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it’s almost that time of year… to wear thermals!! i can’t get enough of our thermals, they are the BEST.  i love these four styles so much i can’t decide which one to get for this season. which one do you guys like best?

the motorcuff long sleeve scoop thermal:

the lace trim thermal:
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the we the free recollections thermal:
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or the we the free everything’s rosey tunic:
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and just in case you missed it, check out our post on ways to wear thermals right here. now vote!

last week’s outfit poll was very close between one and two, but the winner was outfit one with 29%.

g! -Aug 19, 2010, 4:13PM
Yes, I agree- the colors from last year on the motorcuff type thermal were amazing!
katy -Aug 19, 2010, 4:11PM
i love the motorcuff thermal. i like the scoopneck as opposed to the crewneck from the similar thermal from last year. yes, please make it in more colors!!! i loved the colors from last year. they had that distressed, ovewashed effect--especially the overwashed black!

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Office Style

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My sister has moved  from England to join me here at Free People and I thought I would do a little office style on her. It’s great when you have a sister who is the same size as you and has a similar style to you too. We can borrow and swap clothes until our hearts are content.

It’s great having her here and its lovely having someone who shares the same visual eye as mine.

caroline -Aug 24, 2010, 4:59PM
yes jem its great for you... but its very sad for me!! i want her back here!! lol. xxxxx
claireabelle -Aug 24, 2010, 9:11AM
Leighanne you are doing us proud on teh old style stakes!! We miss you xxxxxx

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how handsome is he??? this is toby, who i am very excited now gets to come to work in our office with our field recruiter! he came in yesterday looking very dapper in his tie, and i asked him some questions for the blog :)

where are you from?

manchester, NH.

what are some of your favorite things?

bananas, trash scavenging, sleeping, cuddling… and cookies.

what about your least favorite things?

being left alone!

what do you like to do during the day?

sleep and cuddle.

do you like coming to work in our office?

i love it! everyone comes over and says hello to me, they’re very friendly.

what is your favorite color?

green.

what kind of music do you like to listen to?

i like bluegrass.

what is your favorite food?

bananas and peanut butter!

what’s your favorite place you’ve traveled?

hiking in the white mountains in my home state of new hampshire.

anything else we should know about you?

if you feed me and hug me, i’ll love you forever :)

doesn’t this picture just make you want to lie down and cuddle with him?

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Colleen -Aug 20, 2010, 3:11PM
AAAHHHHH! TOBYYY! He looks so grown up and ready for work in his tie!!! <3 it!
tara -Aug 20, 2010, 2:39PM
He looks like a great dog.

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when i was in the photo studio last week for our latest how-to style session, i kept finding myself admiring our associate stylist’s hair! she died her ends purple and i think it looks awesome – as a fellow brunette who loves the whole colored hair trend, i’ve often wondered what colors would look good with brown hair and i think purple definitely does! it’s subtle but still catches the eye.

Lucy -Nov 08, 2011, 6:42PM
I love your blog!! its so cute and simple! the pics and the videos are really pretty and simple!! i really really love this photo! i have brown hair and i want to die my hair purple, but im not quite sure how i want to do it! Now I do!! Thanks so muchh!!!
Julia -Sep 18, 2010, 1:38PM
What kind of color did she use to dye her hair, because i tried it with blue and it wouldn't wanted to stay!?

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i have a really wierd obsession with woodstock.  i wasn’t even alive back then but it pains me to think i wasn’t able to be a part of that experience.  our vintage buyer took a trip to bethel, new york,  and brought back some photos of the festival site and her friend’s place – i nearly died when i saw them. one day i will get there.

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this is duke – he went to woodstock in ’69 and never left! he now gives tours of the festival grounds.

and here’s her friend’s amazing home…

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yeah, i would never leave either.

supergirl -Nov 25, 2010, 4:12AM
The old man in the picture looks like Santa Claus, really.
joe -Nov 09, 2010, 4:33AM
The hippy times were so grovy and the pot so good and the people so cool but all good things have to make way for the bad. Evil invaded all that love and poof it was gone. Yeah I was a part of that happening and now I'm 66 years old and looking back it was the best part of my life.

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a peak into part of our buyers’ area…

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how cool is this laptop case?? i want to make one!

