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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  • Happy 1 Month to our William! You arrived a week ahead of schedule, ready to meet the world on December 9. Since then, we’ve celebrated Christmas and New Year’s together — plus your first road trip. You love your activity play gym, contrast board books, bath time, big stretches, and lots of cuddles. We can’t wait to watch you grow! 💙

@liketoknow.it #liketkit http://liketk.it/2IXHU
  • Tomorrow marks 1 month with William 💙 I am so thankful to be a mommy to this sweet boy! #newborn #babyboy #onemonthold @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2IV2J #ltkfamily
  • Cheers to 2020! My first post of the new year is published to my blog, sharing reflections on 2019 and hopes for the year ahead 🕊
  • A toast to 2019 🥂 The last year offered a lot to celebrate, personally: Our first year of marriage, a European honeymoon, a new home, and our firstborn baby. There were ups, downs, and everything in between — but I’m leaving 2019 feeling incredibly blessed, honestly a bit tired (haha) and total happiness for the new year. May your 2020 bring you love, joy, and whatever you may be wishing for 🕊

@liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2IAqQ
  • Newborn snuggles are the best 🥰
  • What are you doing New Year’s Eve? 🥂 
With being #3weekspostpartum and a newborn at home, I’m happily ready for a cozy night in — with champagne, of course! I found this sweater dress that’s perfect for a casual #NYE (and all winter long) available for $98. Shop details through the @liketoknow.it app or on my blog 🖤 @liketoknow.it #LTKunder100 http://liketk.it/2IvZG

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