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I’ve always thought that our Senior Graphic Designer has amazing style, but for some reason I was under the impression that she was one of those who aren’t a big fan of having their photo taken. I’ve since discovered that I was wrong, and so to make up for lack of showcasing this woman’s amazing style, I decided to feature her as this week’s Style File.

One great aspect to our Graphic Designer’s fashion is her keen eye for texture and pattern. She understands pieces, and how to show off their interesting features. For example, she’ll layer a fun color underneath to show off a top layer’s loose knit, or she’ll call attention to a bold, retro-inspired pattern by stacking it up with basics. Either way, she’s great at creating a balance so that her looks never look like too much.

I’m also a HUGE fan of this woman’s ring collection. She has a great assortment of chunky knuckle decoration full of cute animals and edgy cuts. She’s not afraid to pile on the rings, and will often pair them back to a sweet choker.

Equally as impressive, is her awesome shoe collection. She’s a big heel girl, and her shoes always have attitude. The good sturdy heel gives her look a nicely confident spin.

Overall, her wardrobe of fun pieces is gutsy and playful. It never gets boring seeing what this girl is going to wear to the office.

The Polka Dot Blouse pops perfectly with her bright red booties

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Get the look with a large gauge knit like this and the a fun colored buttondown like our Sheer Buttondown Tunic in Mint Julep.

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Here she updates the poncho by wearing it in a totally modern way layered over a basic button up and shorts.

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Try a great choker with a collared shirt to get the look. The Tribal Triangle Collar is a great option to do it with at an easy price .

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michelle -Apr 08, 2012, 11:15PM
where did you get that studded bag? It's amazing!! I couldn't find it on FP website!
Sundal -Feb 02, 2012, 7:20AM
Amazing, just so damn chic.

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I’m so excited to share our January catalog video with you – I love this one :) Featuring Karlie Kloss in New York City and Jessica Hart in Los Angeles, edited by Swell. Song is “Can You See His Face” by Tezeo. Enjoy!

Dafinka -Jan 13, 2012, 8:18AM
I love Jessica Hart, she is so sweet and funny and natural, and somehow the images of Jessica for Free People look very energetic truly wonderful. You can feel the model mood through them, her positive vibration, energy and madness, whereas the other girl Karlie looks a bit stressed....Love you Free People
! -Jan 09, 2012, 10:49PM
Oof! I love the east-west FP girl concept. Impressed!

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“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”

– Marilyn Monroe

Ilze -Jan 10, 2012, 9:43AM
Really enjoyed the quote....needed especially to hear the last sentence !!
Punctuation Mark -Jan 09, 2012, 11:23PM
Perfect to start the new week!!!

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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

Christina -Jan 09, 2012, 11:22AM
I love figs and honey. Great way to break up the sweetness with the cheese. Yum! I just made a sweet but savory ravioli. Check it out! http://becauseofmadalene.blogspot.com/ Christina
lovemore -Jan 09, 2012, 12:47AM
ahhhhhhh just had to wipe some drool - my god! xxx

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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!

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She also has  a “Broken Butterfly” series, of broken butterflies she has repaired with new wings and bodies – they’re amazing.

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The wings of this one are partially made with maps of where it originated.

See more of her work here!

Emily -May 23, 2015, 11:04PM
Absolutely love this! It's been a while since a post like this. Super cool <3
Taylor Rae -Jan 09, 2012, 7:23PM
Wow this is seriously one of the coolest mediums of art I have ever seen. The last butterfly is UNREAL. Thank you so much for sharing!

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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. :)

Amanda -Jan 17, 2012, 11:01AM
this is awesome! I incorporated it into my daily work! I'm always so aware of how much time I spend in my office chair, so I'm doing one sun salutation an hour to keep myself active at work! :D
Punctuation Mark -Jan 07, 2012, 12:59PM
what a great idea... will definitely follow your advice because i need something like this... have a great weekend!

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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.

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How cool are these two? Get the look: vintage tee worn over a sequin skirt or striped dress, vegan leather buttondown and ankle boots!

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A similar look, with a vintage tee worn over the scallop lace tube dress with the printed kimono. So cool!

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The ankle crop colored skinny jean, marled yarn pullover and sugar mountain ankle boot.

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I love everything about this – the reverse it kachow thermal with a seamless layering top underneath, vintage wash straight leg denim, flannel and killer boots.

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Such a cute layered look with the fp skinny cord, sequin cami, anita faux fur jacket and beaded necklace scarf.

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The costas striped maxi dress looks super cool with the marled yarn pullover on top!

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On the left, get a sophisticated look with the extreme flares by adding a button-down shirt, sweater and fedora. On the right, model off duty Brooke Nesbitt spotted in our chevron sweater dress!

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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.

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Lastly, get this awesome look with the medallion seamless slip, flannel and vegan leather buttondown.

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fp julia -Jan 10, 2012, 9:47AM
jenny - yes its fp! it doesn't look like its available anymore online, but you might be able to find it in stores! we also have this one - http://www.freepeople.com/ruffled-edge-maxi-buttondown/
jenny -Jan 08, 2012, 4:37PM
LOVE the red plaid dress in the background of the overalls shot - is that FP? Where can I find it!

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Post image for Twitter Sweeps: Win a Free People Illustration!

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!

Happy Friday!

Linda Cohen -Feb 23, 2012, 12:22PM
This is fun . My 1st time <3
april -Jan 11, 2012, 1:16AM
Is there a winner??

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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.

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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.

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Perfectly laid-back cool: the reverse it kachow thermal, extreme flares and galloon lace bralette.

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Our California girls can’t get enough of the high waisted extreme flares! So flattering and cool – wear them with a muscle tee and kimono; multi stripe pullover; embellished crop tee and floppy hat.

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The printed kimono looks awesome over the graphic moto tank and voile trapeze slip!

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Easy dressing perfection! The voile trapeze slip with the cotton fairisle pullover, tall socks and boots.

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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.

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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.

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The pieced lace maxi looks lovely paired with the lurex crochet top and a floppy hat.

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I love this outfit! The mad cool maxi skirt, crochet bell sleeve top and floppy hat.

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The beautiful hauz khas village top is perfect with the extreme velvet flares.

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The lace bell bottoms, multi stripe pullover, and some pretty rad street art :)

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Stay tuned for some NYC style later today!

Alexandria -Jan 13, 2012, 12:32PM
My fav. Led Zepplin song and one of my favorite songs all together. It's the ringer on my cell phone : ) My fav. line- Someone told me there’s a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.

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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.

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Decked out in FP wearing the Fairisle Pullover (similar one here) and Brit Boot

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She made this necklace! Sweet, right? I love how it plays together with the other textures of her outfit.

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jess -Jan 06, 2012, 12:28PM
okay, her boy name sweater is kick a**. I think Seattle needs a little more grunge, way to go PA
-Jan 06, 2012, 2:02AM
love the red socks peeking out of the shoes! :)

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Post image for Thursday Poll: Blue Hues

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?

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Marcy -Jan 09, 2012, 10:00PM
OMG I love this look, this is my style :)
Sanne -Jan 06, 2012, 5:38AM
I love blue clothes, it looks good on almost everybody! :)

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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!!

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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

Nikki Qiao -Jan 06, 2012, 12:37AM
Which address should I write to if I want to send Doub a gift for her baby. Is she going to be a baby girl?? THanks Julia:)) Nikki
Nikki Qiao -Jan 05, 2012, 11:37PM
WOW! Free seems to be a fantastic environment to work in. :) Fabulous!!

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