December 06, 2015

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FUN-O-RAMA DAY 3: the massive #girlspopup spree!

OMG! it's the massive #girlspopup spree!

for day 3 of the #bandofunorama, jen’s giving away over $1,000 worth of her faves from both the online and the IRL #girlspopup including agendas and ban.do apparel!

how to enter: head to our instagram, follow @shopbando, and tag 5 members of your girl gang on our first pic of the day! REMEMBER: ONE ENTRY PER PERSON, MUST BE 18+ OF AGE, AND MUST BE A U.S. RESIDENT. FOR FULL SWEEPSTAKES RULES, HEAD TO BANDO.COM.

thanks for playing: the massive #girlspopup spree closes sunday december 6th at 6pm PST. winner will be contacted within 24 hours and announced on our blog!

because we're all winners: the first 50 orders on our website will receive a FREE jen gotch flair pin! jen is our fearless founder, creative director, and spirit animal... and you’re gonna get a pin of her pretty face! but hurry, while supplies last!

good luck!!!!

-the ban.do girl gang 

UPDATE: WINNER - jenny n. 

December 05, 2015

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FUN-O-RAMA DAY 2: the most fun in the sun possible!

OMG! it's the most fun in the sun possible!

nearly $1000 worth of everything you need to have the most outdoor fun in the history of the world!!!!

what you'll win: a framed Gray Malin photograph! 4 inflatables from Big Mouth Toys! a case of Cali Water! 4 beach towels from Tictail! a pair of Sonix sunnies! a Kortni Jeane swimsuit! a corn hole set by Deny Designs! a pink record player from Crosley and Taylor Swift’s RED album on vinyl! and alllll your fave ban.do #bandofuninthesun essentials!

how to enter:

    1. head to instagram and follow all of the brands in today’s giveaway: @graymalin @bigmouthinc @drinkcaliwater @tictail @shopsonix @kortnijeane @denydesigns @crosleyradio + @shopbando!
    2. comment on our first Instagram post from today with your fave #bandofuninthesun emojis! one entry per person. REMEMBER: ONE ENTRY PER PERSON, MUST BE 18+ OF AGE, AND MUST BE A U.S. RESIDENT. FOR FULL SWEEPSTAKES RULES, HEAD TO BANDO.COM.

thanks for playing: contest closes saturday december 5th at 6pm PST. winner will be contacted within 24 hours and announced right here on this blog post! 

because we're all winners: purchase something on bando.com today ONLY and get a custom drink sleeve from will bryant! but hurry, it's while supplies last!

good luck!!!

-the ban.do girlgang 

UPDATE: WINNER - adelle k. 

December 04, 2015

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FUN-O-RAMA DAY 1: THE MEGA FLAIR SPECTACULAR

OMG! IT'S THE MEGA FLAIR SPECTACULAR!!!  

we’re handing out over 400 pieces of flair worth over $3,500! no, that’s not a typo. this is EPIC, remember?! one lucky winner is going to look HELLA FLY with alllllllllllll their new flair and will basically have bragging rights for the rest of their lives.

WHOA! check out all our besties involved: Abby Galloway, Adam J Kurtz, Anon Crafts, Amy Blue, Bad Dad Inc., Bananna Bones, Big Bud Press, Bunny Miele, Buried Diamond, Buttn’ Booty, Cat Solen, Chris Uphues, City of Industry, Cou Cou Suzette, Dying Slowly, Easily Amused, Explorers Press, Fairy Cakes, Felt Good CoFree Radicals, Good Good Pins, HKM Studio, Jenni’s Prints, Jordan Sondler, Galactic Castle, The Good Twin, Laser Kitten, Letain Illustrations, Lil Bullies, Little Arrow, Mean Folk, Oh Gosh Cindy, P&C Poolside, Peas and Needles, Penelope Meatloaf, Pin Lord, Quasi Visual Arts, Rolling Death Maui, Rosehound Apparel, Sad Truth Supply, Sara M. Lyons, Studio DIY, These Are Things, Tiny Deer Studio, Tuesday Bassen, Tumblr, Valley Cruise Press, Wasted Effort, Weekender Supply Co. + Word For Word!

how to enter: head to our instagram account follow @shopbando. repost one of our flair images from today and make sure you use the hashtag #bandofunorama. tag @shopbando in the photo + mention @shopbando in the comments, too. remember: one entry per person, must be 18+ of age, and must be a U.S. resident. for full sweepstakes rules, head to bando.com.

thanks for playing: today's contest closes today at 6pm PST. winner will be contacted within 24 hours and we will update this blog post with the winner's information.

because we’re all winners: for today only, if you place an order on ban.do.com, you’ll get a limited edition i heart ban.do button! that's a total WIN WIN! click here to shop. 

good luck!!!

