our stylists have amazing taste (obviously!) so today i asked them to give their top picks for this fall – and they even modeled them for me! first up, our senior stylist:
“i feel really good about wide leg pants and looser styles going into fall. i’d describe it as victorian mixed with 70s on safari! the coat has a victorian silhouette that looks amazing on any body type because it creates a waist. you can wear it so many different ways, too- belted, open like a cardigan, over a maxi, or with wide leg pants. and the colors go with everything! i also love the expedition hat and large bags like this that fit everything you would need in case you do actually go on a safari :)”
“i love the long sleeve lace buttondown tunic- it is so versatile! it’s a great piece for layering so you can keep wearing summery items like a printed mini into fall, and the print shows through the lace which is really cute. just add a cozy cardigan, over-the-knee boots with socks, and a beanie! this leather jacket is AMAZING. it is lined in satin and has a detachable hoodie and has that perfect beaten up quality to it.”
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?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
this is duke – he went to woodstock in ’69 and never left! he now gives tours of the festival grounds.
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.
i love how the fabric seems to be dripping from the ceiling, like the store is oozing creativity.
you may recognize the fabric covered vases that have been pictured around our home office and at our costa mesa store.
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 :)
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!
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!”
what do other people think about your balls?
“they’re jealous! everyone wants them now.”
“the bouncing is good for your mental state too…you feel like a little kid!”
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.