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Whenever I travel to different countries where the language is new to me, I always want to know the fundamental core words to make my life easier and to not be ignorant to the culture I’m visiting. I always make it a habit to carry with me a small book of words I need to know.

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Denise -May 13, 2013, 8:04PM
Grea idea! I am surprised the words or phrases for the following were not on your list: Where is the toilet? Where can I get food? More beer please. Thank you!
Sanne -Jan 20, 2013, 11:57AM
Looove this latest catalog...makes me feel homesick! Groetjes from a Dutch girl in the UK xx

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We received an email the other day from a girl asking what we think she should be wearing this festival season, and then it occurred to us… festival season is almost just around the corner! With SXSW in March and then Coachella in April, we better get our thinking caps on and start pondering what will be cool to wear. Read more »

across body bag -Jul 03, 2013, 7:27AM
This looks great, I sooo need to try this soon! Thanks!
EmilyAustin -Mar 03, 2013, 10:21PM
y'all should check out street and festival fashion in the blue ridge mountains! our festivals down here are very different, i LIVED in maxi skirts and bralettes this summer and fall here, especially during the evening at a festival because it gets chilly! please come check out boone, nc (or even asheville) and i think yall will find some very stylish and confident gals!

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TGIF! It’s been a gloomy and chilly week in Philly but there’s always plenty of cute pups, flowers, and cheerful colors around the office to cheer us up. Check out what we’ve been up to this week… Read more »

Taylor -Jan 18, 2013, 2:44PM
Cute post! --Thanks for an awesome day, Julia! I had an amazing time at the Blogger Retreat! Hope you guys have another event similar, soon! :) xx ~Taylor The recipe to make this super easy detox drink is now up on the blog! Great for fighting colds, the flu, and more!

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Post image for Pressed Flower DIY: Necklace & Jewelry Box

Pressed flowers have always had my heart. They’re delicate and beautiful in the quietest way. I had never actually attempted to make some until now, and now I can’t believe I’d gone a whole 25 years without ever doing so. Read more »

cici -Jul 16, 2014, 2:57AM
Where'd you get the necklace tag?
Sarah -Aug 25, 2013, 2:30PM
I absolutely love the jewlery box! I have started making them for the ladies in my family for christmas! I was wondering though would it be possible to finish it with mod podge? just to kinda seal it...

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Post image for Makeup Tutorial: The Wing For Spring

We asked our makeup artist Deanna Hagan what one of her favorite looks is for Spring, and she didn’t even hesitate – it’s all about the wing.  Read more »

Spooky -Nov 03, 2013, 2:37PM
The card thing ends up looking like this. The line never curls up, which I think looks crazy.
Spooky -Nov 03, 2013, 2:35PM
Ok, the way you do it is to get a business card or one of those things guys have in their collars. Those flexible plastic things with a round end and a pointed end? Idk what they are called. Ok, so you get one and use that as a guide, placing it next to your eye. The plastic thing has the advantage of fitting right next to your eye, as it is smaller than a card. Use a small angled brush to draw in the wing with black eyeshadow. Repeat on the other side. Use a q tip dipped in makeup remover to clean up. The powder creates a line you can leave, or use as a guide for liquid liner. And if you don't get it even the first time, it's much easier to clean up than anything else.

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Post image for Office Style: Outfits We Loved At Our Blogger Retreat!

Last Friday here at our home office, we held our first Free People Blogger Retreat, and invited local bloggers to come and learn the tricks and tips of creating and managing a successful blog. We met many inspiring individuals, all eager to learn how to improve their own blogs, and all interested in knowing the dynamics behind our blog, BLDG 25.

