In contrast to my last two outfits which were distinctly grey, both yesterday and today I have opted for splashes of bright colours, mainly in the form of tights.
I was thinking back to when I first bought a pair of coloured tights; perhaps two years ago?
Anyway, I was so terrified of wearing them and drawing attention to myself, but now, I just don’t care.



Yesterday involved coffee and wanderings with Mum, and getting soaked by a torrential downpour.
I am SO over this weather.

Today I have a quiet day planned, and a major urge to de-clutter my bedroom, which is very unlike me. But still, I can do that and catch up with the Masterchef final at the same time.



Apologies for the super lame poses, anyone else find it REALLY hard to know how to stand when taking photos?

I believe I have a quiet weekend ahead too, same as always in Laura land. But I don’t mind, quiet is good and with Strictly and X-factor on TV, I’m quite happy to be lazy, staying warm and dry.

What do your weekend plans involve?

Other than TV, I work tomorrow morning, and then perhaps I’ll do a bit more Christmas shopping, or some crafts.


63 comments for “Brights

  1. you must have a closet-full of tights?? :)) xxx love both outfits!

  2. You look great with both outfits! πŸ™‚

  3. I always seem to amaze my family with my tights- for someone as ‘reserved’ as me coloured tights didn’t seem me but like you i just find them very, freeing- a nice way to just let go!

    You look, as ever, utterly adorable and i don’t think your poses are lame- i always end up with a odd head tilt up to the right!

    Enjoy masterchef- it’s a good one!


  4. Fabulous outfits as always! The blue tights and ditsy skirt are divine together. Have a fab weeekend xxx

  5. Fabulous tights! So bright and wow! Have a grand weekend!

  6. You wear those colourful tights SO well. I wish I wasn’t so self-conscious when I wear bright tights.

    my weekend looks to be a quiet one too πŸ™‚

  7. That second dress is stunning on you, especially with the gorgeous tights.

    I do find it tough to take outfit photos and I feel awkward sometimes. I usually just try to find a pose that gets as much of the outfit in as possible so I only have to post one full body shot! πŸ™‚ Then I sometimes post details which are much easier to capture.

    I think your photos are always good.

  8. What a nice blog you’ve got! xoxo

  9. I am the worst person to ask about posing for photographs – I always become extremely self-conscious and have no clue how to pose! πŸ™‚

    I am truly envious of your tights – they’re so gorgeous! πŸ™‚

  10. I think that I’ll go out with a friend from Granada that has come to Barcelona this weekend πŸ™‚

    I’ve got the same problem as you with the pose, hahaha! By the way, the second outfit is just so cool, I love it! And those blue tights… wow!

    Have a nice weekend, dear!

  11. such cute tights xx

  12. Ooh i like that first dress.. is it a dress or a skirt and top actually?… Either way, its very pretty and something i’d definitely wear!
    Christmas shopping – for the first time ever im actually enjoying it this year! Probably because im not leaving it til last minute and getting in a panic over it, im just grabbing things as i see stuff i really like, much easier!!
    Heads up – there’s gorgeous make up brush sets in debenhams just now – natio, 6 brilliant brushes in a gorgeous wrap for only Β£19, thought you might be interested either for yourself or a present!!

  13. oh i simply adore coloured tights! theyre just so much fun and can really make an outfit…an outfit? haha i dont know..but yes, they are so awesome like!

  14. I feel slightly conscious too when I wear bright tights, I wish I’m braver:)

  15. i like your penchant for bright tights, love those prints on you hon

  16. I love both of those outfits. The colorful tights are so cute, I’ve been wanting to get some myself but I’ve been a bit hesitant about wearing them too. They’re so cute though, so what the heck, why not wear them! πŸ˜‰
    And I agree, it definitely is awkward posing while standing for pictures. I end up looking super silly or like I’m trying to be a model (Which I most definitely am not! πŸ˜‰ )

  17. MJ

    Coloured tights are amazing! I especially love them in the first outfit here.

  18. Good for you, darling ~ the bright tights are amazing!!


  19. ah you look lovely in both greyish or coloured clothes darling!
    my plans consist on only working for now 😐
    I should thought of starting my Christmas shopping!

  20. i definitely find it hard … what i do is look away o i wont be so self conscious and then i jsut move around lol i always end up getting the same poses all the time .

    i need tights like these im so done with the plain black ones .. everyone wears those i like these colors

  21. I love the colors! And you always have the best looking tights!!

  22. oh i love the bright color!

