Meet Laura

Laura McParlan is the girl behind bright and beautiful, a lifestyle blog dedicated to fashion, beauty and home décor. Based in Chicago, Laura writes her blog as a fun and creative outlet to share everyday musings — all inspired by her feminine and classic sense of style. She has been featured by Chicago Magazine, Refinery29, The Everygirl, Modern Luxury, and has collaborated with brands like Pottery Barn, Lilly Pulitzer, Serena & Lily, Shopbop, and Veuve Clicquot.

Aside from the blogging world, Laura works professionally in public relations. In her spare time, you’ll find her exploring the city, spending time outdoors near the water, listening to good music, enjoying a glass of vino, and traveling whenever possible.

Laura is recently married (she and her husband said ‘I do’ in New Orleans) and currently resides in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. She is expecting her firstborn, a baby boy, this December.

Want to say hi? Ask a question? Collaborate?

Let’s chat! Laura welcomes various opportunities to partner. If you’re interested in collaborating on editorial content, events, or brand representation, or would like rates for sponsored posts, please email: laura@brightandbeautifulblog.com

Previous collaborations and features include…

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  • Where to Find Cute & Cozy Pajamas for Winter (plus, the beginnings to holiday gift ideas) today on my blog 🖤 Visit: brightandbeautifulblog.com

@liketoknow.it #liketkit http://liketk.it/2Hnwx
  • 37+ weeks and feeling ready to meet baby! My preferred “outfit” of choice looks a lot like this these days ;) I shared my favorite brands and places to find cute & cozy pajamas to wear this winter, now on the blog 💭 #pajamalife #37weeks @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2Hkej
  • What’s the best thing you’ve found on Amazon? For me, it’s quite possibly this chandelier... 🙌🏻 Details on the fixture + medallion are linked here: @liketoknow.it.home #LTKhome http://liketk.it/2HcmL
  • #ad No matter my age: the holiday season always feels magical. Each year, I enjoy keeping holiday traditions and embracing new ones. 🖤 With our baby arriving now only weeks away: we’re about to embark on an entirely new adventure — and I’m so excited that this will be our first holiday season with him. Because Thanksgiving falls within two weeks of my due date, I’m thankful my immediate family is traveling to us in Chicago to celebrate this year. Which means: this is the first time I’m “hosting” the holiday! (With plenty of help, of course.) 🦃 With hosting in mind — and being 38 weeks pregnant — I wanted to plan ahead as much as possible. My hope is to create a setting that will feel festive for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I went with a rustic winter look that I absolutely love for the season. I’m thrilled to be partnering with a favorite brand of mine @CrateandBarrel to prepare for the holidays this year. 
Visit my blog to see our rustic holiday table (and also the playlist I’ll be listening to on Thanksgiving!) #CrateStyle #holidaydecor #tablescape
  • It’s 10° and snowy in Chicago — and all I’m craving is a cozy fire and good glass of 🍷

I’m thrilled to be partnering with @crateandbarrel this holiday season to share how I’m preparing a festive tablescape for Thanksgiving (p.s. I’m hosting!) 🦃 Visit my blog THURSDAY for all the details 🖤 #cratestyle #ad #holidayseason http://liketk.it/2GPMi
  • Flashback to last winter... and to waistbands. And heels. And to shoes that simply fit 😂

Currently counting down the final weeks until my due date. Moms: any advice for the last stretch of pregnancy? (Please comment!) All items I’m wearing are here longtime favorites back in stock 🖤  Shop them through the @liketoknow.it app http://liketk.it/2GqE8

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