your favorite!

click on each image to go to our website and view details on the outfit.

look one:

look two:

look three:
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look four:
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look five:
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look six:
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look seven:
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look eight:
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look nine:
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Jane -Apr 17, 2011, 1:06PM
Yeah, LOVE them all!! Meaning this poll fails! ha! But in all seriousness, all the looks are gorgeous!
Jasmine -Apr 17, 2011, 12:49PM
5,6,8,9 simplicity is love. I haven't been spring shopping yet but I like these looks (:

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we’re opening a store in studio city, california, and we are looking for sales associates! for more info and to apply click here.

in addition, our santa monica store is looking for store managers – for more info and to apply click here.

if you’d like to get in touch with our store hiring team directly, check them out on facebook here!

Zoe -Apr 12, 2011, 1:54PM
Oh what i'd do to live in california right now instead of the UK :) Zoe http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/
Koast to Koast -Apr 12, 2011, 1:05PM
CONGRATS on the expansion....more FP, sounds like trouble for my wallet. x kayti and kels http://www.koastokoast.com/

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as free people expands and begins to ship to more international countries, we’ve been talking at the home office about getting to know more of our fans and blog readers around the globe.  this month we decided to delve into the magical land of oz…aka australia. and what better way to do that than to ask some of our blogger friends who live there what they love most about their country!

up first, mandy of the blog oracle fox, who lives on australia’s eastern sunshine coast. from the moment i discovered her blog i was enthralled by her style, photography and most of all her surfer-girl lifestyle.

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The sunlight in Australia is like no other place.  I travel a lot and I love the light here for photography, it’s just so beautiful and quite golden.

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This is my local beach access, it’s my own private little spot that I come to every single morning when the sun rises.  I stand here to check the surf and catch up with all the other locals to work out whether we should go out today and how good the conditions are.

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My friends little boy and his dad swimming on the foreshore of my surfspot…

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My friend Maddy heading out for a surf, I’d just got out already because I like to get up so early, Im a bit of a nerd :)

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This weekend just gone we had amazing waves!  It’s coming into winter but it’s still summer here so it’s actually one of the most beautiful times of the year, offshore winds but not cold.  This is some of my very closest friends heading out for a morning surf on saturday.

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My friend Penny chatting to another local guy who’s an amazing surfer about her new surfboard.  I love that when i go to the beach, even when you go on your own you can find someone you know to chat to, it gives me a warm old fashioned feeling inside.

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I love the late afternoon storms that we get here on a warm day,  this is the view off my best friends balcony looking out to an afternoon storm 2 weeks ago.

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driving in australia you need to keep an eye out for kangaroos!

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I don’t really eat meat, or meat pies but I looovvee the smell of them when you walk into a “Servo” which is short for Service Station – when I went to Hawaii everyone looked at me funny when I asked where the servo was, I think you guys call them Gas Stations :)

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the best way to get around :)

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This photo is 100% natural, untouched, unphotoshopped not even cropped, no contrast, tweaking, nada.  A beautiful sunset right outside my house!

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check out mandy’s amazing blog oracle fox, and stay tuned for more aussie guest posts!

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Zoe -Apr 12, 2011, 4:10AM
Amazing insight at Oz and the gorgeous places, i want to go now! Such beautiful photograhs. Zoe xx http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/

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our april catalog has dropped and in it are some amaaaaazing maxi dresses – i love how they’re all so different! which of these dresses would you wear?

the tracks of my tiers maxi:

the hinted florals maxi:

the vibrations kaftan:
vibrations kaftan

the crochet variety dress:
crochet variety dress

the we the free feathered maxi:
we the free feathered maxi

or the roaring era dress:
roaring era dress

vote for your fave!

Gigi -Apr 08, 2011, 9:37PM
The Feathered Maxi Dress! It is on It's way to me in The mail in gray!!!!!!
No time but trendy -Apr 08, 2011, 11:45AM
I lo e all of them, but specially de lastima one, I just made a total look in my blog with it. Taje a look and tell me what do you think!!! http://notimebuttrendy.blogspot.com/

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a couple of weeks ago a package came in the mail for me and i opened it up to find this insanely cute pair of owls that one of our fp girls in denver had made.  i immediately had to find out how she made them and she was kind enough to send me photos and instructions!

what you need:

needle & thread
scissors
2-3 fun mismatched fabrics (perfect use for an old free people bag!)
2 buttons
small piece of felt
stuffing

use a paper template like this one to cut out your pieces of fabric – use different fabrics for the top and bottom to give it a fun mis-matched look! you’ll need two pieces of fabric for the top (front and back) and two pieces for the bottom (front and back).

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the first thing you want to do when sewing these little guys is sew on the eyes and beak -  use buttons or felt for eyes and a felt triangle for the nose. for the smaller owls, add on a little piece of fabric at the top if you want to be able to hang it (these would be awesome christmas tree ornaments!)

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get funky with this little project, the more fabrics and different things you use, the better! you can use beads, buttons, felt or embroider them.

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next you want to sew the the head to the body, for the front side of the owl and the back. sew on the reverse side of the fabric, which will be on the inside of the owl.

