Greener Pastures

11 Oct

New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Chunky knit sweater, textured mini dress, patent leather ankle booties
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Chunky knit sweater, textured mini dress, patent leather ankle booties
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Chunky knit sweater, textured mini dress, patent leather ankle booties
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Chunky knit sweater, textured mini dress, patent leather ankle booties
New York Fashion and Personal Style Blog: We Are Living Our Adventure

Wore this little number out to celebrate my birthday last week. I must say…I’m super excited to be 25! The past year has been a complete whirlwind/roller coaster, to say the least. New city, new career, new apartments, and so many new challenges and heartaches to overcome. After a few solid months in Chelsea, I’m now living solo in the Lower East Side, and feeling fortunate to be working on things that inspire me on an ongoing basis. It seems like every day brings some kind of new surprise, and I’m just trying to soak up every minute of it! Life isn’t always easy, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fucking awesome.

Pardon this little public reflection — I don’t mean to get all weird and nostalgic. Maybe this is just what happens when you hit the quarter century mark. Before I shut up though, I just want to thank you, my lovely friends and readers, for joining me on this journey. I am really looking forward to my 26th year on this planet and hope you’ll stick around and enjoy it with me! ♥

*head to toe: Karen Walker sunglasses, Zara knit sweater, Topshop textured dress, JewelMint ring, Kelsi Dagger MacKenzie satchel, Zara patent booties

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

37 Lovely Comments on “Greener Pastures”

  1. jessbuurman 20. Nov, 2012 at 1:11 am #

    Love your look you look Superb in this outfit.

  2. Kelly Curtis 09. Nov, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    love the blog

  3. kristin hassan 15. Oct, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    love this look the dress is simple an amazing!

    love the passport to style team

  4. Ria 13. Oct, 2012 at 3:14 am #

    Loving this outfit, you look beautiful. Hooray for 25! Hope you had a great birthday and I’m sure your future will be bright.

  5. Billie 12. Oct, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    Crushin’ on you in this dress so hard. You look so beautiful! And the colors together are perfect.
    It was so nice to hear something a little more personal, write more! :)

    And, happiest birthday! You’re wonderful!

  6. Susie Dickson 12. Oct, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    I’m liking these reflections – I think birthdays are an especially good time to step back and take a look at the past year and what’s to come. Happy birthday to you – 25 is an exciting one! And as usual, gorgeous look – love that dress.

    Sea and Swank

  7. Sapir 12. Oct, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Super cute dress! Love the color! And Happy Birthday! Wishing you a great year!

  8. Lghanem 12. Oct, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    Love the texture of the dress!

  9. Jurga 12. Oct, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    Simply amazing outfit!

  10. ewa 12. Oct, 2012 at 11:42 am #


  11. Berty Morales 12. Oct, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    Love, love this outfit. You look stunning!

  12. Finance Girl 12. Oct, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    Happy birthday! As an almost quarter lifer, I often think to myself, when did I get so old? and omg my friends are starting to get married!

    How do you like living in les?

    Laura Reply:

    Thanks! And happy almost quarter life to you as well. :)

    I LOVE the Lower East Side! So many amazing stores and restaurants — excited to share more on the blog now!

  13. 12. Oct, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    The second quarter century is much better than the first
    <3 from

  14. Allie 12. Oct, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    Laura – I am right there with ya! This is the year to make it or break it, literally. Just sit back & enjoy the ride because EVERYTHING happens for good reason!

    As always, I love your look & am excited (for you!) for what’s to come!

    Keep on truckin’.

    Allie at

  15. Isabelle 12. Oct, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    Love your hairdo :)


  16. Raspberry & Rouge 12. Oct, 2012 at 1:57 am #

    And you look fab while you’re at it. Totally recognize the quarter life thing! Happy belated bday! Happy friday! Xx Rebecca

  17. Styleclouds 11. Oct, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

    You look beautiful! I love the dress! xo, Christina

  18. Natali 11. Oct, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    Wonderful dress and sunnies!!

  19. Kellee 11. Oct, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    Happy Birthday!! I am turning 25 as well this year!! So excited! <3
    Win a $50 Modcloth Gift Card!

  20. monkeyshines 11. Oct, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    lovely styling!


  21. Jennifer 11. Oct, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    Be careful, I might steal that sweater from you ;)

    xo Jennifer

  22. April 11. Oct, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LAURA! You look beautiful as always…very excited for you and all of your accomplishments in your young life ; )

    Laura Reply:

    Thank you, April! You are too sweet. <3

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  23. Sara 11. Oct, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    You go girl. You’ve never looked better.

  24. April 11. Oct, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Good for you girl for following your dreams! And looking super fabulous along the way I might add (love that textured dress)! Happy 25 :)


  25. Samantha 11. Oct, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    You look as gorgeous as ever!! I’m so happy for you, living your dream in NYC! Love you girl.

    Laura Reply:

    Thanks, Sam. Love you right back. Hope SF is treating you guys well, and please come see me soon?! <3

  26. Liz 11. Oct, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    such a great look

  27. Bruna 11. Oct, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    Hang in there, sister. Solo is almost like yolo… right? right.

    Laura Reply:

    Haha – thanks, Bruna…love it!! xo

  28. Vida 11. Oct, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    We are very proud of you! You have handled NY and all the changes in your life very well. Moving across the country and taking on the city by yourself is quite an accomplishment! Maybe it is in your blood, since I was born in Brooklyn! :)
    xxx Mom

  29. Alexia Mickens 11. Oct, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    Gorgeous look and happy birthday! Why the move?

    Xx, alexia In The Meantime

  30. Rhoda Wong 11. Oct, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    great slouchy look!

  31. Margot 11. Oct, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    Laura you look so lovely. The dress and boots are too cute. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and are enjoying you new space. Change is always good embrace it. Here’s to your 26th year ;)


    Laura Reply:

    Thank you, Margot. Hope you are doing well!!! xo

  32. Michelle 11. Oct, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    I am loving the mix of textures in your look!