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Cheyjuan -Feb 07, 2014, 11:07PM
I was just wondering when you were having this again. I've been looking since 2012 and I always seem to find out too late. Is there still a list? Thanks! -Jan 07, 2014, 11:34PM
I think this is among the most important info for me. And i'm glad reading your article. But want to remark on few general things, The site style is perfect, the articles is really excellent : D. Good job, cheers

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Post image for Video: How To Get The Perfect Ponytail

The moment I first looked at the images from our Amsterdam shoot, one stood out as an immediate favorite. The image above left, Read more »

Emilie -Apr 03, 2013, 5:22PM
i wear this most days to school now! thank you for finally giving me something that is cool but fits regulation! i love it!
Grace -Jan 18, 2013, 8:27PM
I would love a video or post on the stylist's favorite tools like brushes, combs etc! I would love to do this look. I'm curious on the brush she used. My hair is on the thicker end and most brushes make it poofy. Love the vid!

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Post image for Acupuncture Diary, Weeks 2-3: Making Progress

I’ve now completed my third week of acupuncture and I’m so happy to report that I’ve seen some positive changes! Read more »

Katie -Jun 23, 2014, 2:51PM
Sorry to be so off topic, but where did you get the bag in the picture? I love it!
Calley, Seed of Life Acupuncture -Nov 24, 2013, 5:48PM
I am an Acupuncturist and I have looked at so many tongues, they are an amazing diagnostic. It is the only muscle that we have that we can actually see from the exterior so it gives us a peak of what's going on in the inside. And to anyone afraid of needles, there are many different styles of Acupuncture. Chinese needling tends to be a bit deeper and the needles are slightly thicker. I am an Acupuncturist and I specialize in Japanese Acupuncture which uses thinner needles and the needles are placed superficially, and some of them are just held at the surface at different points. Nothing to be afraid of : ) And if you're in LA and interested in trying out Acupuncture, please come see me for a treatment. : )

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Post image for Book Club Meeting: The Power Of Now

Who is reading Eckhard Tolle’s The Power Of Now along with us? This is one of those books that is so full of wisdom that you could underline almost every sentence and dog-ear every page. Just in the first chapter, I repeatedly found myself thinking “oh my gosh, that is exactly like me” or “wow, I never thought of it that way.” For today, I wanted to share some thoughts and quotes from the first chapter that really spoke to me. Read more »

Amanda -Feb 22, 2013, 3:25PM
Absolutely love it so far. Just what I need.
Grace -Feb 01, 2013, 10:22PM
This book is really opening my eyes to how to achieve inner bliss. I find him so insightful and I believe everyone should read this book!

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Post image for Poll: Wildflower

This week’s trend Wildflower is all about those ‘come as you are’ freshly picked prints that float and make you feel light. Prints and shapes that you can carry through winter, spring, summer, and fall. The looks in our lookbook show that floral can be dressed up or down. Read more »

Catherine -Jan 21, 2013, 4:12AM
love the looks! would love to know the makeup tutorial for this looks its so fresh and pretty with a pop of color! love!
Katie -Jan 17, 2013, 10:22PM
The midnight stars dress is so beautiful!! Wow, I think I may have fallen in love. Time to buy it, haha :)

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Post image for Décor We Love: Flowers In Unexpected Places

I grew up surrounded by flowers. My mom was a beautiful gardener and horticulture expert, and I was incredibly lucky to grow up with a big backyard that was completely covered in the liveliest plants and most beautifully arranged gardens I’ve ever seen. One step into the backyard and you’d feel as though you had just stepped into a dream. Read more »

Send flowers to Japan -Feb 10, 2013, 11:47PM
Traditions is way to show the harmony in a difficult time. Learn how to the celebrate traditional with the help of flowers.
Lizzy -Jan 27, 2013, 3:00PM
These are such cute ideas! I've been looking for flower décor ideas FOREVER and this post hit the nail on the head!

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Post image for DIY Flower Fedora Pin

If you hadn’t noticed, we’re kind of head over heels for fedoras right now. They have this magic ability to look good with everything, from a long, flowing maxi dress to jeans and a t-shirt. Read more »

mary @ B&G JOURNALS -Feb 27, 2013, 8:22AM
great idea--i feel like this could get hokey/cheap looking easily, but you guys make it look so well-done...
Snow -Jan 16, 2013, 8:21PM
So simple and cute, I'm going to try it!

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