the night before the night before

Ack, tomorrow is Christmas Eve! Scary stuff. I don’t ever start feeling truly festive until after we’ve celebrated Mum’s birthday…so here’s to Santa hats and glitter all round!

Mum thanks you all deeply for the birthday wishes, she was really touched by them. I think she had a nice day,
we ended up going on an epic trek to post Christmas cards through doors yesterday as the roads mean driving isn’t a very wise idea. Oh man 2 hours later and numb from cold we were regretting that idea!


I wear this jumper dress entirely too much! I love it though the baggy shape is somehow flattering and I always get a bunch of compliments. These tights remain my current favourite, I’m trying to narrow down my Tabio wishlist as I’m hoping to expand my tights collection somewhat in the new year…I mean, why not get in to triple figures? I’m almost there!


I can’t resist posting photos of Flash, he’s just so…easy to capture (he doesn’t move very fast these days!). He’s such a sweetheart in his old age and just loves to cuddle.


I’m so in love with this necklace from MyFlashTrash and I’m more than a little bit obsessed with the site! The owner, Amber has a real eye for sourcing unusual designs from new and emerging talent and there are new arrivals almost daily.

And finally…I have a JOB! I was offered it last week (nothing majorly exciting, admin at a doctors surgery) but kept quiet until I’d made relevant phonecalls and it was all official. It’s going to be 12 hours a week which isn’t an awful lot but I haven’t worked in so long I’m excited to get back in to it!

And that’s it.

Are you all ready for Christmas now?


57 comments for “the night before the night before

  1. Congratulations on your job!

    PS I love your animal print trapper hat!

  2. That typewriter necklace is amazing!

    And congrats on your new job!

  3. Congrats on your new job! And the colour of those tights is fab!
    Ang xxx

  4. love the dress you are wearing! the name of your post is way too cute. hope you are feeling festive and jolly but not too cold. just got to sweden last night and it’s -20 outside… trekking in to town this afternoon and have a feeling my toes will be numb by the end too! xx

  5. Congrats on the job!
    That typewriter necklace is adorable!

  6. Congratulations on getting a job! That’s great news lovely!

    And I wish my guinea pigs would move a bit slower sometimes, they are really hard to capture, haha!

    xxx Charlie
    Enter my Christmas Giveaway!

  7. Happy Christmas Eve Eve!!! That jumper looks so warm!

    I love that necklace, it’s so unique.

    and a huge congrats on the job!

  8. Congratulations on the job! πŸ˜€ I love those tights and that necklace is to die for…methinks some of my money is going to be heading towards them after Xmas! Merry Christmas to you lovie, I hope you have a lovely one (Your card should arrive at some point, let me know when it does :D)

    Maria xxx

  9. i’m still not even feeling alittle bit festive πŸ™ but i have a lot to do to cram into the next day, so perhaps that;’s not such a bad thing! i’m looking forward to a week of’s been ages since i have been able to just sit around with a book without feeling guilty that there are so manty other things i should be doing..
    congrats on the job, and the typewriter necklace is truly awesome!!

  10. Ohhh congrats on the job! That really is great. And your cat is just so cute.
    Also, it just hit me today, that tomorrow is Christmas eve, I was stunned as well. It happened so fast.


  11. Yay for getting a job! I’ve always wondered about the mechanics behind a doctor’s office/surgery…looks like a fashionable girl’s gonna find out! πŸ˜‰

    I love your red tights…for some reason I focused on the leopard print ‘kennel’…please tell me you have a leopard print dress to go with your tights! Not that your jumper dress isn’t fantastic too:)


  12. you look AMAZING. I can see why those tights are your favourite.

    Huge congratulations on the new job!! That’s very very exciting πŸ˜€

  13. Congratulations on the job my little star! Such wonderful news…and your tights dress combo is wonderfully fabulous!

    Heres to a wonderful 2011!


  14. Congrats on the job! You deserve it πŸ™‚ xx

  15. triple figures for tights!!?? thats impressive!! congrats on the job my dear!! so happy for you πŸ™‚ x

  16. Congratz on the job, I’m loving that necklace xoxo

  17. The tights are stunning and the necklace is adorable too.

    Congratulations on the job πŸ™‚ x

  18. We love that jumper – perfect for the winter months !

  19. Kim

    Gorgeous jumper dress πŸ™‚ Loving the orange tights! Congratulations on your new job πŸ™‚ xxx

  20. Kb

    Congrats on the job, that’s great news! Looks like 2011 is shaping up as having lots of potential for you. Loving the orange tights too!

