Beach Bummin’ Hoody Dress

We so love this photo of Kristen in the Soul Flower baja hoody dress. It shows how a piece of clothing can match your personality – simply put, it’s a perfect fit. Here’s Kristen:

I love classics; classic cars, classic rock, etc. and that’s why I love this new twist on an old classic. I have always liked Baja ponchos but I love the new feminine touches on the Beach Bummin’ Baja. There are so many more colors in this hoodie than the picture on the website portrays. While it’s mostly earth tones it’s also got deep purples, reds, and yellows. This Baja is a statement piece and trust me; this hoodie-dress will get you lots of attention and lots of compliments. I was walking down the street one day and got stopped at least four times by people telling me how much they liked what I was wearing.

Not only is this hoodie stylish, it is unbelievably comfortable. Baja ponchos always look like they would be really itchy but this hoodie is soft as can be. Not only is this one of the most comfortable items of clothing I own, but it’s also extremely practical. I work for a concert production company and putting on a show requires a lot of hands on work. With this Baja I can go from stage set-up to the show to tear down and load out comfortably and while looking pretty groovy. This laid-back hoodie dress is perfect for my on-the-go yet laidback life.

Get it at Soul-Flower.com.

Stacey & Ricky Hit the Trails

Hey fellow Soul-flower Buds! Let me just start off by saying I have yet to purchase an item from Soul-flower that I was disappointed with and the Remember When…Tapestry Patchwork Backpack is no exception. I am absolutely in love with this backpack! The colors and designs vary somewhat, as the one I received is a bit different from the one pictured. However, it is just as beautiful! Besides, waiting to see exactly what mine would look like was half the fun and excitement! It has four different sized, zippered compartments on the outside and one small one on the inside. There is so much room in this bag! I have been carrying it around with me for a couple of weeks now and it’s holding up wonderfully. The hand-sewn fabrics are durable, but I don’t recommend carrying many books or other really heavy items in it. I have thrown my laptop in it a few times and so far, the weight of it seems to be fine.
The moment I laid eyes upon this bag, I knew it had my name written all over it. I love just about anything with patchwork and embroidery. I just wish I had owned this backpack last summer when I took my cross-country road trip. It would have been perfect. Traveling is one of my favorite things and I am really looking forward to taking this bag on lots of future trips with me. Hopefully it will accompany me on my vacation to Mexico and the Mayan Runes this summer.
Hiking is also something I really enjoy. From this point on, whenever my boyfriend and I hit the trails, you can expect to see me with the Tapestry Patchwork Backpack and him with The Wanderer Bag (which by the way, is also an excellent Soul-Flower item!) I am anxiously awaiting the warmer weather and the many adventures in store for me with my new backpack. Thank you Soul-Flower! You are and will continue to be my favorite store. ☮Peace.

Retro VW Bus & Patchworked Pants

It’s not often you find clothes to match the car you drive – in Trish’s case, that car is her recently purchased VW Bus. And those pants are the Soul Flower Retro Patch Pants – one of our latest additions for Spring. Each pair of pants is uniquely patched with a varitey of soft cotton jersey fabrics in funky prints & have a soft, lycra waist band. Comfort & coolness rolled into one. Just like a VW bus 🙂
Here is what Trish has to say: These patchworked pants were literally shouting my name! I have always been a huge fan of patch work and I loved all the bright, funky patterns and colors in these pants. Plus they match our new VW bus!

These pants are so comfortable. The soft knit design is not only superior in comfort but is also very flattering with the wide waistband and slight flare of the leg. These pants will definitely be a year-round staple for me on all my new adventures. If you’re all about comfort, and like being different; then you’ll love these pants. I know I do! Thanks Soul Flower!

The Karma Krewe

This is our team of enthusiastic & fun-loving customers who are helping us to spread the soul flower vibe across mother earth. Watch for them out there: handing out stickers & catalogs; talking about Soul-Flower.com; and writing product reviews and stories right here on our blog.
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Cam & her Soul Flower Mandala Bag

This bag review comes from our bud Cam. She recently received the Cool Hippie Bags, one of Soul Flower’s ongoing favorite bags. This bag is beautiful, well constructed and continues to stand the test of time. We could go on, but we will just let Cam tell you about it. Here she is:

The decision came easily when it was time to choose my first Soul Flower item – I went for the mandala bag. I received it a couple of weeks ago, and honestly, the catalog picture just doesn’t do it justice.

