Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wish List: Free People

Is there a retail store that if it made up your entire wardrobe you'd be extremely happy? For me that is Free People. It is honestly one of the coolest and prettiest stores I've been to. I can recall the first time I stepped over the threshold into one and I gasped. My breath was taken away by the beauty of not only the decor of the store, but every product. Of course seconds later after eagerly perusing, my breath was also taken away by the price of everything... The products in Free People tend to be quite pricey, but because of the quality and uniqueness of each item purchasing anything seems worth it to me. (whatever makes you justify spending $100+ on a casual top, Moll. haha) For the average person, Free People is one of those places where you save up for specific pieces and, to quote Parks & Rec, "Treat yo self." I am one of those average people. That being said, I've created an outfit I'd like to purchase someday, or in the very least, individual bits I'd like to buy when I'm willing to fork over a @#&% ton of money...

This tunic is gorgeous, flowy, and flattering. I tried it on in the store. It's beautiful on its own, with opaque tights, and/or with an off white swing or babydoll dress layered underneath (especially one with ruffles on the hem!).

Free People tend to have statement pieces in their jewelry arsenal. This could be considered one. It's delicate, yet different, and would look great for any occasion.

(between the time I made the graphic and embedding links in this post, FP got rid of the harness I wanted [??], so a similar one is linked!)
For a lot of people, this trend isn't their cup of tea. I was once one of these people. However after my friend purchased one and seeing loads of boho chic outfits on tumblr with this "vest," I've decided that I really like what it adds to a look. It's definitely different, but in this case I think that's a great thing! 

Having tried the tunic on, I can confirm that it is very short. To balance out the cloth to skin ratio, a good pair of boots are needed. Why not go to the extreme and get above the knee ones? Much like the bracelet, they're a statement, and that's why I love 'em! Plus they look great with skirts, tights, leggings, and skinny jeans!

Despite me being obsessed with jewelry and necklaces, I don't have a large coin necklace. Since Free People's jewelry is diverse in size and stunning in general, I figured they'd have the coin necklace I'd been envisioning. They did not disappoint!

Though I haven't spent $603.90 on this outfit, over on my last post I have an outfit inspired by this list. Check it out and let me know what you think of either!

Have a lovely day and stay fabulous, freeps!!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Babydoll in Boston

If you are a regular reader of my blog, I'm sure you've gathered that I love nature and being outdoors. Despite that, I really enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city, too. I've visited New York City the most out of any destination place and it's probably my favourite city; however I do have a deep appreciation for Boston, as well. It is a place like no other. Wherever you step, you're walking through history. On many of the twisting and winding streets are internally modern shops, but they're externally stuck in time. And though it is a heavily populated area by people from all over the world, there is still a sense of a small town community. Unlike a large portion of people in New York City, Bostonians greet strangers with a smile and are "wicked" polite, too. Bottom line, Boston is cool.

Even so, when I feel the desire to take a day trip to a city, my mind generally goes straight to New York City. But not this weekend! On Saturday I met up with a couple of friends, hopped on the bus, and off we went for a fun day of shopping at the Pru and Newbury Street, and gawking at how beautiful the library is. 

We also planned on going to the Pru's observatory floor right as the sun set, but the whole thing was closed! I was so disappointed. Especially since the sky looked lovely Saturday. I managed to get a few photos of the sky and city, but honestly most aren't that great. I didn't go prepared with a camera or thinking I was going to take photos for a blog post... whoops! I do have plenty of stories to share, though, which I may include in the next few posts.  

When shopping, we went to Free People, Urban Outfitters, Brandy Melville, and other stores with similar styles. I'm obsessed with Free People. It would be great if that store made up my entire wardrobe. Though Free People has a distinct style, there is still such a variety in it. You have the basic items that go with everything to very unique statement pieces. At the moment, I've been loving how they do a lot of layering with shorter dresses and tunics. That is what inspired this outfit. Plus, a lot of people are very preppy, urban, or wear business attire in Boston, so I wanted to stand out a bit from the crowd with this boho chic look.

I took a long sleeve top and layered it with a babydoll dress. Tights were a must because it was a cool windy day, and high socks just added that extra warmth. Naturally I also had to sport my favourite necklace. Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of me in this outfit in the city, because again, I suck at planning haha Sorz!

Parka: Target
Top: Target
Babydoll Dress: Target
Bag: Target
Boots: Target
Tights: Target
Socks: Target
Necklace: Kohl's
 (Do you think I like Target? lol)

Have you ever been to Boston?