  21. That necklace is absolutely gorgeous. I love it, the detail on it is gorgeous.
    I adore jumper dresses too – and I have those tights!

  22. Congrats on your new job!

  23. Aww, congrats on the job. What a nice Christmas present! x

  24. Well done Laura, this is great news!! I’m really happy for you!

    And I really like your festive outfit! and this necklace is lovely!

    xx Iris

  25. Firstly CONGRATULATIONS on your job, thats brilliant news.
    Secondly i love the colour of those tights.
    Thirdly i need that typewriter necklace in my life.
    Finally have a fantastic Christmas xx

  26. Congratulations my lovely, on the job! What fantastic news just before xmas πŸ™‚

    Those tights are lovely and festive. x

  27. dan

    Congrats on the job! Wish I could get one, Im seriously lacking in money right now.
    Love that necklace! xx

  28. I love that dress, I love Flash..

    CONGRATULATIONS on your job!!! And best of luck with it! Enjoy your last few days of freedom! x

  29. Lovely necklace, darling Laura!


  30. I DREAM about red tights! You look absolutely adorable! Happy Holidays doll!

    xx – Lera

  31. I DREAM about red tights! You look absolutely adorable! Happy Holidays doll!

    xx – Lera

  32. Love the dress + tights combo =]!

  33. congrats on the job!!!!! That sounds so great πŸ™‚

    And I am so glad you got home safely from your expedition with your mother πŸ™‚ Sounds epic!

    Have a fantastic christmas πŸ™‚


  34. I am so ready for Christmas now I have finished work for three days and my shopping is all done :))

    Love the first pic and congrats on your new job heres to a very good New Year and have a wonderful Christmas xoxo

  35. Congratulations that’s brilliant news about the job! You look lovely in the jumper dress, I love your tights! Hope you have a lovely Christmas! x

  36. Well done you clever girl!!! Hope you have a fab Christmas
    Kandi xx

  37. Congrats on your new job. I love these pictures!
    xoxo from Hannie

  38. Gorgeous dress – I love the colours. It’s nice and festive!

    Just one day left to enter the Licentiate giveaway!

  39. Love your jumper dress/ tights combo!
    Merry Christmas and congrats on your job

  40. Congratulations on your job! I love your red tights x

  41. I have a pair of orange tights that are my favorite too! And gosh that necklace is crazy amazing–I need to check out site asap!

    ooh and congrats on the new job πŸ™‚



  42. I love your sweater, it is indeed flattering and lovely! And also how cute is that necklace!
    Congrats on the job πŸ™‚

  43. lovely photo of you and congratulations on your job, very exciting! i’m glad your mom had a happy bday and i CAN’T BELIEVE you made the effort to post cards on people’s doors…that’s so sweet lol your kitty is so cute curled up. could you show us what’s in that magazine? it looks interesting and i’ve never read one from where you live : ) have a Merry Christmas! i’m so ready for my three day holiday weekend.

  44. ive wanted a typewritter necklace for a while.

    congrats on getting the job! hope it doesnt overwork you

    happy holidays

    Vi from Cali

  45. your tights definitely brings out the jolly x-mas spirit πŸ™‚

    eclectic du jour

  46. those tights are fantastic! you pull them off very easily. stay warm & safe! we’re having some bad weather here too!

  47. Congratulations on the job. You are looking so beautiful lately.. wishing you good health and good fashion in 2011! Merry Christmas πŸ™‚

  48. Can’t remember if I said so on twitter but congrats on the job!

    Happy Christmas!

  49. Happy Christmas gorgeous! And uber-congrats on the job front… Lots of festive hugs, Xxxc

  50. your blog is great! nice shots<3

  51. Those red tights are divine! x

    P.S. Congrats on the job!

  52. Anonymous

    That type writer necklace is so you. Congrats on the job! That’s fantastic. ^_^

  53. That little typewriter is possibly one of the cutest things ever

  54. Congrats on your new job!!!! Yay!