-the ban.do girl gang

UPDATE: WINNER - christina j. 

December 03, 2015

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FUN-O-RAMA

forget about winning the lottery. we decided to be the lottery.

THE EPIC BAN.DO FUN-O-RAMA GIFT-GIVING EXTRAVAGANZA JUBILEE IS HERE. 

from december 4th through december 11th, between 6AM PST to 6PM PST, we’re giving away nearly 20,000 in prizes from over 100 of our favorite brands, artists, and friends… and of course, ban.do!

 wanna see if you’ve got the lucky ticket? check here and bando.com each day for all the juicy details, and follow along on social media:

 @shopbando / #bandofunorama

oh, and fyi: you’ve gotta be at least 18 and a U.S. resident to enter. we’ll pick a random winner each day!

 good luck! 

-the ban.do girl gang!

November 17, 2015

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Ban.do Apparel is here!

super cute ban.do apparelsuper cute ban.do apparelsuper cute ban.do apparelsuper cute ban.do apparelsuper cute ban.do apparelsuper cute ban.do apparelum, where’d you get that shirt?!?! our first-ever apparel collection has officially dropped, and you GOTTA get yours. why? with super cute graphics and the softest feels ever, it’s a total no-brainer. just be prepared to make friends with strangers, because you’re gonna stop ‘em on the street with the coolness. whether it’s the guy in the coffee shop who just has know where to get one, or a bunch of peeps on instagram liking their hearts out, you’re gonna catch a whole lotta heart eyes.

basically, we took our favorite t-shirts and sweatshirts and made them even better. first, the shirts: have you ever felt an alternative apparel sweatshirt or an american apparel 50/50 tee? when we say it feels like you're being hugged by a cloud, we are not exaggerating. hugged. by. a. damn. cloud. and not just any cloud. the big, white, fluffy kind made out of cotton candy and dreams.

so how’d we make ‘em better? with some of our fave artwork and life mottos. the kind that change your entire mood, remind you who you are, and yes, make friends with strangers. wanna know more about each one? OK, let’s break it down for you.

first up, the OG that started it all: I DID MY BEST. when ban.do founder + chief creative office, jen gotch, first made her own version with iron-on letters, she asked herself what we’re asking you: did you do your best at the time with the resources you had? yeah? then kiss that whole self-doubt thing goodbye. wear this good little mantra and read it anytime you start to get all up in your head (it’s OK if that means you have to read it a lot). 

FOREVER GIRL GANG was made for you and your whole crew. with a hit of red metallic, it’ll take you from a rainy matinee to dancing all night until the sun comes up. because anything can happen when you’re rolling with your homies (clueless, anyone?).

meet THE TWINS: herbie our happy heart and his twin brother mike. when these boys aren’t napping, binge-watching the walking dead, or contemplating the mysteries of the universe, they’re respectfully covering up your girl parts. who says chivalry is dead? not us.

finally, NICE BRUNCH is an ode to our obsession with happy faces, bacon, eggs, and brunch. what else is there in life, really? don’t answer that question. and it’s got artwork by allie newman, creator of the ban.do girl gang secret code and rumored spy.

so once you’ve snagged your fave (or one of each) what you do you do? two words: have. fun. how? here are some ideas: put all your flair on it, cut the sleeves off, rub its softness all over your face, go out, stay in, jump in a pool, hang with your friends, make friends with strangers (that one’s gonna happen anyway). we’re really, really excited to see what you do with and in yours, so take a pic, post it to your social, and tag it #havefuninthis so we can see how great you feel when you put it on.

still want more? um, OK! we see you eyeing the sunnies and fanny packs that our girls are rocking with their sweatshirts and tees. you guys, you can totally get your hands on those, too. the sunnies are by pared eyewear and are next. level. no wait, they’re next-next level. actually, they’re next-next-next… OK. you get it. we take our faces seriously and picked the pairs that every single one of us looked insanely good in when we tried them on. ya heard? every. single. one. the fanny packs are by our girl avenue dee and they’re so life-changing we think it’s crazy that people don’t wear them all the time. that’s gonna change as long as Jen has anything to say about it: she’s currently working them into the future ban.do uniforms. more on that later.

oh, and here's the scoop on shirt sizing: the shirts are cut straight and not fitted, so if you want yours to fit a little tighter, size down. still got questions about fit? email us! info@bando.com

don't see the size you want? we got you, girl. fill out the form below and tell us what you're looking for. we’re trying to figure out what the demand is so we can do our best to give our girl gang what it wants! because that’s what BFFs do.

