Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

Can y’all believe 2017 is officially here? I cannot. 2016 flew by! It was a year of challenges, celebrations, changes, growth, and so much more. While it was one of the BEST years yet, I cannot wait to dive right into 2017 and see what the year has to offer. I’m sure many of you feel the exact same! 

Before we totally dive into 2017, I wanted to take a quick moment to look back at some of my favorite and y’all’s favorite looks from 2016. And again, say thank you, to all of you! You have made this little space of the internet SO much fun! I have really enjoyed connecting with y’all more last year and growing relationships. I look forward to doing that even more so in 2017. Also would love to hear more of what y’all would like to see on Louella Reese. Please comment below or email me at Whether it’s recipes, party ideas, fashion, blog tips, or whatever else. I am totally open and ready to hear some ideas! 

Now let’s take a look back at that fashion! 

Winter Style, OTK Boots, Draper James, Draper James Circle Handbag, Floral Dress, Prada Sunglasses

January was all about trying out over the knee boots and my first cape! Original post here.

Cynthia Steffe, Cynthia Steffe Anya Embroidered Ponte Shift Dress, Date Night Style, Loeffler Randall Clutch, Leopard Sandals

February I headed to Charleston for a little gals getaway with my mom. This little blue number was a definite pick for a gals night out. Original post here

Spring Style, CeCe by Cynthia Steffe Dress, Draper James Circle Handbag, Kendra Scott Danielle Earrings, Michael Kors Gold Watch, Nude Sandals

In March, I shared another look form our time in Charleston. This time, it’s all about brunch attire {or another date night option}. Original post here.

Loft Stripe Tunic, Loft Cargo Pants, Vera Bradley Angled Bowler, Espadrille Wedges, Prada Cat Eye Sunglasses

In April, I finally found the perfect cargo pants. Original post here

Concord Mills Sale, Summer Style, White Midi Skirt, Steve Madden Carrson Heels, Leopard Crossbody, Chambray Shirt, Date Night Style

May it was all about shades of blue with the sweetest white midi skirt. Original post here.

Louella Reese 2016 Favorites, Top 2016 Looks, Top Looks of 2016

Come June I finally got to sharing our engagement photos. Which also included one of my favorite looks from the summer season. Original post here.

LWD, Summer Dress, Louella Reese LWD, J.Crew Style, White Eyelet Dress, Nashville

July was pretty exciting when I was able to share all of my looks from shooting in Nashville. This look was by far my favorite one! Original post here

Museo Wide Leg Pants, Anthro, Anthrofinds, Anthropologie Finds, Summer Style, Summer Date Night, Summer Girls Night Look

In August, I tried out some new trends. Ones that were well outside of my fashion comfort zone. With this look, I think the risk paid off. One of my favorites to date. Original post here.

Tory Burch Marion Diamond Quilted Tote, Loft Mixed Media Peplum Top, Citizens of Humanity Boyfriend Jeans, Bp. Luminate Open Toe Sandals, David Yurman Cuff

In September, I found my boyfriend jeans again. Haven’t turned back since. Original post here.

Anthropologie Betony Swing Dress, Swing Dress, Ivanka Trump Claudia Small Saddle Bag, J.Crew Oversized Crystal Earrings, Navy Statement Earrings, Treasure & Bond Winsor Block Heel Bootie

In October, I tried out the half up topknot and became hooked. Also found the sweetest swing dress on super sale. A total win right? Original post here.

Chelsea28 Lace Back Sweater, Fall Style, Frame Skinny Jeans, Henri Bendel Satchel, Half-up Top Knot, Steve Madden Carrson Sandals

November offered cooler temps. Which meant I could start pulling out some sweaters. This lace back one was by far one of my favorite purchases for the season. my favorite fall item. Original post here.

ML Monique Lhuiller Navy Lines Dress, Elizabeth Cole Seafom Issey Earrings, Halston Heritage Handbags Rose Gold Oblong, David Yurman Cuff, Hammered Gold Bangles

December was full of Christmas party and New Years Eve dresses. This one was my absolute favorite {Joshua’s too}. Original post here.

I hope y’all enjoyed a little trip down 2016 memory lane from Louella Reese. Taking a look back is so fun, to see how your fashion tastes change and some trends you might want to try out again. It’s a great way to grab some inspiration and also remind yourself what items didn’t work out. There’s always a couple, right? 

I can’t wait to share new looks with you soon! Please bare with me a bit as we had an unexpected trip out of town for five days during Christmas break and once we arrived back home a wicked cold showed up. Any get over cold quick tips you have would be greatly appreciated!

Happy New Year y’all. Thank you again for all of your support, comments, shares, and emails. I appreciate each and every one of you! 




  1. January 3, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Just stumbled across your blog. This outfit is so cute. If the palazzo pants were taking a risk please take more lol. You pulled that look off flawlessly. So sad they are out of stock lol.

    ♥ Camille
    Guilty of Glitz

    • January 3, 2017 / 12:40 pm

      Aw thank you so much gal! You’re the sweetest. Wish they were still in stock for you as well.

      xo Laura Leigh

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