…at the farmers market outside our building today :)
with today being the first day of fall, these table arrangements i saw on design sponge – using straw flowers and heirloom tomatoes - felt really appropriate as today’s DIY. the colors are gorgeous!
the top two photos are my favorite- i would just leave the flowers and tomatoes like that as table decorations! for instructions on how to make the flower garland, check out the tutorial here.
one more really cool fact about the wedding i posted about yesterday? the invitations contained wildflower seeds! the paper can be planted, leaving guests with a patch of wildflowers to serve as a beautiful reminder of the occasion. such an amazing idea.
check out the website where they ordered the invites here.
During a trip to New York last week I popped into the 5th av store to check out how the girls that work there are styling themselves with the new collection.
I asked them to pick out their favorite outfit for early Fall and here is what they choose. Don’t they look adorable!
That morning the new skinny high waisted 601 Levis arrived in and they looked great, a flattering high waist that worked well with a tucked in shirt, and great to tuck into boots.
The girls were super sweet and inspirational!
we have some really cool new additions to our vintage loves collection this week! our vintage buyer took ten pairs of 1970s and 80s round-toe western boots to upstate new york, where she worked with woodstock artisans to transform the boots into these one-of-a-kind works of art. our buyer loved these boots because the round toe makes for a better fit, and she wanted them to have the perfect wear and tear look. to achieve this, she and the artisans she worked with used sandpaper and then carefully hand painted each boot with woodstock artist michael r. so that each pair is truly one of a kind.
as she was driving one day, ali spotted this awesome 1940s chevrolet on the side of the road and decided it would be perfect for an impromptu photoshoot with the boots. the rusty, cracked paint and vintage style of the truck could not have made a better setting for the boots to be shot in.
shop our selection of vintage boots here.
Over here in Philly I felt the chill in the air today, and it felt good. Autumn is my favorite time of year, the freshness: the crisp leaves, the warmth of the colours, and the opportunity to wear cozy clothes. I get very sentimental when I feel the chill biting through my skin. I got to my desk this morning and listened to Owen on my ipod, thoughts of getting lost in a forest and kicking leaves around, finding a log to sit on to drink hot chocolate from a flask came flooding into my imagination. It felt nice…
I think I’m going to stay right here in this mindset all day long.
Ohhhhhhhhhh man, I love autumn!
I’m pretty excited about going to an American pumpkin patch and going apple picking for a day.
I’d love to know if you guys have any fun Fall activities to share as this is my first American Fall :)
jenny lewis and her boyfriend johnathan rice have teamed up to record an album, “i’m having fun now”, and it sounds like just that – fun. warm, sunny pop rock is the best way to describe their sound – you may recognize jenny’s voice from rilo kiley, which she fronted. they’re also just a really cute couple. i remember reading an article in rolling stone a while back about the resurgence of laurel canyon, where some of the greatest music of the 60s was written. the article talked about how jenny lewis and johnathan rice would hold regular jam sessions at their laurel canyon home, in a style very reminiscent of the 60s – i thought that was pretty cool. you can definitely sense a little bit of that alternative spirit in some of their songs.
check out their song “big wave” below- and if you’re in philly, they’re playing at the troc tomorrow night!
one of our fp girls got married on saturday! the wedding took place at her brother and sister in-law’s farm in christiana, pa. there were no wedding planners- everything was put together by the bride and groom and their friends and family. the bride looked stunning in a white free people dress (from the cover of our february catalog) and sparrow ankle boots!
half of the guests set up camp and stayed the night under the stars – there was a live bluegrass band, a huge campfire and lots of smores. a string band from asheville, north carolina, called “chompin at the bit” played the cocktail hour, followed by a surprise appearance by “the family band,” comprised of the bride’s family, who played one of the newlyweds’ most favorite songs- “home” by edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros.
sounds perfect :)
toby’s at the wedding! wearing his best tie :)
congrats to the bride and groom! thanks for sharing your lovely photos :)
ever since the vogue australia shoot featuring abbey lee with bright pink dip dyed hair, the idea of doing it myself has sat in the back of my mind, resurfacing whenever i saw someone else try the trend. here are some awesome examples that inspired me to say yes when I was asked to be the guinea pig for our how-to video :)
the best part about it is that my ends are bleached now, and when the pink washes out i can try another color. as much as i love the blue and green, i’ m not sure i could pull it off. as a brunette, i’m a big fan of the ombre look in the last pic – brown with blond ends. that might be something i’ll have to try.
we are looking for a store operations intern! we are looking for someone local that can receive school credit. the person hired will probably work 3-4 days a week. we want to fill this position as soon as possible.
for more info and to apply, click here.
speaking of stores, our greenwich, CT, store is looking for store managers, full time managers in training, and assistant store managers! for more info and to apply, click here, or stop by the store.