February Recap

A little February recap! Including a couple of items purchased for the upcoming Spring season!

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Clothing Purchased:
Cleobella Finbar Tote 
Mar Y Sol Tulum Crocheted Tote
Soludos Wedge Lace-Up Espadrilles 
Free People Ruffle Ankle Socks
UO Ribbed Turtleneck Mini Dress {on sale, under $25}

Home Items Purchased:
Guess I was so busy in February I completely forgot to pick anything up for the house! #whoops

Where I Went:
NYC for NYFW – I have been sharing tons of content from NYFW so I am sure you are over hearing about it haha. If you happened to miss anything, you can find all NYFW posts here.

Charlottesville, VA – Last weekend I headed to this sweet college town for a girls getaway! We had the best time exploring the town and visiting several vineyards {especially the wine tasting part}. Stay tuned as I’ll share a travel diary + guide on Monday. 

Movies Watched: 
Only The Brave: So you may know, I have a crush on Miles Teller, which was my number one reason for wanting to watch this movie. After watching, I was even more blown away by the actor. I also gained an even larger respect for the men {and women} that fight fires to protect land, neighborhoods, and their neighbors. It’s an amazing movie that I highly recommend. 

Recipes Tried:
Creamy Herb Chicken – Honestly, I was super impressed with myself after trying this recipe. Our dinner looked like we had just been served at a snazzy restaurant. The best part, the recipe is incredibly easy! 
Frozen Hot Chocolate – One of my favorite desserts ever! 

Favorite Blog Posts of the Month on Louella Reese:
Reader Favorite: National Chocolate Lovers Month & Three Hairstyles for NYFW 
My Favorite: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Joshua

Favorite Blog Posts of the Month:
The Only House Plants I Can Not Kill – My Style Vita
Instagram Tips: My Photographer’s Thoughts on Aesthetic Edits – The Champagne Edit
A Dress Lover’s Guide to Denim – Gal Meets Glam
Everything You Need to Know About Ice Rolling – Covering the Bases

Favorite Song of the Month:
Man of the Woods – Justin Timberlake 

I am still reading 5 Minutes with Jesus: Peace for Today and again, still absolutely loving it! After joining a life group/bible study, I started Craving Connection: 30 Challenges for Real-Life Engagement. It is AMAZING! A great book for women of all ages to read. 

TV Shows Watched/Watching:
We are still watching This is Us and Lethal Weapon. We just caught up on Nashville and for the first time in a LONG time I am really into it. Of course, they are now on hiatus until June ughhh! Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal are also on hiatus, so waiting for those to return. Joshua and I also started watching the Waco series. Wow! My mind is blown basically every minute of the show. Looking forward to watching the last three episodes. 

Take a look back at my recaps from JanuaryDecemberNovemberOctoberSeptemberAugustJulyJune, May, and April

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  1. I love your recap! I’ll have to check out some of the blog posts, some of them sound interesting.

    Posted 3.2.18 Reply
  2. lydia wrote:

    Thanks for sharing this february recap girl! really loving all the recaps and everything you did / bought.

    also, love me some nashville and scandal.

    xo, lydia

    Posted 3.2.18 Reply
    • Of course gal, thank you for reading!! Yay – glad to have a fellow Nashville and Scandal fan.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.5.18 Reply
  3. Taylor wrote:

    this is the first time i’ve read one of your monthly recaps and I love the layout of it! so i’ve never watched this is us (I don’t think I’m EMOTIONALLY ready for it, ha) but I do want to start watching nashville. I randomly saw a few EPISODES a few years ago but it just looks like a good binge worthy show!

    ps. i just signed up for your newsletter so i wont miss anymore posts. thats one of my goals this year is to keep up with my favorite girl’s blogs!

    xo! Taylor

    Posted 3.2.18 Reply
    • Aw thank you gal! I really appreciate that. Yeah, This Is Us is quite emotional, almost every episode. Nashville is great! It’s been picking back up lately and I love it. Thank you so much for signing up for my newsletter! That is so sweet of you!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.5.18 Reply
  4. Taylor Aube wrote:

    Such a fun round up! Hope you had a blast at NYFW! I love that pink coat by the way

    Posted 3.2.18 Reply
  5. Looks like you had a fun and exciting Feb. I have not seen Only the brave and I will have to check it out 🙂

    ❥ tanvii.com

    Posted 3.2.18 Reply
  6. That movie sounds great! Those 2 recipes sound so delicious!

    Posted 3.2.18 Reply
  7. Morgan wrote:

    I always love reading these recaps of your month! They remind me to try new recipes and catch up on my tv shows I have recorded! haha

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    Posted 3.2.18 Reply
  8. Anna English wrote:

    Soludos always makes the best espadrilles! i can’t wait to see how you style yours.

    Posted 3.3.18 Reply
    • Couldn’t agree more! I already have four looks coming to the blog soon featuring them. I’m obsessed haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.5.18 Reply
  9. roxy wrote:

    The FP ruffled ankle socks are SO cute! I think I may have to get a pair.

    Posted 3.4.18 Reply
  10. Kim wrote:

    That creamy Herb Chicken looks delish! I am going to have to try it ASAP!


    Posted 3.4.18 Reply
  11. Stephanie wrote:

    I love recap posts like these. Such fun! I’m glad you enjoyed Charlottesville. It’s one of my favorite places. The wineries are everything!

    Posted 3.4.18 Reply
  12. Lindsay wrote:

    Those espadrilles are too cute! sounds like you had a fun and busy month

    Posted 3.5.18 Reply
  13. Emily Wilkinson wrote:

    Such a fun month! I want to try that herb chicken!

    Posted 3.6.18 Reply