Office Style: The Family Jewels

Velvet and rich details are having their moment. Velvet is showing up in crushed jewel tones, and there’s no such thing as overload. We’re piling it on – shoes, skirts, dresses – you name it. The look is regal and rich especially when it’s paired back to metallics and reflective embelishment. We’re buying it (pun intended,) these rich colors, precious metals, and lush fabric are everywhere. I have the office style photos to prove it.

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Her feet are FP-ed out in the Petty Leopard Ankle Boot and Mesh Dot Ankle Sock.

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It’s the Slouchy Velvet Blazer! Love the touch of something special it gives this outfit.


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Thursday Poll: December Catalog

The December Catalog dropped on Monday, and I have to say – it’s a personal favorite. I love the strong photography paired back to the refreshing setting and cool western-inspired styling. It’s such a breath of cool air in all of this holiday chaos. Which is your favorite shot?

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Free People Holiday Giveaway!

Tis the season… for giving! We’re celebrating the holidays with a special giveaway for YOU – our amazing readers and fans :) Each Friday in December I will select a winner at random who will receive a special Free People goodie bag!

Each goodie bag includes: the fp one beaded bandeau, a necklace, bracelet, ring, fabric wallet, coin purse, set of barrettes, a display item and some special little trinkets!

Head on over to our Facebook Page to enter.  Happy Holidays!



Store Style: Intimately FP

As I mentioned the other day, we can’t get enough of our new intimates.  We love them for lounging around the house, but we also love wearing them out – adding little touches of velvet and sparkle that are perfect this time of year.  We decided to ask our California FP girls to give us some styling inspiration on how they would wear their intimates all year round!

One of our favorites this holiday season is the beaded bandeau – it looks adorable peeking out under a plaid buttondown, worn with a lace maxi skirt!

This is such a cute layered look: the sequin cami worn with the lovebug striped thermal, victorian angel cardigan, tall socks and boots.


The dotted lace tee looks lovely with the pleated wideleg pant and a vest.


A delicate slip and sequin cami look perfect under the gorgeous long chiffon bed jacket, topped off with a headpiece.


I love this romantic outfit! The velvet extreme flares and new romantics chiffon capelet with the printed velvet bralette underneath.


Get festive for the holidays in the voile and lace slip worn over dainty shorts with knee high socks and the fairisle maxi cardigan when it gets chilly!


Perfect for a night out: the medallion seamless slip worn with a slip in a contrasting color underneath, the joe lace up boot (the new black/brown color is gorgeous), statement necklace and headpiece!


Here’s a great idea – wear a long sleeved layering tee under a cropped bralette! Add the reversible fur vest and pile on the rings and necklaces for this cool layered look.


Layering tops like the floral burnout henley are also great for taking your favorite summer tank into fall and winter!


Add a little sparkle to a tomboy look of destroyed denim and the open lace sleeve top with the sequin cami.


The long chiffon bed jacket looks amazing over the beaded bandeau and cutoffs with cute little ankle boots!


And lastly, we have the sequin cami paired with the adorable high waisted textured shorts and fairisle maxi cardigan. Love!

Cool New Site Feature: Q&A

I’m sure this happens to you guys a lot: as you’re shopping online, you find an item you really love but you want to know how it fits, or get recommendations on how to style it. We now have a really cool feature on that allows customers to post their questions, and other customers (or fp employees) can answer the questions right there on the site!

Just click on the “ask a question” box and you can enter your question, or if there are already questions it will look like this:

Click the link and a box will open with a space to type in your question, or to see what other people have asked.



Such a great and simple way to get advice straight from your fellow customers!

Happy Shopping :)

Thursday Poll: Baroque-and-Roll

Have you seen the Baroque Shop on  It’s full of great items to pull off this Abbey Lee-inspired trend that we’re loving. It’s a look that’s a bit Goth with jewel tones, metallic embroideries, and rich textures. We’re loving it paired back to a day-time look, but the styling possibilities are truly endless. Which piece inspires your baroque fantasies?

Gypsy Emperor Embellished Long-sleeve Top

Velvet Burnout Bodycon Slip

Long and Lean Faux Fur Coat

long and lean faux fur coat

Velvet Edith Scarf

velvet edith scarf

Metallic Lace Bell Bottom

metallic lace bell bottom

Velvet Longline Crop Top

velvet longline crop top

And the Winner is…

Our KOP store had a photo booth contest a couple of weeks ago. Fans voted on their favorite look, and the winner received a grand prize! Here is Kate Kacmar in her winning look. She looks so adorable in the relaxed styling and amazing color combo.

