Trend: Lace

Lace is a trend we still can’t get over. It had a strong presence last summer and this year it’s back after Valentino, Elie Saab and Miu Miu all brought innovation into the mix with over sized reworks, eyelet patterns, and the cool awkward cute look.

Valentino Spring/Summer collection 2012

If you’re like me, love lace and bought into this trend last year, but don’t like to wear head to toe pretty, here are a few tips on how to refresh your lacey numbers. Layer your lace with a bright color pop of Neon! A bright neon vest or swimsuit under a lacey dress to give it a little more energy and then finish it off with one statement bracelet

Items: Ethnic Lace Dress, Ruffle Monokini One Piece Swimsuit, Swedish Hasbeens, Brea Glided Bangle


Mix your pretty pieces with some edge; vintage tee’s over lace skirts and shorts for that tomboy look

Items: Daisy Embroidered Mesh Short, Vintage Loves Vintage Tees, Luke Ankle Boot



How would you update your lace?

Trend: We’re All About Denim

Denim is a fabric we can’t get enough of! It’s so easy, so versatile and so cool. This week we’re all about denim dressing as you can see by our Homepage.

The trend: Head to Toe Denim! That’s right we’re mixing and matching different tones of denim to create a bohemian rock and roll look. Yesterday we went up to the studio to see what looks we could create out of our Denim Collection ; from long and bohemian to short and funky, denim sure made us cool and easy towards the end of the day!

Items: Sweetheart Denim Romper, Contrasting Denim Maxi, Radio BBC Boot

Items: Mason Tee, Roadie Denim Shirt, Beach Cruiser Short, Studded Seattle Love Boot, Jenny Floppy Hat

denimItems: High Waisted Seamed Chloe Short, Top coming soon, Bag coming soon, Daphne Platform

denimItems left: On the Fringe Crochet Cami, Made to Last Denim Short, Zipper Ankle Boot, Marrakesh Floppy Hat, Where The Boys Are At Beaded Bracelets, Delhi Floral Crossbody, Ladder Quill Necklaces

Items right: Denim Cutoff  Shorts, Scallop Edge Lace Crop Top, Seamless Directions Top, Crochet Cardigan, Mainland Studded Boatshoe, Necklace coming soon.

Details: You’re Such a Stud

Seattle Love Boot

Sansom Spiked Loafer


Embellished Vegan Leather Motorcycle Jacket


Brooke Studded Satchel


I just bought these bad boys! The Mainland Studded Boatshoe – if you love ’em too, hurry up and grab a pair they’re going quick!


Retro Pyramid Ring, Studded Bangles, Mulholland Horseshoe Cuff


I love how the Pyramid Ring looks when the light hits it.


Vedder Boot


One of our biggest obsessions of the moment: studs.

We can’t get enough of them! On t-shirts, bags, jewelry, leather, and especially shoes – any kind of shoe – we love the cool factor they add to standard styles. What do you think about studs, do you love them as much as we do?

Check out our Hard Wear collection – there are some pretty rad studded vintage tees you don’t wanna miss!

It’s all loafers!

Loafers seem to be where it’s at right now and a great transition shoe to take you into spring! Striking the perfect balance between cool and practical, they seem to be the all round shoe that’s trending. Wear as a preppy look with skinny pants and shirts or just have pure fun with them; the addition of glitter and leopard Will give these shoes a light to shine in the evening too!

Are loafers for you? And if so how would you wear them?


Standing on Stardust loafer Hardware loafer Metal Shimmer loafer Essie Loafer

Details: Wrap It Up

If you look at our accessories collection online right now, you’re sure to notice a trend – we’ve gone crazy for bracelets! This season we are all about piling up the wrists with wrap bracelets, friendship bracelets, charm bracelets and cuffs.  What I love about this trend is that you can literally wear your personality on your sleeve – fashion sense, friendships and meaningful symbols are all on display, and the combinations are endless and always somehow work.

Chelsea Beaded Bracelet, Lizzie Stone Ring, Studded Zip Clutch coming mid-January. Other bracelet is a store-only style – get it at your local Free People!


Filo Ring, Bolted Crystal Ring, Fairfax Brass Ring, Dynasty Leather Cuff, Socorro Deco Bracelet, Chevron Wrap Bracelet, Chelsea Beaded Bracelet.


