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Cheers to my first solo outfit post since Ava was born!  I honestly wasn't sure if I was going to keep doing these or not... Having a baby has completely changed my priorities.  But I have missed it some, so if I have the time and inspiration to do one, then I will.  If I don't, then I won't!  This is kind of how I feel about everything right now.  If it feels good, then yes, if it feels draining, then no. 

I will say this is a way for me to exercise my self confidence, which I admittedly talked about on an instagram post the other day after cutting my hair.  You can feel so silly and guilty even worrying about your postpartum self when you have this beautiful little baby in your life!  But at the same time, I think it should be talked about for that very reason, b/c all of our feelings are valid.  When there is shame and guilt around something, it should be looked at and examined.  It has been trying learning to love my postpartum body and all it's millions of changes.  I'm pretty positive if you are human and you have had a baby, you probably have felt some of the same things.  It's a whole new world post baby... the extra pounds, the hair loss, the skin changes, the way you function below the waist, joint issues, perpetually less sleep... just to name a few.  It all adds up and can be easy to feel self defeating.

So, I'm working on it.  That's all I can say.  I'm learning to cut myself some slack, to focus on more important things, and remind myself it's a transition.  That's why they call it the 4th trimester after all.  It's a very real thing. 

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Speaking of change... I am doing a MAJOR closet purge.  If you follow me on instagram than you already know.  I'm selling half of my closet over on @laurashomeandcloset and still have more to list!  Since becoming a mama I feel so much changing, including my style and my need for ease.  I feel like I have been decluttering for a year now and could do so for another year.  I've been going through my closet over and over again, pulling out things I haven't worn in a very long time, some I've only worn once.  I hold on to these things b/c they are beautiful, or because a friend made it... but if it's not getting the proper love it should in my possession, I feel it should move onto another who will show it more love.  So even though I am letting go of some very special things, I feel good about it.  Knowing they will live a new life! 

I'm also saving up for my dream couch and this closet sale is helping me.  In the movement of decluttering I am also rethinking some of the pieces in my home.  Our couch is a great couch, we got it passed down to us from our friends and we have loved it alot!  But it's a sectional and I really just want a regular couch to create more space in the center of our home.  Bella was the only one that used the part that sticks out, and now that she is gone, I feel like I can let go of this couch.  Plus, my brother needs one, so it's already getting a good new home!  The three couches I have owned in my life have all been passed down from family or friends.  I'm really excited to pick out and buy my own couch for the first time! 

Btw, that beautiful mala... it's a natural teething necklace for Ava!  Check out Little Biting Tree!

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Even though so many pieces in my closet have been transitory over the years as my style changes, some pieces never leave.  I have some things in my closet that I have owned since I was about 15!  This kimono I found at f21 years ago, and it is still one of my favorite things to wear.  Same goes with all of my Blowfish shoes!  They are the most comfortable shoes with the yummiest earth tones.  They are all keepers.  I'm so in love with these sand colored booties.  And this hat I found at World Market quickly became my favorite.  I wear it ALOT!  My rings from Bella & Chloe are also some of my go to's.  I wear alot less jewelry most days now b/c of Ava. Maybe a cuff or ring or two, maybe a necklace, sometimes none... and that's it.  I'm sure that will change as she gets older, but for now, I'm loving the simplicity.

I'm pretty obsessed with this color pallette right now too.  If you check out my pinterest, you can clearly see what my eyes have been drawn to lately.  Earthy pastels... mauve, peach, tan, cream, sage green, dusty blue, burnt umber & sienna, grey.  Really since I got pregnant these colors have stuck out to me. 

Apparently it feels good to blog again!  I had alot to say!  Hopefully I'll be back soon. Peace.

