It’s been a few weeks since my last Fangirl Friday, so I thought I would bring it back with a bullet.  Today’s post features my friend Laura of Love and Sapphires.  Laura and I go way back to the Kappa house at OU.  She was my “little sis” and we roomed together because we shared a love of sleeping.  Because college is exhausting, right?  Who knew years (and years) later I would be writing about her on my new baby blog.  Laura is doing AWESOME things over on Love and Sapphires and because I am so fashion…well to put it kindly, averse, I read each of her post’s with the awe of a kid reading about space for the first time.  I mean, I blog in over-sized sweatpants and a T-shirt with the neck cut out of it (you can say my style lands me squarely in the 80’s), and she probably blogs in Balenciaga – and yes, I had to Google that. The other thing I love about Love and Sapphires is the fact that Laura herself is featured in each one of her posts.  It’s such a real style, you aren’t just seeing clothes displayed strategically against a white background or on a runway, you’re seeing the outfits Laura wears every day.  I clearly should have paid more attention when we were roomies.  It also doesn’t hurt that she’s gorgeous!   I love how she will either a) link to where she got the item, or b) show you where to get something similar.  And she also uses the same staple pieces and accessories in a ton of different ways.  It makes me think even I could be a fashionista one day.   I’ve clipped in some of my favorite looks below.

Laura explains on her blog how she came about starting Love and Sapphires and her “blog beginning” has always really resonated with me.  Her father, who was indeed such a kind man, battled cancer for about 9 years before finally succumbing to the disease.  She named her blog Love and Sapphires because of the loving imprint he left on the world and the birthstone they both share. As I mentioned earlier in the blog, I also have a mother who passed away from cancer and similarly to Laura, she too been such an inspiration for my writing and even the name of this blog.  As written by Rumi, “Don’t grieve.  Anything you lose comes round in another form” and I think that’s so true for both of us.  He also said, “cats are awesome”, but I might be wrong about that last part.

Congrats Laura!  Can’t wait to see what’s next!   Don’t forget to follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

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