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Why Skirt-Dresses Are So Great

Currently Soul Flower has a selection of skirt-dresses that are absolute awesomesauce! (because you can rock these threads as a strapless dress or as a skirt). Skirt-dresses are especially great for traveling because you can get more than one fun look without having to pack so dang much.

Plus the versatility of the piece makes you far more likely to wear it a whole bunch. For instance, you can wear it as a fancy strapless dress to a wedding, and the next day, when you want to go sight seeing, you can wear it as a skirt and pair it with a comfy tank tank top, like the Mehndi Hands here. Boom. Two outfits and one lightly packed suitcase.
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Jezebel Hemp Skirt-Dress
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Zaria Strapless Dress-Skirt
Skirt-dresses are also ideal beach cover-ups as you can wear it as a skirt with your swim suit or pull it up as a dress for more coverage. I personally have always loved wearing strapless dresses while on vacation, since it helps avoid unwanted tan lines.

 

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Mystified Hi-Lo Dress
Skirt-dresses also make a great gift when you’re unsure if your friend would prefer a dress or a skirt – either way you win- it’s brilliant! 😉

 

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Which skirt dress is your favorite? Which way do you think you would wear it most: as a skirt or as a dress?

❤ JacQ

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My Mint Swirl Skater Dress & A Thrift Trip

Mint. Mint would have to be one of my favorite colors, especially in summer. Something about it is so fresh, so girly and so vintage. I see mint, I instantly think of mint porcelain tea cups, tiny key lime bars, and cucumber sandwiches. This dress reminds me of the 1960s, picnics, and Sundays. I love the color, I love that this Swirls Skater Dress can be worn as a maternity dress (I am 7 months along) because of the flowing knit material. I also love the fun little swirls pattern and that the dress is made of earth-kind organic cotton in the USA. Usually I would pair this minty color with more pastels, which is pretty, but being inspired by flea markets and thrift shops, I decided to be a little random, mixing oranges, reds, and prints into this more retro look.

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The mint Swirls Skater dress even has a hand-drawn design!
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 I also carried my fave Mushrooms Messenger Bag which I reviewed recently! 🙂
Spring has just arrived, I have been cooped up in the house getting ready for my new baby, It was a perfect day to get outside and go for a walk. There is this tiny little antique shop a few blocks away, I decided to take the afternoon and browse. This particular shop always lines out a bunch of its items outside in the summer, luring all sorts of people in. I love the mix of colors, mix of old and new, the worn and chipped and faded. Everything is one of a kind. I always stop to look at their collection of colored glasses, wooden duck decoys, and stained glass windows.

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Modern times have turned to a throw-away society. We buy, we make, then we throw away, and buy some more. There is so much treasure out there, so many ways to reuse, re-purpose or go organic. Maybe this month, choose local, choose organic, or find something old and make it new. Because history, experience, and a little bit of rust, can be beautiful.

Peace,
Heather
Latter Day Style

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Works Great as a Diaper Bag

So I am nesting. I just hit my 30 week mark, 7 months, and only a few more weeks until I have my second little girl. Being my second baby I feel like I am a little more prepared, when it comes to knowing what I always should carry. I saw the Mushrooms Messenger Bag, and I instantly thought about how perfect it would be for a diaper bag. I love the saddle bag style, I love the neutral tan color that will literally match every outfit (plus my husband will be able to carry it around without feeling a little girly), and I also love the bit of fantasy the hand-drawn mushroom illustrations add to it.

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Close-up of the hand-drawn mushroom design
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It has adjustable straps
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And is the perfect size for carrying the essentials

The second It got here, I immediately wanted to test it out, make sure it could easily hold all I needed. I packed in the diapers, wipes, a blanket, a change of clothes, toys, the works. And surprisingly it all fit perfectly. Even though the bag doesn’t look big, it will certainly hold the essentials (whether or not you are using it as a diaper bag, school bag, or a purse). The magnetic snap ensures nothing will fall out while I go about my day. And since it’s made of cotton canvas (50% organic cotton), it’s really durable with a sturdy padded strap.

