Hilary Duff in Ban.do!

it’s no secret that we LOVE hilary duff! our director of social media recently went thrifting and found a lizzie maguire cookie jar and almost flipped out! (no…we’re not kidding). anyways, we love this gal to pieces! the icing on the cake? she loves wearing ban.do twist scarves! she just can’t seem to get enough. her favorites are our blush and polka dot. we also noticed that she loves tying them the classic way. very chic hilary…very chic. looking for other ways to tie your twist? check out this video! oh, and remember when she was spotted with our classic heart iphone case?

Snapshot – July

HELLO SUNSHINE! yellow totally has to be the happiest color, right?! it’s the color of smiley faces, pineapples, lemonade, and sunflowers and if those things don’t make you happy…we don’t know what will! it’s such a FUN color too.  seeing as how this month has been filled with fun field trips (oh hey disneyland) and the arrival of our fun 17-month agenda, it’s no surprise that we were inspired by the color yellow this month. oh, and see if you can spot our yellow twist scarf and yellow drink sleeve in this month’s snapshot. this is july.


Where to buy -The ban.do Agenda

GOING, GOING, AND GONE! whoa you guys. we’re officially sold out of our 17 month agendas! didn’t order yours in time? no worries! there are still ban.do agendas available at select stores. if you absolutely NEED one and can’t live without one, we put together a list of places that still have them available. heck, a ban.do agenda may be right down the street from you. oh, and if you like this year’s agenda, just WAIT till you see next year’s!

(a note to our wholesalers – if you carry the ban.do agenda and would like to be added to the list, just leave us a comment below!)


hattan home
select nordstrom stores
altar’d state
guss & ruby  portsmouth, NH
annie’s blue ribbon  brooklyn, NY
epitome papers edina, MN
the green boutique valrico, FL
hot pink  brentwood, TN
office luxe  gig harbor, WA
village palm grosse point, MI
kennedy’ books lexington, KY
stalhi orlando, FL
pink bungalow verona, NJ
furbish studio raleigh, NC
wrapsody hoover, AL
broadway paper milwaukee, WI
paper place austin, TX
pinnacle packaging  liberty, MO
university of alabama supply store  tuscaloosa, AL
rock paper scissors ann arbor, MI
E.A.T gifts new york, NY
maripoza boutique mcallen, TX
oh hello friend fullerton, CA
dry goods (multiple locations + online)
urbanic paper boutique venice, CA

canadian retailers

bicyclette boutique

college bookstores

7th edition bookstore ivy tech
alabama a&m university bookstore
american university campus store
arapahoe community college bookstore
art center student store
baylor book store
bergen community college bookstore
boston college bookstore
butler bookstore
cameron university bookstore
campus connection south bend
chapman agora shop
cnm bookstore
cnm-jmmc bookstore
columbia college bookstore
confederation college bookstore
depauw university -eli’s books
follett’s booksstore at capital
georgetown university bookstore
georgia state bookstore
humber bookstores
hunter collge bookstore
huntley bookstore/claremont college
ivy tech community college (evansville)
ivy tech community college (lafayette)
ivy tech community college (gary)
ivy tech community college (lawrence)
ivy tech community college (valpo)
james madison university bookstore
kent state university bookstore
k-state campus store at union
lone star collge at conroe center
loyola lakeshore bookstore
marshall university bookstore
marymout california university bookstore
mclennan community college bookstore
mdc bookstore -kendall campus
nhti-concord’s community college bookstore
ohio university
phillips bookstore
ramapo campus store
reading area community college bookstore
rollins college/rice family bookstore
sacred heart universisty bookstore
sarah lawrence bookstore
san francisco state university bookstore
shaheen bookstore
sheridan institute bookstore
skyo fan gear & textbooks
southeastern lousiana university bookstore
st. john’s university – queens campus
st. lawrence bookstore -kingston
st. ambrose university bookstore
stockton college bookstore
student connection -ivy tech
sun devil campus stores – tempe
the university of winnipeg bookstore
the university of miami bookstore
thomas nelson community college bookstore
trent university bookstore
uaf bookstore
university of kentucky bookstore
university of north dakota bookstore
university of scranton bookstore
university of texas/arlington bookstore
university of georgia bookstore
university of florida bookstore
usf bookstore
valparaiso university bookstore
villanova university bookstore
water street bookstore/williams college
west charlston bookstore
william paterson university bookstore
zap shop