October 13, 2015

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you're the boss

you're a boss who knows that filing's not just for nails. so check out all the cool features of this stellar file folder set!

like a boss, you've got lots to keep track of! stash your receipts, dance cards, and really good ideas in these gorgeous file folders so you can get down to business in style

oh, and did we mention there's an i am very busy set too?! :)

October 05, 2015

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hyper island talks to jen gotch!

Hyper Island Talks To ban.do from Hyper Island on Vimeo.

heyo! need a little monday morning motivation?! watch what happens when ban.do founder and chief creative officer, jen gotch, is asked about creativity in the workplace and the importance of following your dreams and letting go of fear and restrains!

A COLLABORATION BETWEEN HYPER ISLAND & PONTUS LINDSTRÖM

September 22, 2015

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looking for a SOLD OUT ban.do agenda?

oh dang! need to get your hands on SOLD OUT ban.do agenda? girl, don't sweat it. we've rounded up a few places that still them in stock. this is your last chance, don't say we didn't warn you! 

furbish studio

south moon under

anthropologie 

paper source

dry goods 

barnes & noble

indigo books

dillards (in stores only) 

nordstrom

kennedy book store

altar’d state

hattan home

oh hello friend

rachel george

Select Follett Bookstores including: 

STANFORD UNIVERSITY BOOKS
GEORGE WASHINGTON BOOKSTORE
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS STORE
FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI BOOKSTORE
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI BOOKSTORE
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS STORE
HAMMES NOTRE DAME BOOKSTORE
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA BOOKSTORE
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER BOOKSTORE
SFSU BOOKSTORE
UNIVERSITY TEXAS/ARLINGTON BOOKSTORE
GEORGIA STATE BOOKSTORE
HUNTLEY BOOKSTORE/CLAREMONT
SARAH LAWRENCE BOOKSTORE
CNM BOOKSTORE
BAYLOR BOOKSTORE
JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
SUN DEVIL CAMPUS
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA BOOKSTORE
BOSTON COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA BOOKSTORE
ELI'S BOOKS- DEPAUW UNIVERSITY
MTSU-PHILLIPS BOOKSTORE
ZAG SHOP
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY
READING AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
UAF BOOKSTORE
OHIO UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA BOOK
THE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
CNM-JMMC BOOKSTORE
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE VALPO
7TH EDITION BOOKSTORE IVY
ROLLINS COLLEGE/RICE FAMILY
USF BOOKSTORE
RAMAPO CAMPUS STORE
THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
ST JOHN'S UNIVERSITY-QUEENS CAMPUS
LONE STAR COLLEGE CONROE CENTER
STOCKTON UNIVERSITY BOOKS
LOYOLA LAKESHORE BOOKSTORE
K-STATE CAMPUS STORE 
STUDENT CONNECTION - IVY
IVY TECH COMM COLL LAWREN
MARSHALL UNIVERSITY BOOKS
CAMPUS CONNECTION SOUTH BOOKSTORE
MDC BOOKSTORE - KENDALL CAMPUS
ART CENTER STUDENT STORE
SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
CAMERON UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
BERGEN COMM COLLEGE BOOKS
WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
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ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
BUTLER BOOKSTORE
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SHAHEEN BOOKSTORE
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IVY TECH CC EVANSVILLE BOOKSTORE
ARAPAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE GARY BOOKSTORE
MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
MOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE STORE
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FLORIDA STATE BOOKSTORE
IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
F.G.C.U. BOOKSTORE
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE INDIANAPOLIS
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
PIONEER BOOKSTORE-HAYWARD CAMPUS
Ex LIBRIS BOOKSTORE/SAVAN
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
MDC BOOKSTORE-WOLFSON CAMPUS
BROAD STREET BOOKS
COLLEGE OF SO NEVADA BOOK
SOUTHEAST BOOKSTORE
UNC ASHEVILLE BOOKSTORE
UMASS AMHERST/UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA BOOKSTORE
PEPPERDINE BOOKSTORE
UNIVERSITY/OKLAHOMA MAIN BOOKSTORE
UTSA BOOKSTORE
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE - SUNY BUFFALO 
HSU BOOKSTORE
WMU BOOKSTORE SHOPS
NEW EDITION BOOKSTORE IVY
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS BOOKSTORE
UNIV OF NORTHERN COLORADO
THE OLD TOWN HALL BOOKSTORE
MDC BOOKSTORE-NORTH CAMPUS
MCC BOOKSTORE-SOUTH OMAHA
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
MANHATTANVILLE BOOKSTORE
CINCINNATI STATE BOOKSTORE
CITY COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
FOLLETT'S PSC BOOKSTORE
SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE BOOKS
FOLLETTS BOOKSTORE AT MANCHES
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIV BOOKSTORE
OHIO WESLEYAN UNIV BOOKSTORE