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I am so ready for the summer, I am so ready for this new baby, and I cannot wait to tote along my mushroom saddle bag in the process. It’s just a really great bag!

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Peace,
Heather
Latter Day Style

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Tapestries You Can Wear!

 

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This Spring Soul Flower has quite a few pieces that were inspired by and created from tapestries. And we are in L.O.V.E! Tapestries have some of the most amazing prints out there, and to see them transform into a wearable work of art is pretty amazing!
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Shiva Tapestry Dress
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Has a beautiful elephant print!
Utopia Tapestry Pants
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Or you could just go with the Be Striped Tree Tapestry to decorate your home! 🙂
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Rani Harem Pants
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Great vine & elephant print!

Which tapestry outfit would you like to rock the most?  🙂

❤ JacQ

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Warm Ways to Style a Strapless Dress

It’s that time of year again…

Soul-Flower has put up lots of new amazing dresses for spring and summer, and I’m sure there will be many more to come! They sent me the beautiful Mystified Hi-Lo Dress. It’s tribal pattern and eye-catching yet subtle colors make a statement. It’s also fully lined, which is unexpected and awesome!

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The Mystified Hi-Lo Skirt-Dress all layered up Stevie Nicks style!

However, there’s one dilemma; where I live, as well as a lot of other parts of the country, it’s still chilly outside! BUT don’t panic…there is a way to get some use out of those awesome strapless and sleeveless dresses before the temperature goes up.

There are 3 things every girl should have in her wardrobe to assure that she will get lots of use out of her clothes all year round:

2) Shrugs/Boleros
3) Great boots
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I like to have each of those things in brown and black; that way, I will be able to wear any sleeveless dress at any time of the year I want! I suggest buying soul-flower’s leggings because they are made with organic cotton. Other good things to have are cardigans, scarves, and arm/leg warmers. They can turn any summer dress into a fall, winter, or early spring outfit. And there you have it. Simple ways to get the most bang for your buck with soul-flower’s cool threads!

And here’s a happy song to warm your soul – Hope you like it! 🙂

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Aiko Boxy Top

Hey out there, buds! Just stopping in the say hi and tell you about my latest SF threads! I received the Aiko Recycled Boxy Top and believe it or not I was actually a little apprehensive when taking it out of the package. Its rectangular, box-like shape had me wondering if I could pull off the style. I haven’t bought anything like it yet, (although I have seen this style a lot, and how cute it looks on others). I gotta admit trying it on made a big difference! It is wonderful and fun to wear as you can see! 🙂 Slip it over your head and it flows and lays in all kinds of neat and funky ways.

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With a fun boxy fit & hand-drawn design this is my new fav!

The Aiko, a Soul Flower Original, is one size fits all and made here in the USA with low impact dyes! It’s easy, soft and relaxed to wear due to its ingredients: 50% organic cotton and 50% recycled plastic! 🙂 Like your favorite night shirt it’s soft on da skin and feels about like you’re not wearing anything. No confinement here and I dig the way it drapes the body! Great color too – a slightly faded/heather royal blue hue. Cool fitted ¾ style sleeve so you can push them up a bit or leave them just below the elbows. This top has been fun to wear during this last bit of winter lounging. From yoga to watching a great movie, to baking! Free flowing, light, airy and perfect for anywhere you want to move about with ease, like today when I’m home making something yummy – a peanut butter, marshmallow and cereal treat! If you don’t have this easy one already, here you go!

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PB & Mallows Cereal Recipe:
3Tbs. butter or substitute
½ cup organic creamy peanut butter or substitute
5 cups of non sweetened cereal – toasted oats are my fav for this!
6 cups marshmallows
Pan 13×9
Large mixing bowl and spatula

Melt butter in bowl, add marshmallows and toss to coat. Microwave 1:30, stir until smooth then add peanut butter. Immediately stir in cereal until coated. Press mixture into greased pan or waxed paper using greased hands or spatula. Let cool!

