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Simply Beautiful

Simply Beautiful


Hi friends!  Man it's been a while, right?  The last month or two of school was just so crazy and I had a lot to get finished before the nuggets finished school.  Now they are finished and we are so excited for summer.

These days I'm sure many of you are looking for graduation gifts for your special loved ones in your life.  Well, I wanted to introduce you to AUrate!  AUrate is a fine jewelry - no concessions online shop that focuses on high quality, fair priced goods.  I absolutely love how simple and beautiful their pieces are and I know purchasing from AUrate they are focused on sustainable production, transparent pricing and durable materials that have a lifetime guarantee.

This diamond bezel necklace I'm wearing is beautiful by itself and paired with my initial necklace.  Check out more of their amazing gold necklace collection here.

chambray shirt with white jeans and tan backpack

diamond bezel necklace with initial necklace

aurate diamond bezel necklace

aurate diamond ring

aurate signet ring

Aurate xo necklace



chambray shirt with white jeans and fishermans cap

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J.Crew chambray shirt  ||  Loft denim  ||  Tory Burch sandals  ||  Rebecca Minkoff backpack  ||  Brixton hat (love all these options here)


I hope you are having an amazing summer so far!  Follow me on Instagram for daily inspiration and behind the scenes into my little life.

xo Lulu
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My Fitness Journey

My Fitness Journey




Hey all!  This is sort of scary post for me to write (since I don't often go public in a bikini - and by often I mean never...).  My fitness journey really starts when I was very young.  If you're a TLL reader you know that I was a competitive gymnast for over 10 years.  We worked hard.  Hours of training and my body showed it.  Bulky shoulders and abs of steel is not really what a 10 year old wants.  I was embarrassed to wear a bathing suit because my shoulders were so big.  Fast forward 10 years and I became thankful for that experience because all that training stayed with me and I was fortunate to have a great body into my 30's.  

When trying to have our kids my body went through so many difficulties.  So many tests, hormones, procedures.  I started to become out of shape for the first time of my life.  I wasn't allowed to exercise.  Then having twins was the topper.  Now I love my buggers with all my heart.  But when you're 5'1", go until your 39 weeks, have 1 baby at 6.11 lbs, the other 5.15 lbs (estimated "baby" in me was 19 lbs), it put a huge strain on me.  At my biggest I was 43.5" around my waist!

I was able to get back into shape with the help of a good friend and trainer.  But over the past 5 years with life stresses, moving and whatnot my workouts have been inconsistent and not effective.  Fast forward to 6 months ago when I came across The FASTERway to Fatloss program.  I saw amazing results and started to read up.  It took me a few months to bite the bullet and join.  Ladies it is all it's cracked up to be and more.  Now there are only 2 reasons I will say something is life changing.  First and foremost is making Jesus the leader of your life (that's another blog post).  Second is taking care of yourself emotionally, physically and nutritionally.  The FASTERway to Fatloss is a life changer.  

In just 5 weeks (I'm finishing up the 6th week now and I started to feel amazing the 3rd week) I feel so much 
s t r o n g e r 
l e a n e r 
e n e r g e t i c 
e x c i t e d 
about working out again.  

Not only have I learned the secret to fatloss, but how to workout, when to workout, when to STOP working out.  Nutrionally I have learned what to eat, when to eat, that carbs are your friend, you can enjoy eating that treat (and not feel guilty) and when to STOP eating.  

Peeps I'm in my 40s now and the pounds just didn't come off before like they used too.  Until this program I was himhow about my working out and just didn't know how to eat.  Not that I was a terrible eater.  Most people would look at me and say oh she eats healthy and a good friend of mine (who I shall not mention) used to bust my chops about always ordering a half sandwich.  :)  But watching what I ate and working out just didn't cut it.  Now 2 kids (twins even) and 44 years young later I'm feeling more fit than I have in a long time.  In these 5 weeks I have lost 7.5"!  I'm ready and to continue The FASTERway lifestyle and I wanted to introduce it to you.  IT. IS. LIFE CHANGING.  

Amanda Tress is the creator of The FASTERway to Fatloss.  She is a veteran fitness coach and her team is amazing.  When you join the program you join a wonderful group of women who support and cheer each other on.   Amanda has weekly calls to talk through the program and answer your questions.  She is a light I tell ya!  So positive and sweet.  You learn to use the MyFitnessPal app, she gives a food appropriate list and I've learned SO much about nutrition.  Losing weight and fatloss starts in the kitchen y'all!  You can be a meat eater, or a vegetarian, or vegan on this program.  She will not give you recipes and a meal plan, but you can purchase 2 awesome cookbooks.  Meals and planning is for you to decide which I like.  I will be posting some of my recipes and meals I created later this week!  

