summer outfit + local events

today, i (jane) am featuring some new summer finds and great summer events around the minneapolis area.

my floral embroidered shirt is from h&m. ripped light wash jeans from urban outfitters. these amazing bamboo brand shoes that were on sale at francesca’s for only $9.98 !! the best deals there can only be found in-store but the online sale section has some great options too.

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as laura and i prepare to move out east in just a few short months, we want to take full advantage of everything our beloved city has to offer. so here is what is happening around mpls this summer:

music and movies at the lake harriet band shell

minneapolis farmers market

first ave lineup

basilica block party 2017

stone arch bridge festival 2017

minneapolis aquatennial 2017

crave’s rooftop movie mondays

 

happy summer !

rainy day pink

happy monday ! today was a rainy day in minnepolis, a perfect day to pull out the warm pink turtle neck.

similar sweaters here and here

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we hope you’ve enjoyed ringing in the new year. our thoughts on 2017 and ideas for resolutions are coming soon !

 

last night’s look

one of my favorite outfits lately:

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denim skirt, high neck shirt, booties.

get a similar look here/herehere, and here.

happy hump day friends.

a day downtown

today we went downtown mpls to the guthrie theatre and mill city museum. we had the best views of the infamous gold medal flour sign, the stone arch bridge and the river. we had so much fun playing with the light and backgrounds. here are some of the many many pictures we took, enjoy!

right away, we were obsessed with the big red letters.

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jane wore her new kate spade glasses, a forever 21 grey coat (similar), madewell black jeans, green converse, and brought along her hershel backpack.

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laura wore her classic specs glasses, a forever 21 coat (similar), madewell jeans, and red converse.

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the mill city museum is one of minneapolis’ must unique and historic buildings. from old railroad tracks and mossy walls, it was a beautiful place to explore. they have great concerts all summer long. learn more here.

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next we walked down the street to the guthrie theatre and found this photogenic wall before we even walked in.

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we unexpectedly found the coolest little mirror window seat. it had an absolutely amazing view and fun lighting.

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then we went up a few floors to the guthrie dowling studio. the tinted windows make for super cool yellow lighting.

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thanks for following along!

chilly weather jackets

the weather is changing! and that means it’s also time to layer up with warm jackets this winter. today, we have some practical, warm, yet stylish winter jackets for you to check out. enjoy and stay warm!

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adorable color blocking under $35.00 from she in!! 

here

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wool coat from gap

here

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a nice shorter layer from madewell

here

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a simple, flattering look from urban

here

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cool pattern from jcrew

here

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a cozy hood from jcrew factory

here

september

we have recently been inspired by another blog duo-  the messy heads – and their monthly posts that include all their favorite trends from the previous month. after reading through their september favorites, we decided we have to do our own! so, here we go.

september! 

fun : 

drive with your windows down one more time before it gets too cold.

cleaning: not so fun but very rewarding.

color coding closets.

adult coloring books.

jams :

i hate u i love u // gnash

roses // chainsmokers

hide away // ben rector

waiting for love// avicii

come back to me// urban cone with tove lo

the emotion// børns

clothes :

madewell ankle boots: the ultimate fall necessity. madewell’s choices are endless. and well you’re at, check out their style blog.

patagonia: laura is getting ready for some outdoor gear for her trip to argentina in december.

winter gear: we know it’s a little early, but there are some really cool places to stock up on winter accessories like krochet kids who support a great cause.

.com :

christmas countdown: we are way too excited for snow and christmas shopping. (only 79 days!!)

damn delicious: we love the layout, it makes finding new recipes easy.

man repeller’s ode to summer: manrepeller’s official farewell to summer because as much as we like to deny it, it is gone until next year.

this video of kodaline singing on an airplane.