On the page, the color comes across as being muted, almost beige, but when you have an actual visual, it is a saturated shade of deep green. The threading that you see on it wraps all the way around the shoulder band, down the sides of the bag, and underneath it. The mandala is so awesome in person because you can see the detail, and different shades of thread! My first impression? This bag sure has a lot of threading to not see a strand out of place! Not one single little thread running amok! Somebody really took their time to construct this bag solidly, and it extends to the mandala design.

I also noticed that the shoulder strap at the top is very wide, so it will distribute the weight evenly. For someone whose bag gets heavier throughout the day, that is an added perk! The outside fabric is sturdy. I haven’t been exactly easy on it so far, and I see no snags or tears. Something else I like, there are zippers on both inside panels. One in the front, and one in the back. So, you get one big open space in the middle, but also two zippered compartments if you choose to use them. I like having separate spaces for the things I carry that I don’t want others to see if I have to dump my purse out to find my keys because they have disappeared down into the abyss again.
I chose the bag as something I would like to test out, and then spread the word to my buds, because I’m a mom. Most of my friends are moms. And, moms usually require some stylish storage. When I am out of the house there are things I have to carry with me. For instance, right now I have: two organic apples in case my son or I need a snack tomorrow, a book for those moments I get to sit & read somewhere, my camera, my MP3 player because my son loves to listen to it, a small journal, ink pens, two guitar picks, a flattened penny from a machine on River Street in Savannah, and my change purse. The best part about all that stuff being in there? The bag doesn’t even appear crammed full. So far, the response I’ve had from others has been really positive. I can’t wait to choose my next item, and add to my Soul Flower collection! Peace, buds! (btw, click here to see the bag on soul-flower’s site)

Meet Stacey (of the soul flower karma krewe)

Stacey first got in touch with us at Soul Flower by writing some amazing reviews on our website. Then we noticed she had soulflower in her email address &, there you go, the timing was right & the bond was formed 🙂 Welcome Stacey! We are excited to post your first review here on the blog about the Remember When… Backpack….coming soon!

Hey all you Soul Flower buds! My name is Stacey and I currently reside in Leominster, Massachusetts along with my mini lop-eared bunny, Terence. I recently turned 21 years old and am still in the process of figuring out exactly what I would like to spend the rest of my life doing. As of now, I work at the Leominster Public Library and play trumpet professionally for weddings, funerals, and special occasions.

I have 43 dreadlocks, am a vegetarian, and care deeply about people, animals, and the environment. I enjoy traveling, plants, bonsai, music (listening and playing!), reading, writing, poetry, cooking, making jewelry, and spending time with my wonderful boyfriend.

My Favorite Band: Dave Matthews Band
My Favorite Person: My amazing best friend and love of my life, Ricky.
My Favorite Vacation EVER: This past summer, my boyfriend and I took our first road trip across the U.S. It was a life-altering experience. I had no idea how beautiful my own country was!

Meet Peggy, Soul Flower Co-Founder

My name is Peggy, I live & virtually work in my home town, Des Moines IA. I spend most of my work days on my computer designing clothing, bits of our website & finding cool, new things for Soulflower. When I am not working, I love hanging out with my family (2 kids,a cat & a husband, Mike, who is also my biz partner). My favorites beyond work are hanging with my kiddles, great food (cooking), good books, and live music.

Here is a link to an article about me that just ran in our local paper – you can read a bit about me & about soul-flower.com.

