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:

vsco_030317.jpg
a sprinkles cupcake atm right on usc’s campus!
vsco_030417.jpg
we ran into a cool art exhibit in the arts district

IMG_5400.JPG
IMG_5394.JPG

vsco_030617.jpg
enjoyed some smaller designer sales in beautiful art district buildings! check out that ceiling in the reflection of the mirror. 
vsco_030417-1.jpg
some happy balloons over a farmers market
vsco_030517.jpg
i fell in love with poketo!
vsco_030517-1.jpg
i mean seriously, this is too cool

vsco_030517-2.jpg

IMG_5401.JPG

vsco_030617-1.jpg
gotta love this funky place

vsco_030517-3.jpg

IMG_5396.JPG

IMG_5399.JPG
shirt is an old urban crop top and forever 21 jean skirt (here is it in the lighter wash)
IMG_5398.JPG
can’t beat that brick

IMG_5397.JPG

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:

img_3804
rose street is such a serene spot
Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
they also have the yummiest food, a must go to for all those in the local area
Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
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.

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
we’re obsessed with these little minnesota inspired pictures
Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
got to love a beautifully decorated store
Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
laura’s outfit: forever 21 coat, urban outfitters shirt, athlete leggings (similar here), and converse (similar here)

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
check out jane’s super cool karhu shoes and athleta pants

IMG_3814.jpg

bye bye summer job

i, laura, absolutely adored my summer job. i spent everyday taking pictures of clothes for an online website and got to learn the ins and outs of an online business. it was everything i could have asked for and more. my last day was last friday and i’ll admit it was pretty hard to say goodbye. i have nothing but respect for the great company i got to work for and an even greater appreciation for my coworkers that made each day full of laughter and fun. i cannot wait to join the full-time working word one day and i hope to do something that can combine my love for business and fashion.

so, fawbush’s thank you for having me this summer. it was a pleasure.

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…

Screen Shot 2016-07-05 at 4.14.29 PM

Screen Shot 2016-07-05 at 4.15.05 PM

Screen Shot 2016-07-05 at 4.14.48 PM

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

Screen Shot 2016-07-05 at 4.15.50 PM

Screen Shot 2016-07-05 at 4.16.18 PM

Screen Shot 2016-07-05 at 4.16.29 PM

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:

image1xxl-1
we love midi length dresses
1445618332_kylie-jenner-hair-tattoo-zoom
copy kylie’s hair tattoo look
38077970_070_b
mix up your mirrors
image1xxl
perfect for a unique touch of color
image4xxl
try a two piece outfit!

musings on the night before my birthday

tomorrow is my (laura) birthday-  yay! i always love to look back at old pictures and writings to summarize my year. it was a great year for me full of memories, laughter, music, travel, and some hardships too. i went to three concerts (the griswolds, cultivate, and misterwives). i traveled to chicago, philadelphia, cabins up north, california, chile, argentina, boston, and new york. i spent my time being outside, writing, studying, biking, adventuring with friends, taking pictures, enjoying the people around me, and learning about myself.  this year challenged me in every way possible but i would not have changed anything if i could.  as i conclude yet another year of my life and welcome a new one, i cannot help but think of the people who have gotten me this far. thank you to my parents who taught me how to not take life so seriously, my siblings who taught me how to be myself, my friends that brought so much light to my life, and every person who inspired me.

“accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be” welcome, 17 !

IMG_1976.jpg

 

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:

0513575b5590cf60fc548f3f12d568b7.jpg
(image by roberto berlim) 
f940d390c994518dbb0651a1ba61f42c.jpg
(image by gray malin
94f7d11c98cce77d2e9772ac4b3e6667.jpg
we can’t wait to try these banana chocolate chia seed popsicles (here)
15a0f8f3219ff404924de47f880e3f3a.jpg
(by urban outfitters)
09700ad69e2ed69f4a63bcf755e715c9.jpg
doesn’t seem right to not have a cute swimsuit in this mix (here)
4b06cd0ee26868f97500a4f23d4710e4
(here)
55c06e507cb42168df49932a71c8a7ca.jpg
this one is for those who prefer touring over beaching (here)
cd9accc0e56f9cdc1b908c2e0691b048.jpg
welcome back one pieces! love the cut of this one. (here)
6bf419a14e3ed7e3e41067138af79916.jpg
this is my kind of a rainy day (here)
e3060e666485705711a3af71db73a9c8
(by topo designs)

 

8ef85b60de599c473d2998b563c1818e.jpg
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.

girls:

Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 7.40.01 PM.png

  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)

guys:

Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 8.15.31 PM.png

  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!