First post of 2013...

Well happy new year everyone!

How was your New Year's? Mine was low key but lovely - watching the fireworks on the beach with thousands of other people. Makes a change from my usual "slumped in front of Jools Holland's show with wine in hand" tradition.



I also want to do something that Gemma made a video about - essentially cherishing those good memories of the year and creating a visual scrapbook. It's a nice, sentimental move and I really hope I have some good experiences I can add to it.

Still some things never change and yesterday I popped out for dunch (dinner/lunch) at the marina in the same old Topshop jeans that you have seen many times and of course, a blazer :)

This one is from River Island and although I can't find a link for it I know that it is no doubt languishing in some sales pile somewhere. The silver tweed effect definitely reeks of "party season".





Blazer: River Island
Blouse: ASOS (one of my favourite tops of 2011!) - Link!
Jeans: Topshop - Link!
Bag: Alexander Wang - Link!
Sunglasses: Celine

Here's to a great year for all of us :)

What are your resolutions/goals for 2013?

73 comments:

  1. Happy New Year!
    I have just been and stocked up on too many lotions and potions for my hair so that's on my list too!
    Here's to a good 2013 with (hopefully) good hair days ;) x

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    1. yes please! I have had some shocking hair days recently (more because I just cannot be bothered :) so I want effortlessly good hair. Probably should stop messing with the colour :)

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  2. i want to lose weight and work harder.very sensible haha. happy new year, gorgeous x

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    1. Thanks Patricia - hope you have a truly fantastic year and that you work hard ;) haha

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  3. One of my resolutions is to make contact with anyone whose post I've enjoyed, whether it be by twitter or a comment, to tell them so. I'm guilty of reading and then closing the page, especially with bigger bloggers such as yourself, imagining that comments don't really mean anything to them because you no doubt get so many. But every comment I get makes me smile, so I'm sure it does the same to you! Happy New Year Laura x

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    1. Ah I loved this resolution Tabitha. I am guilty of doing the same thing - reading a post, enjoying and clicking off...comments do mean a lot. Blogging is all about the engagement so I think I may just copy you :)

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  4. Happy New Year, Laura! Your beach photos look beautiful and like such a good time. This outfit is the perfect mix of glam meets casual, I love it. Your sunglasses help with the incognito celeb look too ;)

    My resolutions for 2013 are to wash my face every night before bed, and to work on my blog more to get more visits and engagement!

    Hope to see you in Seattle soon! xoxo

    Alyson
    www.crushingonclothes.com

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    1. Ah thank you Alyson! I wish you all the best for the year and maybe I will see you again for outfit posts and Hendricks...not sure exactly when but possibly in the summer :)

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  5. Happy New Year Laura! The fireworks display looks amazing! :)

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    1. They were coming from all directions - it was amazing to see. And free :) haha

      Happy new year to you :) x

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  6. The fireworks in Dubai look amazing! We don't get any here in Oman so it's even more low key for me. That blazer is phenomenal. For 2013 I'm considering going teetotal - need to start taking care of myself better
    Happy new year Laura
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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    1. Thanks Nina! Ah but you are lucky because Oman is so beautiful. I like a low key New Year's - maybe I am just cheap and refuse to pay 1000s of AED for a dinner :) haha

      Good luck with your goal - I should probably do the same!

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  7. Love your bag!
    I havent got any resolutions yet, so thanks for reminded me!!...and of course happy new year 2013 !;)

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    1. I love this bag - the size is perfect and it's become my go to "popping out" bag :)

      Have a great year :)

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  8. Dubai's fireworks are always amazing! We had a lowkey new years eve here in Abu Dhabi but I was secretly pleased because I just wanted to be boring and chill!

    I love the blazer! It reminds me of a kimono style jacket that Zara had last year but that was in a gold shade. I think you would probably have liked that too! xx

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    1. I think I have that :) haha. I like that kind of unstructured jacket. Good for days when you sort of cant be bothered but dont want anyone to think that :)

      Boring and chill are words that definitely define my New Year's - every year :) haha

      Hope you have a great year xxx

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  9. Happy New Year, Laura & all the best wishes for you! <3
    The photos of the fireworks are amazing and your outfit is great. :)
    xx

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  10. Happy New Year :* I hope it will be fabolous to you :) I love the photos!

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  11. Happy new year, Laura! The fireworks on the beach look amazing! Love the blazer and of course your bag! This year, I am going to work on going to the gym and not eating like such a glutonous fatty!

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  12. I just love that blouse!

    For my 2013 New Years resolution - I'd like to re-work my body into the physique of a fitness model. Aiming too high? Oh, yea - probably :-)
    But I'll still give it a go.