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And while my treat is cooling, I’m dreaming about the weather warming! When it does I’ll be throwing a tank on under the Aiko, slipping it off to one shoulder and rockin’ out with some 80’s sunglasses, skinny jeans & high heels! The eco-friendly Aiko is one versatile vixen!

Have a sweet day, buds! Woo

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Organic Baby Clothing & Sets

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As if babies weren’t cute enough already, Soul Flower has created a new line of organic baby clothing that is super adorbs on the little ones!

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Believe Baby Bodysuit with Believe Knot Hat

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Born to Shine Playtime Set with Knot Hat
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Start Small Playtime Set
Playtime Sets include one made in the USA organic baby lap tee and a matching pair of organic baby pants. Available in infant sizes 6-24 months. 
These sets make the perfect BABY SHOWER GIFT and come in a cute lil bundle tied with hemp string.
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Makes for the most precious mail ever!
You can also play mix & match by buying a Baby Bodysuit, Lolli Tie-Dye Pants and a Baby Knot Hat of your choice to achieve the rockin’ baby look below.
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Not Too Young For Peace Baby Bodysuit 
It winds up being a super funky-fun outfit for your lil bud! 
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Old Soul Baby Knot Hat, Lolli Girl Tie-Dye Pants

To view more hand-drawn Soul Flower design options for eco-friendly Baby Bodysuits, Playtime Sets & More CLICK HERE! 🙂

 ❤ JacQ

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The Best BFF Bracelets

My best friend’s name is Audrey Louise, my name is Hannah Louise; this was our first bonding experience. We have been best friends for five years, and she is a beautiful light in my life. Since she is so special, I wanted to get her something really special. I had gotten her a few cool things, but nothing that meant anything to our relationship. I wanted it to be something from my heart, that she could look at daily and think about us. That’s what I found in these beautifully handmade Funky Friendship Bracelets. She LOVED hers!

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Besties for LIFE!

Each of the bracelets were colored right to our personalities; vibrant and beautiful! We couldn’t get enough of holding each others hands to put them together. They are comfortable to wear and we each wear ours every day; it bonds us together and reminds us that we each have a best friend that is there for the other one no matter what. Even though we may live far apart now, I know that she still has my back; and I can feel her constant love, even hundreds of miles away.

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If I am ever feeling lonely, or like I have no where to turn; I just hold up my wrist and realize that I have a best friend, forever. I will never be alone, I will always have someplace to turn. She is a part of my family, and I love her like no other. Miles can’t destroy what we have, and our bracelets are there as a reminder if we are ever in doubt.

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Funky friends forever!

Even though we are miles apart, these BFF Bracelets will always connect our hearts  I love you Audrey Louise.

Peace & Happiness Buds,
Give your BFF a good squeeze; whenever you get the opportunity.
xo, Hannah Louise

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Wear the Good Vibes Tie-Dye Skirt As a Dress

Soul Flower knows their tie dye! Who can resist bright, bold colors like pink and green? Add in the earthy brown and you’ve got yourself one fun piece of clothing that gives off good vibes. I picked out this skirt because I needed to brighten up my winter!

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It can also be worn as a dress! 🙂
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If you’ve got the winter blues, prepare to have them chased away. I wore this in the snow and I was still comfy. This organic tie-dye skirt is long enough to keep your legs warm this season and will transition well into the summer. The large band at the waist even makes it possible to pull up and turn into a dress! You will be wearing this one all year long. It’s great whether you want to lounge around or go out and have some fun.

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This skirt is a Soul Flower original, and as you know, soul-flower is awesome about supporting a healthy environment. This skirt was made with organic cotton and low-impact dyes, and it’s Fair Trade!

