Friday Five | No. 5

Louella Reese Friday Five, lifestyle

Happy Friday! Back with another Louella Reese Friday Five. This week flew by thanks to a very busy schedule. Not as productive as the past two weeks but had the opportunity to spend some time with my best friends and try out a few new spots in the Charlotte area. The quality time was definitely worth having a to do list with quite a few items remaining on it! As I said last week, some weeks are more productive and successful than others, something I am learning to be okay with! 

There were two additional posts published this week on the blog – affordable summer dresses to shop now & 10 summer books to add to your summer reading list. As well as one new reel on Instagram, a couple of posts and several daily looks shared on the LTK app

This weekend we are home getting a few things done around the house and yard. Honestly very excited about it! It may be a little crazy how much I enjoy home projects and adding more plants to our yard #adultlife. Below I’m sharing one item to update your front porch with for the summer season and a few warm weather inspired pieces!

Louella Reese Friday Five

Five Things I’m Loving this Week

sage workout shorts, activewear | Louella Reese

Traveler Shorts

I’m not sure what I love most about these Abercrombie shorts—the sage color or the breezy fit. They would be great styled with a simple tee or oversized linen shirt.


self care inspiration | Louella Reese

Self Reflection Notepad

Self care has become more and more important to me over the past year. As I know it has with so many others. This notepad inspires you to take a little me time to reflect, take care of yourself, and focus on the positives. A great gift for yourself or any woman in your life.


just peachy front door mat | Louella Reese

Just Peachy Doormat

Tell me this doormat doesn’t put a little smile on your face! Welcome playful summer vibes to your front porch with this little cutie.


affordable summer denim shorts

Denim Mom Shorts

Whether you prefer light wash, medium wash, or dark wash, a pair of denim shorts is a timeless staple. This pair from Abercrombie has a great high-rise for a flattering and comfortable fit.


affordable cabana stripe beach towel

Reversible Cabana Striped Beach Towel

This affordable cabana striped towel is the ideal towel for your beach tote. Plus it’s under $15 and available in three additional colors.


Louella Reese Friday Five, Weekly Top Finds | Louella Reese

Are you enjoying these Louella Reese Friday Five posts? Let me know in the comments. Love getting your feedback! Happy weekend y’all!

photo by Jennifer Austin Photography

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  1. Tracy wrote:

    These are such great picks! That door mat is just so cute!


    Posted 4.26.21 Reply
  2. Mariah wrote:

    The shorts, the towel! All so ready for summer!

    Posted 4.26.21 Reply
  3. Stephanie wrote:

    I’m starting to think I need to do an Abercrombie haul! All of those shorts are so great – and goodness knows I’m terrible at shopping for shorts (and pretty much just wear jeans all year). You’ve always got the best taste. Also, I find that doormat to be ADORABLE!

    Posted 4.27.21 Reply
    • with you on that girl friend! maybe we’ll both find our perfect pair of denim shorts!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.28.21 Reply
  4. I feel like Abercrombie always nails it when it comes to shorts, and they are usually my go-to for denim styles but these traveler style look like no exception. May need to snag a pair! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 4.27.21 Reply
    • I have heard this from so many people! I’m planning to order several pairs/styles to give them a try. hoping to find the perfect pair!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.28.21 Reply
  5. Rach wrote:

    Oo I’ll have to check out those mom shorts! I’ve been looking for something like that!

    Posted 4.27.21 Reply
  6. Lizzie wrote:

    These are so cute! The self-reflection note pad is a great idea!!


    Posted 4.27.21 Reply
  7. Love a great pair of denim shorts, that gingham top really pairs well with them. I feel like packing up a picnic now!
    xo Jaimie

    Posted 4.28.21 Reply
  8. Amanda wrote:

    I so need those traveler shorts! The color is beautiful & they look so stylish yet comfy.

    Posted 5.3.21 Reply
  9. Kristina wrote:

    Love those Abercrombie shorts! Would totally grab them if I wasn’t preggo!

    Posted 5.12.21 Reply