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Love this shot of the Dursoduro Maxi Cardigan.

Photo by Sarah Welch.

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The On the V Crochet Tunic and Printed Tea Length Skirt.

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The lovely Zilker Park Convertible Maxi.

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More love for the Dursoduro Maxi Cardigan!

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The Open Stitches Pullover looks great over the Voile and Lace Slip with tall boots!

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Photo by Sarah Welch.

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And how amazing is this?! Spotted in FP San Antonio – one of our customers embellished her Extreme Vintage Flares with some boho artwork! LOVE!!!

martha -Oct 16, 2011, 11:08AM
whoaa these are so pretty ! I can't wait to be able to order online again !
Jenny Lane -Oct 12, 2011, 4:35PM
I had a great shot of myself beside a glassy lake in colourful Muskoka, Ontario this weekend! I'll send it in. These are great!

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The fashion blogger and creative researcher here at Free People is a little pixie with amazing style. Using her sharp British eye she blends rich colors and details, and always knows how to style vintage pieces in a way that strays from dowdy. She’s one of those select few who can pull of a vintage floral-print jumpsuit and make it look modernly chic. She rocks the borrowed from the boy look with nostalgic touches of corduroy, elbow patches, and canvas – keeping her silhouette streamlined, but relaxed. A lot of her clothes she either makes herself or she’s picked up on a vintage store run. And then there are those pieces it seems that she is religiously attached to. You can almost bet she’ll have on her black lace-up walking boots and silver rings. They seem to go with everything she wears, always adapting to the spirit of each outfit.

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Fp Jemma -Oct 17, 2011, 2:05PM
Hi jennifer my personal blog is WWW.frontier-magic.com
Jennifer -Oct 17, 2011, 12:03AM
Love her style!! What is the name of her blog? Would love to check it out!! : )

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This fall we’re all about borrowing from the boys –  giving menswear style blazers, sweaters, shirts and denim a cool girl attitude. We had some fun in the studio last week shooting this video starring our production assistant and stylist intern!


Song is “With You” by Seapony.
Items featured:

Look one: Slouchy Velvet Blazer, Skinny Jeans, Long Sleeve Fishnet Top, Tribal Pendant.

Look two: Wide Stripes Pullover, Crafted Cuff Thermal, Floral Pant.

Look three: Boy Blue Denim Shirt, Kate and Johnny Dress, Floral Tights. Also Pictured – Ski and Hike Backpack.

Look Four: Raer Donna Wideleg Overalls, Freedom Baseball Tee.

Shop all styles Borrowed from the Boys.

gabbie -Oct 19, 2011, 9:51AM
sooo cute! love the simple yet funny AND inspiring videos! <3
David -Oct 13, 2011, 12:31PM
Had to come back for seconds to watch this again. Such a great video. Good chemistry between you guys..! Pssp, M***y, our feet are on the front page today! guess who...

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“The bridge will only take you halfway there, to those mysterious lands you long to see. Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fair, and moonlit woods where unicorns run free. So come and walk awhile with me and share the twisting trails and wondrous worlds I’ve known. But this bridge will only take you halfway there. The last few steps you have to take alone.”

– Shel Silverstein

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fp julia -Oct 19, 2011, 8:56AM
melissa - there was! http://blog.freepeople.com/2011/10/monday-quote-107/
melissa -Oct 19, 2011, 7:56AM
why was there no monday quote this week ?:( totally ruined my week ;)

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I love you Jeff Tweedy.

Taylor -Oct 10, 2011, 6:02PM
i saw Jeff Tweedy atthe Philly Folk Fest last Summer! I was in the front row too! He was great!!! Www.forsurejadore.blogspot.com
mel -Oct 10, 2011, 7:55AM
this is awesome.

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These days the word “granola” seems to be slightly vague. When you go to the grocery store there are so many versions. It can be made with oats. It can be made with nuts. There can be cinnamon, or vanilla – even chocolate. You get the point. Basically, to be granola it has to have crunch, and it has to be delicious. When you make it at home, however, there are even more versions to experiment with. The options are endless, so I wanted to share some of the interesting granola recipes that have been catching my eye lately. I love the idea of making your own granola, and really controlling what goes into it. I’m still deciding which I should throw together, but if any of you try one, let me know how it is!

Crunchy Quinoa Granola

Ingredients:

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup dry quinoa
1/4 cup flaxseeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons agave syrup
2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300F.  
  2. Combine all dry ingredients (oats, quinoa, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds) in a large bowl. Mix well. 
  3. In a small bowl stir together all wet ingredients (applesauce, cinnamon, vanilla, agave, molasses).
  4. Pour over the dry ingredients and stir until well coated.
  5. Spread the granola on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Turn it over every 10 minutes or so to provide even toasting.
  6. Let cool completely. Keep in airtight container.