You can also start this program with just the nutritional aspect and not the workouts if you want.  But if you really want to shed that fat, go for the workouts too.  They are easy to follow and will kick your butt (in a good way!).  Do her nutrition guide and workouts together for a fatloss kicker cocktail!

Are you ready to kick the fat, feel more energetic and stronger than ever?  Join the next bootcamp starting April 23rd HERE.  Interested in purchasing a cookbook?  This ONE is for meat lovers :), this ONE is for you beautiful Veganites!  Are you pregnant and want a healthy body and baby?  Amanda has THIS program to learn how to have a nutritionally great and fit pregnancy.

Peeps I cannot say enough about this program and how I believe it has changed my life and how I think about food, working out and feeling great.  Please feel free to ask me any questions either here or DM me on Instagram.  I share a lot of my food choices and I will be sharing more of the workouts on my Instagram so follow me there!

JOIN The FASTERway the Fatloss amazing community!
The next bootcamp starts April 23rd :)

What are your nutritional & workout goals?  Thanks for stopping by today.
xo Lulu
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New Spring Bag

New Spring Bag


Today on The Laurel Lane I'm bringing a new kind of handbag e-tailer!  This amazing online retailer features Italian luxury bags curated by Italians.  Um, yes please!  Armadio's mission is to GO to Italy and search for new talented, undiscovered designers and bring it to us :).  Why hello beautiful.  The best part?  They bring it directly to us so it cuts down all the unnecessary costs.  Read more about their mission here.

I fell in love with this bag the moment I saw it.  White is perfect for spring/summer and the bamboo handles, brushed gold details are absolutely stunning.  Plinio Visona is the maker of this bag.  You can read more about this brand and their incredible commitment to beauty and quality.

stripe jumpsuit with white leather bag

armadio plinio visona handbag

denim jacket with strip jumpsuit and white crossbody bag

stripe jumpsuit with white leather tote

jean jacket with stripe jumpsuit and white crossbody bag

plinio visona armadio handbag

 I was so inspired by all the handbags on Armadio's site.  These are other bags I'm loving!

Maddalena Mini  ||  Augusta  ||  Coromell  ||  Leveche  ||  Giorgina

Which one if your favorite?  Have a wonderful day!
xo Lulu


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Recent Outfits

Recent Outfits


Is spring actually coming?  What is this I hear about global warming?...  Kidding.  But seriously I think we're all going to have a huge sigh of relief when the temperatures actually climb into the 60s!  In a few weeks we are headed south and I cannot wait.  When we planned the trip I actually thought surely by then it will be warm in Pittsburgh too...  HA!

Well these are some recent hi/low outfits I've been wearing.  I also have some things posted here that I have in my cart to purchase soon in anticipation of warmer weather :) 

fiddlers cap with a universal thread top and over the knee boots

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white blazer with blush scarf and skinny jeans

Ok, so I look terrible in this picture, but we were on our way to AZ for a long weekend.  I am not someone that needs to get all dolled up for a plane ride.  In fact, I prefer not to wear make up so that I can rub my tired eyes, not worry about mascara running and wash my face clean really easily and quickly when we hit the hotel room.

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J.Crew Factory tee  ||  J.Crew blazer  ||  Denizen jeans (seriously so comfortable)  ||  Scarf from the $1 section at Target! (similar here, here & I love this one)  ||  Nordstrom earrings



red bell sleeve top with flare jeans

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Gap shirt  ||  Flare jeans (similar here - on sale!)  ||  Kate Spade heels  ||  Kendra Scott earrings  ||  Elizabeth & James ring



olive jacket with pink hat and over the knee boots

I have to admit I love this outfit :)  Olive and blush together are just so pretty.  You'll see a lot of my outfit selfies on Instagram will be with a water cup in hand.  I'm drinking about 80 oz of water a day and I love how large this cup is!  I bought it with some other goodies at a local shop in Sewickley.  Bellwether is owned by one of the sweetest ladies around!  If you're in the area, Sewickley is a fun place to visit.  Stop in Bellwether and tell Angelique I sent you :)

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Merona jacket (I've looked online and I can't find it!  Similar here & here and more below)  ||  Old Navy jeans  ||  Stuart Weitzman boots  ||  Brixton hat  ||  Kendra Scott earrings  ||  Anna Beck ring  ||  cup from Bellwether, Sewickley PA



Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a beautiful day.
xo Lulu
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Where's Lulu?

Where's Lulu?


Hey all!  I know it's been forever since I last published a post.  I'm still here... busy and felt like I needed an extended break.  So what have I been up to?  Decorating, getting into shape and traveling!  Follow me on Instagram (@thelaurelane) for more :)  

In February my husband and I had a little get away to Arizona.  We married in February and it's great month to get away and celebrate.  Sadly most years we have been so busy to get away, but this year we took time, which we needed!  