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS BOOKSTORE
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
COYOTE BOOKSTORE
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY BOOKS
CSUSM UNIVERSITY STORE
9TH EDITION BOOKSTORE-IVY
MASS ART SUPPLY & BOOK STORE
COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY BOOKS
OHLONE COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
LONE STAR COLLEGE KINGWOOD BOOKSTORE
TUNXIS COMM COLLEGE BOOKS
CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD BOOKSTORE
NORWICH UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
IVY TECH CC ANDERSON BOOKSTORE
CAL STATE-UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
AURORA BOOKSTORE
LEHMAN COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
SHASTA COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
MIAMI CO-OP BOOKSTORE/FOL
LEWIS-CLARK STATE COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
SPELMAN COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
AGNES SCOTT BOOKSTORE
MIRACOSTA COLLEGE BKSTR-OCEA
GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
ATLANTA METRO STATE COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
MILLS BOOKSTORE
DELAWARE STATE BOOKSTORE
IVY TECH CC BOOKSTORE
SAINT THOMAS BOOK CENTER
TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
PEACE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
NCC BOOKSTORE
STAG SPIRIT SHOP
CITY TECH BOOKSTORE & CAF
FAYETTEVLLE UNIV BOOKSTORE
VITERBO UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
WINSTON-SALEM STATE BOOKS
JSU BOOKSTORE
LONE STAR COLLEGE TOMBALL CAMPUS
U-MASS BOOKSTORE
REGIS BOOKSTORE
GAVILAN BOOKSTORE
PIMA BOOKSTORE WEST
CHRISTIAN BROS UNIVERSITY BOOKS
COLUMBIA COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
WESTERN NEW ENGL UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
ADDAM'S UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
THE HORNET BOOKSTORE
CURRY COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
WOODBURY UNIVERSITY BOOKS
JOHN CARROLL UNIV BOOKSTORE
AMERICAN INTL COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
THE VILLAGE BOOKSTORE
TRITON COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
PIMA BOOKSTORE DOWNTOWN
UNIVERSITY OF TULSA BOOKS
BLACKHAWK BOOKSTORE
LAKE-SUMTER LEESBURG BOOKSTORE
ATLANTIC CAPE C.C. BOOKSTORE
N CENTRAL CAMPUS SHOP/PURDUE
CALUMET CAMPUS SHOP/PURDUE
SW TENN CC BOOKSTORE/MACON CAMPUS
FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE BOOKSTORE
D.S.C. BOOKSTORE
PHOENIX COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
MESA COMM COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
FRAMINGHAM ST UNIV BOOKSTORE
PARADISE VALLEY CC BOOKSTORE
CHANDLER-GILBERT BOOKSTORE
BOOKSTORE-ON-THE-SQUARE
UNIV/ILL SPRINGFIELD BOOK
SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF BOOKS
LANEY COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
TENN STATE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
ST LEO BOOKSTORE
CENTRAL CC/COLUMBUS CMPS
TYLER JR COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
PURDUE-WEST BOOKSTORE/FOL
LAKELAND COLLEGE CAMPUS STORE
UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
MERRITT COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
FOLLETT'S PSC BOOKSTORE
ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY 
DREW UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
JUNIATA COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIV BOOKSTORE
RIPON COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
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PIMA BOOKSTORE/DESERT
CARROLL UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
HUNTINGDON COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
LOURDES UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
TOUGALOO COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
LAS POSITAS COLLEGE BOOKS
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY
STOCKTON UNIVERSITY BOOKS
SAINT ROSE CAMPUS STORE
KENT CAMPUS BOOKSTORE
NORTH CAMPUS BOOKSTORE
SOUTH CAMPUS BOOKSTORE
FSCJ DOWNTOWN CAMPUS BOOKSTORE
TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY BOOKS
SIMPSON COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
C.S.U. BOOKSTORE
HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY BOOKS
ST NORBERT COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
ROCKY MOUNTAIN BOOKSTORE
MEREDITH COLLEGE SUPPLY 
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UNIV OF NEW HAVEN CAMPUS
SAINT JOSEPH BOOKSTORE
ST BONAVENTURE BOOKSTORE
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STONEHILL COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
COLL/NEW ROCHELLE CAMPUS
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BERRY COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
SALVE REGINA UNIV BOOKSTORE
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY BKS
CONN COLLEGE/COLLEGE BOOK
ALVERNIA UNIVERSITY BOOKS
BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY BKS
JOHN BROWN UNIVERSITY BKS
OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY BOOK
MIRACOSTA COLL SAN ELIJO
ENDICOTT COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
RICHLAND COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
LEHIGH CARBON C.C BOOKSTORE
