happy thurs!

it’s almost the weekend! i, laura, plan on soaking up some sun, running around lake harriet, and catching up on some sleep.

i recently read the best book called isn’t it pretty to think so by jake miller that i would totally recommend!! it’s kind of a bildungsroman that also features great imagery and unique thoughts that cause you to question life as you know it. i could not put it down!

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i’ve also been enjoying abstract: the art of design on netflix. it’s a very tastefully done documentary series where each episode features a different artist in very diverse fields of art. it is seriously inspiring, interesting, and amazing- check it out!

as for songs, i’ve been listening to the following: bound to you// jocelyn alice, love// kendrick lamar, how i want ya// hudson thames, doing good// milky chance, wicked// mansionz, and shot down// khalid.

also! i turned 18 a couple days ago. 17 was a great year for me, full of tough decisions and personal growth. 17 brought me fun concerts: broods, rock the garden, børns, trips to new york, naples, miami, and LA, college decisions, late nights of studying, experimenting with writing & photography, memories with family and friends, and a greater understanding of who i am. i am excited for the future and feel very content with the past- every day really does matter and i hope to make them all count as an 18 year old.

thanks for reading! take care & find some sunshine!

greetabl collab & some exciting news!!

hey, all! we are so excited to show you an awesome company that we collaborated with, as well as give you a quick update about our future!

greetabl is “an online one-stop-shop for creatively-curated gifts and greetings that are personalized, packaged and sent in just a few clicks.” the adorable photo boxes filled with treats are a creative and cute way to send your love to a friend who lives far away or someone that needs a little surprise in their life.

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perfect for all occasions, i (laura) chose to send one to jane to congratulate her on her college choice- villanova university!! jane will be studying public health and marketing in philadelphia this fall. laura is headed to marist college in new york! she will study fashion merchandizing.

as for our blog, we are happy to say that we plan to continue, even as we head out east! we are so excited for what the future holds. thank you for following along!

new agendas!

happy friday– we made it!!

ban.do just came out with new agendas and they are gorgeous! check out this super fun promotional video– isn’t ban.do just the best?!

i got my agenda last year but already bought another one- why not? i love it so much!

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shop the fun below!

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happy weekend, friends!

last prom!!

hello, everyone! a few weekends ago, we had so much fun dressing up for our senior prom! here’s some pictures from that lovely night:

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laura’s dress here

jane’s dress from amazon’s bridemaids dresses

 

clean the camera roll

in case you missed it, here’s what i (laura) have been posting on my vsco lately:

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a spring break throwback from when we encountered a deserted naples beach
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love my ban.do planner (similar here)
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enjoyed seeing lake harriet become packed with runners, walkers, and bikers on our recent 60º days
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obsessed with this train station in NY i found on a college visit
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the future (more to come on that later) is going to be quite fun
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love the NYC public library
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old jeans by topshop and old nike shoes
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lunch in northeast mpls is a must
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the quiet streets of NE mpls
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can you tell i’m pretty into spring?! (shoes here)
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the colors at alma hotel and restaurant are unbeatable
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i mean how perfect is this blue and gold combo?!

more on my vsco and jane’s! happy thursday, everyone 🙂

style feature: primo!

today’s style feature is on laura’s brother!

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primo. age 14.

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what is your go-to outfit?

definitely some joggers with a grey t-shirt and a hat. oh and some adidas sneakers too!

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how does your style reflect who you are?

i think my style shows that i am laid back and chill. i am very into this adidas trend and enjoy their vintage looking pieces.

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what is one article of clothing you can’t live without?

either joggers or hats. i think i wear a pair of joggers like everyday. and, hats help to keep my european/soccer inspired haircut covered when i don’t have time to gel up.

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what is your favorite piece of clothing that you own?

these suede joggers (from pacsun) have been my favorite since i got them this winter! i am hoping to pull them off in warm weather as well.

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thank you, primo!

