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 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.