Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Layered up for winter.

These pics are from a few weeks ago when we had just gotten one of our first Michigan snows...my husband has now taken on roll of being my photographer. We are still working on good places to take pictures at our house, but the main focus is the outfits so I guess the scenery doesn't matter entirely to much:)

   I managed to follow a Pinterest link while doing my hair this morning and what do ya know it was easier than I thought to get a big bun on the top of my head!  I love Pinterest. I could spend hours on it.
    For my outfit I'm wearing my black denimocracy French terry leggings ( best pants ever), my cute little Christmas tee with reindeer and penguins on it, my free people denim top, along with my favorite bed stu Manchester boots.  Oh and the coat is BB Dakota:)

Happy Winter and Christmas Eve!

Monday, November 11, 2013

A day outside.

It's that time of the year again... The leaves have fallen and it's time to get them all cleaned up!  I managed a little time to goof off and have my husband take a few photos for my blog since my outfit looked very Fall-like:)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Fall favorites from Jb and me.

    I've been a little overwhelmed with all of the fun styles we've been getting in at the store. Fall truly is my favorite season to shop!
    I love the fact that in the Fall you can layer so many different things together to create new looks.  Here are a few of my purchases from this Fall at Jb and me that I'm really loving...

My BB Dakota Fall blanket coat paired with my oversized RD sweater and a pleather skirt from RD.  On the bottom I have some Free people socks and my Bedstu Fiona boot ( both still available at the store)

My FAVORITE Free People sweater, paired with nikibiki grey leggings and my Bedstu Manchester boot.

Simple oversized FP sweater with my Hudson krista jean and my lovely CAT boot.

My Bedstu FIONA boot again paired with leopard nikibiki leggings...both are so comfy!

Can you tell I like pleather skirts:) here I have on my blue pepper pleather skirt (still at Jb and me) and a simple white tee and BC heels.

What are your favorite things to wear this Fall?


Thursday, September 5, 2013

New Mani and a jeans and Tee kinda day.

Happy Thursday!  We've almost made it to the weekend! Whoo hoo!

    Today for work I decided to keep it simple and wear my favorite t-shirt from Free People.  It's so incredibly comfortable and soft that I own it in three colors:). When you find something you love and wear all the time I believe you should have it in a few color options:)

    I wore my mint green BC heels, which are surprisingly comfortable and layered up some Lenny and Eva jewelry.
    I also got a manicure yesterday and tried out the new almond shape trend. I kinda like it for a change.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Layering it up

I wanted to mix and match some of my summer items I have typically been wearing alone to change up their looks a bit. I started by putting on an ivory tank dress from angelrox.  I then layered my ivory free people slip with a crop top from bcbg. It changed up my clothing items quite a bit and still worked well together. What do you think?


Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor day look

I'm a married woman now, yes I know, I've been distracted from my blogging duties but I assure you for good reason:)

    It's labor day and I worked at the store for a little while. We were opened in Holland until 5, but I was able to get out a little early!
    It's still warm out and we are still able to wear summer clothes in Michigan, although the racks at the store are quickly reminding me Fall is just around the corner.  
   Today I'm wearing a blouse from billabong, ripped up denim by M2F (amazingly comfortable brand), and a free people bra (they are so adorable it's ok if they show a little)
    Dinner tonight at my moms and the weather has gotten a little chillier so I brought along a cardigan from alternative  clothing (new for Fall item at Jb and me).


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spring accessories

I've been loving throwing on a bunch of fun pastel, springy jewelry lately. It not only adds to your everyday outfit but can add a little color too. I'm wearing a new long layered necklace I received from Maribeth and Jamie for my birthday along with a pastel jewel necklace from FOUND. On my wrist I'm wearing a LOVE bangle, a solid gold hammered bangle and a fun mint green Fox bracelet. Layer it up this spring, the more the better!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Travel time.