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OUTFIT DETAILS: shirt - flying tomato // shorts - ae // hat - moorea seal // shoes - blowfish shoes // necklace - sailors omen // turquoise cuff + feather band ring - bella & chloe // buffalo nickel ring - shannon noelke // earrings - roots & feathers


Hello Monday.  I thought I would be feeling a little hungover from my wine last night, but luckily that is not the case!  James made Roman Saltimbocca for dinner, which calls for wine, which means I drank wine along with cooking with it...  ha ha.  I rarely ever drink wine actually, so my two glasses were all I needed.  I had full intentions to go to yoga this morning, as it's already been a month since Ive been, but found out last night James worked today.  I thought he was off.  So instead, I'll do some yoga and other movement at home today.  I'm also going to dive deeply into magazine creating today as well.  I have about 30+ emails to respond to, and it's time I get really organized with what needs to be accomplished on this baby.  Time to focus, focus, focus.

Tonite we will be celebrating the airing of Uncommon Grounds, La Colombe's new show.  So I want to get some things done today so I can be free as a bird tonite with my hunny.  He's even going to cook a steak dinner in celebration!!!  What!  I'll share more about this next week.  But if you really want to know, go check out the new site that we just released yesterday for Skyine Fever!!!  There will be a blog post coming later today that will share more...

As for this outfit... isn't this Flying Tomato shirt so pretty?  I have way less black in my closet that I did 15 years ago, mainly having two fluffy white babies makes it hard to have dark colored clothes without always being a hairy monster myself.  I just love this top though.  And it is INSANELY amazing with this Sailor's Omen necklace.  Like made-for-each-other crazy good.

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OUTFIT DETAILS: flannel + shirt + pants + hat - element // shoes - minnetonka // leather bracelets + ring - olirosecollection // vintage turquoise rings - bella & chloe


A few weeks ago we had some weather that was such a tease.  For about 3 or 4 days it was below 70 in the mornings, and stayed beautiful throughout the day.  I really start looking forward to Autumn as soon as I feel the first signs of the season changing.  It is my favorite season of the year, and I can feel every fiber in my being start to burst with joy of its forthcoming.  I think alot of people feel that.  Just this morning, Sadie posted a new blog post on the Bohemian Collective called Going Inward: 6 Ways to Benefit from the Autumnal Shift, so I know that feeling is started to fleet across us in many areas of the states.

I'm loving this whole outfit from Element Eden.  It's not very often I find myself styling so many pieces from one place in one outfit, but it all just flowed together so well.  This flannel is so cozy.  It's a bit thicker than most, and I know I will be wearing it alot this upcoming season, hopefully by many, many campfires.

As soon as I saw this snake muscle tank I fell in love.  The feel of it immediately reminded me of Steve Earle's album art from Jerusalum.  Different, but just has that Steve Earle feel to it, which is what stole my heart, b/c well... Steve Earle.  Enough said.

I also wanted to mention how beautiful Cassandra's work is.  Her Oli Rose Collection jewelry is so well crafted and timeless.  I'm honored to have a few of her pieces in my collection.  I think they pair flawlessly with turquoise which is my staple.

Back to magazine creating!  My head has kind of been in the clouds or in emails the past few days.  xo

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OUTFIT DETAILS: top - ora organic clothing // gouchos - f21 // hat - free people // sandals - blowfish shoes // necklace - egyptian lavender // anklet - suai suai // vintage cuff - red rabbit vintage // hammered silver rings - ashkal jewelry


Cheers to a holiday weekend!  We are having a sale over in Skyline Fever (first sale in agesssss) Get 25% off everything through the weekend with code 'laboroflove'.

Now about this outfit... I'm so in love with this denim handmade top from Ora Organic Clothing.  Her line is so simple, tailored and so well made.  I'm really in love with her new line of shibori dyed tops, so gorgeous.  Simply beautiful timeless pieces.

I'm kind of mesmerized by this natural shell and opal mala.  The colors are so soft and earthy.  It reminds me of my mother so much.  Her favorite colors were 'dusty' as she would call them.  Dusty blue, Dusty rose, dusty dusty dusty.  I always loved that she had her own words for things.

It's beautiful outside, the moon is in my rising sign of Gemini, my man is home, and it might just be time for a country drive.  Have a great weekend!

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