We had a baby shower here at work this week, and I made these crostini as a contribution to the array of sweet treats we had to celebrate. Normally, when I make them at home, they’re delicious. This time around I made them the night before, and then stuck them in the fridge at work until we surprised the mom to be. Read more »
I’m so taken with these “Flower Constructions” by Anne Ten Donkelaar – they are collages carefully pieced together with pressed flowers and with cutouts from pictures of flowers. Lovely!
She also has a “Broken Butterfly” series, of broken butterflies she has repaired with new wings and bodies – they’re amazing.
The wings of this one are partially made with maps of where it originated.
See more of her work here!
DO: five sun salutations each day, for 30 days.
Over the holiday, I stayed around Philadelphia while a lot of my friends went out of town. With a lot of time to myself, I did a lot of internet surfing during which I came across a blog (now I don’t remember which) where the blogger was talking about their self challenge to do five sun salutations a day, for 30 days. I decided to wipe myself of my previous “I can’t workout at home” mentality, and commit to the same challenge.
I went upstairs to my bedroom, rolled out my yoga mat, and intending to do five sun salutations, ended up doing an entire yoga routine – for an hour! I’ve decided that there is no reason to not do yoga at home. It’s actually even better in some ways. You can move at your own pace, and really hold a pose that feels good to you instead of moving at the teacher’s pace.
Last week I mentioned how I want this New Year to be all about balance. I’ve continued to do my five sun salutations a day in efforts to keep this thought in the front of my mind. On some days I’m in the mood to do more, and on some I do just the salutations. Either way, I get a moment of calmness where I’m completely in tune with my own body. I think this is important for my goal since the first step to getting balance, is knowing what is going on with yourself. I feel like I’m getting stronger, more flexible, and most importantly, a more balanced mentality.
Try it out! Do five sun salutations for thirty days straight.
For those of you who don’t know what a sun salutation is, click on the image above for a how-to video. :)
Here is part two of store style featuring our lovely New York girls!
“And love won’t play any games with you
Anymore if you don’t want ’em to
The world won’t wait and I watched you shake
But honey, I don’t blame you
Hell, I still love you, New York”
– Ryan Adams
The sequin button down is perfect for a night out on the town!
The seamless texture top looks too adorable under the velvet overalls.
From left to right – the printed kimono looks awesome layered under a thick cardigan; vegan leather to the max with the pleated skirt (coming back in stock soon!), lace button down, vegan leather jacket, and beaded necklace scarf (how cute does it look tied in a bow?!); and another vegan leather jacket on the right.
One of our designers did a series of illustrations depicting our five fp girls, and they are beautiful – and if you follow us on twitter, you have a chance to win one!
Just head over to our twitter page, tweet 3 words that describe Free People @FreePeople, for the chance to win. We’ll pick a winner on Monday morning!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stay tuned for some NYC style later today!
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.
Decked out in FP wearing the Fairisle Pullover (similar one here) and Brit Boot
She made this necklace! Sweet, right? I love how it plays together with the other textures of her outfit.
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?
Aegean Leather Pant
Denim Corset Bodycon Slip
Embroidered Flora Pullover
Pilot Graphic Tank
FP ONE Flock Dot House Slip
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!!
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
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.
So, of course, we have to ask…
Are you a New York City girl or an L.A. woman?
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: