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:

a sprinkles cupcake atm right on usc’s campus!
we ran into a cool art exhibit in the arts district


enjoyed some smaller designer sales in beautiful art district buildings! check out that ceiling in the reflection of the mirror. 
some happy balloons over a farmers market
i fell in love with poketo!
i mean seriously, this is too cool



gotta love this funky place



shirt is an old urban crop top and forever 21 jean skirt (here is it in the lighter wash)
can’t beat that brick


thank you, bella for having us and abby for being my travel buddy!

linden hills

today we enjoyed a quiet morning at one of minneapolis’ cutest spots: linden hills! first we grabbed coffee and pastries at rose street patisserie and got some work done (we’ve also concluded that senior slides are not a real thing). then we set off to walk through some of the small boutiques around the area, including honeyshine and the best children’s book store, wild rumpus.

here’s some pictures from our rainy fall morning:

rose street is such a serene spot
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they also have the yummiest food, a must go to for all those in the local area
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wild rumpus has chickens, cats, and birds just hanging out in random parts of the store. we used to come here all the time when we were little, it is truly a great place.

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we’re obsessed with these little minnesota inspired pictures
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got to love a beautifully decorated store
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laura’s outfit: forever 21 coat, urban outfitters shirt, athlete leggings (similar here), and converse (similar here)

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check out jane’s super cool karhu shoes and athleta pants


jane is officially a superhuman

today, our very own jane finished her first ever marathon!!! running 26.2 miles is something that takes both an incredible amount of dedication and strength (not that i, laura, would know hahah). i am so very proud of jane for having goals and not letting the busyness of life and sports, and a foot injury, get in the way. i felt truly inspired seeing her smiling at mile 8! i feel so blessed to know this awesome, creative, strong girl and to share a corner of the internet together.


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IMG_3643.jpgjane, way to go. i am so proud of you.

time for the trip!

i, laura, leave tomorrow morning on my second mission trip with my church group.  while this trip has been giving me some sleepless nights, i know i will have a good time. i always hate to leave my bed, my house, and give up my beloved alone time, but it is also will be fun to be with 80 kids i grew up with.  as i will be phone and computer free, jane will be taking over posts next week so, enjoy!!

here’s five things i would not leave without for this low maintenance trip:

vaseline spray on lotion

amika dry shampoo

trader joe’s hand cream

concealer and collector stick

birkenstock sandals

hope everyone is having a good day!

happy 5th!

how’d you spend your weekend?

jane spent it enjoying her family at her cabin up north…

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…while laura celebrated the fourth and her grandpa’s 80th birthday at her grandparents house.

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hope everyone had a happy, safe long weekend– now, let’s get back to work!

we’ve changed up our style…

and so should you! welcome to the new and improved distinctive style, we are still working out some kinks, but let us know what you think!!

here are five funky things to change up your style:

we love midi length dresses
copy kylie’s hair tattoo look
mix up your mirrors
perfect for a unique touch of color
try a two piece outfit!

summer via pinterest

here’s a few pins for anyone needing more excitement for warm weather, sun, sea, and extra free time!

let these images bring you to your most relaxed, happy place:

(image by roberto berlim) 
(image by gray malin
we can’t wait to try these banana chocolate chia seed popsicles (here)
(by urban outfitters)
doesn’t seem right to not have a cute swimsuit in this mix (here)
this one is for those who prefer touring over beaching (here)
welcome back one pieces! love the cut of this one. (here)
this is my kind of a rainy day (here)
(by topo designs)


start summer off with some new sunnies. this season is bringing back bold colors, shapes, and sizes. (here)

check out our pinterests if you have not already (jane & laura).

p.s. is it just us or is this week taking forever? hang in there, friends! happy (almost) summer.

gifts under $20

here are some gift ideas for your friends or family that won’t break the bank (everything is $20 0r less)! we know how fast gifts add up because wow there are so many people to buy for.


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  1. the hipster coloring book ($11.66)
  2. magnetic photo rope ($12)
  3. revealed eyeshadow pallet ($19.95)
  4. motorcycle shirt ($19.50)
  5. plaid scarf ($19.95)
  6. red matte lipstick ($8)
  7. custom cookie cutter ($15)
  8. rectangle earrings ($11)


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  1. red long sleeve ($ 19.50)
  2. harry’s shaving cream ($8)
  3. fish eye lens iPhone camera ($20)
  4. coffee bar soap ($9)
  5. stripe socks ($5.95)
  6. indestructible notebook ($4.95)
  7. vince flynn final novel ($16.80)

happy shopping!

jane, happy birthday!

hey jane- it’s your birthday (finally!!)

i know we normally don’t talk much about our friendship and feelings towards it but today, i will.

i don’t even know where to begin with you- we’ve been friends for quite some time and i’ve loved it all. everyone knows, especially those who follow the blog, that you have an amazing sense of style, music, and a way with words- but to me you’re more than that. we often joke about you not having feelings, but i know that you care because you are truly an amazing friend to me and so many others.

thank you for being adventurous and impulsive- this really makes concerts, cabins, debates, school, dances, and blogging much more fun. i have so many hilarious memories with you and am so very thankful to be your friend.

stay cool, jane, and happy 16