…. but here’s to fall and all the great things that come with this perfect season.

a notable weekend

this weekend, i, jane, got to go to the chicago area. i was invited to join my lacrosse coach and a team of girls she had gathered  from all around minnesota to play in a tournament in naperville, Illinois. from the fourteen hours, round trip, in the backseat, to meeting some really great people, to making many trips to dunkin’ donuts, here was my weekend, pictures, and some thoughts i have gathered.

so first, we rounded up a group of thirteen girls and two coaches and loaded up cars friday morning and left the twin cities by 5am! one of the coolest things i witnessed this weekend was seeing this many girls who had never played on the same team together, some how, connect and be successful through, what i believe, were simply just good attitudes and a hundred and ten percent effort put into the game. special thanks to those girls and my coaches!

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the drive from minneapolis to naperville took us about seven-ish hours. we made sure to stop for plenty of snacks and treats. the drive was filled with good conversations, a few naps, frantically searching for coins for the tolls on multiple occasions, and some good music. here were the songs that we couldn’t get enough of, were great background noise, and that we had fun singing along to:

habits of my heart by james young

forest gump by frank ocean

hideaway by kieza

bad blood by taylor swift

someone new by hozier

believe by mumford and sons

you found me by the fray

fast car by tracy chapman

falling in love at a coffee shop by landon pigg

chasing cars by snow patrol

food was a top priority between many hungry athletes and long car rides, which presented me with the opportunity to try two new places this weekend. they are not technically new and nothing super special, but they are just two places i don’t currently have in minnesota, so obviously i thought they were amazing. these places were dunkin’ donuts and shake shack. both were wonderful, delicious, and i hope they start to appear back home very soon.

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even though we stayed in naperville, which is about forty minutes from downtown chicago, we drove into the city to explore on saturday night. it was a beautiful drive and a great way to spend the night.

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we enjoyed being classic tourists and taking pictures at the bean, just taking in the city night life, and pointing out special places around town to some of our friends who were visiting there for the first time. (excuse the bad lighting– it was getting dark out but we got to sneak in a few pictures before the sun went down)

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i wore a fuchsia colored fit and flare free people dress like this one and this , navy blue high top converse , a navy blue kate spade polka dot wallet , and necklace similar to something like this. some other outfits worn by the team included loose fitting black dresses, striped tee shirt dresses like this one or this or this or this, and floral sundresses like here and here.

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i had decided to go on this mini trip only five days prior to departing. usually, i am not too into making such last minute plans, but i have no regrets and very much enjoyed every part of this adventure. another great weekend with many memories to last me a long time. a little shout to some people that made this weekend so fun: ellie, lax and i will miss you next year, thanks for laughing and being immature with me and greta, you’re just the best so keep being you. per usual, photos are from my vsco (@janeck) and my instagram (@janekolar_). thanks for following along with laura and i as we adventure our way through summer and our first summer blogging.

laura

if you don’t know laura, you’re missing out. besides being the creative, fashionable, fun blogger that you see, she is also a caring, genuine, absolutely hilarious, adventurous, and thoughtful friend. she is everything anyone would want in a friend, and then so much more. don’t ever change laura!

happy birthday.

xo, jane

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pins we love

pinterest is our go to site for all things from style to photography to deco, so today we have collected a handful of our favorite pins for you to feel inspired too. like what you see? follow jane here and laura here for much more!

fun clutch
fun clutch
fun red heels!
red heels
awww
summer photography
waves
waves
little fashion
little fashion
future house
home ideas

happy pinning !!

cali part two

this past weekend, over easter, jane made another trip to cali because she just couldn’t stay away after her trip to san fran. (what’s not to love about the golden state?!) this time though, she stayed on the santa monica beach and made day trips to and throughout the city. she enjoyed relaxing on the beach, walks to the pier, shopping, and even a warner brothers studio tour where she got to see the set of the ellen show, friends, and the fosters! here are her adventures and vacation in pictures all edited and posted on the vsco.co app.

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lunch at urth caffé
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warner brothers studio lot (outfit: similar and similar)
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shopping for new kicks
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the converse store art
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making the most of la traffic
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enjoying the view (outfit: here and similar)
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testing out a kite that was purchased in chinatown
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cali, we love you.