What she’s wearing: FP Skinny Cords, Multi Strip Pullover, Serena Lined Docs, and sold out top.

FP Me Style Contest Winners!

A little while back we held an fp me style contest and we were completely blown away by the amazing entries! It was very difficult to narrow it down to three winners – who are currently being featured as part of our holiday boutiques! Here are the winning photos, and a little bit more about each of these lovely fp girls :)

Photo Credit:  C Studios

Amy Crandall, Columbus OH

What do you love most about the holiday season?

Holidays are an amazing time because you are surrounded by fabulous family and great food! What could be more lovely!?

Where is your favorite place?

My favorite place is Byron Bay, Australia. There is such a peaceful calm about it and the people with whom reside. The laid back vibe, fantastic hikes, beautiful views, and amazing surf all drew me in.

How would you describe your style? And, what Free People girl are you?

I am a boho-girl to my core! I am extremely inspired by photography, music, art, and adventure which directly influences my life and style. I love pieces that you can wear in more ways than one, like a fantastic maxi that you can pull up, belt and wear as a dress. I am also careful to purchase pieces that I know I will still be in love with years down the road. I could definitely be soul sisters with the FP girl, Miss Meadow.

What is your favorite fashion trend this season?

I am always freezing cold, so the thing I love most about this season is layering. Being all bundled up and cozy with over sized sweaters and scarves is exactly what you will catch me in this season!

What is your motto?

My main motto in this life is just to keep putting yourself out there because you never know what can come from an experience. I always surround myself with creative, motivating and positive people because they are constantly inspiring me and challenging me to grow.

Amy’s picks:

Crochet Love Cardi in Rust paired with a distressed boot :  I love this look because it is such a  laid back, comfortable and relaxing look yet so incredibly detailed.

Multi-Color Stripe Pullover onto of the Feather Slip:  What makes this look special to me is the pairing of these two interesting and very different textures and materials.  It stands out in such a delicate yet confident way.

Marled Yarn Pullover in Golden Marl:  I love the way you can wear this sweater in multiple ways.  You can layer it, you can pull it off of one shoulder, you can perfectly expose your collar bone; On top of how comfortable and cozy it looks, there is no question that this piece is special.

Beaded Hippie Jumpsuit:  I am speechless — I just…. I can’t.  It’s too good!!! Pair it with an intense head-piece…Unstoppable!

Cabin Fever Layering Top in Pimento:  This top is a perfect piece for the season!  The detailing and color is really eye catching.  It is perfect way to add some flare and really brighten up your look!

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Mariya Jasmine, Seattle WA

What do you love most about the holiday season?

Getting to watch Home Alone and Love Actually all the time! I love that the holidays allow you to spend time with and celebrate the amazing people in your life, and it’s fun to dress up for all of the fancy parties!

Where is your favorite place?

I just got back from my honeymoon to French Polynesia, which was incredible! The islands of Bora Bora and Moorea are breathtaking and were incredibly relaxing … It’s my favorite place I’ve traveled…so far!

How would you describe your style? And, what Free People girl are you?

My style is pretty relaxed… a mix of feminine, romantic, flowy and floral pieces… care-free but put-together – I would be the “new romantic” Free People girl.

What is your favorite fashion trend this season?

I am loving this season’s trends of lace and maxi dresses and skirts, often together. Pairing a boxy, lace top with a long maxi skirt and a blazer is my go-to outfit of the moment.

What is your motto?

Always stay inspired.

Mariya’s picks:


Lacey Layering Top – I love the versitility of this piece. you could wear it alone or use it for layering. you could dress it up or down, depending on how you accessorize it, and it could be paired with pants/skirt or layered under a dress for a stylish way to keep warm.

Crochet Love Cardi – This sweater looks so comfy! what i love about Free People is that all the pieces are versatile, and you can incorporate them into your wardrobe and make it work with many options.

Crochet Sleeve Pullover – Love the exaggerated sleeves on this top. crochet is a great trend this season…almost like lace but a difference texture.

Jilly Maxi Dress – I feel like this dress could be a great, sexy piece on its own, or almost like a slip under another dress. the pop of color peaking out under the bottom would be a great way to change up a dress or maxi-skirt you already own.

