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heather -Jun 03, 2010, 9:19PM
i need that dress!
Bronwyn -Jun 03, 2010, 5:17PM
love the details on the outfit -- keep up the awesomeness, free peeps

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i’ve never been much of a heel girl but i love some of our platforms right now! such great summer shoes. which ones do you love most?

the slingback wood platform:

the distressed leather platform:

the roma knotted strap platform by cynthia vincent:
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joni’s platform:
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or the diego printed platform:
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take your pick!

the winner of last week’s swim poll was the patch printed one piece with 23%! the printed v wire bikini was a close second.

emt training -Jun 05, 2010, 12:59AM
I’ve recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

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we are completely obsessed with these adorable ikat boho sacks, specially  made for free people by cleobella.  they just might be the best beach bags i’ve ever seen!

take a closer look at the fabric and colors, they’re really beautiful:

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i will definitely be purchasing one of these beauties, the only problem is deciding which one!

which color do you guys like best??

check them out online here.

Laura -Jun 04, 2010, 2:25PM
Absolutely love the bags and I agree it's so hard to choose a color they are all great. Off to Free People today to see if they have them yet, might get 2. thanks
Jane -Jun 04, 2010, 12:54PM
The purple & orange are stunning - but then again they all are! <3

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our suburban square store is having a sidewalk sale starting today through sunday! suburban square is a really cute outdoor shopping spot in the suburbs outside of philly. if you’re in the area, stop by our store and cool off with some lemonade and cookies! they have some really great new summer merchandise and markdowns to take advantage of as well :)

Katie -Jun 07, 2010, 9:12PM
Went and got a new gray slouchy tee!
Brittany -Jun 04, 2010, 9:15AM
Ahh! New afternoon activity!

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last week i told you all about the trip fp jemma and i took to NYC for the day to visit some of our stores. well we had a small window of free time before our train back to philly so we hit williamsburg in brooklyn for a quick shopping session at stella dallas. this was my first time visiting the vintage store and i could have spent all day browsing the racks and rummaging through boxes in search of antique treasures. i love the smell of vintage stores…like your grandparents attic mixed with an old library of yellowed, crackling books. you always know you’re going to find something special and what that find will be is the mystery.

here are some photos from our shopping excursion…

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what was my big find? i was absolutely smitten with the vintage rock tees hanging all over the store- so it broke my heart a little when i saw the sign saying they were part of the owner’s private collection and not for sale…. until I found a rack in the back with a sweet pink floyd t-shirt that i grabbed and would not let go of!

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here’s another tip – follow up a day of vintage shopping with food and drinks at blackbird – a charming little corner spot on bedford ave that i would love to spend hours in, reading a book and people watching.  it’s got a great atmosphere with wooden shelves lined with books and an old wooden bar full of character.

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i love brooklyn.

Kayla -Jun 10, 2010, 1:06PM
I will definitely take these recommendations to heart when my sister and I reach NYC! We've spent a lot of time exploring Manhattan in the past, and are eager to find some Brooklyn treasures.
Kristina -Jun 05, 2010, 12:49PM
I was just at stella dallas last week! Got some great sunglasses :) It's my new favorite store in wilburg!

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jan -Jun 03, 2010, 3:38PM
i love the RING !
julie -Jun 03, 2010, 2:47PM
You lucky people you have amazing office personalities!

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following up part one, here’s a look at the bands i want to see on saturday and sunday at bonnaroo!

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on saturday i am most looking forward to jimmy cliff, jeff beck and stevie wonder… they are legends. jay z, thievery corporation and the disco biscuits should all be fun late night shows!

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sunday at bonnaroo is usually pretty mellow. the weekend is coming to an end and people are tired, but there’s a headliner that night to close out the weekend. i honestly don’t know if i’ll stick around to see this year’s closer, dave matthews band, but i’ll probably check out these shows:

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and here’s a playlist of all the bands listed above!


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Sarah -Jun 03, 2010, 12:21PM
I was looking forward to going all year but my friends bailed last minute. It's killing me a little to see these updates... but have fun the lineup is awesome!

