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The Look for Less: Free People 'Royale' Flats

Free People 'Royale' cut out flats, plus a dupe for just $32.99
The moment the Universal Thread for Target lookbook came out, I recognized this cut-out bootie looked strikingly similar to the Free People 'Royale' flat.

Look for Less: Free People Faux Fur Tote Bag

Free People faux fur bag and the look for less
Now that fall is in full swing I'm realizing this is the season of faux fur. It's everywhere and it's better than ever. From coats to accessories - like this Free People bag - faux fur is the most fashionable fabric around.

The Look for Less: Free People Utility Shirt

Check out this Free People look for less.
Utility shirts are a wardrobe staple in my closet, right next to my chambrays and white button-downs. They're great for layering and never fail with your favorite jeans and a Chelsea boot. Free People has a solid option on sale now at (try code 25LUXE to get an additional 25% off!) or try the look with Target's version - either way you can't go wrong.

The Look: Free People Button Down Blouse, $70.20 (down from $108)

For Less: Mossimo Button Down Shirt, $22.99

Capsule Wardrobe: Free People October Catalog

Free People October catalog
Is it sweater weather yet? I’m counting down the days to the short-lived, crisp weather that immediately precedes the disgusting slush of winter. The Free People October 2015 catalog perfectly captures that crisp, not soggy, feeling of the fall. With the cozy sweaters and luxurious fabrics, the lookbook just transforms me to some cabin in the middle of nowhere surrounded by trees. So, browse the catalog, soak in some inspiration (and do some shopping, no judgement here), then sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s capsule, comprised of pieces all under $50.

Spot the Real: Free People Slim Joggers

Can you spot the real Free People slim joggers?

Lately, I've been living in slim joggers - sweatpants with a slightly more fitted look and tapered leg. No, I haven't given up on life. I'm being fashionable. Just look at Free People's latest offerings and you'll see what I mean. The trendsetting brand is showing slim joggers paired with everything from socks and Birks to black patent monkstrap boots. You can also dress up your joggers with heels for a night out (see Pinterest for ideas). Free People's joggers cost $78; the look for less (which I own) is just $19.99. See if you can spot the real from the steal by clicking a link below!