My Slightly Stoopid – Officer cover! 🙂
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Thank you for this amazing skirt, soul-flower!

Peace & Love,
Kirbie

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8 Days a Week : Almost Spring Lookbook

Blue Jean Baby, L.A. Lady

Because I am always altering old t-shirts, and sewing knits, I have been wanting a serger for some time. So after saving, and after some Christmas money, I got an early present. I must say I have been sewing on it daily, and feel a bit like that tiny dancer girl, you know “seamstress for the band”? I figured a day of sewing and embroidery would be a perfect occasion to wear the L.A. Lady Blue Jean Shirt. It is relaxed, comfy, made in the USA, and I love the lyrical reference, love the song, and just love the clever blue jean button up.

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Love dressing up this blue jean button up

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Dig the tie-dyed jean

I have been thinking in strings of  lights lately, my thoughts scrambled in between colorful lights. I want to cover everything in glitter, and cover every inch of my house in lights. I have been working on embellishing this grey t-shirt I have, with rows and rows of colorful thread, it reminds me of colorful rays of light.

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Looks great layered or on its own

The other week my husband tells me he has a surprise, and to get my coat. I figure we are just looking at something outside, but we proceed to get in the car, drive a while, and we pull up to a house covered, I mean COVERED in lights, it was beautiful I don’t think I have ever seen anything so colorful! He changes the station, and the lights are perfectly orchestrated to the music, blinking in and out with the song, changing colors, and pulsing out the rhythm and bringing each song to life. It was so inspiring, made me want to go home and create, be inspired, and finish up my rainbow tee so I could wear it with my jean top, as they would be perfect together.

Hope everyone had a colorful & bright holiday season & a happy new year!

Heather

Tiny Dancer

 Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you’ll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she’s in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand
Jesus freaks out in the street
Handing tickets out for God
Turning back she just laughs
The boulevard is not that bad
Piano man he makes his stand
In the auditorium
Looking on she sings the songs
The words she knows, the tune she hums
But oh how it feels so real
Lying here with no one near
Only you, and you can hear me
When I say softly, slowly
Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
you had a busy day today
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Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you’ll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she’s in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand
But oh how it feels so real
Lying here with no one near
Only you, and you can hear me
When I say softly, slowly
– Elton John

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Triple Totem Organic Scarf Review

I’ve always had scarves made out of wool or other heavy fabrics, so when I wear them, I immediately take them off when I get to my destination. Not with this scarf! I find the cotton so soft and cozy that it’s great to wear inside as well as outside. I even find myself planning my outfits around the scarf so that I can showcase the art everywhere I go.

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The Triple Totem Organic Scarf kept me warm & peaceful 

I was a little skeptical about it’s ability to keep me warm, however, so I decided to go for a hike on a cold, windy day and see how well it did. Well, it was a little colder and windier than I had anticipated, and I found myself up on the mountaintop without enough layers, so I really got to put this scarf to the test! I was really glad that I had the scarf with me because it was the saving grace that kept me warm that day. I wrapped it around my arms sometimes as well as wearing it traditionally around my neck. I am no longer skeptical about its warming abilities!

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Triple Totem Organic Scarf
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This made-in-the-USA scarf is not only amazingly soft and cozy; it’s a beautiful Soulflower original piece of art as well. The material is 100% organic cotton and low impact dyed to a beautiful red wine color. The artwork on the scarf is amazing and thought provoking, as is the usual with Soulflower. It brings in elements of art from different cultures such as Indian and Native American to give it a worldly feel and message. The scarf begs to be worn to art and wine parties, to yoga class, on a mountaintop for meditation, and really anywhere you feel like wearing it; because it’s not only beautiful, it’s functional and durable.

