link love 10/24

so, it’s totally normal that we can’t stop talking about halloween, right? first of all, we’ve been dreaming about this spooky cocktail from gracias madre ever since we saw it on their instagram. second, we can’t decide whether or not we should be gum ball machines, cotton candy, or katy perry for halloween. regardless of what we decide, these girls seem to have the costume thang on lock down! and third…if you’re looking to incorporate ban.dos into your costume, look to these cool cats for inspiration! happy friday, here are our favorite links this week.

learn how to shake it off on kaylee daily!

pretty in pink on layers of meaning.

cute accessories that imitate real life on jojotastic.

read THIS if you have a blog!

getting a mani this weekend? check these out!

9 halloween costumes made from balloons on studio diy!

a touch of retro on shop and twirl.

decorating your home office? mustache melrose is sharing her fun finds.

cute and whimsy on she’s just smitten.

the cool girls gift guide.

 ::image via max wanger::

staff picks – christina

FINALLY! all of my casper dreams will be realized – we’re going to a house party in a haunted mansion! before you freak out, just breathe. you’ve got this. and i’ve got THESE fun essentials to make sure you’re cute and ready to party…sans the scary halloween costumes, of course.

ban.do party banner necklace: when thriller comes on and everyone starts dancing, there’ll be no time for chit chat! just make sure you have your party banner necklace on to let everyone know what you’re all about – good times!

asos cat shift dress: it’s halloween so you can pretty much bet that there’ll be black cats around every corner. and, if you’re a crazy cat lady like me, you’ll probably buy anything with cats on it….and if it has cats and sequins? total game changer!

starburst candy corn: you’re going to be partying till the sun comes up so you’re going to need a little sugar fix. these starburst candy corns are basically the best thing EVER. trust me.

manic panic pastel-izer: everyone knows that you don’t want to be basic when it comes to dressing up for halloween. for all you unicorns out there, you’ll want to get this stuff. you add it to any dye and it instantly turns it into a pastel. IT’S MAGICAL!

black cat mask: a little black dress, kitten heels, and a black cat mask can be an quick and easy costume. just make sure you brush up on your cat puns…you’ve got to be kitten me right, meow!

hocus pocus: wanna pre-game? turn on hocus pocus while you’re getting ready and remember that, yes…sarah jessicas parker did have film roles before sex and the city.

ban.do black mini heart: dressing up like a cute zombie? everyone knows that zombies still have hearts. so make sure you wear yours!

-christina

link love 10/17

it’s friday already!? holy smokes. we’ve been SUPER BUSY all week getting ready for another ban.do photo shoot! we’re rounding up the usual props to have on set (disco balls, confetti, streamers) and also some new wild & crazy stuff too. we’re upping our game this time so expect something EPIC! we gotta break the mold, ya know? we also can’t wait to see our friends kelly, nyrie, and max. if you want to be in on the FUN, make sure you’re following us on instagram for all our behind the scenes moments! happy friday, here’s link love.

feeling bling-y on the cheap chicas guide to sytyle.

25 must-pack items for a tropical getaway on pretty prudent.

we want everything on beauty bets’ love list!

hooray hooray hooray for haute child in the city.

a what’s in my bag post that you’ll want to check out on the steele maiden.

a watermelon themed party? uh, count us in!

the cutest and latest edition of dressing your bump on oh joy!

77 christmas presents that won’t break the bank on popsugar.

the BEST way to celebrate your birthday on lucky day!

mrs. lilien’s is coveting some pretty cool items!

::image via our instagram::

who’s thirsty?!

it’s fall (even though it’s still hot as heck in L.A.) and you know that means…HOT HOT drinks! keep those apple ciders, mulled wines and spiced chai lattes warm and cozy in your very own hot stuff thermal mug.  these cuties can hold up to 16 ounces and will keep your hot drinks hot for hours on end! they come in three adorable prints including: gems, but first coffee, and blah blah blah.

and don’t forget about our sip sip tumblers! they’re clutch for your upcoming road trips and summer-y winter days (hello global warming). did we mention that they make for a perfect addition to your home or office?! can you imagine the instagram pictures??!  oh, and apparently vampires really like’em too.  proof here.

and last but not least, our too cold to hold drink sleeves are the MOST FUN and definitely the CUTEST drink sleeves around. take them to hawaii for your besties wedding or on holiday with your girl gang! you’ll look cute by the pool and it’ll keep your hands (and drink) cool. we’ll cheers to that!

::images via max wanger::

STUDIO INTERN WANTED!

WE’RE LOOKING FOR A STUDIO INTERN! yay! are you a detailed oriented, multi-tasking superstar who is motivated and willing to help out on anything and everything? we’re looking for people who are extremely organized, hard working, efficient, responsible, resourceful and drum roll please…proactive! we are looking for someone with a “can-do” attitude, problem solving nature, and won’t stop until the job is done. we’re a hard working, busy bunch so we need someone to help us out! oh, and a love for all things ban.do, bright colors, sequins, candy, polka dot straws and bubbly water is a plus! here are some of the fun tasks that could be all yours:

- office organizing and cleaning

- inventory

- assisting with shipping

- basic errands

- hanging out with the ban.do crew

- would be awesome if you had a car and a laptop

-  must be in the los angeles area

- and any and all awesome things awesome that pop up here at the studio.

this position is unpaid and available now.  so what are you waiting for? shoot us an email to info@shopbando.com with the subject line AWESOME INTERN.  send us your resume, any other info you would like to share, and tell us why you would be the best ban.do intern ever.

and if you’re not a fan of commitment, we’re ALSO looking for photo shoot interns for october 20-21st. email info@shopbando.com with the subject line PHOTO SHOOT INTERN and come help out on the funnest set in town!

::image via max wanger::

balloon time!

have you guys seen the incredibly cool  inflated/deflated balloon series? it’s a project done by three creative gals based out of chicago. the pics have been all over pinterest for a while, and they are awesome. anyway, we were so inspired by their work that we decided to try it out for ourselves.  we did have over 100 balloons in our studio for our birthday, remember?! which ones are your faves?