Outfits

I’m back from sunny San Diego and ready to jump back into my normal daily routine! In this final edition of cousin style, I’m sharing the last set of photos from our photoshoot in Denver. Katelyn and I had both selected a few favorite pieces from Sparrow Boutique, so we found a few different ways to style some outfits for autumn. The green jacket I wore in a few posts back was at the top of my list along with this dark purple Madison cold shoulder turtleneck sweater. It has already become a staple since the temperatures dropped a bit.

cold shoulder sweatercold shoulder sweatercold shoulder sweaterKatelyn and I had so much fun on this shoot with Jenna Sparks Photography. I got to explore a little bit of the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver. From a sweet little coffee shop to fun architecture and an old record shop. It reminded me a bit of East Nashville. I loved the charming and friendly vibes of the area.

cold shoulder sweater

cold shoulder sweater

cold shoulder sweater

cold shoulder sweater

Cold Shoulder Sweater- Sparrow Boutique // Jeans- Amuse Society from Lulus // Loafers- Target // Bag- Hush Puppoes // Sunnies – Lulus // Necklace- Lee & Birch // Earrings- Target

cold shoulder sweatercold shoulder sweatercold shoulder sweaterAlso, if you’re looking for a good pair of loafers this season, I highly recommend checking out Target’s shoe collection. Both these ones that I’m wearing and these Gucci look-alikes are everything. Target is killing the style game lately. Anyone else loving their new brands? I’m a big fan of the Who What Wear collection and the A New Day collection.

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cold shoulder sweater

I’m ready to tackle some outstanding tasks since I left for California and get some housework done this week. Looking forward to getting some rest this weekend for the first time in weeks. It’s going to be glorious.

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Last week was a total whirlwind. This fall transition has been quite an interesting one so far. After returning from Colorado, we spent only a couple days at home in Nashville before taking off to Michigan for a packed weekend of family events. Since we had Friday evening open, we grabbed dinner with my parents at the boat club to enjoy a bit of calm before the storm. fall transition
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Saturday was my niece’s 2nd birthday, so we had a tea party at my sister’s house in the morning. Then, later that evening we went to a friend’s wedding reception where I got to be their photographer. It was a busy but fun day.
fall transition fall transition Tank- Target // Kimono– Target // Jeans– Lulus // Freye flats – Olive Ave Boutique // Hat– Target // Necklace– Lulus
fall transitionI’m heading to San Diego in a couple days for a Book-Based Business Intensive with some of my teammates and I’m excited to meet some of our Self-Publishing School students from the past couple of years. It’s always fun to watch people take the next big leap in building their business and I know it’ll be the kick in the pants I need to work more steadily on my side hustle. I look forward to sharing a bit of southern California with you all on Instagram as well, so be sure to keep a look out for my stories.

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I’m back with more cousin style from my trip to Colorado. These photos were taken in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver, an area that I was a big fan of. I’m so glad I had Katelyn to show me around all the cool parts of the city. After we grabbed iced lattes at Hudson Hill, we stepped out into the hot summer air and walked the streets to discover the beauty and architecture near Pearl Street.

capitol hill

capitol hill

Before autumn totally sets in, I wanted to get in a few more days of wearing cool tones. Fortunately the Denver heat made it still feel like summer, so I didn’t feel entirely silly wearing white pants and loose, summery tops. I also think the ‘no white after Labor Day’ is ludicrous and that rules are made for chumps. 😉

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Top– Free People from Lulus // White Distressed Jeans– Free People from Lulus // White Tee- Old Navy // Shoes- Freya Flats from Olive Ave // Sunglasses– Lulus (on sale!) // Earrings- Target

capitol hillKatelyn is wearing the Yule Time dress from Sparrow. 
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Steve calls this my “parachute shirt” and it always makes me laugh. It does remind me of the kindergarden days of playing with a giant parachute in gym class. Ya know, where you get in a circle with all your classmates and lift the parachute up really high while still holding on, and then going underneath it like a dome? Anyone?

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capitol hill

Well, that’s all for now. It’s been an extremely heavy day and I’m just trying to take deep breaths and keep my chin up. My thoughts and prayers go out to anyone affected by the senseless and violent act in Las Vegas last night. I’m also heartbroken over the news of Tom Petty. What a tragic day.