SOUTHERN UNIV & A&M COLLEGE
SIU/UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
UC/PATRIOT BOOKSTORE/FRANCIS MARION
UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA BOOKSTORE
KEYSTONE COLLEGE CAMPUS STORE
SPALDING UNIVERSITY BOOKS
PALOMAR COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
UNIV OF NOTRE DAME-CATALOG
LAROCHE COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
GA PERIMETER COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
GA PERIMETER COLLEGE 
SUSQUEHANNA CAMPUS BOOKSTORE
PATRICK HENRY COMM COLL BOOKSTORE
UNIV OF DIST COLUMBIA BOOKSTORE
PALM BEACH SC BOOKSTORE
PALM BEACH SC BKSTR BOCA
BAY PATH UNIVERSITY BOOKS
SULLIVAN BOOKSTORE
SIENA COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
ST THOMAS AQUINAS BOOKSTORE
MILLSAPS COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
SOONER VARSITY
CAL LUTHERAN UNIV BOOKSTORE
PEPPERDINE/SCH OF LAW BKS
COL OF SO NEV/HENDERSON C
RIDER UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
UNIV OF LA VERNE BOOKSTORE
HOLY NAMES UNIVERSITY BKS
UNIV OF HARTFORD BOOKSTORE
BRYANT UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
RIO HONDO BOOKSTORE
IRVINE VALLEY BOOKSTORE
TCC NORTHEAST BOOKSTORE
TCC NORTHWEST BOOKSTORE
SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
SUFFOLK LAW SCHOOL BOOKSTORE
COLLEGE OF THE DESERT BOOKSTORE
BRISTOL COMM COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
GORDON COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
UNIV OF TEXAS EL PASO BOOKSTORE
GEORGIAN COURT UNIV BOOKS
MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIV BOOKSTORE
UNIV BOOKSTORE-EAST CAMPUS
CORNELL COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
IVY TECH CC MICHIGAN CITY
CAMPUS CONNECTION BKST EL
CAMPUS CONNECTION BKSTR W
CAMPUS CONNECTION BKSTR K
CAMPUS CONNECTION WABASH
IVY TECH CC MUNCIE BOOKSTORE
IVY TECH CC MARION BOOKSTORE
IVY TECH COMM COLL COLUMBIA
IVY TECH CC MADISON BOOKS
IVY TECH CC LAWRENCEBURG
IVY TECH CC BATESVILLE BOOKSTORE
DMACC URBAN BOOKSTORE
ALABAMA STATE UNIV BOOKSTORE
COYOTE BKSTR-PALM DESERT
HAMMES BOOKSTORE & CAFE
LOYOLA UNIV NEW ORLEANS BOOKSTORE
GENESEO UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
CNM WEST SIDE CAMPUS BOOKSTORE
THOM NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
BISHOP STATE COMM COLL BOOKSTORE
QVCC BOOKSTORE
DELAWARE COUNTY CC BOOKSTORE
MIAMI DADE INTERAMER CAMPUS
MIAMI DADE HIALEAH BOOKSTORE
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA BKS
WESTMINSTER COLLEGE BOOKS
NEWBERRY COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
REINHARDT UNIVERSITY BOOK
THE COLLEGE STORE
GA HIGHLANDS CARTERSVILLE
STETSON UNIV DELAND BOOKS
BEMIDJI STATE UNIV BOOKSTORE
SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
FAIRMONT-PIERPONT BOOKSTORE
NORTHWEST SHOALS BKSTR-SH
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLL
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLL
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLL
CONCORD UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
DESALES UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
HUDSON COUNTY BKSTR/UNION
ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY
TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY BOOKS
CHABOT COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
ANDERSON UNIVERSITY BOOKS
OREGON INST OF TECH BOOKS
COLL OF WESTERN IDAHO BOOKSTORE
SHERIDAN COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
SOUTHWESTERN COMM COLL BOOKSTORE
HILL COLLEGE BKSTR-HILLSB
HILL COLLEGE BKSTR-CLEBUR
UTICA COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIV BKS
SUNY BROOME COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
UNIV/ARKANSAS MONTICELLO
MACALESTER COLLEGE STORE
J.SARGEANT REYNOLDS CC BOOKSTORE
CC OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY BOOKSTORE
COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS BOOKSTORE
THE STORE @ GEORGETOWN CO
SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
CCSF OCEAN CAMPUS BOOKSTORE
CCSF MISSION CAMPUS BOOKSTORE
BIOLA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS STORE
HARPER CAMPUS STORE
MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
SMITH COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY 
MCC BOOKSTORE
PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
F.D.U. BOOKSTORE-MADISON
COLLEGE STORE-MOUNT LAURE
HUSKY BOOKSTORE
IVY TECH CC GREENCASTLE BOOKSTORE
TCC SOUTH BOOKSTORE
WESTERN NEV COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
MIAMI DADE-HOMESTEAD BOOKSTORE
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE - UW
GLENDALE COMM COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
LONE STAR COLLEGE CYFAIR
PALM BEACH SC BKSTR-CENTR
LAKE FOREST BOOKSTORE
RANGER COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
MT HOLYOKE COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
WESTMINSTER MUSIC & BOOKS
BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY BOOKS
GEORGIA HIGHLANDS FLOYD BOOKSTORE
IVY TECH CC EAST CHICAGO
PIMA BOOKSTORE-EAST
BSU BOOKSTORE
MOSS BOOKS &OTHER/RUSSELL
CAL U STUDENT BOOKSTORE
LONE STAR COLL N HARRIS BOOKSTORE
THE STUDENT STORE
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September 17, 2015

