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We can’t wait for our catalog to drop next week! In anticipation of the January book and its coast to coast theme, I thought it would be fun to check out the style of our California and New York store girls – they all have such amazing style, and you can definitely see the difference in the style of the opposite coasts. I love them both!

“Made up my mind to make a new start, Going To California with an aching in my heart.
Someone told me there’s a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.
Took my chances on a big jet plane, never let them tell you that they’re all the same.
The sea was red and the sky was grey, wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today.
The mountains and the canyons started to tremble and shake
as the children of the sun began to awake.”

- Led Zeppelin

The reverse it kachow thermal screams Cali style – and it goes with everything! Worn here, from left to right, with: the sequin cami, destroyed denim flares and marrakesh floppy hat; denim cutoffs and zigzag turban; pieced lace maxi and headband; zig zag lurex pant and headpiece; extreme flares and hat.

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On the left, a super-cute summery look with the o-town muscle tank, colored skinny jean and straw fedora. The look on the right looks like it’s straight out of our blue hues collection! The destroyed denim flares, seamless texture top and caldra pullover.

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Perfectly laid-back cool: the reverse it kachow thermal, extreme flares and galloon lace bralette.

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Our California girls can’t get enough of the high waisted extreme flares! So flattering and cool – wear them with a muscle tee and kimono; multi stripe pullover; embellished crop tee and floppy hat.

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The printed kimono looks awesome over the graphic moto tank and voile trapeze slip!

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Easy dressing perfection! The voile trapeze slip with the cotton fairisle pullover, tall socks and boots.

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On the left, the reverse it kachow thermal again, worn over the the sequin cami and ruffle leggings – such a cute laid back outfit! On the right, the zig zag lurex pant worn with a tee and maxi cardigan.

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Great minds think alike! Two of our Cali girls wear the fp one pacific trails printed pant with a basic tee and denim button down.

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The pieced lace maxi looks lovely paired with the lurex crochet top and a floppy hat.

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I love this outfit! The mad cool maxi skirt, crochet bell sleeve top and floppy hat.

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The beautiful hauz khas village top is perfect with the extreme velvet flares.

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The lace bell bottoms, multi stripe pullover, and some pretty rad street art :)

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Stay tuned for some NYC style later today!

Alexandria -Jan 13, 2012, 12:32PM
My fav. Led Zepplin song and one of my favorite songs all together. It's the ringer on my cell phone : ) My fav. line- Someone told me there’s a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.

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Winter has most definitely hit here in Philadelphia. We’re snuggling up in sweaters, jackets, and lush vests here at the office. I noticed a lot of café au lait hues mixed in amongst the stripes and fun patterns that we’re falling for.

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Decked out in FP wearing the Fairisle Pullover (similar one here) and Brit Boot

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She made this necklace! Sweet, right? I love how it plays together with the other textures of her outfit.

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jess -Jan 06, 2012, 12:28PM
okay, her boy name sweater is kick a**. I think Seattle needs a little more grunge, way to go PA
-Jan 06, 2012, 2:02AM
love the red socks peeking out of the shoes! :)

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The color blue sometimes gets a bad rap. It can be associated with feelings of sadness. Perhaps the cold winter has you “feeling blue.” Well, there’s nothing depressing about our Blue Hues collection on the website. Some of the hottest FP pieces fall into the category, and contrary to the color’s reputation, they’re quite fun and uplifting to wear. This is one cool color for apparel. Which is your favorite piece in the pretty hue?

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Marcy -Jan 09, 2012, 10:00PM
OMG I love this look, this is my style :)
Sanne -Jan 06, 2012, 5:38AM
I love blue clothes, it looks good on almost everybody! :)

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We had two reasons to celebrate today! First we had a birthday breakfast celebration for our amazing office coordinator, and then we had a baby shower at lunch for our email marketing manager who is expecting very soon. You ladies both rock!!

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She loves scooters and scooter rallies, so one of our co-workers brought in this adorable Barbie scooter for her! I’m so jealous I never had one of these!

A big congrats to the mom-to-be :) xo

Nikki Qiao -Jan 06, 2012, 12:37AM
Which address should I write to if I want to send Doub a gift for her baby. Is she going to be a baby girl?? THanks Julia:)) Nikki
Nikki Qiao -Jan 05, 2012, 11:37PM
WOW! Free seems to be a fantastic environment to work in. :) Fabulous!!

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Post image for January Catalog Sneak Peek: NY vs. LA

We love LA… beaches, surfing, sunshine, rollerskating, tacos, convertibles, palm trees, Mel’s diner, the LACMA, Hollywood and more. We love NYC… cab rides, late nights, hot dogs, the subway, the MET, Times Square, the list goes on.  Two iconic cities on opposite coasts that couldn’t be more different, but we love them just the same. Our January catalog is an homage to these two great cities and their individual style, featuring Jessica Hart shot by Chrissy Piper in Los Angeles and Karlie Kloss shot by Guy Aroch in New York City.

