Runway to Real Way #2

If you missed our first Runway to Real Way post, check it out here.

We work hard to find products that reflect your bohemian, peaceful, eco-friendly lifestyle, but did you know how much our styles mimic current runway fashion? But since we know that high fashion can be high priced, we matched up a few Soul Flower threads that capture the vibe of each runway piece. Check out these items (and more on to get a high-fashion look at a price that fits your budget (and your lifestyle)!

Items pictured:
Simple Livin’ Dress . Destiny Ruffle Dress

Playing in the Bandana Skirt . Long Tie-Dye Tube Dress

DIY Soul Flower Threads

Check this Out! Our Bud Leiah has been doing some great side projects using old Soul Flower scraps to create great, new styles. She got the Soul Flower Positively Hemp Cargos for her beau & ended up creating a sweet belt from the hemming scraps. Then she took an old, no good tapestry (or so we thought) to create a sweet new wrap skirt. Check out the results below and read all about these & other cool sewing projects in her blog Ruby Bows.

Winner! 8035 Festival Pack Giveaway

Thank you all for entering our giveaway for the upcoming 80|35 Festival! The third annual 80|35 fest is set for July 4th weekend in Des Moines IA, and our lucky winner will be receiving a sweet festival pack to make their summer festival experience even better!

Congratulations, Ashton!

We’ll be contacting you so we know where to send your pack of goodies. Have a great summer, everyone!

8035 Festival Pack Giveaway

Pack it up & head to 80|35 Festival with Soul Flower! The third annual 80|35 fest is set for July 4th weekend in Des Moines IA. Your Soul Flower buds are giving away a festival pack to help make 80|35 (or your festival of choice) your best fest yet. This groovy package includes a backpack for carrying your stuff, a tapestry for resting your dancing bones, lipbalm to keep you non-chapped & kissable all weekend long, a few tunes, and some other cool soul flower surprises.
Want to win? Just comment on this blog with the answer to this question:
What are you most looking forward to about 80|35?
(And if you aren’t planning on 80|35, you can still play by answering this question: what will you most miss about 80|35?)

Be sure to include your name & email in your comment so we can write you if you win! We will choose one random winner at noon on Tuesday, June 22nd. Thanks for supporting this awesome volunteer-organized fest and Peace!

p.s. keep watching our blog, facebook & twitter for our 80|35 ticket giveaway, coming soon!!

Winner! $30 Gift Certificate

Hey buds! Thank you all for your entries (there were a lot!) – we love reading all your stories about flowers and the variety of flowers you like!

We have a winner, and it is Maggie, whose soul flower is the lilac:
Maggie, please contact us at so we can send your your $30 gift certificate! Happy shopping!

Giveaway drawing: What’s your soul flower?

photo by Photon Phisher

Hey buds! We’ve had contests on our Facebook page before, but this is more like a giveaway drawing… The prize? A $30 gift certificate to!
To enter, leave a comment on this blog post with your answer to the following question:

What is your soul flower? That one flower that speaks to your soul and warms your heart… the one that catches your eye every spring and brings the biggest smile to your face…

Share with us your favorite flower, and why you feel like it is your soul flower.

On Friday, June 18 at noon central time, we’ll pick a random winner. You can use your gift certificate to purchase anything you want from, and we’ll even throw in free shipping on your order.

Be sure to leave your name and email/contact info so we can get in touch with you if you win. Good luck!

Runway to Real Way #1

We work hard to find products that reflect your bohemian, peaceful, eco-friendly lifestyle, but did you know how much our styles mimic current runway fashion? Our bud Leiah pulled these pics from Spring 2010 runways……the first in a series of cool Runway to Realway posts.

These styles graced fashion runways all over the world for Spring 2010. We dig the designers’ creativity and personal style that shines in all these pieces, but we also know that high fashion can be high priced! So we matched up a few Soul Flower threads that capture the vibe of each runway piece. Check out these items (and more on to get a high-fashion look at a price that fits your budget (and your lifestyle)!

The Perfect Summer Dress

After searching for so long I finally found it at Soul Flower: the perfect summer dress. The first day I got the dress I put it on immediately. It was a beautiful day out so I took my dog to the park and had a picnic by the lake with my brother. The long tie-dye tube dress was so comfortable and free-flowing I could easily move about. This dress makes me feel so good about myself, it’s flattering on any shape and I love looking down and seeing the beautiful colors of the tie dye.