Peace,
Andria

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Hemp Gifts – Unique Hemp Gift Ideas

Are you looking for unique hemp gift ideas? Here are Soul Flower, our selection of hemp clothing and hemp accessories is always growing. We love hemp – and the many benefits of purchasing hemp clothing are beyond what we could repost here. But let us just say this: hemp is the wonder plant that could change our world! Share some hemp gifts with your friends and spread the good vibes this plant has to offer in its many forms. Check out our top hemp gift ideas:

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Clothing that Represents Change

This Organic Robin Hoody Tunic is more than just a comfortable tunic in a beautiful color. This piece of clothing represents change, and a step in the right direction taken by people who not only have a desire to make the planet better, but who take initiative and make it happen!

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Buds, I’m grateful to have a store like soul-flower.com to provide me with wonderful brands like Earth Creations. This company makes their clothing with sustainable fabrics, such as organic hemp and cotton. Feel better and healthier knowing that your garment is free of any pesticides that could harm you or mother earth’s water sources. When it comes to dyes, no worries here; natural dyes (like clay) and low impact dyes are used instead of the usual toxic dyes and contaminating salt found in “conventional” clothing.
And another bonus is that this company supports made in the USA.

Jammin’ out to Scarlet Begonias – Sublime & Grateful Dead Cover in my Organic Robin Hoody Tunic!

This hemp tunic in particular is lovely. In addition to being guilt free it is so cute and comfortable. It has pockets, a hood, and long sleeves to keep you warm on those cold days (and at the same time, you don’t get overbearingly hot!). The cool buttons and details make it a stylish piece. Go for this tunic and support two awesome companies while looking great!

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Fuzzy Ruffle Skirt Perfect for Winter

Searching for an epicly amazing skirt has been quite a challenge! I am a bit of a weirdo when it comes to skirting me. I believe it stems from having no hips – none, nada, negative, zilch, zero and my opinion that clothing, especially skirts and dresses, lay nicer and flow better as they meet those cute curves a long the way.

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Fuzzy Ruffle Skirt! MWAH!

Now, I accept me for who I am hips or no hips but since I’m on the subject, (and having fun), along with this hiplessness tragedy, there’s another… resembling a bell. I like bells, on buildings, churches, when it was recess in grade school, or when it’s time to eat but not so much on my body. Ya see, negative hips combined with a bell flare seems to spell double trouble – Bellness to the maximus. Oh dear.

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<3 Beautiful color combo of purple, brown, and gray <3

So, hunting for that perfect skirt has been a journey, a journey that ended with Soul-Flowers most amazing fitting duds. I was hopeful when the new fall catalog came out and with much anticipation I perused the pages and saw something that delighted my eyes! The most epicly wonderful skirt ever, the new Fuzzy Ruffle Skirt!

So, I got one! WARM & COMFORTABLE! The only way to have winter clothing PLUS I just feel happier when I’m comfy! And, oh! The color! The fuzzy ruffle skirt has a cool color combo – purple, brown, gray and black too! It’s beyond soft and has a neat heathery, cozy cool fabric and freakin swirls!!!! How in the world? Swirls built right in! That’s just wickedly wonderful for superb movement, dimension and twirl! 🙂 I like my fuzzy skirt best with boots of any kind – dressy, riding or rugged. It’s super easy to dress this skirt up or down due to the style and fabric. I am crazy about it because it’s even better then wearing my pajama pants! It’s not every day I can find something that can compare to pj comfort and a skirt of all things?! Pretty stellar!

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This skirt is SO soft and SWIRLY!

 I’m glad I’ve finally found it! A great skirt with a great fit for all bodies. YAY!

Happy skirt wearing!
Woo

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The Dude’s Wishlist

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Buying for guys can be tricky. It’s a rare day when they tell you what they would like for the holidays, moreover give you a list of options. But it has happened! My office bud, Joe, has handed over his wishlist!

Joe’s a true Soul Flower dude, he likes to camp and hike with the best of them, so if you know a treehuggin’ man, chances are his list won’t be too different.

