Links I Love

posted on: Friday, January 30, 2015

Happy weekend to you! Here's a round-up of links that have caught my eye lately...

• Feeling the travel bug? See these 52 places to visit in 2015.
• I love the concept of this 30-Day Minimalism Challenge.
• These pretty suede catchalls by West-Elm.
• A ballet barre workout to try at home.
• 8 tips for styling your coffee table.
• Browse a collection of Valentine's Day gift ideas.
• Try this pretty (and simple!) St. Germain cocktail.

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Be My Valentine

posted on: Monday, January 26, 2015

With Valentine's Day arriving in just a few short weeks, I've had my eye on feminine and pretty pink pieces. Here's a collection of styles I'm loving lately for Valentine's Day — hopefully you like them, too! Beyond the always appreciated fresh flowers, wine and chocolate, browse additional Valentine's Day gift ideas for her below: 

Winter Outdoor Basics

Thank you all for the sweet birthday wishes! I enjoyed a nice, fun-filled weekend with friends :) These photos are from last week in Colorado, where I wore a selection of winter basics on rotation, like this black hooded coat and these snow-friendly boots. Whether in the mountains or the city, winter basics like these carry me through the chilly months of the year. (I'd highly recommend checking out this coat — if you're looking for one that's warm, stylish and at a great price!)

Birthday Weekend

posted on: Friday, January 23, 2015

Hello, weekend! This Sunday, I'm celebrating my 27th birthday. (Where does the time go?!) I'm looking forward to some fun plans this weekend to ring in the new year ahead — feel free to follow along here! And, lastly, as I'm reflecting on the past year, I want to thank you for your incredibly kind words and support of my blog. You're all the best!

xo, Laura

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New Arrivals

posted on: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I recently added new arrivals to my shop page — and you can browse them here! I'm loving these soft pink, white and black pieces lately... which would pair perfectly for Valentine's Day, don't you think? :)

Greetings from Colorado

posted on: Monday, January 19, 2015

Hi friends! Checking in from Colorado. This week has been a whirlwind of fun, first visiting friends in Denver and spending the past days in Vail. I've been skiing, showshoeing, rock climbing (#amateur), and taking in all the beautiful mountain views. My boyfriend and I also took a day trip to Aspen, where we enjoyed lunch at White House Tavern, stopping by the Hotel Jerome, and exploring Aspen's charismatic streets and shops. (With two days of vacation left, there's more fun to come!) I hope you have a great week ahead!

Ski Style

posted on: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Today I'm traveling to Vail with my boyfriend to visit his parents and enjoy a week in Colorado. I'm so excited! We have lots of fun outings planned, including skiing, snowshoeing, a little trip to Aspen, and of course a visit (or two!) to our favorite local brewery. While I love Chicago, there's something amazing about escaping the city for a bit to enjoy the great outdoors. I packed lots of warm sweaters, outerwear, and my camera to capture moments throughout the trip. (Feel free to follow along on Instagram, too!) Here are additional styles I love fit for any ski bunny ;)


posted on: Monday, January 12, 2015

{pretty and colorful roses}

{stopping by Harvest Juicery in the West Loop — so good!}

{loving my new pink bikini from Triangl}

{wearing my favorite statement coat, seen here}

{a few of you asked about my leopard clutch — you can also find it here and here!}

{reminiscing a trip to Vail last year... I can't wait to return and ski this Wednesday!}


posted on: Friday, January 9, 2015

Happy Friday, everyone! I'm glad to hear you enjoy these "weekend links" posts, so I'm bringing them back this year — every other week or so. (Thanks again for your feedback!) So here they are, a few links that caught my eye recently:

• A wonderful resolution to be better, not perfect, in 2015. 
20 concealer tips every woman should know.
• How impressive is this DIY faux-marble console? (I'd love to try it!)
• The movies to watch in anticipation of this year's awards season.
• Gorgeous travel photos of the famed Amalfi Coast.
• See the best celebrity #TBTs of 2014 — the awkward stages are rather endearing, actually.
• Endless office and workspace inspiration to keep organized in 2015.

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