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DO: call an old friend today.

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Sometimes life gets really hectic. We’re focusing on everything we have to do, running around in a whirlwind of the here and what’s next. It’s all too simple to lose yourself and forget about the things that are not right in front of your face. Today, take a moment to stop the mayhem – to sit down and call an old friend, and to laugh at old memories and catch up on what’s new. I recently lost a good friend from high school. I had been meaning to call her that week, but every time I thought of it I was tired or had to run out the door. Lots of people say, “put that past behind you,” but I don’t always agree. Sometimes it’s important to remember the past – where you’ve been and the people who helped shape the person you are now.

If there is somebody you care about – call them. Call them on your way to the grocery store, call them while you’re doing the laundry, call them when you’re sitting on the beach. Fifteen minutes of hearing an old friend’s voice is worth it. Believe me.

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Kiera -Jun 01, 2011, 3:58PM
this is so right, when I was in 1st grade i moved from NJ to IL and i had a great friend named Katie, we were bests. Then i moved back to NJ the following summer. We promised to write but I couldn't keep up. I feel so bad that i didn't keep it touch and wish that i had so badly. I lost a really good friend and cant go back. keepcalmandlearntofly.tumblr.com
hm hippie -May 30, 2011, 2:59PM
I love old phones...I wish people still left messages on land lines and voicemail boxes! I remember how cool it was to come home and have my mom check our messages! Great Post!

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memorial day weekend will always carry with it a sense of freedom and memories of that long weekend when i’d get out early from school and head to the shore with family and friends for beach, barbecues and SUN – the first taste of the languid summer days ahead. it has always been the beach for me, but there are tons of other getaways that would be wonderful this weekend…

camping under the stars…

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a lake hidden by trees, preferably with a rope to swing out on…

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wherever this is, i want to go there.

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a weekend boating excursion would be amazing!

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road trip…

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…or bike trip!

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crash at a friend’s house with a pool :)

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and if you can’t go anywhere at all, build yourself a blanket fort :)

what’s everyone doing this weekend?

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Aylaginger -Jul 14, 2011, 4:31PM
last weekend I went to the Oregon coast and enjoyed the beautiful combination of mountain, forest, and beach.
missseo -Jun 08, 2011, 9:05PM
Well, I wish everyday is the weekend. Whatever I will do!

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in honor of stevie nicks‘ birthday, here is our adorable web studio intern channeling the gold dust woman :)

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happy birthday stevie! you inspire us every day.

xoxo

-May 31, 2011, 1:43AM
The skirt is from Urban Outfitters, by Cheap Monday
Danielle -May 27, 2011, 10:18PM
So lovely!!! is she wearing the Mesh Maxi Half Slip by chance?? If so, how is the fit? i can't quite decide on what size to get and although the reviews were good, they didn't seem to help much. Thanks in advanced! Much love FP <3

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We had some beautiful sunshine today, which made us all poppy and dotty!
Neon pops was a trend that was carried through the office in small dosages.
Retro polka dots were also seen in vintage dresses and vintage skirts. Color pops and polka dots is the style phase today!

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ras -May 30, 2011, 11:31AM
I like the girl's clothes in the last image, thank you)
Joy -May 30, 2011, 2:19AM
I like the phones

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hot pants for hot summer days! we love these little m2f cutoff shorts that come in pretty pastel shades. i definitely want a pair of these but i can’t pick a color! which ones do you guys like best?

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rose:

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anon -May 29, 2011, 4:51PM
Its the same girl in all but one of the pictures
Mei -May 26, 2011, 2:55PM
i'm wondering how the sizing is on these? the FP cutoff distressed denim shorts run large for example. if these fit like those i know exactly what to get. that's the only reason i'm holding off...

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ever since i first heard about the site the burning house i’ve been completely fascinated with it. it’s based on this simple premise: if your house was burning down, what would you take with you? sure, it’s not a pleasant thought but it’s a really interesting way of seeing what possessions are most valuable to people. when i was growing up, this was my biggest fear- i would literally lie in bed thinking up a plan for what i would grab on my way out of the house (usually our cat).

the photos are beautiful and often quite touching.