  23. Love Love Love bright tights. I’m addicted too. My weekend it going to be really quiet too, its going to involve hot chocolate and tv mostly i think x

  24. love all your tights collection!!!

    hace a nice weekend!

  25. i have been dying to wear a black dress with hot pink tights..but i’m so afraid to step out of my comfort zone. you look great with it though!

  26. Love those bright tights !!

  27. I really ADORE that first outfit, it looks amazing on you. The colour of the tights with that skirt is just perfect. Yeah I remember wearing red tights for the first time last year and thinking everyone was looking at me!

    nicola xx

  28. you have inspired me to expand my collection of tights! you look so beautiful in them – love your style girlie!

    right there with ya on loving quiet weekends πŸ™‚


  29. And why the hell should you care what others think, when you look so fab in those coloured tights? πŸ™‚


  30. Kb

    I love wearing coloured tights, though my friends think it’s slightly odd. Lol, I never know how to stand in photos, i need to delete a lot of photos where i look like a total idiot. However, everyone poses in their own style and I’m just trying to find mine. I think you always look great in your photos!

  31. beautiful, as usual. i adore the tights!

  32. I can’t imagine you not wearing fun tights πŸ™‚

    Even though you look great without tights. You look great regardless!

  33. YES! I love the bright colours! Bright, look at me tights are definite MUST in everyone’s wardrobe!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  34. I just finished watching the Masterchef final on iplayer and I was rooting for the guy who won so its all good πŸ™‚
    the weather is horrible. I had to turn on the light at 2pm today, it was that dark!

  35. love your colors!


  36. I love your brightly coloured tights (especially those blue ones paired with that skirt). C’est magnifique! ^__^

  37. I’m adoring that dress where is it from? Lucky you having a nice lazy weekend I shall be working in the pub!! have a nice time, lol.

  38. you look so cute in both pictures…

    i felt the urge to de-clutter and i did but halfway because i washed and didnt fold them up and they are still sitting in the hamper

    Vi from Cali

  39. I think Ive started associating you with tights.. πŸ™‚ Was looking at a purple and olive green one yesterdaty and immediately thought of you.

    Sigh. Anyway, I dont think I’ll be able to pull of colored tights.. But I might give it a try.



  40. you’re like a living doll. Seriously. I just love how you dress up yourself and your style is just so pretty.


    I Am Denise Katipunera

  41. I love love love the second outfit.

    My weekend plans involve work. BUT On Monday I’m driving 10 hours to go visit a friend in another state for a week! πŸ™‚

  42. Lol I recognize it, I never know how to pose and look so I always ending up with a boring or weird pose.

    You wear those tights really well. Every time I see your outfits, I say to myself that I really need to buy more tights haha

  43. love both outfits, esp the bright tights and the first skirt is wonderful!

  44. looks gorgeous on you! you wear it so well and have the perfect body to show off your legs, i mean why not draw attention to that πŸ™‚

  45. I love the second outfit! Bright tights rule! Good luck Christmas shopping πŸ™‚ xx

  46. I love your skirt and your dress – both so pretty!

    Also, you are inspiring me to collect some more pairs of colourful fun tights!

  47. Love have great tights, I love the colors.

  48. You always make me wanna wear colored tights πŸ˜€

  49. like the dress! I’m a huge sucker for these dresses…

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  50. I love your skirt and your dress πŸ™‚
    and I’m glad that someone shares my hates, haha !

  51. I love all your colourful tights πŸ™‚ you have a colour for every occasion! How are you lovely? Who are you rooting for in X factor? πŸ™‚ xoxo

  52. i love the colorful tights, looks good!

  53. Loveee the second look! And I totally feel you on the whole posing problem. We have been taking test shots on outfits for our store opening and I never know what to do with myself! But you’re doing great!

    -Lara from ClosetCat

  54. Anonymous

    I’m saying good bye to my mother this weekend, she’s going on a long trip! -Feather

  55. I love everything!! You look so pretty in the first outfit! I’m sorry to hear about the weather! It’s so hot here and I wish it was cold so I can layer up! xoxooxxoo

  56. You’re so good… doing your Christmas shopping in October. I’m very impressed. Good luck with that!

  57. love the looks & the poses, too! :))

  58. i love that second look with the pink tights. so cute!

  59. wow look at all your comments!
    deservedly so, these outfits are amazing – love them. especially the first one, that blue must’ve warmed up a cold english day considerably!


  60. i am OBSESSED with that dress. adorable. chic.

    sincerely, M