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The BFF DIARIES - KAYLYN + AUTUMN

What’s it like to fly across the country and hang with the #bandogirlgang? Kaylyn Weir and Autumn Beury did it, have the confetti in their suitcases to prove it, and are here to tell all.

We fell so hard for the powerhouse duo on Instagram that we invited them to be part of our latest #havefunphotoshoot for a whirlwind three days in LA. After giving our guests a ban.do welcome with dinner and snow cone cocktails at Gracias Madre and a big ol’ goodie basket, the girls got some beauty rest at The Line Hotel and arrived at our shoot the next morning with bright eyes and custom-made unicorn and rainbow cookies from Sweet E’s Bake Shop. Kaylyn and Autumn, you had us at unicorns. And rainbows. And cookies. OK, we love you forever!

So how did these two BFFs with matching pink hair meet? Instagram, of course! Kaylyn’s fuschia locks and super cute style caught the attention of one of Autumn’s friends, who insisted that the two Floridians connect. Kaylyn, who originally hails from Mississippi, explains (in her sweet-as-pie Southern drawl), “She told Autumn, ’You should really follow this girl, y’all seem like the same person, y’all would be best friends.’ So, Autumn started following me and reached out, saying that she’d love to take pictures, and it was magic from there.”

Total magic. Kaylyn and Autumn have since collaborated on a bunch of photoshoots together, with Autumn behind the lens and Kaylyn in front. From setting off hot pink smoke bombs, to sneaking onto a mini golf course in a sequined mermaid gown, to stuffing our Super Chill Striped Cooler Bag with Autumn’s daughter Luna’s plush unicorns, the girls create with passion and fearless abandon.

Still, as Kaylyn sat in the makeup chair at Studio 1342 while Kelly Shew worked her own kind of magic, she was feeling giddy. “I have sweaty palms! I really do! I had to drink a mimosa to calm down!”

Cheers, girls! You both killed it.

 

Kaylyn Weir

Age: 25

IG: @kaylynweir

Website: The Weir House

Hometown: Jackson, MS

Current Locale: Santa Rosa Beach, FL

 

How would you describe what you do, or aspire to do?

