As sad as it may be, I always get excited when it cools down enough to wear corduroys again! I love cords, and I’m really excited that we have so many great different styles to choose from this year! which one is your favorite?
The day has finally come! I know a lot of you have been anxiously awaiting the opening of an Atlanta store (I feel like every time I post about a new store opening, I get people asking for an Atlanta store!)…the doors officially open tomorrow morning, but there will be a special preview event taking place tonight at 6pm! Stop by and say hello if you’re in the area :)
Let’s meet the lovely ladies who will be managing this store!
What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time? Vintage Shopping. I spend my weekends planning out what estate sales or vintage spots to check out!
How long have you lived in Atlanta? 2 days!
What is your favorite movie? The Rocky series.
What is your favorite item in your closet? My father’s fur coat, I have had it since he passed away.
What is your favorite thing to do in Atlanta? Walk through Piedmont Park.
Where is your favorite place to eat out? I have so many but sushi at Mijori in Oakland, Ca, chicken tacos at Tacubaya in Berkeley, Ca and grits from Flying Biscuit in Atlanta are some of my favorites!
What is your favorite vintage find? My Burberry leather clutch, I found it in a thrift bin for $2 bucks.
What is your favorite Free People purchase? I recently bought the Scoot Inn Oversized Pullover in black and love it. It is super comfy and can be worn over most things in my closet.
Where is your favorite vacation spot? Barcelona, Spain! I went there to visit my best friend and had a blast.
Who is your celebrity style inspiration? Emma Roberts, we both have a similar edgy style.
Where are you from? Chattanooga, TN
Who is your favorite band? Needtobreathe. Southern Rock & Roll!
What is your favorite thing about Atlanta? The Starlight drive-in, it is the perfect date night. And the Braves!
What is your favorite food? A chili dog from Turner Field.
Beautiful girls! Welcome to the free people family :)
One of our favorite fashion trends going into fall is the wideleg pant. We have several wideleg styles right now, including one of my personal favorites, the extreme vintage flares(and their new cousin, the extreme corduroy flare!). These jeans can be a little intimidating if you don’t now how to style them, and luckily our store girls are here to help out with just that! They always have great styling ideas, and these photos demonstrate our love for another trend as well – the crop top! In particular, one of our newest, cutest ones – the thermal love crop top. We love pairing wideleg bottoms with cropped tops, adding extra layers over top or underneath as the weather gets cooler.
No, there is not something wrong with my camera…that is pink string hanging in our lobby as part of a little installation we are doing! I love the concept:
DO WHAT YOU LOVE, LOVE WHAT YOU DO
Each employee will attach an item to one of the strings that represents what they love most about their job or what motivates them most about their job. We’ve just started attaching our objects, it’s so fun to see what people choose!
The object I hung was thank you card from one of our blog readers – every once in a while I get a card or package in the mail and it always makes my day to hear that something I wrote on the blog inspired you or made you feel good. So thank you guys!
And now I have to introduce you to this little cutie pie, Carter – he belongs to a fp girl’s roommate and I’m smitten with him! I love how puppies tire themselves out and crash, they’re so cute when they’re sleepy :)
Yesterday I showed you our incredible new fall store displays, and today I have a really fun DIY project featuring an item from those displays!
One of my favorite parts of the displays are the patchwork flannel canvases hanging on some of the walls – I love all the detailing like cutouts, tassels, beading, fringe, etc. But in addition to looking awesome on their own, these flannel blankets can also be used to make a pretty sweet lantern!
Wouldn’t these look amazing at an outdoor party? They’d look good inside too, of course, but I just keep envisioning them outside at night, with the light bouncing off of the sequins and creating a beautiful sparkly light. I love the rustic touch of the tree branch to hang them, too :)
I’ve been listening to this album nonstop for about two weeks now. I don’t even know where to begin to describe it, because the terms like “chill wave” and “synth pop” just sound overused and clinical. Read more »
There are so many amazing quotes and passages in this book, I find myself dog-earing almost every page. Here are some that have stuck with me lately, along with some inspiring photos.
“What difference does it make if you live a million more lifetimes? At least, you can enjoy this one.”
“I have found peace here. Years of one sort of turmoil or another had rubbed against my spirit until it was raw, but it has been healed by tranquility, a calm that comes from within as well as without.”
“He excited her because he was as damned as she was, yet had no regrets.”
“When we accept small wonders, we qualify ourselves to imagine great wonders.”
“the highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a unique and irreplaceable being.”
“[they were] uncertain, intrepid, possibly immortal, decidedly in love…”
One of the main themes throughout the book is immortality, as Alobar and Kudra go back and forth with the idea of living forever. It’s definitely an interesting concept…
Our display team continues to blow my mind… for Fall they have turned our stores into an enchanted forest of color and texture. Window screens crafted out of tree branches, sweater fragments, neon tape, yarn and other embellishments invite you into the store, where you are greeted by walls hung with embroidered canvas sacks, wooden flowers, patchwork flannel canvases embellished with sequins and cutouts, and even a magical free people deer. Take a look!
One of our fp girls cut pieces of her own sweater to use in the branch screen, making a cute crop top!
I love the colorful branches! Some are wrapped in fabric or string and some are painted. There are so many different fun combinations you can try!
Some of the canvas sacks are stuffed with sticks, while others hang flat on the walls. I love the bright colors and patterns of the embroidery!
The detail in these sequin blanket canvases is incredible.
All the tiny details make me smile.
This might be my favorite part – wooden flowers are taped in rows to the walls with neon pink duct tape! I am definitely thinking about doing this at my apartment.
how amazing do the flowers look on the wood panels?!
One store made their own little “barn” with wood and drew on it with chalk :)
pretty rad bike.
And last but certainly not least… the deer! Each store has one, and it arrived at the store as a plain statue which they then paint and embellish. So amazing! I love that each one is unique and special.
What do you guys think of the fall displays? What’s your favorite part?
Monochromatic dressing is one of our favorite fall fashion trends - we love the idea of outfitting from head-to-toe in shades of color that amplify a certain mood or feeling. Jemma and Naomi worked with our senior photographer to capture some monochromatic street style right here at the navy yard! Here’s how we would wear this trend: