February Recap

February was a whirlwind! Diving into a February 2019 recap to recount everything I got into, purchased, a fitness update, and more!

Louella Reese February 2019 Recap | Faux Shearling Coat, Neutral Winter Outfit Inspo

c/o bernardo faux shearling coat (it’s reversible) | c/o joseph a. pleated shoulder mock neck sweater (get 50% off with code LR50)| c/o vineyard vines white jeans | c/o lisi lerch tiger eye hoop earrings


Brixton Joanna Hat in Coat – have it in navy and absolutely love it!
Truffle Clarity Small Clutch 
Clare V. Coin Purse 
Reebok Classic Leather Sneakers 
Zella Sports Bra
Wacoal Bralette
Wacoal Bralette


Again this month, the only item purchased for our home was some beautiful roses from the hubs for Valentine’s Day. They are allstar roses too – they have lasted over two weeks. We did receive a vintage chest from a friend and have added that to our guest room. I am hardcore obsessed and feel it absolutely makes the space! Will be sharing an update of the guest room soon – once we get one more piece to finish it off. 


NYC for NYFW – This was my second year/second season attending NYFW and it was just as magical as the first. This year offered a couple new opportunities such as going backstage to meet with Frankie Boyd (makeup) + Braydon Nelson (hair). Who created the looks for the Chen Peng fashion show. Both guys were incredibly sweet and created amazing looks – Morgan and I were blown away! We also had the opportunity to sit front row for the first time ever and y’all, we were overcome with excitement and gratitude. It was like every dream of mine coming true (seriously, dreamt of that moment since I was a tiny tot). 

Aside from the fashion, we had the opportunity to explore the city a bit. We went shopping and ate lots! Which was a nice change of pace from last year as we barely ate due to our busy schedules. This year we tacked on an extra day so we could spread things out a bit more. One of the highlights of getting the opportunity to explore more, Levain Bakery‘s cookies (the one pictured above). Hands down the best cookie I’ve ever had and if you’re in the city, you NEED to make it a priority to get one. 


The BlackKKlansman – this movie was incredible! John David Washington and Adam Driver were amazing together. I mean seriously one of the best duos ever, they were casted perfectly. The movie is thought provoking, interesting, hilarious (at times), and suspenseful. I would HIGHLY recommend this one!


Easy Meatballs – they are just that, easy! While also being incredibly tasty. Will definitely be making these often! A great recipe for low carb day – for those of you one FWTFL


Readers Favorite: January Recap

My Favorite: What’s In My NYFW Carry On Bag


Space Cowgirl – Hunter Premo
Home Decor Refresh – Cella Jane
Spring Trend Report – Chronicles of Frivolity 
A Romantic Blouse – Gal Meets Glam


Oh, What a World – Kasey Musgraves 


We are back to watching most of our shows – Lethal Weapon and This is Us. Also, Grey’s Anatomy for me. Plus The Carrie Diaries while doing cardio at the gym. To be honest, the series was kind of a struggle to get into at first but now I’m totally hooked. And madly obsessed with Sebastian. Can we all agree that Austin Butler is such a stud and Vanessa Hudgens is one lucky lady!


Petite Crochet Tote with Leather Handles 
Wide-Leg Crop Jeans in White 
The Most Perfect Spring Wedding Guest Dress
Clear Hoop Earrings
The Perfect Boyfriend Jeans


I am still doing FASTer Way to Fat Loss. As mentioned last month, I am down three denim sizes and can notice a significant difference in my body. I’ve now been on the program for 3 months. Recently, I haven’t been able to workout consistently due to a knee injury. So the only body parts getting a workout are my arms, back, and chest. I desperately miss cardio and HIIT – hopefully I’ll be back to it soon. Otherwise, I’m sticking to the carb cycling and intermittent fasting. If you’re interested in finding out. more about FWTFL you can read about my FWTFL experience, FWTFL vs. BBG, and low carb day tips/recommendations  – all on my health & fitness page

Take a look back a previous monthly recaps here

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  1. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    YAY Happy March girl!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    Posted 3.1.19 Reply
  2. Liz wrote:

    Sounds like the most amazing month!! I had the same experienced with The Carrie Diaries, but maybe I’ll give it another shot! Also, that fitness program sounds like just what I need!

    Posted 3.1.19 Reply
    • Definitely was a great one! It is worth the second chance – super addicted to it now. Couldn’t recommend the fitness program more – it has been the biggest game changer for me!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.1.19 Reply
  3. Oh my goodness I love The Carrie Diaries!!! Austin Butler is such a dreamboat!!

    Posted 3.1.19 Reply
  4. Anna English wrote:

    I am dying on the inside that the Reebok Classic Leather Sneakers are making a comeback! I can’t wait to see all the different ways you style them.

    Posted 3.1.19 Reply
  5. Morgan wrote:

    I feel like we just got back from Fashion Week! How is it already time for a February recap?!

    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 3.1.19 Reply
  6. Rachel wrote:

    Such a good month! I love the Emmett cropped jeans you linked, SO cute!


    Posted 3.1.19 Reply
  7. Kileen wrote:

    I love this February recap post! Your jacket is seriously so cute and I love that it’s reversible! & need to try these boyfriend jeans!

    cute & little

    Posted 3.1.19 Reply
    • Aw thank you Kileen! It was amazing at keeping me all warm and cozy in NYC. Yes, I couldn’t recommend those boyfriend jeans more. They are amazing on!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.2.19 Reply
  8. I love those boyfriend jeans, they’re so comfy! I love your monthly recaps!

    Posted 3.2.19 Reply
    • I definitely think I’ll be scooping them up this month! And yay – I am so happy to hear that. They are my absolute favorite to put together!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.4.19 Reply
  9. Kelsey wrote:

    I am excited to get started with FWTF! I’m hoping I get around the same results as you have!!!

    Posted 3.3.19 Reply
  10. Wow good for you girl, sounds like you killed it in February! Isn’t NYFW the best?!

    xoxo Sarah

    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
  11. Sounds like you had a wonderful month 🙂


    Posted 3.4.19 Reply
  12. Lindsay wrote:

    Sounds like a great month! I have been super intrigued by FWTFL and may need to give it a shot!

    Posted 3.7.19 Reply
    • For sure! Yes – I couldn’t recommend more! Please let me know if you have any questions.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.10.19 Reply