Vegan Leather: Blogger Picks

We were so excited about the arrival of our new vegan leather items, that we decided to each pick our favorite and show you guys how we’d style it!

Naomi:

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Top Pick: Embellished Vegan Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Pictured with: The Destroyer Tee and the Neon Tide Layering Necklace which hits the site next week!

I’ve had my eye on this jacket for a while now. I remember when I first sent it to a shoot forever ago. I hadn’t even seen it yet, but the merchandisers suggested it for the shoot, and the instant it got delivered to my desk I knew this was a rare and awesome piece. You can never go wrong with a leather jacket, and with this one, the detailing is just amazing! It’s tough yet boho and ethnic – the perfect throw on for any outfit.

Jemma:

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I always love the attitude that leather brings to your look, it gives that certain edge that has some kind of sex appeal about it.

Vegan leather gives you the same effect but gives you a peaceful mind too. My vegan leather pick is the smocked vegan leather dress; it’s sexy with a deep V but the smocking gives it that cute edge and that’s exactly how I like to dress. I’ve teamed it with a printed kimono and some studded loafers (look for this pair online next week!) to give it some extra jazz!

Julia:

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I already own a vegan leather jacket, so my current top pick is the vegan leather bustier.  It’s so edgy and cool – I love the stitching detail. I think it would look pretty rad over the cropped striped pullover with high waisted jeans in cooler weather, and in spring/summer I’d wear it all the time under loose tops like the desert dream tank.

Pictured with the chelsea beaded bracelet – necklace and tank coming next week!

Check out our vegan leather collection and let me know – which piece is your favorite?

Blogger Picks: Claire Geist of DeLune Blog

The final series in our blogger picks for grunge comes from Claire Geist of DeLune Blog. She’s a little pixie redhead who you wouldn’t normally think of as a grunge girl. Because of this, she brought an interpretation to the trend that was fun to see. It felt fresh and very downtown. The ditzy print of the Floral Shirt Tail Pucker Dress came alive when she paired it with the Vegan 3 Eye Gibson Shoe and ankle socks. The result was grunge but she brought an elegant and feminine twist to the table.

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From all of the grunge items she saw that day, Claire told us which her top five must haves are for the trend: the Ramsey Oxfords, Vegan Leather Double Breasted Jacket, Tattered Flag Scarf, Caldra Layer Pullover in Sherbert, and the Cutoff Denim Vest.

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I couldn’t agree more with her choices. And now, her favorite sweet treat, what’s on her holiday wish list and other insights into Claire’s personality….

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Details: Shine On You Crazy Diamond

We love adding a little touch of sparkle to an outfit – the fp one sequin jacket is perfect!

Our faux fur jacket from last year.

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Cool DIY bracelets.

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Feather earrings.

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Amazing belt!

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Studded denim vest.

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Sneak peek at some sparkling Vintage Loves!

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Toby got his sparkle on too.

The holidays are a great excuse to add some shine to your outfit :)

Falling for our Facebook Fans

A beautiful batch of facebook fan photos rocking some great looks for Fall!

Checking out the view in the we the free lou flannel cuff thermal and a floppy hat.

Keepin’ cozy in the cropped fairisle pullover and beanie.

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Taking a leap in the embroidered mesh crop top (love the new colors of this!)

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What a perfect fall look – a cozy tunic, colorful opaque tights, chunky scarf, jacket and boots.

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The Gypsy Lace Dress looks great with a scarf and waist belt!

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The pretty vintage lace long sleeve dress.

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The Floral Lace Fit and Flare Dress looks great with the burgundy opaque tights!

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Love this shot of two friends hanging at the Magnolia Festival wearing fun patterned and floral tights!

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Lastly, I love this photo and its endless summer vibe :)

Store Style: Best Dressed

We’ve got party dresses on the brain! And with so many great options to choose from, finding that perfect dress is no problem – but picking just one might be! To help, we turned to our stylish New York fp girls to tell us which dresses they love most this season and how they’d style them.

The Miles of Lace Dress is one of our absolute favorites this season – I love how it looks paired with the ruffle leggings!! This dress is incredibly versatile – wear it to something more casual by paring it with a floppy hat, fringe bag, and fur vest. Add some fun accessories like the arrow feather hair clip and a fringe necklace. If you’re going somewhere a bit dressier, try pairing it with a velvet blazer, black platforms and a turban!

The Gold Rush Knit Dress is one of my favorites – I love the colors and the texture.  Dress it down with tights, knee socks and tall boots, with a maxi cardigan or robe like the moon duster maxi over top. Or, go for a dressier look with tights, studded ankle boots, the vegan leather jacket and dripped chain headpiece.

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I love this look! Pair the vegan leather dress with a button down shirt or cardigan and some cute shoes.

