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fpcarrie -Mar 26, 2010, 10:48AM
go run dmc!
Erika -Mar 25, 2010, 6:11PM
Cute! Are you guys hiring ;)?

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as you may have seen by now, free people has categorized our customers into 5 different styles and given them names. well today for the blog our carlsbad, california, location put together an outfit for each style using their favorite fp items! check out the five fp girls: california style!

sandy is the beach-going, laid back surfer girl. she is usually outfitted in our beach line or our sundresses but plays them down with sandals or flip-flops. here she is wearing the gorgeous lace embrace skirt as a dress, with the seed bead stretch waist belt and charlie hat!

lou is a tomboy and she loves we the free – she wears tees and boyfriend jeans and throws on a pair of converse or funky boots to complete her look. she lives in our jersey raglan top, shown here with the acid wash knit pant!

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meadow is bohemian and she loves our flower headbands, crochet tops and woodstock-inspired clothing. she pairs her outfits with gladiators or cowboy boots and she most definitely is attending coachella! she adores tops like the lace flutter tunic or chrissy lace drape top, worn here with a crochet flower on lace headband and patchwork rugged cutoffs, and hippie jewelry like the devandra layered necklace.

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ginger is the girl that comes in looking for a stunning dress to wear out on the town! she loves our tight-fitting dresses like the downtown date dress and sexy tops that show off her figure. here she’s wearing the poison ivy tunic (similar to the ruffled flowers shift dress) over the ruffled layers skirt.

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candy is our pretty in pink girl – everything she picks out has beautiful detailing and is very girly! she loves sweet floral and ruffle dresses like the dazzling ditsy dress and the streamer ruffle dress, shown here with the field of dreams necklace.

claudia -Jul 25, 2010, 1:16AM
The carlsbad staff was so helpful over the phone and so friendly, and my tunic got here fast. Awsome. Thanks
-Mar 30, 2010, 9:23PM
AH! She helped me the last time I was in that store!

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happy happy birthday to our amazing web and graphic designers!! you guys rock.

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she loves cats and he loves bunnies, so that explains the awesome decorations on the cake- i especially love the cats climbing up the sides :) here’s a closeup:

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her birthday gift was a ring by the amazing eric saeter, who we love. lucky girl!

carrie -Mar 28, 2010, 5:43PM
love the mayor mccheese shirt
Sophia -Mar 25, 2010, 7:54PM
Where, oh where, did you get that gorgeous antiqued mirrored dresser?!! I have been on the hunt for one for so long. Any info would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

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our team took advantage of the nice weather yesterday to get some special web shots outside… the wind wanted to make things a little bit difficult when it came to the backdrop :)

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we had a little tea party towards the end of the day today as a fond farewell to one of our designers who is leaving us this week.  that’s her channeling julia roberts in the polka dot dress up top- we will miss her and wish her the best of luck!

Chelsea -Mar 25, 2010, 2:24AM
The tea party reminds me of a blog I found written by two girls: they are college students "swamped with homework whose only outlet is through fashion." Their vintage style and attitude totally represents an FP girl! :) check it out! http://twoforteaplease.blogspot.com/

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i just saw these fabric-covered pots on creature comforts today and i thought they would make a perfect follow-up to my post about plants.  instead of splurging on nice flower pots, buy a bunch of standard cheap ones and cover them with pretty patterned fabric!

this is one of those projects you can be really creative with- if you have scraps of fabric lying around at home you can combine different colors and textures to make a really unique looking flower pot.  or you could take an approach like the tutorial on lavender and limes and use soft vintage looking floral fabrics you can find at an arts & crafts or fabric store.  OR this is another great use for old free people shopping bags! either way the results are one-of-a-kind and add a little touch of unexpected cheer to your potted plants.

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all you need are some terracotta pots, fabric, mod podge (to coat the fabric with so it stays on the pot), and a brush (for applying the mod podge)! for more detailed instructions check out lavender and limes.

