16 March 2010

f is for free people

With Spring right around the corner, my style is definitely changing with the season. I'm saying goodbye to all-over black and hello to browns, grays, and pops of colour! One of my favourite labels goes by the name 'Free People,' and I've finally realized that their gossamer dresses and whimsical barn-like feel really are freeing people. I've been drooling over this Philadelphia-born brand for a while as I receive their catalogue via e-mail, but it's finally making an appearance in Canada! They've set up shop in Toronto's Hudson Bay Flagship store, and are planning on coming to Vancouver in the near future. For now you can find Free People at Plenty, Aritzia, Liquid Clothing, Vincent Park Clothing, and The Block Clothing.

There is something about a skinny-fit khaki that I love and am in desperate need of. I first noticed a pair in Zara, but I'm even more in love with this slouchy chino ($79). Hitting right above the ankle, it's both casual and sexy paired with cute strappy heels. They would also go great with this adorable cream top with delicate lace sleeves ($69) - girly and comfortable!

If there is one accessory trend train that I'm hopping on this season, it's feathers. They're popping up everywhere from earrings to necklaces to headpieces, and what a perfect addition to any outfit. These deep orchid feather earrings ($18) add such a statement to pulled back hair and minimal makeup; bonus, they match incredibly with this dress ($130), perfectly titled 'My Rapture.' With the embroidered necklace and all-over sequin embellishment, this is a perfect night on the town dress for spring!

This season, for me, is all about being comfortable while looking my best. These fold-over shorts ($38) are made for days lounging on the deck with friends, and would look amazing paired with a gladiator sandal. If I do ever wear a tee, it's slouchy but detailed, exactly like this with the cinched sleeves. Loose hair, soft makeup and great accessories make this outfit effortless, but stylish at the same time. It's timeless - exactly how Free People wants their clothes to be worn!

Follow Free People on twitter here, and visit their very cute blog here.

I'm in love with this video, Free People Girls. The label used fan pictures and past photos from their catalogues to create identities - sandy, meadow, lou, candy and ginger - for who a Free People girl really is (all of us).


  1. LOVE this post, and love free people!
    hope you do something with "the row" by mk and ashley olsen... i secretly am in lovee with that one too!

  2. Thanks love! And what an excellent idea - I'll forever be a die hard fan of MKA. Their fashion sense is ridiculous, and 'The Row' has such great pieces! Look out for a post on them soon :)

  3. I love Free People! Glad to find another fan of their brand. I got this grey cape jacket by Free People from a boutique in Victoria last year - and I love it! Most complimented item in my wardrobe!

  4. Ah, thanks Jessica! So much love for Free People, it's an amazing brand - and I can only imagine, the cape jacket sounds adorable.

    Thanks for reading!


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