Office Style

Day by day I’m so impressed by all of the amazing fashion I come across here at the office. Everywhere there are items that make you want to melt. The styling is so fresh. I find myself staring just taking in the aesthetic of it all.

She was a little camera shy, but I had to capture this necklace for you all. How amazing?!

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I love how she knotted the dress and wore it with printed boots to give this look a laidback feel.

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This crazy mix match of prints is so daring and perfect. I love how the prints have a funky feel yet the look remains retro and feminine overall.

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How stylish is this pairing of the ruffle legging with chambray and booties?Picture 004

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I love this dressed down look with the lacey layering skort for fall.

DIY Inspiration with FP Bags!

I’ve seen a couple of amazing projects lately using Free People bags, I had to share!

One of our facebook fans shared this photo of a chair they had reupholstered using FP bags. BRILLIANT.

And a sweet little pillow and lampshade from one of our fp girls in Santa Monica! Love it!

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Weekend Getaways: Camping

I have this sudden urge to go camping… I think its this time of year, it’s a little bit cooler out and I just want to wander, lose myself among tall trees, write in my journal, and wake up to watch the sun rise.

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Photography by one of my favorites, Jess Gough.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a beautiful weekend in the fall?

Style File: Senior Sweaters Designer

Funky jewelry – check. Little black boots – check. Great floppy hat – check again…

Our senior designer for sweaters here at Free People has a modern day rock star style. She’s a master of textures, and knows how to rock a great sweater outfit (as she should).  Just by looking at her style you can tell she’s an expert.

Although you’ll often find her in sweaters which are soft and cozy, there’s a great grunge quality to the way she dresses.  She’ll mix in tattered pieces and vintage tees while piling on jewelry for that right amount of edge. I especially love the feather earrings that she often wears. Not only are they sweet pieces, but she will only wear one at a time, and it looks awesome.

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She has a great tattoo that says “feed the good” above a wolf. The words were inspired by a Native American folktale:

An old Cherokee told his grandson, ‘My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, & ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, & truth.’ The boy thought about it, and asked, ‘Grandfather, which wolf wins?’ The old man quietly replied, ‘The one you feed.’”

Such a good lesson for us all to remember!

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Store Events this Weekend!

It’s looking like it will be a beautiful (almost)fall weekend in Philly! We have fun events going on in a few of our stores, including one at our nearby Ardmore store with a prize that involves yours truly… ;)

Cozy up to Fall at Free People Suburban Square!

We’re snuggling up to this crisp Fall weather, and want you to join!

Stop by Free People Suburban Square on Saturday September 17th – Sunday September 18th, and any COZY item you purchase gets you a raffle ticket! What’s the prize??? A tour of the Free People Home Office in Philadelphia with FP Julia and lunch at our amazing cafeteria! (local residents only, transportation will not be provided to and from the office).

More info on their Facebook page. Can’t wait to meet the winner! :)

Free People Topanga Fall Fashion Show!

Stop by Free People Topanga on Saturday September 17th at 2pm for their back to school fashion show! There will be music from DJ Takara and the blogger from Electric Raspberry will be there giving fashion tips!

Plus – get a sweet limited edition tie dye FP bag with purchases over $250!

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More info on their Facebook page.

Free Your Mind With Free People Brentwood

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Finally, this Saturday September 17th Free People Brentwood we will be hosting a FREE YOGA CLASS from 9AM-10AM in our store! We are ELATED to have Yoga Extraordinaire–Brigitte Bedi of Maha Yoga teaching the class. Just bring yourself, some comfy clothes and a yoga mat! There will be refreshments to follow…and of course time to SHOP!

Please RSVP if you can on their Facebook page.

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Street Style: Sweater Dressing

Fall is creeping in, bringing with it crisper air, crunchy leaves and sweater season! We love the trend of sweater dressing from head-to-toe, outfitting yourself in bulky knits, cozy leggings, cute little sweater shorts and trading in summery maxis and rompers for sweater maxis and overalls. Our senior photographer captured some great sweater dressing street style inspiration right here at the Navy Yard!

I could live in the Americana Sweater Jumper all fall and winter long! It looks awesome over a seamless layering top with boots.

Here the comfy Poconos Sweater Legging and Easy Days Off-The-Shoulder Sweater are dressed up with a pair of funky platforms!

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Double up by wearing the Vermont Knit Sweater Shorts over a pair of cozy leggings! Worn here with the lovebug thermal, fringe crossbody and Jonesy Heeled Hiker Boot.

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We love layering a sweater maxi dress over a pretty, lacey maxi skirt! Worn with a bib necklace and platforms.

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Love this casual-cool look of striped sweater shorts over tights with an oversized sweater and tall boots!

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A look I will be wearing a lot this fall and winter – denim cutoffs over the Poconos Sweater Legging! Worn here with the flannel cuff thermal, crocheted plaid button down, brit boot and weekender bag (and a seriously rad van).

Shop all sweater dressing.

September 2011 Catalog Location: New Tripoli, PA

The location of our September catalog shoot set the mood perfectly – an 18th century Germanic house-mill called Oswald’s Mill, located in the Penn Dutch country of New Tripoli PA, it is the only known integrally built house-mill in the US. The house is furnished but has a ghostly feel, as if a family was living there years ago and one day just up and left, leaving everything behind. The decor has a colonial, early American feel that adds to the romance and intrigue of this book.

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check out these bath tubs!

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I would love to go exploring there. View our complete September catalog!

Festival Fashion at Outside Lands – Day Two

The weather could not have been better today at Outside Lands! Uncharacteristically, the sun was shining all day and burned through the San Francisco fog.  Also? Free People was everywhere! We ran into so many girls wearing FP duds and carrying our tote bags. Here’s a look at the fashion on day two shot by Erin of calivintage.com!

The striped lace inset top from last year!

Love this combo of leopard, fringe and our seed bead necklace.

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One of my favorite looks from today.

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Love how she knotted our pieced together maxi!

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Free People bag and Joe lace up over-the-knee boots!

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Natalie, looking amazing in our forbidden garden mesh maxi!

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My favorite photo of them all :)

More coming tomorrow!

Photo Credit: Erin Hagstrom, calivintage.com

Thursday Poll: Edition 141

On Tuesday you all got an introduction to our new capsule collection: FP Spun. In general, I’m a big fan of Free People’s crochet and knit pieces, so word of this collection got me very excited. The pieces are all crocheted or knit with elegant Italian yarns, shiny silk blends, or nubbed soft linens. Seeing the final results, I’m awed – every piece is a masterpiece. I think I know which my favorite is, but what do you all think?

The Eighty Stages Crochet Dress


The Retro Sweater Short

The Dreams of Crochet Dress

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The Rusty Spurs Pull On Flarerusty spurs pull on flare

The Fishtail Maxi Skirtfishtail maxi skirt

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Office style this week was quite eclectic, it looked like people here at the office had done some travelling and picked up beautiful items from around the world. Very inspirational.
I especially adored our New Romantics designer’s print, which looked like it had come from Hawaii, and all the cool accessories especially that giant healing gem. Just another day at the office of Free People.

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