link love 7/25

this week was all about FUN! we played hookie and went to the happiest place on earth – DISNEYLAND!!! we did it right too - uber service, sequin mickey ears, dole whip and churros! oh, and we ate lunch at our new favorite oc hangout - the blue bayou! this is totally what we all needed -a summer refresher and a little fun in the sun! wanna see all our disney pics? check out our instagram! happy friday, here’s link love!

a sparkle story on high heels and happy hartz.

chelsea bird shows us how to style a style a twist scarf!

omg, michelle phan is a ban.do fan!

budget friendly beach totes on pretty and fun!

the best 17 months of your life on hibrid.

how to stay cool and stylish on passports and pearls!

beach bound? fathom’s got your go-to essentials.

FUN tote bags green spot blue!

pineapples, palms and pom poms on waiting on martha.

what to take to yoga class on little black blog.

30 mini presents on you are my fave!

lauren’s planner obsessed! we can’t blame her!

everything fab on all things pink and pretty.

::image via idreamofkelly::

staff picks – ali

so it turns out that i’m stuck on a desert island. luckily, my island is less ‘castaway’ and more of an up-and-coming neighborhood that you haven’t heard of yet. there’s a personal chef waiting for me named françois and no scary animals (except for a wild pack of kittens, but they’re not so scary). this is a very chic island, actually. but personal chef or not, there’s no way i’m gonna survive life here if i don’t have some essentials.

chanel le vernis nail color in ballerina: between picking coconuts and playing with these wild kittens, my nails are gonna be trashed. island life is so hard! a coat or two of chanel polish in ballerina will do the trick. it’s the prettiest shade of blush.

the perfect striped tee: i’ve logged a lot of hours looking for the perfect striped tee, so you’re in luck my friend. the winner is from the men’s section at gap and you’re gonna need to get yourself one stat…wait, what? there’s no gap on this island? this is tragic. stock up now.

the ban.do 17-month agenda: on monday i’ve got beach yoga, on thursday i’m weaving a grass skirt, and on friday night i’ve got that kitten cuddling party. yikes, i better write this all down.

ice cream with rainbow sprinkles: i mean, would you wanna live a life without ice cream? i didn’t think so.

diptyque candle in feus de bois: you guys, it’s the little things that are going to get us through these tough times. this candle might be a little thing, but it’s a little thing that smells really, really good. it will remind me of home, and most importantly, will look great in the fancy treehouse françios and i are building.

disco ball: you’re officially invited to my treehouse-warming party. there will be dancing under this disco ball, obviously, so put on your dancing shoes. and would you mind bringing some speakers? i didn’t pack any of those… this one would be perfect!

and that’s about it! it sounds like that zombie apocalypse jen is dealing with is prettttty intense so i think i’ll stay here a while. françios, another mimosa, please!


On the Go-Go-Go!

who isn’t on-the-go these days? in a moment’s notice, you gotta be ready to bounce! throw your cell, ID, and cash into our cross body party pouch for easy grab-n-go access! and, don’t forget to put your drink of choice in your sip sip tumbler (cause let’s face it…you’re probably going to work up a thirst being so busy!). gotta be somewhere  in a flash and don’t have time to style your hair? tie it up with one of our chic twist scarves or one of our girl bands - your hair will thank us later. and lastly, don’t forget to grab your headphones! why? because music makes us H-A-P-P-Y!