Fairfax Brass Ring, Filo Ring, Raven Leather Bag, bracelets only in-store.


Encrusted Silk Wrap Bracelet, Fairfax Silver Ring, Rosary Wrap (back in stock soon, also available in stores!).


Evita Identity Bracelet, rest are only in-store.


Pasel Semi-Precious Wrap Bracelet, Chelsea Beaded Bracelet.


Amelia Wrap Bracelet, Chevron Wrap Bracelet, Rosary Wrap.


Lizzie Stone Ring, Bolted Crystal Ring, Filo Ring, Fairfax Brass Ring, Beaded Eagle Friendship Bracelet, Geo Enamel Cuff, San Pedro Turquoise Wrap Bracelet.


Lastly, these adorable little neon friendship bracelets are the coolest! They are only available in our stores so make sure you stop in and snap one (or several) up!

Shop all bracelets.

Store Style: Grunge

Our store girls are great at styling looks, so I was really excited to see what they’d come up with for our grunge trend. They did not disappoint!

Kassandra works in our Seattle store – located in the birthplace of grunge at its best, no wonder she rocks the trend so well :)

Here she wears skinny jeans, the imagine me graphic tee, the caldra layer pullover and plaid buttondown.

Here she pairs the imagine me graphic tee with the floral widelegs, stripe hooded cardigan and open knit beret.


For her third look she’s wearing skinny jeans, the lace buttondown over a floral tank with a leather jacket and beanie.


Here we have Megan from Portland wearing the jilly maxi dress with the washed floral baby tee and vegan leather buttondown over top, with the sunbleached leather trim tote and multi stripe beret.


Morgan from Portland wears skinny jeans, textured tall sock, stripe hooded cardigan, plaid buttondown, washed mini satchel and leopard beanie.


Hayley of Seattle wears skinny jeans, the imagine me graphic tee, and kimono stripe sweater.


Meg from Seattle wears the fp skinny cords, plaid buttondown, and vegan leather buttondown.


I like this interesting take on grunge from Katie from San Jose – she’s wearing the sequin bodycon skirt with the plaid crop buttondown and a cute little top that will be available soon!


Raven from Atlanta wears the knit legging, hacienda lace up boot, sequin bodycon skirt, plaid shirt and cropped vegan leather jacket.


Jen from Topanga wears the valhalla velvet short with the American rebel tee.


And lastly, the flannel onesie is (sadly) no longer available, but this look was too good not to share!

Shop our grunge themed December lookbook!

Trend: Grunge

The trend we are featuring on our website this week is very close to my heart: Grunge. As someone who grew up mostly in the 90’s, I  know the importance of that perfectly beat up pair of jeans, soft over-sized flannel and ripped, worn-through t-shirt that you just can’t seem to part with.  I watched My So Called Life religiously, had a crush on Jordan Catalano and wanted to be Rayanne Graff. I listened to Nirvana and Pearl Jam on cassette tape and wore Doc Martens. Grunge will always be that one trend for me that I never tire of, and will always wear, because to me its more than a trend – it’s part of who I am.

Pictured, clockwise from top left:

1. My So Called Life’s Angela & Rayanne
2. Multi Stripe Beret & Destroyed Tee
3. Nirvana tee image
4. Free People Grunge Lookbook – Linen Striped Romper, Cutoff Denim Vest, Knox Boot
5. Plaid Pants & Sonic Youth tee image.
6. Floral Doc Martens
7. Free People Grunge Lookbook – Vintage Thrift Wash Jean, Washed Floral Baby Tee, Plaid Crop Buttondown, Painted Distressed Boot
8. Plaid Crop Buttondown
9. Nirvana cassette tape
10. One of my favorite shoots, by David Shama

View our Grunge Lookbook! Are you a child of the 90’s too?

Trend Spotting: Abbey Lee

Abbey Lee is running through our minds a bit too much lately and with the launch of our Baroque trend, which is full of rich velvets, clashing textures, and beautiful jewel tones, we thought why not experiment with some looks up in the studio. We printed out some inspiration tears and got styling; here are our Abbey Lee looks!

We love Abbey Lee, and we love our new trend Baroque!

Items Pictured: Provincial Embroidered Maxi Skirt, New Romantics Chiffon Capelet, Slouchy Velvet Blazer, Roaring Bead Collar, Large Amulet Necklace, Ramsey Oxford, Jenny Floppy Hat.

