Hello, Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend? What did you get up to? We put our tree up on Saturday,
what it lacks in size, it makes up for in pretty-ness!


Yesterday I met up with two of the lovely girls I met over the Summer for a spot of shopping and catching up, that was FUN, especially as I hadn’t seen one of them for three months.

Today I’m again making the most of the slightly warmer temperatures (and central heating!) and wearing what I *want* to. I spied snow on the forecast for the end of the week so I’m making the most of it!

This dress was an absolute steal at Β£3 in the New Look sale a couple of years ago. I love it…it’s ridiculously comfortable.


I teamed it with possibly my favourite tights ever, courtesy of Tabio (who currently have free UK delivery).



And I’m back on the crazy hair.


It’s going redder this week, I’m excited!

What are your plans for the week ahead? I’m hoping to fit in some long over-due baking, it’s been a fair old while since I did some, and since I shared some recipes around on the blog!

68 comments for “Monday

  1. Once again love the crazy hair. Can;t wait to see it redder.

  2. I have the busiest week EVER coming up. Groan. Well not really groan because it’ll be very fun and exciting but still kinda knackering and I’m really overtired…

    Those tights are genius by the way. Do Tabio do nice winter patterned ones? I’m trying to track down a pair or two and the only place I can find is River Island and they’re so pricey!!

  3. Love the outfit and that dress is an amazing find! πŸ™‚

    My hair is generally crazy as I just dont have time or see the point when I’m just in school or uni πŸ™‚

    This week I have to finish my essay and hand it in, last week of term with 2 half days a carol concert in the cathedral a half day of teaching and the talent show! Then pub time finish my xmas shopping and then relax! πŸ™‚ so much to do so little time but it’ll be fine πŸ™‚

  4. Oh I love love love those tights!!!!

  5. Ah that’s a lovely dress. Nothing wrong with crazy lady hair – mine goes static in the winter, I think it’s all the layers and going from the cold into the warm, I look like I’m permanently plugged in to a Van Der Graaf Generator!

  6. what a steal for such a cute dress!

  7. I love your tree. It’s definitely really pretty.

    Those tights are amazing. They look really cool and go so well with the dress.

  8. What a wonderful little Christmas tree; so pretty!

    At the moment I can’t see the others pictures and comment them, but I’ll return later.

    Have a nice day!

  9. The dress is lovely, and the tights look perfect x

  10. we think your tree looks stunning
    we need to get ours up in the office!

    loving those tights btw!

  11. Your tree is ever so pretty, what a great base it has.

    Lovely checked dress, and what a bargain! Definitely a good idea to make the most of it before the snow hits again. Snow for crimbo would be good though!?!

    Hope you get in some baking this week. My plans are wrap the rest of my presents and work. Do have my guides christmas party tonight though so that should be fun!


  12. CC

    Your Christmas tree is adorable! Love the tights. πŸ™‚

  13. love the dress, and the tight are so sexy, love the outfit! This week I have 3 days of work and an exam on friday.

    xxx Charlie
    Enter my Christmas Giveaway!

  14. I love the tights, i really want to buy some more exciting patterned tights, but i loathe getting them from anywhere but primark bacause i am so talented when it comes to laddering them πŸ™

    my weekend was a total bore, but i did manage to get my xmas cards made, which i’ve been meaning to do for faar too long!

  15. I love your tree and those tights are amazing!!

    Thank you for your christmas card love, it arrived over the weekend πŸ™‚ x

  16. I love your tree the decorations are so pretty. I have been putting up Christmas decorations lately too.

  17. Love the tights! and what a steal that dress was!?

    You tree is very cute, I must take pictures of mine soon to xoxo

  18. I love your tree!!! It has so much personality. Crazy hair is a good thing.

  19. Adorable plaid dress!


  20. Sounds like a fun time — meeting up with friends always is, isn’t it? Your tree is lovely and I love the hair color πŸ™‚

  21. Precious! Love the hair!

  22. cool tree and tights!


