clean the camera roll

in case you missed it, here’s what i (laura) have been posting on my vsco lately:

a spring break throwback from when we encountered a deserted naples beach
love my planner (similar here)
enjoyed seeing lake harriet become packed with runners, walkers, and bikers on our recent 60º days
obsessed with this train station in NY i found on a college visit
the future (more to come on that later) is going to be quite fun
love the NYC public library
old jeans by topshop and old nike shoes
lunch in northeast mpls is a must
the quiet streets of NE mpls
can you tell i’m pretty into spring?! (shoes here)
the colors at alma hotel and restaurant are unbeatable
i mean how perfect is this blue and gold combo?!

more on my vsco and jane’s! happy thursday, everyone 🙂

laura in miami!

both jane and i were lucky enough to get some sun in florida (i was in miami and jane in fort lauderdale) last weekend!

here’s some of my fav pics from the weekend:

in search of sun
pink skies



recognize those shoes from our spring break shoes post?
10/10 would recommend novecento in miami
what i was doing while you were breeding by kristin newman is the perfect book for vacation- a must read!
i’m not a fan of the huge tent behind me haha


thank you for the great trip, mary, maeve, hannah, martha, and greta x2!!!

clean the camera roll

sorry for our distance lately! we are extremely busy with school, applying to college, sports, and trying to stay sane through all of this.

here’s my (laura) life lately according to my camera roll:

enjoying the last tastes of summer
found this great study spot at the lake harriet bandshell
if you live in minnesota and are as obsessed with it as i am, you need to go to i like you
here’s my room as of now- it’s always changing
got this at i like you and am obsessed with it!
my favorite church on 9/11
the view of target field from my dad’s office
i miss cool nights on the water

follow me on vsco (laurs10) for more! happy hump day, friends.

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.

summer posts from around the web

summer is a great time for many bloggers to share trips, projects, and outdoor parties.

here are some of our favorites from around the web!

designlovefest’s outdoor brunch

the londoner’s evening in provence

barefoot blonde’s renovated living room

taza’s boat ride in italy 

evergreen and ivy’s hot air balloon adventure

and really any of the classy girls wear pearl’s posts because wow do they ever do trips right!

happy wednesday, friends! don’t forget to wish jane a happy birthday tomorrow!



børns at first ave

every time i, laura, make it to first ave, it is special. this place will always have such a large place in my heart and in the hearts of many people. last night i was lucky enough to go to the burns concert! wow, i’m still in that post concert high (even with ringing ears, a sore throat, and tired eyes). there’s something so attractive to me about spending money on experiences instead of possessions.

anyway, first ave, you gave me yet another memorable night! børns, nice to meet you, i know we will meet again!

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it all started with the coolest uber driver ever! his name is charles lockhart and he is the owner of “chill records” label in minneapolis. his son, who goes by the name “set the smith” is a very talented hip hop artist- check him out!
beauts did the first opening set
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lewis del mar followed- they were awesome!
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then the master himself came on stage and completely killed it!
i couldn’t tell if i liked the color or black and white more so i included both haha

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thank you first ave for hosting, børns for playing some unreal music, minneapolis for being the best, and gus for dancing with me! 

weekend recap + a recipe

this weekend was filled with a variety of activities and fun.

it started with friday’s trip to canterbury park in mn for the weekly horse races. although we didn’t leave with much extra cash, it was a unique thing to do and witness.

saturday, laura got to tour the new us bank stadium !

lastly, on sunday, jane went on a long bike ride through uptown, downtown, the university of mn, and stopped at the midtown global market for thai snack.

to close, here is a yummy watermelon feta salad recipe:

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1/4 of watermelon cut into cubes

1/4 cup of feta cheese

mint leaves as desired

1/2 tbs. olive oil

salt as desired

mix and enjoy!

ted talks

we think ted talks are really awesome!! what a good way to give people the opportunity to educate, inspire, and express.

here are some of our favorites:

this is what happens when you reply to spam email

inside the mind of a master procrastinator

the surprising logical minds of babies

fashion and creativity

do schools kill creativity?

why you think you’re right– even if you’re wrong

why we have too few women leaders

the beauty of being a misfit

teach girls bravery, not perfection

i survived a terrorist attack. here’s what i learned

happy listening, friends!

quick summer note…

“happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.” (walt whitman)

i (laura) keep thinking to myself that i need to live in the moment more.  it’s summer and i am relatively stress free without school.  also, my senior year, one of many lasts, is just around the corner. i’m a planner, i love to think ahead and have an idea of what i want to do, but when it’s summer, i wish i could turn my planning mode off.  sometimes, i feel so cheated by time; i wish i knew where i was going for college, i wish i had realized how often i would think back to a certain day and enjoyed it more… etc. my goal this summer is to just take everything in and feel it all.  i want these days, that i spend with the people i love, to stay with me forever because these days are the days that i’ll dream of in the fall and in the years to come. every day matters, every day is special.

with that, goodnight, friends! enjoy today, enjoy tomorrow, enjoy it all.

life lately (june)

happy monday!

we’re ready for a full week of work, friends, and sun. life lately has been very relaxing and wonderful.

left: laura’s new case (here) that she definitely loves and recommends !

middle: this week, i (j) have been painting a few off white pieces of furniture to match the pearly whites already in my room. it has been a perfect way to catch some rays and be productive simultaneously.

right: we’ve had to say goodbye to friends as they adventure off into college. we excited for them yet sad to see them go.

get outside; happy summer!