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If you were following our twitter page over the weekend, you may have heard the exciting news – our team was in Palm Springs shooting our January lookbook with stunner Alexandra Spencer of 4th and Bleeker! Read More

stephanie -Jan 25, 2012, 9:02PM
those stacked wingtip shoes remind me of francesca lia block's book, "weetzie bat".
Foam Magazine -Jan 22, 2012, 11:43PM
We had SUCH an amazing day with Alexandra and the Free People crew! Thanks again for letting us tag along.

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I’m the type of girl that loves versatility in clothes, the more looks I can get out of one item the better, that’s why the selection of slips we have on our new homepage “a slip for each girl” is captivating me. Sometimes on the weekends You want to be super lazy, you want to lie in and just have a slow weekend. So wear a cute slip to bed of Friday then adapt It to an outfit for just popping out! Wear the Breakfast in Bed Romper then throw on a pair of jeans… an easy effortless outfit is complete.

My personality changes from a Bohemian Meadow to a Tomboy Lou so below are how I would adapt my two slips that suit my personality best!

What type of girl are you and how would you adapt your slip?

Breakfast in Bed Romper Vintage Thrift Wash Straight Leg Jean Lou Ankle Boot

FP One Poison Pintuck Slip Jenny Floppy Hat Crochet Bubble Hem Cardi Lou Ankle Boot

holly cromer -Jan 19, 2012, 9:38AM
i like the second look best, just because the first one looks like what i already wear everyday :)
Monica -Jan 18, 2012, 3:10PM
I love the way you styled the ankle boot with the straight leg denim! And obviously the romper is adorable + practical!

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I don’t think I’ve used anything other than standard hair ties for ponytails since I got rid of my (extensive) collection of scrunchies, so when I saw that we were getting all of these cute ponytail cuffs in, I was really excited for a fresh take on the ponytail. It’s my go-to hair style, but it gets so boring… I am all about these cute cuffs, especially the brightly colored cut-out geometric cuff and the suede lasso pony holder! They are such a great way to add a little unexpected pop of color or texture. We had some fun trying them on today – what do you guys think, are you into this trend?

Cutout Ponytail Cuff



Stingray Ponytail Cuff


Beaded Ponytail Cuff



Lasso Pony Holder


Beaded Ponytail Cuff, Stingray Ponytail Cuff, Cutout Ponytail Cuff

Shop all Ponytail Cuffs and Hair Accessories.

-Jan 18, 2012, 2:57PM
-Jan 17, 2012, 11:20PM
the lasso cuffs are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! i MUST have one!!!

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I love New York, but California has my heart. What about you?Read More

jessy -Mar 25, 2012, 7:08PM
I love the billy bragg and wilco album!
beebayonline -Jan 19, 2012, 5:26AM
Nice post! You have worked hard on jotting down the essential information. Keep sharing the good work in future too. and every photo is a looking nice,

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This week the girls here at home office put one hand in the air for the wide leg bottoms; We dressed them up and dressed them down to see which style we enjoyed the most. The 70’s cool pant has made a return for us; we love the idea of toning the extravagant pant down with simple tops and touches of accessories.  It might not be a trend for everyone but these girls rock them!

Full Lace Pant Vegan Leather Buttondown Sibilia Athena Disc Belt Poppy Cutout Leather Cuff Jenoah Floppy Brim Hat

Fiona Quilted Ankle Boot

Floral Print Floral Pullover Pant Sheer Stripe Pullover Drowsy Water Ranch Barrel Crossbody Vegan 3 Eye Gibson Shoe



Nightcap Lace Bell Bottom O-Town Muscle Tank Caldra Layer Pullover Gibson Tote


Full Circle Palazzo Pant 3/4 Sleeve Seamless Texture Top Vegan Leather Jacket Archduchess Platform

Love -Jan 29, 2012, 1:18AM
Those are nice pants. Love laces.
Sara -Jan 21, 2012, 9:55PM
I love the contrast between the super feminine print and the punky leather jacket and sky-high wedges. I want this outfit so badly!

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Post image for Style File: Assistant Designer (Lou)

This week’s StyleFile is an effortless beauty who’s style has a laid back California beach vibe. I don’t know if it’s her long, wavy blonde locks, the colorful friendship bracelets, or the heart tattoo on her wrist that scream Cali, but it’s definitely there. She wears a lot of stellar grunge pieces – ripped and splattered jeans, a slouchy knit hat, baggy tees, and kicks. She’ll then mix it up with an awesome Native American inspired necklace or poncho. There’s no doubt, she looks like your quintessential American girl – active and full of life. Her vivacity can’t be restricted with pompous or tailored clothing – she has no time for that.

These jeans are perfectly slouchy and distressed. Get the look with a grungy graphic tee, hat, and Converses.