I want to inspire people. I think that’s my purpose in life. My number one goal is just to make people happy and energize them, and come up with stuff that maybe they haven’t thought of. Kind of like a little mini Jen Gotch, even though I’m nowhere on that level. She creates magic. She’s a magician!

I’ve also realized through Instagram that I love staging. Being a set stylist would be cool. I think staging is what fuels me for Instagram so much: I have a product, how do I want to show it off? I find it a challenge! Honestly, it just comes down to giving people a feeling. That’s it. That’s the high for me.

 

Totally. Who are your main influencers?

You know, I’ve always said Betsey Johnson. I just love her personality, her spunk. I swear I think she’s like 72, but she has the spirit of a teenager. And when you’re around people like that it just gives you energy. Jen was saying that she loves LA because she can play off of people’s energy, and that’s exactly the same for me. Betsey is a constant creator, designing cool products since the 60s. She owns her style and her quirks. I love that. And the tulle skirts help too!

 

Tulle forever! Tell us about your personal style.

I love bold colors and patterns, and you have to have sequins. Those three things I would die without. My closet is — I can’t even dress for work, because it’s just so crazy. It’s tough to dress for work.

 

Speaking of work, you work with your husband. Whats that like?

Tyler and I are both in marketing which means we share the same passions and hobbies. I love that about us. It makes our marriage tick. Together, we appreciate good advertising, love to mess around in Photoshop, and play with web design. We even share the same office and just recently decorated it with fun pops of color. He just lets me do my thing. We try to inspire each other, and it’s really fun. He’s a really big rock for me.

 

What was it like the first time you met Autumn?

Autumn called me, wanting to do a bridal shoot. Here’s the thing about Autumn: she always has that edge about her. She just wants to throw in a punch of something different. Even if it’s a typical wedding on the beach, she finds a way to add light leaks and a really cool vibe in her edits. It makes her work unique. And so she was like, “You have pink hair, you need to be in this!” I remember driving up and she was just so little — I’m talking 5’1” — and, I swear, a hippie child. She was like, “Walk in the water and here’s a smoke bomb.” That was the coldest water I’ve ever walked in. I also got completely eaten by bugs that night. But it was so much fun. I would do it all over again for that chick!

 

What do you love about Autumn?

Obviously I love that she’s creative because it allows us to bounce ideas off of each other and bring new ones to the table that the other might not have thought of. And we recently learned this about each other on our trip to LA: I’m such a planner, and she can just go with the flow. I’m a list-maker — I mean, with everything — and Autumn’s just like… I think she laughed at my LA itinerary. I like that she can just pick up where she left off, go with the flow, and nothing gets in her way. We are opposites in how we manage life: I’m a night owl, she’s an early riser; I’m obsessively tidy and she sprawls her stuff out, but it makes for an interesting, dynamic duo. It definitely opens our friendship up to new possibilities. I call her the yin to my yang.

 

How would you describe ban.do?

ban.do is bright and colorful. It’s kind of like Lisa Frank’s spirit animal. It’s Polly Pockets and unicorns. I’m a 90s baby, born in 1990. It’s like you’re living the 90s dream again. Who wouldn’t want to go back to the days of Britney Spears, girl power, and Tamagochis!? Ugh, I die!

 

What was it like to be in the #havefunphotoshoot?

I can’t even begin to explain. It was probably the greatest day of my life. I could’ve taken one picture for Jen Gotch and gone home, and my life would have been complete. The fact that she allowed us to partake in the whole photo shoot and get to know the girl gang was completely humbling. OMG, they are the sweetest! I would say a highlight was meeting such talented people like Max Wanger, Arian Soheili, Kelly Shew, Mishelle Parry, and so many other creatives. Also, holy props! ban.do brought so much stuff to use as options for props — pinatas, jewelry, confetti champagne bottles, quirky candy. I kept thinking to myself, “Surely they won’t get around to using ALL of these props!” I swear it looked like a Candy Land set. Oh, and working with the new line of products gave me heart palpitations. You just wait!

 

What are some favorite highlights of your #bandofieldtrip?

I totally have a favorite highlight from our trip: After the photo shoot, we headed back to the hotel. We were both really quiet, quite possibly from exhaustion. Our brains were so tired that we decided to order Domino’s and have it delivered to the hotel room. We sort of felt guilty that we didn’t go out and find somewhere cool to eat — I mean, hello, we’re in LA! — but, I swear, that pizza tasted like angels made it. We had this moment of silence as we ate our pineapple and cheese pizza, and then a light bulb came on and we simultaneously looked at each other and said, “I can’t even. What just happened!?! We just modeled for ban.do!” It was surreal.

