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so inspired by this look today! our office coordinator took an old oversized button-down shirt and turned it into a skirt! she just buttoned it up halfway from the bottom, stepped into it and tied the sleeves around her waist – add a cropped tee and boots and you’ve got 90s grunge perfection.

just another reason to nab your boyfriend/dad/brother’s button-downs! vintage printed ones are a plus :)

bob -Jul 03, 2012, 2:42PM
Kati -Nov 08, 2011, 10:53PM
I love this! This is total inspiration!

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rainbow cake, rainbow hair :)

lots of inspiration around the office today!

Nina -Sep 15, 2011, 5:16PM
akalksdjalskdj LOVE those hats!!! will they be abailable on free people store? OMG love themm
Ashley -Jul 15, 2011, 12:17PM
I LOVE her hair! How did she get it like that?

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Today’s DIY project was inspired by this post on apartment therapy. Free People has an instagram account and I love so many of the photos that our home office girls post there – it’s like our little visual diary. I LOVE the idea of printing out our photo memories and making them into wall art!

What you need: I used white poster board and double sided tape, and printed our photos out on a regular printer.

I picked photos at random and just started lining them up in rows :)


And that’s it! I think this would look awesome framed and hung up in our office :)


natural news -Jun 24, 2014, 11:00PM
Drinkers up and down Egypt flipped the lids of their ice cold Heineken cans and received special VIP passes in the country. (And no, I am not saying that people are tired of Hillary nor am I comparing her to a dead horse. Along with this, people love to read about tthe sports news.
laura@printing-instagram -Aug 28, 2013, 8:32PM
Very cool, think it also looks so cool because of the selection of your Instagram photos! nice to see people putting effort into displaying their Instagram photos! I have been looking around for different inspirational ideas that I could blog about and this is so cool!

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some visual refreshment on this 100 degree day…stay cool everyone!

-Jul 13, 2011, 9:10PM
Oregon definatley hasn't been he warmest! But the state is beautiful and green nevertheless
-Jul 13, 2011, 7:37PM
it was 101 F yesterday and I'm pretty sure 110% humidity! thanks for the cute pictures, I love the sprinkler! and the fruit looks way too yummy!

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Free People girls are heading to Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago this Friday for a festival fashion bonanza!Read More

godrej modular kitchen catalogue -Oct 08, 2014, 2:08PM
Cooking has become a joyful experience with the advent of modular kitchens. They have a long lifespan and often come with adjustable options for dimming. Shutters can be cleaned easily, making them a popular choice.
Irene -Jul 14, 2011, 1:27PM
Looking beautiful ladies!!! BEST MANAGERS EVER!!!!!!!!!

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When I first heard model Abbey Lee Kershaw was in a band, I was intrigued with a hint of skepticism. Gorgeous model, gone rocker?Read More

-Jul 13, 2011, 12:14AM
She comes in and shops at the 5th ave store sometimes!
BohoQueen -Jul 12, 2011, 11:14PM
Not my favorite music, but she is too pretty! I love the 2nd picture of her. It's so Stevie Nicks and bohemian looking! xoxo

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While down in Austin for our July catalog release party, we had the pleasure of meeting the beautiful Indiana of the austin-based fashion blog Adored Austin. she is incredibly sweet and put together this lovely post for our blog :)

Austin is a city obsessed with live music, football, and all things Lance Armstrong. I’ll admit it: four years ago, when my husband’s music ambitions relocated us from Monterey, California to Austin, Texas, I dismally pictured my wardrobe evolving to include dirty old cowboy boots, shapeless pearl snap shirts, and loads of Texas Longhorn burnt orange accessories. Never did I suspect that Austin would be a city full of inspiring personal style and panache.


I was delighted to find out that Free People chose Austin as its muse for its July lookbook. As the self-proclaimed “Live Music Capital of the World”, music is at the heart of everything we Austinites do, including the way we dress. We pride ourselves at knowing about the cool bands before the rest of the country catches on and we eschew traditional advice from fashion magazines that dictate how we should put together outfits, instead opting to mix and match our new duds with vintage pieces. Equal parts rock and roll and bohemian, Austin’s style is edgy and tough but comfortably nostalgic all at the same time.


left – with her sweet baby jude :)



There’s no better place to people watch than South Congress Avenue, which is just a short jaunt (or pedicab ride) across the river from the downtown Free People store. There you’ll find the famed Hotel San Jose, vintage treasure trove Uncommon Objects, an entire parking lot of modern food trailers, and loads of vintage shops, street musicians, independent eateries, and some of the coolest, sweetest people you’ll ever meet.


Come visit Austin for the Austin City Limits festival this fall or South By Southwest in the spring. I’ll even come meet you on South Congress for a cupcake and a taco!

-Indiana Adams from


all photos by indiana except for last one, by david mushegain for elle italia.

