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

 

off the soulder

we are loving the off the shoulder trend– what a great look for summer !

here are our favorite off the shoulder finds:

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what do you think of the trend? contact us!! happy (almost) friday, friends!

obsessed with the dress

as we are off to our spring break destinations (jane in italy and laura in new york/boston), we have been doing a lot of shopping in preparation! quickly, here are some of our favorite dresses from free people that we dream of seeing in our closets asap.

find them here: diamond embroidered top dress, maise mod mini dress, little wings lace tunic, rain or shine mini dress, queen of hearts mini dress, leah dress

we hope everyone enjoys a restful break! more great stuff coming on our trips very soon.

a notable weekend

this weekend, i, jane, got to go to the chicago area. i was invited to join my lacrosse coach and a team of girls she had gathered  from all around minnesota to play in a tournament in naperville, Illinois. from the fourteen hours, round trip, in the backseat, to meeting some really great people, to making many trips to dunkin’ donuts, here was my weekend, pictures, and some thoughts i have gathered.

so first, we rounded up a group of thirteen girls and two coaches and loaded up cars friday morning and left the twin cities by 5am! one of the coolest things i witnessed this weekend was seeing this many girls who had never played on the same team together, some how, connect and be successful through, what i believe, were simply just good attitudes and a hundred and ten percent effort put into the game. special thanks to those girls and my coaches!

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the drive from minneapolis to naperville took us about seven-ish hours. we made sure to stop for plenty of snacks and treats. the drive was filled with good conversations, a few naps, frantically searching for coins for the tolls on multiple occasions, and some good music. here were the songs that we couldn’t get enough of, were great background noise, and that we had fun singing along to:

habits of my heart by james young

forest gump by frank ocean

hideaway by kieza

bad blood by taylor swift

someone new by hozier

believe by mumford and sons

you found me by the fray

fast car by tracy chapman

falling in love at a coffee shop by landon pigg

chasing cars by snow patrol

food was a top priority between many hungry athletes and long car rides, which presented me with the opportunity to try two new places this weekend. they are not technically new and nothing super special, but they are just two places i don’t currently have in minnesota, so obviously i thought they were amazing. these places were dunkin’ donuts and shake shack. both were wonderful, delicious, and i hope they start to appear back home very soon.

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even though we stayed in naperville, which is about forty minutes from downtown chicago, we drove into the city to explore on saturday night. it was a beautiful drive and a great way to spend the night.

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we enjoyed being classic tourists and taking pictures at the bean, just taking in the city night life, and pointing out special places around town to some of our friends who were visiting there for the first time. (excuse the bad lighting– it was getting dark out but we got to sneak in a few pictures before the sun went down)

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i wore a fuchsia colored fit and flare free people dress like this one and this , navy blue high top converse , a navy blue kate spade polka dot wallet , and necklace similar to something like this. some other outfits worn by the team included loose fitting black dresses, striped tee shirt dresses like this one or this or this or this, and floral sundresses like here and here.

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i had decided to go on this mini trip only five days prior to departing. usually, i am not too into making such last minute plans, but i have no regrets and very much enjoyed every part of this adventure. another great weekend with many memories to last me a long time. a little shout to some people that made this weekend so fun: ellie, lax and i will miss you next year, thanks for laughing and being immature with me and greta, you’re just the best so keep being you. per usual, photos are from my vsco (@janeck) and my instagram (@janekolar_). thanks for following along with laura and i as we adventure our way through summer and our first summer blogging.

prom, prom, prom!

with prom (and other spring formal dances) fast approaching, we have decided to share accessories, hairstyles, and dresses we love. whether you are lacking some inspiration or are totally ready for your dance, check it out!


accessoires: 

rachel paracel, blogger behind pink peonies, has some beautiful pieces in her new jewelry collection including this classy stacked pearl necklace here, and make sure to check out the matching bangles and earings while you’re over there!

sparkle from head to toe with baubble bar’s gorgeous, eye catching hair accessories like this barrette or be bold and try a headband like this one with your up do or even just loose waves.

jcrew factory has some great purses and clutches for your big night. we especially liked this onethis one, and this one.

not enough clutter to fill up a purse? try a small wallet like this or a fun phone case, here.

complete your look with the perfect, subtle and natural, yet sweet, perfume like this chloé one or kate spade’s walk on air.

nordstrom has what feels like endless choices of shoes to choose from, but when in doubt go with a classic, simple pair like these that can easily be worn again for a future event and come in many colors.

hair: 

for those of you who are planning on doing your own hair, here are some tutorials of cute hair styles for your big night.

1. lauren conrad curls

2. cool updo 

3. soft curls

4. rope braid 

5. messy twist

6. clean half up look

dresses:

this is the most important part of the prepping process and our favorite part! here are some dresses of all colors and styles that we love.

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so, what are you wearing? have an awesome night!