spring break shoes

happy wednesday, everyone!! we are definitely looking forward to getting somewhere warm in the next few months. luckily, we both have some trips on the calendar!

here’s our favorite sandals for this spring season:

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links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

happy shopping!

chloe + isabel collab

when friend and rep for chloe and isabel, emma mcelroy, reached out to us for a collab, we were so excited. the jewelry, especially in her collection here, is stunning, unique, and timeless. the items are reasonably priced and quite durable. some of our favorites were this choker, these earrings, and this bracelet. (along with so many more!) we were able to try them on, look through each piece in person,  and have some fun pictures to prove it!

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thank you emma!

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outfit details:

jane- madewell high waisted jeans here, steve madden velvet booties here, f21 black turtle neck here, similar coat here.

laura- topshop black jeans here, urban outfitters purple sweater here, similar long urban cardigan here, nike shoes here, my blue jacket is old h&m but here’s a similar idea

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.

a summer party!

a few weeks ago we threw a (surprise!) goodbye party for our friend kayla who is off to north carolina! here are some pictures of the awesome night.

the prep: paint and paper for a large sign, candy for decorations, and cake mix for some treats.
the prep: paint and paper for a large sign, candy for decorations, and cake mix for some treats.
blue and glitter paint
blue and glitter paint
we set up a long table outside and filled that with treats and decorations
we set up a long table outside and filled that with treats and decorations!

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on the garage door, we hung the sign and had our friends bring pictures to add
on the garage door, we hung the sign and had our friends bring pictures to add

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blue and yellow candies and straws were both summery and fun!

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the girls!
the girls!

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we started a bonfire as the night went on
we started a bonfire as the night went on
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sparkler fun!
more sparklers- so much fun for the summer. what a great night, we are so lucky for our friends.
more sparklers, they so much fun for the summer! what a great night, we are so lucky for our friends.

our spring must haves

today we’re sharing a few pieces we can’t keep our eye off this spring season.

super cool graphic tee
super cool graphic tee
loving the stripes
loving the stripes
laid back dress
laid back dress
loving this  print!
loving this print!
also these rock
also these rock

what are you dying to have this spring?

let us know!