Laura O'Donnell

Laura O'Donnell

Stylist & Mom

Tell us about your crew

My husband and I are parents to one animated and loving two-year-old girl, Sandy Grace.

How do you take your coffee?

Every morning, I drink a cup of La Colombe coffee with one Truvia packet and a decent amount of vanilla creamer. My husband tells me I’m basically drinking a milkshake. Before Sandy was born, I would drink my coffee in a quiet place in my living room while watching the news. These days, I attempt to guzzle down a cup before it gets cold (and I have to microwave it yet again) while watching an episode of Sesame Street.

Where are you from, where do you live now?

I grew up right outside of Philadelphia in Brookhaven, PA. I currently live in Blue Bell which is another Philly suburb. My second home, however, is Sea Isle City, NJ where I have been spending my summers since I was a little girl. It’s also where I met my husband!

Describe your personal style

Classic comfort with trendy details.

What inspires you?

Seeing my family enjoy life is the ultimate inspiration. My Mom passed away when I was 28-years old, which is a constant reminder that life is short. The wonderful memories I have of my Mom will forever inspire me to focus on family first and be thankful for every day.

Where is your happy place?

The beach in Sea Isle City, NJ is my happy place. We have the best of times here! I’m hopeful my daughter won’t attempt to eat all of the sand this upcoming season like she did last year!

Best style tip for children & parents?

Start each season with quality, staple pieces for the base of your child’s wardrobe. Then, add fun statement pieces that will mix and match to complement your child’s style. The great thing about pieces that mix and match is that you can let your child choose from a few different options that will look great and keep everyone happy!

What's your perfect Saturday?

The perfect Saturday starts with Mom/Daughter time at the Little Gym (or a walk on the beach in the Summer months) followed by a family outing to one of our favorite breakfast spots. From there, we love to relax and watch a movie together when it’s snowy out or play in the sand when we are at the beach. Once bedtime for our daughter rolls around, my husband and I love to cook a delicious meal and relax with a glass of wine!

What does "doing it all" look like in your world?

“Doing it all” means finding the right balance in life between work, family and personal time. It’s a daily struggle finding the right balance but it’s important to do what makes you happy and not over think things too much. Social media and other pressures of society can make us all think we aren’t doing “enough” but we all know being a Mom is the toughest job in the world. If my family is happy at the end of each day then I have “done it all” even if just for that moment.

Why do you love working for Mac & Mia?

I love working at Mac & Mia because every day is different and exciting. Kid’s fashion is absolutely so much fun and I love learning about every customer and how I can help highlight their amazing and unique style. The wonderful part about our team is that everyone at Mac & Mia shares the same positive values. It’s refreshing and motivating working on a team where everyone encourages and supports one another.

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