In this episode of Kitchen Confidential we caught up with Chef Jamie as he prepared a charred fennel and roast carrot salad with lemony herbed agave dressing for our prepared salad station. Read More
DO: Stay in touch
It’s funny how life events coincide around similar themes to get you thinking. I went back to my hometown for visit the other weekend and brought a good friend from Philly along. I got to see some old friends and spent quality time with family. The warmth I felt from seeing everyone made for a good weekend, and also coincided with the conversation my friend and I had had on the car ride up.
She was telling me about an article she read that summarized the top five life regrets people report on their deathbed – one of which was losing touch with friends. They wished that they hadn’t let themselves get so caught up in the day-to-day here and now, and instead, picked up the phone or written a letter once in a while. People who once really mattered got lost in the mix of life, but in the end what’s going to matter is who you’ve loved and who loves you back.
In the days following my visit my thoughts resonated on this article and my hometown visit. Some of my friends weren’t around when I was home, and I found myself wanting to give them a call. I’ve vowed to try and do better at staying in touch, so that I don’t let those people get away. Especially today, with all of our technology – smart phones and email – there’s no excuse to not take a little bit of time. Learn from what the dying have said and stay in touch. When you come to the end of your road, you don’t want to be looking back with the same regrets.
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Today, I went around the office and captured Meadow looks. Sadly, I think that the true, true Meadow comes out in warmer weather, so I didn’t find a ton of it on this rainy Philadelphia day. There were hints of her though! Even in the dreariest of conditions, we can’t help but pull out our bohemian touches – flowing bed jackets, paisley prints, lace detailing, and cozy knits among our favorites. Now, if only it were nice enough to lie outside in a sunny field…
Meadow loves intricate detailing like fine-touched eyelets. Pick up our Daisy Eyelet Button Down if you’re into the look.
Get the flower-child look with our Mulberry Rose Crown.
The Voile Trapeze Slip is a must-have in any Meadow closet.
You’ve all now become acquainted with our new FP girl, Molly. So where do you all like to show your Molly style most? Is it with a cute dress, top, romper, shorts or maybe in an accessory? Tell us where you’re embracing the Molly look!
The Denim Bustier Dress
Peter Pan Lace Top
Scalloped Linen Short
Drew Lace Oxford
Our Assistant Graphic Designer is fairly new to the company. She came on the scene with a giant smile and quirky style. To my experience, she showed up in a meeting one day with bright points to contribute and a dress that was to die. Graphically, her designs feel fresh. Fashion-wise, she has a cool vintage look and sticks too it. It’s full of tough to replicate, one-of-a-kind items that always come together perfectly. In Free People terms – the Molly style with its own spin – of this tiny, beautiful, and full-of-light character are freshly inspirational. Read on and see what I mean… Read More
Sinful. Gluttonous. Mouthwateringly delicious….
I don’t know exactly how I should sum up these works of cupcake art, but just know they’re one of the best things you’ll ever eat. Read More
This week’s office style is dedicated to one of my favorite FP girls: Lou. The awesome thing about Lou is that she’s rough and she’s edgy, but she never loses a touch of sexiness. The look is for a girl who’s on the run and active. She doesn’t have the time to be high maintenance, and can’t stand things that will restrict the adventure. She loves to steal items from her man – bulky tees and grungy tanks never looked better. Pants and shorts are her go-to, and there’s nothing like a good pair of boots or sneakers. Once in a while, she’ll mix it up on you and throw in that feminine touch to remind you that, after all, she is a lady.
There’s nothing like a good pair of faded sneakers, get the look with our Muddy Waters Sneaker.
Nothin like some good elbow patches…
The FP Skinny Vegan Leather Pant from our original Vegan Collection
I’m seeing a trend with our Buckle Ankle Back Boots…
Lou loves motorcycle jackets! Get the look with our Vegan Leather Jacket.
Our February Catalog is here, and this time it stars none other than the fiercely beautiful, Freja Beha Erichsen! For the book’s concept, Freja takes on each of the brand’s girl types: Candy, Meadow, Ginger, Lou, and Molly. The fashion changes with each girl, from Lou’s graphic tees and sporty touches, to Candy’s polar opposite frilly and flirty dresses. Each girl has her own unique style, but unanimous across the board is that free-spirited quality possessed by every Free People woman. Photographer Joshua Allen captured Freja as she delved into each girl type and embodied what makes them strong, confident, and stylish figures.
Which girl do you most identify with from the catalog?
This week’s Style File always manages to look cute, but is never too fussy or over the top. Overall her looks have a simple beauty to them. There’s a definite Lou vibe coming through in the practical and cozy looks she gravitates towards. The look is usually centered around one knockout piece – a scarf, an awesome dress, or a pretty slip. She’ll then through the Lou vibe for a loop with some Candy thrown in there in either a feminine print or flirty lace and ruffles.
Throw a cozy sock on under your boots to live out the rest of the winter season.
We love colorful bracelets!
The Voile Trapeze Slip in Tea!
You can’t go wrong with an awesome leather cuff bracelet – check out the Turquoise Studded Belt Bracelet on our site right now.
My favorite grocery store is Wholefoods. I love just walking through their prepared foods and gazing at all of the deliciousness. One day I saw these black bean quesadillas there that sparked my imagination. Read More
There’s a distinct trend in fashion that has been extremely noticeable around the office these past few months. Employees are embracing their feminine side with a look marked by retro-inspired blouses, peter pan collars, and oxford shoes. The flouncy shirts of the 40’s and 50’s are getting their second life – coming back styled with the coolness of inspirations like Alexa Chung. The retro look couldn’t be more refined and sophisticated, yet adventurous and hip at the same time. We like to pair the lady-like retro pieces back to jumpers and floppy hats for a look that we love so much, we’ve launched a new FP Girl inspired by the trend. Stay tuned next week to learn all about her, but for now, here’s a bit of ladylike and cool inspiration from around the Free People home offices…
Get the look with our Vegan Leather Pleated Skirt
You may typically think “maxi” when you think of Free People, but this coming Spring we’re mixing it up, and delving into an assortment of mini’s. They’re fun and flirty – definitely a playful item to have in your wardrobe. Some are sexier while others are more lady-like. Which style do you all prefer? Read More