happy thurs!

it’s almost the weekend! i, laura, plan on soaking up some sun, running around lake harriet, and catching up on some sleep.

i recently read the best book called isn’t it pretty to think so by jake miller that i would totally recommend!! it’s kind of a bildungsroman that also features great imagery and unique thoughts that cause you to question life as you know it. i could not put it down!

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i’ve also been enjoying abstract: the art of design on netflix. it’s a very tastefully done documentary series where each episode features a different artist in very diverse fields of art. it is seriously inspiring, interesting, and amazing- check it out!

as for songs, i’ve been listening to the following: bound to you// jocelyn alice, love// kendrick lamar, how i want ya// hudson thames, doing good// milky chance, wicked// mansionz, and shot down// khalid.

also! i turned 18 a couple days ago. 17 was a great year for me, full of tough decisions and personal growth. 17 brought me fun concerts: broods, rock the garden, børns, trips to new york, naples, miami, and LA, college decisions, late nights of studying, experimenting with writing & photography, memories with family and friends, and a greater understanding of who i am. i am excited for the future and feel very content with the past- every day really does matter and i hope to make them all count as an 18 year old.

thanks for reading! take care & find some sunshine!

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 🙂

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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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!

the new place on the block!

we are so very excited that we got to pop in for a trial opening at whole sum kitchen! not only is the place very bright and well decorated, but the smoothies and juices are fantastic! this is an awesome addition to our neighborhood– everyone in the mpls area, go check it out!

here’s a few pictures:

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love those fun colors!
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how cool are those lights?!
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they also have a food truck you can find around town! love this place.

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:

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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

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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.

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.