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So, of course, we have to ask…

Are you a New York City girl or an L.A. woman?

marcy -Jan 09, 2012, 10:03PM
I really love both styles... I am going to start to dress my self like these styles very fashionable <3
Lindsay Hillegas -Jan 07, 2012, 12:48PM
From LA born and raised. Love California<3333

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I was surfing around online earlier today and this tumblr sparked an idea for today’s office space – things organized neatly!  Read more »

Lucy -May 22, 2013, 9:49AM
Where are these chairs from? I love them!!
shikha -May 07, 2012, 12:43AM
love it!

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This week’s style file is no wuss. She’s decorated with tats, and sports a dark bob which give a toughness to any look she wears. The actual outfits she pulls together tend to lean on the girly side, creating a nice balance with the permanent edgyness. She loves tights and cute flared mini’s. She peppers in ditzy prints, lace, and feminine detailing. And then there are the shoes, she has a collection of stunners – your ordinary black ankle boot wedges, but with badass elements. Overall, she has a great mix of tough and sweet. Check out her week in style:

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Gina -Apr 01, 2014, 8:20PM
Great style! NB: Minis is plural, not possessive (mini's).
Sundal -Feb 02, 2012, 8:00AM
She is GORGEOUS. Very Bettie Page.

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Here at Free People we’ve gone a little crazy for nail art lately… it’s such a fun way to add a pop of color or pattern to your look. Read more »

bridal invitations -Aug 02, 2014, 12:12AM
Greetings! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout oout and say I truly enjoly reading your posts. Can you suggest anyy other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same subjects? Thans a ton!
Corsha -Sep 20, 2012, 9:41PM
Love the designs. Inspired to try something like this for myself! :)

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*UPDATE – here is the horizontal version!*

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Our lovely graphic design team did a great job putting this calendar together! You can download the January calendar from our flickr page, and we’ll post them each month here on the blog! Enjoy :)

*UPDATE: a horizontal version is now available! Download it on our flickr page. *

Brittant -Jan 05, 2012, 12:19PM
Thank you for the updated version!! :)
fp julia -Jan 04, 2012, 11:09AM
oh and yes the I is a roman number 1

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“Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.”

- Henry Miller

Every once in a while you come across a quote at the exact perfect moment…when truer words could not be spoken, almost as if someone knew you needed to hear these words and and an invisible force held them up  in front of your eyes. I am taking these words and holding them close throughout this year. I don’t like to make new year’s resolutions, more “life resolutions,” but like I mentioned in the previous post, I did make a list of things that I’d really like to do before the year is over.  I have a feeling I’ll be able to accomplish them all :)

I want to work on my photography, and learn how to cook – I’m not talking fancy cooking, I’d just like to be able to make something! I want to spend more time at my beach house this year, and I want to visit San Francisco at some point and see my friends there. I used to be one of those people who went to yoga almost every single day – religiously. Ever since breaking my ankle, I don’t go nearly as often, and I still don’t feel comfortable taking the advanced classes I used to, but I think I can get back to it this year. I also ran track through my entire youth and want to start running again, if my ankle and bad knees let me. Lastly… I’m pretty sure I’m getting my next tattoo this year ;)

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I’d love to hear your goals and resolutions for 2012!

Photos by Julia.

Anna -Nov 18, 2013, 6:30AM
Such great ideas! I have a really crappy knee, I used to love athletics and running. Would love to get back into that sometime. I wish I could cook, too! Growing up Mum did all the cooking and we never tried to learn so...I'm 23, living alone, eating microwave meals...
erin yaeger -Jan 09, 2012, 2:40PM
thanks for putting this post back up! i love it!!!

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I came across this street art installation by Candy Chang on stumble upon yesterday as I was waking up on the second day of the new year, lying in bed and looking for inspiration on my ipad. The timing couldn’t have been better – it’s a new year and my mind has been working overdrive setting resolutions and a “to do” list for the year ahead. This definitely got me thinking even longer term, about all the things I still want to do. There are a lot. But I thought it might be good to do this exercise on my own, and start with a smaller list of maybe 5 or so things that I want to do before this year ends – try it out, it might help you too :) I plan on hanging my list in my apartment and coming back at the end of the year to see what I’ve accomplished.

“Before I die” was started by artist Candy Chang in New Orleans – with the help of her friends and neighbors, she turned the side of an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard that residents could write on and share their dreams for the future. I think it’s such a beautiful way to transform a public space into something that is a reflection of the community and what really matters to them.

The project has since expanded to other cities including Brooklyn, Amsterdam, Lisbon, San Diego and more.

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What’s on your bucket list?

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Madison -Feb 12, 2013, 7:12PM
Prove my generation can CHANGE THE WORLD
dahi. -May 01, 2012, 2:36PM
was für eine schöne idee. ich wüsste auch schon, was ich da reinschreiben würde ... ihn heiraten, kinder mit ihm bekommen und ihm meine welt zeigen so wie ich die seine kennen lernen möchte ... lg dahi

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I kinda felt like 2011 was a slow year for music, but as I was putting together this playlist I realized that there were actually some really great albums that came out this year. Read more »

claire roche -Feb 06, 2012, 11:43AM
You probably mentioned every single one of my favorite bands! LOVE LOVE LOVE <3 i am meant to be a freepeople girl. :)
dani -Jan 11, 2012, 11:38AM
the black keys are amazing, my favorite band, any song from el camino is good

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