Another highlight was being surprised with slices of pink cake from The Line Hotel. That was super cool. Also: the Santa Monica Pier on top of the ferris wheel on a cold day, the meltdown we had in American Apparel ‘cause everything in there was all so good, and taking pictures with strangers at the Pier because they liked our hair.

 Autumn Beury

Age: 27

IG: @hello_miss_lovely

Website: Hello Miss Lovely

Hometown: Panama City Beach, FL

Current Locale: Panama City Beach, FL

 

Tell us a little bit about what you do.

I’m a wedding and portrait photographer. I fell into weddings because I love photographing people and I love people in love — like, that stupid-ridiculous kind of love! I’m a very emotional person and I shoot that way as well. I love how weddings are honest, emotional, and at times vulnerable.

Within that realness, I also like to incorporate my edgy-whimsical style, as well as my clients’ personalities. In order to do that, I always get to know them beforehand and look at their day as a love story from start to finish. And the best part is, every story is different. I love it.

I also shoot a lot of personal work which is a bit more edgy and fashion inspired. I love the indie look — it gets my creativity flowing, along with mega babes and beautiful light!

 

Love it! Where do you find inspiration for your shoots?

I usually start with a theme or I’ll find a piece of clothing or an item that I love. For my last shoot, I found this lacy dress that I just loved, so I started an inspiration board with that as my base. I love to DIY as well. I made floral crowns for the shoot, along with many other items. And we set off pink smoke bombs. It was magical.

 

Sooooo magical. Who would you say are your main influencers?

You are going to die. Max Wanger! I discovered him about 8 years ago, and I’ve loved his work ever since. I’m obsessed with negative space. I also love Harper Smith. His images are raw, beautiful, and filled with that indie fashion and vibes that I love.

Then, of course, there’s Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen — my girl crushes since I was 10! They are just iconic. Super fashionable, trendy, and everything about their mature swag is inspiring.

 

How would you describe your personal style?

I’d say it’s whimsical with edge. I’m an indie girl, a little hippie child. I love fringe, which I call “indie trim.” I love a free spirit type of gal, and a 90s babe.

My hippie indie spirit is from my mama. She’s free-spirited to a T. If you look up “free spirit” in the dictionary, it would just be her picture. She’s always been an inspiration to me. She was a single mom with 3 kids. But she always kept things fun and taught us that it doesn’t matter what people think. You do need to put your clothes on, though.

 

You have a daughter, Luna. Whats she like?

Luna is my little moon. She’s 4. She loves tutus and is super girly. I’m always like, “You are my child.”

 

What do you love about Kaylyn?

Kaylyn is girl power and fun, she’s energetic, and just incredibly kind. And by girl power I’m talking like 90s Spice Girls. We’re going to do our nails and watch Spice World when we get home. And possibly Clueless. Kaylyn is so colorful inside and out. But she’s a very genuine person, and so caring. So on top of everything, that just makes it so much better.

 

What music inspires you?

I’m kind of all over the place with music. I love Sylvan Esso. I edit to them a lot. They’re kind of like indie electro folk. I love the xx. But I also love decades. I love 70s, 80s, and 90s. So sometimes I’ll just throw on a decade playlist. I love Bob Dylan.

 

What was it like to be a part of the #havefunphotoshoot?

It was such a rad experience! I still can’t believe we got to be a part of it. It seriously was a dream come true to work along such creative, talented, and awesome human beings. I love the fun energy and the friendliness of the incredible girl gang. Meeting similarly minded people and feeding off of each other’s creativity is so thrilling and rewarding at the same time. It might be an addiction.

 

What are some favorite highlights of your #bandofieldtrip?

Oh man. First of all, Max Wanger shot me and my bestie together! Stop. I can’t handle it. He is just so talented and so kind at the same time. Meeting the ban.do gang, working with them, and getting to see all their cute and amazing products was excitement overload. I want it all. Seriously. Sold! I’m so thankful I got to do this with Kaylyn, too. It wouldn’t have been the same without her.

wanna see more of their trip? head on over to kaylyn's blog - The Weir House

 ::images via max wanger:: 

September 01, 2015

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THE ONLINE #GIRLSPOPUP SHOP IS NOW OPEN!

WELCOME TO THE MOST MAGICAL CORNER OF THE INTERNET! THE ONLINE #GIRLSPOPUP SHOP​!

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