Category Archives: Free People

May 12, 2015

#FPFESTIVALDAYS

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This past Thursday the Free People of White Provisions hosted a Pre-Shaky Knees / festival season kick off party.  The festivities included free local ice cream from The Queen of Cream, free locally brewed beer from Three Taverns, tote making by my favorite Native Bear, flower arrangements by Soul Flowers Floral Cart and of course, shopping!  I attended with camera in hand and snapped away —

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We got this brew for my birthday keg, it’s my absolute favorite!  High-gravity while still on the lighter, crisp side with just the right amount of hops.. yum yum!

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Ayla of Soul Flowers Floral Cart

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As always the store displays and outfits were on point!

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Cora of Queen of Cream

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Molly, the cutest laying Aussie Shepard around!

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A happy floral customer!

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Spear sisters, Emma (left) the store manager and Sarah (right) curator of blog and Instagram Cool Atlanta who co-hosted the party. They are not only the best dressed sisters but also the sweetest!

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Went home with a handful of swag but my favorite was this tote made right in front of me by Leela of Native Bear!

Even though we didn’t go to Shaky Knees, it got me pumped up for this weekend’s Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama! Love us some music festivals! Now to just get through this work week…

January 22, 2015

HOPE FOR STEVE

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On Sunday I drove up to Avalon shopping district to the Free People store for a morning of yoga and art in celebration of a local couple, Hope and Steve, who are taking on Steve’s ALS with admirable positivity and optimism.  They’ve teamed up with artist Jeremy Brown and started the project , Drive, making art with the wheels of his wheelchair.  The paintings they create are beautiful! They’re all very bright and have a cheerful feel to them, much like the love between Hope and Steve.
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Exhale Studio and Spa hosted the 60 minute yoga class.  It was a blast! We got in all aspects of yoga and even free style danced-obviously my favorite part!  Their Avalon location will be opening in February. They were excellent hosts and very kind, I’ll definitely be trying out some of their classes!
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Hope and Steve’s paintings went so well with the vibes of Free People! And it was especially cool to be doing yoga inside a FP, felt so fitting.  It was truly a lovely way to start a Sunday.
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During the event they took up donations for Hope and Steve. If you’d also like to donate to this amazing couple and help them, click here. 

Thanks Free People for the great event helping a great cause!

October 27, 2014

SHADES OF BLACK

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Lately I’ve been purging my closet by selling, trading and donating unwanted clothes.  My goal is to have more of a “capsule wardrobe” of quality pieces that are more timeless/classic vs. on trend though I know myself and will likely grab a few trendy articles here and there. One color I noticed that is still in abundance is black.  That’s probably because I’ve always felt like head-to-toe black is so chic but I usually like to add a few pops of other colors to break it up.  Definitely ok with having a black wardrobe especially when it comes to Fall and Winter-black clothes in the South during Summer gets a little trickier. Scroll down for outfit details!
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What I’m wearing: Free People top, UO bra and jeans, Madewell tote, Nine West boots, TOMS shades, Ali Sage necklace, Chanel lipstick

September 24, 2014

MUSIC MIDTOWN 2014

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I’m happy to say that mine and Dustin’s curse of rainy outdoor music has been broken! This years Music Midtown was absolutely gorgeous-no ponchos or rain boots-just warm pre-Fall sun! We were especially excited since we took advantage of living on the Beltline and rode our bikes both days using the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s bike valet service, so easy and convenient! Music Midtown made a few changes this year with stage setups and policies but my favorite change, or rather upgrade was the expanded artist and vendor market area. There was a short time frame we didn’t care to see the bands playing so we grabbed a beer and walked around looking at the jewelry, handmade guitars, folk art, blown glass, and more-it was a nice break.

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Our beer of choice and even better that it’s local! There wasn’t a ton of choices so if it’s between a light, watered down beer or a flavorful high gravity for a little more, you’ll find us always going to the more bang for your buck option.
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The back of this top was perfectly breezy for a music fest! Leave it to Free People to create the best attire for such occasions.

Outfit details: Free People top and jean, Birkenstock sandals, vintage bag and Oakley shades
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This years crowd flags and markers were really fun, couldn’t help but snap this hip Mario! On day two we stood by someone’s flag and used it to our benefit to help friends find us. Maybe next year we’ll actually bring something fun and creative though it seems like a chore to keep up with anything other than yourself or group and belongings!
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Friday’s lineup for us included Bear Hands, Run DMC, Lorde and Jack White. All very different but the one artist that stole the show was Lorde! She had killer dance moves, changed into three different outfits and had huge bubbles raining from above the stage! Whoever said she was boring live was proved wrong, she really impressed this lady!
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Day Two’s Outfit which I coined the “hipster farmer look” was comfy and breathable during the peak of the heat.

Details: Free People hat, Madewell shirt, Target overalls, Clarks desert boot, vintage bag and Oakley sunglasses
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Saturday’s lineup for us included Sleeper Agent, Third Eye Blind, Twenty One Pilots, Fitz and the Tantrums, Bastille and Eminem. The artist that was my favorite, and I wasn’t surprised, was Fitz! We didn’t attempt to get close to really anyone else but knew there show would be fun up close so we got there early and camped out which proved to be way worth it! Frontman, Michael and his co-vocalist Noelle have really great energy and boogied down!
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Loved how silly some people got for the festivities, these bananas are dedicated!
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This bearded man of mine loves concerts about as much as I do, if not MORE! Couldn’t ask for a better festival companion! Processed with VSCOcam with e6 preset
Next up we are going to Outkast, Kid Cudi and Childish Gambino this weekend at Centennial Olympic Park. Bought these tickets so long ago and can’t wait to see Outkast perform in their hometown-should be epic!

March 5, 2014

Free People: THE RIDE

Free People puts so much thought into their catalog’s story lines and photography it blows me away.  For this month they enlisted one of my favorite models, Erin Wasson, a free spirit babe who knows how to rock some flowy boho clothes.  She is the definition of hip if you ask me. Not only did they choose the perfect lady model they also enlisted a hottie as her motorcycle riding boyfriend that proposes to her in the desert.  This brand knows how to make an out of the ordinary catalog and that also goes for Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters-who are under the same corporate umbrella. See for yourself and then follow the link at the end of the post to view the video!

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Free People’s March collection sheds its winter layers and embraces a bare look for spring. The collection features an eclectic mix of pieces from ‘barely there’ tops layered with strappy bras, to bold South American-inspired denim, and breezy maxis. Accessories focus on long drapey chains and statement arm cuffs to complete the look.

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All photos provided by Free People:

Watch the video of the romantic cross-country motorcycle ride here!  Not that I’m thinking about eloping-my mom would kill me as we both want to plan a beautiful rustic Southern wedding-but wouldn’t that be adventurous/thrilling/fun/romantic?!

PS: It’s my birthday month and I’m not picky, love the whole collection, hint hint wink wink! (But if you twist my arm to pick I’d love the red maxi!)