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  13. Looks amazing! Greetings from Munich! Happy New Year!
    Vanessa - PureGlam.tv

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  14. Dubai looks so pretty!
    I'm lusting over the topshop jeans!
    Have a fabulous 2013! I look forward to reading more of your posts this year! xo

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  16. wow Dubai had an amazing firework display! how perfect to be watching that on the beach! happy new year!!

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  17. Happy New Year Laura. The photos are beautiful! x

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  18. Lovey outfit and photos! I hope you had a fantastic New Year and that 2013 brings you all the luck and happiness you deserve! :) ♥
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  19. love your ASOS top! I've got a thing for sheer fabric right now!

    beccy, xoxo

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  20. The fireworks look fab. I got that ASOS top for Christmas after seeing it on you. Love! It is one of the few tops I can wear with red lipstick. I've been wearing it with wild card from Benefit, coincidentally one of the few red lipsticks I feel comfortable wearing!!!

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  21. Happy New Year Laura! Those fireworks - wow :)

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  22. Happy New Year! Those fireworks look amazing! :)
    xxxx

    leishaaxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Happy 2013! Looks like you had an amazing New Year, those fireworks are gorgeous!

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

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  24. Lovely blazer! Looks like you had a fantabulous New Year's eve!


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    C
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  25. You're such a peach, Laura! Love your posts!
    New Years resolution: Take better care of myself.
    Glad to see you had a good New Years! Here's to another post-filled year! :D

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  26. very nice fireworks photos! and i love your top with that unexpected touch of mesh detail <3
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  28. Happy 2013 Laura! Here's to what I hope will be a fabulous year for us all!
    As I have to get into a bikini in 4 wks my goals for Jan are all about getting into shape & losing that pudding I seem to have developed over Xmas!!!!
    Happy Thursday Hun xoxo
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  29. Such pretty firework photos! Happy 2013!

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  31. Happy new year! I love the feeling of a fresh new year. i know some people think it's a bit cheesy to look at it like that, but it works for me. My goals are to travel a bit more, make some progress in my career and to pay off those pesky student debts that i still have lingering! xxx

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  32. I picked up some Topshop jeans yesterday and they are the comfiest things i own! Topshop do the best jeans haha! I hope you had a wonderful new year and a wonderful 2013!!:) xxx

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  33. Love your Alexander Wang bag its so gorgeous and different to the usual black version!
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  34. Looks like a pretty unbelievable 'low key' new years to me!! What beach is this on?? So pretty!

    Love the outfit...the blazer is perfection!

    I'm still working out setting my goals and will be sharing them on my blog tomorrow!

    xo
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  35. Just bought the same jacket! Happy new year my lovely! xx

    South Molton St Style

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  36. Happy New Year Laura! Beautiful pictures of the firework display, I imagine New Year in Dubai is quite something! x

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  37. I want to revamp my closet. And procrastinate a little less.

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  38. I wish that I had gone out to watch fireworks! I ended up hanging out with a couple of friends just messing around. It was good, but I definitely want to go out and enjoy a New Year's celebration in the future.

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  39. Oh my gosh I love your bag! Perfect!

    xoBrittany
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  40. Hi Laura,
    Happy new year! Just wondering, does that top get sweaty or hot at all, being Polyester? I live in Australia so it's imperative to get breathable fabrics!
    Thanks,
    Juliette

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  41. Don't you mean favourite tops of "2012"? Not 2011 ;)
    I was so excited that the top was on sale! I just ordered one because I love peplum, and was envying your posts. Happy new year!

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  42. what a cute blazer!

    so chic
    xx
    jen
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  43. Fireworks on the beach! What a great way to start the year! Happy New Year to you!
    Catherine xo

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  44. Happy 2013 Laura! That blazer looks fab on you! I definitely want to try and get fitter... We'll see :-S

    Jo x amomentwithjo

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  45. Happy new year Laura!

    My new years resolutions are to drink less gin, save more money and read more. The first two are so boring that I'm going to have to find some pretty good books to make this UK winter less miserable.

    http://www.onmynailstoday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  46. I swear I can come to your page and filter out most of top shops good pieces I love it! My resolution is to drink less, blog more and save more so I can travel more

    - Jacqueline xx

    www.the-prettylittlethings.blogspot.com.au

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  47. Adore the sheer top!!

    Aimee
    XOXO
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  48. Your New Year's Eve photos are amazing! I love that jacket, I have the same one in a different pattern and find the fit to be really flattering x

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  49. Love the blazer, I'm in need of a new one!

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  50. Just found your blog and love it! I lve the blazer in this post.
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  51. The blazer in gold from River Island is currently in the ASOS sale.

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  52. I love that top - it is gorgeous!!! :)
    Happy New Year!
    LaceyLoves x

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  53. Need more posts laura, missing your blogging! :)

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  54. Love the outfit - especially the bag :)
    Great blog....newest follower!
    XO
    Jessy
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