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to see more and read about the items these people pick, check out the site here.

so i was inspired to pull together my “burning house” items and it was really difficult but here’s what i came up with:

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1. favorite hoodie that was my mom’s from back in the 70s
2. buddha that i inherited from my dad’s collection
3. my huge photo album that encompasses high school through college and is full of amazing memories
4. stack of vintage postcards
5. journal from my road trip a few years ago
6. favorite book
7. photo of my mom and her ring that rarely leaves my finger
8. favorite record of all time- an original copy of the white album that i found at a thrift store in ocean beach san diego
9. vintage film canister and loupe from my dad’s childhood darkroom
10. good luck charms: friendship bracelets, lucky lighter and case, handmade necklace with charms, pocket knife and little stone and turquoise frog that probably has more sentimental value than anything else in this photo.

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what would you guys grab first on the way out of the burning house?

Jenifer -Feb 07, 2013, 9:38PM
I only surround myself with beautiful mementos. My whole entire room is full of treasures that I can't let go of. Things that have no meaning or purpose in my life or left on the curb. Everything that I have is given to me from people I love or things that have symbolism in my life. I think the most valuable of them all would be my pets, my hat box full of memories, my art supplies, jewelry, Photo albums and memory books I've made, a jewelry box my deceased papa made for my mom when she was 2 years old.
the lovely harbour -May 26, 2011, 11:10AM
Thanks for sharing these amazing photos! I love this collection of images - what a novel idea too, how creative! I agree with several of these people on what I would grab if in a burning house.

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summer is right around the corner and to celebrate, we have a giveaway that you will want to use every day until the cold creeps back in – our display team has donated one of the incredible swings from our new summer install and one lucky reader will get to call it their own!

these swings are completely sturdy and usable, with wooden slats as a base and colorful netting to cover it with. as with many of our displays, our team drew inspiration from india, where our senior store designer spends half of each year. the netting, trimmed with beads, pompoms and tassels, is the same kind that is draped over the backs of camels in india.  the rope used to hang the chair is also the same kind as camel reins in india, and consists of colorful string carefully wrapped around thick rope. we used similar pieces on the camel in our august 2010 catalog shoot and the same netting was used on the horse in our march catalog shoot!

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camel in jodhpur, india

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left- august 2010 catalog; right – march 2010 catalog

i can just imagine this swing on the front porch of a house or hanging from the limbs of a tree in the backyard of one of our devoted readers… dreaming the summer days away, reading, listening to music and swinging gently in the summer air.

and not only are you getting one of the coolest store display pieces EVER, you also get something that is quite symbolic of the free people aesthetic. this swing is truly special!

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TO ENTER:

1. fill out the brief form located on our facebook page here.

2. at the bottom of the form, make sure you “like” us on facebook

3. come back to the blog and leave a comment on this post letting us know you’ve completed the steps!*

*the winner will be selected at random from the comments on this post – make sure to leave your email address so we can contact you!

the giveaway will remain open for one week- a winner will be selected wednesday june 1st.

the swing will come with all the pieces you need to hang it, as well as instructions.

good luck!

Connie Baldino -Apr 22, 2012, 12:35PM
I did "like you" though!
Connie Baldino -Apr 22, 2012, 12:34PM
Sorry, I did not see a form to fill out for the swing. Please advise. Connie

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i’ve got lots of great diy inspiration for you all today so lets get right to it!

one of our readers made this bike lock inspired by our dog leash DIY! i love the fabrics she used…this is a great way to jazz up your bike lock, just wrap different scraps of fabric around it!

another reader, autumn, sent this awesome project she made for her environmental perspectives class, in which they were required to create an interior or apparel item made entirely out of recycled materials.

she made an up-cycled outdoor chandelier using an old wire basket, recycled glass jars, various necklaces and chains found in her dresser, a coat hanger to hang it up and a little bit (or a lot) of creativity! she spray painted the wire basket to match the necklaces and coat hanger, used some wire to hang the jars from the necklaces, filled the jars with collected sand and seashells then topped it off with a votive candle…..perfect for an outdoor summer garden party!