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This is such a cute combination! The Crochet and Lace Sweater Dress worn with the Bamboo Stripes Crop Top, Boucle Textured Jacket and Saffi Lace-Up Boot.

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The beautiful Show Pony Dress, worn with tights, boots and accentuated with turquoise rings.

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The Show Pony Dress again, worn with the Almond Suede Wedge, Floppy Hat, Variety Rib Cardigan, Embroidered Midtown Jacket and Ihamana Scarf.

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For a cool rock ‘n’ roll look, pair the Gold Rush Dress with a Plaid Button Down, the Vegan Leather Jacket, Scarf, Darla Platform and Clutch.

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A cute casual look: the FP Beach Mitered Maxi, Margarita Textured Scarf and Denim Jacket.

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Dress up the same maxi by wearing a cute cami over top!

Thanks for all the great styling ideas, ladies!!

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Once…the Countdown Begins

Pssst… In one week we are launching a collection of limited edition dresses that consists of six magical gowns dreamed up and hand crafted by the lead designers at Free People.

We will be launching the dresses with pop-up shops that will appear in our Brentwood and 5th Avenue stores on November 10th for a special three-day viewing experience that will leave you with sparkles in your eyes.  But don’t worry if you don’t live in NY or LA because they’ll be online for you all to see a week from today!

Each day until then, I will share a special sneak peek of each dress, with one word that each designer chose to describe it, before we reveal the final pieces.

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Once…
A girl became a star, and for the night she shone the brightest light,
She became a magical attraction that was breathtaking.
A shooting star that will never be forgotten.

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Style File:Designer

This lovely lady with romantic style is a designer here at Free People. Beautiful wrap dresses and flowing chiffon paired with her head of fiery red curls give off an almost Victorian feeling. She puts an updated twist on the classically beautiful elements with leather leggings, boho wedges, and playful nail art. A master of prints, you’ll often catch this designer in a statement pattern that is to die.

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A Dress For Each Girl

Its that time of year… for holiday parties, get-togethers, festive events, and you know what that means: time to find the perfect dress. What I love about our dress selection this season is the range – we have dresses for every type of girl, so whether you want to be sparkly, sexy, sweet, bohemian or comfy, we’ve got you covered.

I put together these little vignettes to show you the range of styles – be sure to check out our dress shop online!

Sequin Sway Dress, Rizzo Spike Heel, Helix Ring, Silver Warrior Ring, clutch coming soon.

New Romantics Ruby Shift Dress, Leather Wingtip, Floral Tights, Sparrow Convertible Necklace, Triple Stack Ring.

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Belmont Backpack, La Bourse Plaid Button Down, Retro Classic Sneaker (more colors coming soon!), Tribal Pendant, dress coming soon.

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Dancing in India Maxi Dress, Lou Ankle Boot, Dripped Chains Headpiece, Tonya Saddle Bag.

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Store Style for Fall

A great batch of photos from our various store gals showing looks they love for fall!

Love this look of the extreme velvet flares worn with the 2-pocket sheer crop top over the glitter mesh layering top.

The americana sweater jumper looks so cute with the printed thermal cropped bralette, fringe and feather hair clip and textured tall sock.

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I love how she dressed up the velvet overalls with the pretty gini lace top and leopard clutch.

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Everything about this look rocks! The lace bell bottom, the lovebug thermal layered over the floral burnout henley, the chainmail bib necklace and the hair!

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Perfect fall look: the gypsy lover maxi skirt, graphic henley, slouchy velvet blazer and brit boot (and Dillinger!).

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We love layering with the maxi robe! Pictured is the moon duster maxi worn over the swiss dot seamless slip with a scarf.

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A great boho look: the extreme vintage flare, pleated lace trim crop top and zigzag print turban.

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Or for a chillier day, the extreme vintage flare with the cannaregio mesh top, floral woven pullover and velvet turban.

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You can wear a sleeveless dress in fall! Just add a layering top like the dotted lace tee underneath! Looks extra cute with the knitted ranger hat.

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You can never have too many layers! The lovebug thermal, crochet back plaid button-down, denim shirt, margarita texture scarf, vegan leather shorts, floral tight and hacienda lace-up boot.

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The color of this cashmere shrug cardigan is gorgeous! Looks lovely with the extreme velvet flares.

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This is such a cute grunge look! The lace bell bottoms, graphic muscle tee and plaid button-down.

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And last but not least, give your bodycon a little twist by adding a pop of color underneath! Pictured: the fp spun velvet leaf dress, seamless slip, brit boot and boucle textured jacket (my new love – i just bought it!).

You all look amazing ladies!

Festival Fashion for Outside Lands from our Norcal Stores

Yesterday I showed you some festival styling ideas that I’m thinking about rocking at Outside Lands 2011, and today it’s time for the ladies who work for our Norcal stores who I’m attending the festival with! Read More