I’ve decided that 2016 is my year to turn into a a true #GIRLBOSS. To get myself & the blog together. To come up with a real plan for planning out post & collaborations, my brand, and what it is I want to share with y’all day to day. Last year I really became swept up and distracted by a new job and just overall life. Joshua and I stay pretty busy, I love it but too often it leaves zero time for the blog on the weekends when it’s prime time to get post completed for the week. I’ve decided and know that it’s necessary to dedicate some real time each and every weekend to Louella Reese to provide y’all with quality posts.

With that said, I also want to change up what I post each week. While I LOVE fashion and it’s a HUGE part of who I am, I have a lot of other sides too. You’ve seen a bit of my baking side {though it’s taken a back seat recently} and a little of my crafty/decorating side. But it’s time to share more of  who I am and create some interesting content!

One thing that is incredibly important to me that I don’t believe I’ve shared nearly enough {just a little note in my About page} is my faith. This can be a scary thing to share and open up about. While some love hearing that God is an important part of your life, it can turn others away. I want to stand up for my faith though and share more of that with you while also growing in it myself. With that said, each Sunday morning I’ll be sharing a bible verse. One that stuck out to me and my thoughts/interpretation of it. I hope with these weekly posts to grow closer to y’all through faith, learn more, and maybe help others that haven’t quite found their spot faithfully yet. It’s a journey we’re all on, everyone’s in different places but we can always learn from one another and grow together! Also would love for it to become a conversational type of post with y’all sharing your thoughts and beliefs about the featured verse in the comments or email me {[email protected]}.

Let’s get this journey started y’all!

Faith, Bible Verse, Words To Live By, Quote of the Day, Sunday

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16 KJV 

I saw this verse and felt it was the perfect one to kick off this new series. To me this verse is expressing to us the importance of allowing people to see your faith in you everyday. Allow them to see God is in you by the way you act, the way you express your emotions, and the things that you do. Your faith isn’t something to be turned on with you feel like it or on Sunday but something that should be shining through each day. Through seeing your faith people will know you glorify God and see the “light” that comes from doing so. Seeing the way you carry yourself and act may {hopefully} inspire others to do the same.

What are your thoughts?


  1. Emily wrote:

    I love this series lady! One of my 2016 goals is to get back to my faith, so I am excited to go on this journey with you!! You got this #GirlBoss xox

    Posted 1.17.16
    • Laura wrote:

      That’s awesome Em! I’m so glad we can go on the journey together as well. 2016 is our year to be #GIRLBOSSES for sure 🙂

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.18.16

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