the world keeps turning

New Look skirt and tee (£7 and £3 respectivley), Dorothy Perkins tights (that Mae destroyed), Ellos boots.

What I attempted to wear yesterday, before the relentless rain meant a change of plan. This weather really isn’t helping motivate me to get on with life, I just want to curl up and read all day.

As it is, today I go back to work, with a 7:15am start to boot! I didn’t mention this before, but my 17 hours at work has been increased to 28 (including the early Wednesday surgery taking blood) which means no more relying on crazy amounts of overtime to make ends meet! Some weeks I was putting in over double my scheduled hours…this way it’s steady and I couldn’t be more delighted.

Because I’m doing a split morning; switching to reception duties at 8:30 I’m packing my change of clothes in my new backpack, sent c/o Fjӓllrӓven. I was sent the Kånken backpack, a retro, Scandinavian design that has remained unchanged since 1978 and is available in over 28 different colours so is perfect for the summer – at festivals, the beach or more every day things like, well, work! The bag costs £55, which I understand is a large outlay, but with things like backpacks I’ve found it pays to invest (I used to be a Scout, trust me I know!) and this has a fabulous pop out shape so it holds loads!

Massive thank you to Fjallraven; if you want to learn more about the brand, pop along to their website NOW!

Thank you so much to everyone for the sweet comments and general understanding over the last diffucult few weeks…honestly, it means so much to us all.


P.S. Happy Birthday Dad! I hope your enjoying your cake!

35 comments for “the world keeps turning

  1. Have a good day, hopefully work will fill your thoughts and help you feel better.

    Happy birthday to your dad, hope he has a good one.

    X x

  2. love those tights, such a lovely colour. I’m glad your work timetable has been ironed out, much better for you.

  3. Love that skirt 🙂 x

  4. Glad to hear your working schedule is better now. It’s god to have things to do when times get rough 🙂 Hope you feel better soon.

    Love the colours in your outfit, very sweet and somehow the outfit remainds me of a ballet dancer 🙂

  5. Lovely skirt- it’s such a pretty colour 🙂

    I really hope you’re all okay, I admire you so much whilst being so strong.

    Happy Birthday to your Dad! xx

  6. I’m so sorry to hear about your Nan, I’ve just been catching up on your posts. She sounds as though she was a wonderful lady xx

  7. love the colour combination in this outfit, hope you have a good day xx

  8. I’m loving the colours going on here- pretty pretty. *hugs* and well done on the extra hours, more money for pretty things 🙂 x

  9. Beautiful colours, I love pastels. And i really like that backbpack design! So retro.
    Hope you’re feeling a bit more positive today lovely.

    xx PC

  10. Amy

    You look lovely, that skirt is gorgeous, really ethereal looking.

  11. I love that bag – especially in that colour. I always thought I wouldn’t need a backpack anymore with leaving school but we always find uses for one with road trips or carting too many books to and from the library.

  12. beautiful outfit, i love your tee 🙂 that’s such great news about your job!



  13. cat

    You look like a very beautiful, very fragile angel. Lovely. x x x

  14. Those pastels look amazing on you. Naughty Mae, ruining your tights.

    Happy birthday to your dad.


  15. hope you’re doing okay babs. you know where i am if you fancy a chat 🙂 looking beaut as always tho. total bargains you got there as well! x

  16. This is my favourite outfit I have seen you in, I love the pastel colours with the vibrant tights.
    The relaxed silhouettes really suit your long lean frame.
    I hope your first day back at work was just what you needed 🙂

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

  17. I love the style of your skirt! Hope your first day back went ok 🙂

    Caroline x
    Caroline’s Catwalk

  18. I love the pastel colours in this outfit, I am looking for a new workbag so I will look at these!

    Maria xxx

  19. You look beautiful, I love the top you are wearing.
    My heart goes out to how you are feeling right now, im feeling exactly the same. I lost my beloved Gran on Sunday, so you know where I am if you need to talk things through.

    Jess x

  20. oooohhh a very pretty skirt. Fantastic news about work.

  21. What a bargain outfit you managed to find! God bless New Look!

    Kate x

  22. You look lovely, as always! Who’d have thought of pairing those tights with that outfit…amazing! That’s also fab news about your job xxx

  23. That skirt is so beautiful!

    Hope your work is going well. Keep your head above the water 🙂 xo

  24. Glad about the work! This is a very pretty look!

  25. Mat

    they’re a quality backpack, really durable and ace design. i’ve never had one but know people who have. lucky

  26. You look so angelic, I love the floaty skirt and tee. Hope you had a good first day back at work. Happy birthday to your Dad x

  27. Gorgeous colours here Laura.

    Glad to hear that work is less stressful with your schedule now sorted.

  28. That skirt is so gorgeous x

  29. The skirt is a delight to my eyes!

  30. I’m jealous of that bag, I’ve been looking for a decent rucksack. Glad work is going well for you, and hope you’re doing ok.


  31. That skirt is so pretty, I love the colour xx

  32. That skirt is incredible, I love it. I want to make one like it now.

  33. I have been wanting one of those bags for ages…must get round to treating myself. I think you look fantastic in this outfit!