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The One Rule You Can’t Break at Weddings

I don’t know how many times I have to say this. You have one job and your job is to not wear white to a wedding. Why is it so hard for people to get this right? Don’t wear white. The bride wears white. You do not wear white. And while you’re at it, don’t wear cream or beige or off-white. Even if you accessorize with colorful pieces – a cardigan or a belt, you are still not allowed to wear white. We utilize every other color in the color scheme on this bride’s special day because we do not want to upstage the bride. I’m not saying you can’t stand out in your own way at all though and here’s how we can help you still do that without making this dreaded mistake that seems to happen every wedding I go to. A part of me wants to walk up to the person and just ask, “So… you wore white.” My bff Ashley on the other hand says that if anyone wears white to her wedding, they are immediately out. Good rule, Ash. We’re behind you on this one.

1. Have an amazing clutch to go with your dress. I love this one from Zara that’s only $79.90.

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Joan Smalls x Free People

I always thought that to wear Free People you had to be a certain type of girl. The girl that shops at Free People is a free spirit, a flower child, and pretty easygoing. She wears light-weight fabric, fringe, and bell-sleeves for long sleeves. As much as I loved the brand, I frequently felt out of place when trying on their clothes. I felt like I was trying to be a girl that I just wasn’t, but so desperately wanted to be because who wouldn’t want to be the girl who wore Free People, right?! She was just too effortlessly cool. I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels that way and maybe the brand recognized this. So what did they do? They picked a girl who wasn’t your typical Free People girl and made her into one and it worked! When I think of Joan Smalls, I think of edgy, a little dark, dangerous, and risky. She is someone who resembles more Erin Wasson than hippie child, but yet she made it work. Here are a few of her latest shots from the brand that make me want to run out and buy these exact outfits.

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Candice Swanepoel Gets Cheeky

Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel is featured in Free People’s latest July catalog and to promote this month’s styling they featured a behind-the-scenes slash ¬†get-to-know type of a video for Candice. In it, we learn a couple of facts: 1. that she doesn’t have a driver’s license and 2. that she grew up on a dairy farm. Candice has always been one of my favorite angels and we’re loving this video that the brand has created. They’ve done such a great job lately with all of their videos and we couldn’t be more impressed with them.

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Cardiknox Does Capitol Hill

We’re five sleeps away from Seattle and I’m already getting nostalgic. Last year we blogged about a band called Cardiknox currently in Brooklyn, but originally from Seattle – at least one half of them was from there anyways. They recently did a photo shoot with Free People back in my old stomping grounds of Capitol Hill and it’s basically…perfect. They hit up my favorite spots, walked my favorite streets, and looked exceptional while doing so. Here are some of my favorite snaps, but don’t take my word for it – you’ll have to check out the full spread on the Free People blog here. Above, the duo is at one of my favorite restaurants – Oddfellow’s – on the secret outdoor patio that is a dream!

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Freida Pinto x Free People

Free People has done quite the job of selecting models for their catalogs ranging from Karlie Kloss to Girls’ actor Christopher Abbott. In their latest catalog, the brand is featuring Freida Pinto who is absolutely drop dead gorgeous. She wouldn’t be the first style icon I would think of to represent Free People, but she did well.

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Christmas Wish List 2013

Comfort Food Toast Squishable – $35

I always end up making this list too close to Christmas so that by the time I list out things I could possibly want, it’s too late for my family to purchase them for me. Realistically, I don’t need any of these things for Christmas. They are merely just things that I can get for myself in the near future. We’ve actually been doing this Christmas List post for quite some time now so it wouldn’t have felt right if we didn’t have it again. I hope all of you have such a wonderful holiday. I’m off work for the week, but I’m really excited to be spending some time with Yow Yow! and prepping for our roundup posts that we do every year.

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Free People Presents The Cabin

I’m not sure why Free People decided to create these short films for their blog, but I’ve been hooked ever since the Roshambo series featuring “Charlie” from Girls. Hard swoon. They’ve really nailed it on the head with the relationship stuff and even after just three minutes, I instantly find myself attached to the characters. The Cabin was released yesterday and is a cute story about a free-spirited couple taking a weekend trip. The best part of this entire film? Noot Seear and Jacques Naude (their names in real life) are also DATING in real life and have been for three years. Basically Free People gave us a sneak peek into their actual relationship, but are instead pinning it around a story line. We are okay with that. Looking forward to the next installment!

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Your 2013 Holiday Party Dress

Banana Republic Seamed Ponte Fit and Flare V-Neck Dress – $130

It’s that time of the year! For the first time ever, I’m attending a holiday party for my company and this time – it won’t be in some sketchy dive bar in the middle of nowhere. I can toss that horrible, ugly, and itchy Christmas sweater aside and put on my favorite new dress for the season. Of course, I don’t own one yet, but that’s why we’re on the hunt! I actually helped a co-worker of mine find her dress before I found one and it looks fabulous. Job well done. Now, here are some options for both you and I!

Sachin + Babi Sequin Cutout Dress – $188

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Free People November Catalog

Fall is here and while I’ve never enjoyed the colder weather, I really do love my over-sized sweaters and discovering new ways to layer up. I like all of my favorite retail stores for different reasons, but the one that is just “nailin’ it” with the layering, always, is Free People. Thermals under dresses, knee high socks over tights – sure, you could do that with any other label, but Free People was made to do exactly this.

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Free People October 2013

Before moving here, I used to believe that since California was always hotter than Seattle that i could wear dresses all year ’round. I am quickly discovering that what other people consider “cold” here is now also “cold” to me. I suppose Seattle trained me to have a high temperature tolerance. While I won’t be having my four beloved seasons here in the Bay, I am enjoying soaking up the sun every day at work or at least trying to spend part of my work day in the sun on the deck!

Regardless of what season it is or what the temperature is, Free People releases a new catalog every month and here are my favorite picks!

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The Closet: September 2013

Nasty Gal Capture Dress – $48

This month, we’re really into black heels I guess! Our September closet list is bulging with some goodies – more than the usual. If only, we could have them all…!

Artisan Project Striped Moroccan Throw Blanket – $210

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