I was given my first Free People dress as a gift for my eighth grade graduation: a cream colored frock embroidered with neon green flowers, adorned with a turquoise stone belt. That dress marked the start of my love affair with Free People and my infatuation with style. Six years later my collection of FP has grown, along with my passion for the brand.
When I found out that I would have the opportunity to attend a blogger retreat at FP's home office and meet the creative souls behind BLDG25's blog, I was beyond excited.(You can read more about my day at FP here.) So many things were rushing through my head: What would I ask the blog team? I have never been to that part of Phili, will I find the offices? But the most pressing question of all: What am I going to wear?!
After several outfit changes and more time than I'd like to admit perfecting every last detail, I finally settled on the above outfit!
Free People has mastered the blend of delicate,feminine and bohemian, earthy styles. Inspired by this combination, I chose a sixties inspired look that embraced some of FP's current trends and represented my personal style which is full of fem-boheme pieces.
One of the things I love mos about style is that it has the power to completely change the way you feel about yourself. When I was getting ready that morning, butterflies fluttering away in my stomach, I felt so beautiful. I really felt that I was representing my truest inner self which brought out my confidence and self assurance. I was ready to take on the day and make the most of this amazing opportunity. With every opportunity life gives you, with every passing day, represent yourself, your innermost spirit and everything else will fall into place.
Check out some of the amazingly talented bloggers that I was fortunate enough to meet at the blogger retreat on Free People's blog BLDG25.