January 2020 Recap

Sharing my January 2020 recap – including several new purchases, movies to watch (and skip), and my favorite restaurant in Charlotte! 

Louella Reese January 2020 Recap


spa headbands – love using them when washing my face or doing a face mask 
neutral notebook planner 
weekly desktop planner
badrot maxi tulle dress  – returned, loved the off the shoulder style but not the largest fan of the skirt 
maxi dress with sequin and floral beading – a little too low-cut for me but oh my goodness soo gorgeous 


Leaning Bookshelf 


HOME  – we stayed home again all month and I have to say I loved it! Especially knowing the travel that’s about to occur February-July. Get ready y’all we are going places!


We actually didn’t watch any movies this month. We stayed busy and also watched our shows – see below


My new favorite low-carb dinner recipe: Beef Stuffed Zucchini Boats – chatted about them in yesterday’s blog post


Belmont Cocktail Club – Joshua and I went here on a whim one night to celebrate something exciting! We did discover it is in fact a great place to grab a cocktail (hence the name) but not necessarily the best spot for grabbing a meal. We kicked things off with the baked pimento cheese which was incredible! For our meal, we opted for the grilled fig panini, pork belly confit, and the Italian panini. All pretty good, just not overwhelmingly great or filling. 

Nellie’s Southern Kitchen – yet again! We absolutely love this place. 

Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails – Joshua and I had the opportunity to try out Lincoln Street’s brunch menu the last weekend in January. Six courses of deliciousness! We both left very full, very satisfied. This spot has turned into one of my favorites since having the opportunity to try their dinner menu prior to their October 2019 opening. I would highly recommend this spot for date night or brunch with the friends. 


Readers Favorite: Budget-Friendly Makeup Favorites

My Favorite: Blessing Bags for Those in Need


A Cozy Cardigan – Gal Meets Glamy’all I could not be more obsessed with this winter look
Creating a Nighttime Routine You’ll Love – Hello Adams Family
My Most Loved Sneakers – Hello Adams Familyso helpful! 
Words of 2020: Power & Space – The Champagne Edit


Next to You – Little Big Town


We finished all three seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Mazel – we both were completely hooked and could not get enough of it. We are definitely hoping season four comes out sooner rather than later. Also, dove back into This Is Us, Riverdale, and Dynasty. This Is Us has been soooo intense and it has me captivated for sure. Dynasty is better than ever and I live for ever episode. Riverdale is just okay and I’m honestly contemplating dropping it. Eeek! 


olive sneakers
the most perfect short drum pendant 
prettiest floral yellow maxi skirt
the perfect faux fur coat 


Still all about FWTFL and have been able to get back to all of the workouts! Which has been absolutely wonderful and definitely helping me get back into the shape I was in before my knee injury last year. I’ve also started yoga and ohhh is my body, mind, and spirit happy. I’ve had it before and I’ll say it again again again, yoga is good for the soul! So happy to be doing it regularly again. 

Thanks for reading my January 2020 Recap. Take a look back a previous monthly recaps here

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  1. Annaliese wrote:

    I didn’t travel anywhere in January either- I think it’s so nice to spend the first month of the year getting settled at home! And loved your Blessing Bag post this month!

    xoxo A

    Posted 1.31.20 Reply
    • Yes girl! Totally agree with you! And thank you 🙂 thrilled you enjoyed that post. I truly loved putting it together!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.31.20 Reply
  2. Morgan wrote:

    Isn’t being home the best?! As much as I love to travel, there’s no place like home! Can’t wait for all your 2020 travel content coming!!!!

    The HER Chronicles [] http://theherchronicles.com

    Posted 1.31.20 Reply
    • The absolute best! Was so needed end of 2019 and bringing of this year. Thanks lady – so excited to share!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.31.20 Reply
  3. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    LOVED this post.. great idea!

    Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    Posted 2.2.20 Reply
  4. Rachel wrote:

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is so freakin’ funny, Chris and I love it! Sounds like you had a great month of rest and relaxation! Love the white bookshelf you bought.


    Posted 2.3.20 Reply