snapshot – august

needless to say, august has been quite the colorful month. not only did ban.do turn 6 (remember our disneyland trip and this cake?), we also released a fun new line that’s all about getting organized and taking care of business. we were also inspired by pool parties, flamingos, ice cream sundaes, pretty candy, and bright neon colors. ps  - we’re totally obsessed with the flamingo bong (flabongo?) that the glitter guide gals gave us! we see good times ahead. this is august!

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link love 8/29

hooray and happy friday! we’ve been super busy this week with all sorts of fun stuff. we had a photo shoot on wednesday, attended our first twitter party, and co-hosted a cool giveaway with chronicle books (hurry up! you still have time to enter!). we also came up with one super secret handshake! and can we talk about how summer is almost over? …such a bummer. well, here’s to enjoying the rest of those long summer nights and we hope everyone has a fun weekend. don’t forget to check out our favorite links from around the web.

keeping cool in white on audrey magazine.

bobbi pin inspiration on sometimes gracefully.

heart balloons and pom poms on sparkles for all.

the must have celebrity hair accessory on fashion & style.

a fun pink hair dye tutorial on random acts of pastel!

how to back up your life on courntey and confetti!

store all your hair pretties in this cute DIY on the house that lars built.

cool back to work essentials on spitfire girl.

new deals and steals on devon rachel.

a killer desk wishlist on i am mai!

you can’t go wrong with hot pink and stripes, just ask amberly!

8 things to get you on track this year on undeclared panache.

::image via jen gotch::

 

the ban.do girlgang secret handshake

what’s cooler than a secret handshake? um…nothing! we slowed down our super secret handshake so you could really learn it and get it down. so the next time you see your bestie, do the secret handshake to let everyone know you’re a memeber of the ban.do girl gang!

 

link love 8/22

not to brag or anything, but we had a super FUN week! here’s what went down…a couple members of the ban.do girl gang took a working trip to las vegas to check out magic and hang with our besties at bc footwear (spoiler alert!). we also hit up our favorite las vegas hot spots including the neon museumthe pinball hall of fame, and the peppermill. we also finished up a super fun week at ny now and we can’t wait to ship out everyone’s orders. and as for this weekend’s activity? it’s time to BUY YOURSELF A HUGE BOUQUET OF FLOWERS! oh go on, you deserve it. and don’t forget to snap and pic on instagram with the hashtag #bandotodolist. your photo could be featured on our instagram feed…and that’s pretty cool. happy friday, here are some of our favorite links from around the web!

colors! colors everywhere on la jour de samm!

back to cool items on root and rose.

summer beach must-haves on fleur d’elise.

kelly is keeping busy busy busy on kellygolightly.

cute headbands style on carly is inspired.

cute back to school basics on for the frill of it.

lessons in being present in the here and now on fancy treehouse.

what to wear to the school yard on mrs lilien.

a cute clueless inspired outfit on paint the gown red.

an office makeover inspiration on money can buy lipstick.

 

Ban.do loves LA – The Flower Market

if pretty flowers are your thang, you gotta check out the flower market in downtown los angeles. not only does it smell incredible, the flowers are super cheap and crazy fresh. you’ll find flowers there that you didn’t even know existed! here are a few tips to help you navigate your way around. 1) go early. the early bird gets the worm. and in this case…the prettiest flowers. 2) parking…it will most likely suck if you don’t know what you’re doing. we recommend parking at moskatels: they validate with purchase, and you should probably buy something there anyway cuz it’s really cool. 3) don’t buy the first bouquet of peonies that you find (as tempting as it may be)…shop around a bit to find the cheapest vendor. trust us on this one. 4) check out the rainbow roses – they will BLOW your mind.

public admission:
$2 weekdays, $1 saturday

mon & wed: 8am -12 pm
tue & thurs: 6am – 11am
fri: 8am – 2pm
sat: 6am – 2pm
sun: closed

ban.do loves sugarfina!

you know those perfect little candy boxes that seem to be all over instagram lately? they’re from our favorite candy shop, sugarfina! if you’re looking for top notch candy, look no further. they’ve got chocolates, caramels, toffee, gummies; all super cute and SUPER delish! they also carry an array of gifts and stationery. getting something for your bestie? sugarfina is a one stop shop! it’s pretty much the best store EVER. oh, and while you’re there picking up sweets for your sweet, see if you can spot some of our best selling ban.dos! you might even spot the sales associates wearing one or two of our it girl bobbi pins! so if you’re in la and looking for a sugar fix, stop by the following sugarfina locations! tell them the ban.do girl gang sent you.

9495 s. santa monica blvd
beverly hills, ca 90210

889 americana way
glendale, ca 91210