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skincare!

hello, everyone! hope the weather is warming up wherever you are, it sure is nice out in mpls today!

in preparation for some dances and other big life things we have coming back, we’re sharing some skin care products that we love!

acne related:

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love this cleanser, it warms up slightly and helps to minimize the appearance of pores– here
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tingles skin and closes pores– here
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cool jelly texture that fights spots, reveals bright and soft skin– here
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reduces redness, heals inflamed pores, and shrinks blemishes– here

moisturizing:

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soothing and smells amazing!– here
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thick shea butter lotion perfect for hands, face, and feet– here
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this cooling water soothes with seawater and energizes with caffeine– here
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this overnight cream moisturizes like lotion but dries hard like a mask– here

make up:

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best make up remover ever, does not irritate eyes, yet effortlessly and gently removes old make up– here
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dirty makeup brushes cause acne and could develop harmful bacteria, this brush shampoo helps to keep them clean– here
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beautiful tint and lip repair– here
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sets makeup and offers UV ray protection– here
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evens skin out and preps it for makeup!– here

easy on the go:

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super cool product w/ sponge and formula! perfect for cleaning and refreshing on the go– here
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this charcoal infused cotton swabs remove dirt and oils from skin, and remove unwanted shine– here
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clears away dirt and oils and encourages cell turnover– here
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grapeseed, avocado, and citrus peel blend refresh and hydrate skin, no matter where you are– here

hope you are having a good week and happy shopping!

tokyo fashion

i, jane, just got back from tokyo, japan a few days ago! (more to come on my itinerary soon) when i went to tokyo, i had a single vision of what kind of fashion i would see. i imagined the eccentric, colorful “baby doll” style outfits that people tend to stereotype tokyo for having. however, i was instead exposed to wide spectrum of styles. something very prevalent was a french influence. french boutiques and french inspired fashion was everywhere. to further investigate, i spent a day in the western area of tokyo near the ebisu subway station to shop the french boutique filled neighborhoods.  here are a few pictures and pieces i brought home !

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loved this blue blouse. (this is the back)

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this yellow shirt was my favorite purchase of the trip.
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was also in love with this fun collar, but sadly it didn’t fit right. (and the whole store was one size fits all… which isn’t too uncommon for tokyo!)

and speaking of fashion, here’s what i wore for my week in asia.

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pink sweatshirt: h&m

black jeans: madewell

green shoes: karhu (and also the absolute best shoes for traveling. super comfortable and easy to match and work with a variety of outfits and colors)

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shirt: [laura’s] madewell top from last year

scarf: f21

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this backpack was a game changer. cute, comfy, affordable, fun, and can fit a lot of stuff… it’s got it all.

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another travel tip: reversible, packable down coat ! mine was from amazon (laundry brand). here it is in purple and a very similar one here.

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sweater: jcrew last season

scarf: above

maroon pants: paige brand here. (all their pants are super comfortable and don’t get worn or torn)

shoes: above

stay tuned !

jane

LA for a few days

hope everyone is having a good wednesday! i am in the final push until spring break, while jane is already on her way to tokyo (more on that soon)!

i visited my sister in LA last weekend and ran into some cool stuff:

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a sprinkles cupcake atm right on usc’s campus!
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we ran into a cool art exhibit in the arts district

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enjoyed some smaller designer sales in beautiful art district buildings! check out that ceiling in the reflection of the mirror. 
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some happy balloons over a farmers market
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i fell in love with poketo!
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i mean seriously, this is too cool

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gotta love this funky place

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shirt is an old urban crop top and forever 21 jean skirt (here is it in the lighter wash)
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can’t beat that brick

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thank you, bella for having us and abby for being my travel buddy!

mid week playlist

happy hump day! we are having quite a busy and sluggish week over here.

here’s some songs to hopefully get you out of this winter lull:

superficial love// ruth b

aftergoold// big wild ft. tove styrke

don’t kill my vibe// sigrid

33 “god”// bon iver

out of my head// the griswolds

come// jain

sooner or later// aaron carter

all the time// bahamas

young// frankie cosmos

waves// gosh pith

paris// april

monsoon// hippo campus

have a great rest of your week, friends! & as always, happy listening