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One of the community’s favorite Black Friday sales is coming tonight! Free People, for 4 hours only, will be offering up to 25% off your in-store or online purchase. Hallelujah, praise the shopping gods! Add a little boho to your look or just pick up cute items like the Embroidered Austin Dress ($148, above) which comes in several pretty colors. I took my true size M when I tried this dress on, and it hits me above the knees but isn’t too short, especially with tights. It’s shown with the Tambourine Roundy Bag ($48).
Here are the details:
Please note that the online sale is ONLY happening from 6-10 PM EASTERN TIME, while the in-store promo is 6-10 PM your local time. And also please note that this special limited promotion is TONIGHT ONLY. Not all weekend long. No code required — the discount will apply at checkout. I recommend loading up your cart now so that you’re ready to check out once the promo starts.
We love this promotion because Free People has been knocking it out of the park for over a year now. They’re killing it! I know how much the community loves this promo so I wanted to share some of my picks and hear yours too.
Right now I’m on the train home writing this post — I want to get it live as quickly as possible, so this post is in progress and will be updated! I’m going to start by putting up section by section of my picks and then come back and add some depth, such as mini reviews of dresses I’ve tried on.
Let’s begin in the dress section, where there Emerald City Dress ($168) heads up my very long wish list. Like many of Free People’s dresses, it’s oversized with snug arms and hits above the knees. I am typically either a small or a medium in FP’s flowy dresses, strictly depending on how tight the arms are. This dress is especially snug in the arms, so I tried on the medium with more success. It will look great with tights and a large cardigan! (As will many, many of my picks in this post.)
Another dress in that same flowy but awesome category is the Pavlo Dress ($128), which also has pretty tight arms and comes in three colors. I love the way this dress looks with a big belt. If you like this embroidered floral idea but want something longer, the Paradise Mini Dress ($148) is similar and very flattering on!
On the more figure-hugging side, the Gidget Sweater Mini Dress ($148) is a new item I haven’t seen or tried yet, but looks so cute I may very well order it and take the chance of guessing my fit. Isn’t this such a cute fit-and-flare? It comes in two colors. This dress has a pretty retro vibe, though not as retro as the gorgeous Printed Retro Midi Dress ($148), which defines elegance.
Even more body-skimming but also flattering are FP’s many lace dresses, like the Peekaboo Lace Slip ($98). These dresses I typically take a large in and wear shapewear underneath as needed. They’re great for a hot date night or concerts or special events, depending on your needs.
Another favorite trick of mine is to wear Free People’s slips as dresses, and layer under or over them as needed. I absolutely adore the Secret Origins Pieced Lace Tunic ($128, above in black which is one of several colors it comes in), which I take a medium in, and its sleeveless cousin the Cross My Heart in Lace Tunic ($108), which I also take a medium in. With a simple slip underneath (this one is also great), both of these work well as dresses!
Then there are the slips that I like to throw a chunky cardigan over, like the lace-trimmed Any Party Trapeze Slip ($88), the Baby Be Simple Slip ($88), and my personal fave the Marsha Printed Slip ($88). I take a medium in all of these, and they also all look great under a leather or knit moto.
Here are my favorite FP dresses of the moment:
The next section I usually head towards is the jewelry. I can’t say my pup would sit still long enough to pose with such a decadent piece as the Apollo Statement Crystal Collar ($68, above) but it certainly is the kind of necklace that goes very well over simple solid outfits — be it dog fur for the fanciest collar ever, or over a sweatshirt for a high-low luxe look or a simple sweater. Perhaps this dog would also like to wear the Twisted Raw Stones Ring ($68) in labradorite? Ok, I’ll stop now.
Most of my favorite Free People necklaces are multistrand necklaces. Some are single strands twisted to look multistrand, like the Pretty Lover Delicate Bolo ($28, particularly pretty in blue opal) and others are mixes of tiers and pendants, like the Delicate Tiered Stone Necklace ($28).
Here are more of my FP necklace picks:
There are also tons and tons of pretty earrings. I love all the fringey, tassley, oversized options like the Super Fan Flare Hoops ($58), above. Other pairs softly floating into this category on my wishlist include the Diamond Canyon Tassel Earring ($48), the very large Boulder Falls Tassel Hoop ($78) and the sparkly Lunar Rays Tassel Earrings ($78), which I bought at Anthropologie a couple of years ago under a different name. Some of the sparkle has rubbed off, but they’ve mostly remained beautifully intact. There are also the Valerie Tassel Earrings ($38) which intrigue me but look possibly heavy.
Below, my FP earrings and ring picks:
Another thing I love about Free People’s jewelry? It looks amazing with their intimates! Shown here is the Secret Gardens Metallic Bolo ($38) with the Crimson Clover Underwire Bra ($48) and a top I’ve yet to identify. More intimates below in this post.
Another can’t-miss section for me is bags. To be sure, there are some pricey options here like the Imperiali Distressed Tote ($598, drool), but there are plenty of sub-$100 options like the Gramercy Washed Hobo ($88), shown in red above and available in many more colors, and many sub-$80 options like the beautiful Triple Pocket Slouchy Tote ($68), a personal fave of mine which comes with a removable wallet.
I think FP’s bags make great gift ideas, and I also include them on my holiday wishlists circulated among family because they are affordable yet something I’ll love for years. This year I’ve included the Billie Vegan Mini Tote ($48, shown above in snake and also wishlisted in blue velvet!), the Laurie Vegan Crossbody ($48) in mint, the Rosie Washed Clutch ($40) in gold, the Ray Mini Box Bag ($68) and the Twiggy Clutch ($40) in beautiful shiny plum.
Looking for a trendy bag? Try the perfectly round and on-trend Amber Round Crossbody ($40). Want a great functional boho bag? The Canyonland Tote ($148) has you covered. Free People knows how to design so many great bags!
These are my picks:
Before we leave accessories we need to talk about shoes, where so many delights await! Although Free People seems to have been infected by the same furry disease as Anthro, it’s much less so here. From going out shoes like the Minimal Lace Up Heel ($178, above in nude), Vegan Going West Boot ($88) and Downtown Clog ($130) to comfy everyday choices like the Hunt The Plains Boot ($198) and the beautiful Peyton Ankle Boot ($168) live, it’s hard to leave FP’s shoe section without a new pair to call my own.
There are cute booties like the Understated Biker Boot ($295, above) which make me wonder, if these are understated what are the overstated pair like? Another cute pair is the Wild Fields Western Boots ($198).
The only thing Free People seems to be short on right now is tall boots, curiously. The only pair really jumping out at me are the York Tall Boot ($395, above in taupe and also delightful in teak).
Shoes, shoes, wonderful shoes:
And since my train ride is rapidly approaching its conclusion, below are the rest of my Free People picks! Much, much more to come in this post! It will be updated but feel free to start sharing your wishlist in the comments now!! Please forgive any spelling or grammar errors — I’ll clean up the post once it’s complete.