This photo makes me want Summer. And colorful bracelets


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She takes the formality out of a cable knit sweater with fringe layering

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In this cold Winter weather, everyone needs a good throw on poncho to stay warm.

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She loves her Native American accessories just as much as the rest of us at Free People. Some great variations are on our website right now here, here, and here.

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KJ -Jan 08, 2015, 12:54PM
Where is that beanie from??????? I love it!
Chandler -May 16, 2012, 2:17AM
Aww her style is so cute and smily :)

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Post image for Blogger Diary: “Sometimes the light shines bright”

This weekend my mind was running overtime, running overtime with inspiring thoughts. Sometimes I just need a new twist to my weekend in order for the light to come back on again; you can get stuck in a routine and that routine can kill your mind, so Friday I went to New York to see the future Free People collection for June Wholesale. The collection was bright and poppy and reminded me of the Sun, Sand and Sea just what I needed on that brutal cold day.

Being in a new place for a couple of days gave me a new light I saw things that made my inspiration bank fill up and it made me feel alive all weekend, don’t you just love when that happens?


! -Jan 16, 2012, 1:07PM
Yes, sign me up! The east coast weather is just brrringing me down.
andrea lynne rose -Jan 16, 2012, 12:30PM
It never fails that I get inspired away from home. Sometimes it can be just so suffocating to be in the same place with the same things.

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“To those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place. But to the movers, the makers, and the shakers, the world is all around, an endless invitation.”

Source Unknown


Roseann -Oct 21, 2014, 3:56PM
At this time it seems like Drupal is the top blogging platform out there right now. (from what I've read) Is that what you are using on your blog?
Adela -Oct 20, 2014, 2:20AM
Right here is the right web site for everyone who wants to understand this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa). You definitely put a fresh spin on a topic that's been discussed for a long time. Excellent stuff, just wonderful!

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Post image for Babaganoush and Homemade Pita Chips with Allison Narofsky

This past weekend I had a fun little cooking blogger meet up with local blogger Allison of Allison Eats! We’re both big lovers of food, but we also like to eat healthy. To kick off the New Year, we decided to put together three healthy snacks for eating healthy in 2012.Read More

tiffanie -Jan 23, 2012, 2:57AM
i added artichoke hearts. youm youm for the tum tum
tiffanie -Jan 23, 2012, 2:56AM
made it love it.. guiltless treat

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Head over to our Twitter page for live coverage from our look book shoot with Alexandra Spencer from 4th and Bleeker. Foam Magazine is also reporting live via Twitter!

DeAnna -Jan 14, 2012, 10:58PM
I cant wait to see the look book. I know the styling is to die for!

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We have a beautiful exhibit hanging in Gallery 543 at the Navy Yard right now that consists of flags by artist Emily Manalo Ruiz. The main portion of the exhibit is the “1000 Works Project”, which consists of 1000 small fabric flags, each of which are unique, sewn out of salvaged materials and inspired by old battle flags.  The exhibit also includes some of her larger flags, also made with reclaimed materials, that are text-based and printed with meaningful, personal phrases.

“Art, for me, is cathartic.  It serves as an outlet for releasing deep-seated pains, capturing fleeting memories, and for understanding and documenting my life experience.  My work conveys a sense of nostalgia, longing, and sometimes, hope. It helps me to make sense of things, to communicate, to find closure and contentment, and to attempt to make permanent what is impermanent.” – Emily Manalo Ruiz















Go see more of her work here!

buddhatobuddha -Jul 09, 2013, 2:02AM
It's funny.I'd love the picture!
Jeeya -Jan 16, 2012, 7:11AM
Awesome... LOVE IT. Just sorta accidentally came across your blog & love what you guys do! Especially what y'all do at BLDG 25 :-)) And I'd love your inputs on my [ Indian ] Art & Fashion blog: Thanks a bunch xx

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DO: enjoy some silence









My head has been going crazy lately – moments of silence mere specks in large expanses of the days and nights. I do it to myself, I know. I’m always stuffing more into a day – going here and then going there – chasing my to-do lists with franticness in my chest. The ability to be calm has not been coming naturally. My head has been LOUD with fears, dreams, questions, and so much more. When the rare gift of silence makes an appearance, a euphoria washes over my brain.

It shows up in rare forms: an intimate moment with my nose stuck in magazine, a child’s pose on my bedroom floor, or a warm hug from one of my friends. I call it silence because of the stillness in my brain. It seems to fill the vessels, slowly traveling through my veins and transferring to the rest of my body. It’s a much needed sensation that feels so carnally necessary for survival. My heart needs it.

Whatever these moments are for you – recognize and cherish them.

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EV -Jan 14, 2012, 9:57PM
Feeling some of those same feelings as of late, so glad I read this when I did. Love Free People and especially love the blog, thank you xx
rose -Jan 14, 2012, 9:44PM
love this. thank you <3

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