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our march catalog has some amazing items that can be worn as beach cover ups…  i love how light and airy these pieces are, i would live in them all summer long. which one do you guys like best?

the hooded maxi dress:

the open stitch beach tunic:

the runaway lace kaftan:

the starlight lovers dress:

or the fp-1 wavebreak smocked tunic:

Allie -Mar 21, 2011, 1:09AM
I really love the makeshift belt Aline Weber is wearing with the Hooded Maxi dress! I wish I could see a better picture of it...or that it was a FP item I could buy :) Inspires me to be creative either way, which is one of the many things I love about Free People!
catie -Mar 18, 2011, 3:51PM
i love the free people swim wear. its all so carefree & bohemian which is the vibe i want from my summer clothes. keep up the beautiful work free people:)

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everyone looks so lovely today! maybe its the beautiful weather?

windows 7 -Jul 20, 2011, 10:04PM
Very beautiful ......
Insanity -Jul 19, 2011, 4:01AM
likes....Thank you for sharing

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jennifer Ruppert -Mar 17, 2011, 10:25PM
awwww this makes me happy. it would be cool to place four leaf clovers inside of glass to make it a necklace or something. that way you could carry around good luck everywhere you went!! :)
Taylor -Mar 17, 2011, 9:12PM
cute! :D

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our awesome makeup artist deanna is back for another how-to video where she shows you how to get this stunning look for spring featuring our model martha hunt! song is “spirit of” by the twin atlas. see products used and instructions below. Read more »

JennySue Makeup -Mar 26, 2011, 3:31PM
So beautiful- that stark black liner with the rosy cheeks and lips is a perfect combo!!
Jasmine -Mar 19, 2011, 9:39PM
Must try that eyeliner, Im an eyeliner fiend

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well i hope you wont see me in my ragged company you know i could never be alone… and you can send me dead flowers every morning…

bits of inspiration from around the building today. rolling stones in my head.

Taylor -Mar 16, 2011, 6:17PM
This is beautiful!
Eva @ Four Leaf Clover -Mar 16, 2011, 3:06PM
Those handkerchiefs are so pretty!

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Last summer, we were obsessed with shibori indigo tie dying. No, really . . . we just about dyed anything white in sight. So when Free People asked us to include a DIY in our guest blogger series, we knew a new tie dye project was absolutely in order. Reverse tie dye or extracting color using bleach has intrigued us for some time now and as the weather is warming up, what better time than now than to start experimenting with tie dye again!

To make a reverse tie dyed shirt, we used a black Free People shirt (bleach works best on natural materials, especially cotton), a few cups of bleach, a bucket, a pair of gloves, a few rubber bands and 2 flat shaped objects.

To make a grid-like pattern, fold the shirt like an accordion and bind it between two pieces of wood or any flat shaped object. Hold the shirt in place by wrapping a series of rubber bands around the bind. Anything used to bind the clothing will prevent the bleach from penetrating, so remember, any fabric exposed will bleach and turn color. Click here for more binding methods.


Before you start the process, make sure you are wearing gloves and bleaching outdoors or in a well ventilated area. Dilute approximately 4 cups of bleach with 1 cup of water. Submerge the shirt into the bleach for only a couple of seconds. Watch it very carefully because depending on the thread count of the clothing, the color can turn very quickly and the bleach may start eroding the fabric. As soon the black fabric transforms into a rusty brown color, immediately remove it from the bleach. Unbind it, rinse it with water and let it hang dry.


You’ll notice that the brown color will slowly fade into an even lighter shade over time. Once its dry, run the shirt through the washing machine.


Your reverse bleach tie dye shirt is ready to wear!


(top image from here, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)

Nadya -Sep 03, 2013, 11:11PM
Such a great idea! Used it in my own DIY:
英文SEO -Dec 19, 2012, 2:57AM

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the latest batch from my inspiration folder :) the extra hour of light at the end of the day does wonders for my soul.

