Friday Five | No.1

Friday Five, lifestyle | Louella Reese

shop my look: c/o marta scarampi brown cape | brown floral blouse | c/o straight leg pants | straw hat

This week was a busy one! I was off to Charleston mid-afternoon Monday and will be returning home later this evening. We bopped around town staying at four different hotels throughout the week – The Vendue, The French Quarter Inn, The Spectator Hotel, and Harbourview Inn. Each offered a very different feel, atmosphere and overall stay. If you’re interested, I will share a post reviewing each – just let me know in the comments below!

Aside from where we stayed, we checked out a few new to us restaurants, a forever favorite (Basic Kitchen) and took several bike rides. We completely lucked out with beautiful spring weather every single day! Thursday was actually quite toasty and a little a humid – summer is coming to Charleston sooner rather than later! If you’re thinking about visiting Charleston, I would recommend going early-mid spring or mid-late fall.

This week I also relaunched the Louella Reese brand with a whole new look, logo, brand colors, and shared more about what the brand will look like going forward. I am honestly still on cloud nine over the new look and feel of the Louella Reese brand. And so incredibly thankful for all of your love, excitement, and support as well! It has been a wonderful week!

With the new Louella Reese brand comes a few new things here on the blog as well! Today I’m kicking off a new series called Friday Five that I will share every Friday. The Friday Five series will highlight 5 things I’m loving that week and recap the week a bit! Kind of like a morning (or afternoon) coffee chat with a friend – would love to hear about your week or things you’re loving in the comments!

Friday Five


women's linen overalls, Friday five | Louella Reese

Gingham Linen Overalls

What neutral overall dreams are made of! I truly don’t know if I have ever seen a cuter pair of overalls. From the gingham to the linen fabric to the knot ties – it just doesn’t get any cuter! 100% certain this is a pair of overalls you’ll want to live in all summer long…I know I do!


sage green one piece swimsuit, Friday five, lifestyle | Louella Reese

Sage Tie Knot One-Piece

I was doing a little online bathing suit shopping recently and stumbled across this cutie! The perfect simple one-piece swimsuit with sweet knot tie shoulders. I also love the low-back and flattering high leg cut.


lack of color raffia cruiser hat

Raffia Dome Boater Hat

I adore this little hat! My hat loving self is itching to add it to my collection but just can’t decide if this is a style I can pull off! What do you think?


floral ceramic watering can | Louella Reese

Botanical Watering Can

Have you ever, in your whole, seen a prettier watering can? I absolutely have not! This one deserves a permanent spot on a shelf in your home – would be beyond adorable on a shelf in a sunroom, screened in porch or breakfast nook.


embroidered floral sweater for spring, lifestyle | Louella Reese

Marigold Embroidered Sweater

This pretty sweater received a little mention in Wednesday’s post but I felt it deserved a feature of it’s own! Sweetly embroidered florals give this pullover sweater a sunny, spring-ready touch. Looks cute dressed down as shown here but I love the idea of throwing it over spring dresses in the evenings or when on the beach.


photo by Jennifer Austin Photography

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  1. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    The one piece is to die for!

    Lisa |

    Posted 3.27.21 Reply
  2. Stephanie wrote:

    I hope you had the absolute best time in Charleston. I’m looking forward to hearing more about those hotels. I’d love to visit that city one of these days. Maybe when I feel a bit better about traveling. And giiiiirl, I’m swooning over that sage swimsuit! If only I had any excuse at all to wear a swimsuit this summer haha! It’s too pretty. Love this post!

    Posted 3.30.21 Reply
    • I did, thank you! I hope you are able to as well – it is such a special place! isn’t it just the cutest swimsuit – in love with the color and sweet tie details.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.30.21 Reply
  3. Loving the rebranding…everything looks so good! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 3.30.21 Reply
  4. Lizzie wrote:

    OMG I love all off these! So cute! Also love your outfit! The cape and hat combo is so chic!


    Posted 3.31.21 Reply
    • thank you gal! I really just want to hit add to cart for all of them! thank you lots 🙂

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.1.21 Reply
  5. greta wrote:

    Those gingham overalls are so you! I also love the new rebrand!

    Posted 3.31.21 Reply
  6. Mariah wrote:

    I love round ups like this! That gingham overalls are so cute!

    Posted 4.1.21 Reply
    • yay so happy to hear that! aren’t they though? I think I need them…and you do too 🙂

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.1.21 Reply