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check out vanessa hudgens looking very bohemian cool in our janis brimmed hat! i love how she paired it with a boyish shirt-dress, belt and sandals – it’s such a relaxed and stylish look for spring.

get her look with the fp items pictured above: janis brimmed hat; nicholas k fredda shirt; long gypsy ring; vintage studded belt; libia wrap sandal; tumbleweed tote.

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plants are really pretty to look at but they’re also good to have around the home because they improve air quality.  they’re literally a breath of fresh air, and a way to bring a little bit of the spring that’s blooming outside into your home.

similar to the paper whites we posted about a little while back, amaryllis flowers are really easy to plant inside.  plus they come in bright shades of pink and red that are a welcome burst of spring color after the brutal winter we’ve had!

you can follow the same instructions as the paperwhites to do this yourself (see here) – the only difference is you’ll need a larger vase because these bulbs are much bigger, as you can see! the flowers grow pretty tall too so it’s a good idea to use a stake to keep them standing upright as they grow.

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i never would have thought succulents could be so beautiful but they come in a huge variety of colors and textures you can combine to make a really beautiful plant… and you can be creative with the potting and arrangement to create something really unique.

instructions for planting your own succulents can be found here.

and just because… this wall of succulents is amazing:

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sue forey -May 24, 2013, 4:31PM
I really love this living wall. I think my garden NEEDS one!

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a dog bed made of free people bags! our store manager in greenwich sent me the following photos and blurb that was so cute i had to share…

alison is from new york city and is one of our favorite customers in greenwich connecticut.  she saved and recycled our free people shopping bags to make a bed for her dog!  alison cut the fabric into small pieces and wrapped it carefully around a wire cord to create a base for the bed.  she then continued to double the wire cord and wrap the free people fabric strips around as she built the bed walls.  we think it looks amazing and her dogs are very happy campers!

alison made the bed for chelsea, the english cocker spaniel pictured above – but her other dog, ollie (below), likes to steal it because it’s so comfy!

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those dogs do look very content! i love this project…it also sort of reminds me of the rag rugs we posted a little while ago (here). hmmm…maybe you could make a rag rug out of free people bags??

thanks for sharing alison!

J_me -Mar 26, 2010, 2:43PM
WOW! Very impressive!! I LOVE it! ;-)
Alison -Mar 24, 2010, 9:43PM
Hey, my names Alison, I made the bed It took about 8 bags (i think) and i would get 10 just in case

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music festival season is underway! sxsw was just the beginning…next up is coachella, followed by sasquatch, bonnaroo, lollapalooza, outside lands…phew. that’s a lot of festivals.  but i love them, and i try to attend one every year.  there is something so freeing about losing yourself to the music and dancing among a sea of people. if i could go back in time i would want to live in the sixties so i could go to woodstock and monterey pop…and there’s a spirit in the air at music festivals that feels so reminiscent of that time.

are you attending any music festivals this year? leave a comment and let me know! we may try to get to that one too…

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Kaylee -May 02, 2010, 5:15PM
Heading to mt. jam, gathering of the vibes, nateva, and allgood hopefully :) ITS ON!!!!
Leslie -Apr 01, 2010, 6:02AM
Bonnnaroooooooooooooo

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wouldn’t you like to own an item hand crafted or signed by one of your favorite musicians?

crafts for a cause is an online charity auction organized by binki shapiro of the band little joy. she gathered together a bunch of fellow musicians to craft items like tshirts, totebags, and artwork, or contribute photos and items – and it’s all up for bidding now here.

they may be a little pricey, but it’s for a good cause — all proceeds go towards relief efforts in haiti.

more info about crafts for a cause can be found on the website here.

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Sweet dreams are made of this – What’s spring without some prettiness and romance. The whimsical season is here and the billowing chiffons are ready to come out. Feel light as a feather in lace, crochet and chiffons. Roughened up with denim, cargo and jersey. Here’s an inspiration round up of our Lace shop (click to go shop)

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