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cool pictures -Mar 17, 2011, 10:29AM
amazing...really thank you for this article
lex -Mar 16, 2011, 8:54AM obsesssed with those wide legs jeans. LOVE the blog, it makes me so happy to come here every day and get inspired :) xoxo

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music festival season is here! the SXSW music festival kicks off today in austin. this festival has always eluded me – there’s always some reason why i don’t go. last year i was supposed to go, but instead i was on the couch recovering from ankle surgery. anyway, i’m kicking myself for not going this year. the lineup is so extensive it can seem a little overwhelming but there are soooo many good bands playing, and it’s a great opportunity to catch them in a small, intimate venue.

i made a playlist below of some of the bands i’m into who will be there, and if i was going to austin, here are the items i would pack!

for me, the key to packing for festivals is picking a few easy items i can mix and match, like skinny jeans, white top, denim shirt, a little black dress in case i feel like dressing up at night, and a pair of boots.  i would definitely bring the cara pocket hip belt – a perfect festival belt so you don’t need to bother with a bag! and i would accessorize with some rad boot riders and a bag charm by the 2 bandits. throw everything in the mali pattern messenger, along with the aventurine pendant, bowie band ring, sunglasses and a journal, and hit the road!

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cool pictures -Mar 17, 2011, 10:33AM
yep...amazing again
Abby -Mar 15, 2011, 3:46PM
don't miss the brahms! tomorrow 10pm maggie mae's then a few more times this week. they are great!

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the latest exhibit to go up over in building 543 might be one of my favorites  to date.  it’s impossible not to notice it when you walk in… back in the far corner by the cafeteria, a strange tower appeared last week… upon closer investigation it is revealed to be a tower of books, carefully stacked to form a rainbow of color with their spines.



“arguments #6C” by tom bendtsen.

the opposite wall displays more eye-catching sculptures like these:


“(un)mending” by libbie soffer



“so long and thanks for all the fish…” by joanna platt



and then this appeared above the elevator next to our café…pillows of yarn and crochet hanging like icicles from a dr. seuss book.  this blew me away – it’s called “heaven” by melissa haims.




the exhibition of contemporary sculptures, titled “the journey,” opens today at gallery 543 at the navy yard, which is open monday through friday from 9am to 5pm.

cool pictures -Mar 17, 2011, 10:32AM
awesome i love the freedom
madeleine -Mar 15, 2011, 10:08PM
how would one work for thee?

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the beach has overtaken my mind! i blame our march catalog for that…but i found this beach combing photo series by quercus design the other day and i think they’re so beautiful! they make me want to go to the beach right now and search for shells and stones and other treasures.









the arrangements are so beautiful…and it’s fascinating to think how the found objects differ depending on the location. what a cool idea… reminds me of our castaway trend!

view more here.

top two photos from here.

LW -Mar 16, 2011, 10:37AM
Great minds think alike. :) I think we both posted about these beautiful prints simultaneously. Here's my post: Love Jennifer's work!
Taylor -Mar 15, 2011, 2:26PM
these would make cool tiled wallpaper for a computer!!

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a sunny batch of photos from our beautiful facebook fans :)

Caroline -Apr 06, 2011, 11:19PM
Aw I emailed ya'll that "Love is where we all belong" photo. So honored to see it on here. Love FP. <3
catie -Mar 21, 2011, 3:24PM
such inspiring, beautiful photos :)

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There are two beautiful dresses in our March book from the label Daughters of the Revolution – beautiful graphic dresses that are ideal for a vacation as beach cover ups or dressed up for a day to night look.

Here’s a little about the designers;

Daughters of the Revolution designer, Emily Cadenhead, creates her clothes to evoke the sensibility of freedom, nature, love, and femininity that have marked her life. Her parents are hippies who live an environmentally friendly lifestyle, which liberally encourages creativity. Growing up in Malibu and Palm Springs with nature outside her window, Emily spent most of her upbringing painting and drawing. In 2007, she started Daughters of the Revolution with a small collection of hand painted dresses.

Daughters of the Revolution is a family business committed to sustainable design. The team works on a micro-level carefully selecting ethically and environmentally responsible techniques for their garments. Daughters of the Revolution uses a combination of organic clothes, natural fibers and silks. Much of their sequins and beadwork are made of recycled materials. Emily’s print designs echo nature and fairytale with recurring motifs of flowers, seashells, feathers, animal and ethic prints. The focus of the design is comfort above all else therefore developing a loyal following of women from around the world who love the collection. Daughters of the Revolution is now carried in over 200 stores worldwide as a celebration of the female form, freedom, nature, love and happiness!

Crosswords Maxi Tube Dress

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Robert Smith -Jan 30, 2013, 2:33AM
Nice dresses......thanks for sharing with us.
californiastyle -Mar 14, 2011, 8:51PM
nice shoes

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