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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  • Summer feels here 🌿

Thank you @hmrdesigns for the beautiful flowers. If you’re local to Chicago: check out #MaisonHMR for fresh floral delivery — choose a Designer DIY Box, arrangement, or even a subscription. Now’s the time to brighten someone’s day (or your own!)🌷 #supportlocal #chicago #summertime #hyacinth
  • Becoming a mother has been the most meaningful (and fun) experience of my life yet. And it’s just getting started. To William, my firstborn: I love you now and forever! 💙 #mothersday #5months
  • Spring ahead 🌺

I’m sharing my personal wishlist for spring, along with plans for an upcoming vacation (☀️🌴🍹) plus a major sale I’m shopping now through the weekend 💻 brightandbeautifulblog.com
  • Patiently (or, not-so-patiently) awaiting spring... 🌺 Who else?
There are lots of fresh, warm-weather new arrivals for spring in the ‘Shop’ section on my blog 💻 brightandbeautifulblog.com
  • Happy Valentine’s 💗
  • A clean kitchen (and blow-dried hair) feels like a major accomplishment these days 💁🏼‍♀️ #newbornmom @liketoknow.it #LTKhome http://liketk.it/2JLae

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