Exploring Venice with Pocky
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As you know, we LOVE sweets and snacks. Our fav summer snack (it's always summer in Lala Land) is Pocky! It's easy to throw in our bag and snack on while watching the skater boys do their thing at the Venice Skate Park. It's mess free, fun to share and sooooo yummy - perfect for an afternoon exploring Venice. Venice has 100% become our fave spot in LA. You know that period of "California dreaming" you have while you're still living out your days in the suburban Midwest? Venice brings that mood to life! Surfers, beach shacks, skateboards, weirdos, street art, waves - you name it. Pocky is the perfect snack to stash in our back pockets while observing the wild Venice scene. Martha's favorite flavor is Strawberry and Lyuda's is Matcha. 

What's your favorite Pocky flavor? See them all here!

 

SHOP MARTHA'S LOOK

 

SHOP LYUDA'S LOOK

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Photography by Nicole Toczauer.
 

This post is sponsored by Pocky.

Girls on Film

I started getting into "photography" when I was high school. (Remember this post from Martha & I's high school shenanigans?) When my grandpa passed away, I inherited his old Olympus PEN camera from the '60s. I just play around with it and see whats develops! Honestly, I don't even understand all the controls. :P I love it, but disposable cameras are my all time favorite because there are only two controls. One for the flash and one to take the photo. It can't get more simple than that! My goal is to always have one around so that I can capture those silly, sassy, cool, weird and hilarious moments. I love the imperfections in each photo - a little out of focus, slightly out of the frame, underexposed, specks of dust, etc... the imperfections are perfect. The best part is shuffling through the developed photos for the first time and remembering the moments!

Here's a few pics of my adventures in Los Angeles.
(the weird overlay is from a camera from Urban Outfitters, I prefer the OG disposables)

 

our apartment's parking garage.

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a shop on Hollywood Blvd.

 

Franklin Ave.

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33°50'59.6"N. 116°33'57.5"W.

 

"the colorful hotel in Palm Springs".

 
It's National BFF Day!
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Yes. National BFF Day is a thing, duh! It's the perfect holiday & reminder to let your besties know just how much you love them! We teamed up with Daisy Natives for a MAJOR giveaway for you and your besties. I mean, how adorable are these t-shirts?! Head over to our Instagram to enter. Let us know who your bestie is & why they are the solid rock(star) in your life.

We've been BFFs going on 11 years. We're not your typical mushy, girly best friend duo. Our friendship is so special because we never fight (seriously, we've only gotten in 1 real fight ever). Blogging is our way to creatively collaborate. We both pay attention to different details and do an awesome job of balancing each other out.  We have so much fun (at all times) and know the universe put us both in the same math class in 7th grade for a reason! 

We're going to get a bit gooey here and tell you guys why we're besties!

Martha: Lyuda is my favorite human because she is such a thoughtful & caring friend! She's the kind of person that is always watching out for you and has got your back if anyone takes a jab at her bestie. Plus, she is THE funniest person I've ever met. Seriously. Lyuda's variety of hilarious accents and strange dance moves get me everytime. And, she just gets me.

Lyuda: It’s funny that Martha & I are besties because we’re somewhat opposite. She’s truly the ying to my yang! She’s my bestie because she always has the best can-do attitude, a smile on her face and she always laughs at my hilarious jokes. (They’re really not that funny tho.) She has killer style and inspires me everyday. Every brunette needs a blonde best friend & this chick is mine for life!

 

shop martha's look

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY SARAH TRAMP | INSTAGRAM

Minimal Bohemian

PHOTOGRAPHY BY @MAYALORAPHOTO | WEBSITE

Hi guys! Thought I would take this post to write a little bit about my personal style. I feel like my style is always changing and evolving! Especially now that I live in LA, the West Coast has definitely influenced me. I would describe my style as minimal bohemian. I know that kinda sounds like an oxymoron because boho is typically described as eclectic. I love boho silhouettes and details, but love the chic-ness (is that a word?) of keeping an outfit simple, clean and minimal. But, I always strive to have an element in my outfit that is super unique!

How would you describe your personal style?

 

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