Joe’s holiday wishlist includes:

Damn Nice Denim Shirt Everyone needs a shirt to dress up a little. So why not a responsibly made one with some Fender flair?!

– A gift from Heifer.org. W/o food & shelter for people it makes getting on w/ life way too hard. This gift helps supply goods that matter and will last!

Positively Hemp Cargo Pants (Code: SOL072) Already my favorite, and I wear them all the time. So good. I’ll always come back to these pants and want more (especially if too much holiday eating occurs and I need a bigger waist size)! 😉

Treehugger Zip-Up Eco Hoody (SOL074) Super soft & comfy with a positive, thought provoking message on the back. Best of both worlds!

Plaid IS the New Plaid Organic Shirt (PRA003)  b/c plaid is rad, and I liked it when I tried it on more than I thought I would. 

Solar Backpack  b/c then you can hit the road, trail, bike trip, hike, etc. and still have tunes and a way to use a phone in case of emergencies.

Kiva.org Card  Already a member (after my dad and I gave them to each other last year) and like being able to give a little help to those in need who are working their butts off in 2ndand 3rd world countries trying to make a better life for themselves, their family and their community.

Happy Camper Men’s Organic T-Shirt Caption says it all: Happy & camping what more can you ask for?!

So there it is, what a dude wants a why….a rare glimpse into the wishing mind of an office bud – this doesn’t happen everyday, folks. 😉 Hope it has inspired some awesome man gifts (or gals, cuz I know I’d rock that plaid organic shirt and treehugger eco hoody like nobodies business, too!)!

What Soul Flower goodies will you be getting the guys in your life?

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The Daydreamer’s Wishlist

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To help get your creative mind going on gift ideas, I asked a couple of buds around the office what their wishlist consists of this season. Above is my “little” winter wishlist.

Gifts such as these would be great for the daydreamer, baker, reader or eco-friendly fashionista in your life. My holiday wishlist consists of:

Head in the Clouds Knit Hat (Code: ART013) since that’s where my head is most the time anyway

Hippie Burlesque Organic Skirt in merlot (Code: MAD002) because it’s ubber soft & makes me feel pretty

Triple Totem Organic Scarf (Code: SOL317) the design is just rockin’

Fallen Feather Necklace (Code: DNA014) makes me think of the tattoo on my back

Calm & Cozy Organic Thermals (Code: TFT014) because I’m always cold and wanting to be cozy

-Retro Lookin’ KitchenAid Mixer in robin blue because I live in the kitchen and love to bake

A kitten to play with my already adorable kittay, Turtle, who’s pictured above (isn’t he too cute!?)

-Record/ CD Player because my boyfriend & I keep thrifting sweet records but can’t play them, yet

-Outdoor Reading Bed because… just look at the thing – it’s heaven!

Coming up next:  My office buds Bri and Joe will be sharing their wishlists with you. I’m curious to see what tops their lists, because Bri’s sure to have some uniquely brilliant wants, and good ol’ Joe will hopefully help inspire me as to what I should get my brother this holiday season…it’s always so hard figuring out what to get the guys!

What’s on your Wishlist this year?

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Hippie Burlesque Skirt : Live in the Moment

I feel like I can’t get enough apples this fall, you would think after spending the last few weeks drying bushels of apples, making cinnamon apples, and pies I would have had my fill of apples for the year. But after getting the Hippie Burlesque Organic Skirt all I can think of are caramel apples. Luckily I still have a little basket of apples, and a bag of caramels.

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Hippie Burlesque Organic Skirt

When you think of fall do you think of food? I can’t stop dreaming of cinnamon doughnuts, hot cocoa, pumpkin pie, peppermint ice cream, all those seasonal special treats. That’s how I think fall should be special, its seasonal, its unique, its beautiful and it comes and goes too fast. Its fleeting, if you don’t take a minute to sit down, play in the leaves, smell the campfire, and pick some apples, they will be gone before you know it. Its a challenge, to live in the moment, and breathe it all in.

