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

style feature: mckenna

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Mckenna. Age 17. 

What is you go-to outfit?

Black jeans and a t-shirt. Or anything with stars because I’m really into them right now.

How does your style reflect who you are?

I just wear what makes me happy. For example, this pin [Scotland flag pin on jean jacket] is from Scotland and it reminds me of my trip there and that makes me happy.

What is one article of clothing you couldn’t live without?

Hats.

What is your favorite piece of clothing that you own?

My yellow baseball hat.

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thank you, mckenna.

recent online buys

i, laura, have been so stressed lately. everything from papers, college essays, long term projects, to politics and the civil unrest is stressing me out big time. i wish i had more hours in the day to sleep and beat this stupid cold that is bugging me and also to get my to do list done. ah! enough about that.

i have recently just decided to go for it with a few things that have been hanging out in my shopping bag for a while.

here’s what i got:

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druzy chokers from etsy
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maxi dress from antropologie
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swing tee from anthropologie
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green/grey boots from urban
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distressed light jeans from urban
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navy wool jacket from forever 21
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long black side zip jacket from forever 21

yes i realize that i may be going a tad overboard on shopping right now but hey, it’s making me feel better and i am so excited to have a good mail day!

happy tuesday, hope everyone is doing alright.

clean the camera roll

sorry for our distance lately! we are extremely busy with school, applying to college, sports, and trying to stay sane through all of this.

here’s my (laura) life lately according to my camera roll:

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enjoying the last tastes of summer
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found this great study spot at the lake harriet bandshell
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if you live in minnesota and are as obsessed with it as i am, you need to go to i like you
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here’s my room as of now- it’s always changing
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got this at i like you and am obsessed with it!
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my favorite church on 9/11
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the view of target field from my dad’s office
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i miss cool nights on the water

follow me on vsco (laurs10) for more! happy hump day, friends.

short week playlist

labor day weekend is always greatly appreciated, but now we’re hoping this week flies by as fast as the weekend did!

here’s what we’re listening to this week:

solemn oath// band of horses

cold cold man// saint motel

like a star// corrine bailey rae

so. good.// johnny stimson

all eyes on you// st. lucia

closer// the chainsmokers

paper clips// holly henry

darkness// oliver daldry

rhythm and blues// the head and the heart

have a good rest of your day, friends!

through the lens

today, i, jane, got to photograph a close friend to celebrate her senior year of high school. it was fun to see her through my lens and let her work the camera; different from our usual time spent in school or on the lacrosse field. here are some fun shots I got of her.

photos were taken at lake harriet and the lake harriet rose gardens in mpls.

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thank you maddie for being such a fun model !

bye bye summer job

i, laura, absolutely adored my summer job. i spent everyday taking pictures of clothes for an online website and got to learn the ins and outs of an online business. it was everything i could have asked for and more. my last day was last friday and i’ll admit it was pretty hard to say goodbye. i have nothing but respect for the great company i got to work for and an even greater appreciation for my coworkers that made each day full of laughter and fun. i cannot wait to join the full-time working word one day and i hope to do something that can combine my love for business and fashion.

so, fawbush’s thank you for having me this summer. it was a pleasure.

easy summer snacks

here are three easy summertime snacks that can be made in five minutes or less:

the everything smoothie-

  • one banana
  • 8-10 strawberries
  • a hand full of blueberries
  • 3 spoon full’s of coconut greek yogurt (try noosa!)
  • ice cubes as desired
  • dash of milk or juice

blend and enjoy!

easy guacamole-

  • 1 avocado
  • chopped tomatoes as desired
  • chopped onions as desired
  • dash of lemon juice
  • garlic salt
  • pepper

mash and mix together and enjoy!

chocolate avocado frosty

  • 1/2 cup of frozen banana slices
  • 1 cup chocolate milk
  • 1/2 avocado

blend together and enjoy!

 

 

the odyssey

jane and i have both been writing for a online newspaper called “the odyssey” and it’s been great! every week we share a 500+ word article on whatever topic we feel like! it has been fun to tailor to a different platform and write about more personal experiences.

please check our writing out!

laura’s profile can be found here along with her last two articles “7 children’s books you should read, even if you are an adult” and “life on pine ridge native american reservation

jane’s profile can be found here along with her last two articles “an open letter to my younger self” and “life’s a marathon, not a sprint: what i learned from training for my first marathon

thank you! tune in next week for more writing on the odyssey! happy monday, friends.

summer posts from around the web

summer is a great time for many bloggers to share trips, projects, and outdoor parties.

here are some of our favorites from around the web!

designlovefest’s outdoor brunch

the londoner’s evening in provence

barefoot blonde’s renovated living room

taza’s boat ride in italy 

evergreen and ivy’s hot air balloon adventure

and really any of the classy girls wear pearl’s posts because wow do they ever do trips right!

happy wednesday, friends! don’t forget to wish jane a happy birthday tomorrow!