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teece -Aug 24, 2010, 11:34AM
how do you make that laptop case? there should most definitely be a tutorial!
Kendall -Aug 20, 2010, 1:14AM
could you put up a tutorial on how to make the laptop sleeve?

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like it or not, fall is just around the corner… which of course means new store displays! here are some shots of the new displays at our king of prussia, PA store. the rich colors and the added texture of the yarn is perfect for fall, bringing to mind a cozy knit sweater you just want to wrap yourself up in.

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i love how the fabric seems to be dripping from the ceiling, like the store is oozing creativity.

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you may recognize the fabric covered vases that have been pictured around our home office and at our costa mesa store.

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i think my favorite part of the display is the yarn.  it is also used as decoration here at the home office – i love it, the colors make me happy :)

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amazing work again, guys!

Val -Jun 09, 2013, 11:57AM
Anthropologie sells these quilts as found objects in their stores. The prices range from $200-$300 which may be why Free People won't sell or give their sources for the quilts. There are many vendors on Etsy who sell kantha quilts and many who will see you a bundle of, say 10 for the price of one at Anthro. check it out: http://www.etsy.com/listing/127455855/10-wholesale-vintage-kantha-quilt-kantha?ref=shop_home_active If you can sew or are resourceful in finding someone who can make your curtain panels, Voila!
Lilwy -Apr 25, 2012, 10:57PM
I also love the curtains you use in your dressing rooms. Where can I buy them? Are they for sale? Hope so. Love 'em.

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wednes-diy

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i saw this DIY and it immediately reminded me of free people- fabric covered hangers!  i have a bunch of plain old wire hangers in my closet and i think they are in need of a makeover.  all you need is fabric – this would be a great way to reuse old free people bags! – and glue.

start by taping the starting point of the fabric to the hanger, and then proceed to wrap the fabric around the hanger.  when you have covered the hanger, put a dab of glue on the end of the fabric and you’re done!

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jade -Sep 30, 2011, 10:57PM
awesome! totes gonna try it <3
Lisa Napier -May 16, 2011, 8:20PM
What a great idea!

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daydreaming

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it’s one of those gray, rainy days in philly where you just want to curl up under the covers and sleep all day.

if only i was here…

vieques

…at the w retreat and spa in vieques, puerto rico.  the rest of the decor doesn’t look too shabby, but it’s those rainbow chairs that got me.

Lauren -Aug 05, 2012, 3:36PM
I went here on my previous spring break and it is even better than it looks! Take a week off and go there!!! You will not regret it
tgp -Aug 18, 2010, 1:27PM
wow! they look like the best chairs ever.

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last week i was passing by the area where our graphic designers and office coordinator sit…and something was different. their office chairs had been replaced by large exercise balls! hmmm…what’s this all about guys?

“we got them to strengthen our cores! exercise balls are the new thing.”

so have you noticed a change? do they work?

“yes! when you wake up you feel like you did crunches the day before.”

“it keeps you moving throughout the day so you get a little workout. and we have a mid afternoon workout session.”

“plus they keep you from getting sleepy sitting at your desk!”

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what do other people think about your balls?

“they’re jealous! everyone wants them now.”

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“the bouncing is good for your mental state too…you feel like a little kid!”

Mallie -Aug 19, 2010, 6:43PM
hahaha I giggled when I saw this. I miss you guys!
Kristen -Aug 19, 2010, 3:22PM
Love the black high heeled shoes!

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Isabel Lucas rocked out in LA in this adorable little number, there’s something very Annie Hall going on here. I love that she’s added quirky little stripey socks into the mix and that her hair and make up is undone.Cute as a button. I think I might be wearing this look going into Fall.

zoe:) -Aug 20, 2010, 3:22AM
i LOVE this! its so... dreamy! everything is imperfect in a totally perfect way. <3 the dress must be vintage?

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home

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i feel within me
a peace above all earthly dignities,
a still and quiet conscience.

- william shakespeare

collage by our concept intern stacey.

tae -Aug 26, 2010, 9:49PM
i loved the quote. ive been thinking i needed some peace all day.
-Aug 17, 2010, 3:49PM
is that really a cat and a deer?

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