  23. Ooh, what a fabulous ensemble, Laura – j’adore! And your Christmas tree is divine! I’m so glad that you have so many exciting plans for the week ahead! πŸ™‚

  24. hello lovely! cant wait for your new ‘do…deep red would be cool on you. Ive been thinkin of going dark plum-ish.. πŸ˜‰ x

  25. Great dress and your tree looks lovely. πŸ™‚

  26. How sexy are those tights? Thanks for your card and your kind words.
    Kandi xx

  27. Yay, I love getting the xmas tree up!
    Random observation of the day: you have really gorgeous eyebrows πŸ™‚

  28. ooh i’m going red this week too! i love your tights and the gingerbread tree decorations are adorable πŸ™‚ x

  29. nice dress! πŸ™‚



  30. I love your tree, and might I say your hair is looking gorgeous?! The touselled red look is totally working for you!

  31. Your tree is adorable!!

    Great photos – Love your outfit πŸ™‚

    KF x

  32. D.

    Oh, that’s a beautiful tree! And I love your dress too!

  33. ah lovely tree!! hope you get loads of pressies around it!:)

  34. That’s a nice tree…its actually a perfect size, in my opinion. We’re having warm temperatures here too, although I hear that’s about to drastically change.

    I love your outfit and love, love, love those tights. I’m quite jealous as I’m sure you can imagine!

  35. thanks for the comment sweetie! you’re always so nice! I love those tights =]

  36. Busy week with packing for Xmas break and closing with finals..but unfortunately it is wayy to cold over here so I am bundled up wherever i go!
    nice pictures though and rock the red, girl!

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  37. The tree looks lovely. And that dress is so cute – and such a bargain. xx

  38. I love those tights too…but I laddered mine before I had a chance to wear them out!
    Complete pants!

    Your Christmas tree is cute.


  39. I have kind of the same tights, but I bought them at Topshop!

  40. I ADORE those tights and the plaid (?) print is absolutely gorgeous! I loved your hair when you dyed it so I am excited to see how it will turn out πŸ™‚ Plus your Christmas tree is adorable- we don’t have one at home yet, I miss out 4 ft tree from uni πŸ™

    Maria xxx

  41. you look adorable πŸ˜€


  42. I loooove your hair that color! I’ve been dyeing my hair red for the past 5 months and I just adore it πŸ™‚

  43. Oh I love this look on you, Laura!! And your tree is adorbs πŸ˜‰

  44. wow can’t believe that dress was 3 quid..steal is right…it looks beautiful on you and I love the added detail with the tights <3

    and your tree is so pretty…

    Cheri xox

  45. Your hair is so crazy and sexy! I’m jealous. Lol.

    And I love those tights. They rock. xoxo

  46. Hah as long as it’s a pretty tree. I havent put mine up yet. Procrastination is so horrible. That’s a really cute dress! Your hair is pretty awesome πŸ™‚

  47. Looking great, perfect for the holiday season!

  48. Looking great, perfect for the holiday season!

  49. Looking great, perfect for the holiday season!

  50. Looking great, perfect for the holiday season!

  51. Looking great, perfect for the holiday season!

  52. Very pretty tree indeed. And the dress – so gorgeous, and what a great price!

  53. These smokey tones just suit you so well. I went clubbing on the weekend. Yay… love dancing the nighty night away!

  54. Now I can see all of the pictures….A lovely dress, looks comfortably indeed.

  55. dan

    Β£3? Amazing! Love them tights as well, I want some! xx

  56. Just left a comment on the Tabio post – I love these tights! I didn’t see them when I made my choice (I’ve got my first post on them up – I’m going to be styling them so many different ways). These are brilliant and I love the way you dressed them down with riding boots and that amazing Β£3 dress! (I love New Look: we went to their press event recently and there are some really great things coming up for spring).

    Love your tree – love the decor, just my taste.

    So glad you saw your friends – isn’t life just wonderful! Oh btw I’ve got a bowl of home made cookie dough in the refrigerator and ever night I just whip up a few hot fresh cookies – it’s a basic sugar cookie recipe I found online and I just whack in whatever I feel like – nuts, chocolate, even some crunch granola – but my favourite is just round simple vanilla cookies with one shiny silver ball in the centre. Have a lovely day! xox

  57. p.s. Love the ‘crazy’ hair and that you’re going more red: I was just thinking this morning – I’m meeting Sabine (Psynopsis) tonight for the first time – there’s something about redheads: Toni @ Fashion Cloud – Florence and the Machine.. it feels quite symbolic, you going more red- it’s like you’ve been in a cocoon and you’re emerging as the most beautiful butterfly.

    This is your time so spread your wings and FLY.

  58. Aw Laura! Your hair looks so good red, can’t wait to see it even redder. And those tights are lovely! x

  59. cute tree and cute tights!

  60. Anonymous

    3 pound!! I didn’t see that in New Look! I love it. -Becky