About Me


Who I am.
Hola, I’m Laura! I am a twenty-odd year old stay at home wife (soon to be mommy!). I am an extremely diverse person with too many interests and hobbies to list, but I’ll humor you – a bit.

Couponer – Yes, I have a stockpile. Most of my family swears they will live through the apocalypse at my house.

Genealogist – I have spent countless hours researching my family history and hope to publish a book some day.

Baker – I am the designated dessert girl for every family event. Fun fact? With some help, I baked our wedding cupcakes and pies.

DIYer – You name it, I do it. Furniture refinishing, Halloween costumes, seasonal decor. And yes, I DIYed the majority of our wedding.

Photographer – Not professional, just a hobby. I’ve recently been starting family yearbooks since 4×6 photos are becoming a thing of the past.

Gamer – My husband is to blame. He started me out on Oblivion and I’ve never looked back. Favorites include Elder Scrolls, Overwatch, Borderlands and pretty much anything on a Super Nintendo.

I love white teapots, The Munsters and hanging out in old, dirty places – perhaps cliché, but cemeteries included.

Petite Noir.
Petite Noir is a dedicated space for me to share with the world. I can’t promise that it will always have to do with fashion or that you’ll love everything I post, but I can promise that everything will be genuine. And most definitely odd.


Where do you live?
I was born, raised and currently live in a small town in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia – the same area my fathers’ family has been since the 1700s.

What camera/lenses do you use?
I use an Olympus E30 that was given to me years ago by (now) husband. I received it then for my photography hobby, but I use it for everything! As far as lenses go, the one I use most often for the blog is the Olympus 50mm f2.0 Telephoto Macro Lens. I also use the Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens , the Olympus 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Telephoto Lens and the Olympus 35mm f/3.5 Macro Lens for personal photography.

Even if I didn’t use it for Petite Noir, I’d still use it as my main camera for daily life.

What is your workout routine?
I aim for five days a week. I love the Ballet Beautiful series and currently do the Total Body Workout 3x a week and the Body Blast Workout 2x a week. I also love the routines from This is Yoga and hopping on the treadmill on my off days.

What are your measurements?
Honestly, I put this question up and took it back off three or four times and decided, “this is a mainly fashion blog, measurements are important for reference”. So here it is.
5 foot, 4 inches / 113 lbs / 35 – 24.5 – 35

How do you lose weight / stay thin eating cupcakes?
Yes, that is a legitimate question I have been asked. Two words: discipline and compensation. You have to be disciplined enough to not eat five cupcakes and you have to compensate for it elsewhere in your day either by exchanging a food or working it out.

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