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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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!

style feature: molly

we are starting a new project! we are interviewing and photographing a wide range of friends and family who have distinct styles, people who we believe express themselves uniquely through their everyday outfits. enjoy!

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Molly. Age 11.

What is your go-to outfit?

I have my fancy dresses, like this one, and then I have my comfy legging outfits. Sometimes I even like to wear my comfy and fancy together.

How does your style reflect who you are?

I’m just fancy! Well, sometimes I’m very messy. My outfits say that I just like being stylish. I like color because I’m happy.

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

Bows.

What is your favorite piece of clothing that you own?

Probably this dress.

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thank you, molly.

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

room revamp

hey, everyone! hope everyone had a good weekend! i, laura, had a fairly productive weekend and finally got to some projects i have been brainstorming. my brother asked me a few weeks ago if i would be willing to do some wall murals/art with him to spice up his grey-colored basement bedroom.

i went to pinterest first and found some things that inspired a pop of color.

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after seeing this image, i decided a smaller blue triangle would be very fun

so away we went! we picked up some of martha stewarts craft paint at joann’s fabrics and got to it.

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sorry the pictures are of low quality and not centered well, the basement poses many obstacles for photography haha!

next weekend, if we have time, we are planning on integrating the black frames of the first pin (that follows) and the patterns of the second on his other bare wall.

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(pin here)

happy decorating & thank you, primo!

happy second birthday to us!

today marks two years of distinctive style! having this blog together has challenged and inspired us to delve deeper into what we love most: style, photography, and creative writing. we have so much planned for the future and are happy with our past.

in honor of our birthday, we made our favorite red velvet cupcake/cake recipe.

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thank you for following along!!

rooftop view

although it was freezing up there, nothing beats an up close and personal view of downtown mpls! here’s some photos taken from the foshay tower observatory.vsco_123016-1

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the jean guide

hey, friends! hope everyone is having a very merry holidays. we have both been enjoying some time off to hang out with family and friends.

we wanted to share with you different pairs of jeans from around the web that we think are great!

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the going out jean
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the saturday jean 
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the everyday jean
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the vacation jean
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the sports game jean
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the casual lunch jean
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the relaxed sunday jean

 

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the destroyed jean
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the festival goer jean

jen gotch of ban.do!!

we first found out about jen gotch through blogger bri emery of designlovefest. later we followed jen on instagram and quickly became obsessed. jen gotch is the woman behind ban.do! for those of you who have not yet been blessed with the pleasure of hearing about ban.do, it is a gorgeous, spunky gift and fashion accessory shop. you need to check it out!!  not only is jen a social media queen, but her snapchat (username: jengotch) stories are the funniest thing. seriously, you need to follow her. also, go look through jen’s website as it is officially the coolest and most creative personal website we have ever seen.

jen has also become a very well known photographer. we love her defaced polaroids (below) and her photostrips (more on her cool website):

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and now here’s some of the cute stuff we love over at ban.do:

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pink fanny pack
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are these not the cutest thank you cards ever?
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the confetti floats around in this phone case…so cool!
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obsessed with these “i am very busy” socks
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super fun party cups!
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funky red nails earrings!
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love this keychain.… ban.do is the coolest 
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“pink skies up ahead” t-shirt is a must have too

also, check out jen’s interview with forbes … they mention that jen wears roller skates around the office and we are thinking, hmm can we work there?!

thankful, thankful

with november coming around the corner and these beautiful fall days, i (laura) can’t help but feel thankful for this great weather and colorful season.  we also just had two days off of school that were much needed, thank god.

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thankful for challenging puzzles and that we found the missing pieces
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i mean look at those trees….thankful for fall in minnesota, it is sure beautiful here
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thankful for fun candy stores with sweet treats (this one is called “sugar, sugar” on 38th and grand in minneapolis)
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thankful for new boots and a dog that loves fall walks as much as i do
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thankful for inspiring bands with good music. read the strumbella’s amazing interview with the current 
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thankful for the neighbor girls’ sassy attitudes and killer dance moves

happy tuesday! hang in there, everyone.