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It’s a challenge to live in the moment and breathe it all in

Fall officially feels like it has arrived, I love the seasons, I love the holidays, the family, the food, and I love the clothes. I love layering, mixing and playing with darker colors, I love leggings, sweaters, and boots. Looking over the Soul-Flower fall catalog, I was so inspired by the layering, the gloves, hats, and leggings, that I had to create an outfit that had the same details, I think any color leggings are perfect under dresses or skirts, I wear them as the warmest tights, they make any outfit ready for the chilly weather. I also love layering knits, they are so easy and cozy, you feel ready to take on the cold weather, and explore.

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This organic skirt is perfect for fall and winter because it looks great with warm layers

I love my new Hippie Burlesque Organic Skirt the color is so rich, it reminds me of warm apple cider, cranberry sauce  red velvet cake with a bit of egg nog, its like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all rolled into one. This skirt will be my go to piece this fall, it fits into whatever i’m doing, its flexible, comfy, and has a bit of that holiday spirit I live for. Bring on the leaves, bring on the snow!

I am ready to soak up the season.
Heather

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15 Purple Outfits for the Purple Lovin’ People

It sorta happened by accident, but we have a whole lotta purple up in here! SO, we’ve compiled 15 Purple Outfits for the Purple Lovin’ People. Before scrolling further, my dear purple loving peeps, be warned: You’ll be craving these threads like grape jelly in the AM. It happens to the best of us. 
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1) Layered Sweets Top 2) Southwestern Sass Bag 3) Winterland Leg Warmers

 

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4) 3 Little Branches Eco Shirt 5) Purple Haze Hemp Maxi Skirt 
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6) Shoot for the Stars Organic Circle Top
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7) Walkin’ on Sunshine Eco Hoody

 

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8) Peace Fingers V-neck T-shirt 9) Night’s Shade Woven Duster in plum 10) Three’s a Charm Scarf
11)  Buddha Yoga Skirt
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12) Senorita’s Baja Cape Poncho in Purple
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13) Fuzzy Ruffle Skirt 14) Aiko Aiko Headband

 

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15) Our latest color in leggings is even purple! 🙂

P.S. Anyone got some toast?

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Lotus Stack Organic Maxi Worn Short or Long

Oh Autumn, you go so well with my Lotus Stack Organic Maxi! With your beautiful colors and the slight chill of the season, you make my outfit so easy.
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This Skirt Dances to the Song that is Autumn!
This skirt brought comfort from my travels up north to Cape Cod all the way down to Stoney Brook State Park in upstate New York; all while bringing great color to my already beautiful surroundings. It swayed and danced in the ocean breeze of the Cape and kept me warm in the brisk air; I loved how it felt as the wind whipped it around. There’s something about being on an empty beach in front of a beautiful windy sea; with your hair swirling and the waves crashing, I couldn’t have picked a more perfect skirt for the occasion. I took a deep breath of salty air and felt so thankful and happy.
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I wore the skirt again hiking with my dogs in Stony Brook State Park. I rolled it up so my knees could lift easier and to keep it out of the water. The lotus flowers go all the way down to the bottom of the skirt, so it looked great at a shorter length too. It was a warm day and it kept me cool enough all the way into the evening, and when the temperature dropped I rolled it back down to keep me warm throughout the rest of the night.
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Roll the waistband for a shorter skirt!
I like the skirt a lot, I think its just lovely, and it’s so wonderfully versatile. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to look good, while being able to relax and be yourself.
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I hope you are all appreciating this beautiful season and taking advantage of these last few warm, sunny days. There is so much to be thankful for and so much to smile about. Look around, the world is beautiful; and so are you.
Peace & Happiness to You All,
Hannah

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Boho Headbands Layered Up for a Fun Look

