Dazy Mae Mini Dress



Hey guys! I just returned from an amazing trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico and wanted to share these photos with all of you, especially the ones of me in my new Dazy Mae Dress :o) As soon as I discovered this new dress in the catalog, it went straight to the top of my Soul-Flower wish list. It seemed like the perfect dress to accompany me to Mexico. I immediately fell in love with everything about it, including the adorable, huge pockets, which are my favorite feature of this dress. Since the moment I put it on, it has fast become one of my absolute favorite pieces in my closet.

In addition to being extremely cute, it is so comfortable! It is perfect for those days when you are craving both comfort and style. The fabric is soft and is comprised of so many beautiful colors that you are only able to see in person. Even though the description of the dress states that it is a mini, be prepared for it to hit at your knees or lower if you are short. I am 5’1″ and the dress falls right at my knees, but I still love it! Also, many people have had issues with the bust line of this dress. It is sewn in a way that will definitely squish you horribly if you have a bigger chest. I am a 34B and the bust fits me pretty well. If you are bigger than that, you will most likely need to do some minor alterations. This dress is so cute though that it would definitely be worth it!

~Stacey (from the Karma Krewe)

Blast From the Past: Janis Style … & Giveaway!

…summertime and the livin’ is easy…

If you saw our last post featuring some groovy styles you can recreate at Soul Flower, then you’ll love this one! Janis embodies the vibe perfectly, and we have a bunch of great threads to help you embrace your inner Janis!

Items pictured:
Electric Avenue Mudmee Pants, Candy’s Necklace, Angelic Natural Gauza Top, Scrapbook Bead Necklace, Vertizontal Stripes Blouse, Wrap Seed Bead Bracelet, Classic Woodstock Junior’s Tee, Tie Dye Cotton Headband, Tie Dye Bandana

Now that you’ve got some ideas, enter our


Soul Flower wants to help you get in touch with your inner Janis (or another unforgettable icon of the past)! Browse Soul-Flower.com and choose an item that speaks to you and evokes the spirit & energy of your favorite icon of the past. Post a comment on this blog post with link to the item and a quick explanation of why you chose it.

We’ll choose one random commenter on Monday, July 19 to WIN the item you chose. Good luck!

Now turn on some jams and get browsing! 🙂

Thanks to all who entered… We picked a winner!

Spreading the Vibes

We hope you all are enjoying your summer, and that you are getting to spend some time outdoors in the wonderful weather!

Our bud Trish from the Karma Krewe went to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, CO, and shared some pics with us, rockin’ her Down Low Hemp Hat!


At the festival, Trish also handed out some Soul Flower catalogs and stickers as a way to get the word out about our cool threads for kind heads… which reminds us…

The Fall/Winter 2010 Soul Flower catalog is now in the works! It won’t be delivered to you til October, but get excited! Because we’ve been working hard to bring in a bunch of new items that we’re sure you’ll love.

And speaking of love, we all know reusing is even better than recycling (though recycling is good, too!), so if you’ve exhausted your current Soul Flower catalog with all your lovin’, pass it on to a friend. It’s always awesome to spread some positive vibes!

If you’re looking for more ways to spread the Soul Flower vibe, check out our new Goodies section on the site. We’ve got badges for your blog, sweet desktop wallpapers, and some cool cards you can print out.

One more thing for you to check out…


Remember our past catalogs? We just added a gallery of covers so we can all reminisce… and see how far we’ve come!

PS: If you’d like to be added to our mailing list to receive a paper catalog, you can sign up here! Or you can browse the catalog digitally.

Blast From the Past!

The Era of Love… good times for music, life and of course, fashion! Check out our collage to see how you can recreate these funky looks in a Soul-Flower way. Now bust out those vinyls and sing along to some oldies!

Items pictured:

1. Janis Joplin – Windy Flowers Racerback Tank, Candy’s Necklace, Scrapbook Bead Necklace, and Wrap Seed Bead Bracelet

2. Grace Slick – Garden Grove Smock Top

3. Cher – Vortex Backless Hoody, Shiva Coral Necklace

4. Janis Joplin – Long Tie-Dye Tube Dress, Mudmee Tie Dye Hoody, and Scrapbook Bead Necklace

That 70’s Patchwork Dress

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With the warm weather finally here, I was very excited to start going all sorts of cool places. So I recently paid a visit to Tower Hill Botanic Gardens in Boylston, MA. What did I wear, you ask? Why, my new That 70’s Patchwork Dress, of course! This dress/skirt is absolutely adorable. It is extremely comfortable and keeps you super cool in the hot weather. It looks nice in the picture online, but when you actually see it in person, it is even better! It is so soft and there are so many vibrant colors in it! All of the colors make it very easy to match just about anything to it. Plus, you can wear it two different ways! I must admit, I am quite biased to wearing it as a dress though, which is probably just because I love dresses so much :o)

The material it is made of (100% jersey cotton fabrics) is extremely stretchy, so if you are smaller chested like me and want to wear it as a dress, it may be a bit big. However, I did find that if you are worried about the top falling down, you can tie the strings used for wearing the skirt around your neck. It holds the top up nicely and it still looks really cute. Be ready to attract attention and bring happy, positive vibes wherever you go :o)

~Stacey from the Karma Krewe

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 Soul-Flower.com) 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 Soul-Flower.com. 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 yourbuds@soul-flower.com so we can send your your $30 gift certificate! Happy shopping!

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