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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  • 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
  • Celebrating 1 year of marriage — and counting down 5(ish) weeks ‘til meeting our little babe 🖤
#anniversary #love #8monthspregnant #winterbaby
  • October in Lincoln Park 🍁🍂
  • Taking some time to slow down and embrace the fall season 🍂 Why does autumn always seem to go by so quickly? And with baby arriving before Christmas — I’m excited for November! Some things I’m looking forward to... Thanksgiving with family, 2 major partnerships with brands I love, finishing our baby’s nursery, and time with my husband to enjoy our last days as “just us two.” 🖤

You can shop my leopard dress 🐆 and dècor through the @liketoknow.it app ✔️ http://liketk.it/2Glcj #LTKfall #LTKhome #fallfashion #leopardprint
  • I loved visiting this beautiful flower shop while in Paris earlier this year... 🌺

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