Farewell to the Festive Season

The decorations are down, the chocolates have long ago been eaten and today is the day where most of us will return to normal after the crazy, hazy couple of weeks that Christmas brings. I’m a little sad to see it all go to be honest, despite an up and down love of the season…there’s something so magical about the anticipation building throughout December, and the New Year is a bit of an anti-climax. Still, there’s plenty to look forward to in 2015 and I do have a final set of Christmas jumper photos to share so it’s not all bad!

Jumper: Topshop (at least three years ago) | Skirt: Primark | Boots c/o Ikrush

I remember feeling a huge amount of guilt over spending £42 on this jumper from Topshop a few winters ago. That guilt has long since diminished as out of my Christmas jumper collection this is hands down the most worn and most loved and it’s the kind of jumper that actually gets better with age. Plus it’s a penguin, in a santa hat…I needed it! I wore this outfit for work on Christmas Eve which now feels like a lifetime ago. The skirt was £3 in Primark last January and it’s been hanging up waiting to be worn ever since I bought it home. I was clearly swayed by the sequins and bargain price tag- it was originally £14…now I’ve taken the plunge and worn it I fully intend to wear it as often as possible, it’s never the wrong time of day/month/year for sequins!
I hope everyone had a truly wonderful Festive season. Mine really was lovely, spent with family and friends, with my trust buddy Mae to keep me entertained- there’s never a dull moment when she’s around even if it does sometimes involve live mice being chucked in to the house!
I’m still finalising my goals for the year ago- goals, not resolutions. I have a head swimming with thoughts but have yet been able to translate them on to a written page. Watch this space- and do share yours below, inspiration welcome!


8 comments for “Farewell to the Festive Season

  1. Awww, that jumper is the cutest and that skirt is an absolute bargain! 🙂

  2. I’m sad it’s all over for another year! Great outfit 🙂

  3. I’m actually glad the festive season is over as it was a tough one for me, but parts of it were still great.

    Love the jumper and of course May’s guest appearance 🙂

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

  4. Love this outfit, that skirt is gorgeous!

    Maria xxx

  5. All your chocolate has gone already? I’m still going. Best of luck for this year.

    Buckets & Spades

  6. I hate the comedown after Christmas, it’s hard when that magical season ends and all the craziness of the New Year comes in. I love the photos of Mae and you look as lovely as ever Laura – I’ve loved all of your Christmassy posts! – Tasha xxx

  7. Bargain skirt! It’s so pretty. I love reading about other people’s goals…my big one is to learn how to drive! x

    Josie’s Journal

  8. So pleased to hear you had a good festive season hun. And may I just agree that you should wear sequins as often as you can! Every girl needs a little bit of sparkle…. Even out cat has a sparkle collar, not that I am sure HE loves it as much as we do..

    I haven’t made any resolutions this year, other than being a kind as possible and to be happy. After a crappy year health wise last year I am hoping this one will be much kinder.

    X x