Sunday, 13 May 2012

Free-spirit.

If you have followed my blog for quite some time now you would know that my style jumps in and out of phases. Just over  a year ago I went through a phase of being head over heels for Free People, I dressed quite free-spirited and dreamed of dedicating my final project at university on the company and hopes of moving to Philly to work for them. As I weaved into another phase though I left it all behind and began admiring different shapes and new styles. 
Having recently found myself in employment (which explains my absence) I have spent days of late thinking about what to treat myself to now that I will actually have some pocket money to spend come the end of this month. Feeling uninspired by the places I normally elope to in times of need and inspiration, I looked up my old pal Free People to just have a browse. The sunlight always gets me feeling quite bohemian gypsy-esque, dreaming of travelling the world so this weekend I took a trip back to the site I had long deserted. 

Unfortunately car insurance payments for my boyfriend this summer has left us unable to getaway to foreign lands this coming August. The site left me dreaming of distant shores and heat waves, places to wear the clothes I found myself admiring. 
I'm not a very revealing person with the clothes I wear. I used to be as a teenager, out at the weekend in a short skirt but now I tend to shy away from this. Saying this, I have fallen for all four of these dresses from Free People that are apparently not so lengthy and quite body-con-esque. 
There's a sporty jersey dress which is really just a long, casual t-shirt. I am very much a t-shirt person so this really appeals to me, it just looks so cosy and quite effortless. 
Then there's the ditsy red stretch dress, perfect for days out during the summer. (I've been eyeing up my National Trust membership card).
An off the shoulder black and white striped number, although a lot of  skin on show which would be quite daring for me these days, I have always enjoyed off the shoulder items, reminding me of Grease's Sandy and a red dress Erin Wasson once wore.

Finally the chiffon, drop plum dress. Another off the shoulder item, this dress is really quite dreamy, I believe they styled it on something worn in Almost Famous. 
My dad has big birthday coming up next month and so I really have been keeping my eye out for a new outfit and I think this is the dress. I have never had a dress like this before so I thought as it was something that caught my eye straight away, perhaps I should try something different. The frills across the top, I imagine will make me feel a little flamenco. Arriba.

On another note, the competition I collaborated on with Bear & Co. finished yesterday, thank you to everybody who entered. I will announce the winner sometime this week so keep you eyes out. 
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6 comments:

  1. I love free people clothes. I often find myself window shopping the website, all the clothes are so pretty. Shame there are no shops in England.
    The off the shoulder chiffon plum dress is amazing, the colour is so beautiful!

    xox Niamh xox

    www.niamh-makes-things.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know, it is a shame. It appears on ASOS and UO sometimes but not everything which is a shame. Thanks for the comment,

      Holly

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  2. I can't wait to see who won! I love the stripes on these dresses!!

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    1. Eek! Keep an eye out! I love the stripes too.

      Holly

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  3. The plum dress is so gorgeous! In love!
    xx

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  4. beautiful dresses! xx

    http://www.theprovocativecouture.com/

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