laura’s jean jacket diy

i, laura, have had this crazy jean jacket idea for a few months now, but it wasn’t until may when i finally had time to get started! i slowly acquired patches from etsy, thrift stores, local stores (like patina and i like you) and random chinese websites hahah! i bought an oversized, rather basic jean jacket from forever 21 (similar here) and put it together 2 weeks ago! i love it because it’s much more personalized than one i could find at the store. i also look forward to filling it with more patches over time!

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hope everyone is enjoying the longest day of the year!!!

we wear culture by google

the other day, i (laura) came across a very interesting segment on style, fashion, and culture by google! there are some really cool exclusive video’s from different museums all over the world, including the metropolitan museum of art, museo salvatore ferragamo, kyoto costume institute, and others that showcase different designers, style icons, traditional dressings, and conservation tactics. seriously, everyone needs to check this out! it is so cool. i feel like i can’t fully sum it up- there is just so much in this segment!!!

one of my favorite parts of the segment is the piece on all different fashion icons and designers that have changed the way we view style and fashion today. Screen Shot 2017-06-09 at 1.53.16 PM.png

another really cool part highlights the fashion forward movements/groups that have made a big difference in this world.

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there’s also a diverse section on the making of different cultural/traditional fashion pieces that is worth checking out.

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i hope you find this as interesting as i did! thank you, google for such a cool read!!

 

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 🙂

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

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

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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current favs

hey, friends! hope everyone is having a great first week of december. here’s some of our favorites around the web today:

movie: menu (super cool climbing/adventure story with great music and awesome views)

songs: i don’t know my name// grace vanderwaal & hope// tim legend, brave

artist: pronoun

book: little girl gone by gerry schmitt

youtube video: bon iver at air studios (seriously, this is crazy good)

app: design home

website: actionsquad.org (an old minneapolis urban exploration group’s very cool website, full of underground tunnels and abandoned buildings)

dress: really any of zara’s winter line but especially this one especially

shoes: swedish platform clogs

coat: quilted chambray bomber

happy hump day!

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?!

more blogs!

as much as we love having our own blog, we enjoy finding and exploring other blogs just as much. the followers bloggers are inspirational, creative, and talented and we hope you will enjoy them as much as we do.

emma and india – themessyheads.com are two fun, free spirited, young west coast girls who enjoy tumblr, photography, coffee shops, all things vegan, and good friendships. they blog about their life, colabs, and you’ll feel inspired by their open, happy, glass half full outlook on life.

greta lausch – sweeterthanyesterday.squarespace.com is a local, minnesota college student who takes amazing pictures in even greater outfits. but most all, her posts focus on her faith, natural beauty, and her and her friend’s favorite things to do.

rosie – thelondoner.com is, of course, an adorable, lodon based bloggers who likes fashion, travel, and food and can usually incorporates all three into her posts. she takes many, many pictures – but this why we love her. her pictures are numerous but stunning.

olivia – oliviaraejames.com is the best photographer we have ever come across. enough said. but seriously, you must go look through her pictures; they capture moments, emotion, and fun.

and remember to keep checking on us… we have some really projects that we are working on right now; something totally new and different and coming soon!

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