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speaking of outdoor parties, i can’t get over these string chandeliers from the blog wednesday!

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the seem like they would be so much fun to make:

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check out the tutorial here.

and here’s a similar project from shannon south that uses lace doilies! beautiful.

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hmmm…which project to try first…

true religion -Jun 05, 2011, 9:26AM
But I have a question, is Free People a free trade organization? I would to continue buying your jeans.
Holly Jean -Jun 04, 2011, 8:17PM
I love all these ideas =) I am currently creating the doily. But I have a question, is Free People a free trade organization? I would to continue buying your clothes =)

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clever :)

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Amanda -May 26, 2011, 4:21PM
So great!
Taylor -May 24, 2011, 7:28PM
ha, love this! :) www.forsurejadore.blogspot.com

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time for another edition of “what are you listening to?”! this is my favorite way to get ideas on new music and good albums :)

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listening to: phish, getting ready for the show in bethel this weekend!
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admiring the village people’s “macho man” album cover :)
last purchase: godspell, at the punk rock flea market!

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(i had to include a photo of her awesome jacket)

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listening to: mumford and sons pandora station
(and rocking the nightcap lace bellbottoms!)

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vintage intern
listening to: anything from “glee”!
last purchase: adele

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senior web merchandiser
listening to: “i can’t stop listening to bob seger’s ‘night moves’! it’s the perfect summer song- and CSNY.”
last purchase: a van morrison live double album on vinyl

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campaign specialist
listening to: wiz khalifa, “black and yellow”

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store ops intern
last purchase: mumford and sons, “sigh no more”

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left: visual merchandising coordinator
listening to/last purchase: thao & mirah, they just released an album and are playing in philly soon!

right: visual merchandising assistant
listening to: foster the people and langhorne slim

your turn readers! what are you listening to?? i need some new music :)

chelsea -May 30, 2011, 11:15PM
Friendly Fires, Two Door Cinema Club, The Civil Wars, Foster The People, Brett Dennen, Royal Bangs, Lykke Li, MNDR, Austra...sorry that's more then one! LOTS! That's what you get having a music/style/lifestyle blog (sticoftheweek.com) AND DJ! :)
-May 26, 2011, 12:01PM
great post! always wonder what you girls are wearing.....keep it up :)

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a new vintage loves vignette went up today! this one is called animal instincts and i think its pretty apparent why :)  i found a bunch of great vintage photos of ladies rocking the leopard print that i wanted to share, maybe they’ll provide some inspiration!

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i love this more modern vintage take- jeans and converse kicks go with everything! here are some of the vintage pieces we’re carrying that i have my eye on…

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shop animal instincts here.

lena -May 25, 2011, 3:02PM
swing me!
loren -May 24, 2011, 2:55PM
so fun! love all the animal print. just thought i'd let you know, though... the bracelets in the end of this post-- the thin ones, aren't wood, their actually bone. i have a set from my family who lives in africa. (don't know if it really matters, but in case it's important you know the material, there you go)

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i’m sad that this is the last batch of behind the scenes images from hawaii! i loved the photos so much (taken by the talented thomas northcut).  the pics of elsa hosk and tallulah morton frolicking in the surf are making me SO ready for memorial day weekend!

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eizabeth -May 26, 2011, 10:59AM
beautiful photos aside from the fact that many of your models do not look healthy. i would love to see similar photos with women with a little more life in their bodies.
Jessica -May 25, 2011, 1:12AM
Sweet photos! Love the photo of the model laughing. Also adore the look in the first photo. Definitely something I'd love to wear or put together.

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