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Jessica -Jul 13, 2011, 10:05AM
I love Indiana! She did a great job on this post and like all of her other posts, it makes me wish I lived in Austin!

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On the first part of the journey, I was looking at all the life. There were plants and birds, and rocks and things, There was sand and hills and rings. The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz, And the sky with no clouds, The heat was hot and the ground was dry, But the air was full of sound.

-Neil Young

Free Store -Jul 13, 2011, 9:55AM
Kudos to all your arts posted on your blog. It's really inspiring.
fp naomi -Jul 13, 2011, 9:04AM
Melody - right you are! please excuse my tunnel vision obsession with neil young!

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Post image for July Lookbook: Behind The Scenes With Bambi Northwood-Blyth

Our july lookbook features one of our favorite fashion icons, Australian model Bambi Northwood-Blyth! She is such a joy to be around – from her endearing accent to her magnetic charm, we all fell in love with her. For our july lookbook she showcases our pre-fall collection full of layering essentials like leather, denim, crochet, tights, bed jackets and sheer fabrics. Here’s a peek behind the scenes!


Bambi told us the story behind her cute ankle tattoo: she and her boyfriend were traveling together and got beaded anklets that read “dan and bambi.” She decided to get a tattoo of the anklet so that she would always have it :)
















view the full july lookbook.

Penfield -Jul 13, 2011, 7:21AM
Fantastic blog you have made. Keep up good work.
BohoQueen -Jul 11, 2011, 3:21PM
Bambi is so cute! I'm so happy she is in your July lookbook! I love how the little figurine of "Bambi" is just sitting there with all the makeup. That's too adorable! Her ankle tattoo is so cute, and I love the story behind it! xoxo

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“How hard it is to escape from places. However carefully one goes they hold you – you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences – like rags and shreds of your very life.”

~Katherine Mansfield

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Anna Jane Hollow -Sep 14, 2011, 2:58PM
The very top image was taken by me. Would you mind resetting the source to my website? It's: Thank you!
stargirl -Jul 11, 2011, 2:18PM
so creative(:

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Every day in our cafeteria here at Free People they offer the most interesting soups. Since it’s been summer they’ll usually do one chilled option. I’m always intrigued, but never actually like the sample enough to get it for lunch…until the other day. They made this pineapple gazpacho – sounds weird – but I LOVED its mixture of sweet and spicy so much that I ended up devouring it down for lunch. At home I later tried to replicate the dish and found it’s beyond easy. The only thing is, you’ll need a bit of planning ahead since the dish tastes better chilled in the fridge over night.

For the Gazpacho You’ll Need:

1 Pineapple

1 Yellow Pepper

¼ Cucumber

½ Sweet Onion

5 Sprigs Cilantro (stems included)

2 tsp Rice Vinegar

½ tsp Spicy Sriracha Sauce

¼ tsp White Pepper

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For The Garnish:

¼ Red Pepper

2 Sprigs Cilantro (leaves only)


1. Core & Peel Pineapple. Then cut pineapple, yellow pepper, cucumber, and onion into medium pieces.

2. Throw all gazpacho ingredients into a blender or bowl if you have a hand blender like I do. Puree until texture is smooth.

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4. Garnish with red pepper and cilantro to serve

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I almost never comment, however I looked at a few of the comments on this page Pineapple Gazpacho. I actually do have a couple of questions for you if it's allright. Could it be simply me or does it look as if like a few of these comments look like they are left by brain dead folks? :-P And, if you are writing at additional social sites, I'd like to follow everything fresh you have to post. Could you list of all of all your shared sites like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?
Las Vegas Appliance Repair -Aug 11, 2014, 4:47AM
Great post.

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DO: turn off the TV

Last week my roommate and I took a big step. We got rid of cable. At first, the thought of fewer bills was a large weight lifted, and then the panic began to set in. We were going to have to quit old habits cold turkey. No more dressing to its background noise in the morning, mindless tv watching after work, or simple scapegoat procrastination.

Just because there’s no cable doesn’t mean we have to sit there bored, however, and I’m quite proud of how resilient we’ve been in thriving without it. It’s funny, before I was always frustrated with having too little time to get things done. Now, there’s miraculously enough time, and all I had to do was turn off the tv. Life has taken on new facets. When you don’t have tv there to entertain you, you automatically busy yourself with something else. I suggest turning it off today, and exploring some of what I’ve been soaking up since I too did the same:







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What fun things will you do to fill up the free time?

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-Jul 13, 2011, 9:05AM
It is not the tv that gets me, its the computer haha. I barely ever watch t.v., aside from watching the occasional movie. Howeber, I used to go on Facebook every day and waste my life away. I am much more fulfilled without it haha :)
Amanda -Jul 11, 2011, 2:02PM
Very inspiring! I often feel that after work I have no time for anything - I'm usually home unwinding - in front of the TV. I've already decided to do a nice house cleaning after work today, so I think I'll keep the TV off this time, I'm sure it will get done a lot faster.

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