summer floral + giveaway




 when i saw this dress on display at Lot 2029 i knew i had to try it on. floral is my favorite to wear in the summer and i especially love it on black backgrounds like this! i am not super tall {i’m 5’7″} but i really struggle to find dresses that are an appropriate length even when this dress is belted it hits just above the knee which is perfect! also you really can’t beat the price. only $23! what do you think? do you love this dress as much as i do?


i’ve partnered with Lot 2029 and the rest of my girl gang on Instagram for an amazing giveaway! have you entered yet? you know you want the coffee scrub. i know i do! follow me on Instagram @thoseprettypieces and follow the directions for your chance to win. you have until Thursday the 27th to enter! good luck!



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happy St. Patrick’s Day and, best of all, happy Friday everyone! sorry I have been a little MIA this week on the blog. I’ve been a little more active over on instagram {@thoseprettypieces} and my facebook page! {those pretty pieces} did you see my first facebook live?

I thought I’d end the week with a new crushin’ on post!

|one| this peplum top is so cute! it looks really long which is a huge perk and this olive green color is one of my favorites! it is from Target and is only $14.99!

|two| have you tried the iced cinnamon almond milk macchiato from starbucks yet? it seriously tastes like a liquefied cinnamon roll and is so good!

|three| i just got this carry on luggage from target! {the champagne color I bought is sold out} I really love it and a review will be coming soon!

|four| I picked up this springy blue color from Tj Maxx the other day but you can find it here. they sell OPI and Essie polishes for under $5! what is your favorite nail color for spring?

|five| did you know that if you sign up to be a beauty insider at Sephora you receive a free gift in your birthday month? my birthday is tomorrow and this month the gift was this tarte blush and lipstick set! this blush is called “paaarty” and is such a perfect pink.

|six| if you follow me on snapchat {lgowen} you probably know that I finally got a new phone! I had been living in the stone age with my Iphone 4s and was in desperate need of an upgrade. I was very impressed with the camera on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and decided to go with that one, in gold of course.

|seven| how cute are these rose gold sunnies? they are a steal at $12!

hope you have a great weekend lovelies!


instagram roundup

thought it was about time to share another instagram roundup. if you don’t already,  go follow me @thoseprettypieces so you don’t miss anything!


i had been searching for the perfect pair of lace up flats and finally found these!


this nail color is ‘taupe-less beach’ by OPI.


olive green and this wine color are two of my favorites for fall. i found this vest at gordmans and am so happy with my purchase. these sneakers are from Lot 2029 {the boutique i modeled for in this post} they are a blue/gray and so comfortable!


this eye shadow palette was an absolute STEAL. i picked it up at TJ Maxx for $6.99. they have multiple palettes in different shades and i totally recommend it! {nail color is “wet cement” by wet n wild.

hope you all have a great weekend! we are taking pictures for our christmas card. i will be sharing a sneak peak of our pictures soon!


h&m opening day

last thursday h&m opened their first store in north dakota! if you follow me on instagram {@thoseprettypieces} you saw that of course i was right there when the ribbon was cut. i found out months ago that h&m was coming to our local mall in the fall and i could. not. wait. here are some of my favorite fall items from h&m!


|one| i first saw this sweater on alyson haley’s blog here. she styled it so cute and looks great in the mustard color. it comes in 6 different colors and is only $24.99!

|two| where are my bison fans at? this color-block scarf would be perfect as you wait in line for the football game. it comes in 2 other colors but just i had to share this one!

|three| this dress is a fall staple for sure!

|four| my mom is probably going to get a kick out of the fact i included these faux leather leggings because when i was probably in 3rd grade i just HAD to have these leather pants. i think these are so fun and would love to get a pair! {see them styled by my favorite bloggers here and here}

|five|y’all know i love felt hats and this burgundy color is gorgeous!

|six| my sister in law and i had talked about whether we liked fur vests when they were popular last fall. {you reading this addy?} i’m still not positive if i can pull it off but i do like the look!

|seven| this vest comes in a light gray as well!

congratulations on your new store h&m and welcome to north dakota!


instagram roundup

hey friends! sorry I’ve been MIA from the blog this week. Andrew finished his clinical last Friday so I took a few days off to spend some relaxing time with him before school starts again. we are also in the process of moving apartments which is a HUGE job. today I thought I’d share with you some things from my instagram!

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over the next few days I am going to be sharing on instagram {@thoseprettypieces} what was in my rocksbox! if you would like to try rocksbox and get your first month free use code “LAURAMBFF28”

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the weather has cooled off significantly this week. as hard as it is to say goodbye to summer, it means that I get to wear fall outfits! also caribou has fall drinks on their menu now so make sure you go try those out!

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this was one of my favorite outfits this summer. floral shorts, eyelet tank and a little bling.

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this is one of the tops I got in my le tote! {find the full post here} the print and style of this tank are so cute. ps. the lipstick I am wearing is Maybelline’s electric pink that I talked about here! it is bright but it has been my favorite this summer!

hope y’all have a great Friday and if you don’t already follow me on instagram @thoseprettypieces.


giveaway time!

those pretty pieces turned one!


those pretty pieces began as an instagram account {@thoseprettypieces} and has slowly changed over the past year into a blog. i told myself that if after a year i still enjoyed writing about pretty pieces i would purchase my domain name. now, instead of finding me at i will be it is so exciting to see even these little changes!

as a thank you for following along over the past year i wanted to do a giveaway! i will be giving away a $10 caribou gift card to one lucky winner. here is how you enter:

  1. head to my facebook page by clicking here  {or search for those pretty pieces} and like the giveaway post!
  2. tag 3 friends in the comments so they can enter too!
  3. follow me on instagram @thoseprettypieces

tada! you’re entered! the giveaway will close at 10pm on sunday 7/24 and the winner will be announced on monday. good luck!


**congratulations to Tracey Krueger for being the winner of this giveaway!**