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 60¬ļ 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 ūüôā

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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skincare!

hello, everyone! hope the weather is warming up wherever you are, it sure is nice out in mpls today!

in preparation for some dances and other big life things we have coming back, we’re sharing some skin care products that we love!

acne related:

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love this cleanser, it warms up slightly and helps to minimize the appearance of pores– here
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tingles skin and closes pores– here
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cool jelly texture that fights spots, reveals bright and soft skin– here
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reduces redness, heals inflamed pores, and shrinks blemishes– here

moisturizing:

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soothing and smells amazing!– here
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thick shea butter lotion perfect for hands, face, and feet– here
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this cooling water soothes with seawater and energizes with caffeine– here
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this overnight cream moisturizes like lotion but dries hard like a mask– here

make up:

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best make up remover ever, does not irritate eyes, yet effortlessly and gently removes old make up– here
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dirty makeup brushes cause acne and could develop harmful bacteria, this brush shampoo helps to keep them clean– here
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beautiful tint and lip repair– here
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sets makeup and offers UV ray protection– here
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evens skin out and preps it for makeup!– here

easy on the go:

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super cool product w/ sponge and formula! perfect for cleaning and refreshing on the go– here
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this charcoal infused cotton swabs remove dirt and oils from skin, and remove unwanted shine– here
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clears away dirt and oils and encourages cell turnover– here
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grapeseed, avocado, and citrus peel blend refresh and hydrate skin, no matter where you are– here

hope you are having a good week and happy shopping!

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.

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

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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happy decorating & thank you, primo!

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

velvet love

we are loving the velvet trend this winter! shop our favorites for this cold holiday season below:

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asos off the shoulder dress
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quilted bomber
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hudson evert velvet sneakers
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green velvet heels
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velvet off the shoulder top
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yellow velvet dress from zara
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asos velvet sweatshirt top
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zara asymmetric bodysuit
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wide leg trouser 
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velvet jacket
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zara long dress
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beaded bag
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embroidered velvet smock dress

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?!