One of my favorite brands right now is Free People. I love it because they have very unique patterns and stylings, with soft and flowing fabrics. Unfortunately, they aren't always the most appropriate in certain situations for those of us who aren't hippies. I picked up this dress at Macy's on way sale (I love shopping for FP at the larger department stores as they typically have more sales and coupons for even more off). I loved the color and length of this dress, along with the crocheted detailing along the hem. But it is spaghetti straps, and has long armholes - which can be cute with a bandeau bra, but not necessarily the most appropriate for work, where I spend the majority of my time. I transformed it into a skirt - and I've done it with other dresses before as well - by adding a belt and tucking a shorter or less bulky shirt up and under it can create the illusion of being two pieces, and now its way more appropriate:)
I love Free People because of the detailing in their garments - the crocheting on the hem gives it a nice crape because of the weight.