Velvet Burnout Bodycon, Boucle Jacket, Opaque Tights, Platform Ankle Boot, Seville Pendant, Deco Choker.

Pillowtalk Romper, Josephine Ruffle Slip, Seville Pendant, Cord Buttondown, Opaque Tights, Painted Distress Boot.

Metallic Lace Bell Bottom, New Romantics Chiffon Capelet, Printed Kimono, Seville Pendant, Deco Choker, Ramsey Oxford, Jenny Floppy Hat.

Shop the Baroque Trend.

Office Style: Sheer Madness

Sheer layers have been making a fashion statement around the home offices as a must-have trend. Whether worn underneath or on top, these pieces are good ways of inciting mystery. The eye gets a peek into what’s underneath, maybe a fun bandeau print or lacey detail, but never fully gets a good look. Checkout the many garments and ways in which we’re sporting the trend…

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The Tiza Floral Tights worn in an perfect layering look!

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I’m always trying to come up with ways to wear my cropped sweaters (like this one or this one) in cooler weather – love the idea of layering a sheer top (like this one) underneath.

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Store Style: Snow Angel

The latest trend we can’t get enough of is Snow Angel. With a new chilliness to the air and less hours of sunshine in the day, we’re brightening our spirits with shades of pink, ivory and icy blue and cozy, comfy textures that warm our souls. Winter doesn’t have to be about black, gray and deep tones, it can be as light and airy as the snow outside :)  This trend makes me think of sledding all day, rosy cheeks, icicles and candy canes!

Here are some of our beautiful store girls rocking the snow angel trend.

A dreamy shot… wearing the scallop strapless dress with a sweater and adorable faux fur arm warmers.

We adore the new romantics embellished romper! Worn here with the cropped cardigan and a beanie.


The embellished romper also looks awesome with the anita faux fur jacket!


On the left, the scallop lace tube dress with the amazing casablanca cape and faux fur arm warmers; on the right, the voile and lace slip worn with tights, legwarmers, the kimono cardigan and adorable ear flap beanie.


A perfect holiday party dress: the new romantics foiled maxi; get the goddess look by adding a head piece :)


LOVE this look: fp spun sequin knit short, tights, fp one smocked beaded bandeau, plaid shirt, beanie and arm warmers.


Here’s a thought – the embellished romper with the fp one smocked beaded bandeau over top! Accessorized with a beanie and bracelets.


Wear the sequin bodycon with the faux fur jacket, weather boots and floppy hat!


Love this pairing of embellished romper with the fairisle maxi cardigan over top!


This is a great idea – the fp one smocked beaded bandeau turned backwards, peeks out from under the lurex crochet top.


Snow Angel textures: fairisle triangle scarf, faux fur jacket, icy embellished dress, charm and chain cluster necklace, new romantics chiffon capelet.


Our much-loved voile and lace slip in all its pretty colorways.


And our favorite snow angel layering piece, the fp one smocked beaded bandeau!

Shop the Snow Angel Trend.

My Mod Wall

You all saw Julia’s mod inspiration yesterday, and now here’s a peak into what mod means to me. I chose the image above because I love the outfit’s chic ladylike look. She’s sophisticated, but creative, and everyone wants a look into her world.

Boucle Textured Jacket, Polka Dot Blouse, Thermal Shortie, and Leigh Platform Ankle Boot

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Housewares: Clock. This clock is so modern with its clean lines and stark contrasts. I can’t help but think back to the days of mod. Its roundness also mirrors the polka dots in her blouse.

Hobbie: Painting. When I think of the mod days Andy Warhol pops into my head. I think this was an extremely creative time, and I picture our girl in a studio apartment, inspired by Warhol and painting away.

The muse: My grandmother. This is a photo that I stole from one of my grandparents many photo albums. The pages are packed with my grandma in retro clothing, always maintaining herself in a feminine and proper way. The highly styled hair, the blouses, and especially the coats all remind me of the mod image.

Animal: Zebra. Wild souls that have never been tamed…they run free as a bold contrast throughout their environment. The mod woman is attracted to their vivacity, and can’t help but love that pattern…

The Scent: Miss Dior Cherie. The bottle is so prim and proper, but the scent inside is kind of funky. I picture this girl having the bottle sitting on her vanity as she gets ready each morning.