(recipe via Anja Food 4 Thought)

Lemon Rosewater Pistachio Granola

Ingredients:

1 lemon, zest and juice of
1/4 cup date syrup or honey
1 tablespoon rosewater
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup flax seeds
1 cup chopped pistachios
1/2 cup raisins

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Combine lemon zest, lemon juice, rosewater and syrup/honey in a saucepan.
  4. Bring to a boil. Take off the heat and let cool a little. Set aside.
  5. In a big bowl, combine oats, flax seeds, and chopped pistachios.
  6. Pour the lemon syrup mixture over the oat nut mixture and stir until well combined.
  7. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  8. Spread the granola evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  9. Let cool completely. Stir in raisins (optional).
  10. Keep in airtight container.

(recipe via Anja Food 4 Thought)

Pumpkin Granola

just because I’m loving fall :)

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Ingredients:

3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Dash of ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt.
  4. Stir in the brown sugar and maple syrup until smooth.
  5. Add the oats, dried cranberries, raisins, almonds, coconut, and pumpkin seeds, stirring until granola is evenly coated. It will be moist.
  6. Spread out evenly on prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes and stir the granola around. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool completely before storing in an air-tight container. Granola will crisp up once it has cooled down.

(recipe via The Pastry Affair)


Linda -Oct 27, 2011, 7:39AM
Thank you! I'm simply crazy about healthy recipes and this one will help me a lot in my diet.. Thanks again.. :D
dragon fruit -Oct 09, 2011, 11:33PM
omg I am SO trying this this week! I have all the ingredients already too, perfect :) thank you againnn, FP! xo www.dragonnfruit.com

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Dreamy collages by Monika Traikov… I love the element of nostalgia added by her inclusion of old family photos in some of her work.

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More on her website and tumblr.

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DO: observe the stories around you.

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Everyone is someone, and everything has a story. I love stories. Stories fuel the imagination and fill the soul with emotion. We read books and watch movies, falling in love with the tales of other’s lives, but the real world never seems to have the same luster. Maybe, if we pay attention, it can.

Look around, and pay attention. It’s amazing the stories you’ll find. People falling in love, friends overcoming challenges together, world changing events, it’s all going on around you. Look at it in the context of a story. By doing so you give lives and events a path – a start, ups and downs, and a future. It is a way to understand the world with emotion and recognize the beauty in everyday life instead of simply floating along.

jamie -Oct 08, 2011, 10:45PM
This is amazing. Made me think. Thank you.
-Oct 08, 2011, 8:43PM
Love this so much! Thank you once again, Naomi!

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What is everybody doing this weekend? It’s First Friday in Philly, it’s Fall – meaning fun stuff like apple picking and pumpkin carving – and Monday is a holiday (for some)!

We just launched this shoe lookbook on our website and I can’t stop looking at it. I love all the little scenarios they created, depicting pretty much everything I want to be doing this weekend – zipping around the city on a scooter or bike, chilling in the park with a book and a puppy, picking up groceries for a dinner party, hitting up a concert, or having brunch with a best friend or loved one.

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Where will your feet take you this weekend??

Click on each image for more info on the shoes pictured.

fp julia -Oct 10, 2011, 9:45AM
thanks david!! ;)
karacter -Oct 10, 2011, 9:45AM
Yey Golas with the hot pink pants look tight! We just sent out another shipment of Quotas! xo Kara http://www.karacterblog.com

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Another fun Free People store event going on this weekend!  Our Farmington store is celebrating Columbus Day Weekend with a Fall Fashion event. Spend $150 or more and get a beautiful limited edition Shibori dyed Free People bag – And, register your bag number on the facebook page after the event for a chance to win a gift card!

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Lately I’ve been getting the urge to just stay indoors and lounge around all day. This doesn’t happen to me in spring and summer…I guess because I’m a sun child and want to spend every possible second outdoors. But now it’s fall I just want to wear comfy clothes and wrap myself in a blanket and curl up on the couch with my cat. It’s the perfect timing with the launch of our fp body shop.

Song is “A Dedication” by Washed Out.
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MOnika -Oct 08, 2011, 6:21AM
GREAT photos..exactly how I feel right now!
Beth -Oct 08, 2011, 12:04AM
Gorgeous photos!

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There’s something so hot about denim. The laid back approach to style has always been a favorite of mine. It’s never over or under dressed, you look casual and cool, but fashionable and chic at the same time. Denim just never looks bad…

Check out how we’re styling it here at the home offices this week.

Layering perfection paired with a sheer black dress and Joe Lace Up Over the Knee Boots

Denim and stripes, a classic combo that never fails

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How badass is the attitude of this vest?

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This tough girl look is spot on in fashion right now. Just throw on some tights and ankle boots with those cutoffs, and you’re good to go!

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A fresh take with a lighter wash alternative

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The chambray button-down crochet – it goes so well with everything!

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Denim on denim…one don’t rule that SHOULD be broken

marianne -Oct 07, 2011, 11:14AM
First pic is perfection! Now I am even more obsessed with the Joe lace up boots! Everyone looks very unique and stylish! Love ALL the office style photos that are posted! Keep em'coming! xoxo
hippiebohoreloaded -Oct 07, 2011, 3:59AM
ohh, my fave free people skirt, the cantina wrap ... I love it so much :) hippiebohoreloaded.

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