I just found my new headband obsession. Soul Flower offers such a wide variety of beautiful designs on their boho headbands that I’ve had a hard time choosing just one. From that life crisis 😉 arose my absolute favorite way to wear their growing collection of Boho Headbands, LAYER THEM UP!! 🙂
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The headband colors, and hand-drawn designs really stand out when worn as a pair
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Tube headbands just look awesome layered together!
Try it out – Let me know how you like the look! 🙂

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Handmade Paisley Hat

Fall. A season like no other here in Iowa. I wait all year just to shoot photos and paint images of the colorful variations in the rolling hills. Equally as marvelous is to simply roam around admiring the beautiful multi-colored swirls in a single leaf. Life is changing all around. Hues of yellowy golds, reds, rust and copper are rushing in and they are simply breath taking! How interesting are trees anyway? Their ability to begin conserving energy for the long winter ahead – triggering their leaves to turn these amazing shades before they “fall”. Fascinating really, just another living organism going through their own cycles in life, just like us.


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Heart the side bow!
While the cycle of falls outdoor color has me thrilled to no end, there’s another cycle brewing in my closet! Time to change my wardrobe! It’s a joyous process really, getting to break out warmer clothing I had forgotten I owned (like my ol’ Soul-Flower winter favs) and even making a few trips to recycle warm items someone else can enjoy. This seasonal change also means adding some new things into the mix and getting to wear more layers, jackets, boots and hats. YES, HATS! I love hats, but only really great fitting ones and yeppers the Soul-Flowers new Sixpence Paisley Hatis in that group! It is the bees knees! This hat is perfect for fall and for my love of it’s warm colors which are all gathered together by pretty paisley designs. The Sixpence Paisley blends in perfectly with all the outdoor scenery and I now get to enjoy wearing the colors I enjoy see everywhere!  

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It seriously goes with everything!
 The features on this years hat model includes a super cute little green/blue bow and soft velvety fabric that make it perfect for wearing with dressier duds. Just the same the relaxed style of the Sixpence Paisley keeps it laid back and chill enough for casualdays. I‘ve realized in my hat quest that NOT all are created equal and have come cross many a hat that fail to look or fit “right” once on my head but I’m quite convinced that this handmade style is a good fit for anyone! The little miss sixpence is also really fun to wear when you add your own style flare! I like to wear mine with the brim just a tad off to the right side combined with a little forward tilt. So, if you’re a hat wearer, need a hat for the occasional bad hair day or just want to try something new, this hat’s for you!

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Sixpence Paisley Hat, handmade in the USA
Hats off to ya,
Woo

P.S. I’ve had so many people come up and ask me about this hat – moms for themselves and their daughters, grandmothers and even guys for their gals! They all agree – great style, cool fit and of course unique colors and pattern! So, get it while you can…I’m just sayin! 🙂

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Good Luck Charms

It’s not on purpose, but a lot of the necklaces we have at Soul Flower right now make perfect good luck charms!

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When I buy jewelry, I like for it to mean something. It should be special. The best jewelry I own reminds me of either someone I love (my aunt gave me this necklace!), a special time (I bought this bracelet during my trip to Europe!), or remind me of a goal I have (this pendant reminds me to stay calm & go with the flow…)

The best thing about these necklaces is they can mean anything you want!

Wear the Fatima Hand Necklace as a sign of protection, or to remind you of the power of using your hands when creating art.

Give the Take Aim Necklace as a gift to the one who captured your heart, or wear it to remind you to “shoot straight” while working toward your goals.

Forget Me Not: the perfect gift for someone unforgettable, or a reminder to never forget to notice the beauty all around you.

Whichever charm you choose, attaching your own special meaning to it makes it all the more special. Whether you keep it secret (even though life seems crazy, I’m on the right path) or show off your message to the world (I’m a treehugger!), there’s a charm for everything. We hope they bring you good luck!

{ See all necklaces here }

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