Welcome to my blog, Outside Looking In.  My name is Laura and I love fashion, food and thrifting.  My favorite loves are shoes, bags and vintage coats.  I do all this in a tiny town in the Midwest.

Whenever I read someone's blog--no matter what it's about, I'm always interested in the writer and where they are from.

C'mon I'll show you around my town.

It's a small town that sits right along the river.

View of one end of town

The city parking lot where it's FREE to park. 

Shop window

Decorations in front of a house

House in town.  I love the little seats.

About Me:

What kind of camera do you use:  Nikon D60 with a 55-200 Nikor lens and sometimes a 50mm Nikor lens.  The 50mm is manual focus so it's a little difficult for my non-photographer photographer.

Why aren't your pictures bigger Because they take f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to load in this one-horse town.  There is not even 3G people.....3G's are somethin' in the bank.

How far do you live from shopping civilization:  One hour to a city of 1 million, 5 hours to Chicago, 9 hours to Atlanta

How tall are you:  5'8"- 5'9" in socks.   So with 5" heels (that I LOVE), it's a little scary.  

Things you will never wear:  Jumpsuits!

Favorite sartorial era(s):  The 1920's, 1950's, and the 1960's.

Least favorite sartorial era:  The 1980's

Favorite fashion icons:  Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana 

True Loves:  purses, shoes, food

Favorite trend right now:  shooties (shoes x boots)

Least favorite trend right now:  clutches.  I like the look of them, but they don't work for how much crap I carry around in my bag. 

That should do it!  If there's anything else you'd like to see here, just let me know.

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