Stand your ground, friends.

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Last week while in Denver, Katelyn and I had some photoshoot fun downtown for a collaboration with one of our favorite shops, Sparrow Boutique. They offer great styles for business casual lady bosses with a wide array of premium denim, chic dresses, unique handmade jewelry, and so much more. They provide a balance of current trends and classic styles at unbeatable prices. They have a brick and mortar located in West Michigan, but ladies from afar can just shop their online boutique here.

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It felt very nostalgic working on blog things together again. It was just like the old days when we blogged at Relatively Offbeat and were roomies in Grand Rapids. It’s crazy how we’ve each lived in our new cities for over two years already. It always feels good to spend time together.

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sparrow boutiquesparrow boutiqueI decided to go for a suede-on-suede look to welcome autumn. I’m really loving army green hues with brown right now. I realized my last few shopping purchases were all green. I guess when I know what I like, I’m all in. This Jack by BB Dakota jacket was one of the first things I fell in love with at Sparrow Boutique this season. It’s getting me excited for jacket weather in Tennessee. Although I was only home from Colorado for a couple of days before heading up to Michigan (where I am now), the weather still wasn’t even close to feeling autumn-like. Hopefully when I return next week it’ll be a tad cooler so I can start wearing layers.

sparrow boutiqueJack by BB Dakota Jacket– Sparrow Boutique

Suede Dress- Sparrow Boutique

sparrow boutiqueIf you haven’t already checked out and followed Katelyn’s blog, you can find her at The Suitcase Blonde. Her Instagram handle is also @thesuitcaseblonde. Give her a follow, you’ll love her as much as I do! Isn’t she stunning?!

sparrow boutiqueKatelyn’s wearing the Beso Lace-Up Blouse from Sparrow Boutique.

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Photos by Jenna Sparks Photography

Cheers to the beginning of autumn! I hope you all have a great weekend.

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It’s been a minute.

I think I’m going to do a full blog post soon about mindfulness and eliminating distractions because I’ve learned quite a bit from making some small changes this past week. But for now, I’m going to share some shots from the other night when the sky was golden and I finally got to spend some time outside in the fresh air. I love the way the setting sun makes everything in the city glow.

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glowEver just feel like you can’t keep up with anything that life is throwing at you? That’s been me the past couple of weeks. I feel like I’m treading water and wearing myself out just so I can keep my nose above water. I’m in this constant cycle of working overtime in order to feel less stressed and then feeling more stressed because all I think about is work. I need my mind to just quiet down long enough for me to get some sleep, which is also a rarity lately. I don’t remember the last time I felt this un-rested.

glowglowI know it’s only Tuesday, but I’m already looking forward to this weekend because it’s going to be one of no plans. Steve will be heading up to Illinois to play a show on Saturday so I’m genuinely looking forward to having some quiet ‘Laura time.’ I think it’ll do me good to have some time alone to let myself relax. I’m going to hit reset and let myself completely recharge before we head to Denver next week, which I’m SUPER excited for and I think it’s coming at the perfect time. Steve and I are heading there together to go visit my cousin Katelyn and her husband Alex. They’re both our cousins and some of our very best friends. We’re going to see NEEDTOBREATHE play at Red Rocks (Katelyn and I went together last year), and then we’re going to spend some time in other parts of Colorado exploring and spending quality time together.

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T-shirt- Old Navy // Pants- Who What Wear Striped Skinny Crops from Target // Trench Coat– Lulus // Flannel shirt- Abercrombie & Fitch // Shoes- Vinnie Louise // Necklace- Doxahlogy // Sunglasses- H&M

About my outfit: I recently bought these pinstriped skinnies from Target’s Who What Wear collection and they’ve quickly become my favorite pair of pants that I’ve probably ever owned. They are so versatile and comfortable. With an elastic waistband and stretchy material, they’re easy to wear with almost anything. You can dress them up with a blouse and heels or just wear them with a t-shirt and sneakers. This is exactly my kind of item.

glowglowglowglowI hope you all have a productive week followed by an exciting or restful weekend. <3

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