I'm heading back from Austin, Texas again from a visit to my fiancé. I've been quite the traveling lady lately:).
I always try to wear comfortable clothing when traveling, but also stylish at the same time. I paired my new Bed Stu riding boots with some leggings, my denim top, a fun spring scarf and a bb Dakota tank. Layered up and casual to get back to the cool holland air. One more stop and I'm home from another amazing trip to Texas.

Ps sorry about the photos, I was a little lazy. :)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Summer to winter dress.

So I was pondering what to wear this morning, it was one of those days where I was in a hurry and nothing looked great. I feel like I have been wearing the same items a lot lately and had to switch it up a little. So I found my studded maxi dress (a summer purchase) and added my favorite free people denim top, and my new little booties I purchased this week. It turned out cute and different than my typical jeans and a top look I've been sporting lately. It's always nice when you have items in your closet you can make work year round and I think this dress is one of them for me:)

What do you have in your closet you tend to wear through different seasons?


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Printed denim.

I love the look of printed denim when worn with the right look on top. You don't want to overdo it, so in my outfit I simply paired the pants with a flowy michael stars tank and my free people denim top. Simple solids on top making the pants my outfit pop. I also paired this look with my new 67 booties. Happy Thursday!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dumela Beads.

I affirm you.
I believe in you.
I see the great potentials in you.

    Those are the words behind the amazing Dumela beads bracelet that I am wearing in all of my pictures shown. All of the bracelets are hand crafted by a jewelry designer in Atlanta, Georgia.  The idea behind the design is to wear them alone or even better stack them with more Dumela beads.  You can also wear them with other stackable arm candy you might already own.
    We are seeing everything from pastels to bright colors in the upcoming Spring fashion season and jewelry is going to be a HUGE part of carrying this trend on.
    Jacqui the lines designer describes her bracelets as the following, "Dumela Beads are handcrafted jewelry with a message!  They are more than a fashion trend, they are a daily affirmation.  It is my hope that Dumela Beads will encompass the meaning of "Dumela" with every bracelet sold.  When giving someone a bracelet, you are telling them: "I affirm you, I believe in you, and I see the great potential in you."
    Jacqui uses a variety of beads, natural gemstones, charms and crosses in each bracelet.  All bracelets can be customized or made-to-order.
    I love the look that these bracelets have all layered up with the different wrap bracelets that I own or with a watch and some gold bangles.  The options are endless!
    Contact Jacqui at dumelabeads@gmail.com or click on this link to get to her facebook page to place a custom order.  The bracelet I have on in my pictures with the turquoise stone, and gold angel wing charm retails for $35 to give you an idea of prices.  Happy Shopping!


They even arrive in cute packaging!

I love gold and turquoise together.

Perfect worn alone or layered.

Angel wing charm.

Distressed jeans.

    The style that always seems to come back is the distressed jean look, and boy am I glad that it does. Nothing says Laura like a pair of distressed jeans and a tshirt. Comfy and casual is my absolute favorite look. I just purchased these Hudson krista jeans this week, and am in love with the fit and feel of them. They are a low rise, distressed ankle skinny. Lighter, distressed jeans are coming back this spring/summer who's joining me in wearing them?!

Also pictured with my dumela bracelet and Lenny and Eva bracelet, sanctuary sweater, niki biki cami and CAT boots.

Happy Tuesday!


Monday, February 4, 2013

New hair do with a headband.

So I did steal this hair idea from my stylish boss Jamie, so I can't take the credit for this one:). This is such a fun and easy way to pull up your hair and it looks like hard work but the secret is its not...especially if I can do it because typically my options are straightened, ponytail, braid or bun.

So here are the steps.
Put a headband on top of your hair.
Take your hair and simply pull it up and tuck it into the headband to hold it tight. Adjust it a little and whaaala you have a new do!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Trip to Austin, Texas.

Many of you know I reconnected with my high school sweetheart and am recently engaged:))))), and for those of you who didn't now you do! Life is amazing right now so I wanted to share my trip out to Austin Texas to visit my soon to be family.