After a long day in the park I had plans to go to a show. Heatbox, a beat boxer from Minneapolis (hometown of too), was playing at a local bar so a few friends and I decided to check it out. First off, if you ever get a chance to see him play – take it immediately, he adds a lot of funk to his beat boxing and it just makes you want to groove. The show was awesome and I looked great in this dress while still being extremely comfortable. It definitely did not cramp my dancing style. The dress moves so well too, it swirls around you like a whirlwind and I can’t help but smile every time I see the stunning colors.


A final note on this fave – I also tend to have problems with strapless dresses because I’m always hiking them up; but since this dress has a halter tie you don’t have to worry about making sure the dress is up where it’s supposed to be. This dress is just so versatile because it’s casual enough for the day but it definitely makes a statement for night time as well. Enjoy!
-Peace & Love from Karmatic Kristen

Featured in Boho magazine

Our recycled Bicycle Earrings and bestselling Nomadic Good Soul Rope Sandals made their way into the green fashion-lifestyle magazine boho!

Pick up a copy of the summer 2010 issue of boho at newsstands, bookstores (including Barnes & Noble and Borders), Whole Foods, or Target (among others).

Best Fest Tips from your Soul Flower Buds

Our Soul Flower Buds (that is YOU, our awesomely cool customers) sent us the best of festival tips for making the most of this live music season. We took all of the advice & compiled the most mentioned and best ideas into this list – here it is, what to bring to make it your bestie festie yet…

Attitude – Because it’s not what you carry on your back that really matters, it’s what you carry in your head. Bring a “free mind…hugs…free spirit, positive energy…open mind, warm heart, loving arms, and ….don’t forget to smile, smile, smile.”

Let the Music Play – Ah, yes, the music, what draws most of us here in the first place…lots of tips from your buds about the music – “get there early & mark your space” and “Get a festival schedule before you go, highlight your fest, and copy it to let you friends know where you will be.” And don’t forget to “breath deep, dance lightly & feel the earth beneath your feet”. A great place to find & preplan your festivals:

The Essentials – Most of our buds feel like Less is More, but there are a few essentials you need to let the good times roll…a tent (or a VW bus, which it seems a few of our buds can’t fest without…), earplugs, breakfast food, camping stove, camping chair, comfy shoes, a blanket/sleeping bag, sunscreen, dry socks, ziplock bags, lip balm, a flashlight or headlamp, a towel, a poncho, wipes (or wet washcloths in ziplocks), a flowing skirt, camera, band aids, refillable water bottle (full of water), a good hat, toilet paper, power bars, tarps, trashbag, cash & your TICKETS!!! Carry a few essentials with you in a small, easy to tote bag.

Beyond the Essentials – This part of the list is tricky, as some of our buds claim these to be essential. It really just depends on you, but here is the list to take your fest up a notch & make it the best eva. Bring hula hoops, glitter, bubbles, body paint, flow toys, Frisbees, glow sticks, a sunshower, cocktails, coffee, a costume (or two), a can koozie, nag champa incense, battery powered fan, a picnic table, fresh flowers or other homegrown goods to share with new friends, a journal, instruments (including drums, guitars, and an accordion), a flag to fly, a slip & slide, duct tape, and tapestries.

Pitch Your Tent – A good tent is very important and do a little test run before you go, especially if it is new! Then find the perfect camping site – look for shade or use a series of tarps to create your own. Camp with a circle of friends and definitely get to know your neighbors. Fly your own freak flag so your friends can find you easier…

Love your Mama –Respect what mother nature gives to you, whether it be the SUN (wear sunscreen, stay hydrated & find shade), the RAIN (tarps, ponchos, dry socks), and/or the little buggers like chiggers or poison ivy (bring the bug spray, lavender oil, & first aid kit). And most definitely bring a trashbag. Most fests have a recycling plan or bags for your campsite – find out about it when you enter.

Make New Friends – and keep the old. Go to your fest with good friends you trust & look out for each other. Stay safe. But also get to know your neighbors, creating your own mini community is the best way to enjoy a festival.

And a few extra tips:

-Freeze a jug of water so you will have cold, cold water for a few days….

-Taking the Kids? Here is a great link to the best tips on taking your kids along.

-Bring enough to share…karma goes a long way in this world. So when you can give a little bit, you will get back so much more.

So there you have it buds! Enjoy your festival season and look for our very own Karma Krewe out & about handing our soul flower goodies at festivals all summer long. Peace & Love, Your Buds.

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