For today's blog entry I wanted to talk about how much I love Free People. Free People is a clothing store chain that to me captures the essence of the style I love. They combine rock and roll with festival and traditional hippie fashion that can either be rough around the edges or girly. It's not too fussy or contrived, and the pieces I buy from Free People I find to be timeless. Check out my Free People Me (#FPMe) account under Lina7, where I've styled a lot of other Free People pieces in my wardrobe. The fact that this brand allows for consumers who may or may not be bloggers or stylists to style their FP wardrobe and post on the FPMe app is genius. There you can see how other people styled the pieces you are wanting to purchase and get ideas about fit and styling beforehand. Free People also holds events for Free People Me stylists a few times a year. I've been invited to rooftop dinners, yoga sessions, and scored dress benefits. You guys seriously rock.
If you look at my images above you'll see a few "oldy but goodie" favorites. The first image has some Free People harem/slouchy pants (called "The Drifter Pant") that I wear day to day or to dance class or yoga styled with my Aldo studded booties, Free People baggy white top, and my Zara blush vegan leather jacket I talked about in my last post. I finished the look with my hair naturally curly, a berry lip and cat eye, and an old Urban Outfitters black beanie that is a fave of mine once it starts to get colder. My quilted chain strap Chanel is a classic and goes with any outfit. The Free People pieces in that outfit are versatile from the yoga room or dance floor to a casual stylish day look.
The second two photos include my Free People floral corduroys from last year (their actual name is the "FP Printed Cord Skinny") that I will be re-wearing this season styled above with the same Aldo booties and Free People top. I completed the look with my natural curly hair and my Rebecca Minkoff fringe black cross body bag I scored at last year's sample sale. This outfit is casual and comfortable with a bohemian and slightly edgy vibe that I just love.
Did you know Free People is the same company as Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie? Well now you do. All 3 of those stores have a similar aesthetic but a slightly different target demographic. Anthro and Urban have insanely beautiful stuff too, and Anthropologie has some great sales. I'm currently eyeing a coat at Anthropologie!
In the above two photos you'll see a couple of fall nail art trends that were seen on the fall runways this year. The former of the two photos is a spin on the black and gold as well as glitter trends (I am obsessed with the detail in the leaf nail, they are wizards at Marie Nails). The latter photo is a spin on the paint trend as well as red and black seen on runways such as Desigual (the Barcelona designer famous for mixing things up). Which one's your favorite? They are both gel nails with nail art design, and they lasted a really long time. My favorite was the black and gold because I had never had studs on my nails before, and I absolutely loved how it looked.