Nothing New – Day 4



I don’t know, what do you think of this cowgirl-meets-Asian-watercolor print? I completely forgot to accessorize in my haste to take pictures, but I’m a chronic under-accessorizer anyway. Does anyone else have this problem?

Wearing: Anthropologie top / Lucky Brand jeans / Sam Edelman boots (similar here)

Because it’s Friday, I’m going to throw a 5 Random Things into today’s post as well.

  1. I can’t even tell you how excited I am about this concept. Tween bras that aren’t sexy, push-up or sparkly. And the creator is 18 years old. Bravo!!!
  2. My favorite is the infinity scarf with the secret pocket. Check out 7 Ways To Wear Your Valuables While Traveling.
  3. We all run into ruts when it comes to creativity. Here are 10 Ways to Boost Creativity by Doing Less
  4. The best website for fashion & beauty I’ve come across lately is Rank & Style. YOU. MUST. GO. SEE. IT. It has reviews and Top 10 lists for everything.
  5. Lindsey over at Thrift and Shout puts together amazing outfits that can cost as little as $17. She always looks cool and proves that you don’t need to spend a lot of cash to have style.

Have a great one!


Nothing New – Day 3

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This is one of those outfits that I’m really comfortable in. The jacket has seen more airports than any other item of clothing I have. It’s my go-to travel layer because it elevates my casual pieces, keeps me warm and looks neat and tidy even after a long day. I’m also a huge fan of cross-body bags because I like to have both hands free when I’m running around. The adjustable straps clip-off on this one and becomes a clutch. Brilliant! It also travels with me often. I love pieces that do double-duty.

Wearing: Trina Turk military jacket / Anthropologie Sandstone top / Levi’s Curve ID jeans / Aquatalia by Marvin K ankle boots / Stella & Dot necklace / World Market earrings / Halogen crossbody bag (on sale, more colors)

Enjoy the day!
x Laura

From the teabag wisdom collection –

“Let love elevate yourself to excellence.”

Nothing New – Day 2


Today was a busy one and I knew it would be. I did take time to call my parents and email some close friends, but forgot to drink water until 3:30. I was so thirsty by that time, I did that gasping chug, chug, chug until I couldn’t hold any more. It was also windy and I think the wind just pulled the water right out of every pore. I got Jackson a new dog bed for his crate and he has been eyeballing it with a certain longing and excitement. Wait until he sees the new bones.

Wearing: Anthropologie cardigan, t-shirt & necklace / Lucky Brand jeans / Franco Sarto flats

Have a great day!

x Laura

“I have lived a long life and had many troubles, most of which never happened.”   — Mark Twain

Nothing New: Day 1

Today is the first day of my Nothing New project. I decided that I’d post pictures of outfits from my closet that include nothing new. No new clothes, shoes, jewelry or handbags. I’m not a big shopper, so it’s not about curbing that. It’s more about the desire to create from what I already have. At this stage in my life, I have a full closet. Some good, some so-so, but what the heck is in there and how can I make it work?

Day 1

In honor of Tax Day I’m wearing all black, and since I’m an optimist, I added a burst of yellow. It’s also chilly, hence the snow-in-spring outfit.



Meet Jackson, my scruffy dog

Do you guys remember Jackson (here’s his baby picture)? We adopted him last June and he’s all grown up now (1 year, 4 months). You’ll probably see him a lot over the next 30 days.

Outfit: Vince sweater/ 7 for all Mankind jeans/ Anthropologie shirt / Ugg boots/ House of Harlow arrow necklace / World Market beaded necklace/ Loft bracelet

Feeling off to good start!

x Laura

What to Buy in April

What’s on sale in April? If you’re looking to maximize dollars and round out your closet over time, then you’ll be shopping for resort wear that hit stores in December/January and is now at a discount. First of season lightweight items like sweaters, dresses, and cover-ups are taking price cuts. You can also find spring-y colored bags and beach totes.

Some to ponder:

Joie Issie Pullover $129, was $258.

Anthropologie Maxi Dress $49, was $168.

Alice + Olivia dress $198, was $396.

See by Chloe tote $476, was $598.

Anthropologie maxi dress $69, was $128.

Your favorite retailer is moving out early spring merchandise in favor of summer. You can still wear everything now and save some money.

Tomorrow I’m kicking off a new series that will feature a personal style challenge called Nothing New. While you may be scooping up April deals, I’ll be confined to what’s already in my closet for the next month. Check in tomorrow to see what the day brings.

x Laura

P.S. my daughter saves the tags from my teabags that have quotes on them. She has a whole collection of them in her room. Today’s teabag wisdom comes from Yogi Throat Coat tea:

Share your strengths, not your weaknesses.