When we got home I was rested and ready for a new project.  I decided to start on redecorating my kids rooms.  I've been promising them since we moved in and they really needed it!  I started on Jack's room since I already had an idea of what I wanted to do.  Growing up my mom had redecorated my room while I was away at summer camp.  It was a memory I'll never forget and one I wanted to give my kids, but it wasn't summer and they weren't going to camp!  So what to do...  Since they like to have "sleep overs" together I thought I'd just have them have a 3 week sleep over in each others room.  Yes, it took me 3 weeks....  Ugh.  I had some furniture to repaint and if you read my blog or follow me on Instagram you know how much I hate to paint!

Here is Jack's room before.


Jack's room after:


Jack loved his room and I loved seeing his reaction.  The funniest thing Jack said, "so now I have 2 pillows?"  :)  Haha, yes, you have 2 pillows bud.  To see my kids so happy is such a gift!

Between the 2 projects I went to visit one of my best friends who now lives in Georgia.  We were neighbors growing up and have known each other for 40 years!  Yikes that makes me sound so old.  We had so much fun listening to old records (yes you read that right), we had dance parties, shopping trips, hikes and dinner & drinks out.  It was just what this momma needed - a girls weekend!



After I came back from Georgia I was ready to get on Ella's room.  Her room which was a bit more tricky.  She had picked out a crazy bedspread and pillow over the summer and I did not know how I was going to pick out the colors for her room.  So I went with old faithful - pink!  To bring in all the colors from this crazy pillow I bought some more pillows with the same colors and painted a flower wreath around her initials.  I loved how it turned out and so did she.

Ella's room before:


After:


The funnies thing Ella said, "It's so clean!"  Yes, Ella, it's clean & let's keep it that way! :) 

In January I had decided I wanted to get back to working out on a consistent basis.  I started slowly while doing some research on a new program call The FASTer Way to Fat Loss.  I follow a blogger that has been talking about this program since last fall and her results are amazing.  The program focuses on both nutrition and working out.  I started this program at the end of February and I'm in my 5th week and seeing some great results.  I'm learning more and more about nutrition, what and when to eat.  I'm learning how to workout better to fight fat and get stronger.  I'm feeling more confident, stronger and excited to make this a lifestyle.  Listen peeps, I'm NOT saying it's easy.  As I mentioned on this Instagram post I don't love to workout.  I might not ever, but after I do I feel SO much better.  What gets me excited to workout though is NEW workout clothes!  :) HAHA!


Get long lashes here :)




#1st workout outfit:


2nd workout outfit:

Athleta sports top (on sale for under $20!)  ||  Calia top  ||  Zella leggings (Another favorite brand!  ||  Nike sneakers

Shop it all & more here --->



I will be continuing the program even after I finish the official 6 weeks.  You can follow me, workouts, recipes, meal ideas on Instagram!  I will soon be sharing some meal ideas & recipes on the blog, so stay tuned!  Interested in learning more?  Check it out here!

I hope you all are having a wonderful spring - is it spring?  But dang it doesn't feel like it! ;)
Thanks for stopping by today.

xo Lulu
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Cream & Cherry

Cream & Cherry


white lace top with dark skinny jeans and red lipstick

Hello all!  Sending happy thoughts from somewhere warm!  Follow me on Instagram to find out where I am :)  Honestly all it's been a long couple of years, filled with some hard life things.  I don't talk much about the details of my personal life, because well... it's personal.  Let's say I really needed this time away to somewhere warm, somewhere for a momma break and somewhere with my hubby.  Though our time will be a little short, it's so wonderful to be away.

I'm really excited for this month, so many things to celebrate!  Our anniversary is this month (celebrating 12 years of marriage), Valentine's Day (obviously), and my birthday (and I will not say how old, let's just say 40ish)  :)  Lots of celebrating, lots of fun.

white lace top with dark skinny jeans and red lipstick

white lace top with dark skinny jeans and red lipstick

blue eyes with long lashes red lipstick and red tassel earrings

white lace top with dark skinny jeans and red lipstick

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Chicwish top  (find more lace tops here)  ||  Old Navy jeans  ||  Kate Spade heels  ||  Clare V bag  ||  Kate Spade earrings (more earrings here)  ||  Julie Vos ring  ||  YSL lips #401



Have a beautiful day friends.  Thank you for ready my little blog!
xo Lulu

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Beauty Favorites

Beauty Favorites


hair, skin, makeup and nail beauty products
It's my ultimate beauty list on The Laurel Lane today!  Although I use more beauty products than what's on this list (which is crazy because there's a lot on there!), these I have for you today are on my favorites.  These are products that I could live without, but I would NOT want to :)   There are a few things that I wanted to include like this mask (so amazing), this hair texturizer (which helps my fine hair have "umph") and this makeup sonic brush (gives perfect face finish)... but I can live without them.  So checkout my must haves and let me know what is your favorite!

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Thank you for stopping by!  Have a beautiful day.
xo Lulu
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