Take A Leap

Take A Leap, Full Time Blogger, Business Opportunity, New Life Chapter, New Opportunities, Blogger Life, Blogger Office photo by amanda moss // back seat photography

sweater // denim // c/o handbag // sunglasses // phone cover // flats {similar

I started Louella Reese on a complete whim in 2014 when I was extremely bored with my current job and needed a creative outlet {original, I know}. I had no real idea what blogging was or what I was going to make of it. All I knew was I had found Poor Little It Girl on Pinterest and stalked her site for a good three hours. After going through every single one of her posts for the last year or so I wanted to do the same. I wanted to share my looks and talk about style on a daily basis. 

Well for the first six to eight months, that daily basis was more like one time a week, maybe two. And it wasn’t just fashion I talked about. Instead I included recipes, DIY projects, and basically anything I did that was just slightly interesting. I was ALL over the place. There was no consistency, yet I still wanted to be one of those fashion bloggers I had been following for almost a year now. So in late 2015 I decided to create a real plan and be consistent. Once that happened, I fell even more in love with blogging. I became addicted. 

Blogging became such a passion that it’s what I wanted to do 24/7. I thought about it constantly. Everywhere I went, I saw opportunity. Whether it was for a collaboration, a post, or simply an awesome Instagram shot. There never seemed to be enough hours in the day to work on all of the ideas I had or complete all the tasks that go along with blogging. Over the past year and a half that passion has only grown and time seems to be even harder to find! 

So with that, I have decided to take a leap. To follow my true passion and dream. There’s never an exact right time to take that jump or an exact moment when you know you can make it work. BUT there will also be a whole LOT of time where you’ll regret not doing something, if you don’t. So with the love and support of so many friends and family members, I am doing it now. I could not be more excited about it while also being extremely nervous!! 

First, I want to thank all of you! For those of you that have been following since the beginning to those of you that came today for the first time, thank you. I appreciate you from the bottom of my heart. You have let me into your life and allowed me to share my passion with you. For that, I’m truly forever grateful! I cannot wait to continue sharing with you all and providing better and better content. I promise, things are about to get real fun here on louellareese.com

Second {bare with me}, I’d like to thank my husband. Without you, none of this would be possible. You’re the most supportive and encouraging husband a woman could ask for. I love you more each day and thank you for standing by my side through this! 

Third, thank you mom! You have been with me on this from the very first day. I would have never been able to truly get started without you. Thank you for all of long photo shoots, shopping trips, texting me when I have spelling errors, and encouragement. Your support means everything to me! I love you. 

Lastly, to my friends! Thank you for sharing posts, entering giveaways, sending me texts when I get reposted or featured, and your support. Y’all are amazing, I am so grateful for you! 

Basically, I’m super thankful for everyone! Y’all all rock my world and have helped to make this dream come true. I cannot wait to step things up and create some super exciting content for y’all to enjoy. If anyone has anything in particular they’d be interested in seeing here on louellareese.com please reach out to be via email at [email protected] or simply comment below. 


  1. Emily wrote:

    AHH!!! I am so proud of you biff! And I am also so thankful this blogging world brought us together! You’re going to do amazing and I can’t wait to see where Louella Reese takes you next!


    Posted 2.27.17
    • Thank you biff!! I am so thankful it has brought us together as well. One of the best things about this blogging thing.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.27.17
  2. Kristina wrote:

    Congrats girl, this is so exciting!!

    xo, Kristina

    Posted 2.27.17
  3. jessica wrote:

    Congratulations! And my mom still texts/calls me with spelling errors too. Always need a proof reader!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    Posted 2.27.17
  4. This is seriously SO exciting. I cannot wait to see what you do with Louella Reese – CONGRATS MY GIRL!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    Posted 2.27.17
    • Thank you so much sweet friend! I really appreciate it 🙂 Hope to see you soon.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.27.17
  5. Ahhh!!! So very exciting!!! Yay and congrats!!

    Posted 2.27.17
  6. So wonderfully happy for you girl! Can’t wait to see you soar! 🙂

    Posted 2.27.17
  7. Monica wrote:

    Yay! So exciting, congrats, friend 🙂 Can’t wait to watch you kill it (even more!) xox

    Posted 2.28.17
    • Thank you so much Monica! Really appreciate it. You’re seriously the sweetest.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.28.17
  8. Alex wrote:

    So exciting!! Congratulations, and can’t wait to see where you go with the blog next! Xx


    Posted 3.1.17
  9. Lauren wrote:

    This is AWESOME! I am so so excited and happy for you. I cannot wait to see where you take your blog and for all the amazing content to come! So proud of you, friend!

    xo, Lauren

    Posted 3.3.17
    • Aw thank you so much Lauren! I really appreciate your kind words. You’re so sweet.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.3.17

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