Nicole Embellished Lace Dress – I”m such a sucker for lace! and i love the white option of this dress, it feels very festive :)

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Sophie Anna London, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

What do you love most about the holiday season?

I love holiday parties, the outfits that accompany them and flowing champagne! New Years Eve is the most magical holiday of the year and I try to go on a beach vacation every winter.

Where is your favorite place?

Praia do Rosa, Brazil and Paris are my favorite places I have been to… New Years Eve in Brazil is amazing! Morocco and Tahiti are my current dream destinations.

How would you describe your style? And, what Free People girl are you?

My style is bohemian Gypsy luxe. I love special, feminine pieces, lots of jewelry, and a 70’s Rock & roll attitude. I have a good time when I get dressed. Listening to music and channelling different muses depending on my mood. I am a combo of “Ginger”, “Meadow” and “Sandy”. Sexy, bohemian and beachy!

What is your favorite fashion trend this season?

I would call my favorite trend this holiday season “Spice & Honey”, inspired by a poem I read about a fairy. Romantic and magical, glittering and delicate in whites, silver and gold. I want to dress like a fairy queen dripping in crystals, pearls, velvet and lace! With hints of Victoriana…Thank you FP for making my fantasy wardrobe come to life.

What is your motto?

“Cherchez La Femme”

Sophia’s Picks:


High neck Victorian Lace dress – A must have for me. Stunning and Victorian inspired. I love bodycons with high necks right now.

Pearl Crossbody – This bag sums up my holiday mood. Even fairy queens have things to carry sometimes…

Symphonia Platform heel – I love these party booties! Edgy & Victorian, paired with the dancers dream leggings….sigh

Cashmere Romper – Luxury lounge-wear heaven!

Svetlana Cuff – Gorgeous stackable cuff. I love crystals with brass!

Image of me Mesh sequin capeletThis is so ethereal, and will be amazing over party dresses.

Embellished daisy chain crop top – White, beaded, sheer must have! I need the matching pants as well.

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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.

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DIY Holiday Ornaments turned Accessories: Keychain

Due to the power outage, I didn’t get to post this week’s DIY on Wednesday, so here it is – part two of our tutorial for turning our holiday ornaments into accessories you can wear all year long!

DIY Holiday Ornaments turned into Keychain

For this tutorial we used the Aziza Golden Feather Ornament by Serafina and the Dakota Feather Ornament by Alkemie – but, like the earrings and necklace, this DIY would work with any or all of our holiday ornaments! All you need are some pliers and a keyring and hook (pictured above left).

We removed the hook from the small gold feather ornament using the pliers, and then untied the red string from the larger feather. We used the string to tie the smaller feather to the ring of the larger feather.


To add a decorative touch, we wrapped the red string around the gold ring, finishing it with a knot. Now just attach the ring with the two feathers to the keyring, and you’ve got an awesome new keychain!


Aziza Golden Feather Ornament by Serafina; Dakota Feather Ornament by Alkemie.

Thursday Poll: Holiday Lookbook

We’ve been gearing up for holidays for quite some time now, and the release of our November lookbook (staring models Linda Vojtova and Ruby Aldridge) confirms that the festive season is finally upon us. It’s a magical time of year that inspires a uniform of glitter and glitz. Everywhere you look ladies have out their best eye-twinkling sequins. Parties are lined with shining gems in head-to-toe metallics – catching the light and bouncing back an elegant glimmer. The world, for two months or so, becomes spectacularly hypnotizing exactly like this book. Which look whisks you off into the twinkling dreamland?

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Featured Jewelry Designer: Erickson Beamon

Pictured: Mixed Gem Statement Ring, Rhinestone Statement Ring, Rhinestone Wrap Ring.

Our featured artist this month is certainly appropriate for the time of year – Erickson Beamon creates a universe “where glittering snowflakes freeze into delicate drop earrings, black roses bloom on bangles, a brave new world is being charted out with yards of pearls and the duchess of fabulous rules the roost”

Their work is the epitome of statement jewelry – they create pieces that not only compliment an outfit, they become an important part of it.  The rings we are featuring by Erickson Beamon scream holiday party – they truly do look like crystals of ice that will add the perfect dazzle to your holiday outfit.

I love Erickson Beamon’s artistic approach to jewelry design – for their spring/summer 2012 presentation at fashion week they created a lush garden scene called “Back to Eden,” that housed four incredible mannequins covered in their baubles and designs. They’re incredible!


Shop our collection by Erickson Beamon.