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this bike, entirely covered in crochet, was spotted on the streets of new york last week…

apparently it is by ny-based artist olek as part of an exhibition.

the windows are crochet as well!

the bike reminds me of our summer store displays:

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one of our readers, annaliese, emailed me a little while back about a sculpture she had created that she wanted to share. she didn’t send any photos but her description was enough to peak my curiosity. i asked her to send along some photos as well, and here they are! read on for the description of the sculpture in her words…

“i made a tree branch grow forth from inside of an unwanted book, bringing life to the pages whose words have been forgotten, left in a charity shop where its bright green cover with a black silhouette of a forest and frolicking rabbits dancing about the undergrowth caught my gaze and sparked my imagination. within the grasp of the branch i made a nest from lines of text that i built up to become a home for a family of birds. above the nest the last bird is flying the nest, facing the time of flight or fall, beating its wings against the invisible air to reach that open sky its desperate gaze is locked onto, leaving behind an empty nest where a single feather lays, lingering like a memory, a remnant of the past.

the book is called “the forest lovers” and was the only material used for this sculpture with glue to bind its former flat pages together.”

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what a beautiful description and sculpture! thanks so much for sharing, annaliese.

regina -Jun 21, 2010, 11:16PM
its incredible... thats creativity and talent!!!
pharmacy technician -Jun 03, 2010, 9:20PM
Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

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in the days leading up to a music festival like bonnaroo, it’s hard to think about anything else.  one of the first things you need to think about before going are what bands you definitely want to see, because it is never possible to see them all. there are two stages and three tents which all have shows going on simultaneously, so sometimes two acts you want to see will be playing at the same time.  bonnaroo announced the festival schedule last week and i immediately printed it out and highlighted the bands i want to check out.

here’s a look at some highlights on thursday and friday!

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unfortunately we aren’t getting there until friday- so i was a little bummed about missing these acts!

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here’s my tentative lineup for friday, which is jam packed with good bands…

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edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros

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the kings of leon will headline friday night – fp jemma and i were talking about this the other day and we agreed – we want to hear the old stuff! i can do without the latest album please play “trani” and “joe’s head”!

late night

another great thing about bonnaroo? it never stops.  the shows go on late into the night and into the early morning. a couple of years ago my morning jacket went onstage at midnight and played until 4am – one of the greatest shows i’ve ever seen. if you can hang in, the late night shows are always good for dancing… here are some good ones on friday night/saturday morning:

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the first predicament of the weekend – the flaming lips play from 12am – 2am and the black keys from 12am – 1:30am.  i love the black keys so normally this would be an easy pick, but the flaming lips rock too and they’ll be playing  pink floyd’s the dark side of the moon in its entirety with star death and white dwarfs.  which would you see??

here’s a playlist of the above artists for you to enjoy!


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kayla -Jun 02, 2010, 11:04AM
YOU MUST GO SEE THE FLAMING LIPS! i saw them about two months ago and they played Eclipse and Brain Damage from Dark side of the moon, and of course they played their new cd. It was unbelievable. A TOTAL MUST SEE! I love the black keys too, but the flaming lips show is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Go, see, love.
fp courtney -Jun 02, 2010, 9:58AM
see the flaming lips!

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first of all thank you so much to everyone who participated in our boho mom contest! we got some amazing submissions which made it extremely difficult to select a winner, but we held a vote and the grand prize and runner up have been selected!

our grand prize winner, who gets the awesome prize of having their mom’s outfit recreated by free people, was submitted by heather:

and our runner up, who gets a $100 gift card, was submitted by india:

i love them both! congrats, ladies :)

megs -Jun 02, 2010, 1:15PM
Amazing entries! YAY!
-Jun 02, 2010, 12:44PM
The second is sooooo BOHO! The first will most likely sell quite well! Can't wait to see the design Fp comes up with! ;-)

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it’s a new month and it’s time for a new book club selection! for this selection we went with something that is very different from our last two, but similar in its messages about freedom and happiness.  the book is called “succulent wild woman” by sark, and was recommended by a fp girl here at the home office who told us she has given the book to all of her girlfriends because it is so full of positive inspiration.  plus, it’s a nice change since our last book (the perks of being a wallflower) focused on a male character and was written from a male perspective.  if you’re not familiar with sark, check out her website here.

we’ll give you all some time to check out the book and start reading, and then i’ll be posting images, quotes and inspiring passages from the book in the coming weeks. hope you enjoy!

CarissaMae -Jun 04, 2010, 7:35PM
ohmygosh!! gushing! i love love her... found this in a box in a used book sale and it was like nothing i'd ever seen! i think i read it all in the store! :) one of the top 10 books every woman should have!
Catherine -Jun 02, 2010, 1:39AM
I have actually read this book! Loved, loved, loved it! Very encouraging and inspiring! Good pick!

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