saint genevieve: a sweet spot

i, laura, finally got to this adorable french restaurant named saint genevieve today for a coffee and some sweets! located on 50th and bryant in mpls, this super stylish spot has unreal sweets, coffee, and of course, french food! saint genevieve is the perfect solution for travel envy as it makes you feel like you’re in paris, even if it’s just for a meal.

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how cool is this wallpaper by the bathrooms?!

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super rich and bold latte
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the carrot cake was to die for!

happy thursday!

laura’s jean jacket diy

i, laura, have had this crazy jean jacket idea for a few months now, but it wasn’t until may when i finally had time to get started! i slowly acquired patches from etsy, thrift stores, local stores (like patina and i like you) and random chinese websites hahah! i bought an oversized, rather basic jean jacket from forever 21 (similar here) and put it together 2 weeks ago! i love it because it’s much more personalized than one i could find at the store. i also look forward to filling it with more patches over time!

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hope everyone is enjoying the longest day of the year!!!

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

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!

happy second birthday to us!

today marks two years of distinctive style! having this blog together has challenged and inspired us to delve deeper into what we love most: style, photography, and creative writing. we have so much planned for the future and are happy with our past.

in honor of our birthday, we made our favorite red velvet cupcake/cake recipe.

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thank you for following along!!

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!

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?!

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.

five fine finds!

i popped into h&m quickly last weekend and was pleasantly surprised with what i saw. ¬†although their clothes are cheaply made and you really have to pick through it, we like to go there for trendy pieces (because, hey it may go out of style as fast as it came in) that don’t break the bank.

here’s five things we like:

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bold shorts
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light purple jacket

 

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 cool swim top
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reversible bottoms
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 tassel top
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white midi skirt