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after completing this step, you can add a thin strip of fabric to cover the spot where you sewed the top to the bottom, if you choose – just adds to the mix of patterns and looks super cute!

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Finally you get to sew the front and back together! place the right sides of the fabric together and start sewing the little owl together all the way around, leaving a small opening the bottom. turn the owl inside out and  stuff the owl – you can even put a little lavender in there to make him smell beautiful!

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last but not least, sew up the opening & you are finished!

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thank you so much michelle!

sarah slayton -Sep 30, 2011, 11:22AM
have you guys ever thought of selling the bags? they are great! i have only been to a store once because there are none in kentucky, so i only have one bag(I buy a lot of my fp clothes online or at von maur). my friends love the bag! i am a dancer and always have to have my clothes and dance shoes with me and it's perfect! and super cute!!!!!
-Apr 11, 2011, 3:10PM
SO CUTE... but looks hard.

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C O A C H E L L A fashion show is finally here!!!

*Fashion show is April 2nd at 1pm sharp

*DJ in stores from 1-4pm

*Exclusive limited edition Free People Gift Bags with every purchase of $100 or more while supplies last (pictured above)

*Free People Feather Hair Extensions with every $50 or more while supplies last

We are so excited to have you attend our Coachella fashion show, it’s going to be a BLAST. Free People models, amazing music, and tons of new product, it doesn’t get better than that!

It’s also our store’s third BIRTHDAY so in celebration we are going to have light refreshments and tons of sweets:)

Don’t be camera shy either, we are going to have a photographer at the event to document the show for our Free People blog

Come early to the event so you don’t miss out!

Can’t wait to see you at the show :)

XOXO Free People Topanga

(818)716-8069

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calling all denver girls! we’re having an awesome event at our store at the cherry creek mall – with a purchase of $50 or more, get three featherlocks extensions for a donation of $10 to disaster relief for japan. if you’re in the area stop on by!

-Apr 04, 2011, 12:17PM
The Austin store this last year! it was awesome!
fpclarendon -Apr 02, 2011, 10:50AM
Vanessa, Don't worry! We have something in the works for later in the month. We'll keep you posted! :)

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here’s the real calendar :) click here to go to our flickr page where you can download the widescreen or regular version.  thanks for being good sports!

p.s. last year’s april fools joke …which was way better :)

schwinn 230 recumbent exercise bike -Apr 29, 2011, 12:05PM
Hi. I wanted to drop you a quick note to express my thanks. I have been following your blog for a month or so and have picked up a heap of good information as well as enjoyed the way you've structured your site. So I’ve gone ahead and linked to your site (dofollow) from here: http://reviewedcentre.com/websites-that-i-like/
Allie -Apr 03, 2011, 12:37AM
wow....I never realized how nice it is to have an adorable calendar as a desktop background. Thanks so much for creating this and sharing it!! :)

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the april calendar is here! head on over to our flickr page to download the large size. happy friday!

Elle -Apr 03, 2011, 6:48PM
haha honestly I totally loved this one :) I drew one up right after I saw it...super cute doodles :)
lindsey -Apr 01, 2011, 12:01PM
wahahahahahahaha!

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how cute is this artwork our graphic designers made? it’s so happy and summery and not at all like the weather outside today in philly (spring where are you?).  which of these awesome espadrilles are your favorite? We’re loving all the new jeffrey campbell shoes

the asher wedge:

the dolce vita toni suede espadrille:
dv toni suede espadrille

the jeffrey campbell amanda mule wedge:
jc amanda mule wedge

the jeffrey campbell tommy wedge:
jc tommy wedge

or the sam edelman leroy espadrille wedge:
se leroy espadrille wedge

Merissa -Apr 01, 2011, 6:43PM
Your graphic designer did a wonderful job with the espadrille illustration! Totally in the mood for spring and summer! Love it!
Gerri -Apr 01, 2011, 3:44PM
PLEASE RE STOCK THE DV TONI IN RED!!!! SOOOO MANY LADIES WANT THESE INCL ME! There was only less the 4 each size the last re-stock!! xoxox

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Post image for job alert – philly stores!

we have two job openings in our home town!

we are looking for a store manager for our adrmore store – for more info and to apply click here.

and we need a visual assistant store manager at our king of prussia store – for more info and to apply click here.

*did you know we have a careers page on facebook? check it out here and like the page to get updates whenever our stores are hiring :)!*

-Apr 03, 2011, 8:57PM
If you're not getting into one store chances are you wont ever. Managers know what they're looking for and if you're not it, you're not it. It does not mean you lack the ability to be a valuable team member it just means you have to try somewhere else. If you love the UO brand why not try a sister store such as Urban or Anthropologie? Also if you live locally why not see if home office has any interning positions or if you're allowed to talk to some of the girls or boys at Bldg 25 maybe they can give you some insight as to what you can do to achieve your dream of joining the company. The main idea, such as is with any dream, if you really want it, you'll find a way to get it.
jen -Mar 31, 2011, 2:20PM
im with you alexandra - i've dealt with the company a gazillion times and it's like if your best friend doesn't work for them already, good luck getting hired.

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