My Favorite Band: Michael Franti & Spearhead.
My Favorite Soul Flower find: My Zoey Wrap Dress with the green mandalas. Got it over a year ago & still wear it all the time!
My Favorite website (besides Soul-Flower.com of course): http://www.etsy.com

We’re gonna rock on to Electric Avenue…

I love these Mudmee Tie-Dye pants – Hey there friends! It’s Loudog in my Electric Avenue Mudmee Pants! First off, I love any tye-dye! I spend lots of time on my own tye dying here at my home in Tennessee. Even with lots of practice and patterns, you can never be 100 percent sure on what your going to get once the product is washed out and ready to dry. When i saw these pants i had to have them. The description on Soul Flower said, “colors may vary” and I knew this to be true. So I was excited to see what mine would look like.

Second of all, due to the fact that I am a full figured chick, getting to dress the way I want can be a challenge. Most cute or cool clothes come in med, small, and extra small. So it can be very discouraging when going to department stores that cater to only youth sizes. Just this month, Soul Flower added a plus size section for customers (see it here). When I saw the measurements on the pants, knowing mine, I knew they would be a sure fit. btw, they do also offer these hip pants in a small/med too 🙂 Once I received mine, I put them on immediately! They fit great and the colors were pure, and they are made with really good dye’s. My colors were dark greens, blues, rich purple, and hints of orange and a bit of yellow. I didn’t want to take them off.

I go to lots of festivals and I am also a part of a large community of hula hoopers . Even though I love to wear skirts, It’s nearly impossible for me to hoop in one. These pants are so cool tho, they literally look like you’re wearing a skirt standing still. The bottom measurements of each pant leg have a 25″ flair! But as the hoop flies around, for leg tricks, the pants give me the freedom to move with perfect flow. If I could rename the pants, I would name them Flow Pants. Cause when I wear them I feel totally “with the flow”. Oh & I do like that even though I ordered the pants in the largest size, they weren’t too long on me. I am a very satisfied customer! Thanks again, Soulflower. -Loudog
From Your Soul-Flower Buds: We are also including a picture of the Mudmee Tie Dye Electric Avenue pants from our site here so you can see how the colors vary a bit. One of the super cool things about Mudmee tiedye is the tie dye technique because it has a black base (versus white base as you see with a lot of tie dye). The black helps to bring out a lot of the vibrance in the other colors of the pants. You can see from these pictures that they are always very different but also always very cool, bright, fun & funky. Just the way we like it!

Sheila, our own Karma Krewe jewelry weaver

Sheila is a long-time customer from Philly who makes some supa-sweet jewelry. Truth is, we love her stuff so much we wanted to carry it at Soul Flower. It ends up her items are so special and one-of-a-kind that it didn’t work out to sell them here. But we have stayed in touch & so dig the imagery in her product descriptions on her site, we can’t wait to read what she writes about Soul Flower goods….welcome Sheila!

My name is Sheila and I live and work in in the Philadelphia area. I love hanging out in the beautiful outdoors of The City of Brotherly Love, but I also love to travel with my favorite person, my hubby Evan. Our favorite trip so far was a road trip through the Pacific Northwest along highway 20 last Summer. This country is so beautiful! My soulflower gear made it easy to just pack and go!! In the Summer, you can find me in Sea Isle City, NJ relaxing on the beach and looking for inspiration in nature for my handcrafted jewelry which I sell online at http://www.sheilaferlet.etsy.com/.
my favorite music: Bob Marley and Johnny Cash

my favorite shoes: dansko clogs!

my favorite color: turquoise

Here’s Sarah of the Soul Flower Karma Krewe

Meet Sarah, student & karma krewe member extrodinaire. When we asked our buds to send us some ideas of what they like to write about, Sarah chose a cool poem she wrote about just hanging outside with her dog Mickey and loving life while watching the world go by. We love her vibe – she personifies a big part of what we try to evoke at Soul Flower (positivity and good vibes!!). Welcome Sarah!
My name is Sarah, i’m from Connecticut but I currently live in Plymouth, New Hampshire attending school at Plymouth State. I love hanging with awesome people, live music, and using the unique creativity of the human mind. Having a good time, thinking freely, positive energy, and living contently with good, genuine people are some of the most important things in life!

My Favorite Band: led zeppelin
My Favorite person: mom, of course!
My Favorite color: yellow

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